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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
2 110 1969 Atl 415,800 28.6% 520 800 1,454,700 11/18/88
3 75 Above the Law WB 495,800 10.8% 350 1,417 4,591,200 4/8/88
4 141 After Dark's Horror Fest: 8 Films to Die For Free 352,800 89.7% 488 723 393,100 11/17/06
5 60 The Age of Innocence Col. 559,700 7.2% 83 6,744 7,791,200 9/17/93
6 66 All the Right Moves Fox 516,000 9.4% 442 1,167 5,470,800 10/21/83
7 105 Almost Famous DW 429,400 7.1% 131 3,278 6,030,400 9/15/00
8 144 Alphabet City Atl 348,900 16.7% 321 1,087 2,093,900 5/4/84
9 137 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 42 Angel NW 659,200 12.7% 330 1,997 5,204,900 1/13/84
12 26 Author! Author! Fox 775,300 17.4% 504 1,538 4,459,600 6/18/82
13 76 Avenging Angel NW 494,400 31.2% 525 942 1,583,900 1/11/85
14 170 Avenging Force Can. 305,000 24.2% 500 610 1,261,400 9/12/86
15 98 Baahubali: The Beginning BSC 440,300 53.1% 236 1,866 829,800 7/9/15
16 35 Bad Boys (1983) Uni. 689,300 23.6% 468 1,473 2,917,700 3/25/83
17 151 Bad Company (1995) BV 335,600 39.7% 302 1,111 844,800 1/20/95
18 159 Bajrangi Bhaijaan Eros 322,800 36.6% 257 1,256 882,300 7/17/15
19 86 Barney's Great Adventure Poly 469,900 18.0% 540 870 2,605,300 4/3/98
20 77 Bean Gram. 491,300 5.0% 242 2,030 9,873,500 10/17/97
21 97 Beauty and the Beast (IMAX) BV 445,700 10.2% 68 6,554 4,386,800 1/1/02
22 156 Before Sunrise Sony 327,200 25.7% 363 901 1,272,500 1/27/95
23 25 Benny and Joon MGM 793,500 14.1% 408 1,945 5,618,700 4/16/93
24 200 Birth NL 274,700 33.5% 550 499 818,800 10/29/04
25 176 The Blair Witch Project Art. 297,600 1.1% 27 11,024 27,665,200 7/16/99
26 163 Blame It On the Bellboy BV 319,600 42.7% 462 692 748,100 3/6/92
27 121 Brainstorm MGM 380,000 11.7% 169 2,248 3,244,300 9/30/83
28 2 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Uni. 1,398,400 21.6% 530 2,638 6,475,200 11/12/04
29 164 Bring On the Night Gold. 318,900 59.9% 409 780 532,600 11/8/85
30 187 Broadway Danny Rose Orion 283,900 9.0% 109 2,604 3,154,900 1/27/84
31 135 Cabin Boy BV 362,100 41.3% 593 611 876,200 1/7/94
32 153 Cantinflas LGF 329,400 41.7% 382 862 790,000 8/29/14
33 185 Casa De Mi Padre LGF 288,800 38.9% 382 756 741,500 3/16/12
34 149 Celebrity Mira. 338,600 31.3% 493 687 1,082,900 11/20/98
35 114 Chasing Papi Fox 398,800 39.2% 585 682 1,016,600 4/16/03
36 188 Chennai Express UTV 283,200 41.8% 196 1,445 677,000 8/8/13
37 138 Chicago Mira. 357,100 1.3% 77 4,638 28,306,400 12/27/02
38 67 Children of a Lesser God Par. 514,600 6.1% 215 2,393 8,425,400 10/3/86
39 52 Children of the Corn NW 608,000 14.0% 350 1,737 4,336,000 3/9/84
40 189 China Moon Orion 283,200 39.0% 377 751 726,900 3/4/94
41 5 Closer Sony 1,241,200 22.9% 476 2,608 5,429,100 12/3/04
42 81 The Color Purple WB 481,800 1.9% 192 2,509 25,432,300 12/20/85
43 7 Colors Orion 1,155,000 10.2% 422 2,737 11,342,100 4/15/88
44 28 Cousins Par. 765,700 13.8% 535 1,431 5,548,200 2/10/89
45 154 Crimes of Passion NW 328,300 37.9% 325 1,010 866,900 10/19/84
46 124 Crimes of the Heart DEG 378,100 6.4% 246 1,537 5,923,300 12/12/86
47 100 Critters NL 436,300 12.3% 540 808 3,549,100 4/11/86
48 120 A Cry in the Dark WB 380,000 22.6% 334 1,138 1,681,000 11/11/88
49 175 The Curse TWE 299,200 60.6% 326 918 493,600 9/11/87
50 82 Day of the Dead UFD 478,900 34.0% 168 2,850 1,408,500 7/19/85
51 21 Dead Again Par. 826,500 9.2% 450 1,836 9,030,000 8/23/91
52 45 Death Wish II Film 636,600 11.6% 377 1,688 5,476,200 2/19/82
53 29 Deathtrap WB 761,600 11.6% 341 2,233 6,558,600 3/19/82
54 103 Desperately Seeking Susan Orion 429,900 5.6% 268 1,604 7,717,900 3/29/85
55 112 Dhoom 3 Yash 410,000 42.0% 239 1,715 975,200 12/20/13
56 34 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
58 131 Duets BV 371,500 42.3% 581 639 879,200 9/15/00
59 93 Eddie and the Cruisers Emb 458,700 30.2% 475 965 1,519,600 9/23/83
60 88 El Cantante PicH 465,400 42.4% 542 859 1,098,400 8/3/07
61 150 Empire of the Sun WB 336,200 6.1% 225 1,494 5,520,300 12/11/87
62 136 Exterminator II Can. 358,400 32.2% 535 670 1,112,900 9/14/84
63 39 The Falcon and the Snowman Orion 664,500 13.8% 265 2,507 4,825,400 1/25/85
64 37 Falling in Love Par. 682,700 20.9% 305 2,238 3,271,800 11/21/84
65 198 Fantasia (Re-issue) (1985) BV 276,300 12.0% 169 1,635 2,308,400 2/8/85
66 108 Fantasia 2000 (35mm & IMAX) BV 425,000 3.8% 54 7,870 11,211,700 1/1/00
67 19 Fast Times at Ridgemont High Uni. 865,900 9.4% 498 1,738 9,215,300 8/13/82
68 166 Flawless (1999) MGM 313,000 35.4% 478 655 883,600 11/26/99
69 102 Foolish Art. 430,000 36.2% 305 1,410 1,187,800 4/9/99
70 126 Forced Vengeance MGM 377,200 16.7% 576 655 2,265,400 7/30/82
71 186 Fraternity Vacation NW 288,200 30.7% 348 828 939,000 4/12/85
72 58 Full Metal Jacket WB 567,100 4.8% 215 2,638 11,856,200 6/26/87
73 167 Getting It On Comw 309,700 100.0% 350 884 309,700 8/19/83
74 71 Glengarry Glen Ross NL 507,100 19.6% 416 1,219 2,584,400 10/2/92
75 193 The Gods Must Be Crazy II Col. 279,100 18.8% 321 870 1,487,300 4/13/90
76 184 The Golden Seal Gold. 292,100 13.8% 418 699 2,116,400 8/19/83
77 146 Hannah and Her Sisters Orion 341,200 3.6% 54 6,318 9,539,700 2/7/86
78 169 The Hitman Can. 306,500 27.7% 551 556 1,105,500 10/25/91
79 91 Homework JenF 464,800 46.9% 262 1,774 991,300 8/27/82
80 162 The Hotel New Hampshire Orion 320,200 20.9% 244 1,312 1,530,600 3/9/84
81 57 House of 1,000 Corpses Lions 573,900 27.4% 595 965 2,095,400 4/11/03
82 111 The House of the Spirits Mira. 411,300 27.4% 474 867 1,498,900 4/1/94
83 11 House Party NL 1,090,100 17.5% 520 2,096 6,237,700 3/9/90
84 22 If You Could See What I Hear JenF 819,000 27.7% 524 1,563 2,957,000 4/23/82
85 179 Impulse Fox 296,300 35.9% 376 788 825,400 9/28/84
86 59 The Inkwell BV 564,400 26.6% 390 1,447 2,124,600 4/22/94
87 13 Instructions Not Included LGF 1,000,800 17.9% 348 2,876 5,599,500 8/30/13
88 148 Into the West Mira. 340,700 29.4% 550 619 1,157,200 9/17/93
89 194 Jekyll and Hyde Together Again Par. 278,700 21.6% 300 929 1,289,900 10/1/82
90 94 Joysticks JenF 454,300 36.2% 310 1,465 1,254,700 3/4/83
91 128 Just Between Friends Orion 374,900 21.7% 352 1,065 1,727,400 3/21/86
92 155 The Keep Par. 327,700 24.5% 508 645 1,339,200 12/16/83
93 23 Krush Groove WB 818,400 26.3% 519 1,577 3,113,400 10/25/85
94 109 Let's Spend the Night Together Emb 418,700 34.5% 475 881 1,213,100 2/11/83
95 122 The Lion King BV 379,600 0.5% 2 189,803 74,624,400 6/15/94
96 165 The Lion King (IMAX) BV 314,300 12.1% 66 4,761 2,607,400 12/27/02
97 142 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
99 177 Maid to Order NCeV 297,300 11.8% 287 1,036 2,523,900 7/31/87
100 79 Manhattan Murder Mystery TriS 486,800 17.8% 268 1,816 2,736,900 8/18/93
101 172 Meet the Mormons Purd. 302,400 41.5% 317 954 728,700 10/10/14
102 196 Megiddo: The Omega Code II 8X 278,000 26.0% 314 885 1,068,500 9/21/01
103 168 The Men's Club Atl 309,200 44.9% 532 581 689,000 9/19/86
104 44 Metalstorm Uni. 641,000 38.1% 549 1,167 1,682,900 8/19/83
105 20 A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy WB 855,300 27.7% 501 1,707 3,087,500 7/16/82
106 143 A Mighty Wind WB 350,300 11.9% 133 2,633 2,948,800 4/16/03
107 113 Millennium Fox 406,700 27.9% 486 837 1,455,200 8/25/89
108 145 Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Focus 346,900 20.2% 535 648 1,715,000 3/7/08
109 1 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Par. 1,632,800 6.1% 425 3,842 26,587,800 12/16/11
110 47 The Missionary Col. 634,300 25.8% 532 1,192 2,463,000 11/5/82
111 12 Mo' Better Blues Uni. 1,037,200 27.2% 544 1,907 3,818,800 8/3/90
112 48 Monty Python's The Meaning of Life Uni. 631,100 13.3% 257 2,455 4,739,500 4/1/83
113 152 A Most Wanted Man RAtt. 332,600 15.6% 361 921 2,133,400 7/25/14
114 174 Mr. Holmes RAtt. 299,900 23.4% 361 831 1,278,900 7/17/15
115 173 Mr. Mom Fox 300,700 1.5% 126 2,386 20,566,300 7/22/83
116 43 Munich Uni. 647,800 8.9% 532 1,218 7,268,900 12/23/05
117 74 My Family NL 497,700 19.5% 413 1,205 2,547,000 5/5/95
118 190 Mystic Pizza Gold. 283,200 9.1% 401 706 3,112,700 10/21/88
119 140 Never Cry Wolf BV 354,400 4.0% 88 4,027 8,809,500 10/7/83
120 161 New Jersey Drive Gram. 320,700 39.1% 210 1,527 819,700 4/21/95
121 123 A Nightmare on Elm Street NL 378,300 5.2% 165 2,293 7,299,400 11/9/84
122 24 A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge NL 807,200 9.9% 522 1,546 8,161,000 11/1/85
123 68 Ninja 3: The Domination Can. 514,200 22.7% 530 970 2,265,100 9/14/84
124 195 No Man's Land (1987) Orion 278,300 37.8% 510 546 736,000 10/23/87
125 6 Nuts WB 1,178,000 15.1% 536 2,198 7,814,100 11/20/87
126 9 An Officer and a Gentleman Par. 1,124,000 2.6% 346 3,249 43,656,900 7/30/82
127 92 The Omega Code Prov. 463,500 18.7% 304 1,524 2,479,000 10/15/99
128 104 P.K. UTV 429,500 33.3% 272 1,579 1,290,900 12/19/14
129 178 P.O.W. - The Escape Can. 296,700 44.1% 476 623 673,100 4/4/86
130 87 The Package Orion 466,400 17.4% 323 1,444 2,681,900 8/25/89
131 134 Passed Away BV 363,100 37.4% 582 624 971,300 4/24/92
132 127 The Perils of Gwendolyn in the Land of Yik Yak Gold. 376,700 100.0% 500 753 376,700 1/25/85
133 157 Peter Pan (Re-issue) (1982) BV 325,600 5.8% 465 700 5,616,300 12/17/82
134 61 The Philadelphia Experiment NW 558,600 23.2% 490 1,140 2,411,700 8/3/84
135 41 Pitch Perfect Uni. 661,900 8.2% 335 1,976 8,074,700 9/28/12
136 4 The Players Club NL 1,256,800 25.6% 593 2,119 4,914,300 4/10/98
137 50 Pocahontas BV 618,300 1.9% 6 103,054 32,547,100 6/16/95
138 197 The Power FVI 276,500 100.0% 256 1,080 276,500 1/20/84
139 96 Pride and Prejudice Focus 447,000 7.5% 215 2,079 5,972,600 11/11/05
140 180 Pulling Strings LGF 295,500 42.2% 387 763 699,800 10/4/13
141 30 Quest for Fire Fox 738,500 10.4% 223 3,312 7,129,100 2/12/82
142 64 Racing with the Moon Par. 536,700 29.8% 389 1,380 1,799,300 3/23/84
143 117 Radio Days Orion 389,400 10.3% 128 3,042 3,783,300 1/30/87
144 56 A Rage in Harlem Mira. 583,900 23.5% 540 1,081 2,479,500 5/3/91
145 84 Religulous LGF 474,900 26.2% 502 946 1,812,100 10/1/08
146 132 The Remains of the Day Col. 369,300 6.6% 94 3,929 5,591,400 11/5/93
147 95 Revenge of the Nerds Fox 450,300 3.7% 364 1,237 12,165,000 7/20/84
148 38 Revenge of the Ninja MGM 671,200 16.1% 432 1,553 4,180,300 9/9/83
149 65 Ride Mira. 535,900 45.8% 496 1,080 1,169,600 3/27/98
150 70 The Right Stuff WB 508,300 7.8% 229 2,219 6,546,100 10/21/83
151 90 Rob Roy MGM 465,100 6.4% 133 3,497 7,263,700 4/7/95
152 182 Romeo Is Bleeding Gram. 293,200 37.4% 247 1,187 783,600 2/4/94
153 31 School Ties Par. 727,700 20.5% 595 1,223 3,545,800 9/18/92
154 89 Scoop Focus 465,200 28.9% 538 865 1,607,000 7/28/06
155 69 The Seduction Emb 511,400 13.2% 597 856 3,870,200 1/22/82
156 78 Serial Mom Sav. 488,100 26.1% 502 972 1,871,000 4/13/94
157 85 She's the One FoxS 472,500 21.9% 459 1,029 2,158,100 8/23/96
158 46 Shoot the Moon MGM 636,100 20.3% 585 1,087 3,135,200 1/22/82
159 183 Short Time Fox 292,500 30.8% 557 525 948,100 5/4/90
160 147 The Show Sav. 340,900 54.9% 336 1,014 621,300 8/25/95
161 99 The Sicilian Fox 440,000 31.8% 370 1,189 1,382,800 10/23/87
162 106 Silent Night, Deadly Night TriS 426,400 57.5% 398 1,071 741,500 11/9/84
163 118 Silkwood Fox 386,800 3.6% 257 1,505 10,697,900 12/16/83
164 32 Simon Birch BV 708,200 18.2% 596 1,188 3,892,000 9/11/98
165 40 Six Pack Fox 662,000 9.6% 504 1,313 6,879,600 7/16/82
166 116 Ski Patrol Triu 389,600 19.3% 515 757 2,017,500 1/12/90
167 49 Skin Deep Fox 619,700 12.5% 489 1,267 4,955,900 3/3/89
168 63 Smokey & the Bandit Part III Uni. 548,600 30.4% 498 1,102 1,802,800 8/12/83
169 129 The Smurfs and the Magic Flute Atl 374,800 11.0% 183 2,048 3,418,200 10/7/83
170 3 Steel Magnolias TriS 1,366,600 6.7% 480 2,847 20,395,000 11/17/89
171 83 Swing Kids BV 475,400 34.9% 542 877 1,360,400 3/5/93
172 51 The Sword and the Sorcerer Gr1 611,900 4.6% 233 2,626 13,300,500 4/23/82
173 33 The Sword in the Stone (Re-issue) BV 708,100 18.6% 487 1,454 3,809,500 3/25/83
174 158 The Tailor of Panama Sony 324,600 13.4% 199 1,631 2,425,800 3/30/01
175 62 Tap TriS 558,500 24.3% 585 955 2,295,900 2/10/89
176 160 Tea with Mussolini MGM 321,500 11.3% 270 1,191 2,835,000 5/14/99
177 10 Terms of Endearment Par. 1,110,700 3.4% 260 4,272 32,878,500 11/23/83
178 133 They Call Me Bruce FVI 364,400 6.7% 165 2,209 5,472,700 11/12/82
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 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
181 80 Tomboy Crwn 485,600 12.2% 409 1,187 3,971,800 1/25/85
182 107 Tuff Turf Orion 425,200 16.1% 440 966 2,639,200 1/11/85
183 192 Twice in a Lifetime Bud 279,400 12.3% 189 1,478 2,264,800 10/25/85
184 119 Under the Same Moon Wein. 385,700 22.0% 266 1,450 1,753,500 3/19/08
185 54 Valley Girl Atl 589,500 10.7% 442 1,333 5,505,900 4/29/83
186 55 Vice Squad Emb 584,100 13.0% 510 1,145 4,508,000 1/22/82
187 72 Vigilante FVI 504,300 31.2% 250 2,017 1,616,500 3/4/83
188 101 Weekend Pass Crwn 432,000 6.9% 399 1,083 6,267,300 2/3/84
189 181 What's Love Got to Do with It BV 295,300 3.1% 58 5,092 9,444,700 6/11/93
190 199 When Harry Met Sally... Col. 275,700 1.2% 41 6,724 23,381,200 7/14/89
191 36 Wild at Heart Gold. 688,800 20.0% 532 1,295 3,442,100 8/17/90
192 139 Wise Guys MGM 357,000 15.6% 338 1,056 2,284,500 4/18/86
193 171 Without a Clue Orion 303,400 14.6% 280 1,083 2,077,700 10/21/88
194 115 The Wizard of Oz (3D/IMAX) WB 394,600 55.6% 318 1,241 709,900 9/20/13
195 130 Woman, Thou Art Loosed Magn. 374,500 33.8% 408 918 1,107,800 10/1/04
196 15 The World According to Garp WB 987,100 9.8% 357 2,765 10,106,200 7/23/82
197 125 The Wraith NCeV 378,000 40.1% 588 643 943,400 11/21/86
198 17 Yentl MGM 968,300 8.0% 501 1,933 12,134,900 11/18/83
199 53 You So Crazy Gold. 603,300 24.8% 417 1,447 2,436,500 4/29/94
200 191 Zapped! Emb 280,100 4.9% 200 1,400 5,747,500 7/23/82

* 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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