> 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 35 10 to Midnight MGM $3,050,225 42.5% 595 $5,126 $7,175,592 3/11/83
2 144 1969 Atl $1,709,120 28.6% 520 $3,286 $5,979,011 11/18/88
3 152 3 Idiots Relbig. $1,645,502 25.2% 119 $13,828 $6,532,874 12/23/09
4 101 Above the Law WB $2,037,938 10.8% 350 $5,822 $18,869,631 4/8/88
5 124 Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie FoxS $1,861,118 39.1% 313 $5,946 $4,761,241 7/22/16
6 86 Ae Dil Hai Mushkil FIP $2,190,042 51.4% 302 $7,252 $4,264,983 10/28/16
7 72 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
8 70 The Age of Innocence Col. $2,317,289 7.2% 83 $27,919 $32,255,440 9/17/93
9 156 All the Right Moves Fox $1,625,486 9.4% 442 $3,677 $17,233,166 10/21/83
10 71 Almost Famous DW $2,314,646 7.1% 131 $17,669 $32,534,850 9/15/00
11 15 Amistad DW $4,573,523 10.3% 322 $14,203 $44,229,441 12/10/97
12 84 Angel NW $2,214,824 12.7% 330 $6,711 $17,488,564 1/13/84
13 107 Arbitrage RAtt. $2,002,165 25.3% 197 $10,163 $7,919,574 9/14/12
14 148 Atlas Shrugged: Part I RM $1,686,347 36.4% 299 $5,640 $4,627,375 4/15/11
15 196 Attack of the Clones: The IMAX Experience (IMAX) Fox $1,435,259 16.9% 58 $24,745 $8,485,488 11/1/02
16 76 Author! Author! Fox $2,279,260 17.4% 504 $4,522 $13,111,101 6/18/82
17 134 Avenging Angel NW $1,755,264 31.2% 525 $3,343 $5,622,787 1/11/85
18 19 Baahubali: The Beginning BSC $3,575,000 53.1% 236 $15,148 $6,738,000 7/9/15
19 91 Babies Focus $2,160,460 29.5% 534 $4,046 $7,320,323 5/7/10
20 89 Bad Boys (1983) Uni. $2,171,197 23.6% 468 $4,639 $9,190,819 3/25/83
21 188 Bad Company (1995) BV $1,459,824 39.7% 302 $4,833 $3,674,841 1/20/95
22 136 Bajirao Mastani Eros $1,744,975 26.6% 304 $5,740 $6,557,047 12/18/15
23 50 Bajrangi Bhaijaan Eros $2,621,282 32.1% 257 $10,200 $8,178,001 7/17/15
24 85 Barney's Great Adventure Poly $2,203,865 18.0% 540 $4,081 $12,218,638 4/3/98
25 77 Bean Gram. $2,255,233 5.0% 242 $9,319 $45,319,423 10/17/97
26 51 Beauty and the Beast (IMAX) BV $2,589,334 10.2% 68 $38,078 $25,487,190 1/1/02
27 30 Benny and Joon MGM $3,285,063 14.1% 408 $8,051 $23,261,580 4/16/93
28 145 Birth NL $1,705,577 33.5% 550 $3,101 $5,095,038 10/29/04
29 195 Black Swan FoxS $1,443,809 1.4% 18 $80,212 $106,954,678 12/3/10
30 179 The Blair Witch Project Art. $1,512,054 1.1% 27 $56,002 $140,539,099 7/16/99
31 197 Bon Cop, Bad Cop All. $1,433,259 11.3% 133 $10,776 $12,665,721 8/4/06
32 2 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Uni. $8,684,055 21.6% 530 $16,385 $40,226,215 11/12/04
33 177 Cabin Boy BV $1,513,507 41.3% 593 $2,552 $3,662,459 1/7/94
34 49 Cantinflas LGF $2,661,253 41.7% 382 $6,967 $6,382,924 8/29/14
35 75 Casa De Mi Padre LGF $2,287,239 38.7% 382 $5,988 $5,909,483 3/16/12
36 162 Celebrity Mira. $1,588,013 31.3% 493 $3,221 $5,078,660 11/20/98
37 64 Chasing Papi Fox $2,404,557 39.2% 585 $4,110 $6,130,049 4/16/03
38 80 Chennai Express UTV $2,220,497 41.8% 196 $11,329 $5,307,960 8/8/13
39 98 Chicago Mira. $2,074,929 1.2% 77 $26,947 $170,687,518 12/27/02
40 116 Children of a Lesser God Par. $1,909,084 6.0% 215 $8,879 $31,853,080 10/3/86
41 99 Children of the Corn NW $2,042,821 14.0% 350 $5,836 $14,568,989 3/9/84
42 4 Closer Sony $7,707,972 22.7% 476 $16,193 $33,987,757 12/3/04
43 143 The Color Purple WB $1,710,333 1.8% 192 $8,907 $94,175,854 12/20/85
44 11 Colors Orion $4,747,118 10.2% 422 $11,249 $46,616,067 4/15/88
45 38 Cousins Par. $3,039,805 13.8% 535 $5,681 $22,026,369 2/10/89
46 157 Critters NL $1,618,800 12.3% 540 $2,997 $13,167,232 4/11/86
47 172 A Cry in the Dark WB $1,561,793 22.6% 334 $4,676 $6,908,797 11/11/88
48 32 Dangal UTV $3,248,481 27.2% 331 $9,814 $11,927,378 12/21/16
49 146 Day of the Dead UFD $1,700,000 34.0% 168 $10,119 $5,000,000 7/19/85
50 23 Dead Again Par. $3,479,395 9.2% 450 $7,731 $38,016,380 8/23/91
51 121 Death Wish II Film $1,871,487 11.6% 377 $4,964 $16,100,000 2/19/82
52 78 Deathtrap WB $2,238,977 11.6% 341 $6,565 $19,282,134 3/19/82
53 175 Desperately Seeking Susan Orion $1,526,098 5.6% 268 $5,694 $27,398,584 3/29/85
54 26 Dhoom 3 Yash $3,423,508 42.6% 239 $14,324 $8,031,955 12/20/13
55 115 Dilwale UTV $1,920,402 39.4% 268 $7,166 $4,871,263 12/17/15
56 46 Disorderlies WB $2,707,980 26.2% 544 $4,977 $10,348,437 8/14/87
57 21 Do the Right Thing Uni. $3,563,535 12.9% 353 $10,095 $27,545,445 6/30/89
58 149 Don 2 Relbig. $1,673,921 45.5% 157 $10,662 $3,680,306 12/22/11
59 129 Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' FUN $1,817,937 22.7% 183 $9,934 $8,008,363 8/4/15
60 106 Duets BV $2,002,588 42.3% 581 $3,446 $4,739,023 9/15/00
61 194 Eddie and the Cruisers Emb $1,444,886 30.2% 475 $3,041 $4,786,789 9/23/83
62 33 El Cantante PicH $3,202,035 42.4% 542 $5,907 $7,556,712 8/3/07
63 5 Everest (2015) Uni. $7,222,035 16.6% 545 $13,251 $43,482,270 9/18/15
64 67 The Falcon and the Snowman Orion $2,358,846 13.8% 265 $8,901 $17,130,087 1/25/85
65 73 Falling in Love Par. $2,293,710 20.6% 305 $7,520 $11,129,057 11/21/84
66 74 Fantasia 2000 (35mm & IMAX) BV $2,290,525 3.8% 54 $42,417 $60,655,420 1/1/00
67 52 Fast Times at Ridgemont High Uni. $2,545,674 9.4% 498 $5,111 $27,092,880 8/13/82
68 186 Filly Brown LGF $1,478,323 51.9% 188 $7,863 $2,850,357 4/19/13
69 160 Flawless (1999) MGM $1,590,155 35.4% 478 $3,326 $4,488,529 11/26/99
70 118 Fly Me to the Moon Sum. $1,900,523 13.8% 452 $4,205 $13,816,982 8/15/08
71 87 Foolish Art. $2,184,633 36.2% 305 $7,162 $6,033,999 4/9/99
72 103 Friends with Kids RAtt. $2,019,083 27.9% 369 $5,472 $7,251,073 3/9/12
73 81 Full Metal Jacket WB $2,217,307 4.8% 215 $10,313 $46,357,676 6/26/87
74 187 Game of Thrones (IMAX) WB $1,464,932 77.3% 205 $7,146 $1,896,092 1/30/15
75 95 Glengarry Glen Ross NL $2,104,402 19.6% 416 $5,058 $10,725,228 10/2/92
76 13 The Hateful Eight Wein. $4,610,676 8.5% 100 $46,107 $54,117,416 12/25/15
77 192 The Hoax Mira. $1,449,320 20.2% 235 $6,167 $7,164,995 4/6/07
78 164 Home Run Gold. $1,582,466 55.3% 381 $4,153 $2,861,020 4/19/13
79 24 House of 1,000 Corpses Lions $3,460,666 27.4% 595 $5,816 $12,634,962 4/11/03
80 141 The House of the Spirits Mira. $1,719,085 27.4% 474 $3,626 $6,265,311 4/1/94
81 12 House Party NL $4,611,024 17.5% 520 $8,867 $26,385,627 3/9/90
82 63 If You Could See What I Hear JenF $2,408,000 27.7% 524 $4,595 $8,693,512 4/23/82
83 200 Illegal Tender Uni. $1,425,915 45.9% 512 $2,784 $3,106,835 8/24/07
84 66 The Inkwell BV $2,358,988 26.6% 390 $6,048 $8,880,705 4/22/94
85 3 Instructions Not Included LGF $7,846,426 17.7% 348 $22,547 $44,467,206 8/30/13
86 132 The Interview (2014) Sony $1,794,666 29.4% 331 $5,422 $6,105,175 12/25/14
87 199 Joysticks JenF $1,431,065 36.2% 310 $4,616 $3,952,448 3/4/83
88 110 Kabali CineGalaxy $1,977,716 50.7% 236 $8,380 $3,903,095 7/21/16
89 117 Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain Code $1,908,420 24.8% 98 $19,474 $7,706,436 9/9/11
90 41 Krush Groove WB $2,905,293 26.3% 519 $5,597 $11,052,713 10/25/85
91 155 Ladron Que Roba A Ladron LGF $1,626,090 40.5% 340 $4,782 $4,011,254 8/31/07
92 163 The Lion King BV $1,586,753 0.5% 2 $793,377 $312,855,561 6/15/94
93 128 The Lion King (IMAX) BV $1,825,849 11.6% 66 $27,664 $15,686,215 12/27/02
94 92 Love & Mercy RAtt. $2,122,177 16.9% 481 $4,412 $12,551,031 6/5/15
95 6 Love Actually Uni. $6,886,080 11.5% 576 $11,955 $59,696,144 11/7/03
96 105 Manhattan Murder Mystery TriS $2,015,360 17.8% 268 $7,520 $11,330,911 8/18/93
97 56 Meet the Mormons Purd. $2,509,808 41.5% 317 $7,917 $6,047,363 10/10/14
98 170 Megiddo: The Omega Code II 8X $1,573,454 26.0% 314 $5,011 $6,047,691 9/21/01
99 167 Metallica Through the Never PH $1,576,561 46.1% 305 $5,169 $3,419,967 9/27/13
100 104 Metalstorm Uni. $2,019,000 38.1% 549 $3,677 $5,301,085 8/19/83
101 54 A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy WB $2,514,478 27.7% 501 $5,018 $9,077,269 7/16/82
102 94 A Mighty Wind WB $2,112,140 11.9% 133 $15,880 $17,781,006 4/16/03
103 189 Milk Focus $1,453,844 4.6% 36 $40,385 $31,841,299 11/26/08
104 158 Millennium Fox $1,614,692 28.0% 486 $3,322 $5,777,099 8/25/89
105 57 Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Focus $2,490,942 20.2% 535 $4,655 $12,313,694 3/7/08
106 1 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Par. $12,785,204 6.1% 425 $30,083 $209,397,903 12/16/11
107 123 The Missionary Col. $1,864,852 25.8% 532 $3,505 $7,241,180 11/5/82
108 16 Mo' Better Blues Uni. $4,387,360 27.2% 544 $8,065 $16,153,593 8/3/90
109 109 Monty Python's The Meaning of Life Uni. $1,987,853 13.3% 257 $7,734 $14,929,552 4/1/83
110 48 A Most Wanted Man RAtt. $2,687,227 15.6% 361 $7,444 $17,237,855 7/25/14
111 61 Mr. Holmes RAtt. $2,434,908 13.7% 361 $6,745 $17,737,646 7/17/15
112 83 Mud RAtt. $2,215,891 10.3% 363 $6,104 $21,590,086 4/26/13
113 17 Munich Uni. $4,152,260 8.8% 532 $7,805 $47,403,685 12/23/05
114 90 My Family NL $2,164,840 19.5% 413 $5,241 $11,079,373 5/5/95
115 114 My Name is Khan FoxS $1,944,027 48.4% 120 $16,200 $4,018,771 2/12/10
116 135 My Week with Marilyn Wein. $1,750,507 12.0% 244 $7,174 $14,600,347 11/23/11
117 190 NASCAR 3D: The IMAX Experience (IMAX) WB $1,452,639 6.7% 68 $21,362 $21,583,831 3/12/04
118 43 A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge NL $2,865,475 9.6% 522 $5,489 $29,999,213 11/1/85
119 138 Ninja 3: The Domination Can. $1,727,546 22.7% 530 $3,259 $7,610,785 9/14/84
120 18 No Manches Frida LGF $3,676,235 31.9% 362 $10,155 $11,528,613 9/2/16
121 14 Nuts WB $4,606,083 14.9% 536 $8,593 $30,950,002 11/20/87
122 147 October Baby (2012) Gold. $1,697,130 32.9% 390 $4,352 $5,157,886 3/23/12
123 29 An Officer and a Gentleman Par. $3,304,679 2.6% 346 $9,551 $129,795,554 7/30/82
124 133 Om Shanti Om Eros $1,764,131 49.0% 114 $15,474 $3,597,372 11/9/07
125 68 The Omega Code Prov. $2,354,362 18.7% 304 $7,744 $12,614,346 10/15/99
126 20 P.K. UTV $3,565,258 33.6% 272 $13,108 $10,616,104 12/19/14
127 126 The Package Orion $1,851,673 17.4% 323 $5,732 $10,647,219 8/25/89
128 181 Passed Away BV $1,506,887 37.4% 582 $2,589 $4,030,793 4/24/92
129 119 The Philadelphia Experiment NW $1,877,000 23.2% 490 $3,830 $8,103,330 8/3/84
130 10 Pitch Perfect Uni. $5,149,433 7.9% 335 $15,371 $65,001,093 9/28/12
131 7 The Players Club NL $5,894,607 25.6% 593 $9,940 $23,047,939 4/10/98
132 47 Pocahontas BV $2,689,714 1.9% 6 $448,285 $141,579,773 6/16/95
133 168 Possession (2002) Focus $1,575,214 15.6% 270 $5,834 $10,113,733 8/16/02
134 120 Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire LGF $1,872,458 3.9% 18 $104,025 $47,566,524 11/6/09
135 62 Prem Ratan Dhan Payo FIP $2,425,585 55.6% 287 $8,452 $4,364,639 11/12/15
136 44 Pride and Prejudice Focus $2,865,017 7.5% 215 $13,325 $38,405,088 11/11/05
137 58 Pulling Strings LGF $2,467,168 42.2% 387 $6,375 $5,842,961 10/4/13
138 88 Quest for Fire Fox $2,171,303 10.4% 223 $9,736 $20,959,585 2/12/82
139 130 Racing with the Moon Par. $1,803,432 29.8% 389 $4,636 $6,045,647 3/23/84
140 176 Radio Days Orion $1,522,423 10.3% 128 $11,893 $14,792,779 1/30/87
141 60 A Rage in Harlem Mira. $2,458,080 23.6% 540 $4,552 $10,438,504 5/3/91
142 150 Raiders of the Lost Ark (IMAX) Par. $1,673,731 53.6% 267 $6,269 $3,125,613 9/7/12
143 193 Ram-Leela Eros $1,449,174 52.9% 204 $7,104 $2,738,863 11/15/13
144 27 Religulous LGF $3,409,643 26.2% 502 $6,792 $13,011,160 10/1/08
145 174 The Remains of the Day Col. $1,528,982 6.6% 94 $16,265 $23,237,911 11/5/93
146 178 Revenge of the Nerds Fox $1,513,090 3.7% 364 $4,156 $40,874,452 7/20/84
147 93 Revenge of the Ninja MGM $2,114,125 16.1% 432 $4,893 $13,168,027 9/9/83
148 55 Ride Mira. $2,513,334 45.8% 496 $5,067 $5,485,295 3/27/98
149 159 The Right Stuff WB $1,601,167 7.6% 229 $6,991 $21,192,102 10/21/83
150 169 Rize Lions $1,574,787 47.2% 352 $4,473 $3,336,391 6/24/05
151 183 The Road W/Dim. $1,502,231 18.5% 111 $13,534 $8,117,000 11/25/09
152 102 Rob Roy MGM $2,023,272 6.4% 133 $15,212 $31,596,911 4/7/95
153 39 School Ties Par. $3,020,071 20.5% 595 $5,075 $14,715,067 9/18/92
154 37 Scoop Focus $3,046,924 29.0% 538 $5,663 $10,525,717 7/28/06
155 182 The Seduction Emb $1,503,543 13.2% 597 $2,518 $11,378,339 1/22/82
156 100 Serial Mom Sav. $2,040,450 26.1% 502 $4,064 $7,820,688 4/13/94
157 97 She's the One FoxS $2,088,492 21.9% 459 $4,550 $9,538,948 8/23/96
158 184 Shine a Light ParV $1,488,081 27.0% 276 $5,391 $5,505,267 4/4/08
159 122 Shoot the Moon MGM $1,870,000 20.3% 585 $3,196 $9,217,530 1/22/82
160 185 The Show Sav. $1,482,892 54.9% 336 $4,413 $2,702,578 8/25/95
161 140 The Sicilian Fox $1,720,351 31.8% 370 $4,649 $5,406,879 10/23/87
162 198 Silent Night, Deadly Night TriS $1,432,800 57.5% 398 $3,600 $2,491,460 11/9/84
163 28 Simon Birch BV $3,321,370 18.2% 596 $5,572 $18,253,415 9/11/98
164 113 Six Pack Fox $1,946,418 9.6% 504 $3,861 $20,225,989 7/16/82
165 151 Ski Patrol Triu $1,648,000 19.3% 515 $3,200 $8,533,973 1/12/90
166 59 Skin Deep Fox $2,460,262 12.5% 489 $5,031 $19,674,852 3/3/89
167 137 Smokey & the Bandit Part III Uni. $1,728,060 30.4% 498 $3,470 $5,678,950 8/12/83
168 8 Steel Magnolias TriS $5,425,440 6.5% 480 $11,303 $83,759,091 11/17/89
169 65 Sultan Yash $2,371,100 38.2% 282 $8,408 $6,200,000 7/6/16
170 111 Swing Kids BV $1,967,957 34.9% 542 $3,630 $5,632,086 3/5/93
171 131 The Sword and the Sorcerer Gr1 $1,798,879 4.6% 233 $7,720 $39,103,425 4/23/82
172 79 The Sword in the Stone (Re-issue) BV $2,230,614 18.6% 487 $4,580 $12,000,000 3/25/83
173 127 The Tailor of Panama Sony $1,837,068 13.4% 199 $9,231 $13,729,742 3/30/01
174 153 Talaash Relbig. $1,638,706 57.1% 172 $9,527 $2,871,956 11/30/12
175 82 Tap TriS $2,217,150 24.3% 585 $3,790 $9,114,702 2/10/89
176 154 Tea with Mussolini MGM $1,633,183 11.3% 270 $6,048 $14,401,563 5/14/99
177 22 Terms of Endearment Par. $3,498,813 3.2% 260 $13,456 $108,423,489 11/23/83
178 31 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
179 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
180 165 To Save a Life Gold. $1,581,517 41.9% 441 $3,586 $3,777,210 1/22/10
181 166 The To-Do List CBS $1,579,402 45.2% 591 $2,672 $3,491,669 7/26/13
182 139 Tomboy Crwn $1,723,935 12.2% 409 $4,215 $14,100,000 1/25/85
183 112 Top Gun 3D Par. $1,965,737 65.1% 300 $6,552 $3,018,873 2/8/13
184 180 Tuff Turf Orion $1,509,380 16.1% 440 $3,430 $9,369,329 1/11/85
185 25 Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos LGF $3,424,702 37.7% 395 $8,670 $9,080,818 9/4/15
186 45 Under the Same Moon Wein. $2,769,655 22.0% 266 $10,412 $12,590,147 3/19/08
187 125 Valley Girl Atl $1,856,780 10.7% 442 $4,200 $17,343,596 4/29/83
188 108 Veronica Mars WB $1,988,351 59.9% 291 $6,833 $3,322,127 3/14/14
189 142 Vice Squad Emb $1,717,205 13.0% 510 $3,367 $13,253,583 1/22/82
190 161 Vigilante FVI $1,588,464 31.2% 250 $6,353 $5,091,888 3/4/83
191 173 The Walk TriS $1,560,299 15.4% 448 $3,483 $10,137,502 9/30/15
192 191 Weekend Pass Crwn $1,451,676 6.9% 399 $3,638 $21,058,033 2/3/84
193 40 Wild at Heart Gold. $2,913,764 20.0% 532 $5,477 $14,560,247 8/17/90
194 34 The Wizard of Oz (3D/IMAX) WB $3,093,998 54.9% 318 $9,730 $5,633,202 9/20/13
195 96 Woman in Gold Wein. $2,091,551 6.3% 258 $8,107 $33,307,793 4/1/15
196 69 Woman, Thou Art Loosed Magn. $2,325,474 33.8% 408 $5,699 $6,879,730 10/1/04
197 42 The World According to Garp WB $2,902,088 9.8% 357 $8,129 $29,712,172 7/23/82
198 171 Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Eros $1,568,677 41.0% 161 $9,743 $3,827,466 5/31/13
199 36 Yentl MGM $3,050,219 7.6% 501 $6,088 $40,218,899 11/18/83
200 53 You So Crazy Gold. $2,521,746 24.8% 417 $6,047 $10,184,701 4/29/94

* 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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