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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
1 121 The Lion King BV 379,600 0.5% 2 189,803 74,624,400 6/15/94
2 9 An Officer and a Gentleman Par. 1,124,000 2.6% 346 3,249 43,656,900 7/30/82
3 10 Terms of Endearment Par. 1,110,700 3.4% 260 4,272 32,878,500 11/23/83
4 50 Pocahontas BV 618,300 1.9% 6 103,054 32,547,100 6/16/95
5 137 Chicago Mira. 357,100 1.3% 77 4,638 28,306,400 12/27/02
6 173 The Blair Witch Project Art. 297,600 1.1% 27 11,024 27,665,200 7/16/99
7 1 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Par. 1,632,800 6.1% 425 3,842 26,587,800 12/16/11
8 81 The Color Purple WB 481,800 1.9% 192 2,509 25,432,300 12/20/85
9 196 When Harry Met Sally... Col. 275,700 1.2% 41 6,724 23,381,200 7/14/89
10 171 Mr. Mom Fox 300,700 1.5% 126 2,386 20,566,300 7/22/83
11 3 Steel Magnolias TriS 1,366,600 6.7% 480 2,847 20,395,000 11/17/89
12 51 The Sword and the Sorcerer Gr1 611,900 4.6% 233 2,626 13,300,500 4/23/82
13 95 Revenge of the Nerds Fox 450,300 3.7% 364 1,237 12,165,000 7/20/84
14 17 Yentl MGM 968,300 8.0% 501 1,933 12,134,900 11/18/83
15 58 Full Metal Jacket WB 567,100 4.8% 215 2,638 11,856,200 6/26/87
16 7 Colors Orion 1,155,000 10.2% 422 2,737 11,342,100 4/15/88
17 107 Fantasia 2000 (35mm & IMAX) BV 425,000 3.8% 54 7,870 11,211,700 1/1/00
18 117 Silkwood Fox 386,800 3.6% 257 1,505 10,697,900 12/16/83
19 15 The World According to Garp WB 987,100 9.8% 357 2,765 10,106,200 7/23/82
20 8 Love Actually Uni. 1,142,000 11.6% 576 1,983 9,877,600 11/7/03
21 77 Bean Gram. 491,300 5.0% 242 2,030 9,873,500 10/17/97
22 145 Hannah and Her Sisters Orion 341,200 3.6% 54 6,318 9,539,700 2/7/86
23 14 Amistad DW 996,400 10.5% 322 3,094 9,489,100 12/10/97
24 178 What's Love Got to Do with It BV 295,300 3.1% 58 5,092 9,444,700 6/11/93
25 19 Fast Times at Ridgemont High Uni. 865,900 9.4% 498 1,738 9,215,300 8/13/82
26 21 Dead Again Par. 826,500 9.2% 450 1,836 9,030,000 8/23/91
27 139 Never Cry Wolf BV 354,400 4.0% 88 4,027 8,809,500 10/7/83
28 67 Children of a Lesser God Par. 514,600 6.1% 215 2,393 8,425,400 10/3/86
29 24 A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge NL 807,200 9.9% 522 1,546 8,161,000 11/1/85
30 41 Pitch Perfect Uni. 661,900 8.2% 335 1,976 8,074,700 9/28/12
31 6 Nuts WB 1,178,000 15.1% 536 2,198 7,814,100 11/20/87
32 60 The Age of Innocence Col. 559,700 7.2% 83 6,744 7,791,200 9/17/93
33 102 Desperately Seeking Susan Orion 429,900 5.6% 268 1,604 7,717,900 3/29/85
34 122 A Nightmare on Elm Street NL 378,300 5.2% 165 2,293 7,299,400 11/9/84
35 43 Munich Uni. 647,800 8.9% 532 1,218 7,268,900 12/23/05
36 90 Rob Roy MGM 465,100 6.4% 133 3,497 7,263,700 4/7/95
37 30 Quest for Fire Fox 738,500 10.4% 223 3,312 7,129,100 2/12/82
38 18 Do the Right Thing Uni. 897,600 12.9% 353 2,543 6,938,400 6/30/89
39 40 Six Pack Fox 662,000 9.6% 504 1,313 6,879,600 7/16/82
40 29 Deathtrap WB 761,600 11.6% 341 2,233 6,558,600 3/19/82
41 70 The Right Stuff WB 508,300 7.8% 229 2,219 6,546,100 10/21/83
42 2 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Uni. 1,398,400 21.6% 530 2,638 6,475,200 11/12/04
43 100 Weekend Pass Crwn 432,000 6.9% 399 1,083 6,267,300 2/3/84
44 11 House Party NL 1,090,100 17.5% 520 2,096 6,237,700 3/9/90
45 103 Almost Famous DW 429,400 7.1% 131 3,278 6,030,400 9/15/00
46 96 Pride and Prejudice Focus 447,000 7.5% 215 2,079 5,972,600 11/11/05
47 123 Crimes of the Heart DEG 378,100 6.4% 246 1,537 5,923,300 12/12/86
48 188 Zapped! Emb 280,100 4.9% 200 1,400 5,747,500 7/23/82
49 25 Benny and Joon MGM 793,500 14.1% 408 1,945 5,618,700 4/16/93
50 156 Peter Pan (Re-issue) (1982) BV 325,600 5.8% 465 700 5,616,300 12/17/82
51 13 Instructions Not Included LGF 1,000,800 17.9% 348 2,876 5,599,500 8/30/13
52 131 The Remains of the Day Col. 369,300 6.6% 94 3,929 5,591,400 11/5/93
53 28 Cousins Par. 765,700 13.8% 535 1,431 5,548,200 2/10/89
54 149 Empire of the Sun WB 336,200 6.1% 225 1,494 5,520,300 12/11/87
55 54 Valley Girl Atl 589,500 10.7% 442 1,333 5,505,900 4/29/83
56 45 Death Wish II Film 636,600 11.6% 377 1,688 5,476,200 2/19/82
57 132 They Call Me Bruce FVI 364,400 6.7% 165 2,209 5,472,700 11/12/82
58 66 All the Right Moves Fox 516,000 9.4% 442 1,167 5,470,800 10/21/83
59 5 Closer Sony 1,241,200 22.9% 476 2,608 5,429,100 12/3/04
60 42 Angel NW 659,200 12.7% 330 1,997 5,204,900 1/13/84
61 49 Skin Deep Fox 619,700 12.5% 489 1,267 4,955,900 3/3/89
62 4 The Players Club NL 1,256,800 25.6% 593 2,119 4,914,300 4/10/98
63 39 The Falcon and the Snowman Orion 664,500 13.8% 265 2,507 4,825,400 1/25/85
64 48 Monty Python's The Meaning of Life Uni. 631,100 13.3% 257 2,455 4,739,500 4/1/83
65 75 Above the Law WB 495,800 10.8% 350 1,417 4,591,200 4/8/88
66 55 Vice Squad Emb 584,100 13.0% 510 1,145 4,508,000 1/22/82
67 26 Author! Author! Fox 775,300 17.4% 504 1,538 4,459,600 6/18/82
68 97 Beauty and the Beast (IMAX) BV 445,700 10.2% 68 6,554 4,386,800 1/1/02
69 52 Children of the Corn NW 608,000 14.0% 350 1,737 4,336,000 3/9/84
70 38 Revenge of the Ninja MGM 671,200 16.1% 432 1,553 4,180,300 9/9/83
71 80 Tomboy Crwn 485,600 12.2% 409 1,187 3,971,800 1/25/85
72 32 Simon Birch BV 708,200 18.2% 596 1,188 3,892,000 9/11/98
73 69 The Seduction Emb 511,400 13.2% 597 856 3,870,200 1/22/82
74 12 Mo' Better Blues Uni. 1,037,200 27.2% 544 1,907 3,818,800 8/3/90
75 33 The Sword in the Stone (Re-issue) BV 708,100 18.6% 487 1,454 3,809,500 3/25/83
76 116 Radio Days Orion 389,400 10.3% 128 3,042 3,783,300 1/30/87
77 99 Critters NL 436,300 12.3% 540 808 3,549,100 4/11/86
78 31 School Ties Par. 727,700 20.5% 595 1,223 3,545,800 9/18/92
79 36 Wild at Heart Gold. 688,800 20.0% 532 1,295 3,442,100 8/17/90
80 128 The Smurfs and the Magic Flute Atl 374,800 11.0% 183 2,048 3,418,200 10/7/83
81 37 Falling in Love Par. 682,700 20.9% 305 2,238 3,271,800 11/21/84
82 120 Brainstorm MGM 380,000 11.7% 169 2,248 3,244,300 9/30/83
83 184 Broadway Danny Rose Orion 283,900 9.0% 109 2,604 3,154,900 1/27/84
84 46 Shoot the Moon MGM 636,100 20.3% 585 1,087 3,135,200 1/22/82
85 23 Krush Groove WB 818,400 26.3% 519 1,577 3,113,400 10/25/85
86 187 Mystic Pizza Gold. 283,200 9.1% 401 706 3,112,700 10/21/88
87 20 A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy WB 855,300 27.7% 501 1,707 3,087,500 7/16/82
88 22 If You Could See What I Hear JenF 819,000 27.7% 524 1,563 2,957,000 4/23/82
89 142 A Mighty Wind WB 350,300 11.9% 133 2,633 2,948,800 4/16/03
90 35 Bad Boys (1983) Uni. 689,300 23.6% 468 1,473 2,917,700 3/25/83
91 158 Tea with Mussolini MGM 321,500 11.3% 270 1,191 2,835,000 5/14/99
92 79 Manhattan Murder Mystery TriS 486,800 17.8% 268 1,816 2,736,900 8/18/93
93 87 The Package Orion 466,400 17.4% 323 1,444 2,681,900 8/25/89
94 34 Disorderlies WB 692,600 26.2% 544 1,273 2,646,700 8/14/87
95 106 Tuff Turf Orion 425,200 16.1% 440 966 2,639,200 1/11/85
96 163 The Lion King (IMAX) BV 314,300 12.1% 66 4,761 2,607,400 12/27/02
97 86 Barney's Great Adventure Poly 469,900 18.0% 540 870 2,605,300 4/3/98
98 71 Glengarry Glen Ross NL 507,100 19.6% 416 1,219 2,584,400 10/2/92
99 74 My Family NL 497,700 19.5% 413 1,205 2,547,000 5/5/95
100 174 Maid to Order NCeV 297,300 11.8% 287 1,036 2,523,900 7/31/87
101 56 A Rage in Harlem Mira. 583,900 23.5% 540 1,081 2,479,500 5/3/91
102 92 The Omega Code Prov. 463,500 18.7% 304 1,524 2,479,000 10/15/99
103 47 The Missionary Col. 634,300 25.8% 532 1,192 2,463,000 11/5/82
104 53 You So Crazy Gold. 603,300 24.8% 417 1,447 2,436,500 4/29/94
105 157 The Tailor of Panama Sony 324,600 13.4% 199 1,631 2,425,800 3/30/01
106 61 The Philadelphia Experiment NW 558,600 23.2% 490 1,140 2,411,700 8/3/84
107 136 The Amateur Fox 358,200 15.3% 437 819 2,344,300 2/12/82
108 195 Fantasia (Re-issue) (1985) BV 276,300 12.0% 169 1,635 2,308,400 2/8/85
109 62 Tap TriS 558,500 24.3% 585 955 2,295,900 2/10/89
110 138 Wise Guys MGM 357,000 15.6% 338 1,056 2,284,500 4/18/86
111 16 10 to Midnight MGM 968,300 42.5% 595 1,627 2,278,000 3/11/83
112 125 Forced Vengeance MGM 377,200 16.7% 576 655 2,265,400 7/30/82
113 68 Ninja 3: The Domination Can. 514,200 22.7% 530 970 2,265,100 9/14/84
114 189 Twice in a Lifetime Bud 279,400 12.3% 189 1,478 2,264,800 10/25/85
115 85 She's the One FoxS 472,500 21.9% 459 1,029 2,158,100 8/23/96
116 151 A Most Wanted Man RAtt. 332,600 15.6% 361 921 2,133,400 7/25/14
117 59 The Inkwell BV 564,400 26.6% 390 1,447 2,124,600 4/22/94
118 181 The Golden Seal Gold. 292,100 13.8% 418 699 2,116,400 8/19/83
119 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
120 57 House of 1,000 Corpses Lions 573,900 27.4% 595 965 2,095,400 4/11/03
121 143 Alphabet City Atl 348,900 16.7% 321 1,087 2,093,900 5/4/84
122 170 Without a Clue Orion 303,400 14.6% 280 1,083 2,077,700 10/21/88
123 115 Ski Patrol Triu 389,600 19.3% 515 757 2,017,500 1/12/90
124 78 Serial Mom Sav. 488,100 26.1% 502 972 1,871,000 4/13/94
125 84 Religulous LGF 474,900 26.2% 502 946 1,812,100 10/1/08
126 63 Smokey & the Bandit Part III Uni. 548,600 30.4% 498 1,102 1,802,800 8/12/83
127 64 Racing with the Moon Par. 536,700 29.8% 389 1,380 1,799,300 3/23/84
128 118 Under the Same Moon Wein. 385,700 22.0% 266 1,450 1,753,500 3/19/08
129 127 Just Between Friends Orion 374,900 21.7% 352 1,065 1,727,400 3/21/86
130 144 Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Focus 346,900 20.2% 535 648 1,715,000 3/7/08
131 44 Metalstorm Uni. 641,000 38.1% 549 1,167 1,682,900 8/19/83
132 119 A Cry in the Dark WB 380,000 22.6% 334 1,138 1,681,000 11/11/88
133 72 Vigilante FVI 504,300 31.2% 250 2,017 1,616,500 3/4/83
134 89 Scoop Focus 465,200 28.9% 538 865 1,607,000 7/28/06
135 76 Avenging Angel NW 494,400 31.2% 525 942 1,583,900 1/11/85
136 160 The Hotel New Hampshire Orion 320,200 20.9% 244 1,312 1,530,600 3/9/84
137 93 Eddie and the Cruisers Emb 458,700 30.2% 475 965 1,519,600 9/23/83
138 110 The House of the Spirits Mira. 411,300 27.4% 474 867 1,498,900 4/1/94
139 190 The Gods Must Be Crazy II Col. 279,100 18.8% 321 870 1,487,300 4/13/90
140 112 Millennium Fox 406,700 27.9% 486 837 1,455,200 8/25/89
141 109 1969 Atl 415,800 28.6% 520 800 1,454,700 11/18/88
142 82 Day of the Dead UFD 478,900 34.0% 168 2,850 1,408,500 7/19/85
143 98 The Sicilian Fox 440,000 31.8% 370 1,189 1,382,800 10/23/87
144 83 Swing Kids BV 475,400 34.9% 542 877 1,360,400 3/5/93
145 154 The Keep Par. 327,700 24.5% 508 645 1,339,200 12/16/83
146 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
147 191 Jekyll and Hyde Together Again Par. 278,700 21.6% 300 929 1,289,900 10/1/82
148 155 Before Sunrise Sony 327,200 25.7% 363 901 1,272,500 1/27/95
149 169 Avenging Force Can. 305,000 24.2% 500 610 1,261,400 9/12/86
150 94 Joysticks JenF 454,300 36.2% 310 1,465 1,254,700 3/4/83
151 108 Let's Spend the Night Together Emb 418,700 34.5% 475 881 1,213,100 2/11/83
152 101 Foolish Art. 430,000 36.2% 305 1,410 1,187,800 4/9/99
153 65 Ride Mira. 535,900 45.8% 496 1,080 1,169,600 3/27/98
154 147 Into the West Mira. 340,700 29.4% 550 619 1,157,200 9/17/93
155 135 Exterminator II Can. 358,400 32.2% 535 670 1,112,900 9/14/84
156 129 Woman, Thou Art Loosed Magn. 374,500 33.8% 408 918 1,107,800 10/1/04
157 168 The Hitman Can. 306,500 27.7% 551 556 1,105,500 10/25/91
158 88 El Cantante PicH 465,400 42.4% 542 859 1,098,400 8/3/07
159 148 Celebrity Mira. 338,600 31.3% 493 687 1,082,900 11/20/98
160 193 Megiddo: The Omega Code II 8X 278,000 26.0% 314 885 1,068,500 9/21/01
161 113 Chasing Papi Fox 398,800 39.2% 585 682 1,016,600 4/16/03
162 91 Homework JenF 464,800 46.9% 262 1,774 991,300 8/27/82
163 111 Dhoom 3 Yash 410,000 42.0% 239 1,715 975,200 12/20/13
164 133 Passed Away BV 363,100 37.4% 582 624 971,300 4/24/92
165 180 Short Time Fox 292,500 30.8% 557 525 948,100 5/4/90
166 124 The Wraith NCeV 378,000 40.1% 588 643 943,400 11/21/86
167 183 Fraternity Vacation NW 288,200 30.7% 348 828 939,000 4/12/85
168 200 Sweet Hearts Dance TriS 271,800 29.5% 246 1,105 922,300 9/23/88
169 198 Babies Focus 274,200 29.8% 534 513 920,800 5/7/10
170 164 Flawless (1999) MGM 313,000 35.4% 478 655 883,600 11/26/99
171 130 Duets BV 371,500 42.3% 581 639 879,200 9/15/00
172 134 Cabin Boy BV 362,100 41.3% 593 611 876,200 1/7/94
173 153 Crimes of Passion NW 328,300 37.9% 325 1,010 866,900 10/19/84
174 150 Bad Company (1995) BV 335,600 39.7% 302 1,111 844,800 1/20/95
175 176 Impulse Fox 296,300 35.9% 376 788 825,400 9/28/84
176 159 New Jersey Drive Gram. 320,700 39.1% 210 1,527 819,700 4/21/95
177 197 Birth NL 274,700 33.5% 550 499 818,800 10/29/04
178 141 A Little Sex Uni. 350,400 43.5% 500 701 806,300 4/2/82
179 152 Cantinflas LGF 329,400 41.7% 382 862 790,000 8/29/14
180 179 Romeo Is Bleeding Gram. 293,200 37.4% 247 1,187 783,600 2/4/94
181 161 Blame It On the Bellboy BV 319,600 42.7% 462 692 748,100 3/6/92
182 182 Casa De Mi Padre LGF 288,800 38.9% 382 756 741,500 3/16/12
183 105 Silent Night, Deadly Night TriS 426,400 57.5% 398 1,071 741,500 11/9/84
184 192 No Man's Land (1987) Orion 278,300 37.8% 510 546 736,000 10/23/87
185 165 Meet the Mormons Purd. 310,600 42.7% 317 980 728,100 10/10/14
186 186 China Moon Orion 283,200 39.0% 377 751 726,900 3/4/94
187 114 The Wizard of Oz (3D/IMAX) WB 394,600 55.6% 318 1,241 709,900 9/20/13
188 177 Pulling Strings LGF 295,500 42.2% 387 763 699,800 10/4/13
189 167 The Men's Club Atl 309,200 44.9% 532 581 689,000 9/19/86
190 185 Chennai Express UTV 283,200 41.8% 196 1,445 677,000 8/8/13
191 175 P.O.W. - The Escape Can. 296,700 44.1% 476 623 673,100 4/4/86
192 146 The Show Sav. 340,900 54.9% 336 1,014 621,300 8/25/95
193 199 Nomads Atl 273,100 44.5% 496 551 614,100 3/7/86
194 162 Bring On the Night Gold. 318,900 59.9% 409 780 532,600 11/8/85
195 172 The Curse TWE 299,200 60.6% 326 918 493,600 9/11/87
196 104 P.K. UTV 428,300 100.0% 272 1,575 428,300 12/19/14
197 140 After Dark's Horror Fest: 8 Films to Die For Free 352,800 89.7% 488 723 393,100 11/17/06
198 126 The Perils of Gwendolyn in the Land of Yik Yak Gold. 376,700 100.0% 500 753 376,700 1/25/85
199 166 Getting It On Comw 309,700 100.0% 350 884 309,700 8/19/83
200 194 The Power FVI 276,500 100.0% 256 1,080 276,500 1/20/84

* 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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