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The Movies That Dared to Open Wide Against the Big Game
1982-Present

RowRankMovie Title (click to view)StudioOpening
Weekend*
% of TotalTheaters / Average Total Adj. Gross**Date^
1 24 Chicago Mira. $10,875,600 4.8% 616 $17,700 $225,318,800 1/24/03
2 35 Driving Miss Daisy WB $10,737,000 5.3% 895 $12,000 $200,704,300 1/26/90
3 39 Fried Green Tomatoes Uni. $10,042,900 6.4% 673 $14,900 $158,084,600 1/24/92
4 3 Taken Fox $26,373,700 17.0% 3,183 $8,300 $154,719,600 1/30/09
5 10 She's All That Mira. $25,173,400 25.4% 2,222 $11,300 $99,291,600 1/29/99
6 13 The Wedding Planner Sony $19,000,300 22.4% 2,785 $6,800 $84,945,400 1/26/01
7 2 Dear John SGem $30,506,900 38.1% 2,969 $10,300 $80,115,500 2/5/10
8 55 Sense and Sensibility Sony $5,236,500 6.7% 608 $8,600 $77,854,300 1/26/96
9 1 Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour BV $34,498,300 47.7% 683 $50,500 $72,373,700 2/1/08
10 7 Warm Bodies LG/S $20,405,200 30.7% 3,009 $6,800 $66,481,700 2/1/13
11 4 Chronicle (2012) Fox $22,115,200 34.1% 2,907 $7,600 $64,877,800 2/3/12
12 5 When a Stranger Calls SGem $26,258,500 45.1% 2,999 $8,800 $58,162,900 2/3/06
13 8 Boogeyman SGem $23,620,000 40.7% 3,052 $7,700 $58,057,600 2/4/05
14 6 The Woman in Black CBS $20,979,500 38.4% 2,855 $7,300 $54,594,300 2/3/12
15 9 You Got Served SGem $20,666,700 39.9% 1,933 $10,700 $51,738,500 1/30/04
16 19 Spice World Sony $17,867,100 35.9% 2,339 $7,600 $49,801,100 1/23/98
17 14 Because I Said So Uni. $15,182,800 30.8% 2,526 $6,000 $49,372,900 2/2/07
18 74 Crimes of the Heart DEG $2,565,500 5.4% 685 $3,700 $47,149,100 1/23/87
19 50 Monster NM $4,354,800 9.9% 668 $6,500 $44,183,400 1/30/04
20 16 Darkness Falls SonR $15,873,700 36.9% 2,837 $5,600 $42,970,000 1/24/03
21 12 The Messengers SGem $17,023,000 41.6% 2,528 $6,700 $40,927,900 2/2/07
22 49 Crazy Heart FoxS $3,572,200 9.0% 819 $4,400 $39,535,500 2/5/10
23 18 The Wedding Date Uni. $13,820,800 35.1% 1,694 $8,200 $39,398,900 2/4/05
24 11 The Roommate SGem $15,193,500 40.2% 2,534 $6,000 $37,774,700 2/4/11
25 34 Sniper TriS $10,989,100 30.1% 1,551 $7,100 $36,521,100 1/29/93
26 62 The Reader Wein. $2,539,900 7.0% 1,002 $2,500 $36,510,400 1/30/09
27 66 Capote SPC $2,784,300 7.9% 1,239 $2,200 $35,245,500 2/3/06
28 15 The Eye LGF $13,775,700 39.5% 2,436 $5,700 $34,831,900 2/1/08
29 71 Milk Focus $1,580,400 4.6% 882 $1,800 $34,465,200 1/30/09
30 29 Bed of Roses NL $11,017,100 32.1% 1,545 $7,100 $34,272,500 1/26/96
31 61 Mother (1996) Par. $4,485,400 13.5% 621 $7,200 $33,207,700 1/24/97
32 44 Blink NL $8,398,100 26.4% 1,527 $5,500 $31,794,700 1/28/94
33 20 The Uninvited P/DW $11,017,900 36.1% 2,344 $4,700 $30,513,500 1/30/09
34 64 Hotel Rwanda UA $2,876,500 9.8% 823 $3,500 $29,232,300 2/4/05
35 65 The Wrestler FoxS $2,468,200 8.8% 722 $3,400 $28,018,500 1/30/09
36 17 Hail, Caesar! Uni. $10,534,700 37.7% 2,232 $4,700 $27,906,600 2/5/16
37 22 That Awkward Moment Focus $8,742,100 33.5% 2,809 $3,100 $26,066,200 1/31/14
38 52 The Grifters Mira. $6,260,200 24.6% 766 $8,200 $25,423,400 1/25/91
39 25 From Paris with Love LGF $8,169,100 32.4% 2,722 $3,000 $25,184,800 2/5/10
40 37 In Love and War NL $9,519,500 37.9% 1,610 $5,900 $25,113,500 1/24/97
41 31 Eye of the Beholder Dest. $8,801,000 36.1% 1,751 $5,000 $24,368,500 1/28/00
42 21 Sanctum Uni. $9,568,100 41.5% 2,787 $3,400 $23,064,400 2/4/11
43 36 Highlander 3: The Final Dimension Mira. $10,131,000 45.0% 1,594 $6,400 $22,513,200 1/27/95
44 73 Whose Life Is It, Anyway? MGM $3,651,200 16.4% 615 $5,900 $22,218,000 12/2/81
45 23 Project Almanac Par. $8,146,500 37.2% 2,893 $2,800 $21,907,900 1/30/15
46 28 Black or White Rela. $6,090,900 28.8% 1,823 $3,300 $21,135,600 1/30/15
47 33 Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Mira. $7,700,000 36.4% 1,769 $4,400 $21,131,300 1/24/03
48 26 Big Miracle Uni. $7,799,400 38.5% 2,129 $3,700 $20,255,700 2/3/12
49 32 Sugar & Spice NL $8,285,100 44.3% 2,150 $3,900 $18,711,800 1/26/01
50 48 Matinee Uni. $6,923,700 37.8% 1,143 $6,100 $18,328,900 1/29/93
51 27 New in Town LGF $7,193,400 40.3% 1,941 $3,700 $17,855,900 1/30/09
52 30 The Choice LGF $5,613,200 32.3% 2,631 $2,100 $17,377,400 2/5/16
53 46 Fierce Creatures Uni. $6,519,700 40.1% 1,593 $4,100 $16,269,000 1/24/97
54 67 Letters from Iwo Jima WB $1,962,600 12.3% 720 $2,700 $15,928,800 2/2/07
55 41 Something New Focus $5,930,200 42.5% 1,265 $4,700 $13,937,400 2/3/06
56 60 Children of the Corn II Mira. $5,229,300 39.0% 946 $5,500 $13,422,400 1/29/93
57 40 Labor Day Par. $5,175,300 38.7% 2,584 $2,000 $13,371,500 1/31/14
58 42 The Perfect Score Par. $6,247,300 46.9% 2,208 $2,800 $13,319,200 1/30/04
59 78 An Education SPC $764,200 5.9% 761 $1,000 $12,931,200 2/5/10
60 58 Zeus and Roxanne MGM $4,778,400 38.1% 1,745 $2,700 $12,544,100 1/24/97
61 56 Screamers Sony $5,230,100 50.8% 1,560 $3,400 $10,286,200 1/26/96
62 47 My Chauffeur Crwn $7,753,300 75.6% 1,253 $6,200 $10,258,800 1/24/86
63 38 Pride and Prejudice and Zombies SGem $4,939,500 49.5% 2,931 $1,700 $9,979,500 2/5/16
64 53 Phantoms Mira. $5,203,600 54.5% 1,859 $2,800 $9,545,700 1/23/98
65 43 Bullet to the Head WB $4,559,700 47.9% 2,404 $1,900 $9,513,700 2/1/13
66 69 That's Dancing! MGM $3,378,600 35.8% 906 $3,700 $9,442,000 1/18/85
67 45 Over Her Dead Body NL $4,462,400 53.2% 1,977 $2,300 $8,385,400 2/1/08
68 51 The Big Bounce WB $4,276,600 51.4% 2,304 $1,900 $8,318,200 1/30/04
69 54 Strange Wilderness ParC $3,327,800 45.7% 1,208 $2,800 $7,289,600 2/1/08
70 57 Slackers Sony $3,816,000 52.7% 1,893 $2,000 $7,242,000 2/1/02
71 63 Birthday Girl Mira. $3,248,100 46.1% 1,000 $3,200 $7,045,600 2/1/02
72 59 The Loft ORF $2,693,200 45.8% 1,841 $1,500 $5,884,400 1/30/15
73 68 A Most Violent Year A24 $1,482,400 26.3% 818 $1,800 $5,631,700 1/30/15
74 75 Love Crimes Mira. $2,219,900 50.6% 669 $3,300 $4,388,400 1/24/92
75 72 Isn't She Great Uni. $2,021,300 46.2% 750 $2,700 $4,375,000 1/28/00
76 76 Big Bully WB $2,037,000 55.4% 1,143 $1,800 $3,678,400 1/26/96
77 70 Stand Up Guys LGF $1,490,100 44.9% 659 $2,300 $3,318,400 2/1/13
78 77 Car 54, Where Are You? Orion $1,506,700 63.9% 608 $2,500 $2,357,700 1/28/94

CHART NOTES
* First weekend of wide release.
** Total Grosses do not include additional releases, if any.
^ Date movie went wide if applicable, otherwise the release date.

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