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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
1 128 The Lion King BV 379,600 0.5% 2 189,803 74,624,400 6/15/94
2 10 An Officer and a Gentleman Par. 1,124,000 2.6% 346 3,249 43,656,900 7/30/82
3 11 Terms of Endearment Par. 1,110,700 3.4% 260 4,272 32,878,500 11/23/83
4 52 Pocahontas BV 618,300 1.9% 6 103,054 32,547,100 6/16/95
5 146 Chicago Mira. 357,100 1.3% 77 4,638 28,306,400 12/27/02
6 183 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 85 The Color Purple WB 481,800 1.9% 192 2,509 25,432,300 12/20/85
9 181 Mr. Mom Fox 300,700 1.5% 126 2,386 20,566,300 7/22/83
10 3 Steel Magnolias TriS 1,366,600 6.7% 480 2,847 20,395,000 11/17/89
11 53 The Sword and the Sorcerer Gr1 611,900 4.6% 233 2,626 13,300,500 4/23/82
12 99 Revenge of the Nerds Fox 450,300 3.7% 364 1,237 12,165,000 7/20/84
13 18 Yentl MGM 968,300 8.0% 501 1,933 12,134,900 11/18/83
14 60 Full Metal Jacket WB 567,100 4.8% 215 2,638 11,856,200 6/26/87
15 8 Colors Orion 1,155,000 10.2% 422 2,737 11,342,100 4/15/88
16 113 Fantasia 2000 (35mm & IMAX) BV 425,000 3.8% 54 7,870 11,211,700 1/1/00
17 124 Silkwood Fox 386,800 3.6% 257 1,505 10,697,900 12/16/83
18 16 The World According to Garp WB 987,100 9.8% 357 2,765 10,106,200 7/23/82
19 9 Love Actually Uni. 1,142,000 11.6% 576 1,983 9,877,600 11/7/03
20 80 Bean Gram. 491,300 5.0% 242 2,030 9,873,500 10/17/97
21 154 Hannah and Her Sisters Orion 341,200 3.6% 54 6,318 9,539,700 2/7/86
22 15 Amistad DW 996,400 10.5% 322 3,094 9,489,100 12/10/97
23 188 What's Love Got to Do with It BV 295,300 3.1% 58 5,092 9,444,700 6/11/93
24 21 Fast Times at Ridgemont High Uni. 865,900 9.4% 498 1,738 9,215,300 8/13/82
25 23 Dead Again Par. 826,500 9.2% 450 1,836 9,030,000 8/23/91
26 148 Never Cry Wolf BV 354,400 4.0% 88 4,027 8,809,500 10/7/83
27 70 Children of a Lesser God Par. 514,600 6.1% 215 2,393 8,425,400 10/3/86
28 26 A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge NL 807,200 9.9% 522 1,546 8,161,000 11/1/85
29 43 Pitch Perfect Uni. 661,900 8.2% 335 1,976 8,076,000 9/28/12
30 6 Nuts WB 1,178,000 15.1% 536 2,198 7,814,100 11/20/87
31 62 The Age of Innocence Col. 559,700 7.2% 83 6,744 7,791,200 9/17/93
32 108 Desperately Seeking Susan Orion 429,900 5.6% 268 1,604 7,717,900 3/29/85
33 129 A Nightmare on Elm Street NL 378,300 5.2% 165 2,293 7,299,400 11/9/84
34 45 Munich Uni. 647,800 8.9% 532 1,218 7,268,900 12/23/05
35 94 Rob Roy MGM 465,100 6.4% 133 3,497 7,263,700 4/7/95
36 32 Quest for Fire Fox 738,500 10.4% 223 3,312 7,129,100 2/12/82
37 19 Do the Right Thing Uni. 897,600 12.9% 353 2,543 6,938,400 6/30/89
38 42 Six Pack Fox 662,000 9.6% 504 1,313 6,879,600 7/16/82
39 31 Deathtrap WB 761,600 11.6% 341 2,233 6,558,600 3/19/82
40 73 The Right Stuff WB 508,300 7.8% 229 2,219 6,546,100 10/21/83
41 2 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Uni. 1,398,400 21.6% 530 2,638 6,475,200 11/12/04
42 68 The Hateful Eight Wein. 530,000 8.4% 100 5,300 6,285,700 12/25/15
43 105 Weekend Pass Crwn 432,000 6.9% 399 1,083 6,267,300 2/3/84
44 12 House Party NL 1,090,100 17.5% 520 2,096 6,237,700 3/9/90
45 110 Almost Famous DW 429,400 7.1% 131 3,278 6,030,400 9/15/00
46 100 Pride and Prejudice Focus 447,000 7.5% 215 2,079 5,972,600 11/11/05
47 130 Crimes of the Heart DEG 378,100 6.4% 246 1,537 5,923,300 12/12/86
48 27 Benny and Joon MGM 793,500 14.1% 408 1,945 5,618,700 4/16/93
49 165 Peter Pan (Re-issue) (1982) BV 325,600 5.8% 465 700 5,616,300 12/17/82
50 14 Instructions Not Included LGF 1,000,800 17.9% 348 2,876 5,599,500 8/30/13
51 139 The Remains of the Day Col. 369,300 6.6% 94 3,929 5,591,400 11/5/93
52 30 Cousins Par. 765,700 13.8% 535 1,431 5,548,200 2/10/89
53 158 Empire of the Sun WB 336,200 6.1% 225 1,494 5,520,300 12/11/87
54 56 Valley Girl Atl 589,500 10.7% 442 1,333 5,505,900 4/29/83
55 47 Death Wish II Film 636,600 11.6% 377 1,688 5,476,200 2/19/82
56 141 They Call Me Bruce FVI 364,400 6.7% 165 2,209 5,472,700 11/12/82
57 69 All the Right Moves Fox 516,000 9.4% 442 1,167 5,470,800 10/21/83
58 5 Closer Sony 1,241,200 22.9% 476 2,608 5,429,100 12/3/04
59 44 Angel NW 659,200 12.7% 330 1,997 5,204,900 1/13/84
60 20 Everest (2015) Uni. 875,400 17.3% 545 1,606 5,060,900 9/18/15
61 51 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 41 The Falcon and the Snowman Orion 664,500 13.8% 265 2,507 4,825,400 1/25/85
64 50 Monty Python's The Meaning of Life Uni. 631,100 13.3% 257 2,455 4,739,500 4/1/83
65 78 Above the Law WB 495,800 10.8% 350 1,417 4,591,200 4/8/88
66 57 Vice Squad Emb 584,100 13.0% 510 1,145 4,508,000 1/22/82
67 28 Author! Author! Fox 775,300 17.4% 504 1,538 4,459,600 6/18/82
68 101 Beauty and the Beast (IMAX) BV 445,700 10.2% 68 6,554 4,386,800 1/1/02
69 54 Children of the Corn NW 608,000 14.0% 350 1,737 4,336,000 3/9/84
70 40 Revenge of the Ninja MGM 671,200 16.1% 432 1,553 4,180,300 9/9/83
71 84 Tomboy Crwn 485,600 12.2% 409 1,187 3,971,800 1/25/85
72 34 Simon Birch BV 708,200 18.2% 596 1,188 3,892,000 9/11/98
73 72 The Seduction Emb 511,400 13.2% 597 856 3,870,200 1/22/82
74 13 Mo' Better Blues Uni. 1,037,200 27.2% 544 1,907 3,818,800 8/3/90
75 35 The Sword in the Stone (Re-issue) BV 708,100 18.6% 487 1,454 3,809,500 3/25/83
76 123 Radio Days Orion 389,400 10.3% 128 3,042 3,783,300 1/30/87
77 103 Critters NL 436,300 12.3% 540 808 3,549,100 4/11/86
78 33 School Ties Par. 727,700 20.5% 595 1,223 3,545,800 9/18/92
79 38 Wild at Heart Gold. 688,800 20.0% 532 1,295 3,442,100 8/17/90
80 135 The Smurfs and the Magic Flute Atl 374,800 11.0% 183 2,048 3,418,200 10/7/83
81 39 Falling in Love Par. 682,700 20.9% 305 2,238 3,271,800 11/21/84
82 127 Brainstorm MGM 380,000 11.7% 169 2,248 3,244,300 9/30/83
83 197 Broadway Danny Rose Orion 283,900 9.0% 109 2,604 3,154,900 1/27/84
84 48 Shoot the Moon MGM 636,100 20.3% 585 1,087 3,135,200 1/22/82
85 25 Krush Groove WB 818,400 26.3% 519 1,577 3,113,400 10/25/85
86 200 Mystic Pizza Gold. 283,200 9.1% 401 706 3,112,700 10/21/88
87 22 A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy WB 855,300 27.7% 501 1,707 3,087,500 7/16/82
88 24 If You Could See What I Hear JenF 819,000 27.7% 524 1,563 2,957,000 4/23/82
89 151 A Mighty Wind WB 350,300 11.9% 133 2,633 2,948,800 4/16/03
90 37 Bad Boys (1983) Uni. 689,300 23.6% 468 1,473 2,917,700 3/25/83
91 167 Tea with Mussolini MGM 321,500 11.3% 270 1,191 2,835,000 5/14/99
92 83 Manhattan Murder Mystery TriS 486,800 17.8% 268 1,816 2,736,900 8/18/93
93 91 The Package Orion 466,400 17.4% 323 1,444 2,681,900 8/25/89
94 36 Disorderlies WB 692,600 26.2% 544 1,273 2,646,700 8/14/87
95 112 Tuff Turf Orion 425,200 16.1% 440 966 2,639,200 1/11/85
96 173 The Lion King (IMAX) BV 314,300 12.1% 66 4,761 2,607,400 12/27/02
97 90 Barney's Great Adventure Poly 469,900 18.0% 540 870 2,605,300 4/3/98
98 74 Glengarry Glen Ross NL 507,100 19.6% 416 1,219 2,584,400 10/2/92
99 77 My Family NL 497,700 19.5% 413 1,205 2,547,000 5/5/95
100 184 Maid to Order NCeV 297,300 11.8% 287 1,036 2,523,900 7/31/87
101 58 A Rage in Harlem Mira. 583,900 23.5% 540 1,081 2,479,500 5/3/91
102 96 The Omega Code Prov. 463,500 18.7% 304 1,524 2,479,000 10/15/99
103 49 The Missionary Col. 634,300 25.8% 532 1,192 2,463,000 11/5/82
104 55 You So Crazy Gold. 603,300 24.8% 417 1,447 2,436,500 4/29/94
105 166 The Tailor of Panama Sony 324,600 13.4% 199 1,631 2,425,800 3/30/01
106 63 The Philadelphia Experiment NW 558,600 23.2% 490 1,140 2,411,700 8/3/84
107 145 The Amateur Fox 358,200 15.3% 437 819 2,344,300 2/12/82
108 64 Tap TriS 558,500 24.3% 585 955 2,295,900 2/10/89
109 147 Wise Guys MGM 357,000 15.6% 338 1,056 2,284,500 4/18/86
110 17 10 to Midnight MGM 968,300 42.5% 595 1,627 2,278,000 3/11/83
111 132 Forced Vengeance MGM 377,200 16.7% 576 655 2,265,400 7/30/82
112 71 Ninja 3: The Domination Can. 514,200 22.7% 530 970 2,265,100 9/14/84
113 7 Baahubali 2: The Conclusion GrtIndia 1,165,400 51.7% 425 2,742 2,255,500 4/28/17
114 89 She's the One FoxS 472,500 21.9% 459 1,029 2,158,100 8/23/96
115 189 Mr. Holmes RAtt. 295,100 13.7% 361 818 2,149,000 7/17/15
116 160 A Most Wanted Man RAtt. 332,600 15.6% 361 921 2,132,600 7/25/14
117 61 The Inkwell BV 564,400 26.6% 390 1,447 2,124,600 4/22/94
118 193 The Golden Seal Gold. 292,100 13.8% 418 699 2,116,400 8/19/83
119 29 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 59 House of 1,000 Corpses Lions 573,900 27.4% 595 965 2,095,400 4/11/03
121 152 Alphabet City Atl 348,900 16.7% 321 1,087 2,093,900 5/4/84
122 179 Without a Clue Orion 303,400 14.6% 280 1,083 2,077,700 10/21/88
123 122 Ski Patrol Triu 389,600 19.3% 515 757 2,017,500 1/12/90
124 140 The Zookeeper's Wife Focus 367,500 18.7% 541 679 1,963,300 3/31/17
125 82 Serial Mom Sav. 488,100 26.1% 502 972 1,871,000 4/13/94
126 88 Religulous LGF 474,900 26.2% 502 946 1,812,100 10/1/08
127 65 Smokey & the Bandit Part III Uni. 548,600 30.4% 498 1,102 1,802,800 8/12/83
128 66 Racing with the Moon Par. 536,700 29.8% 389 1,380 1,799,300 3/23/84
129 125 Under the Same Moon Wein. 385,700 22.0% 266 1,450 1,753,500 3/19/08
130 134 Just Between Friends Orion 374,900 21.7% 352 1,065 1,727,400 3/21/86
131 153 Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Focus 346,900 20.2% 535 648 1,715,000 3/7/08
132 46 Metalstorm Uni. 641,000 38.1% 549 1,167 1,682,900 8/19/83
133 126 A Cry in the Dark WB 380,000 22.6% 334 1,138 1,681,000 11/11/88
134 75 Vigilante FVI 504,300 31.2% 250 2,017 1,616,500 3/4/83
135 93 Scoop Focus 465,200 28.9% 538 865 1,607,000 7/28/06
136 79 Avenging Angel NW 494,400 31.2% 525 942 1,583,900 1/11/85
137 169 The Hotel New Hampshire Orion 320,200 20.9% 244 1,312 1,530,600 3/9/84
138 97 Eddie and the Cruisers Emb 458,700 30.2% 475 965 1,519,600 9/23/83
139 117 The House of the Spirits Mira. 411,300 27.4% 474 867 1,498,900 4/1/94
140 119 Millennium Fox 406,700 27.9% 486 837 1,455,200 8/25/89
141 115 1969 Atl 415,800 28.6% 520 800 1,454,700 11/18/88
142 86 Day of the Dead UFD 478,900 34.0% 168 2,850 1,408,500 7/19/85
143 138 Dangal UTV 369,600 26.3% 331 1,116 1,406,400 12/21/16
144 102 The Sicilian Fox 440,000 31.8% 370 1,189 1,382,800 10/23/87
145 87 Swing Kids BV 475,400 34.9% 542 877 1,360,400 3/5/93
146 106 No Manches Frida PNT 432,000 32.0% 362 1,193 1,350,900 9/2/16
147 163 The Keep Par. 327,700 24.5% 508 645 1,339,200 12/16/83
148 76 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
149 81 Padmaavat VPD 490,500 37.9% 326 1,505 1,293,200 1/25/18
150 109 P.K. UTV 429,500 33.3% 272 1,579 1,290,900 12/19/14
151 164 Before Sunrise Sony 327,200 25.7% 363 901 1,272,500 1/27/95
152 178 Avenging Force Can. 305,000 24.2% 500 610 1,261,400 9/12/86
153 98 Joysticks JenF 454,300 36.2% 310 1,465 1,254,700 3/4/83
154 114 Let's Spend the Night Together Emb 418,700 34.5% 475 881 1,213,100 2/11/83
155 107 Foolish Art. 430,000 36.2% 305 1,410 1,187,800 4/9/99
156 67 Ride Mira. 535,900 45.8% 496 1,080 1,169,600 3/27/98
157 156 Into the West Mira. 340,700 29.4% 550 619 1,157,200 9/17/93
158 144 Exterminator II Can. 358,400 32.2% 535 670 1,112,900 9/14/84
159 136 Woman, Thou Art Loosed Magn. 374,500 33.8% 408 918 1,107,800 10/1/04
160 177 The Hitman Can. 306,500 27.7% 551 556 1,105,500 10/25/91
161 92 El Cantante PicH 465,400 42.4% 542 859 1,098,400 8/3/07
162 116 Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos LGF 415,100 37.8% 395 1,051 1,097,200 9/4/15
163 157 Celebrity Mira. 338,600 31.3% 493 687 1,082,900 11/20/98
164 120 Chasing Papi Fox 398,800 39.2% 585 682 1,016,600 4/16/03
165 172 Bajrangi Bhaijaan Eros 317,700 32.1% 257 1,236 991,300 7/17/15
166 95 Homework JenF 464,800 46.9% 262 1,774 991,300 8/27/82
167 118 Dhoom 3 Yash 410,000 42.0% 239 1,715 975,200 12/20/13
168 142 Passed Away BV 363,100 37.4% 582 624 971,300 4/24/92
169 192 Short Time Fox 292,500 30.8% 557 525 948,100 5/4/90
170 131 The Wraith NCeV 378,000 40.1% 588 643 943,400 11/21/86
171 196 Fraternity Vacation NW 288,200 30.7% 348 828 939,000 4/12/85
172 174 Flawless (1999) MGM 313,000 35.4% 478 655 883,600 11/26/99
173 137 Duets BV 371,500 42.3% 581 639 879,200 9/15/00
174 143 Cabin Boy BV 362,100 41.3% 593 611 876,200 1/7/94
175 162 Crimes of Passion NW 328,300 37.9% 325 1,010 866,900 10/19/84
176 159 Bad Company (1995) BV 335,600 39.7% 302 1,111 844,800 1/20/95
177 186 Impulse Fox 296,300 35.9% 376 788 825,400 9/28/84
178 168 New Jersey Drive Gram. 320,700 39.1% 210 1,527 819,700 4/21/95
179 104 Baahubali: The Beginning BSC 433,300 53.1% 236 1,836 816,700 7/9/15
180 150 A Little Sex Uni. 350,400 43.5% 500 701 806,300 4/2/82
181 161 Cantinflas LGF 329,400 41.7% 382 862 789,200 8/29/14
182 191 Romeo Is Bleeding Gram. 293,200 37.4% 247 1,187 783,600 2/4/94
183 170 Blame It On the Bellboy BV 319,600 42.7% 462 692 748,100 3/6/92
184 195 Casa De Mi Padre LGF 288,800 38.9% 382 756 741,500 3/16/12
185 111 Silent Night, Deadly Night TriS 426,400 57.5% 398 1,071 741,500 11/9/84
186 180 Meet the Mormons Purd. 302,400 41.5% 317 954 728,700 10/10/14
187 199 China Moon Orion 283,200 39.0% 377 751 726,900 3/4/94
188 121 The Wizard of Oz (3D/IMAX) WB 394,600 55.6% 318 1,241 709,900 9/20/13
189 187 Pulling Strings LGF 295,500 42.2% 387 763 699,800 10/4/13
190 176 The Men's Club Atl 309,200 44.9% 532 581 689,000 9/19/86
191 198 Chennai Express UTV 283,200 41.8% 196 1,445 677,000 8/8/13
192 185 P.O.W. - The Escape Can. 296,700 44.1% 476 623 673,100 4/4/86
193 155 The Show Sav. 340,900 54.9% 336 1,014 621,300 8/25/95
194 171 Bring On the Night Gold. 318,900 59.9% 409 780 532,600 11/8/85
195 182 The Curse TWE 299,200 60.6% 326 918 493,600 9/11/87
196 149 After Dark's Horror Fest: 8 Films to Die For Free 352,800 89.7% 488 723 393,100 11/17/06
197 133 The Perils of Gwendolyn in the Land of Yik Yak Gold. 376,700 100.0% 500 753 376,700 1/25/85
198 175 Getting It On Comw 309,700 100.0% 350 884 309,700 8/19/83
199 190 Mayweather vs. McGregor Fathom 293,400 100.0% 532 552 293,400 8/26/17
200 194 Bharat Ane Nenu GrtIndia 290,700 100.0% 305 953 290,700 4/20/18

* 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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