> 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 1 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Par. $12,785,204 6.1% 425 $30,083 $209,397,903 12/16/11
3 82 Chicago Mira. $2,074,929 1.2% 77 $26,947 $170,687,518 12/27/02
4 40 Pocahontas BV $2,689,714 1.9% 6 $448,285 $141,579,773 6/16/95
5 156 The Blair Witch Project Art. $1,512,054 1.1% 27 $56,002 $140,539,099 7/16/99
6 23 An Officer and a Gentleman Par. $3,304,679 2.6% 346 $9,551 $129,795,554 7/30/82
7 17 Terms of Endearment Par. $3,498,813 3.2% 260 $13,456 $108,423,489 11/23/83
8 171 Black Swan FoxS $1,443,809 1.4% 18 $80,212 $106,954,678 12/3/10
9 121 The Color Purple WB $1,710,333 1.8% 192 $8,907 $94,175,854 12/20/85
10 7 Steel Magnolias TriS $5,425,440 6.5% 480 $11,303 $83,759,091 11/17/89
11 9 Pitch Perfect Uni. $5,149,433 7.9% 335 $15,371 $65,001,093 9/28/12
12 61 Fantasia 2000 (35mm & IMAX) BV $2,290,525 3.8% 54 $42,417 $60,655,420 1/1/00
13 5 Love Actually Uni. $6,886,080 11.5% 576 $11,955 $59,696,144 11/7/03
14 102 Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire LGF $1,872,458 3.9% 18 $104,025 $47,566,524 11/6/09
15 15 Munich Uni. $4,152,260 8.8% 532 $7,805 $47,403,685 12/23/05
16 10 Colors Orion $4,747,118 10.2% 422 $11,249 $46,616,067 4/15/88
17 68 Full Metal Jacket WB $2,217,307 4.8% 215 $10,313 $46,357,676 6/26/87
18 64 Bean Gram. $2,255,233 5.0% 242 $9,319 $45,319,423 10/17/97
19 3 Instructions Not Included LGF $7,846,426 17.7% 348 $22,547 $44,467,206 8/30/13
20 13 Amistad DW $4,573,523 10.3% 322 $14,203 $44,229,441 12/10/97
21 155 Revenge of the Nerds Fox $1,513,090 3.7% 364 $4,156 $40,874,452 7/20/84
22 2 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Uni. $8,684,055 21.6% 530 $16,385 $40,226,215 11/12/04
23 29 Yentl MGM $3,050,219 7.6% 501 $6,088 $40,218,899 11/18/83
24 111 The Sword and the Sorcerer Gr1 $1,798,879 4.6% 233 $7,720 $39,103,425 4/23/82
25 37 Pride and Prejudice Focus $2,865,017 7.5% 215 $13,325 $38,405,088 11/11/05
26 18 Dead Again Par. $3,479,395 9.2% 450 $7,731 $38,016,380 8/23/91
27 4 Closer Sony $7,707,972 22.7% 476 $16,193 $33,987,757 12/3/04
28 58 Almost Famous DW $2,314,646 7.1% 131 $17,669 $32,534,850 9/15/00
29 57 The Age of Innocence Col. $2,317,289 7.2% 83 $27,919 $32,255,440 9/17/93
30 98 Children of a Lesser God Par. $1,909,084 6.0% 215 $8,879 $31,853,080 10/3/86
31 165 Milk Focus $1,453,844 4.6% 36 $40,385 $31,841,299 11/26/08
32 86 Rob Roy MGM $2,023,272 6.4% 133 $15,212 $31,596,911 4/7/95
33 12 Nuts WB $4,606,083 14.9% 536 $8,593 $30,950,002 11/20/87
34 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
35 35 The World According to Garp WB $2,902,088 9.8% 357 $8,129 $29,712,172 7/23/82
36 16 Do the Right Thing Uni. $3,563,535 12.9% 353 $10,095 $27,545,445 6/30/89
37 152 Desperately Seeking Susan Orion $1,526,098 5.6% 268 $5,694 $27,398,584 3/29/85
38 43 Fast Times at Ridgemont High Uni. $2,545,674 9.4% 498 $5,111 $27,092,880 8/13/82
39 11 House Party NL $4,611,024 17.5% 520 $8,867 $26,385,627 3/9/90
40 42 Beauty and the Beast (IMAX) BV $2,589,334 10.2% 68 $38,078 $25,487,190 1/1/02
41 24 Benny and Joon MGM $3,285,063 14.1% 408 $8,051 $23,261,580 4/16/93
42 151 The Remains of the Day Col. $1,528,982 6.6% 94 $16,265 $23,237,911 11/5/93
43 6 The Players Club NL $5,894,607 25.6% 593 $9,940 $23,047,939 4/10/98
44 180 Crimes of the Heart DEG $1,402,921 6.1% 246 $5,702 $22,905,522 12/12/86
45 197 Empire of the Sun WB $1,314,509 5.9% 225 $5,842 $22,238,696 12/11/87
46 31 Cousins Par. $3,039,805 13.8% 535 $5,681 $22,026,369 2/10/89
47 70 Mud RAtt. $2,215,891 10.3% 363 $6,104 $21,590,086 4/26/13
48 166 NASCAR 3D: The IMAX Experience (IMAX) WB $1,452,639 6.7% 68 $21,362 $21,583,831 3/12/04
49 137 The Right Stuff WB $1,601,167 7.6% 229 $6,991 $21,192,102 10/21/83
50 167 Weekend Pass Crwn $1,451,676 6.9% 399 $3,638 $21,058,033 2/3/84
51 74 Quest for Fire Fox $2,171,303 10.4% 223 $9,736 $20,959,585 2/12/82
52 96 Six Pack Fox $1,946,418 9.6% 504 $3,861 $20,225,989 7/16/82
53 49 Skin Deep Fox $2,460,262 12.5% 489 $5,031 $19,674,852 3/3/89
54 65 Deathtrap WB $2,238,977 11.6% 341 $6,565 $19,282,134 3/19/82
55 85 Above the Law WB $2,037,938 10.8% 350 $5,822 $18,869,631 4/8/88
56 22 Simon Birch BV $3,321,370 18.2% 596 $5,572 $18,253,415 9/11/98
57 79 A Mighty Wind WB $2,112,140 11.9% 133 $15,880 $17,781,006 4/16/03
58 71 Angel NW $2,214,824 12.7% 330 $6,711 $17,488,564 1/13/84
59 106 Valley Girl Atl $1,856,780 10.7% 442 $4,200 $17,343,596 4/29/83
60 134 All the Right Moves Fox $1,625,486 9.4% 442 $3,677 $17,233,166 10/21/83
61 54 The Falcon and the Snowman Orion $2,358,846 13.8% 265 $8,901 $17,130,087 1/25/85
62 179 Ghosts of the Abyss (IMAX & 35mm) BV $1,408,474 8.3% 97 $14,520 $17,040,871 4/11/03
63 14 Mo' Better Blues Uni. $4,387,360 27.2% 544 $8,065 $16,153,593 8/3/90
64 103 Death Wish II Film $1,871,487 11.6% 377 $4,964 $16,100,000 2/19/82
65 109 The Lion King (IMAX) BV $1,825,849 11.6% 66 $27,664 $15,686,215 12/27/02
66 93 Monty Python's The Meaning of Life Uni. $1,987,853 13.3% 257 $7,734 $14,929,552 4/1/83
67 153 Radio Days Orion $1,522,423 10.3% 128 $11,893 $14,792,779 1/30/87
68 32 School Ties Par. $3,020,071 20.5% 595 $5,075 $14,715,067 9/18/92
69 114 My Week with Marilyn Wein. $1,750,507 12.0% 244 $7,174 $14,600,347 11/23/11
70 83 Children of the Corn NW $2,042,821 14.0% 350 $5,836 $14,568,989 3/9/84
71 33 Wild at Heart Gold. $2,913,764 20.0% 532 $5,477 $14,560,247 8/17/90
72 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
73 132 Tea with Mussolini MGM $1,633,183 11.3% 270 $6,048 $14,401,563 5/14/99
74 117 Tomboy Crwn $1,723,935 12.2% 409 $4,215 $14,100,000 1/25/85
75 100 Fly Me to the Moon Sum. $1,900,523 13.8% 452 $4,205 $13,816,982 8/15/08
76 108 The Tailor of Panama Sony $1,837,068 13.4% 199 $9,231 $13,729,742 3/30/01
77 120 Vice Squad Emb $1,717,205 13.0% 510 $3,367 $13,253,583 1/22/82
78 78 Revenge of the Ninja MGM $2,114,125 16.1% 432 $4,893 $13,168,027 9/9/83
79 135 Critters NL $1,618,800 12.3% 540 $2,997 $13,167,232 4/11/86
80 63 Author! Author! Fox $2,279,260 17.4% 504 $4,522 $13,111,101 6/18/82
81 21 Religulous LGF $3,409,643 26.2% 502 $6,792 $13,011,160 10/1/08
82 173 Bon Cop, Bad Cop All. $1,433,259 11.3% 133 $10,776 $12,665,721 8/4/06
83 19 House of 1,000 Corpses Lions $3,460,666 27.4% 595 $5,816 $12,634,962 4/11/03
84 55 The Omega Code Prov. $2,354,362 18.7% 304 $7,744 $12,614,346 10/15/99
85 38 Under the Same Moon Wein. $2,769,655 22.0% 266 $10,412 $12,590,147 3/19/08
86 47 Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Focus $2,490,942 20.2% 535 $4,655 $12,313,694 3/7/08
87 72 Barney's Great Adventure Poly $2,203,865 18.0% 540 $4,081 $12,218,638 4/3/98
88 66 The Sword in the Stone (Re-issue) BV $2,230,614 18.6% 487 $4,580 $12,000,000 3/25/83
89 159 The Seduction Emb $1,503,543 13.2% 597 $2,518 $11,378,339 1/22/82
90 89 Manhattan Murder Mystery TriS $2,015,360 17.8% 268 $7,520 $11,330,911 8/18/93
91 60 Falling in Love Par. $2,293,710 20.6% 305 $7,520 $11,129,057 11/21/84
92 76 My Family NL $2,164,840 19.5% 413 $5,241 $11,079,373 5/5/95
93 34 Krush Groove WB $2,905,293 26.3% 519 $5,597 $11,052,713 10/25/85
94 80 Glengarry Glen Ross NL $2,104,402 19.6% 416 $5,058 $10,725,228 10/2/92
95 107 The Package Orion $1,851,673 17.4% 323 $5,732 $10,647,219 8/25/89
96 30 Scoop Focus $3,046,924 29.0% 538 $5,663 $10,525,717 7/28/06
97 50 A Rage in Harlem Mira. $2,458,080 23.6% 540 $4,552 $10,438,504 5/3/91
98 39 Disorderlies WB $2,707,980 26.2% 544 $4,977 $10,348,437 8/14/87
99 44 You So Crazy Gold. $2,521,746 24.8% 417 $6,047 $10,184,701 4/29/94
100 187 Facing the Giants IDP $1,343,537 13.2% 441 $3,046 $10,178,331 9/29/06
101 146 Possession (2002) Focus $1,575,214 15.6% 270 $5,834 $10,113,733 8/16/02
102 81 She's the One FoxS $2,088,492 21.9% 459 $4,550 $9,538,948 8/23/96
103 157 Tuff Turf Orion $1,509,380 16.1% 440 $3,430 $9,369,329 1/11/85
104 104 Shoot the Moon MGM $1,870,000 20.3% 585 $3,196 $9,217,530 1/22/82
105 75 Bad Boys (1983) Uni. $2,171,197 23.6% 468 $4,639 $9,190,819 3/25/83
106 69 Tap TriS $2,217,150 24.3% 585 $3,790 $9,114,702 2/10/89
107 45 A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy WB $2,514,478 27.7% 501 $5,018 $9,077,269 7/16/82
108 53 The Inkwell BV $2,358,988 26.6% 390 $6,048 $8,880,705 4/22/94
109 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
110 51 If You Could See What I Hear JenF $2,408,000 27.7% 524 $4,595 $8,693,512 4/23/82
111 129 Ski Patrol Triu $1,648,000 19.3% 515 $3,200 $8,533,973 1/12/90
112 172 Attack of the Clones: The IMAX Experience (IMAX) Fox $1,435,259 16.9% 58 $24,745 $8,485,488 11/1/02
113 193 Wise Guys MGM $1,324,456 15.6% 338 $3,918 $8,475,466 4/18/86
114 160 The Road W/Dim. $1,502,231 18.5% 111 $13,534 $8,117,000 11/25/09
115 101 The Philadelphia Experiment NW $1,877,000 23.2% 490 $3,830 $8,103,330 8/3/84
116 191 Bella RAtt. $1,328,448 16.5% 165 $8,051 $8,070,537 10/26/07
117 20 Dhoom 3 Yash $3,423,508 42.6% 239 $14,324 $8,031,955 12/20/13
118 91 Arbitrage RAtt. $2,002,165 25.3% 197 $10,163 $7,919,574 9/14/12
119 84 Serial Mom Sav. $2,040,450 26.1% 502 $4,064 $7,820,688 4/13/94
120 99 Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain Code $1,908,420 24.8% 98 $19,474 $7,706,436 9/9/11
121 116 Ninja 3: The Domination Can. $1,727,546 22.7% 530 $3,259 $7,610,785 9/14/84
122 26 El Cantante PicH $3,202,035 42.4% 542 $5,907 $7,556,712 8/3/07
123 77 Babies Focus $2,160,460 29.5% 534 $4,046 $7,320,323 5/7/10
124 87 Friends with Kids RAtt. $2,019,083 27.9% 369 $5,472 $7,251,073 3/9/12
125 105 The Missionary Col. $1,864,852 25.8% 532 $3,505 $7,241,180 11/5/82
126 28 10 to Midnight MGM $3,050,225 42.5% 595 $5,126 $7,175,592 3/11/83
127 168 The Hoax Mira. $1,449,320 20.2% 235 $6,167 $7,164,995 4/6/07
128 150 A Cry in the Dark WB $1,561,793 22.6% 334 $4,676 $6,908,797 11/11/88
129 56 Woman, Thou Art Loosed Magn. $2,325,474 33.8% 408 $5,699 $6,879,730 10/1/04
130 130 3 Idiots Relbig. $1,645,502 25.2% 119 $13,828 $6,532,874 12/23/09
131 183 Just Between Friends Orion $1,390,718 21.7% 352 $3,950 $6,408,791 3/21/86
132 119 The House of the Spirits Mira. $1,719,085 27.4% 474 $3,626 $6,265,311 4/1/94
133 52 Chasing Papi Fox $2,404,557 39.2% 585 $4,110 $6,130,049 4/16/03
134 148 Megiddo: The Omega Code II 8X $1,573,454 26.0% 314 $5,011 $6,047,691 9/21/01
135 110 Racing with the Moon Par. $1,803,432 29.8% 389 $4,636 $6,045,647 3/23/84
136 73 Foolish Art. $2,184,633 36.2% 305 $7,162 $6,033,999 4/9/99
137 122 1969 Atl $1,709,120 28.6% 520 $3,286 $5,979,011 11/18/88
138 62 Casa De Mi Padre LGF $2,287,239 38.7% 382 $5,988 $5,909,483 3/16/12
139 48 Pulling Strings LGF $2,467,168 42.2% 387 $6,375 $5,842,961 10/4/13
140 136 Millennium Fox $1,614,692 28.0% 486 $3,322 $5,777,099 8/25/89
141 115 Smokey & the Bandit Part III Uni. $1,728,060 30.4% 498 $3,470 $5,678,950 8/12/83
142 27 The Wizard of Oz (3D/IMAX) WB $3,093,998 54.9% 318 $9,730 $5,633,202 9/20/13
143 94 Swing Kids BV $1,967,957 34.9% 542 $3,630 $5,632,086 3/5/93
144 113 Avenging Angel NW $1,755,264 31.2% 525 $3,343 $5,622,787 1/11/85
145 177 Before Sunrise Sony $1,423,537 25.7% 363 $3,921 $5,535,405 1/27/95
146 161 Shine a Light ParV $1,488,081 27.0% 276 $5,391 $5,505,267 4/4/08
147 46 Ride Mira. $2,513,334 45.8% 496 $5,067 $5,485,295 3/27/98
148 118 The Sicilian Fox $1,720,351 31.8% 370 $4,649 $5,406,879 10/23/87
149 67 Chennai Express UTV $2,220,497 41.8% 196 $11,329 $5,307,960 8/8/13
150 88 Metalstorm Uni. $2,019,000 38.1% 549 $3,677 $5,301,085 8/19/83
151 125 October Baby (2012) Gold. $1,697,130 32.9% 390 $4,352 $5,157,886 3/23/12
152 123 Birth NL $1,705,577 33.5% 550 $3,101 $5,095,038 10/29/04
153 139 Vigilante FVI $1,588,464 31.2% 250 $6,353 $5,091,888 3/4/83
154 140 Celebrity Mira. $1,588,013 31.3% 493 $3,221 $5,078,660 11/20/98
155 124 Day of the Dead UFD $1,700,000 34.0% 168 $10,119 $5,000,000 7/19/85
156 178 Into the West Mira. $1,410,414 29.4% 550 $2,564 $4,790,801 9/17/93
157 170 Eddie and the Cruisers Emb $1,444,886 30.2% 475 $3,041 $4,786,789 9/23/83
158 90 Duets BV $2,002,588 42.3% 581 $3,446 $4,739,023 9/15/00
159 200 The Hitman Can. $1,290,442 27.7% 551 $2,342 $4,654,288 10/25/91
160 126 Atlas Shrugged: Part I RM $1,686,347 36.4% 299 $5,640 $4,627,375 4/15/11
161 189 Ong Bak: The Thai Warrior Magn. $1,334,869 29.3% 387 $3,449 $4,563,167 2/11/05
162 138 Flawless (1999) MGM $1,590,155 35.4% 478 $3,326 $4,488,529 11/26/99
163 196 Seven Days in Utopia Visio $1,316,910 30.1% 561 $2,347 $4,373,074 9/2/11
164 158 Passed Away BV $1,506,887 37.4% 582 $2,589 $4,030,793 4/24/92
165 97 My Name is Khan FoxS $1,944,027 48.4% 120 $16,200 $4,018,771 2/12/10
166 133 Ladron Que Roba A Ladron LGF $1,626,090 40.5% 340 $4,782 $4,011,254 8/31/07
167 175 Joysticks JenF $1,431,065 36.2% 310 $4,616 $3,952,448 3/4/83
168 149 Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Eros $1,568,677 41.0% 161 $9,743 $3,827,466 5/31/13
169 195 Let's Spend the Night Together Emb $1,319,050 34.5% 475 $2,776 $3,821,199 2/11/83
170 143 To Save a Life Gold. $1,581,517 41.9% 441 $3,586 $3,777,210 1/22/10
171 127 Don 2 Relbig. $1,673,921 45.5% 157 $10,662 $3,680,306 12/22/11
172 164 Bad Company (1995) BV $1,459,824 39.7% 302 $4,833 $3,674,841 1/20/95
173 154 Cabin Boy BV $1,513,507 41.3% 593 $2,552 $3,662,459 1/7/94
174 112 Om Shanti Om Eros $1,764,131 49.0% 114 $15,474 $3,597,372 11/9/07
175 182 New Jersey Drive Gram. $1,395,028 39.1% 210 $6,642 $3,565,508 4/21/95
176 181 The Wraith NCeV $1,402,535 40.1% 588 $2,385 $3,500,000 11/21/86
177 144 The To-Do List CBS $1,579,402 45.2% 591 $2,672 $3,491,669 7/26/13
178 199 Jodhaa Akbar UTV $1,300,000 37.8% 100 $13,000 $3,440,718 2/15/08
179 145 Metallica Through the Never PH $1,576,561 46.1% 305 $5,169 $3,419,967 9/27/13
180 147 Rize Lions $1,574,787 47.2% 352 $4,473 $3,336,391 6/24/05
181 92 Veronica Mars WB $1,988,351 59.9% 291 $6,833 $3,322,127 3/14/14
182 186 Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna Yash $1,351,786 41.3% 64 $21,121 $3,275,444 8/11/06
183 128 Raiders of the Lost Ark (IMAX) Par. $1,673,731 53.6% 267 $6,269 $3,125,613 9/7/12
184 176 Illegal Tender Uni. $1,425,915 45.9% 512 $2,784 $3,106,835 8/24/07
185 192 Blame It On the Bellboy BV $1,326,472 42.7% 462 $2,871 $3,104,545 3/6/92
186 190 Paid in Full Mira. $1,328,789 43.0% 268 $4,958 $3,090,862 10/25/02
187 95 Top Gun 3D Par. $1,965,737 65.1% 300 $6,552 $3,018,873 2/8/13
188 194 Choke FoxS $1,319,286 45.1% 435 $3,033 $2,926,565 9/26/08
189 185 Homework JenF $1,366,535 46.9% 262 $5,215 $2,914,328 8/27/82
190 131 Talaash Relbig. $1,638,706 57.1% 172 $9,527 $2,871,956 11/30/12
191 142 Home Run Gold. $1,582,466 55.3% 381 $4,153 $2,861,020 4/19/13
192 163 Filly Brown LGF $1,478,323 51.9% 188 $7,863 $2,850,357 4/19/13
193 169 Ram-Leela Eros $1,449,174 52.9% 204 $7,104 $2,738,863 11/15/13
194 162 The Show Sav. $1,482,892 54.9% 336 $4,413 $2,702,578 8/25/95
195 41 A Most Wanted Man RAtt. $2,686,526 100.0% 361 $7,442 $2,686,526 7/25/14
196 184 Girl in Progress LGF $1,384,078 53.0% 322 $4,298 $2,609,412 5/11/12
197 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
198 174 Silent Night, Deadly Night TriS $1,432,800 57.5% 398 $3,600 $2,491,460 11/9/84
199 198 The Fluffy Movie ORF $1,311,446 81.5% 432 $3,036 $1,609,735 7/25/14
200 188 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

* 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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