> ALL TIME > OPENINGS UNDER 3,000 THEATERS

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BIGGEST OPENINGS AT LESS THAN 3,000 THEATERS
(1982-Present)


Note: This chart only shows the top 200 movies, regardless of sorting.
RankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening*% of TotalTheaters / Avg.Total Gross^Release
1 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace Fox $64,820,970 15.0% 2,970 $21,825 $431,088,295 5/19/99
2 Straight Outta Compton Uni. $60,200,180 37.4% 2,757 $21,835 $161,197,785 8/14/15
3 Batman Forever WB $52,784,433 28.7% 2,842 $18,572 $184,031,112 6/16/95
4 8 Mile Uni. $51,240,555 43.9% 2,470 $20,745 $116,750,901 11/8/02
5 Independence Day Fox $50,228,264 16.4% 2,882 $17,428 $306,169,268 7/3/96
6 Jurassic Park Uni. $47,026,828 13.2% 2,404 $19,561 $357,067,947 6/11/93
7 Batman Returns WB $45,687,711 28.1% 2,644 $17,279 $162,831,698 6/19/92
8 Batman and Robin WB $42,872,605 40.0% 2,934 $14,612 $107,325,195 6/20/97
9 Scary Movie Mira. $42,346,669 27.0% 2,912 $14,542 $157,019,771 7/7/00
10 The Conjuring WB (NL) $41,855,326 30.5% 2,903 $14,418 $137,400,141 7/19/13
11 Ride Along Uni. $41,516,170 30.8% 2,663 $15,590 $134,938,200 1/17/14
12 The Vow SGem $41,202,458 33.0% 2,958 $13,929 $125,014,030 2/10/12
13 Shutter Island Par. $41,062,440 32.1% 2,991 $13,729 $128,012,934 2/19/10
14 Twister WB $41,059,405 17.0% 2,414 $17,008 $241,721,524 5/10/96
15 Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail LGF $41,030,947 45.3% 2,032 $20,192 $90,508,336 2/20/09
16 The Lion King BV $40,888,194 13.1% 2,552 $16,022 $312,855,561 6/15/94
17 Batman WB $40,489,746 16.1% 2,194 $18,454 $251,188,924 6/23/89
18 The Fast and the Furious Uni. $40,089,015 27.7% 2,628 $15,254 $144,533,925 6/22/01
19 The Waterboy BV $39,414,071 24.4% 2,664 $14,795 $161,491,646 11/6/98
20 Magic Mike WB $39,127,170 34.4% 2,930 $13,354 $113,721,571 6/29/12
21 Lone Survivor Uni. $37,849,910 30.3% 2,875 $13,165 $125,095,601 12/25/13
22 Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls WB $37,804,076 34.9% 2,652 $14,254 $108,385,533 11/10/95
23 Air Force One Sony $37,132,505 21.5% 2,919 $12,720 $172,956,409 7/25/97
24 Interview with the Vampire WB $36,389,705 34.6% 2,604 $13,975 $105,264,608 11/11/94
25 Star Wars (Special Edition) Fox $35,906,661 26.0% 2,104 $17,065 $138,257,865 1/31/97
26 Gladiator DW $34,819,017 18.6% 2,938 $11,851 $187,705,427 5/5/00
27 Ransom BV $34,216,088 25.1% 2,676 $12,786 $136,492,681 11/8/96
28 The Purge Uni. $34,058,360 52.8% 2,536 $13,430 $64,473,115 6/7/13
29 Wedding Crashers NL $33,900,720 16.2% 2,925 $11,589 $209,255,921 7/15/05
30 The Devil Inside Par. $33,732,515 63.3% 2,285 $14,763 $53,261,944 1/6/12
31 Think Like a Man SGem $33,636,303 36.7% 2,015 $16,693 $91,547,205 4/20/12
32 101 Dalmatians (1996) BV $33,504,025 24.6% 2,794 $11,991 $136,189,294 11/27/96
33 The Haunting DW $33,435,140 36.6% 2,808 $11,907 $91,411,151 7/23/99
34 A Bug's Life BV $33,258,052 20.4% 2,686 $12,382 $162,798,565 11/20/98
35 Lethal Weapon 3 WB $33,243,086 23.0% 2,510 $13,244 $144,731,527 5/15/92
36 Superbad Sony $33,052,411 27.2% 2,948 $11,211 $121,463,226 8/17/07
37 Rush Hour NL $33,001,803 23.4% 2,638 $12,510 $141,186,864 9/18/98
38 Scream 2 Dim. $32,926,342 32.5% 2,663 $12,364 $101,363,301 12/12/97
39 Blade II NL $32,528,016 39.5% 2,707 $12,016 $82,348,319 3/22/02
40 Terminator 2: Judgment Day TriS $31,765,506 15.5% 2,274 $13,969 $204,843,345 7/3/91
41 Saw II Lions $31,725,652 36.5% 2,949 $10,758 $87,039,965 10/28/05
42 The Truman Show Par. $31,542,121 25.1% 2,315 $13,625 $125,618,201 6/5/98
43 The Purge: Election Year Uni. $31,515,110 39.9% 2,796 $11,271 $79,042,440 7/1/16
44 Liar Liar Uni. $31,423,025 17.3% 2,845 $11,045 $181,410,615 3/21/97
45 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Fox $31,126,882 17.9% 2,222 $14,008 $173,585,516 11/20/92
46 Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour BV $31,117,834 47.7% 683 $45,561 $65,281,781 2/1/08
47 Bringing Down the House BV $31,101,026 23.4% 2,801 $11,103 $132,716,677 3/7/03
48 Into the Woods BV $31,051,923 24.3% 2,440 $12,726 $128,002,372 12/25/14
49 Star Trek: First Contact Par. $30,716,131 33.4% 2,812 $10,923 $92,027,888 11/22/96
50 Knocked Up Uni. $30,690,990 20.6% 2,871 $10,690 $148,768,917 6/1/07
51 Bruno Uni. $30,619,130 51.0% 2,756 $11,110 $60,054,530 7/10/09
52 Saving Private Ryan DW $30,576,104 14.1% 2,463 $12,414 $216,540,909 7/24/98
53 Bram Stoker's Dracula Col. $30,521,679 37.0% 2,491 $12,252 $82,522,790 11/13/92
54 The Happening Fox $30,517,109 47.3% 2,986 $10,220 $64,506,874 6/13/08
55 Dear John SGem $30,468,614 38.1% 2,969 $10,262 $80,014,842 2/5/10
56 Unbreakable BV $30,330,771 31.9% 2,708 $11,200 $95,011,339 11/22/00
57 The Lion King (in 3D) BV $30,151,614 32.0% 2,330 $12,941 $94,242,001 9/16/11
58 The X-Files Fox $30,138,758 35.9% 2,629 $11,464 $83,898,313 6/19/98
59 The Best Man Holiday Uni. $30,107,555 42.7% 2,024 $14,875 $70,525,195 11/15/13
60 DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story Fox $30,070,196 26.3% 2,694 $11,161 $114,326,736 6/18/04
61 The Exorcism of Emily Rose SGem $30,054,300 40.0% 2,981 $10,081 $75,072,454 9/9/05
62 Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion LGF $30,030,661 47.5% 2,194 $13,687 $63,257,940 2/24/06
63 The Purge: Anarchy Uni. $29,816,675 41.4% 2,805 $10,630 $71,962,800 7/18/14
64 What Lies Beneath DW $29,702,959 19.1% 2,813 $10,559 $155,464,351 7/21/00
65 The Flintstones Uni. $29,688,730 22.7% 2,498 $11,885 $130,531,208 5/27/94
66 Pocahontas BV $29,531,619 20.9% 2,569 $11,495 $141,579,773 6/16/95
67 Gran Torino WB $29,484,388 19.9% 2,808 $10,500 $148,095,302 12/12/08
68 Ghostbusters II Col. $29,472,894 26.2% 2,410 $12,229 $112,494,738 6/16/89
69 Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Par. $29,355,021 14.9% 2,327 $12,614 $197,171,806 5/24/89
70 Now You See Me LG/S $29,350,389 24.9% 2,925 $10,034 $117,723,989 5/31/13
71 Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too? LGF $29,289,537 48.7% 2,155 $13,591 $60,095,852 4/2/10
72 Think Like a Man Too SGem $29,241,911 44.9% 2,225 $13,142 $65,182,182 6/20/14
73 The Blair Witch Project Art. $29,207,381 20.8% 1,101 $26,528 $140,539,099 7/16/99
74 Toy Story BV $29,140,617 15.2% 2,457 $11,860 $191,796,233 11/22/95
75 Doctor Dolittle Fox $29,014,324 20.1% 2,777 $10,448 $144,156,605 6/26/98
76 Inside Man Uni. $28,954,945 32.7% 2,818 $10,274 $88,513,495 3/24/06
77 Cast Away Fox $28,883,406 12.4% 2,774 $10,412 $233,632,142 12/22/00
78 Titanic Par. $28,638,131 4.8% 2,674 $10,710 $600,788,188 12/19/97
79 Meet the Parents Uni. $28,623,300 17.2% 2,614 $10,950 $166,244,045 10/6/00
80 Obsessed SGem $28,612,730 41.9% 2,514 $11,381 $68,261,644 4/24/09
81 Mama Uni. $28,402,310 39.7% 2,647 $10,730 $71,628,180 1/18/13
82 Erin Brockovich Uni. $28,138,465 22.4% 2,848 $9,880 $125,595,205 3/17/00
83 Back to the Future Part II Uni. $27,835,125 23.5% 1,865 $14,925 $118,450,002 11/22/89
84 The Matrix WB $27,788,331 16.2% 2,849 $9,753 $171,479,930 3/31/99
85 Mamma Mia! Uni. $27,751,240 19.3% 2,976 $9,325 $144,130,063 7/18/08
86 Jarhead Uni. $27,726,210 44.3% 2,411 $11,499 $62,658,220 11/4/05
87 Along Came Polly Uni. $27,721,185 31.5% 2,984 $9,289 $88,097,164 1/16/04
88 The Ugly Truth Sony $27,605,576 31.1% 2,882 $9,579 $88,915,214 7/24/09
89 The Devil Wears Prada Fox $27,537,244 22.1% 2,847 $9,672 $124,740,460 6/30/06
90 Space Jam WB $27,528,529 30.5% 2,650 $10,388 $90,418,342 11/15/96
91 The Rugrats Movie Par. $27,321,470 27.2% 2,782 $9,820 $100,494,675 11/20/98
92 Les Miserables (2012) Uni. $27,281,735 18.3% 2,814 $9,695 $148,809,770 12/25/12
93 The Bourne Identity Uni. $27,118,640 22.3% 2,638 $10,280 $121,661,683 6/14/02
94 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Par. $26,853,816 21.1% 2,988 $8,987 $127,509,326 12/25/08
95 Flubber BV $26,725,207 28.7% 2,641 $10,119 $92,977,226 11/26/97
96 Dawn of the Dead Uni. $26,722,575 45.3% 2,745 $9,735 $59,020,957 3/19/04
97 The Sixth Sense BV $26,681,262 9.1% 2,161 $12,346 $293,506,292 8/6/99
98 The Pursuit of Happyness Sony $26,541,709 16.2% 2,852 $9,306 $163,566,459 12/15/06
99 Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan Fox $26,455,463 20.6% 837 $31,607 $128,505,958 11/3/06
100 Hollow Man Sony $26,414,386 36.1% 2,956 $8,935 $73,209,340 8/4/00
101 Beverly Hills Cop II Par. $26,348,555 17.2% 2,326 $11,327 $153,665,036 5/20/87
102 Bridesmaids Uni. $26,247,410 15.5% 2,918 $8,995 $169,106,725 5/13/11
103 GoldenEye MGM $26,205,007 24.6% 2,667 $9,825 $106,429,941 11/17/95
104 The Help BV $26,044,590 15.4% 2,534 $10,278 $169,708,112 8/10/11
105 The Perfect Guy SGem $25,888,154 45.4% 2,221 $11,656 $57,027,435 9/11/15
106 True Lies Fox $25,869,770 17.7% 2,368 $10,924 $146,282,411 7/15/94
107 Big Momma's House Fox $25,661,041 21.8% 2,802 $9,158 $117,559,438 6/2/00
108 About Last Night (2014) SGem $25,649,011 52.7% 2,253 $11,384 $48,637,684 2/14/14
109 Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves WB $25,625,602 15.5% 2,369 $10,817 $165,493,908 6/14/91
110 Total Recall Sony $25,533,700 21.4% 2,060 $12,395 $119,394,840 6/1/90
111 The Nutty Professor (1996) Uni. $25,411,725 19.7% 2,115 $12,015 $128,814,019 6/28/96
112 The Firm Par. $25,400,000 16.0% 2,393 $10,614 $158,348,367 7/2/93
113 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles NL $25,398,367 18.8% 2,006 $12,661 $135,265,915 3/30/90
114 Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection LGF $25,390,575 38.7% 2,161 $11,749 $65,653,242 6/29/12
115 Gnomeo and Juliet BV $25,356,909 25.4% 2,994 $8,469 $99,967,670 2/11/11
116 Apollo 13 Uni. $25,353,380 14.7% 2,197 $11,540 $172,071,312 6/30/95
117 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Par. $25,337,110 14.1% 1,687 $15,019 $179,870,271 5/23/84
118 Patch Adams Uni. $25,262,280 18.7% 2,712 $9,315 $135,026,902 12/25/98
119 Tomorrow Never Dies MGM $25,143,007 20.1% 2,807 $8,957 $125,304,276 12/19/97
120 Kill Bill Vol. 2 Mira. $25,104,949 37.9% 2,971 $8,449 $66,208,183 4/16/04
121 The Rock BV $25,069,525 18.7% 2,392 $10,480 $134,069,511 6/7/96
122 Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family LGF $25,068,677 47.0% 2,288 $10,957 $53,345,287 4/22/11
123 Vanilla Sky Par. $25,015,518 24.9% 2,742 $9,123 $100,618,344 12/14/01
124 Flight Par. $24,900,566 26.6% 1,884 $13,217 $93,772,375 11/2/12
125 Predators Fox $24,760,882 47.6% 2,669 $9,277 $52,000,688 7/9/10
126 Congo Par. $24,642,539 30.4% 2,649 $9,302 $81,022,101 6/9/95
127 Lee Daniels' The Butler Wein. $24,637,312 21.1% 2,933 $8,400 $116,632,095 8/16/13
128 Eraser WB $24,566,446 24.3% 2,410 $10,193 $101,295,562 6/21/96
129 Forrest Gump Par. $24,450,602 7.4% 1,595 $15,329 $329,694,499 7/6/94
130 Zero Dark Thirty Sony $24,438,936 25.5% 2,937 $8,321 $95,720,716 12/19/12
131 Mean Girls Par. $24,432,195 28.4% 2,839 $8,605 $86,058,055 4/30/04
132 Contraband Uni. $24,349,815 36.6% 2,863 $8,505 $66,528,000 1/13/12
133 The Chronicles of Riddick Uni. $24,289,165 42.1% 2,757 $8,809 $57,761,012 6/11/04
134 The Last Samurai WB $24,271,354 21.8% 2,908 $8,346 $111,127,263 12/5/03
135 No Good Deed (2014) SGem $24,250,283 46.2% 2,175 $11,150 $52,543,632 9/12/14
136 Barbershop 2: Back in Business MGM $24,241,612 37.2% 2,711 $8,941 $65,111,277 2/6/04
137 The Addams Family Par. $24,203,754 21.3% 2,411 $10,038 $113,502,426 11/22/91
138 Coach Carter Par. $24,182,961 36.0% 2,524 $9,581 $67,264,877 1/14/05
139 Con Air BV $24,131,738 23.9% 2,824 $8,545 $101,117,573 6/6/97
140 White Noise Uni. $24,113,565 42.8% 2,261 $10,665 $56,386,759 1/7/05
141 21 Sony $24,105,943 29.7% 2,648 $9,103 $81,159,365 3/28/08
142 Fahrenheit 9/11 Lions $23,920,637 20.1% 868 $27,558 $119,194,771 6/23/04
143 The Town WB $23,808,032 25.8% 2,861 $8,322 $92,186,262 9/17/10
144 How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days Par. $23,774,850 22.5% 2,923 $8,133 $105,813,373 2/7/03
145 The Fugitive WB $23,758,855 12.9% 2,340 $10,153 $183,875,760 8/6/93
146 Resident Evil: Extinction SGem $23,678,580 46.8% 2,828 $8,372 $50,648,679 9/21/07
147 Dinner for Schmucks P/DW $23,527,839 32.2% 2,911 $8,082 $73,026,337 7/30/10
148 Dracula Untold Uni. $23,514,615 41.8% 2,885 $8,151 $56,280,355 10/10/14
149 Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself LGF $23,446,785 45.3% 2,255 $10,398 $51,733,921 9/11/09
150 Save the Last Dance Par. $23,444,930 25.8% 2,230 $10,513 $91,057,006 1/12/01
151 Face/Off Par. $23,387,530 20.8% 2,621 $8,923 $112,276,146 6/27/97
152 Mortal Kombat NL $23,283,887 33.1% 2,421 $9,617 $70,454,098 8/18/95
153 Double Jeopardy Par. $23,162,542 19.8% 2,547 $9,094 $116,741,558 9/24/99
154 The Mask NL $23,117,068 19.3% 2,360 $9,795 $119,938,730 7/29/94
155 Star Trek: Generations Par. $23,116,394 30.6% 2,659 $8,694 $75,671,125 11/18/94
156 Return of the Jedi Fox $23,019,618 9.1% 1,002 $22,973 $252,583,617 5/25/83
157 The Haunting in Connecticut LGF $23,004,765 41.5% 2,732 $8,420 $55,389,516 3/27/09
158 The Princess Diaries BV $22,862,269 21.1% 2,537 $9,011 $108,248,956 8/3/01
159 The Interpreter Uni. $22,822,455 31.4% 2,758 $8,275 $72,708,161 4/22/05
160 Jackass: The Movie Par. $22,763,437 35.4% 2,509 $9,072 $64,255,312 10/25/02
161 Man on Fire Fox $22,751,490 29.2% 2,980 $7,634 $77,911,774 4/21/04
162 Mulan BV $22,745,143 18.9% 2,888 $7,876 $120,620,254 6/19/98
163 Rugrats in Paris: The Movie Par. $22,718,184 29.7% 2,934 $7,743 $76,507,756 11/17/00
164 The Time Machine DW $22,610,437 39.8% 2,944 $7,680 $56,832,494 3/8/02
165 Training Day WB $22,550,788 29.4% 2,712 $8,315 $76,631,907 10/5/01
166 Dick Tracy BV $22,543,911 21.7% 2,332 $9,667 $103,738,726 6/15/90
167 Saw 3D LGF $22,530,123 49.3% 2,808 $8,024 $45,710,178 10/29/10
168 The Mask of Zorro Sony $22,525,855 23.9% 2,515 $8,956 $94,095,523 7/17/98
169 Heaven is for Real TriS $22,522,221 24.6% 2,417 $9,318 $91,443,253 4/16/14
170 Shallow Hal Fox $22,518,295 31.8% 2,770 $8,129 $70,839,203 11/9/01
171 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (in 3D) Fox $22,469,932 51.7% 2,655 $8,463 $43,456,382 2/10/12
172 Life of Pi Fox $22,451,514 18.0% 2,927 $7,670 $124,987,023 11/21/12
173 The Social Network Sony $22,445,653 23.2% 2,771 $8,100 $96,962,694 10/1/10
174 Walk the Line Fox $22,347,341 18.7% 2,961 $7,547 $119,519,402 11/18/05
175 The General's Daughter Par. $22,332,053 21.7% 2,856 $7,819 $102,705,852 6/18/99
176 Disturbia P/DW $22,224,982 27.7% 2,925 $7,598 $80,209,692 4/13/07
177 Freaky Friday BV $22,203,007 20.1% 2,954 $7,516 $110,230,332 8/6/03
178 Die Hard: With A Vengeance Fox $22,162,245 22.2% 2,525 $8,777 $100,012,499 5/19/95
179 It's Complicated Uni. $22,100,820 19.6% 2,887 $7,655 $112,735,375 12/25/09
180 Road to Perdition DW $22,079,481 21.1% 1,797 $12,286 $104,454,762 7/12/02
181 Starship Troopers Sony $22,058,773 40.2% 2,971 $7,424 $54,814,377 11/7/97
182 Star Trek: Insurrection Par. $22,052,836 31.4% 2,620 $8,417 $70,187,658 12/11/98
183 Chronicle (2012) Fox $22,004,098 34.1% 2,907 $7,569 $64,575,175 2/3/12
184 The Empire Strikes Back (Special Edition) Fox $21,975,993 32.5% 2,111 $10,410 $67,597,694 2/21/97
185 Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman Lions $21,905,089 43.3% 1,483 $14,770 $50,633,099 2/25/05
186 Inspector Gadget BV $21,889,138 22.5% 2,814 $7,778 $97,403,112 7/23/99
187 Stomp the Yard SGem $21,833,312 35.6% 2,051 $10,645 $61,356,221 1/12/07
188 Notting Hill Uni. $21,811,180 18.8% 2,747 $7,940 $116,089,678 5/28/99
189 Underworld SGem $21,753,759 41.9% 2,915 $7,462 $51,970,690 9/19/03
190 Die Hard 2: Die Harder Fox $21,744,661 18.5% 2,507 $8,673 $117,540,947 7/6/90
191 Texas Chainsaw 3D LGF $21,744,470 63.3% 2,654 $8,193 $34,341,945 1/4/13
192 Shaft Par. $21,714,757 30.9% 2,337 $9,291 $70,334,258 6/16/00
193 Eyes Wide Shut WB $21,706,163 39.0% 2,411 $9,002 $55,691,208 7/16/99
194 Spy Game Uni. $21,689,125 34.8% 2,770 $7,830 $62,362,560 11/21/01
195 Lights Out WB (NL) $21,688,103 32.3% 2,818 $7,696 $67,253,402 7/22/16
196 My Best Friend's Wedding Sony $21,678,377 17.1% 2,134 $10,158 $127,120,029 6/20/97
197 Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor LGF $21,641,679 41.6% 2,047 $10,572 $51,975,354 3/29/13
198 Little Man SonR $21,613,176 36.9% 2,533 $8,532 $58,645,052 7/14/06
199 When a Stranger Calls SGem $21,607,203 45.2% 2,999 $7,204 $47,860,214 2/3/06
200 Hercules BV $21,454,451 21.7% 2,621 $8,185 $99,112,101 6/15/97

* Opening Weekend equals Fri-Sat-Sun. Movies that do not have a 3-day opening gross are not included on this chart. A movie is considered to be in wide release when it reaches 600 or more theaters. For movies that opened in limited release and later went wide, the wide date is used for the 1,000-3,000 charts. All movies opening in limited release (regardless if they later went wide) and shown on the less than 600 theaters chart.
^ Total Gross does not include additional releases, if any.

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