> 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 91 Veronica Mars WB $1,988,351 60.0% 291 $6,833 $3,312,481 3/14/14
2 20 Dhoom 3 Yash $3,423,508 42.6% 239 $14,324 $8,031,955 12/20/13
3 168 Ram-Leela Eros $1,449,174 52.9% 204 $7,104 $2,738,863 11/15/13
4 47 Pulling Strings LGF $2,467,168 42.2% 387 $6,375 $5,842,961 10/4/13
5 144 Metallica Through the Never PH $1,576,561 46.1% 305 $5,169 $3,419,967 9/27/13
6 27 The Wizard of Oz (3D/IMAX) WB $3,093,998 54.9% 318 $9,730 $5,633,202 9/20/13
7 3 Instructions Not Included LGF $7,846,426 17.7% 348 $22,547 $44,467,206 8/30/13
8 66 Chennai Express UTV $2,220,497 41.8% 196 $11,329 $5,307,960 8/8/13
9 143 The To-Do List CBS $1,579,402 45.2% 591 $2,672 $3,491,669 7/26/13
10 148 Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Eros $1,568,677 41.0% 161 $9,743 $3,827,466 5/31/13
11 69 Mud RAtt. $2,215,891 10.3% 363 $6,104 $21,590,086 4/26/13
12 141 Home Run Gold. $1,582,466 55.3% 381 $4,153 $2,861,020 4/19/13
13 162 Filly Brown LGF $1,478,323 51.9% 188 $7,863 $2,850,357 4/19/13
14 94 Top Gun 3D Par. $1,965,737 65.1% 300 $6,552 $3,018,873 2/8/13
15 130 Talaash Relbig. $1,638,706 57.1% 172 $9,527 $2,871,956 11/30/12
16 199 Jab Tak Hai Jaan Yash $1,283,585 42.1% 161 $7,973 $3,047,539 11/13/12
17 9 Pitch Perfect Uni. $5,149,433 7.9% 335 $15,371 $65,001,093 9/28/12
18 90 Arbitrage RAtt. $2,002,165 25.3% 197 $10,163 $7,919,574 9/14/12
19 127 Raiders of the Lost Ark (IMAX) Par. $1,673,731 53.6% 267 $6,269 $3,125,613 9/7/12
20 183 Girl in Progress LGF $1,384,078 53.0% 322 $4,298 $2,609,412 5/11/12
21 124 October Baby (2012) Gold. $1,697,130 32.9% 390 $4,352 $5,157,886 3/23/12
22 61 Casa De Mi Padre LGF $2,287,239 38.7% 382 $5,988 $5,909,483 3/16/12
23 86 Friends with Kids RAtt. $2,019,083 27.9% 369 $5,472 $7,251,073 3/9/12
24 126 Don 2 Relbig. $1,673,921 45.5% 157 $10,662 $3,680,306 12/22/11
25 1 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Par. $12,785,204 6.1% 425 $30,083 $209,397,903 12/16/11
26 113 My Week with Marilyn Wein. $1,750,507 12.0% 244 $7,174 $14,600,347 11/23/11
27 98 Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain Code $1,908,420 24.8% 98 $19,474 $7,706,436 9/9/11
28 195 Seven Days in Utopia Visio $1,316,910 30.1% 561 $2,347 $4,373,074 9/2/11
29 125 Atlas Shrugged: Part I RM $1,686,347 36.4% 299 $5,640 $4,627,375 4/15/11
30 170 Black Swan FoxS $1,443,809 1.4% 18 $80,212 $106,954,678 12/3/10
31 76 Babies Focus $2,160,460 29.5% 534 $4,046 $7,320,323 5/7/10
32 96 My Name is Khan FoxS $1,944,027 48.4% 120 $16,200 $4,018,771 2/12/10
33 142 To Save a Life Gold. $1,581,517 41.9% 441 $3,586 $3,777,210 1/22/10
34 129 3 Idiots Relbig. $1,645,502 25.2% 119 $13,828 $6,532,874 12/23/09
35 159 The Road W/Dim. $1,502,231 18.5% 111 $13,534 $8,117,000 11/25/09
36 101 Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire LGF $1,872,458 3.9% 18 $104,025 $47,566,524 11/6/09
37 164 Milk Focus $1,453,844 4.6% 36 $40,385 $31,841,299 11/26/08
38 21 Religulous LGF $3,409,643 26.2% 502 $6,792 $13,011,160 10/1/08
39 193 Choke FoxS $1,319,286 45.1% 435 $3,033 $2,926,565 9/26/08
40 99 Fly Me to the Moon Sum. $1,900,523 13.8% 452 $4,205 $13,816,982 8/15/08
41 160 Shine a Light ParV $1,488,081 27.0% 276 $5,391 $5,505,267 4/4/08
42 38 Under the Same Moon Wein. $2,769,655 22.0% 266 $10,412 $12,590,147 3/19/08
43 46 Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Focus $2,490,942 20.2% 535 $4,655 $12,313,694 3/7/08
44 197 Jodhaa Akbar UTV $1,300,000 37.8% 100 $13,000 $3,440,718 2/15/08
45 111 Om Shanti Om Eros $1,764,131 49.0% 114 $15,474 $3,597,372 11/9/07
46 190 Bella RAtt. $1,328,448 16.5% 165 $8,051 $8,070,537 10/26/07
47 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
48 132 Ladron Que Roba A Ladron LGF $1,626,090 40.5% 340 $4,782 $4,011,254 8/31/07
49 175 Illegal Tender Uni. $1,425,915 45.9% 512 $2,784 $3,106,835 8/24/07
50 200 Death at a Funeral (2007) MGM $1,282,973 15.0% 260 $4,934 $8,580,428 8/17/07
51 26 El Cantante PicH $3,202,035 42.4% 542 $5,907 $7,556,712 8/3/07
52 167 The Hoax Mira. $1,449,320 20.2% 235 $6,167 $7,164,995 4/6/07
53 58 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
54 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
55 186 Facing the Giants IDP $1,343,537 13.2% 441 $3,046 $10,178,331 9/29/06
56 185 Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna Yash $1,351,786 41.3% 64 $21,121 $3,275,444 8/11/06
57 172 Bon Cop, Bad Cop All. $1,433,259 11.3% 133 $10,776 $12,665,721 8/4/06
58 30 Scoop Focus $3,046,924 29.0% 538 $5,663 $10,525,717 7/28/06
59 15 Munich Uni. $4,152,260 8.8% 532 $7,805 $47,403,685 12/23/05
60 37 Pride and Prejudice Focus $2,865,017 7.5% 215 $13,325 $38,405,088 11/11/05
61 146 Rize Lions $1,574,787 47.2% 352 $4,473 $3,336,391 6/24/05
62 188 Ong Bak: The Thai Warrior Magn. $1,334,869 29.3% 387 $3,449 $4,563,167 2/11/05
63 4 Closer Sony $7,707,972 22.7% 476 $16,193 $33,987,757 12/3/04
64 2 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Uni. $8,684,055 21.6% 530 $16,385 $40,226,215 11/12/04
65 122 Birth NL $1,705,577 33.5% 550 $3,101 $5,095,038 10/29/04
66 55 Woman, Thou Art Loosed Magn. $2,325,474 33.8% 408 $5,699 $6,879,730 10/1/04
67 165 NASCAR 3D: The IMAX Experience (IMAX) WB $1,452,639 6.7% 68 $21,362 $21,583,831 3/12/04
68 5 Love Actually Uni. $6,886,080 11.5% 576 $11,955 $59,696,144 11/7/03
69 51 Chasing Papi Fox $2,404,557 39.2% 585 $4,110 $6,130,049 4/16/03
70 78 A Mighty Wind WB $2,112,140 11.9% 133 $15,880 $17,781,006 4/16/03
71 19 House of 1,000 Corpses Lions $3,460,666 27.4% 595 $5,816 $12,634,962 4/11/03
72 178 Ghosts of the Abyss (IMAX & 35mm) BV $1,408,474 8.3% 97 $14,520 $17,040,871 4/11/03
73 81 Chicago Mira. $2,074,929 1.2% 77 $26,947 $170,687,518 12/27/02
74 108 The Lion King (IMAX) BV $1,825,849 11.6% 66 $27,664 $15,686,215 12/27/02
75 171 Attack of the Clones: The IMAX Experience (IMAX) Fox $1,435,259 16.9% 58 $24,745 $8,485,488 11/1/02
76 189 Paid in Full Mira. $1,328,789 43.0% 268 $4,958 $3,090,862 10/25/02
77 145 Possession (2002) Focus $1,575,214 15.6% 270 $5,834 $10,113,733 8/16/02
78 41 Beauty and the Beast (IMAX) BV $2,589,334 10.2% 68 $38,078 $25,487,190 1/1/02
79 147 Megiddo: The Omega Code II 8X $1,573,454 26.0% 314 $5,011 $6,047,691 9/21/01
80 107 The Tailor of Panama Sony $1,837,068 13.4% 199 $9,231 $13,729,742 3/30/01
81 57 Almost Famous DW $2,314,646 7.1% 131 $17,669 $32,534,850 9/15/00
82 89 Duets BV $2,002,588 42.3% 581 $3,446 $4,739,023 9/15/00
83 60 Fantasia 2000 (35mm & IMAX) BV $2,290,525 3.8% 54 $42,417 $60,655,420 1/1/00
84 137 Flawless (1999) MGM $1,590,155 35.4% 478 $3,326 $4,488,529 11/26/99
85 54 The Omega Code Prov. $2,354,362 18.7% 304 $7,744 $12,614,346 10/15/99
86 155 The Blair Witch Project Art. $1,512,054 1.1% 27 $56,002 $140,539,099 7/16/99
87 131 Tea with Mussolini MGM $1,633,183 11.3% 270 $6,048 $14,401,563 5/14/99
88 72 Foolish Art. $2,184,633 36.2% 305 $7,162 $6,033,999 4/9/99
89 139 Celebrity Mira. $1,588,013 31.3% 493 $3,221 $5,078,660 11/20/98
90 22 Simon Birch BV $3,321,370 18.2% 596 $5,572 $18,253,415 9/11/98
91 6 The Players Club NL $5,894,607 25.6% 593 $9,940 $23,047,939 4/10/98
92 71 Barney's Great Adventure Poly $2,203,865 18.0% 540 $4,081 $12,218,638 4/3/98
93 45 Ride Mira. $2,513,334 45.8% 496 $5,067 $5,485,295 3/27/98
94 13 Amistad DW $4,573,523 10.3% 322 $14,203 $44,229,441 12/10/97
95 63 Bean Gram. $2,255,233 5.0% 242 $9,319 $45,319,423 10/17/97
96 80 She's the One FoxS $2,088,492 21.9% 459 $4,550 $9,538,948 8/23/96
97 161 The Show Sav. $1,482,892 54.9% 336 $4,413 $2,702,578 8/25/95
98 40 Pocahontas BV $2,689,714 1.9% 6 $448,285 $141,579,773 6/16/95
99 75 My Family NL $2,164,840 19.5% 413 $5,241 $11,079,373 5/5/95
100 181 New Jersey Drive Gram. $1,395,028 39.1% 210 $6,642 $3,565,508 4/21/95
101 85 Rob Roy MGM $2,023,272 6.4% 133 $15,212 $31,596,911 4/7/95
102 176 Before Sunrise Sony $1,423,537 25.7% 363 $3,921 $5,535,405 1/27/95
103 163 Bad Company (1995) BV $1,459,824 39.7% 302 $4,833 $3,674,841 1/20/95
104 140 The Lion King BV $1,586,753 0.5% 2 $793,377 $312,855,561 6/15/94
105 43 You So Crazy Gold. $2,521,746 24.8% 417 $6,047 $10,184,701 4/29/94
106 52 The Inkwell BV $2,358,988 26.6% 390 $6,048 $8,880,705 4/22/94
107 83 Serial Mom Sav. $2,040,450 26.1% 502 $4,064 $7,820,688 4/13/94
108 118 The House of the Spirits Mira. $1,719,085 27.4% 474 $3,626 $6,265,311 4/1/94
109 153 Cabin Boy BV $1,513,507 41.3% 593 $2,552 $3,662,459 1/7/94
110 150 The Remains of the Day Col. $1,528,982 6.6% 94 $16,265 $23,237,911 11/5/93
111 56 The Age of Innocence Col. $2,317,289 7.2% 83 $27,919 $32,255,440 9/17/93
112 177 Into the West Mira. $1,410,414 29.4% 550 $2,564 $4,790,801 9/17/93
113 88 Manhattan Murder Mystery TriS $2,015,360 17.8% 268 $7,520 $11,330,911 8/18/93
114 24 Benny and Joon MGM $3,285,063 14.1% 408 $8,051 $23,261,580 4/16/93
115 93 Swing Kids BV $1,967,957 34.9% 542 $3,630 $5,632,086 3/5/93
116 79 Glengarry Glen Ross NL $2,104,402 19.6% 416 $5,058 $10,725,228 10/2/92
117 32 School Ties Par. $3,020,071 20.5% 595 $5,075 $14,715,067 9/18/92
118 157 Passed Away BV $1,506,887 37.4% 582 $2,589 $4,030,793 4/24/92
119 191 Blame It On the Bellboy BV $1,326,472 42.7% 462 $2,871 $3,104,545 3/6/92
120 198 The Hitman Can. $1,290,442 27.7% 551 $2,342 $4,654,288 10/25/91
121 18 Dead Again Par. $3,479,395 9.2% 450 $7,731 $38,016,380 8/23/91
122 49 A Rage in Harlem Mira. $2,458,080 23.6% 540 $4,552 $10,438,504 5/3/91
123 33 Wild at Heart Gold. $2,913,764 20.0% 532 $5,477 $14,560,247 8/17/90
124 14 Mo' Better Blues Uni. $4,387,360 27.2% 544 $8,065 $16,153,593 8/3/90
125 11 House Party NL $4,611,024 17.5% 520 $8,867 $26,385,627 3/9/90
126 128 Ski Patrol Triu $1,648,000 19.3% 515 $3,200 $8,533,973 1/12/90
127 7 Steel Magnolias TriS $5,425,440 6.5% 480 $11,303 $83,759,091 11/17/89
128 106 The Package Orion $1,851,673 17.4% 323 $5,732 $10,647,219 8/25/89
129 135 Millennium Fox $1,614,692 28.0% 486 $3,322 $5,777,099 8/25/89
130 16 Do the Right Thing Uni. $3,563,535 12.9% 353 $10,095 $27,545,445 6/30/89
131 48 Skin Deep Fox $2,460,262 12.5% 489 $5,031 $19,674,852 3/3/89
132 31 Cousins Par. $3,039,805 13.8% 535 $5,681 $22,026,369 2/10/89
133 68 Tap TriS $2,217,150 24.3% 585 $3,790 $9,114,702 2/10/89
134 121 1969 Atl $1,709,120 28.6% 520 $3,286 $5,979,011 11/18/88
135 149 A Cry in the Dark WB $1,561,793 22.6% 334 $4,676 $6,908,797 11/11/88
136 10 Colors Orion $4,747,118 10.2% 422 $11,249 $46,616,067 4/15/88
137 84 Above the Law WB $2,037,938 10.8% 350 $5,822 $18,869,631 4/8/88
138 196 Empire of the Sun WB $1,314,509 5.9% 225 $5,842 $22,238,696 12/11/87
139 12 Nuts WB $4,606,083 14.9% 536 $8,593 $30,950,002 11/20/87
140 117 The Sicilian Fox $1,720,351 31.8% 370 $4,649 $5,406,879 10/23/87
141 39 Disorderlies WB $2,707,980 26.2% 544 $4,977 $10,348,437 8/14/87
142 67 Full Metal Jacket WB $2,217,307 4.8% 215 $10,313 $46,357,676 6/26/87
143 152 Radio Days Orion $1,522,423 10.3% 128 $11,893 $14,792,779 1/30/87
144 179 Crimes of the Heart DEG $1,402,921 6.1% 246 $5,702 $22,905,522 12/12/86
145 180 The Wraith NCeV $1,402,535 40.1% 588 $2,385 $3,500,000 11/21/86
146 97 Children of a Lesser God Par. $1,909,084 6.0% 215 $8,879 $31,853,080 10/3/86
147 192 Wise Guys MGM $1,324,456 15.6% 338 $3,918 $8,475,466 4/18/86
148 134 Critters NL $1,618,800 12.3% 540 $2,997 $13,167,232 4/11/86
149 182 Just Between Friends Orion $1,390,718 21.7% 352 $3,950 $6,408,791 3/21/86
150 120 The Color Purple WB $1,710,333 1.8% 192 $8,907 $94,175,854 12/20/85
151 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
152 34 Krush Groove WB $2,905,293 26.3% 519 $5,597 $11,052,713 10/25/85
153 123 Day of the Dead UFD $1,700,000 34.0% 168 $10,119 $5,000,000 7/19/85
154 151 Desperately Seeking Susan Orion $1,526,098 5.6% 268 $5,694 $27,398,584 3/29/85
155 53 The Falcon and the Snowman Orion $2,358,846 13.8% 265 $8,901 $17,130,087 1/25/85
156 116 Tomboy Crwn $1,723,935 12.2% 409 $4,215 $14,100,000 1/25/85
157 187 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
158 112 Avenging Angel NW $1,755,264 31.2% 525 $3,343 $5,622,787 1/11/85
159 156 Tuff Turf Orion $1,509,380 16.1% 440 $3,430 $9,369,329 1/11/85
160 59 Falling in Love Par. $2,293,710 20.6% 305 $7,520 $11,129,057 11/21/84
161 173 Silent Night, Deadly Night TriS $1,432,800 57.5% 398 $3,600 $2,491,460 11/9/84
162 115 Ninja 3: The Domination Can. $1,727,546 22.7% 530 $3,259 $7,610,785 9/14/84
163 100 The Philadelphia Experiment NW $1,877,000 23.2% 490 $3,830 $8,103,330 8/3/84
164 154 Revenge of the Nerds Fox $1,513,090 3.7% 364 $4,156 $40,874,452 7/20/84
165 109 Racing with the Moon Par. $1,803,432 29.8% 389 $4,636 $6,045,647 3/23/84
166 82 Children of the Corn NW $2,042,821 14.0% 350 $5,836 $14,568,989 3/9/84
167 166 Weekend Pass Crwn $1,451,676 6.9% 399 $3,638 $21,058,033 2/3/84
168 70 Angel NW $2,214,824 12.7% 330 $6,711 $17,488,564 1/13/84
169 17 Terms of Endearment Par. $3,498,813 3.2% 260 $13,456 $108,423,489 11/23/83
170 29 Yentl MGM $3,050,219 7.6% 501 $6,088 $40,218,899 11/18/83
171 133 All the Right Moves Fox $1,625,486 9.4% 442 $3,677 $17,233,166 10/21/83
172 136 The Right Stuff WB $1,601,167 7.6% 229 $6,991 $21,192,102 10/21/83
173 169 Eddie and the Cruisers Emb $1,444,886 30.2% 475 $3,041 $4,786,789 9/23/83
174 77 Revenge of the Ninja MGM $2,114,125 16.1% 432 $4,893 $13,168,027 9/9/83
175 87 Metalstorm Uni. $2,019,000 38.1% 549 $3,677 $5,301,085 8/19/83
176 114 Smokey & the Bandit Part III Uni. $1,728,060 30.4% 498 $3,470 $5,678,950 8/12/83
177 105 Valley Girl Atl $1,856,780 10.7% 442 $4,200 $17,343,596 4/29/83
178 92 Monty Python's The Meaning of Life Uni. $1,987,853 13.3% 257 $7,734 $14,929,552 4/1/83
179 65 The Sword in the Stone (Re-issue) BV $2,230,614 18.6% 487 $4,580 $12,000,000 3/25/83
180 74 Bad Boys (1983) Uni. $2,171,197 23.6% 468 $4,639 $9,190,819 3/25/83
181 28 10 to Midnight MGM $3,050,225 42.5% 595 $5,126 $7,175,592 3/11/83
182 138 Vigilante FVI $1,588,464 31.2% 250 $6,353 $5,091,888 3/4/83
183 174 Joysticks JenF $1,431,065 36.2% 310 $4,616 $3,952,448 3/4/83
184 194 Let's Spend the Night Together Emb $1,319,050 34.5% 475 $2,776 $3,821,199 2/11/83
185 104 The Missionary Col. $1,864,852 25.8% 532 $3,505 $7,241,180 11/5/82
186 184 Homework JenF $1,366,535 46.9% 262 $5,215 $2,914,328 8/27/82
187 42 Fast Times at Ridgemont High Uni. $2,545,674 9.4% 498 $5,111 $27,092,880 8/13/82
188 23 An Officer and a Gentleman Par. $3,304,679 2.6% 346 $9,551 $129,795,554 7/30/82
189 35 The World According to Garp WB $2,902,088 9.8% 357 $8,129 $29,712,172 7/23/82
190 44 A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy WB $2,514,478 27.7% 501 $5,018 $9,077,269 7/16/82
191 95 Six Pack Fox $1,946,418 9.6% 504 $3,861 $20,225,989 7/16/82
192 62 Author! Author! Fox $2,279,260 17.4% 504 $4,522 $13,111,101 6/18/82
193 50 If You Could See What I Hear JenF $2,408,000 27.7% 524 $4,595 $8,693,512 4/23/82
194 110 The Sword and the Sorcerer Gr1 $1,798,879 4.6% 233 $7,720 $39,103,425 4/23/82
195 64 Deathtrap WB $2,238,977 11.6% 341 $6,565 $19,282,134 3/19/82
196 102 Death Wish II Film $1,871,487 11.6% 377 $4,964 $16,100,000 2/19/82
197 73 Quest for Fire Fox $2,171,303 10.4% 223 $9,736 $20,959,585 2/12/82
198 103 Shoot the Moon MGM $1,870,000 20.3% 585 $3,196 $9,217,530 1/22/82
199 119 Vice Squad Emb $1,717,205 13.0% 510 $3,367 $13,253,583 1/22/82
200 158 The Seduction Emb $1,503,543 13.2% 597 $2,518 $11,378,339 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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