> ALL TIME > OPENINGS UNDER 600 THEATERS

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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)StudioOpening*% of TotalTheaters / Avg.Total Gross^Release
1 143 The Lion King BV $1,586,753 0.5% 2 $793,377 $312,855,561 6/15/94
2 40 Pocahontas BV $2,689,714 1.9% 6 $448,285 $141,579,773 6/16/95
3 104 Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire LGF $1,872,458 3.9% 18 $104,025 $47,566,524 11/6/09
4 173 Black Swan FoxS $1,443,809 1.4% 18 $80,212 $106,954,678 12/3/10
5 158 The Blair Witch Project Art. $1,512,054 1.1% 27 $56,002 $140,539,099 7/16/99
6 63 Fantasia 2000 (35mm & IMAX) BV $2,290,525 3.8% 54 $42,417 $60,655,420 1/1/00
7 167 Milk Focus $1,453,844 4.6% 36 $40,385 $31,841,299 11/26/08
8 43 Beauty and the Beast (IMAX) BV $2,589,334 10.2% 68 $38,078 $25,487,190 1/1/02
9 1 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Par. $12,785,204 6.1% 425 $30,083 $209,397,903 12/16/11
10 59 The Age of Innocence Col. $2,317,289 7.2% 83 $27,919 $32,255,440 9/17/93
11 111 The Lion King (IMAX) BV $1,825,849 11.6% 66 $27,664 $15,686,215 12/27/02
12 84 Chicago Mira. $2,074,929 1.2% 77 $26,947 $170,687,518 12/27/02
13 174 Attack of the Clones: The IMAX Experience (IMAX) Fox $1,435,259 16.9% 58 $24,745 $8,485,488 11/1/02
14 3 Instructions Not Included LGF $7,846,426 17.7% 348 $22,547 $44,467,206 8/30/13
15 168 NASCAR 3D: The IMAX Experience (IMAX) WB $1,452,639 6.7% 68 $21,362 $21,583,831 3/12/04
16 188 Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna Yash $1,351,786 41.3% 64 $21,121 $3,275,444 8/11/06
17 25 Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas in 3-D (2006) BV $3,277,004 37.7% 168 $19,505 $8,700,869 10/20/06
18 101 Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain Code $1,908,420 24.8% 98 $19,474 $7,706,436 9/9/11
19 60 Almost Famous DW $2,314,646 7.1% 131 $17,669 $32,534,850 9/15/00
20 2 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Uni. $8,684,055 21.6% 530 $16,385 $40,226,215 11/12/04
21 153 The Remains of the Day Col. $1,528,982 6.6% 94 $16,265 $23,237,911 11/5/93
22 99 My Name is Khan FoxS $1,944,027 48.4% 120 $16,200 $4,018,771 2/12/10
23 4 Closer Sony $7,707,972 22.7% 476 $16,193 $33,987,757 12/3/04
24 81 A Mighty Wind WB $2,112,140 11.9% 133 $15,880 $17,781,006 4/16/03
25 114 Om Shanti Om Eros $1,764,131 49.0% 114 $15,474 $3,597,372 11/9/07
26 9 Pitch Perfect Uni. $5,149,433 7.9% 335 $15,371 $65,001,093 9/28/12
27 88 Rob Roy MGM $2,023,272 6.4% 133 $15,212 $31,596,911 4/7/95
28 181 Ghosts of the Abyss (IMAX & 35mm) BV $1,408,474 8.3% 97 $14,520 $17,040,871 4/11/03
29 20 Dhoom 3 Yash $3,423,508 42.6% 239 $14,324 $8,031,955 12/20/13
30 13 Amistad DW $4,573,523 10.3% 322 $14,203 $44,229,441 12/10/97
31 132 3 Idiots Relbig. $1,645,502 25.2% 119 $13,828 $6,532,874 12/23/09
32 162 The Road W/Dim. $1,502,231 18.5% 111 $13,534 $8,117,000 11/25/09
33 17 Terms of Endearment Par. $3,498,813 3.2% 260 $13,456 $108,423,489 11/23/83
34 37 Pride and Prejudice Focus $2,865,017 7.5% 215 $13,325 $38,405,088 11/11/05
35 5 Love Actually Uni. $6,886,080 11.5% 576 $11,955 $59,696,144 11/7/03
36 155 Radio Days Orion $1,522,423 10.3% 128 $11,893 $14,792,779 1/30/87
37 69 Chennai Express UTV $2,220,497 41.8% 196 $11,329 $5,307,960 8/8/13
38 7 Steel Magnolias TriS $5,425,440 6.5% 480 $11,303 $83,759,091 11/17/89
39 10 Colors Orion $4,747,118 10.2% 422 $11,249 $46,616,067 4/15/88
40 175 Bon Cop, Bad Cop All. $1,433,259 11.3% 133 $10,776 $12,665,721 8/4/06
41 129 Don 2 Relbig. $1,673,921 45.5% 157 $10,662 $3,680,306 12/22/11
42 38 Under the Same Moon Wein. $2,769,655 22.0% 266 $10,412 $12,590,147 3/19/08
43 70 Full Metal Jacket WB $2,217,307 4.8% 215 $10,313 $46,357,676 6/26/87
44 93 Arbitrage RAtt. $2,002,165 25.3% 197 $10,163 $7,919,574 9/14/12
45 126 Day of the Dead UFD $1,700,000 34.0% 168 $10,119 $5,000,000 7/19/85
46 16 Do the Right Thing Uni. $3,563,535 12.9% 353 $10,095 $27,545,445 6/30/89
47 6 The Players Club NL $5,894,607 25.6% 593 $9,940 $23,047,939 4/10/98
48 151 Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Eros $1,568,677 41.0% 161 $9,743 $3,827,466 5/31/13
49 76 Quest for Fire Fox $2,171,303 10.4% 223 $9,736 $20,959,585 2/12/82
50 27 The Wizard of Oz (3D/IMAX) WB $3,093,998 54.9% 318 $9,730 $5,633,202 9/20/13
51 23 An Officer and a Gentleman Par. $3,304,679 2.6% 346 $9,551 $129,795,554 7/30/82
52 133 Talaash Relbig. $1,638,706 57.1% 172 $9,527 $2,871,956 11/30/12
53 8 Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas in Disney Digital 3-D (2007 re-issue) BV $5,330,101 36.8% 564 $9,450 $14,486,897 10/19/07
54 66 Bean Gram. $2,255,233 5.0% 242 $9,319 $45,319,423 10/17/97
55 110 The Tailor of Panama Sony $1,837,068 13.4% 199 $9,231 $13,729,742 3/30/01
56 123 The Color Purple WB $1,710,333 1.8% 192 $8,907 $94,175,854 12/20/85
57 56 The Falcon and the Snowman Orion $2,358,846 13.8% 265 $8,901 $17,130,087 1/25/85
58 100 Children of a Lesser God Par. $1,909,084 6.0% 215 $8,879 $31,853,080 10/3/86
59 11 House Party NL $4,611,024 17.5% 520 $8,867 $26,385,627 3/9/90
60 12 Nuts WB $4,606,083 14.9% 536 $8,593 $30,950,002 11/20/87
61 35 The World According to Garp WB $2,902,088 9.8% 357 $8,129 $29,712,172 7/23/82
62 14 Mo' Better Blues Uni. $4,387,360 27.2% 544 $8,065 $16,153,593 8/3/90
63 24 Benny and Joon MGM $3,285,063 14.1% 408 $8,051 $23,261,580 4/16/93
64 193 Bella RAtt. $1,328,448 16.5% 165 $8,051 $8,070,537 10/26/07
65 48 Meet the Mormons Purd. $2,509,808 51.7% 317 $7,917 $4,851,293 10/10/14
66 165 Filly Brown LGF $1,478,323 51.9% 188 $7,863 $2,850,357 4/19/13
67 15 Munich Uni. $4,152,260 8.8% 532 $7,805 $47,403,685 12/23/05
68 57 The Omega Code Prov. $2,354,362 18.7% 304 $7,744 $12,614,346 10/15/99
69 95 Monty Python's The Meaning of Life Uni. $1,987,853 13.3% 257 $7,734 $14,929,552 4/1/83
70 18 Dead Again Par. $3,479,395 9.2% 450 $7,731 $38,016,380 8/23/91
71 113 The Sword and the Sorcerer Gr1 $1,798,879 4.6% 233 $7,720 $39,103,425 4/23/82
72 62 Falling in Love Par. $2,293,710 20.6% 305 $7,520 $11,129,057 11/21/84
73 91 Manhattan Murder Mystery TriS $2,015,360 17.8% 268 $7,520 $11,330,911 8/18/93
74 41 A Most Wanted Man RAtt. $2,687,227 15.6% 361 $7,444 $17,198,888 7/25/14
75 116 My Week with Marilyn Wein. $1,750,507 12.0% 244 $7,174 $14,600,347 11/23/11
76 75 Foolish Art. $2,184,633 36.2% 305 $7,162 $6,033,999 4/9/99
77 171 Ram-Leela Eros $1,449,174 52.9% 204 $7,104 $2,738,863 11/15/13
78 139 The Right Stuff WB $1,601,167 7.6% 229 $6,991 $21,192,102 10/21/83
79 42 Cantinflas LGF $2,661,253 41.7% 382 $6,967 $6,382,924 8/29/14
80 94 Veronica Mars WB $1,988,351 59.9% 291 $6,833 $3,322,127 3/14/14
81 21 Religulous LGF $3,409,643 26.2% 502 $6,792 $13,011,160 10/1/08
82 73 Angel NW $2,214,824 12.7% 330 $6,711 $17,488,564 1/13/84
83 184 New Jersey Drive Gram. $1,395,028 39.1% 210 $6,642 $3,565,508 4/21/95
84 67 Deathtrap WB $2,238,977 11.6% 341 $6,565 $19,282,134 3/19/82
85 97 Top Gun 3D Par. $1,965,737 65.1% 300 $6,552 $3,018,873 2/8/13
86 50 Pulling Strings LGF $2,467,168 42.2% 387 $6,375 $5,842,961 10/4/13
87 141 Vigilante FVI $1,588,464 31.2% 250 $6,353 $5,091,888 3/4/83
88 130 Raiders of the Lost Ark (IMAX) Par. $1,673,731 53.6% 267 $6,269 $3,125,613 9/7/12
89 170 The Hoax Mira. $1,449,320 20.2% 235 $6,167 $7,164,995 4/6/07
90 72 Mud RAtt. $2,215,891 10.3% 363 $6,104 $21,590,086 4/26/13
91 29 Yentl MGM $3,050,219 7.6% 501 $6,088 $40,218,899 11/18/83
92 55 The Inkwell BV $2,358,988 26.6% 390 $6,048 $8,880,705 4/22/94
93 134 Tea with Mussolini MGM $1,633,183 11.3% 270 $6,048 $14,401,563 5/14/99
94 45 You So Crazy Gold. $2,521,746 24.8% 417 $6,047 $10,184,701 4/29/94
95 64 Casa De Mi Padre LGF $2,287,239 38.7% 382 $5,988 $5,909,483 3/16/12
96 26 El Cantante PicH $3,202,035 42.4% 542 $5,907 $7,556,712 8/3/07
97 199 Empire of the Sun WB $1,314,509 5.9% 225 $5,842 $22,238,696 12/11/87
98 85 Children of the Corn NW $2,042,821 14.0% 350 $5,836 $14,568,989 3/9/84
99 148 Possession (2002) Focus $1,575,214 15.6% 270 $5,834 $10,113,733 8/16/02
100 87 Above the Law WB $2,037,938 10.8% 350 $5,822 $18,869,631 4/8/88
101 19 House of 1,000 Corpses Lions $3,460,666 27.4% 595 $5,816 $12,634,962 4/11/03
102 109 The Package Orion $1,851,673 17.4% 323 $5,732 $10,647,219 8/25/89
103 182 Crimes of the Heart DEG $1,402,921 6.1% 246 $5,702 $22,905,522 12/12/86
104 58 Woman, Thou Art Loosed Magn. $2,325,474 33.8% 408 $5,699 $6,879,730 10/1/04
105 154 Desperately Seeking Susan Orion $1,526,098 5.6% 268 $5,694 $27,398,584 3/29/85
106 31 Cousins Par. $3,039,805 13.8% 535 $5,681 $22,026,369 2/10/89
107 30 Scoop Focus $3,046,924 29.0% 538 $5,663 $10,525,717 7/28/06
108 128 Atlas Shrugged: Part I RM $1,686,347 36.4% 299 $5,640 $4,627,375 4/15/11
109 34 Krush Groove WB $2,905,293 26.3% 519 $5,597 $11,052,713 10/25/85
110 22 Simon Birch BV $3,321,370 18.2% 596 $5,572 $18,253,415 9/11/98
111 36 A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge NL $2,865,475 9.6% 522 $5,489 $29,999,213 11/1/85
112 33 Wild at Heart Gold. $2,913,764 20.0% 532 $5,477 $14,560,247 8/17/90
113 89 Friends with Kids RAtt. $2,019,083 27.9% 369 $5,472 $7,251,073 3/9/12
114 163 Shine a Light ParV $1,488,081 27.0% 276 $5,391 $5,505,267 4/4/08
115 78 My Family NL $2,164,840 19.5% 413 $5,241 $11,079,373 5/5/95
116 187 Homework JenF $1,366,535 46.9% 262 $5,215 $2,914,328 8/27/82
117 147 Metallica Through the Never PH $1,576,561 46.1% 305 $5,169 $3,419,967 9/27/13
118 28 10 to Midnight MGM $3,050,225 42.5% 595 $5,126 $7,175,592 3/11/83
119 44 Fast Times at Ridgemont High Uni. $2,545,674 9.4% 498 $5,111 $27,092,880 8/13/82
120 32 School Ties Par. $3,020,071 20.5% 595 $5,075 $14,715,067 9/18/92
121 47 Ride Mira. $2,513,334 45.8% 496 $5,067 $5,485,295 3/27/98
122 82 Glengarry Glen Ross NL $2,104,402 19.6% 416 $5,058 $10,725,228 10/2/92
123 51 Skin Deep Fox $2,460,262 12.5% 489 $5,031 $19,674,852 3/3/89
124 46 A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy WB $2,514,478 27.7% 501 $5,018 $9,077,269 7/16/82
125 150 Megiddo: The Omega Code II 8X $1,573,454 26.0% 314 $5,011 $6,047,691 9/21/01
126 39 Disorderlies WB $2,707,980 26.2% 544 $4,977 $10,348,437 8/14/87
127 105 Death Wish II Film $1,871,487 11.6% 377 $4,964 $16,100,000 2/19/82
128 192 Paid in Full Mira. $1,328,789 43.0% 268 $4,958 $3,090,862 10/25/02
129 80 Revenge of the Ninja MGM $2,114,125 16.1% 432 $4,893 $13,168,027 9/9/83
130 166 Bad Company (1995) BV $1,459,824 39.7% 302 $4,833 $3,674,841 1/20/95
131 135 Ladron Que Roba A Ladron LGF $1,626,090 40.5% 340 $4,782 $4,011,254 8/31/07
132 61 After Dark's Horror Fest: 8 Films to Die For Free $2,310,680 89.7% 488 $4,735 $2,575,000 11/17/06
133 152 A Cry in the Dark WB $1,561,793 22.6% 334 $4,676 $6,908,797 11/11/88
134 49 Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Focus $2,490,942 20.2% 535 $4,655 $12,313,694 3/7/08
135 120 The Sicilian Fox $1,720,351 31.8% 370 $4,649 $5,406,879 10/23/87
136 77 Bad Boys (1983) Uni. $2,171,197 23.6% 468 $4,639 $9,190,819 3/25/83
137 112 Racing with the Moon Par. $1,803,432 29.8% 389 $4,636 $6,045,647 3/23/84
138 177 Joysticks JenF $1,431,065 36.2% 310 $4,616 $3,952,448 3/4/83
139 53 If You Could See What I Hear JenF $2,408,000 27.7% 524 $4,595 $8,693,512 4/23/82
140 68 The Sword in the Stone (Re-issue) BV $2,230,614 18.6% 487 $4,580 $12,000,000 3/25/83
141 52 A Rage in Harlem Mira. $2,458,080 23.6% 540 $4,552 $10,438,504 5/3/91
142 83 She's the One FoxS $2,088,492 21.9% 459 $4,550 $9,538,948 8/23/96
143 65 Author! Author! Fox $2,279,260 17.4% 504 $4,522 $13,111,101 6/18/82
144 149 Rize Lions $1,574,787 47.2% 352 $4,473 $3,336,391 6/24/05
145 164 The Show Sav. $1,482,892 54.9% 336 $4,413 $2,702,578 8/25/95
146 127 October Baby (2012) Gold. $1,697,130 32.9% 390 $4,352 $5,157,886 3/23/12
147 186 Girl in Progress LGF $1,384,078 53.0% 322 $4,298 $2,609,412 5/11/12
148 119 Tomboy Crwn $1,723,935 12.2% 409 $4,215 $14,100,000 1/25/85
149 102 Fly Me to the Moon Sum. $1,900,523 13.8% 452 $4,205 $13,816,982 8/15/08
150 108 Valley Girl Atl $1,856,780 10.7% 442 $4,200 $17,343,596 4/29/83
151 157 Revenge of the Nerds Fox $1,513,090 3.7% 364 $4,156 $40,874,452 7/20/84
152 144 Home Run Gold. $1,582,466 55.3% 381 $4,153 $2,861,020 4/19/13
153 54 Chasing Papi Fox $2,404,557 39.2% 585 $4,110 $6,130,049 4/16/03
154 74 Barney's Great Adventure Poly $2,203,865 18.0% 540 $4,081 $12,218,638 4/3/98
155 86 Serial Mom Sav. $2,040,450 26.1% 502 $4,064 $7,820,688 4/13/94
156 79 Babies Focus $2,160,460 29.5% 534 $4,046 $7,320,323 5/7/10
157 185 Just Between Friends Orion $1,390,718 21.7% 352 $3,950 $6,408,791 3/21/86
158 179 Before Sunrise Sony $1,423,537 25.7% 363 $3,921 $5,535,405 1/27/95
159 195 Wise Guys MGM $1,324,456 15.6% 338 $3,918 $8,475,466 4/18/86
160 98 Six Pack Fox $1,946,418 9.6% 504 $3,861 $20,225,989 7/16/82
161 103 The Philadelphia Experiment NW $1,877,000 23.2% 490 $3,830 $8,103,330 8/3/84
162 71 Tap TriS $2,217,150 24.3% 585 $3,790 $9,114,702 2/10/89
163 90 Metalstorm Uni. $2,019,000 38.1% 549 $3,677 $5,301,085 8/19/83
164 136 All the Right Moves Fox $1,625,486 9.4% 442 $3,677 $17,233,166 10/21/83
165 169 Weekend Pass Crwn $1,451,676 6.9% 399 $3,638 $21,058,033 2/3/84
166 96 Swing Kids BV $1,967,957 34.9% 542 $3,630 $5,632,086 3/5/93
167 121 The House of the Spirits Mira. $1,719,085 27.4% 474 $3,626 $6,265,311 4/1/94
168 176 Silent Night, Deadly Night TriS $1,432,800 57.5% 398 $3,600 $2,491,460 11/9/84
169 145 To Save a Life Gold. $1,581,517 41.9% 441 $3,586 $3,777,210 1/22/10
170 107 The Missionary Col. $1,864,852 25.8% 532 $3,505 $7,241,180 11/5/82
171 117 Smokey & the Bandit Part III Uni. $1,728,060 30.4% 498 $3,470 $5,678,950 8/12/83
172 191 Ong Bak: The Thai Warrior Magn. $1,334,869 29.3% 387 $3,449 $4,563,167 2/11/05
173 92 Duets BV $2,002,588 42.3% 581 $3,446 $4,739,023 9/15/00
174 159 Tuff Turf Orion $1,509,380 16.1% 440 $3,430 $9,369,329 1/11/85
175 122 Vice Squad Emb $1,717,205 13.0% 510 $3,367 $13,253,583 1/22/82
176 115 Avenging Angel NW $1,755,264 31.2% 525 $3,343 $5,622,787 1/11/85
177 140 Flawless (1999) MGM $1,590,155 35.4% 478 $3,326 $4,488,529 11/26/99
178 138 Millennium Fox $1,614,692 28.0% 486 $3,322 $5,777,099 8/25/89
179 124 1969 Atl $1,709,120 28.6% 520 $3,286 $5,979,011 11/18/88
180 118 Ninja 3: The Domination Can. $1,727,546 22.7% 530 $3,259 $7,610,785 9/14/84
181 142 Celebrity Mira. $1,588,013 31.3% 493 $3,221 $5,078,660 11/20/98
182 131 Ski Patrol Triu $1,648,000 19.3% 515 $3,200 $8,533,973 1/12/90
183 106 Shoot the Moon MGM $1,870,000 20.3% 585 $3,196 $9,217,530 1/22/82
184 125 Birth NL $1,705,577 33.5% 550 $3,101 $5,095,038 10/29/04
185 189 Facing the Giants IDP $1,343,537 13.2% 441 $3,046 $10,178,331 9/29/06
186 172 Eddie and the Cruisers Emb $1,444,886 30.2% 475 $3,041 $4,786,789 9/23/83
187 200 The Fluffy Movie ORF $1,311,446 46.4% 432 $3,036 $2,827,393 7/25/14
188 196 Choke FoxS $1,319,286 45.1% 435 $3,033 $2,926,565 9/26/08
189 137 Critters NL $1,618,800 12.3% 540 $2,997 $13,167,232 4/11/86
190 194 Blame It On the Bellboy BV $1,326,472 42.7% 462 $2,871 $3,104,545 3/6/92
191 178 Illegal Tender Uni. $1,425,915 45.9% 512 $2,784 $3,106,835 8/24/07
192 197 Let's Spend the Night Together Emb $1,319,050 34.5% 475 $2,776 $3,821,199 2/11/83
193 190 The Perils of Gwendolyn in the Land of Yik Yak Gold. $1,337,274 100.0% 500 $2,674 $1,337,274 1/25/85
194 146 The To-Do List CBS $1,579,402 45.2% 591 $2,672 $3,491,669 7/26/13
195 160 Passed Away BV $1,506,887 37.4% 582 $2,589 $4,030,793 4/24/92
196 180 Into the West Mira. $1,410,414 29.4% 550 $2,564 $4,790,801 9/17/93
197 156 Cabin Boy BV $1,513,507 41.3% 593 $2,552 $3,662,459 1/7/94
198 161 The Seduction Emb $1,503,543 13.2% 597 $2,518 $11,378,339 1/22/82
199 183 The Wraith NCeV $1,402,535 40.1% 588 $2,385 $3,500,000 11/21/86
200 198 Seven Days in Utopia Visio $1,316,910 30.1% 561 $2,347 $4,373,074 9/2/11

* 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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