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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
1 106 Foolish Artisan 430,000 36.2% 305 1,410 1,187,800 4/9/99
2 182 The Blair Witch Project Artisan 297,600 1.1% 27 11,024 27,665,200 7/16/99
3 56 Valley Girl Atlantic 589,500 10.7% 442 1,333 5,505,900 4/29/83
4 114 1969 Atlantic 415,800 28.6% 520 800 1,454,700 11/18/88
5 134 The Smurfs and the Magic Flute Atlantic 374,800 11.0% 183 2,048 3,418,200 10/7/83
6 151 Alphabet City Atlantic 348,900 16.7% 321 1,087 2,093,900 5/4/84
7 175 The Men's Club Atlantic 309,200 44.9% 532 581 689,000 9/19/86
8 103 Baahubali: The Beginning Blue Sky Cinema 433,300 53.1% 236 1,836 816,700 7/9/15
9 199 Twice in a Lifetime Bud Yorkin Co. 279,400 12.3% 189 1,478 2,264,800 10/25/85
10 29 Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas in Disney Digital 3-D (2007 re-issue) Buena Vista 774,700 36.8% 564 1,374 2,105,700 10/19/07
11 34 Simon Birch Buena Vista 708,200 18.2% 596 1,188 3,892,000 9/11/98
12 35 The Sword in the Stone (Re-issue) Buena Vista 708,100 18.6% 487 1,454 3,809,500 3/25/83
13 52 Pocahontas Buena Vista 618,300 1.9% 6 103,054 32,547,100 6/16/95
14 61 The Inkwell Buena Vista 564,400 26.6% 390 1,447 2,124,600 4/22/94
15 76 Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas in 3-D (2006) Buena Vista 500,300 37.7% 168 2,978 1,328,200 10/20/06
16 86 Swing Kids Buena Vista 475,400 34.9% 542 877 1,360,400 3/5/93
17 100 Beauty and the Beast (IMAX) Buena Vista 445,700 10.2% 68 6,554 4,386,800 1/1/02
18 112 Fantasia 2000 (35mm & IMAX) Buena Vista 425,000 3.8% 54 7,870 11,211,700 1/1/00
19 127 The Lion King Buena Vista 379,600 0.5% 2 189,803 74,624,400 6/15/94
20 136 Duets Buena Vista 371,500 42.3% 581 639 879,200 9/15/00
21 141 Passed Away Buena Vista 363,100 37.4% 582 624 971,300 4/24/92
22 142 Cabin Boy Buena Vista 362,100 41.3% 593 611 876,200 1/7/94
23 147 Never Cry Wolf Buena Vista 354,400 4.0% 88 4,027 8,809,500 10/7/83
24 158 Bad Company (1995) Buena Vista 335,600 39.7% 302 1,111 844,800 1/20/95
25 164 Peter Pan (Re-issue) (1982) Buena Vista 325,600 5.8% 465 700 5,616,300 12/17/82
26 169 Blame It On the Bellboy Buena Vista 319,600 42.7% 462 692 748,100 3/6/92
27 172 The Lion King (IMAX) Buena Vista 314,300 12.1% 66 4,761 2,607,400 12/27/02
28 187 What's Love Got to Do with It Buena Vista 295,300 3.1% 58 5,092 9,444,700 6/11/93
29 71 Ninja 3: The Domination Cannon Films 514,200 22.7% 530 970 2,265,100 9/14/84
30 143 Exterminator II Cannon Films 358,400 32.2% 535 670 1,112,900 9/14/84
31 176 The Hitman Cannon Films 306,500 27.7% 551 556 1,105,500 10/25/91
32 177 Avenging Force Cannon Films 305,000 24.2% 500 610 1,261,400 9/12/86
33 184 P.O.W. - The Escape Cannon Films 296,700 44.1% 476 623 673,100 4/4/86
34 49 The Missionary Columbia 634,300 25.8% 532 1,192 2,463,000 11/5/82
35 62 The Age of Innocence Columbia 559,700 7.2% 83 6,744 7,791,200 9/17/93
36 138 The Remains of the Day Columbia 369,300 6.6% 94 3,929 5,591,400 11/5/93
37 200 The Gods Must Be Crazy II Columbia 279,100 18.8% 321 870 1,487,300 4/13/90
38 174 Getting It On Comworld 309,700 100.0% 350 884 309,700 8/19/83
39 83 Tomboy Crown 485,600 12.2% 409 1,187 3,971,800 1/25/85
40 104 Weekend Pass Crown 432,000 6.9% 399 1,083 6,267,300 2/3/84
41 129 Crimes of the Heart DEG 378,100 6.4% 246 1,537 5,923,300 12/12/86
42 15 Amistad DreamWorks 996,400 10.5% 322 3,094 9,489,100 12/10/97
43 109 Almost Famous DreamWorks 429,400 7.1% 131 3,278 6,030,400 9/15/00
44 57 Vice Squad Embassy 584,100 13.0% 510 1,145 4,508,000 1/22/82
45 72 The Seduction Embassy 511,400 13.2% 597 856 3,870,200 1/22/82
46 96 Eddie and the Cruisers Embassy 458,700 30.2% 475 965 1,519,600 9/23/83
47 113 Let's Spend the Night Together Embassy 418,700 34.5% 475 881 1,213,100 2/11/83
48 198 Zapped! Embassy 280,100 4.9% 200 1,400 5,747,500 7/23/82
49 171 Bajrangi Bhaijaan Eros 317,700 32.1% 257 1,236 991,300 7/17/15
50 75 Vigilante Film Ventures Intl 504,300 31.2% 250 2,017 1,616,500 3/4/83
51 140 They Call Me Bruce Film Ventures Intl 364,400 6.7% 165 2,209 5,472,700 11/12/82
52 47 Death Wish II Filmways 636,600 11.6% 377 1,688 5,476,200 2/19/82
53 92 Scoop Focus Features 465,200 28.9% 538 865 1,607,000 7/28/06
54 99 Pride and Prejudice Focus Features 447,000 7.5% 215 2,079 5,972,600 11/11/05
55 139 The Zookeeper's Wife Focus Features 367,500 18.9% 541 679 1,949,200 3/31/17
56 152 Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Focus Features 346,900 20.2% 535 648 1,715,000 3/7/08
57 28 Author! Author! Fox 775,300 17.4% 504 1,538 4,459,600 6/18/82
58 32 Quest for Fire Fox 738,500 10.4% 223 3,312 7,129,100 2/12/82
59 42 Six Pack Fox 662,000 9.6% 504 1,313 6,879,600 7/16/82
60 51 Skin Deep Fox 619,700 12.5% 489 1,267 4,955,900 3/3/89
61 69 All the Right Moves Fox 516,000 9.4% 442 1,167 5,470,800 10/21/83
62 98 Revenge of the Nerds Fox 450,300 3.7% 364 1,237 12,165,000 7/20/84
63 101 The Sicilian Fox 440,000 31.8% 370 1,189 1,382,800 10/23/87
64 118 Millennium Fox 406,700 27.9% 486 837 1,455,200 8/25/89
65 119 Chasing Papi Fox 398,800 39.2% 585 682 1,016,600 4/16/03
66 123 Silkwood Fox 386,800 3.6% 257 1,505 10,697,900 12/16/83
67 144 The Amateur Fox 358,200 15.3% 437 819 2,344,300 2/12/82
68 180 Mr. Mom Fox 300,700 1.5% 126 2,386 20,566,300 7/22/83
69 185 Impulse Fox 296,300 35.9% 376 788 825,400 9/28/84
70 190 Short Time Fox 292,500 30.8% 557 525 948,100 5/4/90
71 88 She's the One Fox Searchlight 472,500 21.9% 459 1,029 2,158,100 8/23/96
72 148 After Dark's Horror Fest: 8 Films to Die For Freestyle Releasing 352,800 89.7% 488 723 393,100 11/17/06
73 80 Bean Gramercy 491,300 5.0% 242 2,030 9,873,500 10/17/97
74 167 New Jersey Drive Gramercy 320,700 39.1% 210 1,527 819,700 4/21/95
75 189 Romeo Is Bleeding Gramercy 293,200 37.4% 247 1,187 783,600 2/4/94
76 7 Baahubali 2: The Conclusion Great India Films 1,165,400 51.7% 425 2,742 2,255,500 4/28/17
77 53 The Sword and the Sorcerer Group 1 611,900 4.6% 233 2,626 13,300,500 4/23/82
78 24 If You Could See What I Hear Jensen Farley 819,000 27.7% 524 1,563 2,957,000 4/23/82
79 94 Homework Jensen Farley 464,800 46.9% 262 1,774 991,300 8/27/82
80 97 Joysticks Jensen Farley 454,300 36.2% 310 1,465 1,254,700 3/4/83
81 59 House of 1,000 Corpses Lions Gate 573,900 27.4% 595 965 2,095,400 4/11/03
82 14 Instructions Not Included Lionsgate 1,000,800 17.9% 348 2,876 5,599,500 8/30/13
83 87 Religulous Lionsgate 474,900 26.2% 502 946 1,812,100 10/1/08
84 115 Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos Lionsgate 415,100 37.8% 395 1,051 1,097,200 9/4/15
85 160 Cantinflas Lionsgate 329,400 41.7% 382 862 789,200 8/29/14
86 186 Pulling Strings Lionsgate 295,500 42.2% 387 763 699,800 10/4/13
87 192 Casa De Mi Padre Lionsgate 288,800 38.9% 382 756 741,500 3/16/12
88 135 Woman, Thou Art Loosed Magnolia 374,500 33.8% 408 918 1,107,800 10/1/04
89 17 10 to Midnight MGM 968,300 42.5% 595 1,627 2,278,000 3/11/83
90 18 Yentl MGM 968,300 8.0% 501 1,933 12,134,900 11/18/83
91 27 Benny and Joon MGM 793,500 14.1% 408 1,945 5,618,700 4/16/93
92 40 Revenge of the Ninja MGM 671,200 16.1% 432 1,553 4,180,300 9/9/83
93 48 Shoot the Moon MGM 636,100 20.3% 585 1,087 3,135,200 1/22/82
94 93 Rob Roy MGM 465,100 6.4% 133 3,497 7,263,700 4/7/95
95 126 Brainstorm MGM 380,000 11.7% 169 2,248 3,244,300 9/30/83
96 131 Forced Vengeance MGM 377,200 16.7% 576 655 2,265,400 7/30/82
97 146 Wise Guys MGM 357,000 15.6% 338 1,056 2,284,500 4/18/86
98 166 Tea with Mussolini MGM 321,500 11.3% 270 1,191 2,835,000 5/14/99
99 173 Flawless (1999) MGM 313,000 35.4% 478 655 883,600 11/26/99
100 58 A Rage in Harlem Miramax 583,900 23.5% 540 1,081 2,479,500 5/3/91
101 67 Ride Miramax 535,900 45.8% 496 1,080 1,169,600 3/27/98
102 116 The House of the Spirits Miramax 411,300 27.4% 474 867 1,498,900 4/1/94
103 145 Chicago Miramax 357,100 1.3% 77 4,638 28,306,400 12/27/02
104 155 Into the West Miramax 340,700 29.4% 550 619 1,157,200 9/17/93
105 156 Celebrity Miramax 338,600 31.3% 493 687 1,082,900 11/20/98
106 130 The Wraith New Century 378,000 40.1% 588 643 943,400 11/21/86
107 183 Maid to Order New Century 297,300 11.8% 287 1,036 2,523,900 7/31/87
108 4 The Players Club New Line 1,256,800 25.6% 593 2,119 4,914,300 4/10/98
109 12 House Party New Line 1,090,100 17.5% 520 2,096 6,237,700 3/9/90
110 26 A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge New Line 807,200 9.9% 522 1,546 8,161,000 11/1/85
111 74 Glengarry Glen Ross New Line 507,100 19.6% 416 1,219 2,584,400 10/2/92
112 77 My Family New Line 497,700 19.5% 413 1,205 2,547,000 5/5/95
113 102 Critters New Line 436,300 12.3% 540 808 3,549,100 4/11/86
114 128 A Nightmare on Elm Street New Line 378,300 5.2% 165 2,293 7,299,400 11/9/84
115 44 Angel New World 659,200 12.7% 330 1,997 5,204,900 1/13/84
116 54 Children of the Corn New World 608,000 14.0% 350 1,737 4,336,000 3/9/84
117 63 The Philadelphia Experiment New World 558,600 23.2% 490 1,140 2,411,700 8/3/84
118 79 Avenging Angel New World 494,400 31.2% 525 942 1,583,900 1/11/85
119 161 Crimes of Passion New World 328,300 37.9% 325 1,010 866,900 10/19/84
120 193 Fraternity Vacation New World 288,200 30.7% 348 828 939,000 4/12/85
121 8 Colors Orion Pictures 1,155,000 10.2% 422 2,737 11,342,100 4/15/88
122 41 The Falcon and the Snowman Orion Pictures 664,500 13.8% 265 2,507 4,825,400 1/25/85
123 90 The Package Orion Pictures 466,400 17.4% 323 1,444 2,681,900 8/25/89
124 107 Desperately Seeking Susan Orion Pictures 429,900 5.6% 268 1,604 7,717,900 3/29/85
125 111 Tuff Turf Orion Pictures 425,200 16.1% 440 966 2,639,200 1/11/85
126 122 Radio Days Orion Pictures 389,400 10.3% 128 3,042 3,783,300 1/30/87
127 133 Just Between Friends Orion Pictures 374,900 21.7% 352 1,065 1,727,400 3/21/86
128 153 Hannah and Her Sisters Orion Pictures 341,200 3.6% 54 6,318 9,539,700 2/7/86
129 168 The Hotel New Hampshire Orion Pictures 320,200 20.9% 244 1,312 1,530,600 3/9/84
130 178 Without a Clue Orion Pictures 303,400 14.6% 280 1,083 2,077,700 10/21/88
131 194 Broadway Danny Rose Orion Pictures 283,900 9.0% 109 2,604 3,154,900 1/27/84
132 196 China Moon Orion Pictures 283,200 39.0% 377 751 726,900 3/4/94
133 105 No Manches Frida Pantelion 432,000 32.0% 362 1,193 1,350,900 9/2/16
134 1 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Paramount 1,632,800 6.1% 425 3,842 26,587,800 12/16/11
135 10 An Officer and a Gentleman Paramount 1,124,000 2.6% 346 3,249 43,656,900 7/30/82
136 11 Terms of Endearment Paramount 1,110,700 3.4% 260 4,272 32,878,500 11/23/83
137 23 Dead Again Paramount 826,500 9.2% 450 1,836 9,030,000 8/23/91
138 30 Cousins Paramount 765,700 13.8% 535 1,431 5,548,200 2/10/89
139 33 School Ties Paramount 727,700 20.5% 595 1,223 3,545,800 9/18/92
140 39 Falling in Love Paramount 682,700 20.9% 305 2,238 3,271,800 11/21/84
141 66 Racing with the Moon Paramount 536,700 29.8% 389 1,380 1,799,300 3/23/84
142 70 Children of a Lesser God Paramount 514,600 6.1% 215 2,393 8,425,400 10/3/86
143 162 The Keep Paramount 327,700 24.5% 508 645 1,339,200 12/16/83
144 91 El Cantante Picturehouse 465,400 42.4% 542 859 1,098,400 8/3/07
145 89 Barney's Great Adventure PolyGram 469,900 18.0% 540 870 2,605,300 4/3/98
146 95 The Omega Code Providence 463,500 18.7% 304 1,524 2,479,000 10/15/99
147 179 Meet the Mormons Purdie Distribution 302,400 41.5% 317 954 728,700 10/10/14
148 159 A Most Wanted Man Roadside Attractions 332,600 15.6% 361 921 2,132,600 7/25/14
149 188 Mr. Holmes Roadside Attractions 295,100 13.7% 361 818 2,149,000 7/17/15
150 38 Wild at Heart Samuel Goldwyn 688,800 20.0% 532 1,295 3,442,100 8/17/90
151 55 You So Crazy Samuel Goldwyn 603,300 24.8% 417 1,447 2,436,500 4/29/94
152 132 The Perils of Gwendolyn in the Land of Yik Yak Samuel Goldwyn 376,700 100.0% 500 753 376,700 1/25/85
153 170 Bring On the Night Samuel Goldwyn 318,900 59.9% 409 780 532,600 11/8/85
154 191 The Golden Seal Samuel Goldwyn 292,100 13.8% 418 699 2,116,400 8/19/83
155 197 Mystic Pizza Samuel Goldwyn 283,200 9.1% 401 706 3,112,700 10/21/88
156 81 Serial Mom Savoy 488,100 26.1% 502 972 1,871,000 4/13/94
157 154 The Show Savoy 340,900 54.9% 336 1,014 621,300 8/25/95
158 5 Closer Sony / Columbia 1,241,200 22.9% 476 2,608 5,429,100 12/3/04
159 163 Before Sunrise Sony / Columbia 327,200 25.7% 363 901 1,272,500 1/27/95
160 165 The Tailor of Panama Sony / Columbia 324,600 13.4% 199 1,631 2,425,800 3/30/01
161 181 The Curse Trans World Ent. 299,200 60.6% 326 918 493,600 9/11/87
162 3 Steel Magnolias TriStar 1,366,600 6.7% 480 2,847 20,395,000 11/17/89
163 64 Tap TriStar 558,500 24.3% 585 955 2,295,900 2/10/89
164 82 Manhattan Murder Mystery TriStar 486,800 17.8% 268 1,816 2,736,900 8/18/93
165 110 Silent Night, Deadly Night TriStar 426,400 57.5% 398 1,071 741,500 11/9/84
166 121 Ski Patrol Triumph 389,600 19.3% 515 757 2,017,500 1/12/90
167 85 Day of the Dead United Film Distribution Company 478,900 34.0% 168 2,850 1,408,500 7/19/85
168 2 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Universal 1,398,400 21.6% 530 2,638 6,475,200 11/12/04
169 9 Love Actually Universal 1,142,000 11.6% 576 1,983 9,877,600 11/7/03
170 13 Mo' Better Blues Universal 1,037,200 27.2% 544 1,907 3,818,800 8/3/90
171 19 Do the Right Thing Universal 897,600 12.9% 353 2,543 6,938,400 6/30/89
172 20 Everest (2015) Universal 875,400 17.3% 545 1,606 5,060,900 9/18/15
173 21 Fast Times at Ridgemont High Universal 865,900 9.4% 498 1,738 9,215,300 8/13/82
174 37 Bad Boys (1983) Universal 689,300 23.6% 468 1,473 2,917,700 3/25/83
175 43 Pitch Perfect Universal 661,900 8.2% 335 1,976 8,076,000 9/28/12
176 45 Munich Universal 647,800 8.9% 532 1,218 7,268,900 12/23/05
177 46 Metalstorm Universal 641,000 38.1% 549 1,167 1,682,900 8/19/83
178 50 Monty Python's The Meaning of Life Universal 631,100 13.3% 257 2,455 4,739,500 4/1/83
179 65 Smokey & the Bandit Part III Universal 548,600 30.4% 498 1,102 1,802,800 8/12/83
180 149 A Little Sex Universal 350,400 43.5% 500 701 806,300 4/2/82
181 108 P.K. UTV Communications 429,500 33.3% 272 1,579 1,290,900 12/19/14
182 137 Dangal UTV Communications 369,600 26.3% 331 1,116 1,406,400 12/21/16
183 195 Chennai Express UTV Communications 283,200 41.8% 196 1,445 677,000 8/8/13
184 6 Nuts Warner Bros. 1,178,000 15.1% 536 2,198 7,814,100 11/20/87
185 16 The World According to Garp Warner Bros. 987,100 9.8% 357 2,765 10,106,200 7/23/82
186 22 A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy Warner Bros. 855,300 27.7% 501 1,707 3,087,500 7/16/82
187 25 Krush Groove Warner Bros. 818,400 26.3% 519 1,577 3,113,400 10/25/85
188 31 Deathtrap Warner Bros. 761,600 11.6% 341 2,233 6,558,600 3/19/82
189 36 Disorderlies Warner Bros. 692,600 26.2% 544 1,273 2,646,700 8/14/87
190 60 Full Metal Jacket Warner Bros. 567,100 4.8% 215 2,638 11,856,200 6/26/87
191 73 The Right Stuff Warner Bros. 508,300 7.8% 229 2,219 6,546,100 10/21/83
192 78 Above the Law Warner Bros. 495,800 10.8% 350 1,417 4,591,200 4/8/88
193 84 The Color Purple Warner Bros. 481,800 1.9% 192 2,509 25,432,300 12/20/85
194 120 The Wizard of Oz (3D/IMAX) Warner Bros. 394,600 55.6% 318 1,241 709,900 9/20/13
195 125 A Cry in the Dark Warner Bros. 380,000 22.6% 334 1,138 1,681,000 11/11/88
196 150 A Mighty Wind Warner Bros. 350,300 11.9% 133 2,633 2,948,800 4/16/03
197 157 Empire of the Sun Warner Bros. 336,200 6.1% 225 1,494 5,520,300 12/11/87
198 68 The Hateful Eight Weinstein Company 530,000 8.4% 100 5,300 6,285,700 12/25/15
199 124 Under the Same Moon Weinstein Company 385,700 22.0% 266 1,450 1,753,500 3/19/08
200 117 Dhoom 3 Yash Raj 410,000 42.0% 239 1,715 975,200 12/20/13

* 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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