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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
1 127 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
3 182 The Blair Witch Project Art. 297,600 1.1% 27 11,024 27,665,200 7/16/99
4 112 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
6 100 Beauty and the Beast (IMAX) BV 445,700 10.2% 68 6,554 4,386,800 1/1/02
7 153 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
9 187 What's Love Got to Do with It BV 295,300 3.1% 58 5,092 9,444,700 6/11/93
10 172 The Lion King (IMAX) BV 314,300 12.1% 66 4,761 2,607,400 12/27/02
11 145 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
13 147 Never Cry Wolf BV 354,400 4.0% 88 4,027 8,809,500 10/7/83
14 138 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 93 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
18 109 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
21 122 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 85 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
31 150 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
34 195 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 84 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
40 180 Mr. Mom Fox 300,700 1.5% 126 2,386 20,566,300 7/22/83
41 128 A Nightmare on Elm Street NL 378,300 5.2% 165 2,293 7,299,400 11/9/84
42 126 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
46 140 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 99 Pride and Prejudice Focus 447,000 7.5% 215 2,079 5,972,600 11/11/05
51 134 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
61 103 Baahubali: The Beginning BSC 433,300 53.1% 236 1,836 816,700 7/9/15
62 82 Manhattan Murder Mystery TriS 486,800 17.8% 268 1,816 2,736,900 8/18/93
63 94 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
66 117 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
69 165 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
72 107 Desperately Seeking Susan Orion 429,900 5.6% 268 1,604 7,717,900 3/29/85
73 108 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
79 129 Crimes of the Heart DEG 378,100 6.4% 246 1,537 5,923,300 12/12/86
80 167 New Jersey Drive Gram. 320,700 39.1% 210 1,527 819,700 4/21/95
81 95 The Omega Code Prov. 463,500 18.7% 304 1,524 2,479,000 10/15/99
82 123 Silkwood Fox 386,800 3.6% 257 1,505 10,697,900 12/16/83
83 157 Empire of the Sun WB 336,200 6.1% 225 1,494 5,520,300 12/11/87
84 200 Twice in a Lifetime Bud 279,400 12.3% 189 1,478 2,264,800 10/25/85
85 37 Bad Boys (1983) Uni. 689,300 23.6% 468 1,473 2,917,700 3/25/83
86 97 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
88 124 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
91 196 Chennai Express UTV 283,200 41.8% 196 1,445 677,000 8/8/13
92 90 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
95 106 Foolish Art. 430,000 36.2% 305 1,410 1,187,800 4/9/99
96 199 Zapped! Emb 280,100 4.9% 200 1,400 5,747,500 7/23/82
97 66 Racing with the Moon Par. 536,700 29.8% 389 1,380 1,799,300 3/23/84
98 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
99 56 Valley Girl Atl 589,500 10.7% 442 1,333 5,505,900 4/29/83
100 42 Six Pack Fox 662,000 9.6% 504 1,313 6,879,600 7/16/82
101 168 The Hotel New Hampshire Orion 320,200 20.9% 244 1,312 1,530,600 3/9/84
102 38 Wild at Heart Gold. 688,800 20.0% 532 1,295 3,442,100 8/17/90
103 36 Disorderlies WB 692,600 26.2% 544 1,273 2,646,700 8/14/87
104 51 Skin Deep Fox 619,700 12.5% 489 1,267 4,955,900 3/3/89
105 120 The Wizard of Oz (3D/IMAX) WB 394,600 55.6% 318 1,241 709,900 9/20/13
106 98 Revenge of the Nerds Fox 450,300 3.7% 364 1,237 12,165,000 7/20/84
107 171 Bajrangi Bhaijaan Eros 317,700 32.1% 257 1,236 991,300 7/17/15
108 33 School Ties Par. 727,700 20.5% 595 1,223 3,545,800 9/18/92
109 74 Glengarry Glen Ross NL 507,100 19.6% 416 1,219 2,584,400 10/2/92
110 45 Munich Uni. 647,800 8.9% 532 1,218 7,268,900 12/23/05
111 77 My Family NL 497,700 19.5% 413 1,205 2,547,000 5/5/95
112 105 No Manches Frida PNT 432,000 32.0% 362 1,193 1,350,900 9/2/16
113 49 The Missionary Col. 634,300 25.8% 532 1,192 2,463,000 11/5/82
114 166 Tea with Mussolini MGM 321,500 11.3% 270 1,191 2,835,000 5/14/99
115 101 The Sicilian Fox 440,000 31.8% 370 1,189 1,382,800 10/23/87
116 34 Simon Birch BV 708,200 18.2% 596 1,188 3,892,000 9/11/98
117 83 Tomboy Crwn 485,600 12.2% 409 1,187 3,971,800 1/25/85
118 190 Romeo Is Bleeding Gram. 293,200 37.4% 247 1,187 783,600 2/4/94
119 46 Metalstorm Uni. 641,000 38.1% 549 1,167 1,682,900 8/19/83
120 69 All the Right Moves Fox 516,000 9.4% 442 1,167 5,470,800 10/21/83
121 57 Vice Squad Emb 584,100 13.0% 510 1,145 4,508,000 1/22/82
122 63 The Philadelphia Experiment NW 558,600 23.2% 490 1,140 2,411,700 8/3/84
123 125 A Cry in the Dark WB 380,000 22.6% 334 1,138 1,681,000 11/11/88
124 137 Dangal UTV 369,600 26.3% 331 1,116 1,406,400 12/21/16
125 158 Bad Company (1995) BV 335,600 39.7% 302 1,111 844,800 1/20/95
126 65 Smokey & the Bandit Part III Uni. 548,600 30.4% 498 1,102 1,802,800 8/12/83
127 48 Shoot the Moon MGM 636,100 20.3% 585 1,087 3,135,200 1/22/82
128 151 Alphabet City Atl 348,900 16.7% 321 1,087 2,093,900 5/4/84
129 178 Without a Clue Orion 303,400 14.6% 280 1,083 2,077,700 10/21/88
130 104 Weekend Pass Crwn 432,000 6.9% 399 1,083 6,267,300 2/3/84
131 58 A Rage in Harlem Mira. 583,900 23.5% 540 1,081 2,479,500 5/3/91
132 67 Ride Mira. 535,900 45.8% 496 1,080 1,169,600 3/27/98
133 110 Silent Night, Deadly Night TriS 426,400 57.5% 398 1,071 741,500 11/9/84
134 133 Just Between Friends Orion 374,900 21.7% 352 1,065 1,727,400 3/21/86
135 146 Wise Guys MGM 357,000 15.6% 338 1,056 2,284,500 4/18/86
136 115 Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos LGF 415,100 37.8% 395 1,051 1,097,200 9/4/15
137 183 Maid to Order NCeV 297,300 11.8% 287 1,036 2,523,900 7/31/87
138 88 She's the One FoxS 472,500 21.9% 459 1,029 2,158,100 8/23/96
139 154 The Show Sav. 340,900 54.9% 336 1,014 621,300 8/25/95
140 161 Crimes of Passion NW 328,300 37.9% 325 1,010 866,900 10/19/84
141 81 Serial Mom Sav. 488,100 26.1% 502 972 1,871,000 4/13/94
142 71 Ninja 3: The Domination Can. 514,200 22.7% 530 970 2,265,100 9/14/84
143 111 Tuff Turf Orion 425,200 16.1% 440 966 2,639,200 1/11/85
144 96 Eddie and the Cruisers Emb 458,700 30.2% 475 965 1,519,600 9/23/83
145 59 House of 1,000 Corpses Lions 573,900 27.4% 595 965 2,095,400 4/11/03
146 64 Tap TriS 558,500 24.3% 585 955 2,295,900 2/10/89
147 179 Meet the Mormons Purd. 302,400 41.5% 317 954 728,700 10/10/14
148 87 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
150 159 A Most Wanted Man RAtt. 332,600 15.6% 361 921 2,132,600 7/25/14
151 135 Woman, Thou Art Loosed Magn. 374,500 33.8% 408 918 1,107,800 10/1/04
152 181 The Curse TWE 299,200 60.6% 326 918 493,600 9/11/87
153 163 Before Sunrise Sony 327,200 25.7% 363 901 1,272,500 1/27/95
154 174 Getting It On Comw 309,700 100.0% 350 884 309,700 8/19/83
155 113 Let's Spend the Night Together Emb 418,700 34.5% 475 881 1,213,100 2/11/83
156 86 Swing Kids BV 475,400 34.9% 542 877 1,360,400 3/5/93
157 89 Barney's Great Adventure Poly 469,900 18.0% 540 870 2,605,300 4/3/98
158 116 The House of the Spirits Mira. 411,300 27.4% 474 867 1,498,900 4/1/94
159 92 Scoop Focus 465,200 28.9% 538 865 1,607,000 7/28/06
160 160 Cantinflas LGF 329,400 41.7% 382 862 789,200 8/29/14
161 91 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
163 118 Millennium Fox 406,700 27.9% 486 837 1,455,200 8/25/89
164 194 Fraternity Vacation NW 288,200 30.7% 348 828 939,000 4/12/85
165 144 The Amateur Fox 358,200 15.3% 437 819 2,344,300 2/12/82
166 188 Mr. Holmes RAtt. 295,100 13.7% 361 818 2,149,000 7/17/15
167 102 Critters NL 436,300 12.3% 540 808 3,549,100 4/11/86
168 114 1969 Atl 415,800 28.6% 520 800 1,454,700 11/18/88
169 185 Impulse Fox 296,300 35.9% 376 788 825,400 9/28/84
170 170 Bring On the Night Gold. 318,900 59.9% 409 780 532,600 11/8/85
171 186 Pulling Strings LGF 295,500 42.2% 387 763 699,800 10/4/13
172 121 Ski Patrol Triu 389,600 19.3% 515 757 2,017,500 1/12/90
173 193 Casa De Mi Padre LGF 288,800 38.9% 382 756 741,500 3/16/12
174 132 The Perils of Gwendolyn in the Land of Yik Yak Gold. 376,700 100.0% 500 753 376,700 1/25/85
175 197 China Moon Orion 283,200 39.0% 377 751 726,900 3/4/94
176 148 After Dark's Horror Fest: 8 Films to Die For Free 352,800 89.7% 488 723 393,100 11/17/06
177 198 Mystic Pizza Gold. 283,200 9.1% 401 706 3,112,700 10/21/88
178 149 A Little Sex Uni. 350,400 43.5% 500 701 806,300 4/2/82
179 164 Peter Pan (Re-issue) (1982) BV 325,600 5.8% 465 700 5,616,300 12/17/82
180 192 The Golden Seal Gold. 292,100 13.8% 418 699 2,116,400 8/19/83
181 169 Blame It On the Bellboy BV 319,600 42.7% 462 692 748,100 3/6/92
182 156 Celebrity Mira. 338,600 31.3% 493 687 1,082,900 11/20/98
183 119 Chasing Papi Fox 398,800 39.2% 585 682 1,016,600 4/16/03
184 139 The Zookeeper's Wife Focus 367,500 18.9% 541 679 1,949,200 3/31/17
185 143 Exterminator II Can. 358,400 32.2% 535 670 1,112,900 9/14/84
186 131 Forced Vengeance MGM 377,200 16.7% 576 655 2,265,400 7/30/82
187 173 Flawless (1999) MGM 313,000 35.4% 478 655 883,600 11/26/99
188 152 Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Focus 346,900 20.2% 535 648 1,715,000 3/7/08
189 162 The Keep Par. 327,700 24.5% 508 645 1,339,200 12/16/83
190 130 The Wraith NCeV 378,000 40.1% 588 643 943,400 11/21/86
191 136 Duets BV 371,500 42.3% 581 639 879,200 9/15/00
192 141 Passed Away BV 363,100 37.4% 582 624 971,300 4/24/92
193 184 P.O.W. - The Escape Can. 296,700 44.1% 476 623 673,100 4/4/86
194 155 Into the West Mira. 340,700 29.4% 550 619 1,157,200 9/17/93
195 142 Cabin Boy BV 362,100 41.3% 593 611 876,200 1/7/94
196 177 Avenging Force Can. 305,000 24.2% 500 610 1,261,400 9/12/86
197 175 The Men's Club Atl 309,200 44.9% 532 581 689,000 9/19/86
198 176 The Hitman Can. 306,500 27.7% 551 556 1,105,500 10/25/91
199 189 Mayweather vs. McGregor Fathom 293,400 100.0% 532 552 293,400 8/26/17
200 191 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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