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BIGGEST OPENINGS AT LESS THAN 600 THEATERS
(1982-Present)


Note: This chart only shows the top 200 movies, regardless of sorting.
RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioAdjusted
Opening*
% of TotalTheaters / Avg.Est. Tickets^Release
1 128 The Lion King BV 379,600 0.5% 2 189,803 74,624,400 6/15/94
2 52 Pocahontas BV 618,300 1.9% 6 103,054 32,547,100 6/16/95
3 183 The Blair Witch Project Art. 297,600 1.1% 27 11,024 27,665,200 7/16/99
4 113 Fantasia 2000 (35mm & IMAX) BV 425,000 3.8% 54 7,870 11,211,700 1/1/00
5 62 The Age of Innocence Col. 559,700 7.2% 83 6,744 7,791,200 9/17/93
6 101 Beauty and the Beast (IMAX) BV 445,700 10.2% 68 6,554 4,386,800 1/1/02
7 154 Hannah and Her Sisters Orion 341,200 3.6% 54 6,318 9,539,700 2/7/86
8 68 The Hateful Eight Wein. 530,000 8.4% 100 5,300 6,285,700 12/25/15
9 188 What's Love Got to Do with It BV 295,300 3.1% 58 5,092 9,444,700 6/11/93
10 173 The Lion King (IMAX) BV 314,300 12.1% 66 4,761 2,607,400 12/27/02
11 146 Chicago Mira. 357,100 1.3% 77 4,638 28,306,400 12/27/02
12 11 Terms of Endearment Par. 1,110,700 3.4% 260 4,272 32,878,500 11/23/83
13 148 Never Cry Wolf BV 354,400 4.0% 88 4,027 8,809,500 10/7/83
14 139 The Remains of the Day Col. 369,300 6.6% 94 3,929 5,591,400 11/5/93
15 1 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Par. 1,632,800 6.1% 425 3,842 26,587,800 12/16/11
16 94 Rob Roy MGM 465,100 6.4% 133 3,497 7,263,700 4/7/95
17 32 Quest for Fire Fox 738,500 10.4% 223 3,312 7,129,100 2/12/82
18 110 Almost Famous DW 429,400 7.1% 131 3,278 6,030,400 9/15/00
19 10 An Officer and a Gentleman Par. 1,124,000 2.6% 346 3,249 43,656,900 7/30/82
20 15 Amistad DW 996,400 10.5% 322 3,094 9,489,100 12/10/97
21 123 Radio Days Orion 389,400 10.3% 128 3,042 3,783,300 1/30/87
22 76 Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas in 3-D (2006) BV 500,300 37.7% 168 2,978 1,328,200 10/20/06
23 14 Instructions Not Included LGF 1,000,800 17.9% 348 2,876 5,599,500 8/30/13
24 86 Day of the Dead UFD 478,900 34.0% 168 2,850 1,408,500 7/19/85
25 3 Steel Magnolias TriS 1,366,600 6.7% 480 2,847 20,395,000 11/17/89
26 16 The World According to Garp WB 987,100 9.8% 357 2,765 10,106,200 7/23/82
27 7 Baahubali 2: The Conclusion GrtIndia 1,165,400 51.7% 425 2,742 2,255,500 4/28/17
28 8 Colors Orion 1,155,000 10.2% 422 2,737 11,342,100 4/15/88
29 2 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Uni. 1,398,400 21.6% 530 2,638 6,475,200 11/12/04
30 60 Full Metal Jacket WB 567,100 4.8% 215 2,638 11,856,200 6/26/87
31 151 A Mighty Wind WB 350,300 11.9% 133 2,633 2,948,800 4/16/03
32 53 The Sword and the Sorcerer Gr1 611,900 4.6% 233 2,626 13,300,500 4/23/82
33 5 Closer Sony 1,241,200 22.9% 476 2,608 5,429,100 12/3/04
34 197 Broadway Danny Rose Orion 283,900 9.0% 109 2,604 3,154,900 1/27/84
35 19 Do the Right Thing Uni. 897,600 12.9% 353 2,543 6,938,400 6/30/89
36 85 The Color Purple WB 481,800 1.9% 192 2,509 25,432,300 12/20/85
37 41 The Falcon and the Snowman Orion 664,500 13.8% 265 2,507 4,825,400 1/25/85
38 50 Monty Python's The Meaning of Life Uni. 631,100 13.3% 257 2,455 4,739,500 4/1/83
39 70 Children of a Lesser God Par. 514,600 6.1% 215 2,393 8,425,400 10/3/86
40 181 Mr. Mom Fox 300,700 1.5% 126 2,386 20,566,300 7/22/83
41 129 A Nightmare on Elm Street NL 378,300 5.2% 165 2,293 7,299,400 11/9/84
42 127 Brainstorm MGM 380,000 11.7% 169 2,248 3,244,300 9/30/83
43 39 Falling in Love Par. 682,700 20.9% 305 2,238 3,271,800 11/21/84
44 31 Deathtrap WB 761,600 11.6% 341 2,233 6,558,600 3/19/82
45 73 The Right Stuff WB 508,300 7.8% 229 2,219 6,546,100 10/21/83
46 141 They Call Me Bruce FVI 364,400 6.7% 165 2,209 5,472,700 11/12/82
47 6 Nuts WB 1,178,000 15.1% 536 2,198 7,814,100 11/20/87
48 4 The Players Club NL 1,256,800 25.6% 593 2,119 4,914,300 4/10/98
49 12 House Party NL 1,090,100 17.5% 520 2,096 6,237,700 3/9/90
50 100 Pride and Prejudice Focus 447,000 7.5% 215 2,079 5,972,600 11/11/05
51 135 The Smurfs and the Magic Flute Atl 374,800 11.0% 183 2,048 3,418,200 10/7/83
52 80 Bean Gram. 491,300 5.0% 242 2,030 9,873,500 10/17/97
53 75 Vigilante FVI 504,300 31.2% 250 2,017 1,616,500 3/4/83
54 44 Angel NW 659,200 12.7% 330 1,997 5,204,900 1/13/84
55 9 Love Actually Uni. 1,142,000 11.6% 576 1,983 9,877,600 11/7/03
56 43 Pitch Perfect Uni. 661,900 8.2% 335 1,976 8,076,000 9/28/12
57 27 Benny and Joon MGM 793,500 14.1% 408 1,945 5,618,700 4/16/93
58 18 Yentl MGM 968,300 8.0% 501 1,933 12,134,900 11/18/83
59 13 Mo' Better Blues Uni. 1,037,200 27.2% 544 1,907 3,818,800 8/3/90
60 23 Dead Again Par. 826,500 9.2% 450 1,836 9,030,000 8/23/91
61 104 Baahubali: The Beginning BSC 433,300 53.1% 236 1,836 816,700 7/9/15
62 83 Manhattan Murder Mystery TriS 486,800 17.8% 268 1,816 2,736,900 8/18/93
63 95 Homework JenF 464,800 46.9% 262 1,774 991,300 8/27/82
64 21 Fast Times at Ridgemont High Uni. 865,900 9.4% 498 1,738 9,215,300 8/13/82
65 54 Children of the Corn NW 608,000 14.0% 350 1,737 4,336,000 3/9/84
66 118 Dhoom 3 Yash 410,000 42.0% 239 1,715 975,200 12/20/13
67 22 A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy WB 855,300 27.7% 501 1,707 3,087,500 7/16/82
68 47 Death Wish II Film 636,600 11.6% 377 1,688 5,476,200 2/19/82
69 166 The Tailor of Panama Sony 324,600 13.4% 199 1,631 2,425,800 3/30/01
70 17 10 to Midnight MGM 968,300 42.5% 595 1,627 2,278,000 3/11/83
71 20 Everest (2015) Uni. 875,400 17.3% 545 1,606 5,060,900 9/18/15
72 108 Desperately Seeking Susan Orion 429,900 5.6% 268 1,604 7,717,900 3/29/85
73 109 P.K. UTV 429,500 33.3% 272 1,579 1,290,900 12/19/14
74 25 Krush Groove WB 818,400 26.3% 519 1,577 3,113,400 10/25/85
75 24 If You Could See What I Hear JenF 819,000 27.7% 524 1,563 2,957,000 4/23/82
76 40 Revenge of the Ninja MGM 671,200 16.1% 432 1,553 4,180,300 9/9/83
77 26 A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge NL 807,200 9.9% 522 1,546 8,161,000 11/1/85
78 28 Author! Author! Fox 775,300 17.4% 504 1,538 4,459,600 6/18/82
79 130 Crimes of the Heart DEG 378,100 6.4% 246 1,537 5,923,300 12/12/86
80 168 New Jersey Drive Gram. 320,700 39.1% 210 1,527 819,700 4/21/95
81 96 The Omega Code Prov. 463,500 18.7% 304 1,524 2,479,000 10/15/99
82 124 Silkwood Fox 386,800 3.6% 257 1,505 10,697,900 12/16/83
83 81 Padmaavat VPD 490,500 37.9% 326 1,505 1,293,200 1/25/18
84 158 Empire of the Sun WB 336,200 6.1% 225 1,494 5,520,300 12/11/87
85 37 Bad Boys (1983) Uni. 689,300 23.6% 468 1,473 2,917,700 3/25/83
86 98 Joysticks JenF 454,300 36.2% 310 1,465 1,254,700 3/4/83
87 35 The Sword in the Stone (Re-issue) BV 708,100 18.6% 487 1,454 3,809,500 3/25/83
88 125 Under the Same Moon Wein. 385,700 22.0% 266 1,450 1,753,500 3/19/08
89 61 The Inkwell BV 564,400 26.6% 390 1,447 2,124,600 4/22/94
90 55 You So Crazy Gold. 603,300 24.8% 417 1,447 2,436,500 4/29/94
91 198 Chennai Express UTV 283,200 41.8% 196 1,445 677,000 8/8/13
92 91 The Package Orion 466,400 17.4% 323 1,444 2,681,900 8/25/89
93 30 Cousins Par. 765,700 13.8% 535 1,431 5,548,200 2/10/89
94 78 Above the Law WB 495,800 10.8% 350 1,417 4,591,200 4/8/88
95 107 Foolish Art. 430,000 36.2% 305 1,410 1,187,800 4/9/99
96 66 Racing with the Moon Par. 536,700 29.8% 389 1,380 1,799,300 3/23/84
97 29 Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas in Disney Digital 3-D (2007 re-issue) BV 774,700 36.8% 564 1,374 2,105,700 10/19/07
98 56 Valley Girl Atl 589,500 10.7% 442 1,333 5,505,900 4/29/83
99 42 Six Pack Fox 662,000 9.6% 504 1,313 6,879,600 7/16/82
100 169 The Hotel New Hampshire Orion 320,200 20.9% 244 1,312 1,530,600 3/9/84
101 38 Wild at Heart Gold. 688,800 20.0% 532 1,295 3,442,100 8/17/90
102 36 Disorderlies WB 692,600 26.2% 544 1,273 2,646,700 8/14/87
103 51 Skin Deep Fox 619,700 12.5% 489 1,267 4,955,900 3/3/89
104 121 The Wizard of Oz (3D/IMAX) WB 394,600 55.6% 318 1,241 709,900 9/20/13
105 99 Revenge of the Nerds Fox 450,300 3.7% 364 1,237 12,165,000 7/20/84
106 172 Bajrangi Bhaijaan Eros 317,700 32.1% 257 1,236 991,300 7/17/15
107 33 School Ties Par. 727,700 20.5% 595 1,223 3,545,800 9/18/92
108 74 Glengarry Glen Ross NL 507,100 19.6% 416 1,219 2,584,400 10/2/92
109 45 Munich Uni. 647,800 8.9% 532 1,218 7,268,900 12/23/05
110 77 My Family NL 497,700 19.5% 413 1,205 2,547,000 5/5/95
111 106 No Manches Frida PNT 432,000 32.0% 362 1,193 1,350,900 9/2/16
112 49 The Missionary Col. 634,300 25.8% 532 1,192 2,463,000 11/5/82
113 167 Tea with Mussolini MGM 321,500 11.3% 270 1,191 2,835,000 5/14/99
114 102 The Sicilian Fox 440,000 31.8% 370 1,189 1,382,800 10/23/87
115 34 Simon Birch BV 708,200 18.2% 596 1,188 3,892,000 9/11/98
116 84 Tomboy Crwn 485,600 12.2% 409 1,187 3,971,800 1/25/85
117 191 Romeo Is Bleeding Gram. 293,200 37.4% 247 1,187 783,600 2/4/94
118 46 Metalstorm Uni. 641,000 38.1% 549 1,167 1,682,900 8/19/83
119 69 All the Right Moves Fox 516,000 9.4% 442 1,167 5,470,800 10/21/83
120 57 Vice Squad Emb 584,100 13.0% 510 1,145 4,508,000 1/22/82
121 63 The Philadelphia Experiment NW 558,600 23.2% 490 1,140 2,411,700 8/3/84
122 126 A Cry in the Dark WB 380,000 22.6% 334 1,138 1,681,000 11/11/88
123 138 Dangal UTV 369,600 26.3% 331 1,116 1,406,400 12/21/16
124 159 Bad Company (1995) BV 335,600 39.7% 302 1,111 844,800 1/20/95
125 65 Smokey & the Bandit Part III Uni. 548,600 30.4% 498 1,102 1,802,800 8/12/83
126 48 Shoot the Moon MGM 636,100 20.3% 585 1,087 3,135,200 1/22/82
127 152 Alphabet City Atl 348,900 16.7% 321 1,087 2,093,900 5/4/84
128 179 Without a Clue Orion 303,400 14.6% 280 1,083 2,077,700 10/21/88
129 105 Weekend Pass Crwn 432,000 6.9% 399 1,083 6,267,300 2/3/84
130 58 A Rage in Harlem Mira. 583,900 23.5% 540 1,081 2,479,500 5/3/91
131 67 Ride Mira. 535,900 45.8% 496 1,080 1,169,600 3/27/98
132 111 Silent Night, Deadly Night TriS 426,400 57.5% 398 1,071 741,500 11/9/84
133 134 Just Between Friends Orion 374,900 21.7% 352 1,065 1,727,400 3/21/86
134 147 Wise Guys MGM 357,000 15.6% 338 1,056 2,284,500 4/18/86
135 116 Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos LGF 415,100 37.8% 395 1,051 1,097,200 9/4/15
136 184 Maid to Order NCeV 297,300 11.8% 287 1,036 2,523,900 7/31/87
137 89 She's the One FoxS 472,500 21.9% 459 1,029 2,158,100 8/23/96
138 155 The Show Sav. 340,900 54.9% 336 1,014 621,300 8/25/95
139 162 Crimes of Passion NW 328,300 37.9% 325 1,010 866,900 10/19/84
140 82 Serial Mom Sav. 488,100 26.1% 502 972 1,871,000 4/13/94
141 71 Ninja 3: The Domination Can. 514,200 22.7% 530 970 2,265,100 9/14/84
142 112 Tuff Turf Orion 425,200 16.1% 440 966 2,639,200 1/11/85
143 97 Eddie and the Cruisers Emb 458,700 30.2% 475 965 1,519,600 9/23/83
144 59 House of 1,000 Corpses Lions 573,900 27.4% 595 965 2,095,400 4/11/03
145 64 Tap TriS 558,500 24.3% 585 955 2,295,900 2/10/89
146 180 Meet the Mormons Purd. 302,400 41.5% 317 954 728,700 10/10/14
147 194 Bharat Ane Nenu GrtIndia 290,700 100.0% 305 953 290,700 4/20/18
148 88 Religulous LGF 474,900 26.2% 502 946 1,812,100 10/1/08
149 79 Avenging Angel NW 494,400 31.2% 525 942 1,583,900 1/11/85
150 160 A Most Wanted Man RAtt. 332,600 15.6% 361 921 2,132,600 7/25/14
151 136 Woman, Thou Art Loosed Magn. 374,500 33.8% 408 918 1,107,800 10/1/04
152 182 The Curse TWE 299,200 60.6% 326 918 493,600 9/11/87
153 164 Before Sunrise Sony 327,200 25.7% 363 901 1,272,500 1/27/95
154 175 Getting It On Comw 309,700 100.0% 350 884 309,700 8/19/83
155 114 Let's Spend the Night Together Emb 418,700 34.5% 475 881 1,213,100 2/11/83
156 87 Swing Kids BV 475,400 34.9% 542 877 1,360,400 3/5/93
157 90 Barney's Great Adventure Poly 469,900 18.0% 540 870 2,605,300 4/3/98
158 117 The House of the Spirits Mira. 411,300 27.4% 474 867 1,498,900 4/1/94
159 93 Scoop Focus 465,200 28.9% 538 865 1,607,000 7/28/06
160 161 Cantinflas LGF 329,400 41.7% 382 862 789,200 8/29/14
161 92 El Cantante PicH 465,400 42.4% 542 859 1,098,400 8/3/07
162 72 The Seduction Emb 511,400 13.2% 597 856 3,870,200 1/22/82
163 119 Millennium Fox 406,700 27.9% 486 837 1,455,200 8/25/89
164 196 Fraternity Vacation NW 288,200 30.7% 348 828 939,000 4/12/85
165 145 The Amateur Fox 358,200 15.3% 437 819 2,344,300 2/12/82
166 189 Mr. Holmes RAtt. 295,100 13.7% 361 818 2,149,000 7/17/15
167 103 Critters NL 436,300 12.3% 540 808 3,549,100 4/11/86
168 115 1969 Atl 415,800 28.6% 520 800 1,454,700 11/18/88
169 186 Impulse Fox 296,300 35.9% 376 788 825,400 9/28/84
170 171 Bring On the Night Gold. 318,900 59.9% 409 780 532,600 11/8/85
171 187 Pulling Strings LGF 295,500 42.2% 387 763 699,800 10/4/13
172 122 Ski Patrol Triu 389,600 19.3% 515 757 2,017,500 1/12/90
173 195 Casa De Mi Padre LGF 288,800 38.9% 382 756 741,500 3/16/12
174 133 The Perils of Gwendolyn in the Land of Yik Yak Gold. 376,700 100.0% 500 753 376,700 1/25/85
175 199 China Moon Orion 283,200 39.0% 377 751 726,900 3/4/94
176 149 After Dark's Horror Fest: 8 Films to Die For Free 352,800 89.7% 488 723 393,100 11/17/06
177 200 Mystic Pizza Gold. 283,200 9.1% 401 706 3,112,700 10/21/88
178 150 A Little Sex Uni. 350,400 43.5% 500 701 806,300 4/2/82
179 165 Peter Pan (Re-issue) (1982) BV 325,600 5.8% 465 700 5,616,300 12/17/82
180 193 The Golden Seal Gold. 292,100 13.8% 418 699 2,116,400 8/19/83
181 170 Blame It On the Bellboy BV 319,600 42.7% 462 692 748,100 3/6/92
182 157 Celebrity Mira. 338,600 31.3% 493 687 1,082,900 11/20/98
183 120 Chasing Papi Fox 398,800 39.2% 585 682 1,016,600 4/16/03
184 140 The Zookeeper's Wife Focus 367,500 18.7% 541 679 1,963,300 3/31/17
185 144 Exterminator II Can. 358,400 32.2% 535 670 1,112,900 9/14/84
186 132 Forced Vengeance MGM 377,200 16.7% 576 655 2,265,400 7/30/82
187 174 Flawless (1999) MGM 313,000 35.4% 478 655 883,600 11/26/99
188 153 Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Focus 346,900 20.2% 535 648 1,715,000 3/7/08
189 163 The Keep Par. 327,700 24.5% 508 645 1,339,200 12/16/83
190 131 The Wraith NCeV 378,000 40.1% 588 643 943,400 11/21/86
191 137 Duets BV 371,500 42.3% 581 639 879,200 9/15/00
192 142 Passed Away BV 363,100 37.4% 582 624 971,300 4/24/92
193 185 P.O.W. - The Escape Can. 296,700 44.1% 476 623 673,100 4/4/86
194 156 Into the West Mira. 340,700 29.4% 550 619 1,157,200 9/17/93
195 143 Cabin Boy BV 362,100 41.3% 593 611 876,200 1/7/94
196 178 Avenging Force Can. 305,000 24.2% 500 610 1,261,400 9/12/86
197 176 The Men's Club Atl 309,200 44.9% 532 581 689,000 9/19/86
198 177 The Hitman Can. 306,500 27.7% 551 556 1,105,500 10/25/91
199 190 Mayweather vs. McGregor Fathom 293,400 100.0% 532 552 293,400 8/26/17
200 192 Short Time Fox 292,500 30.8% 557 525 948,100 5/4/90

* 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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