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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
1 125 The Lion King BV 379,600 0.5% 2 189,803 74,624,400 6/15/94
2 51 Pocahontas BV 618,300 1.9% 6 103,054 32,547,100 6/16/95
3 178 The Blair Witch Project Art. 297,600 1.1% 27 11,024 27,665,200 7/16/99
4 110 Fantasia 2000 (35mm & IMAX) BV 425,000 3.8% 54 7,870 11,211,700 1/1/00
5 61 The Age of Innocence Col. 559,700 7.2% 83 6,744 7,791,200 9/17/93
6 99 Beauty and the Beast (IMAX) BV 445,700 10.2% 68 6,554 4,386,800 1/1/02
7 149 Hannah and Her Sisters Orion 341,200 3.6% 54 6,318 9,539,700 2/7/86
8 67 The Hateful Eight Wein. 530,000 8.4% 100 5,300 6,285,900 12/25/15
9 183 What's Love Got to Do with It BV 295,300 3.1% 58 5,092 9,444,700 6/11/93
10 168 The Lion King (IMAX) BV 314,300 12.1% 66 4,761 2,607,400 12/27/02
11 141 Chicago Mira. 357,100 1.3% 77 4,638 28,306,400 12/27/02
12 10 Terms of Endearment Par. 1,110,700 3.4% 260 4,272 32,878,500 11/23/83
13 143 Never Cry Wolf BV 354,400 4.0% 88 4,027 8,809,500 10/7/83
14 135 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 92 Rob Roy MGM 465,100 6.4% 133 3,497 7,263,700 4/7/95
17 31 Quest for Fire Fox 738,500 10.4% 223 3,312 7,129,100 2/12/82
18 107 Almost Famous DW 429,400 7.1% 131 3,278 6,030,400 9/15/00
19 9 An Officer and a Gentleman Par. 1,124,000 2.6% 346 3,249 43,656,900 7/30/82
20 14 Amistad DW 996,400 10.5% 322 3,094 9,489,100 12/10/97
21 120 Radio Days Orion 389,400 10.3% 128 3,042 3,783,300 1/30/87
22 75 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 13 Instructions Not Included LGF 1,000,800 17.9% 348 2,876 5,599,500 8/30/13
24 84 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 15 The World According to Garp WB 987,100 9.8% 357 2,765 10,106,200 7/23/82
27 7 Colors Orion 1,155,000 10.2% 422 2,737 11,342,100 4/15/88
28 2 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Uni. 1,398,400 21.6% 530 2,638 6,475,200 11/12/04
29 59 Full Metal Jacket WB 567,100 4.8% 215 2,638 11,856,200 6/26/87
30 146 A Mighty Wind WB 350,300 11.9% 133 2,633 2,948,800 4/16/03
31 52 The Sword and the Sorcerer Gr1 611,900 4.6% 233 2,626 13,300,500 4/23/82
32 5 Closer Sony 1,241,200 22.9% 476 2,608 5,429,100 12/3/04
33 190 Broadway Danny Rose Orion 283,900 9.0% 109 2,604 3,154,900 1/27/84
34 18 Do the Right Thing Uni. 897,600 12.9% 353 2,543 6,938,400 6/30/89
35 83 The Color Purple WB 481,800 1.9% 192 2,509 25,432,300 12/20/85
36 40 The Falcon and the Snowman Orion 664,500 13.8% 265 2,507 4,825,400 1/25/85
37 49 Monty Python's The Meaning of Life Uni. 631,100 13.3% 257 2,455 4,739,500 4/1/83
38 69 Children of a Lesser God Par. 514,600 6.1% 215 2,393 8,425,400 10/3/86
39 176 Mr. Mom Fox 300,700 1.5% 126 2,386 20,566,300 7/22/83
40 126 A Nightmare on Elm Street NL 378,300 5.2% 165 2,293 7,299,400 11/9/84
41 124 Brainstorm MGM 380,000 11.7% 169 2,248 3,244,300 9/30/83
42 38 Falling in Love Par. 682,700 20.9% 305 2,238 3,271,800 11/21/84
43 30 Deathtrap WB 761,600 11.6% 341 2,233 6,558,600 3/19/82
44 72 The Right Stuff WB 508,300 7.8% 229 2,219 6,546,100 10/21/83
45 136 They Call Me Bruce FVI 364,400 6.7% 165 2,209 5,472,700 11/12/82
46 6 Nuts WB 1,178,000 15.1% 536 2,198 7,814,100 11/20/87
47 4 The Players Club NL 1,256,800 25.6% 593 2,119 4,914,300 4/10/98
48 11 House Party NL 1,090,100 17.5% 520 2,096 6,237,700 3/9/90
49 98 Pride and Prejudice Focus 447,000 7.5% 215 2,079 5,972,600 11/11/05
50 132 The Smurfs and the Magic Flute Atl 374,800 11.0% 183 2,048 3,418,200 10/7/83
51 79 Bean Gram. 491,300 5.0% 242 2,030 9,873,500 10/17/97
52 74 Vigilante FVI 504,300 31.2% 250 2,017 1,616,500 3/4/83
53 43 Angel NW 659,200 12.7% 330 1,997 5,204,900 1/13/84
54 8 Love Actually Uni. 1,142,000 11.6% 576 1,983 9,877,600 11/7/03
55 42 Pitch Perfect Uni. 661,900 8.2% 335 1,976 8,076,000 9/28/12
56 26 Benny and Joon MGM 793,500 14.1% 408 1,945 5,618,700 4/16/93
57 17 Yentl MGM 968,300 8.0% 501 1,933 12,134,900 11/18/83
58 12 Mo' Better Blues Uni. 1,037,200 27.2% 544 1,907 3,818,800 8/3/90
59 22 Dead Again Par. 826,500 9.2% 450 1,836 9,030,000 8/23/91
60 102 Baahubali: The Beginning BSC 433,300 53.1% 236 1,836 816,700 7/9/15
61 81 Manhattan Murder Mystery TriS 486,800 17.8% 268 1,816 2,736,900 8/18/93
62 93 Homework JenF 464,800 46.9% 262 1,774 991,300 8/27/82
63 20 Fast Times at Ridgemont High Uni. 865,900 9.4% 498 1,738 9,215,300 8/13/82
64 53 Children of the Corn NW 608,000 14.0% 350 1,737 4,336,000 3/9/84
65 115 Dhoom 3 Yash 410,000 42.0% 239 1,715 975,200 12/20/13
66 21 A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy WB 855,300 27.7% 501 1,707 3,087,500 7/16/82
67 46 Death Wish II Film 636,600 11.6% 377 1,688 5,476,200 2/19/82
68 161 The Tailor of Panama Sony 324,600 13.4% 199 1,631 2,425,800 3/30/01
69 16 10 to Midnight MGM 968,300 42.5% 595 1,627 2,278,000 3/11/83
70 19 Everest (2015) Uni. 875,400 17.3% 545 1,606 5,060,900 9/18/15
71 105 Desperately Seeking Susan Orion 429,900 5.6% 268 1,604 7,717,900 3/29/85
72 106 P.K. UTV 429,500 33.3% 272 1,579 1,290,900 12/19/14
73 24 Krush Groove WB 818,400 26.3% 519 1,577 3,113,400 10/25/85
74 23 If You Could See What I Hear JenF 819,000 27.7% 524 1,563 2,957,000 4/23/82
75 39 Revenge of the Ninja MGM 671,200 16.1% 432 1,553 4,180,300 9/9/83
76 25 A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge NL 807,200 9.9% 522 1,546 8,161,000 11/1/85
77 27 Author! Author! Fox 775,300 17.4% 504 1,538 4,459,600 6/18/82
78 127 Crimes of the Heart DEG 378,100 6.4% 246 1,537 5,923,300 12/12/86
79 163 New Jersey Drive Gram. 320,700 39.1% 210 1,527 819,700 4/21/95
80 94 The Omega Code Prov. 463,500 18.7% 304 1,524 2,479,000 10/15/99
81 121 Silkwood Fox 386,800 3.6% 257 1,505 10,697,900 12/16/83
82 153 Empire of the Sun WB 336,200 6.1% 225 1,494 5,520,300 12/11/87
83 195 Twice in a Lifetime Bud 279,400 12.3% 189 1,478 2,264,800 10/25/85
84 36 Bad Boys (1983) Uni. 689,300 23.6% 468 1,473 2,917,700 3/25/83
85 96 Joysticks JenF 454,300 36.2% 310 1,465 1,254,700 3/4/83
86 34 The Sword in the Stone (Re-issue) BV 708,100 18.6% 487 1,454 3,809,500 3/25/83
87 122 Under the Same Moon Wein. 385,700 22.0% 266 1,450 1,753,500 3/19/08
88 60 The Inkwell BV 564,400 26.6% 390 1,447 2,124,600 4/22/94
89 54 You So Crazy Gold. 603,300 24.8% 417 1,447 2,436,500 4/29/94
90 191 Chennai Express UTV 283,200 41.8% 196 1,445 677,000 8/8/13
91 89 The Package Orion 466,400 17.4% 323 1,444 2,681,900 8/25/89
92 29 Cousins Par. 765,700 13.8% 535 1,431 5,548,200 2/10/89
93 77 Above the Law WB 495,800 10.8% 350 1,417 4,591,200 4/8/88
94 104 Foolish Art. 430,000 36.2% 305 1,410 1,187,800 4/9/99
95 194 Zapped! Emb 280,100 4.9% 200 1,400 5,747,500 7/23/82
96 65 Racing with the Moon Par. 536,700 29.8% 389 1,380 1,799,300 3/23/84
97 28 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 55 Valley Girl Atl 589,500 10.7% 442 1,333 5,505,900 4/29/83
99 41 Six Pack Fox 662,000 9.6% 504 1,313 6,879,600 7/16/82
100 164 The Hotel New Hampshire Orion 320,200 20.9% 244 1,312 1,530,600 3/9/84
101 37 Wild at Heart Gold. 688,800 20.0% 532 1,295 3,442,100 8/17/90
102 35 Disorderlies WB 692,600 26.2% 544 1,273 2,646,700 8/14/87
103 50 Skin Deep Fox 619,700 12.5% 489 1,267 4,955,900 3/3/89
104 118 The Wizard of Oz (3D/IMAX) WB 394,600 55.6% 318 1,241 709,900 9/20/13
105 97 Revenge of the Nerds Fox 450,300 3.7% 364 1,237 12,165,000 7/20/84
106 167 Bajrangi Bhaijaan Eros 317,700 32.1% 257 1,236 991,300 7/17/15
107 32 School Ties Par. 727,700 20.5% 595 1,223 3,545,800 9/18/92
108 73 Glengarry Glen Ross NL 507,100 19.6% 416 1,219 2,584,400 10/2/92
109 44 Munich Uni. 647,800 8.9% 532 1,218 7,268,900 12/23/05
110 76 My Family NL 497,700 19.5% 413 1,205 2,547,000 5/5/95
111 48 The Missionary Col. 634,300 25.8% 532 1,192 2,463,000 11/5/82
112 162 Tea with Mussolini MGM 321,500 11.3% 270 1,191 2,835,000 5/14/99
113 100 The Sicilian Fox 440,000 31.8% 370 1,189 1,382,800 10/23/87
114 33 Simon Birch BV 708,200 18.2% 596 1,188 3,892,000 9/11/98
115 82 Tomboy Crwn 485,600 12.2% 409 1,187 3,971,800 1/25/85
116 185 Romeo Is Bleeding Gram. 293,200 37.4% 247 1,187 783,600 2/4/94
117 45 Metalstorm Uni. 641,000 38.1% 549 1,167 1,682,900 8/19/83
118 68 All the Right Moves Fox 516,000 9.4% 442 1,167 5,470,800 10/21/83
119 56 Vice Squad Emb 584,100 13.0% 510 1,145 4,508,000 1/22/82
120 62 The Philadelphia Experiment NW 558,600 23.2% 490 1,140 2,411,700 8/3/84
121 123 A Cry in the Dark WB 380,000 22.6% 334 1,138 1,681,000 11/11/88
122 154 Bad Company (1995) BV 335,600 39.7% 302 1,111 844,800 1/20/95
123 64 Smokey & the Bandit Part III Uni. 548,600 30.4% 498 1,102 1,802,800 8/12/83
124 47 Shoot the Moon MGM 636,100 20.3% 585 1,087 3,135,200 1/22/82
125 147 Alphabet City Atl 348,900 16.7% 321 1,087 2,093,900 5/4/84
126 174 Without a Clue Orion 303,400 14.6% 280 1,083 2,077,700 10/21/88
127 103 Weekend Pass Crwn 432,000 6.9% 399 1,083 6,267,300 2/3/84
128 57 A Rage in Harlem Mira. 583,900 23.5% 540 1,081 2,479,500 5/3/91
129 66 Ride Mira. 535,900 45.8% 496 1,080 1,169,600 3/27/98
130 108 Silent Night, Deadly Night TriS 426,400 57.5% 398 1,071 741,500 11/9/84
131 131 Just Between Friends Orion 374,900 21.7% 352 1,065 1,727,400 3/21/86
132 142 Wise Guys MGM 357,000 15.6% 338 1,056 2,284,500 4/18/86
133 113 Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos LGF 415,100 37.8% 395 1,051 1,097,200 9/4/15
134 179 Maid to Order NCeV 297,300 11.8% 287 1,036 2,523,900 7/31/87
135 87 She's the One FoxS 472,500 21.9% 459 1,029 2,158,100 8/23/96
136 150 The Show Sav. 340,900 54.9% 336 1,014 621,300 8/25/95
137 157 Crimes of Passion NW 328,300 37.9% 325 1,010 866,900 10/19/84
138 80 Serial Mom Sav. 488,100 26.1% 502 972 1,871,000 4/13/94
139 197 Prem Ratan Dhan Payo FIP 278,800 55.6% 287 971 501,700 11/12/15
140 70 Ninja 3: The Domination Can. 514,200 22.7% 530 970 2,265,100 9/14/84
141 109 Tuff Turf Orion 425,200 16.1% 440 966 2,639,200 1/11/85
142 95 Eddie and the Cruisers Emb 458,700 30.2% 475 965 1,519,600 9/23/83
143 58 House of 1,000 Corpses Lions 573,900 27.4% 595 965 2,095,400 4/11/03
144 63 Tap TriS 558,500 24.3% 585 955 2,295,900 2/10/89
145 175 Meet the Mormons Purd. 302,400 41.5% 317 954 728,700 10/10/14
146 86 Religulous LGF 474,900 26.2% 502 946 1,812,100 10/1/08
147 78 Avenging Angel NW 494,400 31.2% 525 942 1,583,900 1/11/85
148 198 Jekyll and Hyde Together Again Par. 278,700 21.6% 300 929 1,289,900 10/1/82
149 155 A Most Wanted Man RAtt. 332,600 15.6% 361 921 2,132,600 7/25/14
150 133 Woman, Thou Art Loosed Magn. 374,500 33.8% 408 918 1,107,800 10/1/04
151 177 The Curse TWE 299,200 60.6% 326 918 493,600 9/11/87
152 159 Before Sunrise Sony 327,200 25.7% 363 901 1,272,500 1/27/95
153 200 Megiddo: The Omega Code II 8X 278,000 26.0% 314 885 1,068,500 9/21/01
154 170 Getting It On Comw 309,700 100.0% 350 884 309,700 8/19/83
155 111 Let's Spend the Night Together Emb 418,700 34.5% 475 881 1,213,100 2/11/83
156 85 Swing Kids BV 475,400 34.9% 542 877 1,360,400 3/5/93
157 88 Barney's Great Adventure Poly 469,900 18.0% 540 870 2,605,300 4/3/98
158 196 The Gods Must Be Crazy II Col. 279,100 18.8% 321 870 1,487,300 4/13/90
159 114 The House of the Spirits Mira. 411,300 27.4% 474 867 1,498,900 4/1/94
160 91 Scoop Focus 465,200 28.9% 538 865 1,607,000 7/28/06
161 156 Cantinflas LGF 329,400 41.7% 382 862 789,200 8/29/14
162 90 El Cantante PicH 465,400 42.4% 542 859 1,098,400 8/3/07
163 71 The Seduction Emb 511,400 13.2% 597 856 3,870,200 1/22/82
164 116 Millennium Fox 406,700 27.9% 486 837 1,455,200 8/25/89
165 189 Fraternity Vacation NW 288,200 30.7% 348 828 939,000 4/12/85
166 140 The Amateur Fox 358,200 15.3% 437 819 2,344,300 2/12/82
167 184 Mr. Holmes RAtt. 295,100 13.7% 361 818 2,149,000 7/17/15
168 101 Critters NL 436,300 12.3% 540 808 3,549,100 4/11/86
169 112 1969 Atl 415,800 28.6% 520 800 1,454,700 11/18/88
170 181 Impulse Fox 296,300 35.9% 376 788 825,400 9/28/84
171 166 Bring On the Night Gold. 318,900 59.9% 409 780 532,600 11/8/85
172 182 Pulling Strings LGF 295,500 42.2% 387 763 699,800 10/4/13
173 119 Ski Patrol Triu 389,600 19.3% 515 757 2,017,500 1/12/90
174 188 Casa De Mi Padre LGF 288,800 38.9% 382 756 741,500 3/16/12
175 130 The Perils of Gwendolyn in the Land of Yik Yak Gold. 376,700 100.0% 500 753 376,700 1/25/85
176 192 China Moon Orion 283,200 39.0% 377 751 726,900 3/4/94
177 144 After Dark's Horror Fest: 8 Films to Die For Free 352,800 89.7% 488 723 393,100 11/17/06
178 193 Mystic Pizza Gold. 283,200 9.1% 401 706 3,112,700 10/21/88
179 145 A Little Sex Uni. 350,400 43.5% 500 701 806,300 4/2/82
180 160 Peter Pan (Re-issue) (1982) BV 325,600 5.8% 465 700 5,616,300 12/17/82
181 187 The Golden Seal Gold. 292,100 13.8% 418 699 2,116,400 8/19/83
182 165 Blame It On the Bellboy BV 319,600 42.7% 462 692 748,100 3/6/92
183 152 Celebrity Mira. 338,600 31.3% 493 687 1,082,900 11/20/98
184 117 Chasing Papi Fox 398,800 39.2% 585 682 1,016,600 4/16/03
185 139 Exterminator II Can. 358,400 32.2% 535 670 1,112,900 9/14/84
186 129 Forced Vengeance MGM 377,200 16.7% 576 655 2,265,400 7/30/82
187 169 Flawless (1999) MGM 313,000 35.4% 478 655 883,600 11/26/99
188 148 Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Focus 346,900 20.2% 535 648 1,715,000 3/7/08
189 158 The Keep Par. 327,700 24.5% 508 645 1,339,200 12/16/83
190 128 The Wraith NCeV 378,000 40.1% 588 643 943,400 11/21/86
191 134 Duets BV 371,500 42.3% 581 639 879,200 9/15/00
192 137 Passed Away BV 363,100 37.4% 582 624 971,300 4/24/92
193 180 P.O.W. - The Escape Can. 296,700 44.1% 476 623 673,100 4/4/86
194 151 Into the West Mira. 340,700 29.4% 550 619 1,157,200 9/17/93
195 138 Cabin Boy BV 362,100 41.3% 593 611 876,200 1/7/94
196 173 Avenging Force Can. 305,000 24.2% 500 610 1,261,400 9/12/86
197 171 The Men's Club Atl 309,200 44.9% 532 581 689,000 9/19/86
198 172 The Hitman Can. 306,500 27.7% 551 556 1,105,500 10/25/91
199 199 No Man's Land (1987) Orion 278,300 37.8% 510 546 736,000 10/23/87
200 186 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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