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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 16 10 to Midnight MGM 968,300 42.5% 595 1,627 2,278,000 3/11/83
2 113 1969 Atl 415,800 28.6% 520 800 1,454,700 11/18/88
3 77 Above the Law WB 495,800 10.8% 350 1,417 4,591,200 4/8/88
4 147 After Dark's Horror Fest: 8 Films to Die For Free 352,800 89.7% 488 723 393,100 11/17/06
5 61 The Age of Innocence Col. 559,700 7.2% 83 6,744 7,791,200 9/17/93
6 68 All the Right Moves Fox 516,000 9.4% 442 1,167 5,470,800 10/21/83
7 108 Almost Famous DW 429,400 7.1% 131 3,278 6,030,400 9/15/00
8 150 Alphabet City Atl 348,900 16.7% 321 1,087 2,093,900 5/4/84
9 143 The Amateur Fox 358,200 15.3% 437 819 2,344,300 2/12/82
10 14 Amistad DW 996,400 10.5% 322 3,094 9,489,100 12/10/97
11 43 Angel NW 659,200 12.7% 330 1,997 5,204,900 1/13/84
12 27 Author! Author! Fox 775,300 17.4% 504 1,538 4,459,600 6/18/82
13 78 Avenging Angel NW 494,400 31.2% 525 942 1,583,900 1/11/85
14 176 Avenging Force Can. 305,000 24.2% 500 610 1,261,400 9/12/86
15 102 Baahubali: The Beginning BSC 433,300 53.1% 236 1,836 816,700 7/9/15
16 36 Bad Boys (1983) Uni. 689,300 23.6% 468 1,473 2,917,700 3/25/83
17 157 Bad Company (1995) BV 335,600 39.7% 302 1,111 844,800 1/20/95
18 170 Bajrangi Bhaijaan Eros 317,700 32.1% 257 1,236 991,300 7/17/15
19 88 Barney's Great Adventure Poly 469,900 18.0% 540 870 2,605,300 4/3/98
20 79 Bean Gram. 491,300 5.0% 242 2,030 9,873,500 10/17/97
21 99 Beauty and the Beast (IMAX) BV 445,700 10.2% 68 6,554 4,386,800 1/1/02
22 162 Before Sunrise Sony 327,200 25.7% 363 901 1,272,500 1/27/95
23 26 Benny and Joon MGM 793,500 14.1% 408 1,945 5,618,700 4/16/93
24 181 The Blair Witch Project Art. 297,600 1.1% 27 11,024 27,665,200 7/16/99
25 168 Blame It On the Bellboy BV 319,600 42.7% 462 692 748,100 3/6/92
26 125 Brainstorm MGM 380,000 11.7% 169 2,248 3,244,300 9/30/83
27 2 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Uni. 1,398,400 21.6% 530 2,638 6,475,200 11/12/04
28 169 Bring On the Night Gold. 318,900 59.9% 409 780 532,600 11/8/85
29 193 Broadway Danny Rose Orion 283,900 9.0% 109 2,604 3,154,900 1/27/84
30 141 Cabin Boy BV 362,100 41.3% 593 611 876,200 1/7/94
31 159 Cantinflas LGF 329,400 41.7% 382 862 789,200 8/29/14
32 191 Casa De Mi Padre LGF 288,800 38.9% 382 756 741,500 3/16/12
33 155 Celebrity Mira. 338,600 31.3% 493 687 1,082,900 11/20/98
34 118 Chasing Papi Fox 398,800 39.2% 585 682 1,016,600 4/16/03
35 194 Chennai Express UTV 283,200 41.8% 196 1,445 677,000 8/8/13
36 144 Chicago Mira. 357,100 1.3% 77 4,638 28,306,400 12/27/02
37 69 Children of a Lesser God Par. 514,600 6.1% 215 2,393 8,425,400 10/3/86
38 53 Children of the Corn NW 608,000 14.0% 350 1,737 4,336,000 3/9/84
39 195 China Moon Orion 283,200 39.0% 377 751 726,900 3/4/94
40 5 Closer Sony 1,241,200 22.9% 476 2,608 5,429,100 12/3/04
41 83 The Color Purple WB 481,800 1.9% 192 2,509 25,432,300 12/20/85
42 7 Colors Orion 1,155,000 10.2% 422 2,737 11,342,100 4/15/88
43 29 Cousins Par. 765,700 13.8% 535 1,431 5,548,200 2/10/89
44 160 Crimes of Passion NW 328,300 37.9% 325 1,010 866,900 10/19/84
45 128 Crimes of the Heart DEG 378,100 6.4% 246 1,537 5,923,300 12/12/86
46 101 Critters NL 436,300 12.3% 540 808 3,549,100 4/11/86
47 124 A Cry in the Dark WB 380,000 22.6% 334 1,138 1,681,000 11/11/88
48 180 The Curse TWE 299,200 60.6% 326 918 493,600 9/11/87
49 137 Dangal UTV 369,600 26.0% 331 1,116 1,419,500 12/21/16
50 84 Day of the Dead UFD 478,900 34.0% 168 2,850 1,408,500 7/19/85
51 22 Dead Again Par. 826,500 9.2% 450 1,836 9,030,000 8/23/91
52 46 Death Wish II Film 636,600 11.6% 377 1,688 5,476,200 2/19/82
53 30 Deathtrap WB 761,600 11.6% 341 2,233 6,558,600 3/19/82
54 106 Desperately Seeking Susan Orion 429,900 5.6% 268 1,604 7,717,900 3/29/85
55 116 Dhoom 3 Yash 410,000 42.0% 239 1,715 975,200 12/20/13
56 35 Disorderlies WB 692,600 26.2% 544 1,273 2,646,700 8/14/87
57 18 Do the Right Thing Uni. 897,600 12.9% 353 2,543 6,938,400 6/30/89
58 136 Duets BV 371,500 42.3% 581 639 879,200 9/15/00
59 95 Eddie and the Cruisers Emb 458,700 30.2% 475 965 1,519,600 9/23/83
60 90 El Cantante PicH 465,400 42.4% 542 859 1,098,400 8/3/07
61 156 Empire of the Sun WB 336,200 6.1% 225 1,494 5,520,300 12/11/87
62 19 Everest (2015) Uni. 875,400 17.3% 545 1,606 5,060,900 9/18/15
63 142 Exterminator II Can. 358,400 32.2% 535 670 1,112,900 9/14/84
64 40 The Falcon and the Snowman Orion 664,500 13.8% 265 2,507 4,825,400 1/25/85
65 38 Falling in Love Par. 682,700 20.9% 305 2,238 3,271,800 11/21/84
66 111 Fantasia 2000 (35mm & IMAX) BV 425,000 3.8% 54 7,870 11,211,700 1/1/00
67 20 Fast Times at Ridgemont High Uni. 865,900 9.4% 498 1,738 9,215,300 8/13/82
68 172 Flawless (1999) MGM 313,000 35.4% 478 655 883,600 11/26/99
69 105 Foolish Art. 430,000 36.2% 305 1,410 1,187,800 4/9/99
70 130 Forced Vengeance MGM 377,200 16.7% 576 655 2,265,400 7/30/82
71 192 Fraternity Vacation NW 288,200 30.7% 348 828 939,000 4/12/85
72 59 Full Metal Jacket WB 567,100 4.8% 215 2,638 11,856,200 6/26/87
73 173 Getting It On Comw 309,700 100.0% 350 884 309,700 8/19/83
74 73 Glengarry Glen Ross NL 507,100 19.6% 416 1,219 2,584,400 10/2/92
75 199 The Gods Must Be Crazy II Col. 279,100 18.8% 321 870 1,487,300 4/13/90
76 190 The Golden Seal Gold. 292,100 13.8% 418 699 2,116,400 8/19/83
77 152 Hannah and Her Sisters Orion 341,200 3.6% 54 6,318 9,539,700 2/7/86
78 67 The Hateful Eight Wein. 530,000 8.4% 100 5,300 6,285,700 12/25/15
79 175 The Hitman Can. 306,500 27.7% 551 556 1,105,500 10/25/91
80 93 Homework JenF 464,800 46.9% 262 1,774 991,300 8/27/82
81 167 The Hotel New Hampshire Orion 320,200 20.9% 244 1,312 1,530,600 3/9/84
82 58 House of 1,000 Corpses Lions 573,900 27.4% 595 965 2,095,400 4/11/03
83 115 The House of the Spirits Mira. 411,300 27.4% 474 867 1,498,900 4/1/94
84 11 House Party NL 1,090,100 17.5% 520 2,096 6,237,700 3/9/90
85 23 If You Could See What I Hear JenF 819,000 27.7% 524 1,563 2,957,000 4/23/82
86 184 Impulse Fox 296,300 35.9% 376 788 825,400 9/28/84
87 60 The Inkwell BV 564,400 26.6% 390 1,447 2,124,600 4/22/94
88 13 Instructions Not Included LGF 1,000,800 17.9% 348 2,876 5,599,500 8/30/13
89 154 Into the West Mira. 340,700 29.4% 550 619 1,157,200 9/17/93
90 96 Joysticks JenF 454,300 36.2% 310 1,465 1,254,700 3/4/83
91 132 Just Between Friends Orion 374,900 21.7% 352 1,065 1,727,400 3/21/86
92 161 The Keep Par. 327,700 24.5% 508 645 1,339,200 12/16/83
93 24 Krush Groove WB 818,400 26.3% 519 1,577 3,113,400 10/25/85
94 112 Let's Spend the Night Together Emb 418,700 34.5% 475 881 1,213,100 2/11/83
95 126 The Lion King BV 379,600 0.5% 2 189,803 74,624,400 6/15/94
96 171 The Lion King (IMAX) BV 314,300 12.1% 66 4,761 2,607,400 12/27/02
97 148 A Little Sex Uni. 350,400 43.5% 500 701 806,300 4/2/82
98 8 Love Actually Uni. 1,142,000 11.6% 576 1,983 9,877,600 11/7/03
99 182 Maid to Order NCeV 297,300 11.8% 287 1,036 2,523,900 7/31/87
100 81 Manhattan Murder Mystery TriS 486,800 17.8% 268 1,816 2,736,900 8/18/93
101 178 Meet the Mormons Purd. 302,400 41.5% 317 954 728,700 10/10/14
102 174 The Men's Club Atl 309,200 44.9% 532 581 689,000 9/19/86
103 45 Metalstorm Uni. 641,000 38.1% 549 1,167 1,682,900 8/19/83
104 21 A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy WB 855,300 27.7% 501 1,707 3,087,500 7/16/82
105 149 A Mighty Wind WB 350,300 11.9% 133 2,633 2,948,800 4/16/03
106 117 Millennium Fox 406,700 27.9% 486 837 1,455,200 8/25/89
107 151 Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Focus 346,900 20.2% 535 648 1,715,000 3/7/08
108 1 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Par. 1,632,800 6.1% 425 3,842 26,587,800 12/16/11
109 48 The Missionary Col. 634,300 25.8% 532 1,192 2,463,000 11/5/82
110 12 Mo' Better Blues Uni. 1,037,200 27.2% 544 1,907 3,818,800 8/3/90
111 49 Monty Python's The Meaning of Life Uni. 631,100 13.3% 257 2,455 4,739,500 4/1/83
112 158 A Most Wanted Man RAtt. 332,600 15.6% 361 921 2,132,600 7/25/14
113 187 Mr. Holmes RAtt. 295,100 13.7% 361 818 2,149,000 7/17/15
114 179 Mr. Mom Fox 300,700 1.5% 126 2,386 20,566,300 7/22/83
115 44 Munich Uni. 647,800 8.9% 532 1,218 7,268,900 12/23/05
116 76 My Family NL 497,700 19.5% 413 1,205 2,547,000 5/5/95
117 196 Mystic Pizza Gold. 283,200 9.1% 401 706 3,112,700 10/21/88
118 146 Never Cry Wolf BV 354,400 4.0% 88 4,027 8,809,500 10/7/83
119 166 New Jersey Drive Gram. 320,700 39.1% 210 1,527 819,700 4/21/95
120 127 A Nightmare on Elm Street NL 378,300 5.2% 165 2,293 7,299,400 11/9/84
121 25 A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge NL 807,200 9.9% 522 1,546 8,161,000 11/1/85
122 70 Ninja 3: The Domination Can. 514,200 22.7% 530 970 2,265,100 9/14/84
123 104 No Manches Frida PNT 432,000 32.0% 362 1,193 1,350,900 9/2/16
124 6 Nuts WB 1,178,000 15.1% 536 2,198 7,814,100 11/20/87
125 9 An Officer and a Gentleman Par. 1,124,000 2.6% 346 3,249 43,656,900 7/30/82
126 94 The Omega Code Prov. 463,500 18.7% 304 1,524 2,479,000 10/15/99
127 107 P.K. UTV 429,500 33.3% 272 1,579 1,290,900 12/19/14
128 183 P.O.W. - The Escape Can. 296,700 44.1% 476 623 673,100 4/4/86
129 89 The Package Orion 466,400 17.4% 323 1,444 2,681,900 8/25/89
130 140 Passed Away BV 363,100 37.4% 582 624 971,300 4/24/92
131 131 The Perils of Gwendolyn in the Land of Yik Yak Gold. 376,700 100.0% 500 753 376,700 1/25/85
132 163 Peter Pan (Re-issue) (1982) BV 325,600 5.8% 465 700 5,616,300 12/17/82
133 62 The Philadelphia Experiment NW 558,600 23.2% 490 1,140 2,411,700 8/3/84
134 42 Pitch Perfect Uni. 661,900 8.2% 335 1,976 8,076,000 9/28/12
135 4 The Players Club NL 1,256,800 25.6% 593 2,119 4,914,300 4/10/98
136 51 Pocahontas BV 618,300 1.9% 6 103,054 32,547,100 6/16/95
137 200 Prem Ratan Dhan Payo FIP 278,800 55.6% 287 971 501,700 11/12/15
138 98 Pride and Prejudice Focus 447,000 7.5% 215 2,079 5,972,600 11/11/05
139 185 Pulling Strings LGF 295,500 42.2% 387 763 699,800 10/4/13
140 31 Quest for Fire Fox 738,500 10.4% 223 3,312 7,129,100 2/12/82
141 65 Racing with the Moon Par. 536,700 29.8% 389 1,380 1,799,300 3/23/84
142 121 Radio Days Orion 389,400 10.3% 128 3,042 3,783,300 1/30/87
143 57 A Rage in Harlem Mira. 583,900 23.5% 540 1,081 2,479,500 5/3/91
144 86 Religulous LGF 474,900 26.2% 502 946 1,812,100 10/1/08
145 138 The Remains of the Day Col. 369,300 6.6% 94 3,929 5,591,400 11/5/93
146 97 Revenge of the Nerds Fox 450,300 3.7% 364 1,237 12,165,000 7/20/84
147 39 Revenge of the Ninja MGM 671,200 16.1% 432 1,553 4,180,300 9/9/83
148 66 Ride Mira. 535,900 45.8% 496 1,080 1,169,600 3/27/98
149 72 The Right Stuff WB 508,300 7.8% 229 2,219 6,546,100 10/21/83
150 92 Rob Roy MGM 465,100 6.4% 133 3,497 7,263,700 4/7/95
151 188 Romeo Is Bleeding Gram. 293,200 37.4% 247 1,187 783,600 2/4/94
152 32 School Ties Par. 727,700 20.5% 595 1,223 3,545,800 9/18/92
153 91 Scoop Focus 465,200 28.9% 538 865 1,607,000 7/28/06
154 71 The Seduction Emb 511,400 13.2% 597 856 3,870,200 1/22/82
155 80 Serial Mom Sav. 488,100 26.1% 502 972 1,871,000 4/13/94
156 87 She's the One FoxS 472,500 21.9% 459 1,029 2,158,100 8/23/96
157 47 Shoot the Moon MGM 636,100 20.3% 585 1,087 3,135,200 1/22/82
158 189 Short Time Fox 292,500 30.8% 557 525 948,100 5/4/90
159 153 The Show Sav. 340,900 54.9% 336 1,014 621,300 8/25/95
160 100 The Sicilian Fox 440,000 31.8% 370 1,189 1,382,800 10/23/87
161 109 Silent Night, Deadly Night TriS 426,400 57.5% 398 1,071 741,500 11/9/84
162 122 Silkwood Fox 386,800 3.6% 257 1,505 10,697,900 12/16/83
163 33 Simon Birch BV 708,200 18.2% 596 1,188 3,892,000 9/11/98
164 41 Six Pack Fox 662,000 9.6% 504 1,313 6,879,600 7/16/82
165 120 Ski Patrol Triu 389,600 19.3% 515 757 2,017,500 1/12/90
166 50 Skin Deep Fox 619,700 12.5% 489 1,267 4,955,900 3/3/89
167 64 Smokey & the Bandit Part III Uni. 548,600 30.4% 498 1,102 1,802,800 8/12/83
168 133 The Smurfs and the Magic Flute Atl 374,800 11.0% 183 2,048 3,418,200 10/7/83
169 3 Steel Magnolias TriS 1,366,600 6.7% 480 2,847 20,395,000 11/17/89
170 85 Swing Kids BV 475,400 34.9% 542 877 1,360,400 3/5/93
171 52 The Sword and the Sorcerer Gr1 611,900 4.6% 233 2,626 13,300,500 4/23/82
172 34 The Sword in the Stone (Re-issue) BV 708,100 18.6% 487 1,454 3,809,500 3/25/83
173 164 The Tailor of Panama Sony 324,600 13.4% 199 1,631 2,425,800 3/30/01
174 63 Tap TriS 558,500 24.3% 585 955 2,295,900 2/10/89
175 165 Tea with Mussolini MGM 321,500 11.3% 270 1,191 2,835,000 5/14/99
176 10 Terms of Endearment Par. 1,110,700 3.4% 260 4,272 32,878,500 11/23/83
177 139 They Call Me Bruce FVI 364,400 6.7% 165 2,209 5,472,700 11/12/82
178 75 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
179 28 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
180 82 Tomboy Crwn 485,600 12.2% 409 1,187 3,971,800 1/25/85
181 110 Tuff Turf Orion 425,200 16.1% 440 966 2,639,200 1/11/85
182 198 Twice in a Lifetime Bud 279,400 12.3% 189 1,478 2,264,800 10/25/85
183 114 Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos LGF 415,100 37.8% 395 1,051 1,097,200 9/4/15
184 123 Under the Same Moon Wein. 385,700 22.0% 266 1,450 1,753,500 3/19/08
185 55 Valley Girl Atl 589,500 10.7% 442 1,333 5,505,900 4/29/83
186 56 Vice Squad Emb 584,100 13.0% 510 1,145 4,508,000 1/22/82
187 74 Vigilante FVI 504,300 31.2% 250 2,017 1,616,500 3/4/83
188 103 Weekend Pass Crwn 432,000 6.9% 399 1,083 6,267,300 2/3/84
189 186 What's Love Got to Do with It BV 295,300 3.1% 58 5,092 9,444,700 6/11/93
190 37 Wild at Heart Gold. 688,800 20.0% 532 1,295 3,442,100 8/17/90
191 145 Wise Guys MGM 357,000 15.6% 338 1,056 2,284,500 4/18/86
192 177 Without a Clue Orion 303,400 14.6% 280 1,083 2,077,700 10/21/88
193 119 The Wizard of Oz (3D/IMAX) WB 394,600 55.6% 318 1,241 709,900 9/20/13
194 134 Woman, Thou Art Loosed Magn. 374,500 33.8% 408 918 1,107,800 10/1/04
195 15 The World According to Garp WB 987,100 9.8% 357 2,765 10,106,200 7/23/82
196 129 The Wraith NCeV 378,000 40.1% 588 643 943,400 11/21/86
197 17 Yentl MGM 968,300 8.0% 501 1,933 12,134,900 11/18/83
198 54 You So Crazy Gold. 603,300 24.8% 417 1,447 2,436,500 4/29/94
199 197 Zapped! Emb 280,100 4.9% 200 1,400 5,747,500 7/23/82
200 135 The Zookeeper's Wife Focus 372,000 24.8% 541 688 1,497,300 3/31/17

* 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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