Widest Openings by Studio Type

Rank Release Max Theaters Date Gross % of Total Average Lifetime Gross Distributor
1Shrek Forever After4,359May 21-23, 2010$70,838,20729.7%$16,251$238,736,787DreamWorks
2Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted4,258Jun 8-10, 2012$60,316,73827.9%$14,165$216,391,482DreamWorks
3Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen4,234Jun 26-28, 2009$108,966,30727.1%$25,736$402,111,870DreamWorks
4Shrek the Third4,122May 18-20, 2007$121,629,27037.7%$29,507$322,719,944DreamWorks
5Kung Fu Panda4,114Jun 6-8, 2008$60,239,13028%$14,642$215,434,591DreamWorks
6Monsters vs. Aliens4,104Mar 27-29, 2009$59,321,09529.9%$14,454$198,351,526DreamWorks
7Transformers: Dark of the Moon4,088Jul 1-3, 2011$97,852,86527.8%$23,936$352,390,543DreamWorks
8Over the Hedge4,059May 19-21, 2006$38,457,00324.8%$9,474$155,019,340DreamWorks
9Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa4,056Nov 7-9, 2008$63,106,58935.1%$15,558$180,010,950DreamWorks
10How to Train Your Dragon4,055Mar 26-28, 2010$43,732,31920.1%$10,784$217,581,231DreamWorks
11Transformers4,011Jul 6-8, 2007$70,502,38422.1%$17,577$319,246,193DreamWorks
12Puss in Boots3,952Oct 28-30, 2011$34,077,43922.8%$8,622$149,260,504DreamWorks
13Megamind3,944Nov 5-7, 2010$46,016,83331%$11,667$148,415,853DreamWorks
14Bee Movie3,928Nov 2-4, 2007$38,021,04430%$9,679$126,631,277DreamWorks
15Kung Fu Panda 23,925May 27-29, 2011$47,656,30228.8%$12,141$165,249,063DreamWorks
16Click3,749Jun 23-25, 2006$40,011,36529.1%$10,672$137,355,633Revolution Studios
17Flushed Away3,707Nov 3-5, 2006$18,814,32329.1%$5,075$64,665,672DreamWorks
18Rise of the Guardians3,653Nov 23-25, 2012$23,773,46523%$6,507$103,412,758DreamWorks
19Anger Management3,551Apr 11-13, 2003$42,220,84731.1%$11,889$135,645,823Revolution Studios
20Eagle Eye3,510Sep 26-28, 2008$29,150,72128.7%$8,305$101,440,743DreamWorks
21London Has Fallen3,490Mar 4-6, 2016$21,635,60134.6%$6,199$62,524,260Focus Features
22xXx: State of the Union3,480Apr 29-May 1, 2005$12,712,27247.3%$3,652$26,873,932Revolution Studios
23Halloween3,472Aug 31-Sep 2, 2007$26,362,36745.2%$7,592$58,272,029-
24Scream 33,467Feb 4-6, 2000$34,713,34238.9%$10,012$89,143,175Dimension Films
25The Boxtrolls3,464Sep 26-28, 2014$17,275,23934%$4,987$50,837,305Focus Features
2613 Going on 303,438Apr 23-25, 2004$21,054,28336.8%$6,123$57,231,747Revolution Studios
27ParaNorman3,429Aug 17-19, 2012$14,087,05025.2%$4,108$56,003,051Focus Features
28Christmas with the Kranks3,393Nov 26-28, 2004$21,570,86729.2%$6,357$73,780,539Revolution Studios
29xXx3,374Aug 9-11, 2002$44,506,10331.3%$13,190$142,109,382Revolution Studios
30Blades of Glory3,372Mar 30-Apr 1, 2007$33,014,20227.8%$9,790$118,594,548DreamWorks
31Daddy Day Care3,370May 9-11, 2003$27,623,58026.5%$8,196$104,297,061Revolution Studios
32Tropic Thunder3,319Aug 15-17, 2008$25,812,79623.4%$7,777$110,515,313DreamWorks
33Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams3,307Aug 9-11, 2002$16,711,71619.5%$5,053$85,846,429Dimension Films
34Atomic Blonde3,304Jul 28-30, 2017$18,286,42035.4%$5,534$51,687,870Focus Features
35Resident Evil: Apocalypse3,284Sep 10-12, 2004$23,036,27345%$7,014$51,201,453Screen Gems
36The Benchwarmers3,274Apr 7-9, 2006$19,656,42932.8%$6,003$59,843,754Revolution Studios
37Hotel for Dogs3,271Jan 16-18, 2009$17,012,21223.3%$5,200$73,034,460DreamWorks
38Kubo and the Two Strings3,260Aug 19-21, 2016$12,608,37226.3%$3,867$48,023,088Focus Features
39The Heartbreak Kid3,229Oct 5-7, 2007$14,022,10538.1%$4,342$36,787,257DreamWorks
40Scary Movie 23,220Jul 6-8, 2001$20,503,35628.8%$6,367$71,308,997Miramax
41Underworld: Evolution3,207Jan 20-22, 2006$26,857,18143.1%$8,374$62,318,875Screen Gems
42Resident Evil: Afterlife3,203Sep 10-12, 2010$26,650,26444.3%$8,320$60,128,566Screen Gems
43Carrie3,157Oct 18-20, 2013$16,101,55245.7%$5,100$35,266,619Screen Gems
44Norbit3,136Feb 9-11, 2007$34,195,43435.7%$10,904$95,673,607DreamWorks
45The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones3,118Aug 23-25, 2013$9,336,95730%$2,994$31,165,421Screen Gems
46Spy Kids3,104Mar 30-Apr 1, 2001$26,546,88123.6%$8,552$112,719,001Miramax
47The Forgotten3,104Sep 24-26, 2004$21,022,11131.3%$6,772$67,133,509Revolution Studios
48Resident Evil: The Final Chapter3,104Jan 27-29, 2017$13,601,68250.7%$4,381$26,830,068Screen Gems
49Downton Abbey3,079Sep 20-22, 2019$31,033,66532%$10,079$96,854,135Focus Features
50Underworld Awakening3,078Jan 20-22, 2012$25,306,72540.6%$8,221$62,321,039Screen Gems
51Radio3,074Oct 24-26, 2003$13,303,72425.4%$4,327$52,333,738Revolution Studios
52Underworld: Blood Wars3,070Jan 6-8, 2017$13,688,75145.1%$4,458$30,353,973Screen Gems
53Boogeyman3,052Feb 4-6, 2005$19,020,65540.7%$6,232$46,752,382Screen Gems
54Don't Breathe3,051Aug 26-28, 2016$26,411,70629.6%$8,656$89,217,875Screen Gems
55Deliver Us from Evil3,049Jul 4-6, 2014$9,740,47131.9%$3,194$30,577,122Screen Gems
56Burlesque3,037Nov 26-28, 2010$11,947,74430.3%$3,934$39,440,655Screen Gems
57Hellboy3,028Apr 2-4, 2004$23,172,44038.9%$7,652$59,623,958Revolution Studios
58Resident Evil: Retribution3,012Sep 14-16, 2012$21,052,22749.7%$6,989$42,345,531Screen Gems
59America's Sweethearts3,011Jul 20-22, 2001$30,181,87732.2%$10,023$93,607,673Revolution Studios
60School for Scoundrels3,004Sep 29-Oct 1, 2006$8,602,33348.3%$2,863$17,807,569-
61Hannibal Rising3,003Feb 9-11, 2007$13,051,65047.2%$4,346$27,670,986-
62The Wedding Ringer3,003Jan 16-18, 2015$20,649,30632%$6,876$64,460,211Screen Gems
63Insidious: Chapter 33,002Jun 5-7, 2015$22,692,74143.5%$7,559$52,218,558Focus Features
64When a Stranger Calls2,999Feb 3-5, 2006$21,607,20345.1%$7,204$47,860,214Screen Gems
65The Exorcism of Emily Rose2,981Sep 9-11, 2005$30,054,30040%$10,081$75,072,454Screen Gems
66Tears of the Sun2,973Mar 7-9, 2003$17,057,21339%$5,737$43,734,876Revolution Studios
67The Fog2,972Oct 14-16, 2005$11,752,91739.8%$3,954$29,550,869Revolution Studios
68Dear John2,969Feb 5-7, 2010$30,468,61438.1%$10,262$80,014,842Screen Gems
69Superhero Movie2,960Mar 28-30, 2008$9,510,29736.7%$3,212$25,881,068-
70The Vow2,958Feb 10-12, 2012$41,202,45833%$13,929$125,014,030Screen Gems
71Underworld: Rise of the Lycans2,942Jan 23-25, 2009$20,828,51145.5%$7,079$45,802,315Screen Gems
72Pride and Prejudice and Zombies2,931Feb 5-7, 2016$5,324,24048.7%$1,816$10,938,134Screen Gems
73Friends with Benefits2,926Jul 22-24, 2011$18,622,15033.4%$6,364$55,802,754Screen Gems
74Tội Ác Sau Ô Cửa2,925Apr 13-15, 2007$22,224,98227.7%$7,598$80,209,692DreamWorks
75Underworld2,915Sep 19-21, 2003$21,753,75941.9%$7,462$51,970,690Screen Gems
76Scary Movie2,912Jul 7-9, 2000$42,346,66927%$14,542$157,019,771Miramax
77Dinner for Schmucks2,911Jul 30-Aug 1, 2010$23,527,83932.2%$8,082$73,026,337DreamWorks
78Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid2,905Aug 27-29, 2004$12,812,28739.7%$4,410$32,238,923Screen Gems
79The One2,894Nov 2-4, 2001$19,112,40443.5%$6,604$43,905,746Revolution Studios
80Ratchet and Clank2,891Apr 29-May 1, 2016$4,869,27855.2%$1,684$8,821,329Focus Features
81Are We Done Yet?2,877Apr 6-8, 2007$14,262,72428.7%$4,957$49,662,533Revolution Studios
82Priest2,864May 13-15, 2011$14,953,66451.3%$5,221$29,137,000Screen Gems
83Easy A2,856Sep 17-19, 2010$17,734,04030.4%$6,209$58,401,464Screen Gems
84Ready or Not2,855Aug 23-25, 2019$8,015,59027.9%$2,807$28,714,231Fox Searchlight Pictures
85Hollywood Homicide2,840Jun 13-15, 2003$11,112,63235.9%$3,912$30,940,691Revolution Studios
86Maid in Manhattan2,838Dec 13-15, 2002$18,711,40719.9%$6,593$94,011,225Revolution Studios
87Darkness Falls2,837Jan 24-26, 2003$12,024,91736.9%$4,238$32,551,396Revolution Studios
88Resident Evil: Extinction2,828Sep 21-23, 2007$23,678,58046.8%$8,372$50,648,679Screen Gems
89The American2,823Sep 3-5, 2010$13,177,79037%$4,668$35,606,376Focus Features
90The Ruins2,812Apr 4-6, 2008$8,003,42145.9%$2,846$17,432,844DreamWorks
91That Awkward Moment2,809Jan 31-Feb 2, 2014$8,742,10933.5%$3,112$26,068,955Focus Features
92The Animal2,788Jun 1-3, 2001$19,610,52034%$7,033$57,743,062Revolution Studios
93The Water Horse2,772Dec 28-30, 2007$9,186,05422.4%$3,313$40,946,255Revolution Studios
94Sinister 22,766Aug 21-23, 2015$10,542,11638%$3,811$27,740,955Focus Features
95Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back2,765Aug 24-26, 2001$11,018,54336.6%$3,985$30,085,147Miramax
96The Missing2,756Nov 28-30, 2003$10,833,63340.1%$3,930$27,011,180Revolution Studios
97The Banger Sisters2,738Sep 20-22, 2002$10,037,84633.1%$3,666$30,307,416Fox Searchlight Pictures
98The Stepfather2,734Oct 16-18, 2009$11,581,58639.9%$4,236$29,062,561Screen Gems
99I Love You, Man2,711Mar 20-22, 2009$17,810,27024.9%$6,569$71,440,011DreamWorks
100Are We There Yet?2,709Jan 21-23, 2005$18,575,21422.5%$6,856$82,674,398Revolution Studios
101Prom Night2,700Apr 11-13, 2008$20,804,94147.4%$7,705$43,869,350Screen Gems
102The New Guy2,687May 10-12, 2002$9,007,83330.3%$3,352$29,760,152Revolution Studios
103The Covenant2,681Sep 8-10, 2006$8,852,45837.9%$3,301$23,380,495Screen Gems
10414082,678Jun 22-24, 2007$20,617,66728.6%$7,698$71,985,628-
105Mona Lisa Smile2,677Dec 19-21, 2003$11,528,49818.1%$4,306$63,860,942Revolution Studios
106Scream 22,663Dec 12-14, 1997$32,926,34232.5%$12,364$101,363,301Dimension Films
107Perfect Stranger2,661Apr 13-15, 2007$11,206,16346.7%$4,211$23,984,949Revolution Studios
108Burn After Reading2,651Sep 12-14, 2008$19,128,00131.7%$7,215$60,355,347Focus Features
109The Nanny Diaries2,629Aug 24-26, 2007$7,480,92728.8%$2,845$25,930,652-
110She's the Man2,623Mar 17-19, 2006$10,730,37231.8%$4,090$33,741,133DreamWorks
111The Hills Have Eyes2,620Mar 10-12, 2006$15,708,51237.6%$5,995$41,778,863Fox Searchlight Pictures
112Tomcats2,617Mar 30-Apr 1, 2001$6,406,07647.2%$2,447$13,558,739Revolution Studios
113Halloween H20: 20 Years Later2,607Aug 7-9, 1998$16,187,72429.4%$6,209$55,041,738Dimension Films
114Brightburn2,607May 24-26, 2019$7,845,65845.3%$3,009$17,300,439Screen Gems
115Serendipity2,601Oct 5-7, 2001$13,309,24126.5%$5,116$50,294,317Miramax
116The Master of Disguise2,565Aug 2-4, 2002$12,554,65031.1%$4,894$40,388,794Revolution Studios
117Ultraviolet2,558Mar 3-5, 2006$9,064,88048.9%$3,543$18,535,812Screen Gems
118Vacancy2,551Apr 20-22, 2007$7,603,37639.3%$2,980$19,363,565Screen Gems
119Captive State2,548Mar 15-17, 2019$3,131,52552.6%$1,229$5,958,315Focus Features
120Hanna2,535Apr 8-10, 2011$12,370,54930.7%$4,879$40,259,119Focus Features
121The Roommate2,534Feb 4-6, 2011$15,002,63540.2%$5,920$37,300,000Screen Gems
122Little Man2,533Jul 14-16, 2006$21,613,17636.9%$8,532$58,645,052Revolution Studios
123Resident Evil2,528Mar 15-17, 2002$17,707,10644.1%$7,004$40,119,709Screen Gems
124The Messengers2,528Feb 2-4, 2007$14,713,32141.6%$5,820$35,374,833Screen Gems
125Obsessed2,514Apr 24-26, 2009$28,612,73041.9%$11,381$68,261,644Screen Gems
126Zoom2,501Aug 11-13, 2006$4,510,40837.6%$1,803$11,989,328Revolution Studios
127Legion2,476Jan 22-24, 2010$17,501,62543.6%$7,068$40,168,080Screen Gems
128Street Kings2,467Apr 11-13, 2008$12,469,63147.2%$5,054$26,418,667Fox Searchlight Pictures
129Lakeview Terrace2,464Sep 19-21, 2008$15,004,67238.2%$6,089$39,263,506Screen Gems
130Quarantine2,461Oct 10-12, 2008$14,211,32144.8%$5,774$31,691,811Screen Gems
131Death at a Funeral2,459Apr 16-18, 2010$16,217,54037.9%$6,595$42,739,347Screen Gems
132Kate & Leopold2,452Dec 28-30, 2001$9,725,40820.6%$3,966$47,121,859Miramax
133The Forest2,451Jan 8-10, 2016$12,741,17647.9%$5,198$26,594,261Focus Features
134Little Black Book2,445Aug 6-8, 2004$7,075,21734.2%$2,893$20,698,668Revolution Studios
135Rent2,433Nov 25-27, 2005$10,016,02134.4%$4,116$29,077,547Revolution Studios
136The Mist2,423Nov 23-25, 2007$8,931,97334.9%$3,686$25,594,957-
137Greta2,411Mar 1-3, 2019$4,481,91042.6%$1,858$10,532,219Focus Features
138Straw Dogs2,408Sep 16-18, 2011$5,123,76049.6%$2,127$10,324,441Screen Gems
139Race2,369Feb 19-21, 2016$7,353,92238.3%$3,104$19,206,207Focus Features
140Untraceable2,368Jan 25-27, 2008$11,354,06939.6%$4,794$28,687,835Screen Gems
141Stealing Harvard2,366Sep 13-15, 2002$6,041,52143%$2,553$14,036,406Revolution Studios
142The Faculty2,365Dec 25-27, 1998$11,633,49528.9%$4,919$40,283,321Miramax
143Freedomland2,361Feb 17-19, 2006$5,833,56246.6%$2,470$12,512,886Revolution Studios
144Slender Man2,358Aug 10-12, 2018$11,371,86637.2%$4,822$30,569,484Screen Gems
145Self/less2,353Jul 10-12, 2015$5,403,46044%$2,296$12,279,691Focus Features
146The Uninvited2,344Jan 30-Feb 1, 2009$10,325,82436.1%$4,405$28,596,818DreamWorks
147Daddy Day Camp2,332Aug 10-12, 2007$3,402,67825.7%$1,459$13,235,267Revolution Studios
148The Mothman Prophecies2,331Jan 25-27, 2002$11,208,85131.4%$4,808$35,746,370Screen Gems
149Coraline2,299Feb 6-8, 2009$16,849,64022.4%$7,329$75,286,229Focus Features
150The Eagle2,296Feb 11-13, 2011$8,684,46444.6%$3,782$19,490,041Focus Features
151Mimic2,255Aug 22-24, 1997$7,818,20830.7%$3,467$25,480,490Miramax
152About Last Night2,253Feb 14-16, 2014$25,649,01152.7%$11,384$48,637,684Screen Gems
153When the Bough Breaks2,246Sep 9-11, 2016$14,202,32347.7%$6,323$29,747,603Screen Gems
154Cop Land2,233Aug 15-17, 1997$13,510,48230.1%$6,050$44,862,187Miramax
15540 Days and 40 Nights2,225Mar 1-3, 2002$12,229,52932.2%$5,496$37,950,822Miramax
156Think Like a Man Too2,225Jun 20-22, 2014$29,241,91144.9%$13,142$65,182,182Screen Gems
157She's All That2,222Jan 29-31, 1999$16,065,43025.4%$7,230$63,366,989Miramax
158The Intruder2,222May 3-5, 2019$10,855,05430.6%$4,885$35,419,122Screen Gems
159The Perfect Guy2,221Sep 11-13, 2015$25,888,15445.4%$11,656$57,027,435Screen Gems
160Gigli2,215Aug 1-3, 2003$3,753,51861.7%$1,694$6,087,542Revolution Studios
161First Sunday2,213Jan 11-13, 2008$17,714,82146.7%$8,004$37,931,869Screen Gems
162Case 392,211Oct 1-3, 2010$5,350,57040.3%$2,419$13,261,851Paramount Vantage
163Takers2,206Aug 27-29, 2010$20,512,30435.5%$9,298$57,744,720Screen Gems
164Reindeer Games2,204Feb 25-27, 2000$8,128,35634.8%$3,688$23,368,995Miramax
165The Cave2,195Aug 26-28, 2005$6,147,29441%$2,800$15,007,991Screen Gems
166Rounders2,176Sep 11-13, 1998$8,459,12636.9%$3,887$22,912,409Miramax
167No Good Deed2,175Sep 12-14, 2014$24,250,28346.2%$11,149$52,543,632Screen Gems
168Admission2,160Mar 22-24, 2013$6,154,98434.2%$2,849$18,007,317Focus Features
169Clerks II2,150Jul 21-23, 2006$10,061,13241.7%$4,679$24,148,068-
170Everybody's Fine2,133Dec 4-6, 2009$3,852,06841.8%$1,805$9,208,876Miramax
171Proud Mary2,125Jan 12-14, 2018$9,959,05347.7%$4,686$20,877,013Screen Gems
172The Birth of a Nation2,105Oct 7-9, 2016$7,004,25444.2%$3,327$15,861,566Fox Searchlight Pictures
173The Longshots2,089Aug 22-24, 2008$4,080,68735.4%$1,953$11,537,046-
174The Possession of Hannah Grace2,065Nov 30-Dec 2, 2018$6,401,74443.1%$3,100$14,837,422Screen Gems
175Black and Blue2,062Oct 25-27, 2019$8,376,84638%$4,062$22,055,313Screen Gems
176Harriet2,059Nov 1-3, 2019$11,676,72027.1%$5,671$43,082,155Focus Features
177Stomp the Yard2,051Jan 12-14, 2007$21,833,31235.6%$10,645$61,356,221Screen Gems
178Ghosts of Mars2,048Aug 24-26, 2001$3,804,45243.7%$1,857$8,709,640Screen Gems
179Soul Men2,044Nov 7-9, 2008$5,401,60544.7%$2,642$12,082,391-
180Baggage Claim2,027Sep 27-29, 2013$9,031,10241.9%$4,455$21,569,509Fox Searchlight Pictures
181The Soloist2,024Apr 24-26, 2009$9,716,45830.6%$4,800$31,720,158DreamWorks
182Think Like a Man2,015Apr 20-22, 2012$33,636,30336.7%$16,692$91,547,205Screen Gems
183The Switch2,012Aug 20-22, 2010$8,436,71330.4%$4,193$27,779,426Miramax
184Battle of the Year2,008Sep 20-22, 2013$4,603,17751.8%$2,292$8,888,355Screen Gems
185From Dusk Till Dawn2,004Jan 19-21, 1996$10,240,80539.6%$5,110$25,836,616Miramax
186Awake2,002Nov 30-Dec 2, 2007$5,856,87240.7%$2,925$14,377,198-
187Lucky Number Slevin1,984Apr 7-9, 2006$7,031,92131.3%$3,544$22,495,466-
188Boys and Girls1,983Jun 16-18, 2000$7,008,95032.2%$3,534$21,799,652Dimension Films
189Down to You1,971Jan 21-23, 2000$7,602,50737.9%$3,857$20,069,008Miramax
190Halloween: Resurrection1,954Jul 12-14, 2002$12,292,12140.5%$6,290$30,354,442Dimension Films
191You Got Served1,933Jan 30-Feb 1, 2004$16,123,10539.9%$8,340$40,363,810Screen Gems
192Bounce1,918Nov 17-19, 2000$11,423,71631%$5,956$36,805,288Miramax
193Armored1,915Dec 4-6, 2009$6,511,12840.7%$3,400$15,988,876Screen Gems
194A Thousand Words
2012 Re-release
1,890Mar 9-11, 2012$6,176,28033.5%$3,267$18,450,127DreamWorks
195Flags of Our Fathers1,876Oct 20-22, 2006$10,245,19030.5%$5,461$33,602,376DreamWorks
196Impostor1,870Jan 4-6, 2002$3,022,52348.1%$1,616$6,285,176Miramax
197Adventureland1,862Apr 3-5, 2009$5,722,03935.7%$3,073$16,044,025Miramax
198Phantoms1,859Jan 23-25, 1998$3,065,95154.5%$1,649$5,624,282Miramax
199541,859Aug 28-30, 1998$6,611,53239.5%$3,556$16,757,163Miramax
200This Christmas1,858Nov 23-25, 2007$17,958,18336.6%$9,665$49,121,934Screen Gems