> 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
1 157 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 94 Chicago Mira. $2,074,929 1.2% 77 $26,947 $170,687,518 12/27/02
4 45 Pocahontas BV $2,689,714 1.9% 6 $448,285 $141,579,773 6/16/95
5 173 The Blair Witch Project Art. $1,512,054 1.1% 27 $56,002 $140,539,099 7/16/99
6 28 An Officer and a Gentleman Par. $3,304,679 2.6% 346 $9,551 $129,795,554 7/30/82
7 21 Terms of Endearment Par. $3,498,813 3.2% 260 $13,456 $108,423,489 11/23/83
8 189 Black Swan FoxS $1,443,809 1.4% 18 $80,212 $106,954,678 12/3/10
9 137 The Color Purple WB $1,710,333 1.8% 192 $8,907 $94,175,854 12/20/85
10 8 Steel Magnolias TriS $5,425,440 6.5% 480 $11,303 $83,759,091 11/17/89
11 10 Pitch Perfect Uni. $5,149,433 7.9% 335 $15,371 $65,001,093 9/28/12
12 71 Fantasia 2000 (35mm & IMAX) BV $2,290,525 3.8% 54 $42,417 $60,655,420 1/1/00
13 6 Love Actually Uni. $6,886,080 11.5% 576 $11,955 $59,696,144 11/7/03
14 13 The Hateful Eight Wein. $4,610,676 8.5% 100 $46,107 $54,117,416 12/25/15
15 115 Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire LGF $1,872,458 3.9% 18 $104,025 $47,566,524 11/6/09
16 17 Munich Uni. $4,152,260 8.8% 532 $7,805 $47,403,685 12/23/05
17 11 Colors Orion $4,747,118 10.2% 422 $11,249 $46,616,067 4/15/88
18 78 Full Metal Jacket WB $2,217,307 4.8% 215 $10,313 $46,357,676 6/26/87
19 74 Bean Gram. $2,255,233 5.0% 242 $9,319 $45,319,423 10/17/97
20 3 Instructions Not Included LGF $7,846,426 17.7% 348 $22,547 $44,467,206 8/30/13
21 15 Amistad DW $4,573,523 10.3% 322 $14,203 $44,229,441 12/10/97
22 5 Everest (2015) Uni. $7,222,035 16.6% 545 $13,251 $43,482,270 9/18/15
23 172 Revenge of the Nerds Fox $1,513,090 3.7% 364 $4,156 $40,874,452 7/20/84
24 2 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Uni. $8,684,055 21.6% 530 $16,385 $40,226,215 11/12/04
25 34 Yentl MGM $3,050,219 7.6% 501 $6,088 $40,218,899 11/18/83
26 125 The Sword and the Sorcerer Gr1 $1,798,879 4.6% 233 $7,720 $39,103,425 4/23/82
27 42 Pride and Prejudice Focus $2,865,017 7.5% 215 $13,325 $38,405,088 11/11/05
28 22 Dead Again Par. $3,479,395 9.2% 450 $7,731 $38,016,380 8/23/91
29 4 Closer Sony $7,707,972 22.7% 476 $16,193 $33,987,757 12/3/04
30 92 Woman in Gold Wein. $2,091,551 6.3% 258 $8,107 $33,307,793 4/1/15
31 68 Almost Famous DW $2,314,646 7.1% 131 $17,669 $32,534,850 9/15/00
32 67 The Age of Innocence Col. $2,317,289 7.2% 83 $27,919 $32,255,440 9/17/93
33 111 Children of a Lesser God Par. $1,909,084 6.0% 215 $8,879 $31,853,080 10/3/86
34 183 Milk Focus $1,453,844 4.6% 36 $40,385 $31,841,299 11/26/08
35 98 Rob Roy MGM $2,023,272 6.4% 133 $15,212 $31,596,911 4/7/95
36 14 Nuts WB $4,606,083 14.9% 536 $8,593 $30,950,002 11/20/87
37 41 A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge NL $2,865,475 9.6% 522 $5,489 $29,999,213 11/1/85
38 40 The World According to Garp WB $2,902,088 9.8% 357 $8,129 $29,712,172 7/23/82
39 20 Do the Right Thing Uni. $3,563,535 12.9% 353 $10,095 $27,545,445 6/30/89
40 169 Desperately Seeking Susan Orion $1,526,098 5.6% 268 $5,694 $27,398,584 3/29/85
41 50 Fast Times at Ridgemont High Uni. $2,545,674 9.4% 498 $5,111 $27,092,880 8/13/82
42 12 House Party NL $4,611,024 17.5% 520 $8,867 $26,385,627 3/9/90
43 49 Beauty and the Beast (IMAX) BV $2,589,334 10.2% 68 $38,078 $25,487,190 1/1/02
44 29 Benny and Joon MGM $3,285,063 14.1% 408 $8,051 $23,261,580 4/16/93
45 168 The Remains of the Day Col. $1,528,982 6.6% 94 $16,265 $23,237,911 11/5/93
46 7 The Players Club NL $5,894,607 25.6% 593 $9,940 $23,047,939 4/10/98
47 199 Crimes of the Heart DEG $1,402,921 6.1% 246 $5,702 $22,905,522 12/12/86
48 36 Cousins Par. $3,039,805 13.8% 535 $5,681 $22,026,369 2/10/89
49 80 Mud RAtt. $2,215,891 10.3% 363 $6,104 $21,590,086 4/26/13
50 184 NASCAR 3D: The IMAX Experience (IMAX) WB $1,452,639 6.7% 68 $21,362 $21,583,831 3/12/04
51 153 The Right Stuff WB $1,601,167 7.6% 229 $6,991 $21,192,102 10/21/83
52 185 Weekend Pass Crwn $1,451,676 6.9% 399 $3,638 $21,058,033 2/3/84
53 84 Quest for Fire Fox $2,171,303 10.4% 223 $9,736 $20,959,585 2/12/82
54 108 Six Pack Fox $1,946,418 9.6% 504 $3,861 $20,225,989 7/16/82
55 57 Skin Deep Fox $2,460,262 12.5% 489 $5,031 $19,674,852 3/3/89
56 75 Deathtrap WB $2,238,977 11.6% 341 $6,565 $19,282,134 3/19/82
57 97 Above the Law WB $2,037,938 10.8% 350 $5,822 $18,869,631 4/8/88
58 27 Simon Birch BV $3,321,370 18.2% 596 $5,572 $18,253,415 9/11/98
59 90 A Mighty Wind WB $2,112,140 11.9% 133 $15,880 $17,781,006 4/16/03
60 59 Mr. Holmes RAtt. $2,434,908 13.7% 361 $6,745 $17,737,646 7/17/15
61 81 Angel NW $2,214,824 12.7% 330 $6,711 $17,488,564 1/13/84
62 119 Valley Girl Atl $1,856,780 10.7% 442 $4,200 $17,343,596 4/29/83
63 46 A Most Wanted Man RAtt. $2,687,227 15.6% 361 $7,444 $17,237,855 7/25/14
64 150 All the Right Moves Fox $1,625,486 9.4% 442 $3,677 $17,233,166 10/21/83
65 64 The Falcon and the Snowman Orion $2,358,846 13.8% 265 $8,901 $17,130,087 1/25/85
66 198 Ghosts of the Abyss (IMAX & 35mm) BV $1,408,474 8.3% 97 $14,520 $17,040,871 4/11/03
67 16 Mo' Better Blues Uni. $4,387,360 27.2% 544 $8,065 $16,153,593 8/3/90
68 116 Death Wish II Film $1,871,487 11.6% 377 $4,964 $16,100,000 2/19/82
69 122 The Lion King (IMAX) BV $1,825,849 11.6% 66 $27,664 $15,686,215 12/27/02
70 105 Monty Python's The Meaning of Life Uni. $1,987,853 13.3% 257 $7,734 $14,929,552 4/1/83
71 170 Radio Days Orion $1,522,423 10.3% 128 $11,893 $14,792,779 1/30/87
72 37 School Ties Par. $3,020,071 20.5% 595 $5,075 $14,715,067 9/18/92
73 129 My Week with Marilyn Wein. $1,750,507 12.0% 244 $7,174 $14,600,347 11/23/11
74 95 Children of the Corn NW $2,042,821 14.0% 350 $5,836 $14,568,989 3/9/84
75 38 Wild at Heart Gold. $2,913,764 20.0% 532 $5,477 $14,560,247 8/17/90
76 9 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
77 148 Tea with Mussolini MGM $1,633,183 11.3% 270 $6,048 $14,401,563 5/14/99
78 133 Tomboy Crwn $1,723,935 12.2% 409 $4,215 $14,100,000 1/25/85
79 113 Fly Me to the Moon Sum. $1,900,523 13.8% 452 $4,205 $13,816,982 8/15/08
80 121 The Tailor of Panama Sony $1,837,068 13.4% 199 $9,231 $13,729,742 3/30/01
81 136 Vice Squad Emb $1,717,205 13.0% 510 $3,367 $13,253,583 1/22/82
82 89 Revenge of the Ninja MGM $2,114,125 16.1% 432 $4,893 $13,168,027 9/9/83
83 151 Critters NL $1,618,800 12.3% 540 $2,997 $13,167,232 4/11/86
84 73 Author! Author! Fox $2,279,260 17.4% 504 $4,522 $13,111,101 6/18/82
85 26 Religulous LGF $3,409,643 26.2% 502 $6,792 $13,011,160 10/1/08
86 191 Bon Cop, Bad Cop All. $1,433,259 11.3% 133 $10,776 $12,665,721 8/4/06
87 23 House of 1,000 Corpses Lions $3,460,666 27.4% 595 $5,816 $12,634,962 4/11/03
88 65 The Omega Code Prov. $2,354,362 18.7% 304 $7,744 $12,614,346 10/15/99
89 43 Under the Same Moon Wein. $2,769,655 22.0% 266 $10,412 $12,590,147 3/19/08
90 88 Love & Mercy RAtt. $2,122,177 16.9% 481 $4,412 $12,551,031 6/5/15
91 55 Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Focus $2,490,942 20.2% 535 $4,655 $12,313,694 3/7/08
92 82 Barney's Great Adventure Poly $2,203,865 18.0% 540 $4,081 $12,218,638 4/3/98
93 76 The Sword in the Stone (Re-issue) BV $2,230,614 18.6% 487 $4,580 $12,000,000 3/25/83
94 176 The Seduction Emb $1,503,543 13.2% 597 $2,518 $11,378,339 1/22/82
95 101 Manhattan Murder Mystery TriS $2,015,360 17.8% 268 $7,520 $11,330,911 8/18/93
96 70 Falling in Love Par. $2,293,710 20.6% 305 $7,520 $11,129,057 11/21/84
97 86 My Family NL $2,164,840 19.5% 413 $5,241 $11,079,373 5/5/95
98 39 Krush Groove WB $2,905,293 26.3% 519 $5,597 $11,052,713 10/25/85
99 91 Glengarry Glen Ross NL $2,104,402 19.6% 416 $5,058 $10,725,228 10/2/92
100 120 The Package Orion $1,851,673 17.4% 323 $5,732 $10,647,219 8/25/89
101 19 P.K. UTV $3,565,258 33.6% 272 $13,108 $10,616,104 12/19/14
102 35 Scoop Focus $3,046,924 29.0% 538 $5,663 $10,525,717 7/28/06
103 58 A Rage in Harlem Mira. $2,458,080 23.6% 540 $4,552 $10,438,504 5/3/91
104 44 Disorderlies WB $2,707,980 26.2% 544 $4,977 $10,348,437 8/14/87
105 51 You So Crazy Gold. $2,521,746 24.8% 417 $6,047 $10,184,701 4/29/94
106 167 The Walk TriS $1,560,299 15.4% 448 $3,483 $10,137,502 9/30/15
107 162 Possession (2002) Focus $1,575,214 15.6% 270 $5,834 $10,113,733 8/16/02
108 93 She's the One FoxS $2,088,492 21.9% 459 $4,550 $9,538,948 8/23/96
109 174 Tuff Turf Orion $1,509,380 16.1% 440 $3,430 $9,369,329 1/11/85
110 117 Shoot the Moon MGM $1,870,000 20.3% 585 $3,196 $9,217,530 1/22/82
111 85 Bad Boys (1983) Uni. $2,171,197 23.6% 468 $4,639 $9,190,819 3/25/83
112 79 Tap TriS $2,217,150 24.3% 585 $3,790 $9,114,702 2/10/89
113 24 Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos LGF $3,424,702 37.7% 395 $8,670 $9,080,818 9/4/15
114 52 A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy WB $2,514,478 27.7% 501 $5,018 $9,077,269 7/16/82
115 63 The Inkwell BV $2,358,988 26.6% 390 $6,048 $8,880,705 4/22/94
116 30 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
117 61 If You Could See What I Hear JenF $2,408,000 27.7% 524 $4,595 $8,693,512 4/23/82
118 145 Ski Patrol Triu $1,648,000 19.3% 515 $3,200 $8,533,973 1/12/90
119 190 Attack of the Clones: The IMAX Experience (IMAX) Fox $1,435,259 16.9% 58 $24,745 $8,485,488 11/1/02
120 48 Bajrangi Bhaijaan Eros $2,621,282 32.1% 257 $10,200 $8,178,001 7/17/15
121 177 The Road W/Dim. $1,502,231 18.5% 111 $13,534 $8,117,000 11/25/09
122 114 The Philadelphia Experiment NW $1,877,000 23.2% 490 $3,830 $8,103,330 8/3/84
123 25 Dhoom 3 Yash $3,423,508 42.6% 239 $14,324 $8,031,955 12/20/13
124 123 Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' FUN $1,817,937 22.7% 183 $9,934 $8,008,363 8/4/15
125 103 Arbitrage RAtt. $2,002,165 25.3% 197 $10,163 $7,919,574 9/14/12
126 96 Serial Mom Sav. $2,040,450 26.1% 502 $4,064 $7,820,688 4/13/94
127 112 Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain Code $1,908,420 24.8% 98 $19,474 $7,706,436 9/9/11
128 132 Ninja 3: The Domination Can. $1,727,546 22.7% 530 $3,259 $7,610,785 9/14/84
129 31 El Cantante PicH $3,202,035 42.4% 542 $5,907 $7,556,712 8/3/07
130 87 Babies Focus $2,160,460 29.5% 534 $4,046 $7,320,323 5/7/10
131 99 Friends with Kids RAtt. $2,019,083 27.9% 369 $5,472 $7,251,073 3/9/12
132 118 The Missionary Col. $1,864,852 25.8% 532 $3,505 $7,241,180 11/5/82
133 33 10 to Midnight MGM $3,050,225 42.5% 595 $5,126 $7,175,592 3/11/83
134 186 The Hoax Mira. $1,449,320 20.2% 235 $6,167 $7,164,995 4/6/07
135 166 A Cry in the Dark WB $1,561,793 22.6% 334 $4,676 $6,908,797 11/11/88
136 66 Woman, Thou Art Loosed Magn. $2,325,474 33.8% 408 $5,699 $6,879,730 10/1/04
137 18 Baahubali: The Beginning BSC $3,575,000 53.1% 236 $15,148 $6,738,000 7/9/15
138 130 Bajirao Mastani Eros $1,744,975 26.6% 304 $5,740 $6,557,047 12/18/15
139 146 3 Idiots Relbig. $1,645,502 25.2% 119 $13,828 $6,532,874 12/23/09
140 47 Cantinflas LGF $2,661,253 41.7% 382 $6,967 $6,382,924 8/29/14
141 135 The House of the Spirits Mira. $1,719,085 27.4% 474 $3,626 $6,265,311 4/1/94
142 62 Chasing Papi Fox $2,404,557 39.2% 585 $4,110 $6,130,049 4/16/03
143 126 The Interview (2014) Sony $1,794,666 29.4% 331 $5,422 $6,105,175 12/25/14
144 164 Megiddo: The Omega Code II 8X $1,573,454 26.0% 314 $5,011 $6,047,691 9/21/01
145 54 Meet the Mormons Purd. $2,509,808 41.5% 317 $7,917 $6,047,363 10/10/14
146 124 Racing with the Moon Par. $1,803,432 29.8% 389 $4,636 $6,045,647 3/23/84
147 83 Foolish Art. $2,184,633 36.2% 305 $7,162 $6,033,999 4/9/99
148 138 1969 Atl $1,709,120 28.6% 520 $3,286 $5,979,011 11/18/88
149 72 Casa De Mi Padre LGF $2,287,239 38.7% 382 $5,988 $5,909,483 3/16/12
150 56 Pulling Strings LGF $2,467,168 42.2% 387 $6,375 $5,842,961 10/4/13
151 152 Millennium Fox $1,614,692 28.0% 486 $3,322 $5,777,099 8/25/89
152 131 Smokey & the Bandit Part III Uni. $1,728,060 30.4% 498 $3,470 $5,678,950 8/12/83
153 32 The Wizard of Oz (3D/IMAX) WB $3,093,998 54.9% 318 $9,730 $5,633,202 9/20/13
154 106 Swing Kids BV $1,967,957 34.9% 542 $3,630 $5,632,086 3/5/93
155 128 Avenging Angel NW $1,755,264 31.2% 525 $3,343 $5,622,787 1/11/85
156 195 Before Sunrise Sony $1,423,537 25.7% 363 $3,921 $5,535,405 1/27/95
157 178 Shine a Light ParV $1,488,081 27.0% 276 $5,391 $5,505,267 4/4/08
158 53 Ride Mira. $2,513,334 45.8% 496 $5,067 $5,485,295 3/27/98
159 134 The Sicilian Fox $1,720,351 31.8% 370 $4,649 $5,406,879 10/23/87
160 77 Chennai Express UTV $2,220,497 41.8% 196 $11,329 $5,307,960 8/8/13
161 100 Metalstorm Uni. $2,019,000 38.1% 549 $3,677 $5,301,085 8/19/83
162 141 October Baby (2012) Gold. $1,697,130 32.9% 390 $4,352 $5,157,886 3/23/12
163 139 Birth NL $1,705,577 33.5% 550 $3,101 $5,095,038 10/29/04
164 155 Vigilante FVI $1,588,464 31.2% 250 $6,353 $5,091,888 3/4/83
165 156 Celebrity Mira. $1,588,013 31.3% 493 $3,221 $5,078,660 11/20/98
166 140 Day of the Dead UFD $1,700,000 34.0% 168 $10,119 $5,000,000 7/19/85
167 110 Dilwale UTV $1,920,402 39.4% 268 $7,166 $4,871,263 12/17/15
168 197 Into the West Mira. $1,410,414 29.4% 550 $2,564 $4,790,801 9/17/93
169 188 Eddie and the Cruisers Emb $1,444,886 30.2% 475 $3,041 $4,786,789 9/23/83
170 102 Duets BV $2,002,588 42.3% 581 $3,446 $4,739,023 9/15/00
171 142 Atlas Shrugged: Part I RM $1,686,347 36.4% 299 $5,640 $4,627,375 4/15/11
172 154 Flawless (1999) MGM $1,590,155 35.4% 478 $3,326 $4,488,529 11/26/99
173 60 Prem Ratan Dhan Payo FIP $2,425,585 55.6% 287 $8,452 $4,364,639 11/12/15
174 175 Passed Away BV $1,506,887 37.4% 582 $2,589 $4,030,793 4/24/92
175 109 My Name is Khan FoxS $1,944,027 48.4% 120 $16,200 $4,018,771 2/12/10
176 149 Ladron Que Roba A Ladron LGF $1,626,090 40.5% 340 $4,782 $4,011,254 8/31/07
177 193 Joysticks JenF $1,431,065 36.2% 310 $4,616 $3,952,448 3/4/83
178 165 Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Eros $1,568,677 41.0% 161 $9,743 $3,827,466 5/31/13
179 159 To Save a Life Gold. $1,581,517 41.9% 441 $3,586 $3,777,210 1/22/10
180 143 Don 2 Relbig. $1,673,921 45.5% 157 $10,662 $3,680,306 12/22/11
181 182 Bad Company (1995) BV $1,459,824 39.7% 302 $4,833 $3,674,841 1/20/95
182 171 Cabin Boy BV $1,513,507 41.3% 593 $2,552 $3,662,459 1/7/94
183 127 Om Shanti Om Eros $1,764,131 49.0% 114 $15,474 $3,597,372 11/9/07
184 200 The Wraith NCeV $1,402,535 40.1% 588 $2,385 $3,500,000 11/21/86
185 160 The To-Do List CBS $1,579,402 45.2% 591 $2,672 $3,491,669 7/26/13
186 161 Metallica Through the Never PH $1,576,561 46.1% 305 $5,169 $3,419,967 9/27/13
187 163 Rize Lions $1,574,787 47.2% 352 $4,473 $3,336,391 6/24/05
188 104 Veronica Mars WB $1,988,351 59.9% 291 $6,833 $3,322,127 3/14/14
189 144 Raiders of the Lost Ark (IMAX) Par. $1,673,731 53.6% 267 $6,269 $3,125,613 9/7/12
190 194 Illegal Tender Uni. $1,425,915 45.9% 512 $2,784 $3,106,835 8/24/07
191 196 Ladrones LGF $1,411,031 46.1% 375 $3,763 $3,063,505 10/9/15
192 107 Top Gun 3D Par. $1,965,737 65.1% 300 $6,552 $3,018,873 2/8/13
193 147 Talaash Relbig. $1,638,706 57.1% 172 $9,527 $2,871,956 11/30/12
194 158 Home Run Gold. $1,582,466 55.3% 381 $4,153 $2,861,020 4/19/13
195 180 Filly Brown LGF $1,478,323 51.9% 188 $7,863 $2,850,357 4/19/13
196 187 Ram-Leela Eros $1,449,174 52.9% 204 $7,104 $2,738,863 11/15/13
197 179 The Show Sav. $1,482,892 54.9% 336 $4,413 $2,702,578 8/25/95
198 69 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
199 192 Silent Night, Deadly Night TriS $1,432,800 57.5% 398 $3,600 $2,491,460 11/9/84
200 181 Game of Thrones (IMAX) WB $1,464,932 77.3% 205 $7,146 $1,896,092 1/30/15

* 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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