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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
1 164 Meet the Mormons Purd. 310,600 43.0% 317 980 723,000 10/10/14
2 151 Cantinflas LGF 329,400 41.7% 382 862 790,000 8/29/14
3 150 A Most Wanted Man RAtt. 332,600 15.6% 361 921 2,133,400 7/25/14
4 110 Dhoom 3 Yash 410,000 42.0% 239 1,715 975,200 12/20/13
5 176 Pulling Strings LGF 295,500 42.2% 387 763 699,800 10/4/13
6 113 The Wizard of Oz (3D/IMAX) WB 394,600 55.6% 318 1,241 709,900 9/20/13
7 13 Instructions Not Included LGF 1,000,800 17.9% 348 2,876 5,599,500 8/30/13
8 184 Chennai Express UTV 283,200 41.8% 196 1,445 677,000 8/8/13
9 41 Pitch Perfect Uni. 661,900 8.2% 335 1,976 8,074,700 9/28/12
10 181 Casa De Mi Padre LGF 288,800 38.9% 382 756 741,500 3/16/12
11 1 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Par. 1,632,800 6.1% 425 3,842 26,587,800 12/16/11
12 197 Babies Focus 274,200 29.8% 534 513 920,800 5/7/10
13 84 Religulous LGF 474,900 26.2% 502 946 1,812,100 10/1/08
14 117 Under the Same Moon Wein. 385,700 22.0% 266 1,450 1,753,500 3/19/08
15 143 Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Focus 346,900 20.2% 535 648 1,715,000 3/7/08
16 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
17 88 El Cantante PicH 465,400 42.4% 542 859 1,098,400 8/3/07
18 139 After Dark's Horror Fest: 8 Films to Die For Free 352,800 89.7% 488 723 393,100 11/17/06
19 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
20 89 Scoop Focus 465,200 28.9% 538 865 1,607,000 7/28/06
21 43 Munich Uni. 647,800 8.9% 532 1,218 7,268,900 12/23/05
22 96 Pride and Prejudice Focus 447,000 7.5% 215 2,079 5,972,600 11/11/05
23 5 Closer Sony 1,241,200 22.9% 476 2,608 5,429,100 12/3/04
24 2 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Uni. 1,398,400 21.6% 530 2,638 6,475,200 11/12/04
25 196 Birth NL 274,700 33.5% 550 499 818,800 10/29/04
26 128 Woman, Thou Art Loosed Magn. 374,500 33.8% 408 918 1,107,800 10/1/04
27 8 Love Actually Uni. 1,142,000 11.6% 576 1,983 9,877,600 11/7/03
28 112 Chasing Papi Fox 398,800 39.2% 585 682 1,016,600 4/16/03
29 141 A Mighty Wind WB 350,300 11.9% 133 2,633 2,948,800 4/16/03
30 57 House of 1,000 Corpses Lions 573,900 27.4% 595 965 2,095,400 4/11/03
31 136 Chicago Mira. 357,100 1.3% 77 4,638 28,306,400 12/27/02
32 162 The Lion King (IMAX) BV 314,300 12.1% 66 4,761 2,607,400 12/27/02
33 200 Possession (2002) Focus 271,100 15.6% 270 1,004 1,740,700 8/16/02
34 97 Beauty and the Beast (IMAX) BV 445,700 10.2% 68 6,554 4,386,800 1/1/02
35 192 Megiddo: The Omega Code II 8X 278,000 26.0% 314 885 1,068,500 9/21/01
36 156 The Tailor of Panama Sony 324,600 13.4% 199 1,631 2,425,800 3/30/01
37 103 Almost Famous DW 429,400 7.1% 131 3,278 6,030,400 9/15/00
38 129 Duets BV 371,500 42.3% 581 639 879,200 9/15/00
39 106 Fantasia 2000 (35mm & IMAX) BV 425,000 3.8% 54 7,870 11,211,700 1/1/00
40 163 Flawless (1999) MGM 313,000 35.4% 478 655 883,600 11/26/99
41 92 The Omega Code Prov. 463,500 18.7% 304 1,524 2,479,000 10/15/99
42 172 The Blair Witch Project Art. 297,600 1.1% 27 11,024 27,665,200 7/16/99
43 157 Tea with Mussolini MGM 321,500 11.3% 270 1,191 2,835,000 5/14/99
44 101 Foolish Art. 430,000 36.2% 305 1,410 1,187,800 4/9/99
45 147 Celebrity Mira. 338,600 31.3% 493 687 1,082,900 11/20/98
46 32 Simon Birch BV 708,200 18.2% 596 1,188 3,892,000 9/11/98
47 4 The Players Club NL 1,256,800 25.6% 593 2,119 4,914,300 4/10/98
48 86 Barney's Great Adventure Poly 469,900 18.0% 540 870 2,605,300 4/3/98
49 65 Ride Mira. 535,900 45.8% 496 1,080 1,169,600 3/27/98
50 14 Amistad DW 996,400 10.5% 322 3,094 9,489,100 12/10/97
51 77 Bean Gram. 491,300 5.0% 242 2,030 9,873,500 10/17/97
52 85 She's the One FoxS 472,500 21.9% 459 1,029 2,158,100 8/23/96
53 145 The Show Sav. 340,900 54.9% 336 1,014 621,300 8/25/95
54 50 Pocahontas BV 618,300 1.9% 6 103,054 32,547,100 6/16/95
55 74 My Family NL 497,700 19.5% 413 1,205 2,547,000 5/5/95
56 158 New Jersey Drive Gram. 320,700 39.1% 210 1,527 819,700 4/21/95
57 90 Rob Roy MGM 465,100 6.4% 133 3,497 7,263,700 4/7/95
58 154 Before Sunrise Sony 327,200 25.7% 363 901 1,272,500 1/27/95
59 149 Bad Company (1995) BV 335,600 39.7% 302 1,111 844,800 1/20/95
60 120 The Lion King BV 379,600 0.5% 2 189,803 74,624,400 6/15/94
61 53 You So Crazy Gold. 603,300 24.8% 417 1,447 2,436,500 4/29/94
62 59 The Inkwell BV 564,400 26.6% 390 1,447 2,124,600 4/22/94
63 78 Serial Mom Sav. 488,100 26.1% 502 972 1,871,000 4/13/94
64 109 The House of the Spirits Mira. 411,300 27.4% 474 867 1,498,900 4/1/94
65 185 China Moon Orion 283,200 39.0% 377 751 726,900 3/4/94
66 178 Romeo Is Bleeding Gram. 293,200 37.4% 247 1,187 783,600 2/4/94
67 133 Cabin Boy BV 362,100 41.3% 593 611 876,200 1/7/94
68 130 The Remains of the Day Col. 369,300 6.6% 94 3,929 5,591,400 11/5/93
69 60 The Age of Innocence Col. 559,700 7.2% 83 6,744 7,791,200 9/17/93
70 146 Into the West Mira. 340,700 29.4% 550 619 1,157,200 9/17/93
71 79 Manhattan Murder Mystery TriS 486,800 17.8% 268 1,816 2,736,900 8/18/93
72 177 What's Love Got to Do with It BV 295,300 3.1% 58 5,092 9,444,700 6/11/93
73 25 Benny and Joon MGM 793,500 14.1% 408 1,945 5,618,700 4/16/93
74 83 Swing Kids BV 475,400 34.9% 542 877 1,360,400 3/5/93
75 71 Glengarry Glen Ross NL 507,100 19.6% 416 1,219 2,584,400 10/2/92
76 31 School Ties Par. 727,700 20.5% 595 1,223 3,545,800 9/18/92
77 132 Passed Away BV 363,100 37.4% 582 624 971,300 4/24/92
78 160 Blame It On the Bellboy BV 319,600 42.7% 462 692 748,100 3/6/92
79 167 The Hitman Can. 306,500 27.7% 551 556 1,105,500 10/25/91
80 21 Dead Again Par. 826,500 9.2% 450 1,836 9,030,000 8/23/91
81 56 A Rage in Harlem Mira. 583,900 23.5% 540 1,081 2,479,500 5/3/91
82 36 Wild at Heart Gold. 688,800 20.0% 532 1,295 3,442,100 8/17/90
83 12 Mo' Better Blues Uni. 1,037,200 27.2% 544 1,907 3,818,800 8/3/90
84 179 Short Time Fox 292,500 30.8% 557 525 948,100 5/4/90
85 189 The Gods Must Be Crazy II Col. 279,100 18.8% 321 870 1,487,300 4/13/90
86 11 House Party NL 1,090,100 17.5% 520 2,096 6,237,700 3/9/90
87 114 Ski Patrol Triu 389,600 19.3% 515 757 2,017,500 1/12/90
88 3 Steel Magnolias TriS 1,366,600 6.7% 480 2,847 20,395,000 11/17/89
89 87 The Package Orion 466,400 17.4% 323 1,444 2,681,900 8/25/89
90 111 Millennium Fox 406,700 27.9% 486 837 1,455,200 8/25/89
91 195 When Harry Met Sally... Col. 275,700 1.2% 41 6,724 23,381,200 7/14/89
92 18 Do the Right Thing Uni. 897,600 12.9% 353 2,543 6,938,400 6/30/89
93 49 Skin Deep Fox 619,700 12.5% 489 1,267 4,955,900 3/3/89
94 28 Cousins Par. 765,700 13.8% 535 1,431 5,548,200 2/10/89
95 62 Tap TriS 558,500 24.3% 585 955 2,295,900 2/10/89
96 108 1969 Atl 415,800 28.6% 520 800 1,454,700 11/18/88
97 118 A Cry in the Dark WB 380,000 22.6% 334 1,138 1,681,000 11/11/88
98 169 Without a Clue Orion 303,400 14.6% 280 1,083 2,077,700 10/21/88
99 186 Mystic Pizza Gold. 283,200 9.1% 401 706 3,112,700 10/21/88
100 199 Sweet Hearts Dance TriS 271,800 29.5% 246 1,105 922,300 9/23/88
101 7 Colors Orion 1,155,000 10.2% 422 2,737 11,342,100 4/15/88
102 75 Above the Law WB 495,800 10.8% 350 1,417 4,591,200 4/8/88
103 148 Empire of the Sun WB 336,200 6.1% 225 1,494 5,520,300 12/11/87
104 6 Nuts WB 1,178,000 15.1% 536 2,198 7,814,100 11/20/87
105 98 The Sicilian Fox 440,000 31.8% 370 1,189 1,382,800 10/23/87
106 191 No Man's Land (1987) Orion 278,300 37.8% 510 546 736,000 10/23/87
107 171 The Curse TWE 299,200 60.6% 326 918 493,600 9/11/87
108 34 Disorderlies WB 692,600 26.2% 544 1,273 2,646,700 8/14/87
109 173 Maid to Order NCeV 297,300 11.8% 287 1,036 2,523,900 7/31/87
110 58 Full Metal Jacket WB 567,100 4.8% 215 2,638 11,856,200 6/26/87
111 115 Radio Days Orion 389,400 10.3% 128 3,042 3,783,300 1/30/87
112 122 Crimes of the Heart DEG 378,100 6.4% 246 1,537 5,923,300 12/12/86
113 123 The Wraith NCeV 378,000 40.1% 588 643 943,400 11/21/86
114 67 Children of a Lesser God Par. 514,600 6.1% 215 2,393 8,425,400 10/3/86
115 166 The Men's Club Atl 309,200 44.9% 532 581 689,000 9/19/86
116 168 Avenging Force Can. 305,000 24.2% 500 610 1,261,400 9/12/86
117 137 Wise Guys MGM 357,000 15.6% 338 1,056 2,284,500 4/18/86
118 99 Critters NL 436,300 12.3% 540 808 3,549,100 4/11/86
119 174 P.O.W. - The Escape Can. 296,700 44.1% 476 623 673,100 4/4/86
120 126 Just Between Friends Orion 374,900 21.7% 352 1,065 1,727,400 3/21/86
121 198 Nomads Atl 273,100 44.5% 496 551 614,100 3/7/86
122 144 Hannah and Her Sisters Orion 341,200 3.6% 54 6,318 9,539,700 2/7/86
123 81 The Color Purple WB 481,800 1.9% 192 2,509 25,432,300 12/20/85
124 161 Bring On the Night Gold. 318,900 59.9% 409 780 532,600 11/8/85
125 24 A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge NL 807,200 9.9% 522 1,546 8,161,000 11/1/85
126 23 Krush Groove WB 818,400 26.3% 519 1,577 3,113,400 10/25/85
127 188 Twice in a Lifetime Bud 279,400 12.3% 189 1,478 2,264,800 10/25/85
128 82 Day of the Dead UFD 478,900 34.0% 168 2,850 1,408,500 7/19/85
129 182 Fraternity Vacation NW 288,200 30.7% 348 828 939,000 4/12/85
130 102 Desperately Seeking Susan Orion 429,900 5.6% 268 1,604 7,717,900 3/29/85
131 194 Fantasia (Re-issue) (1985) BV 276,300 12.0% 169 1,635 2,308,400 2/8/85
132 39 The Falcon and the Snowman Orion 664,500 13.8% 265 2,507 4,825,400 1/25/85
133 80 Tomboy Crwn 485,600 12.2% 409 1,187 3,971,800 1/25/85
134 125 The Perils of Gwendolyn in the Land of Yik Yak Gold. 376,700 100.0% 500 753 376,700 1/25/85
135 76 Avenging Angel NW 494,400 31.2% 525 942 1,583,900 1/11/85
136 105 Tuff Turf Orion 425,200 16.1% 440 966 2,639,200 1/11/85
137 37 Falling in Love Par. 682,700 20.9% 305 2,238 3,271,800 11/21/84
138 104 Silent Night, Deadly Night TriS 426,400 57.5% 398 1,071 741,500 11/9/84
139 121 A Nightmare on Elm Street NL 378,300 5.2% 165 2,293 7,299,400 11/9/84
140 152 Crimes of Passion NW 328,300 37.9% 325 1,010 866,900 10/19/84
141 175 Impulse Fox 296,300 35.9% 376 788 825,400 9/28/84
142 68 Ninja 3: The Domination Can. 514,200 22.7% 530 970 2,265,100 9/14/84
143 134 Exterminator II Can. 358,400 32.2% 535 670 1,112,900 9/14/84
144 61 The Philadelphia Experiment NW 558,600 23.2% 490 1,140 2,411,700 8/3/84
145 95 Revenge of the Nerds Fox 450,300 3.7% 364 1,237 12,165,000 7/20/84
146 142 Alphabet City Atl 348,900 16.7% 321 1,087 2,093,900 5/4/84
147 64 Racing with the Moon Par. 536,700 29.8% 389 1,380 1,799,300 3/23/84
148 52 Children of the Corn NW 608,000 14.0% 350 1,737 4,336,000 3/9/84
149 159 The Hotel New Hampshire Orion 320,200 20.9% 244 1,312 1,530,600 3/9/84
150 100 Weekend Pass Crwn 432,000 6.9% 399 1,083 6,267,300 2/3/84
151 183 Broadway Danny Rose Orion 283,900 9.0% 109 2,604 3,154,900 1/27/84
152 193 The Power FVI 276,500 100.0% 256 1,080 276,500 1/20/84
153 42 Angel NW 659,200 12.7% 330 1,997 5,204,900 1/13/84
154 116 Silkwood Fox 386,800 3.6% 257 1,505 10,697,900 12/16/83
155 153 The Keep Par. 327,700 24.5% 508 645 1,339,200 12/16/83
156 10 Terms of Endearment Par. 1,110,700 3.4% 260 4,272 32,878,500 11/23/83
157 17 Yentl MGM 968,300 8.0% 501 1,933 12,134,900 11/18/83
158 66 All the Right Moves Fox 516,000 9.4% 442 1,167 5,470,800 10/21/83
159 70 The Right Stuff WB 508,300 7.8% 229 2,219 6,546,100 10/21/83
160 127 The Smurfs and the Magic Flute Atl 374,800 11.0% 183 2,048 3,418,200 10/7/83
161 138 Never Cry Wolf BV 354,400 4.0% 88 4,027 8,809,500 10/7/83
162 119 Brainstorm MGM 380,000 11.7% 169 2,248 3,244,300 9/30/83
163 93 Eddie and the Cruisers Emb 458,700 30.2% 475 965 1,519,600 9/23/83
164 38 Revenge of the Ninja MGM 671,200 16.1% 432 1,553 4,180,300 9/9/83
165 44 Metalstorm Uni. 641,000 38.1% 549 1,167 1,682,900 8/19/83
166 165 Getting It On Comw 309,700 100.0% 350 884 309,700 8/19/83
167 180 The Golden Seal Gold. 292,100 13.8% 418 699 2,116,400 8/19/83
168 63 Smokey & the Bandit Part III Uni. 548,600 30.4% 498 1,102 1,802,800 8/12/83
169 170 Mr. Mom Fox 300,700 1.5% 126 2,386 20,566,300 7/22/83
170 54 Valley Girl Atl 589,500 10.7% 442 1,333 5,505,900 4/29/83
171 48 Monty Python's The Meaning of Life Uni. 631,100 13.3% 257 2,455 4,739,500 4/1/83
172 33 The Sword in the Stone (Re-issue) BV 708,100 18.6% 487 1,454 3,809,500 3/25/83
173 35 Bad Boys (1983) Uni. 689,300 23.6% 468 1,473 2,917,700 3/25/83
174 16 10 to Midnight MGM 968,300 42.5% 595 1,627 2,278,000 3/11/83
175 72 Vigilante FVI 504,300 31.2% 250 2,017 1,616,500 3/4/83
176 94 Joysticks JenF 454,300 36.2% 310 1,465 1,254,700 3/4/83
177 107 Let's Spend the Night Together Emb 418,700 34.5% 475 881 1,213,100 2/11/83
178 155 Peter Pan (Re-issue) (1982) BV 325,600 5.8% 465 700 5,616,300 12/17/82
179 131 They Call Me Bruce FVI 364,400 6.7% 165 2,209 5,472,700 11/12/82
180 47 The Missionary Col. 634,300 25.8% 532 1,192 2,463,000 11/5/82
181 190 Jekyll and Hyde Together Again Par. 278,700 21.6% 300 929 1,289,900 10/1/82
182 91 Homework JenF 464,800 46.9% 262 1,774 991,300 8/27/82
183 19 Fast Times at Ridgemont High Uni. 865,900 9.4% 498 1,738 9,215,300 8/13/82
184 9 An Officer and a Gentleman Par. 1,124,000 2.6% 346 3,249 43,656,900 7/30/82
185 124 Forced Vengeance MGM 377,200 16.7% 576 655 2,265,400 7/30/82
186 15 The World According to Garp WB 987,100 9.8% 357 2,765 10,106,200 7/23/82
187 187 Zapped! Emb 280,100 4.9% 200 1,400 5,747,500 7/23/82
188 20 A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy WB 855,300 27.7% 501 1,707 3,087,500 7/16/82
189 40 Six Pack Fox 662,000 9.6% 504 1,313 6,879,600 7/16/82
190 26 Author! Author! Fox 775,300 17.4% 504 1,538 4,459,600 6/18/82
191 22 If You Could See What I Hear JenF 819,000 27.7% 524 1,563 2,957,000 4/23/82
192 51 The Sword and the Sorcerer Gr1 611,900 4.6% 233 2,626 13,300,500 4/23/82
193 140 A Little Sex Uni. 350,400 43.5% 500 701 806,300 4/2/82
194 29 Deathtrap WB 761,600 11.6% 341 2,233 6,558,600 3/19/82
195 45 Death Wish II Film 636,600 11.6% 377 1,688 5,476,200 2/19/82
196 30 Quest for Fire Fox 738,500 10.4% 223 3,312 7,129,100 2/12/82
197 135 The Amateur Fox 358,200 15.3% 437 819 2,344,300 2/12/82
198 46 Shoot the Moon MGM 636,100 20.3% 585 1,087 3,135,200 1/22/82
199 55 Vice Squad Emb 584,100 13.0% 510 1,145 4,508,000 1/22/82
200 69 The Seduction Emb 511,400 13.2% 597 856 3,870,200 1/22/82

* 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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