> 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
1 145 The Lion King BV $1,586,753 0.5% 2 $793,377 $312,855,561 6/15/94
2 41 Pocahontas BV $2,689,714 1.9% 6 $448,285 $141,579,773 6/16/95
3 105 Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire LGF $1,872,458 3.9% 18 $104,025 $47,566,524 11/6/09
4 176 Black Swan FoxS $1,443,809 1.4% 18 $80,212 $106,954,678 12/3/10
5 160 The Blair Witch Project Art. $1,512,054 1.1% 27 $56,002 $140,539,099 7/16/99
6 64 Fantasia 2000 (35mm & IMAX) BV $2,290,525 3.8% 54 $42,417 $60,655,420 1/1/00
7 170 Milk Focus $1,453,844 4.6% 36 $40,385 $31,841,299 11/26/08
8 44 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 60 The Age of Innocence Col. $2,317,289 7.2% 83 $27,919 $32,255,440 9/17/93
11 112 The Lion King (IMAX) BV $1,825,849 11.6% 66 $27,664 $15,686,215 12/27/02
12 85 Chicago Mira. $2,074,929 1.2% 77 $26,947 $170,687,518 12/27/02
13 177 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
15 171 NASCAR 3D: The IMAX Experience (IMAX) WB $1,452,639 6.7% 68 $21,362 $21,583,831 3/12/04
16 193 Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna Yash $1,351,786 41.3% 64 $21,121 $3,275,444 8/11/06
17 26 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
18 102 Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain Code $1,908,420 24.8% 98 $19,474 $7,706,436 9/9/11
19 61 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
21 155 The Remains of the Day Col. $1,528,982 6.6% 94 $16,265 $23,237,911 11/5/93
22 100 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 82 A Mighty Wind WB $2,112,140 11.9% 133 $15,880 $17,781,006 4/16/03
25 116 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 89 Rob Roy MGM $2,023,272 6.4% 133 $15,212 $31,596,911 4/7/95
28 184 Ghosts of the Abyss (IMAX & 35mm) BV $1,408,474 8.3% 97 $14,520 $17,040,871 4/11/03
29 21 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
31 134 3 Idiots Relbig. $1,645,502 25.2% 119 $13,828 $6,532,874 12/23/09
32 164 The Road W/Dim. $1,502,231 18.5% 111 $13,534 $8,117,000 11/25/09
33 18 Terms of Endearment Par. $3,498,813 3.2% 260 $13,456 $108,423,489 11/23/83
34 38 Pride and Prejudice Focus $2,865,017 7.5% 215 $13,325 $38,405,088 11/11/05
35 16 P.K. UTV $3,565,258 33.6% 272 $13,108 $10,616,104 12/19/14
36 5 Love Actually Uni. $6,886,080 11.5% 576 $11,955 $59,696,144 11/7/03
37 157 Radio Days Orion $1,522,423 10.3% 128 $11,893 $14,792,779 1/30/87
38 70 Chennai Express UTV $2,220,497 41.8% 196 $11,329 $5,307,960 8/8/13
39 7 Steel Magnolias TriS $5,425,440 6.5% 480 $11,303 $83,759,091 11/17/89
40 10 Colors Orion $4,747,118 10.2% 422 $11,249 $46,616,067 4/15/88
41 178 Bon Cop, Bad Cop All. $1,433,259 11.3% 133 $10,776 $12,665,721 8/4/06
42 131 Don 2 Relbig. $1,673,921 45.5% 157 $10,662 $3,680,306 12/22/11
43 39 Under the Same Moon Wein. $2,769,655 22.0% 266 $10,412 $12,590,147 3/19/08
44 71 Full Metal Jacket WB $2,217,307 4.8% 215 $10,313 $46,357,676 6/26/87
45 94 Arbitrage RAtt. $2,002,165 25.3% 197 $10,163 $7,919,574 9/14/12
46 128 Day of the Dead UFD $1,700,000 34.0% 168 $10,119 $5,000,000 7/19/85
47 17 Do the Right Thing Uni. $3,563,535 12.9% 353 $10,095 $27,545,445 6/30/89
48 6 The Players Club NL $5,894,607 25.6% 593 $9,940 $23,047,939 4/10/98
49 153 Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Eros $1,568,677 41.0% 161 $9,743 $3,827,466 5/31/13
50 77 Quest for Fire Fox $2,171,303 10.4% 223 $9,736 $20,959,585 2/12/82
51 28 The Wizard of Oz (3D/IMAX) WB $3,093,998 54.9% 318 $9,730 $5,633,202 9/20/13
52 24 An Officer and a Gentleman Par. $3,304,679 2.6% 346 $9,551 $129,795,554 7/30/82
53 135 Talaash Relbig. $1,638,706 57.1% 172 $9,527 $2,871,956 11/30/12
54 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
55 67 Bean Gram. $2,255,233 5.0% 242 $9,319 $45,319,423 10/17/97
56 111 The Tailor of Panama Sony $1,837,068 13.4% 199 $9,231 $13,729,742 3/30/01
57 125 The Color Purple WB $1,710,333 1.8% 192 $8,907 $94,175,854 12/20/85
58 57 The Falcon and the Snowman Orion $2,358,846 13.8% 265 $8,901 $17,130,087 1/25/85
59 101 Children of a Lesser God Par. $1,909,084 6.0% 215 $8,879 $31,853,080 10/3/86
60 11 House Party NL $4,611,024 17.5% 520 $8,867 $26,385,627 3/9/90
61 12 Nuts WB $4,606,083 14.9% 536 $8,593 $30,950,002 11/20/87
62 36 The World According to Garp WB $2,902,088 9.8% 357 $8,129 $29,712,172 7/23/82
63 14 Mo' Better Blues Uni. $4,387,360 27.2% 544 $8,065 $16,153,593 8/3/90
64 25 Benny and Joon MGM $3,285,063 14.1% 408 $8,051 $23,261,580 4/16/93
65 199 Bella RAtt. $1,328,448 16.5% 165 $8,051 $8,070,537 10/26/07
66 49 Meet the Mormons Purd. $2,509,808 42.7% 317 $7,917 $5,883,132 10/10/14
67 167 Filly Brown LGF $1,478,323 51.9% 188 $7,863 $2,850,357 4/19/13
68 15 Munich Uni. $4,152,260 8.8% 532 $7,805 $47,403,685 12/23/05
69 58 The Omega Code Prov. $2,354,362 18.7% 304 $7,744 $12,614,346 10/15/99
70 96 Monty Python's The Meaning of Life Uni. $1,987,853 13.3% 257 $7,734 $14,929,552 4/1/83
71 19 Dead Again Par. $3,479,395 9.2% 450 $7,731 $38,016,380 8/23/91
72 114 The Sword and the Sorcerer Gr1 $1,798,879 4.6% 233 $7,720 $39,103,425 4/23/82
73 63 Falling in Love Par. $2,293,710 20.6% 305 $7,520 $11,129,057 11/21/84
74 92 Manhattan Murder Mystery TriS $2,015,360 17.8% 268 $7,520 $11,330,911 8/18/93
75 42 A Most Wanted Man RAtt. $2,687,227 15.6% 361 $7,444 $17,237,855 7/25/14
76 118 My Week with Marilyn Wein. $1,750,507 12.0% 244 $7,174 $14,600,347 11/23/11
77 76 Foolish Art. $2,184,633 36.2% 305 $7,162 $6,033,999 4/9/99
78 168 Game of Thrones (IMAX) WB $1,464,932 77.3% 205 $7,146 $1,896,092 1/30/15
79 174 Ram-Leela Eros $1,449,174 52.9% 204 $7,104 $2,738,863 11/15/13
80 141 The Right Stuff WB $1,601,167 7.6% 229 $6,991 $21,192,102 10/21/83
81 43 Cantinflas LGF $2,661,253 41.7% 382 $6,967 $6,382,924 8/29/14
82 95 Veronica Mars WB $1,988,351 59.9% 291 $6,833 $3,322,127 3/14/14
83 22 Religulous LGF $3,409,643 26.2% 502 $6,792 $13,011,160 10/1/08
84 74 Angel NW $2,214,824 12.7% 330 $6,711 $17,488,564 1/13/84
85 188 New Jersey Drive Gram. $1,395,028 39.1% 210 $6,642 $3,565,508 4/21/95
86 68 Deathtrap WB $2,238,977 11.6% 341 $6,565 $19,282,134 3/19/82
87 98 Top Gun 3D Par. $1,965,737 65.1% 300 $6,552 $3,018,873 2/8/13
88 51 Pulling Strings LGF $2,467,168 42.2% 387 $6,375 $5,842,961 10/4/13
89 143 Vigilante FVI $1,588,464 31.2% 250 $6,353 $5,091,888 3/4/83
90 132 Raiders of the Lost Ark (IMAX) Par. $1,673,731 53.6% 267 $6,269 $3,125,613 9/7/12
91 173 The Hoax Mira. $1,449,320 20.2% 235 $6,167 $7,164,995 4/6/07
92 73 Mud RAtt. $2,215,891 10.3% 363 $6,104 $21,590,086 4/26/13
93 30 Yentl MGM $3,050,219 7.6% 501 $6,088 $40,218,899 11/18/83
94 56 The Inkwell BV $2,358,988 26.6% 390 $6,048 $8,880,705 4/22/94
95 136 Tea with Mussolini MGM $1,633,183 11.3% 270 $6,048 $14,401,563 5/14/99
96 46 You So Crazy Gold. $2,521,746 24.8% 417 $6,047 $10,184,701 4/29/94
97 65 Casa De Mi Padre LGF $2,287,239 38.7% 382 $5,988 $5,909,483 3/16/12
98 27 El Cantante PicH $3,202,035 42.4% 542 $5,907 $7,556,712 8/3/07
99 86 Children of the Corn NW $2,042,821 14.0% 350 $5,836 $14,568,989 3/9/84
100 150 Possession (2002) Focus $1,575,214 15.6% 270 $5,834 $10,113,733 8/16/02
101 88 Above the Law WB $2,037,938 10.8% 350 $5,822 $18,869,631 4/8/88
102 20 House of 1,000 Corpses Lions $3,460,666 27.4% 595 $5,816 $12,634,962 4/11/03
103 110 The Package Orion $1,851,673 17.4% 323 $5,732 $10,647,219 8/25/89
104 185 Crimes of the Heart DEG $1,402,921 6.1% 246 $5,702 $22,905,522 12/12/86
105 59 Woman, Thou Art Loosed Magn. $2,325,474 33.8% 408 $5,699 $6,879,730 10/1/04
106 156 Desperately Seeking Susan Orion $1,526,098 5.6% 268 $5,694 $27,398,584 3/29/85
107 32 Cousins Par. $3,039,805 13.8% 535 $5,681 $22,026,369 2/10/89
108 31 Scoop Focus $3,046,924 29.0% 538 $5,663 $10,525,717 7/28/06
109 130 Atlas Shrugged: Part I RM $1,686,347 36.4% 299 $5,640 $4,627,375 4/15/11
110 35 Krush Groove WB $2,905,293 26.3% 519 $5,597 $11,052,713 10/25/85
111 23 Simon Birch BV $3,321,370 18.2% 596 $5,572 $18,253,415 9/11/98
112 37 A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge NL $2,865,475 9.6% 522 $5,489 $29,999,213 11/1/85
113 34 Wild at Heart Gold. $2,913,764 20.0% 532 $5,477 $14,560,247 8/17/90
114 90 Friends with Kids RAtt. $2,019,083 27.9% 369 $5,472 $7,251,073 3/9/12
115 115 The Interview (2014) Sony $1,794,666 29.4% 331 $5,422 $6,105,175 12/25/14
116 165 Shine a Light ParV $1,488,081 27.0% 276 $5,391 $5,505,267 4/4/08
117 79 My Family NL $2,164,840 19.5% 413 $5,241 $11,079,373 5/5/95
118 192 Homework JenF $1,366,535 46.9% 262 $5,215 $2,914,328 8/27/82
119 149 Metallica Through the Never PH $1,576,561 46.1% 305 $5,169 $3,419,967 9/27/13
120 29 10 to Midnight MGM $3,050,225 42.5% 595 $5,126 $7,175,592 3/11/83
121 45 Fast Times at Ridgemont High Uni. $2,545,674 9.4% 498 $5,111 $27,092,880 8/13/82
122 33 School Ties Par. $3,020,071 20.5% 595 $5,075 $14,715,067 9/18/92
123 48 Ride Mira. $2,513,334 45.8% 496 $5,067 $5,485,295 3/27/98
124 83 Glengarry Glen Ross NL $2,104,402 19.6% 416 $5,058 $10,725,228 10/2/92
125 52 Skin Deep Fox $2,460,262 12.5% 489 $5,031 $19,674,852 3/3/89
126 47 A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy WB $2,514,478 27.7% 501 $5,018 $9,077,269 7/16/82
127 152 Megiddo: The Omega Code II 8X $1,573,454 26.0% 314 $5,011 $6,047,691 9/21/01
128 40 Disorderlies WB $2,707,980 26.2% 544 $4,977 $10,348,437 8/14/87
129 106 Death Wish II Film $1,871,487 11.6% 377 $4,964 $16,100,000 2/19/82
130 198 Paid in Full Mira. $1,328,789 43.0% 268 $4,958 $3,090,862 10/25/02
131 81 Revenge of the Ninja MGM $2,114,125 16.1% 432 $4,893 $13,168,027 9/9/83
132 169 Bad Company (1995) BV $1,459,824 39.7% 302 $4,833 $3,674,841 1/20/95
133 137 Ladron Que Roba A Ladron LGF $1,626,090 40.5% 340 $4,782 $4,011,254 8/31/07
134 62 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
135 154 A Cry in the Dark WB $1,561,793 22.6% 334 $4,676 $6,908,797 11/11/88
136 50 Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Focus $2,490,942 20.2% 535 $4,655 $12,313,694 3/7/08
137 122 The Sicilian Fox $1,720,351 31.8% 370 $4,649 $5,406,879 10/23/87
138 78 Bad Boys (1983) Uni. $2,171,197 23.6% 468 $4,639 $9,190,819 3/25/83
139 113 Racing with the Moon Par. $1,803,432 29.8% 389 $4,636 $6,045,647 3/23/84
140 180 Joysticks JenF $1,431,065 36.2% 310 $4,616 $3,952,448 3/4/83
141 54 If You Could See What I Hear JenF $2,408,000 27.7% 524 $4,595 $8,693,512 4/23/82
142 69 The Sword in the Stone (Re-issue) BV $2,230,614 18.6% 487 $4,580 $12,000,000 3/25/83
143 53 A Rage in Harlem Mira. $2,458,080 23.6% 540 $4,552 $10,438,504 5/3/91
144 84 She's the One FoxS $2,088,492 21.9% 459 $4,550 $9,538,948 8/23/96
145 66 Author! Author! Fox $2,279,260 17.4% 504 $4,522 $13,111,101 6/18/82
146 151 Rize Lions $1,574,787 47.2% 352 $4,473 $3,336,391 6/24/05
147 166 The Show Sav. $1,482,892 54.9% 336 $4,413 $2,702,578 8/25/95
148 129 October Baby (2012) Gold. $1,697,130 32.9% 390 $4,352 $5,157,886 3/23/12
149 190 Girl in Progress LGF $1,384,078 53.0% 322 $4,298 $2,609,412 5/11/12
150 121 Tomboy Crwn $1,723,935 12.2% 409 $4,215 $14,100,000 1/25/85
151 103 Fly Me to the Moon Sum. $1,900,523 13.8% 452 $4,205 $13,816,982 8/15/08
152 109 Valley Girl Atl $1,856,780 10.7% 442 $4,200 $17,343,596 4/29/83
153 159 Revenge of the Nerds Fox $1,513,090 3.7% 364 $4,156 $40,874,452 7/20/84
154 146 Home Run Gold. $1,582,466 55.3% 381 $4,153 $2,861,020 4/19/13
155 55 Chasing Papi Fox $2,404,557 39.2% 585 $4,110 $6,130,049 4/16/03
156 75 Barney's Great Adventure Poly $2,203,865 18.0% 540 $4,081 $12,218,638 4/3/98
157 87 Serial Mom Sav. $2,040,450 26.1% 502 $4,064 $7,820,688 4/13/94
158 80 Babies Focus $2,160,460 29.5% 534 $4,046 $7,320,323 5/7/10
159 189 Just Between Friends Orion $1,390,718 21.7% 352 $3,950 $6,408,791 3/21/86
160 182 Before Sunrise Sony $1,423,537 25.7% 363 $3,921 $5,535,405 1/27/95
161 99 Six Pack Fox $1,946,418 9.6% 504 $3,861 $20,225,989 7/16/82
162 104 The Philadelphia Experiment NW $1,877,000 23.2% 490 $3,830 $8,103,330 8/3/84
163 72 Tap TriS $2,217,150 24.3% 585 $3,790 $9,114,702 2/10/89
164 91 Metalstorm Uni. $2,019,000 38.1% 549 $3,677 $5,301,085 8/19/83
165 138 All the Right Moves Fox $1,625,486 9.4% 442 $3,677 $17,233,166 10/21/83
166 187 A La Mala LGF $1,402,118 100.0% 384 $3,651 $1,402,118 2/27/15
167 172 Weekend Pass Crwn $1,451,676 6.9% 399 $3,638 $21,058,033 2/3/84
168 97 Swing Kids BV $1,967,957 34.9% 542 $3,630 $5,632,086 3/5/93
169 123 The House of the Spirits Mira. $1,719,085 27.4% 474 $3,626 $6,265,311 4/1/94
170 179 Silent Night, Deadly Night TriS $1,432,800 57.5% 398 $3,600 $2,491,460 11/9/84
171 147 To Save a Life Gold. $1,581,517 41.9% 441 $3,586 $3,777,210 1/22/10
172 108 The Missionary Col. $1,864,852 25.8% 532 $3,505 $7,241,180 11/5/82
173 119 Smokey & the Bandit Part III Uni. $1,728,060 30.4% 498 $3,470 $5,678,950 8/12/83
174 197 Ong Bak: The Thai Warrior Magn. $1,334,869 29.3% 387 $3,449 $4,563,167 2/11/05
175 93 Duets BV $2,002,588 42.3% 581 $3,446 $4,739,023 9/15/00
176 161 Tuff Turf Orion $1,509,380 16.1% 440 $3,430 $9,369,329 1/11/85
177 124 Vice Squad Emb $1,717,205 13.0% 510 $3,367 $13,253,583 1/22/82
178 117 Avenging Angel NW $1,755,264 31.2% 525 $3,343 $5,622,787 1/11/85
179 142 Flawless (1999) MGM $1,590,155 35.4% 478 $3,326 $4,488,529 11/26/99
180 140 Millennium Fox $1,614,692 28.0% 486 $3,322 $5,777,099 8/25/89
181 126 1969 Atl $1,709,120 28.6% 520 $3,286 $5,979,011 11/18/88
182 120 Ninja 3: The Domination Can. $1,727,546 22.7% 530 $3,259 $7,610,785 9/14/84
183 144 Celebrity Mira. $1,588,013 31.3% 493 $3,221 $5,078,660 11/20/98
184 133 Ski Patrol Triu $1,648,000 19.3% 515 $3,200 $8,533,973 1/12/90
185 107 Shoot the Moon MGM $1,870,000 20.3% 585 $3,196 $9,217,530 1/22/82
186 127 Birth NL $1,705,577 33.5% 550 $3,101 $5,095,038 10/29/04
187 194 Facing the Giants IDP $1,343,537 13.2% 441 $3,046 $10,178,331 9/29/06
188 175 Eddie and the Cruisers Emb $1,444,886 30.2% 475 $3,041 $4,786,789 9/23/83
189 196 Spare Parts LGF $1,335,768 37.0% 440 $3,036 $3,610,933 1/16/15
190 139 Critters NL $1,618,800 12.3% 540 $2,997 $13,167,232 4/11/86
191 200 Blame It On the Bellboy BV $1,326,472 42.7% 462 $2,871 $3,104,545 3/6/92
192 181 Illegal Tender Uni. $1,425,915 45.9% 512 $2,784 $3,106,835 8/24/07
193 195 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
194 148 The To-Do List CBS $1,579,402 45.2% 591 $2,672 $3,491,669 7/26/13
195 162 Passed Away BV $1,506,887 37.4% 582 $2,589 $4,030,793 4/24/92
196 183 Into the West Mira. $1,410,414 29.4% 550 $2,564 $4,790,801 9/17/93
197 158 Cabin Boy BV $1,513,507 41.3% 593 $2,552 $3,662,459 1/7/94
198 163 The Seduction Emb $1,503,543 13.2% 597 $2,518 $11,378,339 1/22/82
199 186 The Wraith NCeV $1,402,535 40.1% 588 $2,385 $3,500,000 11/21/86
200 191 The Pyramid Fox $1,369,935 49.7% 589 $2,326 $2,756,333 12/5/14

* 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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