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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 69 The Seduction Emb 511,400 13.2% 597 856 3,870,200 1/22/82
2 32 Simon Birch BV 708,200 18.2% 596 1,188 3,892,000 9/11/98
3 31 School Ties Par. 727,700 20.5% 595 1,223 3,545,800 9/18/92
4 16 10 to Midnight MGM 968,300 42.5% 595 1,627 2,278,000 3/11/83
5 57 House of 1,000 Corpses Lions 573,900 27.4% 595 965 2,095,400 4/11/03
6 4 The Players Club NL 1,256,800 25.6% 593 2,119 4,914,300 4/10/98
7 134 Cabin Boy BV 362,100 41.3% 593 611 876,200 1/7/94
8 124 The Wraith NCeV 378,000 40.1% 588 643 943,400 11/21/86
9 46 Shoot the Moon MGM 636,100 20.3% 585 1,087 3,135,200 1/22/82
10 62 Tap TriS 558,500 24.3% 585 955 2,295,900 2/10/89
11 113 Chasing Papi Fox 398,800 39.2% 585 682 1,016,600 4/16/03
12 133 Passed Away BV 363,100 37.4% 582 624 971,300 4/24/92
13 130 Duets BV 371,500 42.3% 581 639 879,200 9/15/00
14 8 Love Actually Uni. 1,142,000 11.6% 576 1,983 9,877,600 11/7/03
15 125 Forced Vengeance MGM 377,200 16.7% 576 655 2,265,400 7/30/82
16 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
17 180 Short Time Fox 292,500 30.8% 557 525 948,100 5/4/90
18 168 The Hitman Can. 306,500 27.7% 551 556 1,105,500 10/25/91
19 147 Into the West Mira. 340,700 29.4% 550 619 1,157,200 9/17/93
20 197 Birth NL 274,700 33.5% 550 499 818,800 10/29/04
21 44 Metalstorm Uni. 641,000 38.1% 549 1,167 1,682,900 8/19/83
22 12 Mo' Better Blues Uni. 1,037,200 27.2% 544 1,907 3,818,800 8/3/90
23 34 Disorderlies WB 692,600 26.2% 544 1,273 2,646,700 8/14/87
24 83 Swing Kids BV 475,400 34.9% 542 877 1,360,400 3/5/93
25 88 El Cantante PicH 465,400 42.4% 542 859 1,098,400 8/3/07
26 100 Critters NL 436,300 12.3% 540 808 3,549,100 4/11/86
27 86 Barney's Great Adventure Poly 469,900 18.0% 540 870 2,605,300 4/3/98
28 56 A Rage in Harlem Mira. 583,900 23.5% 540 1,081 2,479,500 5/3/91
29 89 Scoop Focus 465,200 28.9% 538 865 1,607,000 7/28/06
30 6 Nuts WB 1,178,000 15.1% 536 2,198 7,814,100 11/20/87
31 28 Cousins Par. 765,700 13.8% 535 1,431 5,548,200 2/10/89
32 144 Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Focus 346,900 20.2% 535 648 1,715,000 3/7/08
33 135 Exterminator II Can. 358,400 32.2% 535 670 1,112,900 9/14/84
34 198 Babies Focus 274,200 29.8% 534 513 920,800 5/7/10
35 43 Munich Uni. 647,800 8.9% 532 1,218 7,268,900 12/23/05
36 36 Wild at Heart Gold. 688,800 20.0% 532 1,295 3,442,100 8/17/90
37 47 The Missionary Col. 634,300 25.8% 532 1,192 2,463,000 11/5/82
38 167 The Men's Club Atl 309,200 44.9% 532 581 689,000 9/19/86
39 2 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Uni. 1,398,400 21.6% 530 2,638 6,475,200 11/12/04
40 68 Ninja 3: The Domination Can. 514,200 22.7% 530 970 2,265,100 9/14/84
41 76 Avenging Angel NW 494,400 31.2% 525 942 1,583,900 1/11/85
42 22 If You Could See What I Hear JenF 819,000 27.7% 524 1,563 2,957,000 4/23/82
43 24 A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge NL 807,200 9.9% 522 1,546 8,161,000 11/1/85
44 11 House Party NL 1,090,100 17.5% 520 2,096 6,237,700 3/9/90
45 109 1969 Atl 415,800 28.6% 520 800 1,454,700 11/18/88
46 23 Krush Groove WB 818,400 26.3% 519 1,577 3,113,400 10/25/85
47 115 Ski Patrol Triu 389,600 19.3% 515 757 2,017,500 1/12/90
48 55 Vice Squad Emb 584,100 13.0% 510 1,145 4,508,000 1/22/82
49 192 No Man's Land (1987) Orion 278,300 37.8% 510 546 736,000 10/23/87
50 154 The Keep Par. 327,700 24.5% 508 645 1,339,200 12/16/83
51 40 Six Pack Fox 662,000 9.6% 504 1,313 6,879,600 7/16/82
52 26 Author! Author! Fox 775,300 17.4% 504 1,538 4,459,600 6/18/82
53 78 Serial Mom Sav. 488,100 26.1% 502 972 1,871,000 4/13/94
54 84 Religulous LGF 474,900 26.2% 502 946 1,812,100 10/1/08
55 17 Yentl MGM 968,300 8.0% 501 1,933 12,134,900 11/18/83
56 20 A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy WB 855,300 27.7% 501 1,707 3,087,500 7/16/82
57 169 Avenging Force Can. 305,000 24.2% 500 610 1,261,400 9/12/86
58 141 A Little Sex Uni. 350,400 43.5% 500 701 806,300 4/2/82
59 126 The Perils of Gwendolyn in the Land of Yik Yak Gold. 376,700 100.0% 500 753 376,700 1/25/85
60 19 Fast Times at Ridgemont High Uni. 865,900 9.4% 498 1,738 9,215,300 8/13/82
61 63 Smokey & the Bandit Part III Uni. 548,600 30.4% 498 1,102 1,802,800 8/12/83
62 65 Ride Mira. 535,900 45.8% 496 1,080 1,169,600 3/27/98
63 199 Nomads Atl 273,100 44.5% 496 551 614,100 3/7/86
64 148 Celebrity Mira. 338,600 31.3% 493 687 1,082,900 11/20/98
65 61 The Philadelphia Experiment NW 558,600 23.2% 490 1,140 2,411,700 8/3/84
66 49 Skin Deep Fox 619,700 12.5% 489 1,267 4,955,900 3/3/89
67 140 After Dark's Horror Fest: 8 Films to Die For Free 352,800 89.7% 488 723 393,100 11/17/06
68 33 The Sword in the Stone (Re-issue) BV 708,100 18.6% 487 1,454 3,809,500 3/25/83
69 112 Millennium Fox 406,700 27.9% 486 837 1,455,200 8/25/89
70 3 Steel Magnolias TriS 1,366,600 6.7% 480 2,847 20,395,000 11/17/89
71 164 Flawless (1999) MGM 313,000 35.4% 478 655 883,600 11/26/99
72 5 Closer Sony 1,241,200 22.9% 476 2,608 5,429,100 12/3/04
73 175 P.O.W. - The Escape Can. 296,700 44.1% 476 623 673,100 4/4/86
74 93 Eddie and the Cruisers Emb 458,700 30.2% 475 965 1,519,600 9/23/83
75 108 Let's Spend the Night Together Emb 418,700 34.5% 475 881 1,213,100 2/11/83
76 110 The House of the Spirits Mira. 411,300 27.4% 474 867 1,498,900 4/1/94
77 35 Bad Boys (1983) Uni. 689,300 23.6% 468 1,473 2,917,700 3/25/83
78 156 Peter Pan (Re-issue) (1982) BV 325,600 5.8% 465 700 5,616,300 12/17/82
79 161 Blame It On the Bellboy BV 319,600 42.7% 462 692 748,100 3/6/92
80 85 She's the One FoxS 472,500 21.9% 459 1,029 2,158,100 8/23/96
81 21 Dead Again Par. 826,500 9.2% 450 1,836 9,030,000 8/23/91
82 54 Valley Girl Atl 589,500 10.7% 442 1,333 5,505,900 4/29/83
83 66 All the Right Moves Fox 516,000 9.4% 442 1,167 5,470,800 10/21/83
84 106 Tuff Turf Orion 425,200 16.1% 440 966 2,639,200 1/11/85
85 136 The Amateur Fox 358,200 15.3% 437 819 2,344,300 2/12/82
86 38 Revenge of the Ninja MGM 671,200 16.1% 432 1,553 4,180,300 9/9/83
87 1 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Par. 1,632,800 6.1% 425 3,842 26,587,800 12/16/11
88 7 Colors Orion 1,155,000 10.2% 422 2,737 11,342,100 4/15/88
89 181 The Golden Seal Gold. 292,100 13.8% 418 699 2,116,400 8/19/83
90 53 You So Crazy Gold. 603,300 24.8% 417 1,447 2,436,500 4/29/94
91 71 Glengarry Glen Ross NL 507,100 19.6% 416 1,219 2,584,400 10/2/92
92 74 My Family NL 497,700 19.5% 413 1,205 2,547,000 5/5/95
93 80 Tomboy Crwn 485,600 12.2% 409 1,187 3,971,800 1/25/85
94 162 Bring On the Night Gold. 318,900 59.9% 409 780 532,600 11/8/85
95 25 Benny and Joon MGM 793,500 14.1% 408 1,945 5,618,700 4/16/93
96 129 Woman, Thou Art Loosed Magn. 374,500 33.8% 408 918 1,107,800 10/1/04
97 187 Mystic Pizza Gold. 283,200 9.1% 401 706 3,112,700 10/21/88
98 101 Weekend Pass Crwn 432,000 6.9% 399 1,083 6,267,300 2/3/84
99 105 Silent Night, Deadly Night TriS 426,400 57.5% 398 1,071 741,500 11/9/84
100 59 The Inkwell BV 564,400 26.6% 390 1,447 2,124,600 4/22/94
101 64 Racing with the Moon Par. 536,700 29.8% 389 1,380 1,799,300 3/23/84
102 177 Pulling Strings LGF 295,500 42.2% 387 763 699,800 10/4/13
103 152 Cantinflas LGF 329,400 41.7% 382 862 790,000 8/29/14
104 182 Casa De Mi Padre LGF 288,800 38.9% 382 756 741,500 3/16/12
105 45 Death Wish II Film 636,600 11.6% 377 1,688 5,476,200 2/19/82
106 186 China Moon Orion 283,200 39.0% 377 751 726,900 3/4/94
107 176 Impulse Fox 296,300 35.9% 376 788 825,400 9/28/84
108 99 The Sicilian Fox 440,000 31.8% 370 1,189 1,382,800 10/23/87
109 95 Revenge of the Nerds Fox 450,300 3.7% 364 1,237 12,165,000 7/20/84
110 155 Before Sunrise Sony 327,200 25.7% 363 901 1,272,500 1/27/95
111 151 A Most Wanted Man RAtt. 332,600 15.6% 361 921 2,133,400 7/25/14
112 15 The World According to Garp WB 987,100 9.8% 357 2,765 10,106,200 7/23/82
113 18 Do the Right Thing Uni. 897,600 12.9% 353 2,543 6,938,400 6/30/89
114 127 Just Between Friends Orion 374,900 21.7% 352 1,065 1,727,400 3/21/86
115 75 Above the Law WB 495,800 10.8% 350 1,417 4,591,200 4/8/88
116 52 Children of the Corn NW 608,000 14.0% 350 1,737 4,336,000 3/9/84
117 166 Getting It On Comw 309,700 100.0% 350 884 309,700 8/19/83
118 13 Instructions Not Included LGF 1,000,800 17.9% 348 2,876 5,599,500 8/30/13
119 183 Fraternity Vacation NW 288,200 30.7% 348 828 939,000 4/12/85
120 9 An Officer and a Gentleman Par. 1,124,000 2.6% 346 3,249 43,656,900 7/30/82
121 29 Deathtrap WB 761,600 11.6% 341 2,233 6,558,600 3/19/82
122 138 Wise Guys MGM 357,000 15.6% 338 1,056 2,284,500 4/18/86
123 146 The Show Sav. 340,900 54.9% 336 1,014 621,300 8/25/95
124 41 Pitch Perfect Uni. 661,900 8.2% 335 1,976 8,074,700 9/28/12
125 119 A Cry in the Dark WB 380,000 22.6% 334 1,138 1,681,000 11/11/88
126 42 Angel NW 659,200 12.7% 330 1,997 5,204,900 1/13/84
127 172 The Curse TWE 299,200 60.6% 326 918 493,600 9/11/87
128 153 Crimes of Passion NW 328,300 37.9% 325 1,010 866,900 10/19/84
129 87 The Package Orion 466,400 17.4% 323 1,444 2,681,900 8/25/89
130 14 Amistad DW 996,400 10.5% 322 3,094 9,489,100 12/10/97
131 143 Alphabet City Atl 348,900 16.7% 321 1,087 2,093,900 5/4/84
132 190 The Gods Must Be Crazy II Col. 279,100 18.8% 321 870 1,487,300 4/13/90
133 114 The Wizard of Oz (3D/IMAX) WB 394,600 55.6% 318 1,241 709,900 9/20/13
134 165 Meet the Mormons Purd. 310,600 42.7% 317 980 728,100 10/10/14
135 193 Megiddo: The Omega Code II 8X 278,000 26.0% 314 885 1,068,500 9/21/01
136 94 Joysticks JenF 454,300 36.2% 310 1,465 1,254,700 3/4/83
137 37 Falling in Love Par. 682,700 20.9% 305 2,238 3,271,800 11/21/84
138 102 Foolish Art. 430,000 36.2% 305 1,410 1,187,800 4/9/99
139 92 The Omega Code Prov. 463,500 18.7% 304 1,524 2,479,000 10/15/99
140 150 Bad Company (1995) BV 335,600 39.7% 302 1,111 844,800 1/20/95
141 191 Jekyll and Hyde Together Again Par. 278,700 21.6% 300 929 1,289,900 10/1/82
142 174 Maid to Order NCeV 297,300 11.8% 287 1,036 2,523,900 7/31/87
143 170 Without a Clue Orion 303,400 14.6% 280 1,083 2,077,700 10/21/88
144 98 P.K. UTV 441,200 45.1% 272 1,622 979,000 12/19/14
145 158 Tea with Mussolini MGM 321,500 11.3% 270 1,191 2,835,000 5/14/99
146 103 Desperately Seeking Susan Orion 429,900 5.6% 268 1,604 7,717,900 3/29/85
147 79 Manhattan Murder Mystery TriS 486,800 17.8% 268 1,816 2,736,900 8/18/93
148 118 Under the Same Moon Wein. 385,700 22.0% 266 1,450 1,753,500 3/19/08
149 39 The Falcon and the Snowman Orion 664,500 13.8% 265 2,507 4,825,400 1/25/85
150 91 Homework JenF 464,800 46.9% 262 1,774 991,300 8/27/82
151 10 Terms of Endearment Par. 1,110,700 3.4% 260 4,272 32,878,500 11/23/83
152 117 Silkwood Fox 386,800 3.6% 257 1,505 10,697,900 12/16/83
153 48 Monty Python's The Meaning of Life Uni. 631,100 13.3% 257 2,455 4,739,500 4/1/83
154 194 The Power FVI 276,500 100.0% 256 1,080 276,500 1/20/84
155 72 Vigilante FVI 504,300 31.2% 250 2,017 1,616,500 3/4/83
156 179 Romeo Is Bleeding Gram. 293,200 37.4% 247 1,187 783,600 2/4/94
157 123 Crimes of the Heart DEG 378,100 6.4% 246 1,537 5,923,300 12/12/86
158 200 Sweet Hearts Dance TriS 271,800 29.5% 246 1,105 922,300 9/23/88
159 160 The Hotel New Hampshire Orion 320,200 20.9% 244 1,312 1,530,600 3/9/84
160 77 Bean Gram. 491,300 5.0% 242 2,030 9,873,500 10/17/97
161 111 Dhoom 3 Yash 410,000 42.0% 239 1,715 975,200 12/20/13
162 51 The Sword and the Sorcerer Gr1 611,900 4.6% 233 2,626 13,300,500 4/23/82
163 70 The Right Stuff WB 508,300 7.8% 229 2,219 6,546,100 10/21/83
164 149 Empire of the Sun WB 336,200 6.1% 225 1,494 5,520,300 12/11/87
165 30 Quest for Fire Fox 738,500 10.4% 223 3,312 7,129,100 2/12/82
166 58 Full Metal Jacket WB 567,100 4.8% 215 2,638 11,856,200 6/26/87
167 67 Children of a Lesser God Par. 514,600 6.1% 215 2,393 8,425,400 10/3/86
168 96 Pride and Prejudice Focus 447,000 7.5% 215 2,079 5,972,600 11/11/05
169 159 New Jersey Drive Gram. 320,700 39.1% 210 1,527 819,700 4/21/95
170 188 Zapped! Emb 280,100 4.9% 200 1,400 5,747,500 7/23/82
171 157 The Tailor of Panama Sony 324,600 13.4% 199 1,631 2,425,800 3/30/01
172 185 Chennai Express UTV 283,200 41.8% 196 1,445 677,000 8/8/13
173 81 The Color Purple WB 481,800 1.9% 192 2,509 25,432,300 12/20/85
174 189 Twice in a Lifetime Bud 279,400 12.3% 189 1,478 2,264,800 10/25/85
175 128 The Smurfs and the Magic Flute Atl 374,800 11.0% 183 2,048 3,418,200 10/7/83
176 120 Brainstorm MGM 380,000 11.7% 169 2,248 3,244,300 9/30/83
177 195 Fantasia (Re-issue) (1985) BV 276,300 12.0% 169 1,635 2,308,400 2/8/85
178 82 Day of the Dead UFD 478,900 34.0% 168 2,850 1,408,500 7/19/85
179 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
180 122 A Nightmare on Elm Street NL 378,300 5.2% 165 2,293 7,299,400 11/9/84
181 132 They Call Me Bruce FVI 364,400 6.7% 165 2,209 5,472,700 11/12/82
182 90 Rob Roy MGM 465,100 6.4% 133 3,497 7,263,700 4/7/95
183 142 A Mighty Wind WB 350,300 11.9% 133 2,633 2,948,800 4/16/03
184 104 Almost Famous DW 429,400 7.1% 131 3,278 6,030,400 9/15/00
185 116 Radio Days Orion 389,400 10.3% 128 3,042 3,783,300 1/30/87
186 171 Mr. Mom Fox 300,700 1.5% 126 2,386 20,566,300 7/22/83
187 184 Broadway Danny Rose Orion 283,900 9.0% 109 2,604 3,154,900 1/27/84
188 131 The Remains of the Day Col. 369,300 6.6% 94 3,929 5,591,400 11/5/93
189 139 Never Cry Wolf BV 354,400 4.0% 88 4,027 8,809,500 10/7/83
190 60 The Age of Innocence Col. 559,700 7.2% 83 6,744 7,791,200 9/17/93
191 137 Chicago Mira. 357,100 1.3% 77 4,638 28,306,400 12/27/02
192 97 Beauty and the Beast (IMAX) BV 445,700 10.2% 68 6,554 4,386,800 1/1/02
193 163 The Lion King (IMAX) BV 314,300 12.1% 66 4,761 2,607,400 12/27/02
194 178 What's Love Got to Do with It BV 295,300 3.1% 58 5,092 9,444,700 6/11/93
195 107 Fantasia 2000 (35mm & IMAX) BV 425,000 3.8% 54 7,870 11,211,700 1/1/00
196 145 Hannah and Her Sisters Orion 341,200 3.6% 54 6,318 9,539,700 2/7/86
197 196 When Harry Met Sally... Col. 275,700 1.2% 41 6,724 23,381,200 7/14/89
198 173 The Blair Witch Project Art. 297,600 1.1% 27 11,024 27,665,200 7/16/99
199 50 Pocahontas BV 618,300 1.9% 6 103,054 32,547,100 6/16/95
200 121 The Lion King BV 379,600 0.5% 2 189,803 74,624,400 6/15/94

* 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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