> ALL TIME > OPENINGS UNDER 1,500 THEATERS

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BIGGEST OPENINGS AT LESS THAN 1,500 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 The Blair Witch Project Art. $29,207,381 20.8% 1,101 $26,528 $140,539,099 7/16/99
3 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
4 Fahrenheit 9/11 Lions $23,920,637 20.1% 868 $27,558 $119,194,771 6/23/04
5 Return of the Jedi Fox $23,019,618 9.1% 1,002 $22,973 $252,583,617 5/25/83
6 Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman Lions $21,905,089 43.3% 1,483 $14,770 $50,633,099 2/25/05
7 Rocky IV UA $19,991,537 15.6% 1,325 $15,087 $127,873,716 11/27/85
8 Paranormal Activity Par. $19,617,650 18.2% 760 $25,813 $107,918,810 9/25/09
9 Aladdin BV $19,289,073 8.9% 1,131 $17,054 $217,350,219 11/13/92
10 The Hunt for Red October Par. $17,161,835 14.1% 1,225 $14,009 $122,012,643 3/2/90
11 Home Alone Fox $17,081,997 6.0% 1,202 $14,211 $285,761,243 11/16/90
12 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Par. $16,881,888 15.4% 1,349 $12,514 $109,713,132 11/26/86
13 Dangerous Minds BV $14,931,503 17.6% 1,348 $11,076 $84,919,401 8/11/95
14 Next Friday NL $14,465,156 25.2% 1,103 $13,114 $57,328,603 1/12/00
15 Honey, I Shrunk the Kids BV $14,262,961 10.9% 1,371 $10,403 $130,724,172 6/23/89
16 Dreamgirls P/DW $14,100,050 13.6% 852 $16,549 $103,365,956 12/15/06
17 Sleeping with the Enemy Fox $13,777,943 13.6% 1,406 $9,799 $101,599,005 2/8/91
18 Three Men and a Little Lady BV $13,774,642 19.2% 1,281 $10,753 $71,609,321 11/21/90
19 Ghostbusters Col. $13,578,151 5.9% 1,339 $10,140 $229,242,989 6/8/84
20 Jaws 3-D Uni. $13,422,500 29.5% 1,300 $10,325 $45,517,055 7/22/83
21 Scrooged Par. $13,027,842 21.6% 1,262 $10,323 $60,328,558 11/23/88
22 The Karate Kid Part II Col. $12,652,336 11.0% 1,323 $9,563 $115,103,979 6/20/86
23 Nine Months Fox $12,522,240 18.0% 1,458 $8,588 $69,684,532 7/14/95
24 Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience BV $12,510,374 65.3% 1,271 $9,843 $19,162,740 2/27/09
25 Rocky III UA $12,431,486 10.0% 939 $13,239 $124,146,897 5/28/82
26 Ghost Par. $12,191,540 5.6% 1,101 $11,073 $217,631,306 7/13/90
27 Death Becomes Her Uni. $12,110,355 20.7% 1,409 $8,595 $58,422,650 7/31/92
28 Look Who's Talking TriS $12,107,784 8.6% 1,208 $10,023 $140,088,813 10/13/89
29 Sister Act BV $11,894,587 8.5% 1,430 $8,317 $139,605,150 5/29/92
30 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Uni. $11,874,268 17.0% 1,400 $8,481 $69,701,637 7/23/82
31 E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial Uni. $11,835,389 3.3% 1,103 $10,730 $359,197,037 6/11/82
32 Cocktail BV $11,789,466 15.1% 1,404 $8,397 $78,222,753 7/29/88
33 Good Morning, Vietnam BV $11,752,913 9.5% 785 $14,971 $123,922,370 12/25/87
34 Poetic Justice Col. $11,728,455 42.6% 1,273 $9,213 $27,515,786 7/23/93
35 Presumed Innocent WB $11,718,981 13.6% 1,349 $8,687 $86,303,188 7/27/90
36 Hugo Par. $11,364,505 15.4% 1,277 $8,899 $73,864,507 11/23/11
37 How Stella Got Her Groove Back Fox $11,318,919 30.1% 1,395 $8,113 $37,672,941 8/14/98
38 Pretty Woman BV $11,280,591 6.3% 1,325 $8,513 $178,406,268 3/23/90
39 Who Framed Roger Rabbit BV $11,226,239 7.2% 1,045 $10,742 $156,452,370 6/24/88
40 Soul Food Fox $11,197,897 25.6% 1,336 $8,381 $43,700,855 9/26/97
41 Twins Uni. $11,174,980 10.0% 1,396 $8,005 $111,938,388 12/9/88
42 Back to the Future Uni. $11,152,500 5.3% 1,420 $7,853 $210,609,762 7/3/85
43 Romeo + Juliet Fox $11,133,231 24.0% 1,276 $8,725 $46,351,345 11/1/96
44 The Original Kings of Comedy Par. $11,053,832 29.0% 847 $13,050 $38,182,790 8/18/00
45 Born on the Fourth of July Uni. $11,023,650 15.8% 1,310 $8,415 $70,001,698 12/22/89
46 The Last of the Mohicans Fox $10,976,661 14.5% 1,491 $7,361 $75,505,856 9/25/92
47 Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire LGF $10,881,772 22.9% 629 $17,300 $47,566,524 11/6/09
48 Brown Sugar FoxS $10,738,882 39.2% 1,372 $7,827 $27,363,891 10/11/02
49 Juno FoxS $10,634,576 7.4% 1,019 $10,436 $143,495,265 12/5/07
50 Dragnet Uni. $10,542,669 18.4% 1,337 $7,885 $57,387,516 6/26/87
51 Parenthood Uni. $10,506,450 10.5% 1,262 $8,325 $100,047,830 8/2/89
52 Breach Uni. $10,504,990 31.6% 1,489 $7,055 $33,231,264 2/16/07
53 Mystic River WB $10,445,547 11.6% 1,467 $7,120 $90,135,191 10/8/03
54 Three Men and a Baby BV $10,384,392 6.2% 1,006 $10,322 $167,780,960 11/25/87
55 The Brothers SGem $10,302,846 37.5% 1,378 $7,476 $27,457,409 3/23/01
56 Cape Fear Uni. $10,261,025 13.0% 924 $11,105 $79,091,969 11/15/91
57 Children of Men Uni. $10,197,775 28.7% 1,209 $8,434 $35,552,383 12/25/06
58 Misery Col. $10,076,834 16.4% 1,244 $8,100 $61,276,872 11/30/90
59 28 Days Later FoxS $10,061,858 22.3% 1,260 $7,985 $45,064,915 6/27/03
60 Aliens Fox $10,052,042 11.8% 1,437 $6,995 $85,160,248 7/18/86
61 The Prince of Tides Col. $10,035,412 13.4% 1,405 $7,142 $74,787,599 12/27/91
62 Flatliners Col. $10,034,685 16.3% 1,319 $7,607 $61,489,265 8/10/90
63 Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain LG/S $10,030,463 31.1% 876 $11,450 $32,244,051 7/3/13
64 Boyz N the Hood Col. $10,023,462 17.4% 829 $12,091 $57,504,069 7/12/91
65 The Untouchables Par. $10,023,094 13.1% 1,012 $9,904 $76,270,454 6/5/87
66 Sea of Love Uni. $10,017,840 17.1% 1,246 $8,040 $58,571,513 9/15/89
67 Malcolm X WB $9,871,125 20.5% 1,124 $8,782 $48,169,910 11/20/92
68 Under the Tuscan Sun BV $9,751,425 22.4% 1,226 $7,953 $43,610,723 9/26/03
69 Beauty and the Beast BV $9,624,149 6.6% 977 $9,850 $145,863,363 11/15/91
70 Conan the Barbarian Uni. $9,603,139 24.3% 1,395 $6,883 $39,565,475 5/14/82
71 Dances with Wolves Orion $9,491,623 5.2% 1,048 $9,056 $184,208,848 11/9/90
72 The War of the Roses Fox $9,488,794 10.9% 1,259 $7,536 $86,888,546 12/8/89
73 The Witches of Eastwick WB $9,454,238 14.8% 1,103 $8,571 $63,766,510 6/12/87
74 Friday the 13th Part III Par. $9,406,522 27.2% 1,079 $8,717 $34,581,519 8/13/82
75 Freedom Writers Par. $9,405,582 25.7% 1,360 $6,915 $36,605,602 1/5/07
76 Waist Deep Rog. $9,404,180 44.1% 1,004 $9,366 $21,344,312 6/23/06
77 Johnson Family Vacation FoxS $9,375,307 30.1% 1,317 $7,118 $31,203,964 4/7/04
78 The Exorcist III Fox $9,312,219 35.7% 1,288 $7,229 $26,098,824 8/17/90
79 Pulp Fiction Mira. $9,311,882 8.6% 1,338 $6,959 $107,928,762 10/14/94
80 A Thin Line Between Love and Hate NL $9,310,414 26.8% 1,131 $8,232 $34,767,836 4/5/96
81 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street P/DW $9,300,805 17.6% 1,249 $7,446 $52,898,073 12/21/07
82 Jackie Brown Mira. $9,292,248 23.4% 1,370 $6,783 $39,673,162 12/25/97
83 While You Were Sleeping BV $9,288,915 11.5% 1,421 $6,536 $81,057,016 4/21/95
84 Mr. Holland's Opus BV $9,257,334 11.2% 1,409 $6,570 $82,569,971 12/29/95
85 Malice Col. $9,232,650 19.9% 1,431 $6,451 $46,405,336 10/1/93
86 God's Not Dead Free $9,217,013 21.5% 780 $11,817 $42,847,143 3/21/14
87 What About Bob? BV $9,216,334 14.5% 1,463 $6,299 $63,707,829 5/17/91
88 Hard to Kill WB $9,213,631 19.4% 1,301 $7,081 $47,410,827 2/9/90
89 The Doors TriS $9,151,800 26.6% 840 $10,895 $34,416,893 3/1/91
90 Rookie of the Year Fox $9,122,714 17.0% 1,460 $6,248 $53,615,089 7/9/93
91 Courageous TriS $9,112,839 26.4% 1,161 $7,849 $34,522,221 9/30/11
92 Eddie Murphy Raw Par. $9,077,324 18.0% 1,391 $6,525 $50,504,655 12/18/87
93 The Best Man Uni. $9,031,660 26.5% 1,346 $6,710 $34,102,780 10/22/99
94 To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar Uni. $9,019,180 24.7% 1,294 $6,970 $36,474,193 9/8/95
95 The Hurricane Uni. $9,014,805 17.8% 1,454 $6,200 $50,699,241 12/29/99
96 Octopussy MGM $8,902,564 13.1% 1,311 $6,790 $67,893,619 6/10/83
97 A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors NL $8,880,555 19.8% 1,343 $6,612 $44,793,222 2/27/87
98 When Harry Met Sally... Col. $8,846,522 9.5% 775 $11,414 $92,823,546 7/14/89
99 Set It Off NL $8,812,105 24.2% 1,014 $8,690 $36,461,139 11/8/96
100 Falling Down WB $8,724,452 21.3% 1,220 $7,151 $40,903,593 2/26/93
101 Love Actually Uni. $8,698,030 14.6% 1,177 $7,390 $59,696,144 11/7/03
102 The Constant Gardener Focus $8,673,803 25.8% 1,346 $6,444 $33,579,797 8/31/05
103 Dogma Lions $8,669,945 28.3% 1,269 $6,832 $30,652,890 11/12/99
104 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon SPC $8,647,295 6.8% 693 $12,478 $128,078,872 12/8/00
105 Police Academy WB $8,570,007 10.6% 1,063 $8,062 $81,198,894 3/23/84
106 About a Boy Uni. $8,557,630 20.7% 1,207 $7,090 $41,385,278 5/17/02
107 The Grand Budapest Hotel FoxS $8,539,795 20.8% 977 $8,741 $41,009,492 3/7/14
108 About Schmidt NL $8,533,162 13.1% 816 $10,457 $65,016,287 12/13/02
109 The Wood Par. $8,515,223 34.0% 1,191 $7,149 $25,059,640 7/16/99
110 The Royal Tenenbaums BV $8,512,122 16.3% 751 $11,334 $52,364,010 12/14/01
111 Medicine Man BV $8,494,271 18.7% 1,304 $6,514 $45,500,797 2/7/92
112 Heat WB $8,445,656 12.5% 1,325 $6,374 $67,436,818 12/15/95
113 Black Swan FoxS $8,383,479 7.8% 959 $8,742 $106,954,678 12/3/10
114 Evita BV $8,381,055 16.8% 704 $11,904 $50,047,179 12/25/96
115 National Lampoon's Vacation WB $8,333,358 13.6% 1,175 $7,092 $61,399,552 7/29/83
116 I Am Sam NL $8,315,581 20.6% 1,268 $6,558 $40,311,852 12/28/01
117 Psycho II Uni. $8,310,244 23.9% 1,448 $5,739 $34,725,000 6/3/83
118 Awakenings Col. $8,306,532 15.9% 1,282 $6,479 $52,096,475 12/22/90
119 Willow MGM $8,300,169 14.5% 1,024 $8,105 $57,269,863 5/20/88
120 Chicago Mira. $8,238,709 4.8% 616 $13,374 $170,687,518 12/27/02
121 Big Fox $8,216,190 7.2% 1,132 $7,258 $114,968,774 6/3/88
122 The Other Boleyn Girl Sony $8,203,061 30.6% 1,166 $7,035 $26,814,957 2/29/08
123 Top Gun Par. $8,193,052 4.6% 1,028 $7,969 $176,781,728 5/16/86
124 American Beauty DW $8,188,587 6.3% 706 $11,598 $130,096,601 9/15/99
125 Platoon Orion $8,179,149 5.9% 856 $9,555 $138,530,565 12/19/86
126 The Exorcist Director's Cut WB $8,175,666 20.6% 664 $12,312 $39,671,011 9/22/00
127 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Focus $8,175,198 23.8% 1,353 $6,042 $34,400,301 3/19/04
128 Firefox WB $8,152,948 17.5% 881 $9,254 $46,708,276 6/18/82
129 Instructions Not Included LGF $8,149,289 18.3% 717 $11,366 $44,467,206 8/30/13
130 Love & Basketball NL $8,139,180 29.6% 1,237 $6,579 $27,459,615 4/21/00
131 Hocus Pocus BV $8,125,471 20.6% 1,430 $5,682 $39,514,713 7/16/93
132 Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood Mira. $8,112,884 40.3% 1,010 $8,032 $20,109,115 1/12/96
133 Showgirls MGM $8,112,627 39.9% 1,388 $5,844 $20,350,754 9/22/95
134 Sommersby WB $8,104,624 16.2% 1,432 $5,659 $50,081,992 2/5/93
135 A History of Violence NL $8,103,077 25.7% 1,340 $6,047 $31,504,633 9/23/05
136 Heartbreak Ridge WB $8,100,840 19.0% 1,470 $5,510 $42,724,017 12/5/86
138 Arachnophobia BV $8,045,760 15.1% 1,479 $5,440 $53,208,180 7/20/90
137 Fletch Lives Uni. $8,045,760 22.9% 1,479 $5,440 $35,150,960 3/17/89
139 Legal Eagles Uni. $8,043,360 16.1% 1,248 $6,445 $49,851,591 6/20/86
140 Crocodile Dundee Par. $8,038,855 4.6% 879 $9,145 $174,803,506 9/26/86
141 Beetlejuice WB $8,030,897 10.9% 1,000 $8,030 $73,707,461 4/1/88
142 Hustle and Flow ParC $8,017,808 36.1% 1,013 $7,914 $22,202,809 7/22/05
143 One Hour Photo FoxS $8,006,660 25.3% 1,212 $6,606 $31,597,131 8/21/02
144 Snatch SGem $8,005,163 26.4% 1,444 $5,543 $30,328,156 12/8/00
145 A Low Down Dirty Shame BV $7,970,574 27.1% 1,379 $5,780 $29,392,418 11/25/94
146 Dead Presidents BV $7,943,778 32.9% 1,081 $7,348 $24,147,179 10/6/95
147 Cocoon Fox $7,936,427 10.4% 1,140 $6,961 $76,113,124 6/21/85
148 Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise Fox $7,900,879 26.3% 1,351 $5,848 $30,063,289 7/10/87
149 Best Defense Par. $7,872,297 40.9% 1,425 $5,524 $19,265,302 7/20/84
150 Postcards from the Edge Col. $7,871,856 20.2% 1,013 $7,770 $39,071,603 9/14/90
151 Free Willy WB $7,868,829 10.1% 1,476 $5,331 $77,698,625 7/16/93
152 Intersection Par. $7,818,502 36.6% 1,300 $6,014 $21,355,893 1/21/94
153 Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip Col. $7,780,693 21.4% 1,277 $6,092 $36,299,720 3/12/82
154 No Country for Old Men Mira. $7,776,773 10.5% 860 $9,042 $74,283,625 11/9/07
155 The Secret of My Success Uni. $7,766,452 11.6% 1,336 $5,813 $66,995,879 4/10/87
156 Purple Rain WB $7,766,201 11.4% 917 $8,469 $68,392,977 7/27/84
157 The Lawnmower Man NL $7,751,971 24.2% 1,276 $6,075 $32,100,816 3/6/92
158 Two Can Play That Game SGem $7,720,942 34.7% 1,297 $5,952 $22,235,901 9/7/01
159 Commando Fox $7,700,015 21.9% 1,495 $5,150 $35,100,000 10/4/85
160 The Hand That Rocks the Cradle BV $7,675,016 8.7% 766 $10,019 $88,036,683 1/10/92
161 Porky's Fox $7,623,988 7.2% 1,148 $6,641 $105,492,483 3/19/82
162 He Got Game BV $7,610,663 35.3% 1,319 $5,770 $21,567,853 5/1/98
163 Fatal Attraction Par. $7,602,740 4.9% 758 $10,030 $156,645,693 9/18/87
164 Munich Uni. $7,566,075 16.0% 1,485 $5,095 $47,403,685 12/23/05
165 Kingdom Come FoxS $7,562,284 32.5% 1,111 $6,806 $23,249,649 4/11/01
166 Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday NL $7,552,190 47.4% 1,355 $5,573 $15,935,068 8/13/93
167 My Baby's Daddy Mira. $7,548,819 42.7% 1,447 $5,216 $17,669,317 1/9/04
168 Dead Poets Society BV $7,540,464 7.9% 687 $10,975 $95,860,116 6/2/89
169 Blind Date TriS $7,531,273 19.2% 1,251 $6,020 $39,321,715 3/27/87
170 The Land Before Time Uni. $7,526,025 15.7% 1,395 $5,395 $48,092,846 11/18/88
171 The Gospel SGem $7,523,571 47.7% 969 $7,764 $15,778,152 10/7/05
172 Jacob's Ladder TriS $7,500,760 28.7% 1,052 $7,130 $26,118,851 11/2/90
173 My Cousin Vinny Fox $7,416,751 14.0% 1,227 $6,044 $52,929,168 3/13/92
174 2010 MGM $7,393,361 18.3% 1,126 $6,566 $40,400,657 12/7/84
175 Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat Par. $7,374,049 38.4% 752 $9,805 $19,184,820 8/2/02
176 Trading Places Par. $7,348,200 8.1% 1,375 $5,344 $90,404,800 6/10/83
177 Country Strong SGem $7,326,165 36.2% 1,424 $5,145 $20,218,921 12/22/10
178 Throw Momma From the Train Orion $7,318,878 12.6% 1,477 $4,955 $57,915,972 12/11/87
179 Dave WB $7,306,755 11.6% 1,155 $6,326 $63,270,710 5/7/93
180 Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome WB $7,283,714 20.1% 1,474 $4,941 $36,230,219 7/12/85
181 Bambi (Re-issue) (1988) BV $7,216,741 18.5% 1,483 $4,866 $39,047,150 7/15/88
182 Like Father, Like Son TriS $7,189,452 20.9% 1,167 $6,160 $34,377,585 10/2/87
183 Gung Ho Par. $7,170,830 19.6% 1,150 $6,235 $36,611,610 3/14/86
184 August: Osage County Wein. $7,158,265 19.0% 905 $7,910 $37,722,352 12/27/13
185 Pride and Prejudice Focus $7,158,119 18.6% 1,299 $5,510 $38,405,088 11/11/05
186 Nurse Betty USA $7,145,950 28.4% 1,459 $4,897 $25,170,054 9/8/00
187 Die Hard Fox $7,105,514 8.6% 1,276 $5,568 $83,008,852 7/15/88
188 How High Uni. $7,102,260 22.8% 1,266 $5,610 $31,178,740 12/21/01
189 Lionheart Uni. $7,094,552 29.5% 1,462 $4,852 $24,078,196 1/11/91
190 Biloxi Blues Uni. $7,093,325 16.4% 1,239 $5,725 $43,184,798 3/25/88
191 The Fisher King TriS $7,067,908 16.9% 1,214 $5,822 $41,895,491 9/20/91
192 Steel Magnolias TriS $7,053,867 8.4% 720 $9,797 $83,759,091 11/17/89
193 Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone Col. $7,053,016 42.8% 1,338 $5,271 $16,478,265 5/20/83
194 Cool Runnings BV $7,046,648 10.2% 1,387 $5,080 $68,856,263 10/1/93
195 New Jack City WB $7,039,622 14.8% 862 $8,166 $47,624,353 3/8/91
196 Fletch Uni. $7,022,970 13.9% 1,225 $5,733 $50,612,888 5/31/85
197 Young Guns Fox $7,011,393 15.4% 1,387 $5,055 $45,661,556 8/12/88
198 Planes, Trains and Automobiles Par. $7,009,482 14.2% 1,118 $6,269 $49,530,280 11/25/87
199 The Fly Fox $7,007,423 17.3% 1,195 $5,863 $40,456,565 8/15/86
200 Rain Man MGM $7,005,719 4.1% 1,248 $5,613 $172,825,435 12/16/88

* 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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