> 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
1 141 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
3 102 Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire LGF $1,872,458 3.9% 18 $104,025 $47,566,524 11/6/09
4 171 Black Swan FoxS $1,443,809 1.4% 18 $80,212 $106,954,678 12/3/10
5 156 The Blair Witch Project Art. $1,512,054 1.1% 27 $56,002 $140,539,099 7/16/99
6 61 Fantasia 2000 (35mm & IMAX) BV $2,290,525 3.8% 54 $42,417 $60,655,420 1/1/00
7 165 Milk Focus $1,453,844 4.6% 36 $40,385 $31,841,299 11/26/08
8 42 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 57 The Age of Innocence Col. $2,317,289 7.2% 83 $27,919 $32,255,440 9/17/93
11 109 The Lion King (IMAX) BV $1,825,849 11.6% 66 $27,664 $15,686,215 12/27/02
12 82 Chicago Mira. $2,074,929 1.2% 77 $26,947 $170,687,518 12/27/02
13 172 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
15 166 NASCAR 3D: The IMAX Experience (IMAX) WB $1,452,639 6.7% 68 $21,362 $21,583,831 3/12/04
16 186 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 99 Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain Code $1,908,420 24.8% 98 $19,474 $7,706,436 9/9/11
19 58 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
21 151 The Remains of the Day Col. $1,528,982 6.6% 94 $16,265 $23,237,911 11/5/93
22 97 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 79 A Mighty Wind WB $2,112,140 11.9% 133 $15,880 $17,781,006 4/16/03
25 112 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 86 Rob Roy MGM $2,023,272 6.4% 133 $15,212 $31,596,911 4/7/95
28 179 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
31 130 3 Idiots Relbig. $1,645,502 25.2% 119 $13,828 $6,532,874 12/23/09
32 160 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
35 199 Jodhaa Akbar UTV $1,300,000 37.8% 100 $13,000 $3,440,718 2/15/08
36 5 Love Actually Uni. $6,886,080 11.5% 576 $11,955 $59,696,144 11/7/03
37 153 Radio Days Orion $1,522,423 10.3% 128 $11,893 $14,792,779 1/30/87
38 67 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
41 173 Bon Cop, Bad Cop All. $1,433,259 11.3% 133 $10,776 $12,665,721 8/4/06
42 127 Don 2 Relbig. $1,673,921 45.5% 157 $10,662 $3,680,306 12/22/11
43 38 Under the Same Moon Wein. $2,769,655 22.0% 266 $10,412 $12,590,147 3/19/08
44 68 Full Metal Jacket WB $2,217,307 4.8% 215 $10,313 $46,357,676 6/26/87
45 91 Arbitrage RAtt. $2,002,165 25.3% 197 $10,163 $7,919,574 9/14/12
46 124 Day of the Dead UFD $1,700,000 34.0% 168 $10,119 $5,000,000 7/19/85
47 16 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
49 149 Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Eros $1,568,677 41.0% 161 $9,743 $3,827,466 5/31/13
50 74 Quest for Fire Fox $2,171,303 10.4% 223 $9,736 $20,959,585 2/12/82
51 27 The Wizard of Oz (3D/IMAX) WB $3,093,998 54.9% 318 $9,730 $5,633,202 9/20/13
52 23 An Officer and a Gentleman Par. $3,304,679 2.6% 346 $9,551 $129,795,554 7/30/82
53 131 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 64 Bean Gram. $2,255,233 5.0% 242 $9,319 $45,319,423 10/17/97
56 108 The Tailor of Panama Sony $1,837,068 13.4% 199 $9,231 $13,729,742 3/30/01
57 121 The Color Purple WB $1,710,333 1.8% 192 $8,907 $94,175,854 12/20/85
58 54 The Falcon and the Snowman Orion $2,358,846 13.8% 265 $8,901 $17,130,087 1/25/85
59 98 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 35 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 24 Benny and Joon MGM $3,285,063 14.1% 408 $8,051 $23,261,580 4/16/93
65 191 Bella RAtt. $1,328,448 16.5% 165 $8,051 $8,070,537 10/26/07
66 163 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 55 The Omega Code Prov. $2,354,362 18.7% 304 $7,744 $12,614,346 10/15/99
69 93 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
71 111 The Sword and the Sorcerer Gr1 $1,798,879 4.6% 233 $7,720 $39,103,425 4/23/82
72 60 Falling in Love Par. $2,293,710 20.6% 305 $7,520 $11,129,057 11/21/84
73 89 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 19.1% 361 $7,444 $14,043,499 7/25/14
75 114 My Week with Marilyn Wein. $1,750,507 12.0% 244 $7,174 $14,600,347 11/23/11
76 73 Foolish Art. $2,184,633 36.2% 305 $7,162 $6,033,999 4/9/99
77 169 Ram-Leela Eros $1,449,174 52.9% 204 $7,104 $2,738,863 11/15/13
78 137 The Right Stuff WB $1,601,167 7.6% 229 $6,991 $21,192,102 10/21/83
79 92 Veronica Mars WB $1,988,351 59.9% 291 $6,833 $3,322,127 3/14/14
80 21 Religulous LGF $3,409,643 26.2% 502 $6,792 $13,011,160 10/1/08
81 71 Angel NW $2,214,824 12.7% 330 $6,711 $17,488,564 1/13/84
82 182 New Jersey Drive Gram. $1,395,028 39.1% 210 $6,642 $3,565,508 4/21/95
83 65 Deathtrap WB $2,238,977 11.6% 341 $6,565 $19,282,134 3/19/82
84 95 Top Gun 3D Par. $1,965,737 65.1% 300 $6,552 $3,018,873 2/8/13
85 48 Pulling Strings LGF $2,467,168 42.2% 387 $6,375 $5,842,961 10/4/13
86 139 Vigilante FVI $1,588,464 31.2% 250 $6,353 $5,091,888 3/4/83
87 128 Raiders of the Lost Ark (IMAX) Par. $1,673,731 53.6% 267 $6,269 $3,125,613 9/7/12
88 168 The Hoax Mira. $1,449,320 20.2% 235 $6,167 $7,164,995 4/6/07
89 70 Mud RAtt. $2,215,891 10.3% 363 $6,104 $21,590,086 4/26/13
90 29 Yentl MGM $3,050,219 7.6% 501 $6,088 $40,218,899 11/18/83
91 53 The Inkwell BV $2,358,988 26.6% 390 $6,048 $8,880,705 4/22/94
92 132 Tea with Mussolini MGM $1,633,183 11.3% 270 $6,048 $14,401,563 5/14/99
93 44 You So Crazy Gold. $2,521,746 24.8% 417 $6,047 $10,184,701 4/29/94
94 62 Casa De Mi Padre LGF $2,287,239 38.7% 382 $5,988 $5,909,483 3/16/12
95 26 El Cantante PicH $3,202,035 42.4% 542 $5,907 $7,556,712 8/3/07
96 197 Empire of the Sun WB $1,314,509 5.9% 225 $5,842 $22,238,696 12/11/87
97 83 Children of the Corn NW $2,042,821 14.0% 350 $5,836 $14,568,989 3/9/84
98 146 Possession (2002) Focus $1,575,214 15.6% 270 $5,834 $10,113,733 8/16/02
99 85 Above the Law WB $2,037,938 10.8% 350 $5,822 $18,869,631 4/8/88
100 19 House of 1,000 Corpses Lions $3,460,666 27.4% 595 $5,816 $12,634,962 4/11/03
101 107 The Package Orion $1,851,673 17.4% 323 $5,732 $10,647,219 8/25/89
102 180 Crimes of the Heart DEG $1,402,921 6.1% 246 $5,702 $22,905,522 12/12/86
103 56 Woman, Thou Art Loosed Magn. $2,325,474 33.8% 408 $5,699 $6,879,730 10/1/04
104 152 Desperately Seeking Susan Orion $1,526,098 5.6% 268 $5,694 $27,398,584 3/29/85
105 31 Cousins Par. $3,039,805 13.8% 535 $5,681 $22,026,369 2/10/89
106 30 Scoop Focus $3,046,924 29.0% 538 $5,663 $10,525,717 7/28/06
107 126 Atlas Shrugged: Part I RM $1,686,347 36.4% 299 $5,640 $4,627,375 4/15/11
108 34 Krush Groove WB $2,905,293 26.3% 519 $5,597 $11,052,713 10/25/85
109 22 Simon Birch BV $3,321,370 18.2% 596 $5,572 $18,253,415 9/11/98
110 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
111 33 Wild at Heart Gold. $2,913,764 20.0% 532 $5,477 $14,560,247 8/17/90
112 87 Friends with Kids RAtt. $2,019,083 27.9% 369 $5,472 $7,251,073 3/9/12
113 161 Shine a Light ParV $1,488,081 27.0% 276 $5,391 $5,505,267 4/4/08
114 76 My Family NL $2,164,840 19.5% 413 $5,241 $11,079,373 5/5/95
115 185 Homework JenF $1,366,535 46.9% 262 $5,215 $2,914,328 8/27/82
116 145 Metallica Through the Never PH $1,576,561 46.1% 305 $5,169 $3,419,967 9/27/13
117 28 10 to Midnight MGM $3,050,225 42.5% 595 $5,126 $7,175,592 3/11/83
118 43 Fast Times at Ridgemont High Uni. $2,545,674 9.4% 498 $5,111 $27,092,880 8/13/82
119 32 School Ties Par. $3,020,071 20.5% 595 $5,075 $14,715,067 9/18/92
120 46 Ride Mira. $2,513,334 45.8% 496 $5,067 $5,485,295 3/27/98
121 80 Glengarry Glen Ross NL $2,104,402 19.6% 416 $5,058 $10,725,228 10/2/92
122 49 Skin Deep Fox $2,460,262 12.5% 489 $5,031 $19,674,852 3/3/89
123 45 A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy WB $2,514,478 27.7% 501 $5,018 $9,077,269 7/16/82
124 148 Megiddo: The Omega Code II 8X $1,573,454 26.0% 314 $5,011 $6,047,691 9/21/01
125 39 Disorderlies WB $2,707,980 26.2% 544 $4,977 $10,348,437 8/14/87
126 103 Death Wish II Film $1,871,487 11.6% 377 $4,964 $16,100,000 2/19/82
127 190 Paid in Full Mira. $1,328,789 43.0% 268 $4,958 $3,090,862 10/25/02
128 78 Revenge of the Ninja MGM $2,114,125 16.1% 432 $4,893 $13,168,027 9/9/83
129 164 Bad Company (1995) BV $1,459,824 39.7% 302 $4,833 $3,674,841 1/20/95
130 133 Ladron Que Roba A Ladron LGF $1,626,090 40.5% 340 $4,782 $4,011,254 8/31/07
131 59 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
132 150 A Cry in the Dark WB $1,561,793 22.6% 334 $4,676 $6,908,797 11/11/88
133 47 Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Focus $2,490,942 20.2% 535 $4,655 $12,313,694 3/7/08
134 118 The Sicilian Fox $1,720,351 31.8% 370 $4,649 $5,406,879 10/23/87
135 75 Bad Boys (1983) Uni. $2,171,197 23.6% 468 $4,639 $9,190,819 3/25/83
136 110 Racing with the Moon Par. $1,803,432 29.8% 389 $4,636 $6,045,647 3/23/84
137 175 Joysticks JenF $1,431,065 36.2% 310 $4,616 $3,952,448 3/4/83
138 51 If You Could See What I Hear JenF $2,408,000 27.7% 524 $4,595 $8,693,512 4/23/82
139 66 The Sword in the Stone (Re-issue) BV $2,230,614 18.6% 487 $4,580 $12,000,000 3/25/83
140 50 A Rage in Harlem Mira. $2,458,080 23.6% 540 $4,552 $10,438,504 5/3/91
141 81 She's the One FoxS $2,088,492 21.9% 459 $4,550 $9,538,948 8/23/96
142 63 Author! Author! Fox $2,279,260 17.4% 504 $4,522 $13,111,101 6/18/82
143 147 Rize Lions $1,574,787 47.2% 352 $4,473 $3,336,391 6/24/05
144 162 The Show Sav. $1,482,892 54.9% 336 $4,413 $2,702,578 8/25/95
145 125 October Baby (2012) Gold. $1,697,130 32.9% 390 $4,352 $5,157,886 3/23/12
146 184 Girl in Progress LGF $1,384,078 53.0% 322 $4,298 $2,609,412 5/11/12
147 117 Tomboy Crwn $1,723,935 12.2% 409 $4,215 $14,100,000 1/25/85
148 100 Fly Me to the Moon Sum. $1,900,523 13.8% 452 $4,205 $13,816,982 8/15/08
149 106 Valley Girl Atl $1,856,780 10.7% 442 $4,200 $17,343,596 4/29/83
150 155 Revenge of the Nerds Fox $1,513,090 3.7% 364 $4,156 $40,874,452 7/20/84
151 142 Home Run Gold. $1,582,466 55.3% 381 $4,153 $2,861,020 4/19/13
152 52 Chasing Papi Fox $2,404,557 39.2% 585 $4,110 $6,130,049 4/16/03
153 72 Barney's Great Adventure Poly $2,203,865 18.0% 540 $4,081 $12,218,638 4/3/98
154 84 Serial Mom Sav. $2,040,450 26.1% 502 $4,064 $7,820,688 4/13/94
155 77 Babies Focus $2,160,460 29.5% 534 $4,046 $7,320,323 5/7/10
156 183 Just Between Friends Orion $1,390,718 21.7% 352 $3,950 $6,408,791 3/21/86
157 177 Before Sunrise Sony $1,423,537 25.7% 363 $3,921 $5,535,405 1/27/95
158 193 Wise Guys MGM $1,324,456 15.6% 338 $3,918 $8,475,466 4/18/86
159 96 Six Pack Fox $1,946,418 9.6% 504 $3,861 $20,225,989 7/16/82
160 101 The Philadelphia Experiment NW $1,877,000 23.2% 490 $3,830 $8,103,330 8/3/84
161 69 Tap TriS $2,217,150 24.3% 585 $3,790 $9,114,702 2/10/89
162 88 Metalstorm Uni. $2,019,000 38.1% 549 $3,677 $5,301,085 8/19/83
163 134 All the Right Moves Fox $1,625,486 9.4% 442 $3,677 $17,233,166 10/21/83
164 167 Weekend Pass Crwn $1,451,676 6.9% 399 $3,638 $21,058,033 2/3/84
165 94 Swing Kids BV $1,967,957 34.9% 542 $3,630 $5,632,086 3/5/93
166 119 The House of the Spirits Mira. $1,719,085 27.4% 474 $3,626 $6,265,311 4/1/94
167 174 Silent Night, Deadly Night TriS $1,432,800 57.5% 398 $3,600 $2,491,460 11/9/84
168 143 To Save a Life Gold. $1,581,517 41.9% 441 $3,586 $3,777,210 1/22/10
169 105 The Missionary Col. $1,864,852 25.8% 532 $3,505 $7,241,180 11/5/82
170 115 Smokey & the Bandit Part III Uni. $1,728,060 30.4% 498 $3,470 $5,678,950 8/12/83
171 189 Ong Bak: The Thai Warrior Magn. $1,334,869 29.3% 387 $3,449 $4,563,167 2/11/05
172 90 Duets BV $2,002,588 42.3% 581 $3,446 $4,739,023 9/15/00
173 157 Tuff Turf Orion $1,509,380 16.1% 440 $3,430 $9,369,329 1/11/85
174 120 Vice Squad Emb $1,717,205 13.0% 510 $3,367 $13,253,583 1/22/82
175 113 Avenging Angel NW $1,755,264 31.2% 525 $3,343 $5,622,787 1/11/85
176 138 Flawless (1999) MGM $1,590,155 35.4% 478 $3,326 $4,488,529 11/26/99
177 136 Millennium Fox $1,614,692 28.0% 486 $3,322 $5,777,099 8/25/89
178 122 1969 Atl $1,709,120 28.6% 520 $3,286 $5,979,011 11/18/88
179 116 Ninja 3: The Domination Can. $1,727,546 22.7% 530 $3,259 $7,610,785 9/14/84
180 140 Celebrity Mira. $1,588,013 31.3% 493 $3,221 $5,078,660 11/20/98
181 129 Ski Patrol Triu $1,648,000 19.3% 515 $3,200 $8,533,973 1/12/90
182 104 Shoot the Moon MGM $1,870,000 20.3% 585 $3,196 $9,217,530 1/22/82
183 123 Birth NL $1,705,577 33.5% 550 $3,101 $5,095,038 10/29/04
184 187 Facing the Giants IDP $1,343,537 13.2% 441 $3,046 $10,178,331 9/29/06
185 170 Eddie and the Cruisers Emb $1,444,886 30.2% 475 $3,041 $4,786,789 9/23/83
186 198 The Fluffy Movie ORF $1,311,446 46.4% 432 $3,036 $2,825,924 7/25/14
187 194 Choke FoxS $1,319,286 45.1% 435 $3,033 $2,926,565 9/26/08
188 135 Critters NL $1,618,800 12.3% 540 $2,997 $13,167,232 4/11/86
189 192 Blame It On the Bellboy BV $1,326,472 42.7% 462 $2,871 $3,104,545 3/6/92
190 176 Illegal Tender Uni. $1,425,915 45.9% 512 $2,784 $3,106,835 8/24/07
191 195 Let's Spend the Night Together Emb $1,319,050 34.5% 475 $2,776 $3,821,199 2/11/83
192 188 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
193 144 The To-Do List CBS $1,579,402 45.2% 591 $2,672 $3,491,669 7/26/13
194 158 Passed Away BV $1,506,887 37.4% 582 $2,589 $4,030,793 4/24/92
195 178 Into the West Mira. $1,410,414 29.4% 550 $2,564 $4,790,801 9/17/93
196 154 Cabin Boy BV $1,513,507 41.3% 593 $2,552 $3,662,459 1/7/94
197 159 The Seduction Emb $1,503,543 13.2% 597 $2,518 $11,378,339 1/22/82
198 181 The Wraith NCeV $1,402,535 40.1% 588 $2,385 $3,500,000 11/21/86
199 196 Seven Days in Utopia Visio $1,316,910 30.1% 561 $2,347 $4,373,074 9/2/11
200 200 The Hitman Can. $1,290,442 27.7% 551 $2,342 $4,654,288 10/25/91

* 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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