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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
1 120 The Lion King BV 379,600 0.5% 2 189,803 74,624,400 6/15/94
2 50 Pocahontas BV 618,300 1.9% 6 103,054 32,547,100 6/16/95
3 171 The Blair Witch Project Art. 297,600 1.1% 27 11,024 27,665,200 7/16/99
4 106 Fantasia 2000 (35mm & IMAX) BV 425,000 3.8% 54 7,870 11,211,700 1/1/00
5 60 The Age of Innocence Col. 559,700 7.2% 83 6,744 7,791,200 9/17/93
6 194 When Harry Met Sally... Col. 275,700 1.2% 41 6,724 23,381,200 7/14/89
7 97 Beauty and the Beast (IMAX) BV 445,700 10.2% 68 6,554 4,386,800 1/1/02
8 144 Hannah and Her Sisters Orion 341,200 3.6% 54 6,318 9,539,700 2/7/86
9 176 What's Love Got to Do with It BV 295,300 3.1% 58 5,092 9,444,700 6/11/93
10 162 The Lion King (IMAX) BV 314,300 12.1% 66 4,761 2,607,400 12/27/02
11 136 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
13 138 Never Cry Wolf BV 354,400 4.0% 88 4,027 8,809,500 10/7/83
14 130 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 90 Rob Roy MGM 465,100 6.4% 133 3,497 7,263,700 4/7/95
17 30 Quest for Fire Fox 738,500 10.4% 223 3,312 7,129,100 2/12/82
18 103 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
21 115 Radio Days Orion 389,400 10.3% 128 3,042 3,783,300 1/30/87
22 73 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 82 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 58 Full Metal Jacket WB 567,100 4.8% 215 2,638 11,856,200 6/26/87
30 141 A Mighty Wind WB 350,300 11.9% 133 2,633 2,948,800 4/16/03
31 51 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
33 182 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 81 The Color Purple WB 481,800 1.9% 192 2,509 25,432,300 12/20/85
36 39 The Falcon and the Snowman Orion 664,500 13.8% 265 2,507 4,825,400 1/25/85
37 48 Monty Python's The Meaning of Life Uni. 631,100 13.3% 257 2,455 4,739,500 4/1/83
38 67 Children of a Lesser God Par. 514,600 6.1% 215 2,393 8,425,400 10/3/86
39 169 Mr. Mom Fox 300,700 1.5% 126 2,386 20,566,300 7/22/83
40 121 A Nightmare on Elm Street NL 378,300 5.2% 165 2,293 7,299,400 11/9/84
41 119 Brainstorm MGM 380,000 11.7% 169 2,248 3,244,300 9/30/83
42 37 Falling in Love Par. 682,700 20.9% 305 2,238 3,271,800 11/21/84
43 29 Deathtrap WB 761,600 11.6% 341 2,233 6,558,600 3/19/82
44 70 The Right Stuff WB 508,300 7.8% 229 2,219 6,546,100 10/21/83
45 131 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 96 Pride and Prejudice Focus 447,000 7.5% 215 2,079 5,972,600 11/11/05
50 127 The Smurfs and the Magic Flute Atl 374,800 11.0% 183 2,048 3,418,200 10/7/83
51 77 Bean Gram. 491,300 5.0% 242 2,030 9,873,500 10/17/97
52 72 Vigilante FVI 504,300 31.2% 250 2,017 1,616,500 3/4/83
53 42 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 41 Pitch Perfect Uni. 661,900 8.2% 335 1,976 8,074,700 9/28/12
56 25 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 21 Dead Again Par. 826,500 9.2% 450 1,836 9,030,000 8/23/91
60 79 Manhattan Murder Mystery TriS 486,800 17.8% 268 1,816 2,736,900 8/18/93
61 91 Homework JenF 464,800 46.9% 262 1,774 991,300 8/27/82
62 19 Fast Times at Ridgemont High Uni. 865,900 9.4% 498 1,738 9,215,300 8/13/82
63 52 Children of the Corn NW 608,000 14.0% 350 1,737 4,336,000 3/9/84
64 110 Dhoom 3 Yash 410,000 42.0% 239 1,715 975,200 12/20/13
65 20 A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy WB 855,300 27.7% 501 1,707 3,087,500 7/16/82
66 45 Death Wish II Film 636,600 11.6% 377 1,688 5,476,200 2/19/82
67 193 Fantasia (Re-issue) (1985) BV 276,300 12.0% 169 1,635 2,308,400 2/8/85
68 154 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
70 102 Desperately Seeking Susan Orion 429,900 5.6% 268 1,604 7,717,900 3/29/85
71 23 Krush Groove WB 818,400 26.3% 519 1,577 3,113,400 10/25/85
72 22 If You Could See What I Hear JenF 819,000 27.7% 524 1,563 2,957,000 4/23/82
73 38 Revenge of the Ninja MGM 671,200 16.1% 432 1,553 4,180,300 9/9/83
74 24 A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge NL 807,200 9.9% 522 1,546 8,161,000 11/1/85
75 26 Author! Author! Fox 775,300 17.4% 504 1,538 4,459,600 6/18/82
76 122 Crimes of the Heart DEG 378,100 6.4% 246 1,537 5,923,300 12/12/86
77 157 New Jersey Drive Gram. 320,700 39.1% 210 1,527 819,700 4/21/95
78 92 The Omega Code Prov. 463,500 18.7% 304 1,524 2,479,000 10/15/99
79 116 Silkwood Fox 386,800 3.6% 257 1,505 10,697,900 12/16/83
80 148 Empire of the Sun WB 336,200 6.1% 225 1,494 5,520,300 12/11/87
81 187 Twice in a Lifetime Bud 279,400 12.3% 189 1,478 2,264,800 10/25/85
82 35 Bad Boys (1983) Uni. 689,300 23.6% 468 1,473 2,917,700 3/25/83
83 94 Joysticks JenF 454,300 36.2% 310 1,465 1,254,700 3/4/83
84 33 The Sword in the Stone (Re-issue) BV 708,100 18.6% 487 1,454 3,809,500 3/25/83
85 117 Under the Same Moon Wein. 385,700 22.0% 266 1,450 1,753,500 3/19/08
86 59 The Inkwell BV 564,400 26.6% 390 1,447 2,124,600 4/22/94
87 53 You So Crazy Gold. 603,300 24.8% 417 1,447 2,436,500 4/29/94
88 183 Chennai Express UTV 283,200 41.8% 196 1,445 677,000 8/8/13
89 87 The Package Orion 466,400 17.4% 323 1,444 2,681,900 8/25/89
90 28 Cousins Par. 765,700 13.8% 535 1,431 5,548,200 2/10/89
91 75 Above the Law WB 495,800 10.8% 350 1,417 4,591,200 4/8/88
92 101 Foolish Art. 430,000 36.2% 305 1,410 1,187,800 4/9/99
93 186 Zapped! Emb 280,100 4.9% 200 1,400 5,747,500 7/23/82
94 64 Racing with the Moon Par. 536,700 29.8% 389 1,380 1,799,300 3/23/84
95 27 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
96 54 Valley Girl Atl 589,500 10.7% 442 1,333 5,505,900 4/29/83
97 40 Six Pack Fox 662,000 9.6% 504 1,313 6,879,600 7/16/82
98 158 The Hotel New Hampshire Orion 320,200 20.9% 244 1,312 1,530,600 3/9/84
99 36 Wild at Heart Gold. 688,800 20.0% 532 1,295 3,442,100 8/17/90
100 34 Disorderlies WB 692,600 26.2% 544 1,273 2,646,700 8/14/87
101 49 Skin Deep Fox 619,700 12.5% 489 1,267 4,955,900 3/3/89
102 113 The Wizard of Oz (3D/IMAX) WB 394,600 55.6% 318 1,241 709,900 9/20/13
103 95 Revenge of the Nerds Fox 450,300 3.7% 364 1,237 12,165,000 7/20/84
104 200 Searching for Bobby Fischer Par. 270,900 15.4% 219 1,237 1,755,200 8/13/93
105 31 School Ties Par. 727,700 20.5% 595 1,223 3,545,800 9/18/92
106 71 Glengarry Glen Ross NL 507,100 19.6% 416 1,219 2,584,400 10/2/92
107 43 Munich Uni. 647,800 8.9% 532 1,218 7,268,900 12/23/05
108 74 My Family NL 497,700 19.5% 413 1,205 2,547,000 5/5/95
109 47 The Missionary Col. 634,300 25.8% 532 1,192 2,463,000 11/5/82
110 156 Tea with Mussolini MGM 321,500 11.3% 270 1,191 2,835,000 5/14/99
111 98 The Sicilian Fox 440,000 31.8% 370 1,189 1,382,800 10/23/87
112 32 Simon Birch BV 708,200 18.2% 596 1,188 3,892,000 9/11/98
113 80 Tomboy Crwn 485,600 12.2% 409 1,187 3,971,800 1/25/85
114 177 Romeo Is Bleeding Gram. 293,200 37.4% 247 1,187 783,600 2/4/94
115 44 Metalstorm Uni. 641,000 38.1% 549 1,167 1,682,900 8/19/83
116 66 All the Right Moves Fox 516,000 9.4% 442 1,167 5,470,800 10/21/83
117 55 Vice Squad Emb 584,100 13.0% 510 1,145 4,508,000 1/22/82
118 61 The Philadelphia Experiment NW 558,600 23.2% 490 1,140 2,411,700 8/3/84
119 118 A Cry in the Dark WB 380,000 22.6% 334 1,138 1,681,000 11/11/88
120 149 Bad Company (1995) BV 335,600 39.7% 302 1,111 844,800 1/20/95
121 198 Sweet Hearts Dance TriS 271,800 29.5% 246 1,105 922,300 9/23/88
122 63 Smokey & the Bandit Part III Uni. 548,600 30.4% 498 1,102 1,802,800 8/12/83
123 46 Shoot the Moon MGM 636,100 20.3% 585 1,087 3,135,200 1/22/82
124 142 Alphabet City Atl 348,900 16.7% 321 1,087 2,093,900 5/4/84
125 168 Without a Clue Orion 303,400 14.6% 280 1,083 2,077,700 10/21/88
126 100 Weekend Pass Crwn 432,000 6.9% 399 1,083 6,267,300 2/3/84
127 56 A Rage in Harlem Mira. 583,900 23.5% 540 1,081 2,479,500 5/3/91
128 65 Ride Mira. 535,900 45.8% 496 1,080 1,169,600 3/27/98
129 192 The Power FVI 276,500 100.0% 256 1,080 276,500 1/20/84
130 104 Silent Night, Deadly Night TriS 426,400 57.5% 398 1,071 741,500 11/9/84
131 126 Just Between Friends Orion 374,900 21.7% 352 1,065 1,727,400 3/21/86
132 137 Wise Guys MGM 357,000 15.6% 338 1,056 2,284,500 4/18/86
133 172 Maid to Order NCeV 297,300 11.8% 287 1,036 2,523,900 7/31/87
134 85 She's the One FoxS 472,500 21.9% 459 1,029 2,158,100 8/23/96
135 145 The Show Sav. 340,900 54.9% 336 1,014 621,300 8/25/95
136 150 Crimes of Passion NW 328,300 37.9% 325 1,010 866,900 10/19/84
137 199 Possession (2002) Focus 271,100 15.6% 270 1,004 1,740,700 8/16/02
138 78 Serial Mom Sav. 488,100 26.1% 502 972 1,871,000 4/13/94
139 68 Ninja 3: The Domination Can. 514,200 22.7% 530 970 2,265,100 9/14/84
140 105 Tuff Turf Orion 425,200 16.1% 440 966 2,639,200 1/11/85
141 93 Eddie and the Cruisers Emb 458,700 30.2% 475 965 1,519,600 9/23/83
142 57 House of 1,000 Corpses Lions 573,900 27.4% 595 965 2,095,400 4/11/03
143 62 Tap TriS 558,500 24.3% 585 955 2,295,900 2/10/89
144 84 Religulous LGF 474,900 26.2% 502 946 1,812,100 10/1/08
145 76 Avenging Angel NW 494,400 31.2% 525 942 1,583,900 1/11/85
146 189 Jekyll and Hyde Together Again Par. 278,700 21.6% 300 929 1,289,900 10/1/82
147 128 Woman, Thou Art Loosed Magn. 374,500 33.8% 408 918 1,107,800 10/1/04
148 170 The Curse TWE 299,200 60.6% 326 918 493,600 9/11/87
149 152 Before Sunrise Sony 327,200 25.7% 363 901 1,272,500 1/27/95
150 155 A Most Wanted Man RAtt. 322,600 16.2% 361 894 1,994,100 7/25/14
151 191 Megiddo: The Omega Code II 8X 278,000 26.0% 314 885 1,068,500 9/21/01
152 164 Getting It On Comw 309,700 100.0% 350 884 309,700 8/19/83
153 107 Let's Spend the Night Together Emb 418,700 34.5% 475 881 1,213,100 2/11/83
154 83 Swing Kids BV 475,400 34.9% 542 877 1,360,400 3/5/93
155 86 Barney's Great Adventure Poly 469,900 18.0% 540 870 2,605,300 4/3/98
156 188 The Gods Must Be Crazy II Col. 279,100 18.8% 321 870 1,487,300 4/13/90
157 109 The House of the Spirits Mira. 411,300 27.4% 474 867 1,498,900 4/1/94
158 89 Scoop Focus 465,200 28.9% 538 865 1,607,000 7/28/06
159 88 El Cantante PicH 465,400 42.4% 542 859 1,098,400 8/3/07
160 69 The Seduction Emb 511,400 13.2% 597 856 3,870,200 1/22/82
161 111 Millennium Fox 406,700 27.9% 486 837 1,455,200 8/25/89
162 160 Cantinflas LGF 319,500 46.0% 382 836 695,100 8/29/14
163 181 Fraternity Vacation NW 288,200 30.7% 348 828 939,000 4/12/85
164 135 The Amateur Fox 358,200 15.3% 437 819 2,344,300 2/12/82
165 99 Critters NL 436,300 12.3% 540 808 3,549,100 4/11/86
166 108 1969 Atl 415,800 28.6% 520 800 1,454,700 11/18/88
167 174 Impulse Fox 296,300 35.9% 376 788 825,400 9/28/84
168 161 Bring On the Night Gold. 318,900 59.9% 409 780 532,600 11/8/85
169 175 Pulling Strings LGF 295,500 42.2% 387 763 699,800 10/4/13
170 114 Ski Patrol Triu 389,600 19.3% 515 757 2,017,500 1/12/90
171 180 Casa De Mi Padre LGF 288,800 38.9% 382 756 741,500 3/16/12
172 125 The Perils of Gwendolyn in the Land of Yik Yak Gold. 376,700 100.0% 500 753 376,700 1/25/85
173 184 China Moon Orion 283,200 39.0% 377 751 726,900 3/4/94
174 139 After Dark's Horror Fest: 8 Films to Die For Free 352,800 89.7% 488 723 393,100 11/17/06
175 185 Mystic Pizza Gold. 283,200 9.1% 401 706 3,112,700 10/21/88
176 140 A Little Sex Uni. 350,400 43.5% 500 701 806,300 4/2/82
177 153 Peter Pan (Re-issue) (1982) BV 325,600 5.8% 465 700 5,616,300 12/17/82
178 179 The Golden Seal Gold. 292,100 13.8% 418 699 2,116,400 8/19/83
179 159 Blame It On the Bellboy BV 319,600 42.7% 462 692 748,100 3/6/92
180 147 Celebrity Mira. 338,600 31.3% 493 687 1,082,900 11/20/98
181 112 Chasing Papi Fox 398,800 39.2% 585 682 1,016,600 4/16/03
182 134 Exterminator II Can. 358,400 32.2% 535 670 1,112,900 9/14/84
183 124 Forced Vengeance MGM 377,200 16.7% 576 655 2,265,400 7/30/82
184 163 Flawless (1999) MGM 313,000 35.4% 478 655 883,600 11/26/99
185 143 Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Focus 346,900 20.2% 535 648 1,715,000 3/7/08
186 151 The Keep Par. 327,700 24.5% 508 645 1,339,200 12/16/83
187 123 The Wraith NCeV 378,000 40.1% 588 643 943,400 11/21/86
188 129 Duets BV 371,500 42.3% 581 639 879,200 9/15/00
189 132 Passed Away BV 363,100 37.4% 582 624 971,300 4/24/92
190 173 P.O.W. - The Escape Can. 296,700 44.1% 476 623 673,100 4/4/86
191 146 Into the West Mira. 340,700 29.4% 550 619 1,157,200 9/17/93
192 133 Cabin Boy BV 362,100 41.3% 593 611 876,200 1/7/94
193 167 Avenging Force Can. 305,000 24.2% 500 610 1,261,400 9/12/86
194 165 The Men's Club Atl 309,200 44.9% 532 581 689,000 9/19/86
195 166 The Hitman Can. 306,500 27.7% 551 556 1,105,500 10/25/91
196 197 Nomads Atl 273,100 44.5% 496 551 614,100 3/7/86
197 190 No Man's Land (1987) Orion 278,300 37.8% 510 546 736,000 10/23/87
198 178 Short Time Fox 292,500 30.8% 557 525 948,100 5/4/90
199 196 Babies Focus 274,200 29.8% 534 513 920,800 5/7/10
200 195 Birth NL 274,700 33.5% 550 499 818,800 10/29/04

* 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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