> ALL TIME > OPENINGS UNDER 1,000 THEATERS

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BIGGEST OPENINGS AT LESS THAN 1,000 THEATERS
(1982-Present)


Note: This chart only shows the top 200 movies, regardless of sorting.
RankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening*% of TotalTheaters / Avg.Total Gross^Release
1 Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour BV $31,117,834 47.7% 683 $45,561 $65,281,781 2/1/08
2 Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan Fox $26,455,463 20.6% 837 $31,607 $128,505,958 11/3/06
3 Fahrenheit 9/11 Lions $23,920,637 20.1% 868 $27,558 $119,194,771 6/23/04
4 Paranormal Activity Par. $19,617,650 18.2% 760 $25,813 $107,918,810 9/25/09
5 Dreamgirls P/DW $14,100,050 13.6% 852 $16,549 $103,365,956 12/15/06
6 Rocky III UA $12,431,486 10.0% 939 $13,239 $124,146,897 5/28/82
7 Good Morning, Vietnam BV $11,752,913 9.5% 785 $14,971 $123,922,370 12/25/87
8 The Original Kings of Comedy Par. $11,053,832 29.0% 847 $13,050 $38,182,790 8/18/00
9 Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire LGF $10,881,772 22.9% 629 $17,300 $47,566,524 11/6/09
10 Cape Fear Uni. $10,261,025 13.0% 924 $11,105 $79,091,969 11/15/91
11 Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain LG/S $10,030,463 31.1% 876 $11,450 $32,244,051 7/3/13
12 Boyz N the Hood Col. $10,023,462 17.4% 829 $12,091 $57,504,069 7/12/91
13 Beauty and the Beast BV $9,624,149 6.6% 977 $9,850 $145,863,363 11/15/91
14 God's Not Dead Free $9,217,013 21.5% 780 $11,817 $42,847,143 3/21/14
15 The Doors TriS $9,151,800 26.6% 840 $10,895 $34,416,893 3/1/91
16 When Harry Met Sally... Col. $8,846,522 9.5% 775 $11,414 $92,823,546 7/14/89
17 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon SPC $8,647,295 6.8% 693 $12,478 $128,078,872 12/8/00
18 The Grand Budapest Hotel FoxS $8,539,795 20.8% 977 $8,741 $41,009,492 3/7/14
19 About Schmidt NL $8,533,162 13.1% 816 $10,457 $65,016,287 12/13/02
20 The Royal Tenenbaums BV $8,512,122 16.3% 751 $11,334 $52,364,010 12/14/01
21 Black Swan FoxS $8,383,479 7.8% 959 $8,742 $106,954,678 12/3/10
22 Evita BV $8,381,055 16.8% 704 $11,904 $50,047,179 12/25/96
23 Chicago Mira. $8,238,709 4.8% 616 $13,374 $170,687,518 12/27/02
24 American Beauty DW $8,188,587 6.3% 706 $11,598 $130,096,601 9/15/99
25 Platoon Orion $8,179,149 5.9% 856 $9,555 $138,530,565 12/19/86
26 The Exorcist Director's Cut WB $8,175,666 20.6% 664 $12,312 $39,671,011 9/22/00
27 Firefox WB $8,152,948 17.5% 881 $9,254 $46,708,276 6/18/82
28 Instructions Not Included LGF $8,149,289 18.3% 717 $11,366 $44,467,206 8/30/13
29 Crocodile Dundee Par. $8,038,855 4.6% 879 $9,145 $174,803,506 9/26/86
30 No Country for Old Men Mira. $7,776,773 10.5% 860 $9,042 $74,283,625 11/9/07
31 Purple Rain WB $7,766,201 11.4% 917 $8,469 $68,392,977 7/27/84
32 The Hand That Rocks the Cradle BV $7,675,016 8.7% 766 $10,019 $88,036,683 1/10/92
33 Fatal Attraction Par. $7,602,740 4.9% 758 $10,030 $156,645,693 9/18/87
34 Dead Poets Society BV $7,540,464 7.9% 687 $10,975 $95,860,116 6/2/89
35 The Gospel SGem $7,523,571 47.7% 969 $7,764 $15,778,152 10/7/05
36 Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat Par. $7,374,049 38.4% 752 $9,805 $19,184,820 8/2/02
37 August: Osage County Wein. $7,158,265 19.0% 905 $7,910 $37,722,352 12/27/13
38 Steel Magnolias TriS $7,053,867 8.4% 720 $9,797 $83,759,091 11/17/89
39 New Jack City WB $7,039,622 14.8% 862 $8,166 $47,624,353 3/8/91
40 Poltergeist MGM $6,896,612 9.0% 890 $7,749 $76,606,280 6/4/82
41 Fireproof Gold. $6,836,036 20.4% 839 $8,148 $33,456,317 9/26/08
42 First Blood Orion $6,642,005 14.1% 901 $7,371 $47,212,904 10/22/82
43 Friday NL $6,589,341 24.0% 865 $7,617 $27,467,564 4/28/95
44 Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan WB $6,517,732 14.2% 753 $8,655 $45,858,563 3/30/84
45 The Color of Money BV $6,357,877 12.2% 635 $10,012 $52,293,982 10/17/86
46 Empire Uni. $6,281,415 35.7% 867 $7,245 $17,600,423 12/6/02
47 To Die For Sony $6,231,540 29.3% 928 $6,715 $21,284,514 9/29/95
48 WarGames MGM $6,227,804 7.8% 843 $7,387 $79,567,667 6/3/83
49 Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie Art. $6,201,345 24.2% 940 $6,597 $25,581,229 10/4/02
50 The Illusionist YFG $6,189,133 15.5% 971 $6,373 $39,868,642 8/18/06
51 Splash BV $6,174,059 8.8% 829 $7,447 $69,821,334 3/9/84
52 Regarding Henry Par. $6,146,782 14.3% 800 $7,683 $43,001,500 7/12/91
53 Mask Uni. $6,121,129 12.7% 800 $7,651 $48,230,162 3/8/85
54 The Accidental Tourist WB $6,118,618 18.8% 863 $7,089 $32,632,093 12/23/88
55 Full Metal Jacket WB $6,079,963 13.1% 881 $6,901 $46,357,676 6/26/87
56 Mortal Thoughts Col. $6,068,524 32.3% 963 $6,301 $18,784,957 4/19/91
57 Pretty in Pink Par. $6,065,870 15.0% 827 $7,334 $40,471,663 2/28/86
58 The Little Mermaid BV $6,031,914 7.2% 994 $6,068 $84,355,863 11/17/89
59 Dune Uni. $6,025,091 19.5% 915 $6,584 $30,925,690 12/14/84
60 Hot Fuzz Rog. $5,848,464 24.7% 825 $7,089 $23,637,265 4/20/07
61 Midnight in Paris SPC $5,830,723 10.3% 944 $6,177 $56,817,045 5/20/11
62 Brokeback Mountain Focus $5,805,082 7.0% 683 $8,499 $83,043,761 12/9/05
63 Heartburn Par. $5,783,079 22.9% 843 $6,860 $25,314,189 7/25/86
64 Idlewild Uni. $5,745,780 45.7% 973 $5,905 $12,571,185 8/25/06
65 Down and Out in Beverly Hills BV $5,726,495 9.2% 806 $7,104 $62,134,225 1/31/86
66 Sugar Hill Fox $5,712,485 31.3% 845 $6,760 $18,225,518 2/25/94
67 Driving Miss Daisy WB $5,705,721 5.4% 895 $6,375 $106,593,296 12/15/89
68 Santa Claus: The Movie TriS $5,647,160 23.8% 970 $5,821 $23,717,291 11/27/85
69 Some Kind of Hero Par. $5,631,293 23.8% 975 $5,775 $23,671,186 4/2/82
70 Little Miss Sunshine FoxS $5,610,845 9.4% 691 $8,119 $59,891,098 7/26/06
71 Cocoon: The Return Fox $5,568,143 29.4% 986 $5,647 $18,924,919 11/23/88
72 Tootsie Col. $5,540,470 3.1% 943 $5,875 $177,200,000 12/17/82
73 My Life Col. $5,536,098 19.9% 800 $6,920 $27,804,899 11/12/93
74 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Focus $5,478,521 22.7% 809 $6,772 $24,149,393 12/9/11
75 Broadcast News Fox $5,449,920 10.6% 677 $8,050 $51,249,404 12/18/87
76 Field of Dreams Uni. $5,424,810 8.4% 633 $8,570 $64,431,625 4/21/89
77 The Iron Lady Wein. $5,412,934 18.0% 802 $6,749 $30,017,992 12/30/11
78 Marie Antoinette Sony $5,361,050 33.6% 859 $6,241 $15,962,471 10/20/06
79 Jungle Fever Uni. $5,332,860 16.4% 636 $8,385 $32,482,682 6/7/91
80 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
81 Not Easily Broken SGem $5,314,278 50.3% 724 $7,340 $10,572,742 1/9/09
82 Posse Gram. $5,311,902 29.0% 949 $5,597 $18,289,763 5/14/93
83 Highlander 2: The Quickening Istr $5,280,490 33.9% 960 $5,500 $15,556,340 11/1/91
84 Fried Green Tomatoes Uni. $5,235,940 6.4% 673 $7,780 $82,418,501 12/27/91
85 Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil WB $5,233,658 20.9% 824 $6,351 $25,105,255 11/21/97
86 L.A. Confidential WB $5,211,198 8.1% 769 $6,776 $64,616,940 9/19/97
87 The Crying Game Mira. $5,210,415 8.3% 735 $7,089 $62,548,947 11/27/92
88 Amistad DW $5,176,006 11.7% 712 $7,270 $44,229,441 12/10/97
89 Stakeout BV $5,170,403 7.9% 951 $5,436 $65,673,233 8/7/87
90 Beaches BV $5,160,258 9.1% 706 $7,309 $57,041,866 12/23/88
91 Jason's Lyric Gram. $5,122,600 24.6% 804 $6,371 $20,851,521 9/30/94
92 Romancing the Stone Fox $5,105,741 6.7% 823 $6,203 $76,572,238 3/30/84
93 The Natural TriS $5,088,381 10.6% 989 $5,144 $47,951,979 5/11/84
94 The Morning After Fox $5,069,926 20.2% 955 $5,308 $25,147,055 12/26/86
95 Moonstruck MGM $5,069,508 6.3% 635 $7,983 $80,640,528 12/18/87
96 The Outsiders WB $5,068,165 19.7% 829 $6,113 $25,697,647 3/25/83
97 Internal Affairs Par. $5,043,516 18.2% 975 $5,172 $27,734,391 1/12/90
98 Lean on Me WB $5,032,605 15.8% 894 $5,629 $31,906,454 3/3/89
99 The Karate Kid Col. $5,031,753 5.5% 931 $5,404 $90,815,558 6/22/84
100 An Officer and a Gentleman Par. $5,019,863 3.9% 719 $6,981 $129,795,554 7/30/82
101 Moonrise Kingdom Focus $4,926,837 10.8% 854 $5,769 $45,512,466 5/25/12
102 There Will Be Blood ParV $4,869,383 12.1% 885 $5,502 $40,222,514 12/26/07
103 For Keeps TriS $4,839,790 27.6% 922 $5,249 $17,514,553 1/15/88
104 A Fish Called Wanda MGM $4,801,140 7.7% 616 $7,794 $62,493,712 7/15/88
105 Boogie Nights NL $4,681,934 17.7% 907 $5,162 $26,400,640 10/10/97
106 The Dark Crystal Uni. $4,657,335 11.5% 858 $5,428 $40,577,001 12/17/82
107 The Doctor BV $4,642,442 12.2% 801 $5,795 $38,120,905 7/26/91
108 Schindler's List Uni. $4,637,480 4.8% 764 $6,070 $96,065,768 12/15/93
109 Tupac: Resurrection Par. $4,632,847 60.0% 801 $5,783 $7,718,961 11/14/03
110 Scarface (1983) Uni. $4,597,536 10.3% 996 $4,616 $44,668,798 12/9/83
111 Roxanne Col. $4,582,398 11.4% 847 $5,410 $40,050,884 6/19/87
112 A Prairie Home Companion PicH $4,566,293 22.5% 760 $6,008 $20,342,852 6/9/06
113 Tough Guys BV $4,565,342 21.3% 856 $5,333 $21,458,229 10/3/86
114 Class Orion $4,553,233 21.0% 839 $5,426 $21,667,789 7/22/83
115 White Nights Col. $4,549,095 10.8% 891 $5,105 $42,160,849 11/22/85
116 Pee-Wee's Big Adventure WB $4,545,847 11.1% 829 $5,483 $40,940,662 8/9/85
117 Witness Par. $4,539,990 6.6% 876 $5,182 $68,706,993 2/8/85
118 Who's the Man? NL $4,533,392 40.1% 954 $4,751 $11,299,730 4/23/93
119 Pan's Labyrinth PicH $4,502,243 12.0% 609 $7,392 $37,634,615 12/29/06
120 The King's Speech Wein. $4,484,352 3.3% 700 $6,406 $135,453,143 11/26/10
121 The Cutting Edge MGM $4,478,919 17.8% 775 $5,779 $25,105,517 3/27/92
122 Black Mask Art. $4,449,692 35.6% 979 $4,545 $12,504,289 5/14/99
123 Capitalism: A Love Story Over. $4,447,378 31.0% 962 $4,623 $14,363,397 9/23/09
124 Calendar Girls BV $4,437,082 14.3% 745 $5,955 $31,041,759 12/19/03
125 The Lord of the Flies Col. $4,410,457 31.5% 888 $4,966 $13,985,225 3/16/90
126 Revenge of the Nerds Fox $4,391,174 10.7% 958 $4,583 $40,874,452 7/20/84
127 The Master Wein. $4,391,092 26.8% 788 $5,572 $16,377,274 9/14/12
128 Mo' Better Blues Uni. $4,387,360 27.2% 544 $8,065 $16,153,593 8/3/90
129 March of the Penguins WIP $4,382,340 5.7% 695 $6,305 $77,437,223 6/24/05
130 Used People Fox $4,381,753 24.4% 876 $5,002 $17,957,265 12/18/92
131 The Descendants FoxS $4,380,138 5.3% 876 $5,000 $82,584,160 11/16/11
132 48 HRS. Par. $4,369,868 5.5% 850 $5,141 $78,868,508 12/10/82
133 The Neverending Story WB $4,325,823 21.5% 950 $4,553 $20,158,808 7/20/84
134 Deceived BV $4,316,719 15.0% 969 $4,454 $28,738,096 9/27/91
135 The Accused Par. $4,316,369 13.5% 796 $5,422 $32,078,318 10/14/88
136 Slumdog Millionaire FoxS $4,301,870 3.0% 614 $7,006 $141,319,928 11/12/08
137 Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid Uni. $4,289,601 23.6% 882 $4,863 $18,196,170 5/21/82
138 Mr. Mom Fox $4,279,384 6.6% 734 $5,830 $64,783,827 7/22/83
139 Risky Business WB $4,275,327 6.7% 670 $6,381 $63,541,777 8/5/83
140 No Way Out Orion $4,259,460 12.0% 806 $5,284 $35,509,515 8/14/87
141 A River Runs Through It Col. $4,254,015 9.8% 795 $5,350 $43,440,294 10/9/92
142 Terms of Endearment Par. $4,245,520 3.9% 945 $4,492 $108,423,489 11/23/83
143 Prizzi's Honor Fox $4,234,537 15.9% 719 $5,889 $26,657,534 6/14/85
144 Shakespeare in Love Mira. $4,224,426 4.2% 632 $6,684 $100,317,794 12/11/98
145 Atonement Focus $4,221,866 8.3% 950 $4,444 $50,927,067 12/7/07
146 In Too Deep Mira. $4,220,297 30.1% 667 $6,327 $14,011,454 8/27/99
147 Agnes of God Col. $4,210,065 16.4% 608 $6,924 $25,627,836 9/13/85
148 Class Action Fox $4,207,923 17.3% 778 $5,408 $24,277,858 3/15/91
149 Def Jam's How to Be a Player Gram. $4,206,656 30.0% 751 $5,601 $14,009,368 8/8/97
150 Young Doctors in Love Fox $4,206,265 13.7% 709 $5,932 $30,688,860 7/16/82
151 Lost in Translation Focus $4,163,333 9.3% 864 $4,818 $44,585,453 9/12/03
152 Four Weddings and a Funeral Gram. $4,162,489 7.9% 721 $5,773 $52,700,832 3/11/94
153 The Age of Innocence Col. $4,159,209 12.9% 728 $5,713 $32,255,440 9/17/93
154 Once Around Uni. $4,136,125 27.9% 725 $5,705 $14,851,083 1/18/91
155 Kickboxer Can. $4,134,098 28.1% 973 $4,248 $14,697,005 9/8/89
156 One Night with the King 8X $4,120,497 30.8% 909 $4,533 $13,395,961 10/13/06
157 Wall Street Fox $4,104,611 9.4% 730 $5,622 $43,848,069 12/11/87
158 The Sword and the Sorcerer Gr1 $4,100,886 10.5% 660 $6,213 $39,103,425 4/23/82
159 Year of the Dragon MGM $4,093,079 21.9% 982 $4,168 $18,707,466 8/16/85
160 Silver Linings Playbook Wein. $4,079,314 3.1% 745 $5,476 $132,092,958 11/16/12
161 Amazing Grace IDP $4,054,542 19.1% 791 $5,125 $21,250,683 2/23/07
162 Billy Bathgate BV $4,051,590 26.0% 912 $4,442 $15,565,363 11/1/91
163 Green Card BV $4,050,705 13.6% 703 $5,762 $29,888,235 12/25/90
164 Be Kind, Rewind NL $4,050,655 36.3% 808 $5,013 $11,175,164 2/22/08
165 Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend BV $4,035,147 27.0% 916 $4,405 $14,972,297 3/22/85
166 The New World NL $4,029,715 31.7% 811 $4,968 $12,712,093 12/25/05
167 The Man Without a Face WB $4,026,775 16.3% 865 $4,655 $24,760,338 8/27/93
168 Oliver & Company BV $4,022,752 7.6% 952 $4,225 $53,279,055 11/18/88
169 Avatar: Special Edition Fox $4,007,750 37.3% 812 $4,936 $10,741,486 8/27/10
170 Tin Men BV $4,006,579 15.8% 684 $5,857 $25,411,386 3/6/87
171 The Phantom of the Opera WB $4,001,890 7.8% 622 $6,433 $51,268,815 12/22/04
172 The Empire Strikes Back (Re-issue) Fox $3,949,478 29.8% 992 $3,981 $13,276,241 11/19/82
173 Love Jones NL $3,908,725 31.3% 820 $4,766 $12,479,335 3/14/97
174 Amelia FoxS $3,904,047 27.4% 820 $4,761 $14,245,415 10/23/09
175 Dirty Dancing Vest $3,900,000 6.2% 975 $4,000 $63,446,382 8/21/87
176 Small Time Crooks DW $3,880,723 22.5% 865 $4,486 $17,266,359 5/19/00
177 Quigley Down Under MGM $3,853,149 18.0% 996 $3,868 $21,413,105 10/19/90
178 The Emperor's Club Uni. $3,846,780 27.3% 809 $4,754 $14,118,751 11/22/02
179 She's Having a Baby Par. $3,827,520 23.9% 925 $4,137 $16,031,707 2/5/88
180 Across the Universe SonR $3,824,988 15.7% 954 $4,009 $24,343,673 9/14/07
181 Stand by Me Col. $3,812,093 7.3% 745 $5,116 $52,287,414 8/8/86
182 Corrina, Corrina NL $3,811,258 18.9% 698 $5,460 $20,164,171 8/12/94
183 Unfaithfully Yours (1984) Fox $3,774,126 18.9% 820 $4,602 $19,928,200 2/10/84
184 Against All Odds Col. $3,766,128 17.4% 976 $3,858 $21,689,062 3/2/84
185 Vicky Cristina Barcelona MGM/W $3,755,575 16.2% 692 $5,427 $23,216,709 8/15/08
186 D.O.A. BV $3,751,432 29.5% 875 $4,287 $12,706,478 3/18/88
187 Simon Birch BV $3,744,801 20.5% 896 $4,179 $18,253,415 9/11/98
188 (500) Days of Summer FoxS $3,739,702 11.6% 817 $4,577 $32,391,374 7/17/09
189 Above the Rim NL $3,738,800 23.1% 836 $4,472 $16,192,320 3/25/94
190 Closer Sony $3,735,153 11.0% 622 $6,005 $33,987,757 12/3/04
191 Circle of Friends Sav. $3,733,055 16.0% 788 $4,737 $23,389,975 3/17/95
192 Tucker: The Man and His Dream Par. $3,709,562 18.9% 720 $5,152 $19,652,638 8/12/88
193 Angel Heart TriS $3,688,721 21.5% 815 $4,526 $17,185,632 3/6/87
194 3 Strikes MGM $3,684,704 37.5% 678 $5,434 $9,832,166 3/3/00
195 The Bear TriS $3,676,530 11.6% 858 $4,285 $31,753,898 10/27/89
196 Philomena Wein. $3,676,001 9.8% 835 $4,402 $37,599,693 11/22/13
197 Chances Are TriS $3,664,386 22.5% 837 $4,378 $16,278,590 3/10/89
198 The Big Chill Col. $3,662,152 6.5% 722 $5,072 $56,342,711 9/30/83
199 Little Shop of Horrors WB $3,659,884 9.5% 866 $4,226 $38,748,395 12/19/86
200 She's Out of Control Col. $3,653,142 30.3% 987 $3,701 $12,065,892 4/14/89

* 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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