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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
1 142 The Lion King BV $1,586,753 0.5% 2 $793,377 $312,855,561 6/15/94
2 40 Pocahontas BV $2,689,714 1.9% 6 $448,285 $141,579,773 6/16/95
3 103 Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire LGF $1,872,458 3.9% 18 $104,025 $47,566,524 11/6/09
4 172 Black Swan FoxS $1,443,809 1.4% 18 $80,212 $106,954,678 12/3/10
5 157 The Blair Witch Project Art. $1,512,054 1.1% 27 $56,002 $140,539,099 7/16/99
6 62 Fantasia 2000 (35mm & IMAX) BV $2,290,525 3.8% 54 $42,417 $60,655,420 1/1/00
7 166 Milk Focus $1,453,844 4.6% 36 $40,385 $31,841,299 11/26/08
8 43 Beauty and the Beast (IMAX) BV $2,589,334 10.2% 68 $38,078 $25,487,190 1/1/02
9 1 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Par. $12,785,204 6.1% 425 $30,083 $209,397,903 12/16/11
10 58 The Age of Innocence Col. $2,317,289 7.2% 83 $27,919 $32,255,440 9/17/93
11 110 The Lion King (IMAX) BV $1,825,849 11.6% 66 $27,664 $15,686,215 12/27/02
12 83 Chicago Mira. $2,074,929 1.2% 77 $26,947 $170,687,518 12/27/02
13 173 Attack of the Clones: The IMAX Experience (IMAX) Fox $1,435,259 16.9% 58 $24,745 $8,485,488 11/1/02
14 3 Instructions Not Included LGF $7,846,426 17.7% 348 $22,547 $44,467,206 8/30/13
15 167 NASCAR 3D: The IMAX Experience (IMAX) WB $1,452,639 6.7% 68 $21,362 $21,583,831 3/12/04
16 187 Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna Yash $1,351,786 41.3% 64 $21,121 $3,275,444 8/11/06
17 25 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
18 100 Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain Code $1,908,420 24.8% 98 $19,474 $7,706,436 9/9/11
19 59 Almost Famous DW $2,314,646 7.1% 131 $17,669 $32,534,850 9/15/00
20 2 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Uni. $8,684,055 21.6% 530 $16,385 $40,226,215 11/12/04
21 152 The Remains of the Day Col. $1,528,982 6.6% 94 $16,265 $23,237,911 11/5/93
22 98 My Name is Khan FoxS $1,944,027 48.4% 120 $16,200 $4,018,771 2/12/10
23 4 Closer Sony $7,707,972 22.7% 476 $16,193 $33,987,757 12/3/04
24 80 A Mighty Wind WB $2,112,140 11.9% 133 $15,880 $17,781,006 4/16/03
25 113 Om Shanti Om Eros $1,764,131 49.0% 114 $15,474 $3,597,372 11/9/07
26 9 Pitch Perfect Uni. $5,149,433 7.9% 335 $15,371 $65,001,093 9/28/12
27 87 Rob Roy MGM $2,023,272 6.4% 133 $15,212 $31,596,911 4/7/95
28 180 Ghosts of the Abyss (IMAX & 35mm) BV $1,408,474 8.3% 97 $14,520 $17,040,871 4/11/03
29 20 Dhoom 3 Yash $3,423,508 42.6% 239 $14,324 $8,031,955 12/20/13
30 13 Amistad DW $4,573,523 10.3% 322 $14,203 $44,229,441 12/10/97
31 131 3 Idiots Relbig. $1,645,502 25.2% 119 $13,828 $6,532,874 12/23/09
32 161 The Road W/Dim. $1,502,231 18.5% 111 $13,534 $8,117,000 11/25/09
33 17 Terms of Endearment Par. $3,498,813 3.2% 260 $13,456 $108,423,489 11/23/83
34 37 Pride and Prejudice Focus $2,865,017 7.5% 215 $13,325 $38,405,088 11/11/05
35 200 Jodhaa Akbar UTV $1,300,000 37.8% 100 $13,000 $3,440,718 2/15/08
36 5 Love Actually Uni. $6,886,080 11.5% 576 $11,955 $59,696,144 11/7/03
37 154 Radio Days Orion $1,522,423 10.3% 128 $11,893 $14,792,779 1/30/87
38 68 Chennai Express UTV $2,220,497 41.8% 196 $11,329 $5,307,960 8/8/13
39 7 Steel Magnolias TriS $5,425,440 6.5% 480 $11,303 $83,759,091 11/17/89
40 10 Colors Orion $4,747,118 10.2% 422 $11,249 $46,616,067 4/15/88
41 174 Bon Cop, Bad Cop All. $1,433,259 11.3% 133 $10,776 $12,665,721 8/4/06
42 128 Don 2 Relbig. $1,673,921 45.5% 157 $10,662 $3,680,306 12/22/11
43 38 Under the Same Moon Wein. $2,769,655 22.0% 266 $10,412 $12,590,147 3/19/08
44 69 Full Metal Jacket WB $2,217,307 4.8% 215 $10,313 $46,357,676 6/26/87
45 92 Arbitrage RAtt. $2,002,165 25.3% 197 $10,163 $7,919,574 9/14/12
46 125 Day of the Dead UFD $1,700,000 34.0% 168 $10,119 $5,000,000 7/19/85
47 16 Do the Right Thing Uni. $3,563,535 12.9% 353 $10,095 $27,545,445 6/30/89
48 6 The Players Club NL $5,894,607 25.6% 593 $9,940 $23,047,939 4/10/98
49 150 Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Eros $1,568,677 41.0% 161 $9,743 $3,827,466 5/31/13
50 75 Quest for Fire Fox $2,171,303 10.4% 223 $9,736 $20,959,585 2/12/82
51 27 The Wizard of Oz (3D/IMAX) WB $3,093,998 54.9% 318 $9,730 $5,633,202 9/20/13
52 23 An Officer and a Gentleman Par. $3,304,679 2.6% 346 $9,551 $129,795,554 7/30/82
53 132 Talaash Relbig. $1,638,706 57.1% 172 $9,527 $2,871,956 11/30/12
54 8 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
55 65 Bean Gram. $2,255,233 5.0% 242 $9,319 $45,319,423 10/17/97
56 109 The Tailor of Panama Sony $1,837,068 13.4% 199 $9,231 $13,729,742 3/30/01
57 122 The Color Purple WB $1,710,333 1.8% 192 $8,907 $94,175,854 12/20/85
58 55 The Falcon and the Snowman Orion $2,358,846 13.8% 265 $8,901 $17,130,087 1/25/85
59 99 Children of a Lesser God Par. $1,909,084 6.0% 215 $8,879 $31,853,080 10/3/86
60 11 House Party NL $4,611,024 17.5% 520 $8,867 $26,385,627 3/9/90
61 12 Nuts WB $4,606,083 14.9% 536 $8,593 $30,950,002 11/20/87
62 35 The World According to Garp WB $2,902,088 9.8% 357 $8,129 $29,712,172 7/23/82
63 14 Mo' Better Blues Uni. $4,387,360 27.2% 544 $8,065 $16,153,593 8/3/90
64 24 Benny and Joon MGM $3,285,063 14.1% 408 $8,051 $23,261,580 4/16/93
65 192 Bella RAtt. $1,328,448 16.5% 165 $8,051 $8,070,537 10/26/07
66 164 Filly Brown LGF $1,478,323 51.9% 188 $7,863 $2,850,357 4/19/13
67 15 Munich Uni. $4,152,260 8.8% 532 $7,805 $47,403,685 12/23/05
68 56 The Omega Code Prov. $2,354,362 18.7% 304 $7,744 $12,614,346 10/15/99
69 94 Monty Python's The Meaning of Life Uni. $1,987,853 13.3% 257 $7,734 $14,929,552 4/1/83
70 18 Dead Again Par. $3,479,395 9.2% 450 $7,731 $38,016,380 8/23/91
71 112 The Sword and the Sorcerer Gr1 $1,798,879 4.6% 233 $7,720 $39,103,425 4/23/82
72 61 Falling in Love Par. $2,293,710 20.6% 305 $7,520 $11,129,057 11/21/84
73 90 Manhattan Murder Mystery TriS $2,015,360 17.8% 268 $7,520 $11,330,911 8/18/93
74 41 A Most Wanted Man RAtt. $2,687,227 15.9% 361 $7,444 $16,920,905 7/25/14
75 115 My Week with Marilyn Wein. $1,750,507 12.0% 244 $7,174 $14,600,347 11/23/11
76 74 Foolish Art. $2,184,633 36.2% 305 $7,162 $6,033,999 4/9/99
77 170 Ram-Leela Eros $1,449,174 52.9% 204 $7,104 $2,738,863 11/15/13
78 138 The Right Stuff WB $1,601,167 7.6% 229 $6,991 $21,192,102 10/21/83
79 42 Cantinflas LGF $2,661,253 43.8% 382 $6,967 $6,081,754 8/29/14
80 93 Veronica Mars WB $1,988,351 59.9% 291 $6,833 $3,322,127 3/14/14
81 21 Religulous LGF $3,409,643 26.2% 502 $6,792 $13,011,160 10/1/08
82 72 Angel NW $2,214,824 12.7% 330 $6,711 $17,488,564 1/13/84
83 183 New Jersey Drive Gram. $1,395,028 39.1% 210 $6,642 $3,565,508 4/21/95
84 66 Deathtrap WB $2,238,977 11.6% 341 $6,565 $19,282,134 3/19/82
85 96 Top Gun 3D Par. $1,965,737 65.1% 300 $6,552 $3,018,873 2/8/13
86 49 Pulling Strings LGF $2,467,168 42.2% 387 $6,375 $5,842,961 10/4/13
87 140 Vigilante FVI $1,588,464 31.2% 250 $6,353 $5,091,888 3/4/83
88 129 Raiders of the Lost Ark (IMAX) Par. $1,673,731 53.6% 267 $6,269 $3,125,613 9/7/12
89 169 The Hoax Mira. $1,449,320 20.2% 235 $6,167 $7,164,995 4/6/07
90 71 Mud RAtt. $2,215,891 10.3% 363 $6,104 $21,590,086 4/26/13
91 29 Yentl MGM $3,050,219 7.6% 501 $6,088 $40,218,899 11/18/83
92 54 The Inkwell BV $2,358,988 26.6% 390 $6,048 $8,880,705 4/22/94
93 133 Tea with Mussolini MGM $1,633,183 11.3% 270 $6,048 $14,401,563 5/14/99
94 45 You So Crazy Gold. $2,521,746 24.8% 417 $6,047 $10,184,701 4/29/94
95 63 Casa De Mi Padre LGF $2,287,239 38.7% 382 $5,988 $5,909,483 3/16/12
96 26 El Cantante PicH $3,202,035 42.4% 542 $5,907 $7,556,712 8/3/07
97 198 Empire of the Sun WB $1,314,509 5.9% 225 $5,842 $22,238,696 12/11/87
98 84 Children of the Corn NW $2,042,821 14.0% 350 $5,836 $14,568,989 3/9/84
99 147 Possession (2002) Focus $1,575,214 15.6% 270 $5,834 $10,113,733 8/16/02
100 86 Above the Law WB $2,037,938 10.8% 350 $5,822 $18,869,631 4/8/88
101 19 House of 1,000 Corpses Lions $3,460,666 27.4% 595 $5,816 $12,634,962 4/11/03
102 108 The Package Orion $1,851,673 17.4% 323 $5,732 $10,647,219 8/25/89
103 181 Crimes of the Heart DEG $1,402,921 6.1% 246 $5,702 $22,905,522 12/12/86
104 57 Woman, Thou Art Loosed Magn. $2,325,474 33.8% 408 $5,699 $6,879,730 10/1/04
105 153 Desperately Seeking Susan Orion $1,526,098 5.6% 268 $5,694 $27,398,584 3/29/85
106 31 Cousins Par. $3,039,805 13.8% 535 $5,681 $22,026,369 2/10/89
107 30 Scoop Focus $3,046,924 29.0% 538 $5,663 $10,525,717 7/28/06
108 127 Atlas Shrugged: Part I RM $1,686,347 36.4% 299 $5,640 $4,627,375 4/15/11
109 34 Krush Groove WB $2,905,293 26.3% 519 $5,597 $11,052,713 10/25/85
110 22 Simon Birch BV $3,321,370 18.2% 596 $5,572 $18,253,415 9/11/98
111 36 A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge NL $2,865,475 9.6% 522 $5,489 $29,999,213 11/1/85
112 33 Wild at Heart Gold. $2,913,764 20.0% 532 $5,477 $14,560,247 8/17/90
113 88 Friends with Kids RAtt. $2,019,083 27.9% 369 $5,472 $7,251,073 3/9/12
114 162 Shine a Light ParV $1,488,081 27.0% 276 $5,391 $5,505,267 4/4/08
115 77 My Family NL $2,164,840 19.5% 413 $5,241 $11,079,373 5/5/95
116 186 Homework JenF $1,366,535 46.9% 262 $5,215 $2,914,328 8/27/82
117 146 Metallica Through the Never PH $1,576,561 46.1% 305 $5,169 $3,419,967 9/27/13
118 28 10 to Midnight MGM $3,050,225 42.5% 595 $5,126 $7,175,592 3/11/83
119 44 Fast Times at Ridgemont High Uni. $2,545,674 9.4% 498 $5,111 $27,092,880 8/13/82
120 32 School Ties Par. $3,020,071 20.5% 595 $5,075 $14,715,067 9/18/92
121 47 Ride Mira. $2,513,334 45.8% 496 $5,067 $5,485,295 3/27/98
122 81 Glengarry Glen Ross NL $2,104,402 19.6% 416 $5,058 $10,725,228 10/2/92
123 50 Skin Deep Fox $2,460,262 12.5% 489 $5,031 $19,674,852 3/3/89
124 46 A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy WB $2,514,478 27.7% 501 $5,018 $9,077,269 7/16/82
125 149 Megiddo: The Omega Code II 8X $1,573,454 26.0% 314 $5,011 $6,047,691 9/21/01
126 39 Disorderlies WB $2,707,980 26.2% 544 $4,977 $10,348,437 8/14/87
127 104 Death Wish II Film $1,871,487 11.6% 377 $4,964 $16,100,000 2/19/82
128 191 Paid in Full Mira. $1,328,789 43.0% 268 $4,958 $3,090,862 10/25/02
129 79 Revenge of the Ninja MGM $2,114,125 16.1% 432 $4,893 $13,168,027 9/9/83
130 165 Bad Company (1995) BV $1,459,824 39.7% 302 $4,833 $3,674,841 1/20/95
131 134 Ladron Que Roba A Ladron LGF $1,626,090 40.5% 340 $4,782 $4,011,254 8/31/07
132 60 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
133 151 A Cry in the Dark WB $1,561,793 22.6% 334 $4,676 $6,908,797 11/11/88
134 48 Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Focus $2,490,942 20.2% 535 $4,655 $12,313,694 3/7/08
135 119 The Sicilian Fox $1,720,351 31.8% 370 $4,649 $5,406,879 10/23/87
136 76 Bad Boys (1983) Uni. $2,171,197 23.6% 468 $4,639 $9,190,819 3/25/83
137 111 Racing with the Moon Par. $1,803,432 29.8% 389 $4,636 $6,045,647 3/23/84
138 176 Joysticks JenF $1,431,065 36.2% 310 $4,616 $3,952,448 3/4/83
139 52 If You Could See What I Hear JenF $2,408,000 27.7% 524 $4,595 $8,693,512 4/23/82
140 67 The Sword in the Stone (Re-issue) BV $2,230,614 18.6% 487 $4,580 $12,000,000 3/25/83
141 51 A Rage in Harlem Mira. $2,458,080 23.6% 540 $4,552 $10,438,504 5/3/91
142 82 She's the One FoxS $2,088,492 21.9% 459 $4,550 $9,538,948 8/23/96
143 64 Author! Author! Fox $2,279,260 17.4% 504 $4,522 $13,111,101 6/18/82
144 148 Rize Lions $1,574,787 47.2% 352 $4,473 $3,336,391 6/24/05
145 163 The Show Sav. $1,482,892 54.9% 336 $4,413 $2,702,578 8/25/95
146 126 October Baby (2012) Gold. $1,697,130 32.9% 390 $4,352 $5,157,886 3/23/12
147 185 Girl in Progress LGF $1,384,078 53.0% 322 $4,298 $2,609,412 5/11/12
148 118 Tomboy Crwn $1,723,935 12.2% 409 $4,215 $14,100,000 1/25/85
149 101 Fly Me to the Moon Sum. $1,900,523 13.8% 452 $4,205 $13,816,982 8/15/08
150 107 Valley Girl Atl $1,856,780 10.7% 442 $4,200 $17,343,596 4/29/83
151 156 Revenge of the Nerds Fox $1,513,090 3.7% 364 $4,156 $40,874,452 7/20/84
152 143 Home Run Gold. $1,582,466 55.3% 381 $4,153 $2,861,020 4/19/13
153 53 Chasing Papi Fox $2,404,557 39.2% 585 $4,110 $6,130,049 4/16/03
154 73 Barney's Great Adventure Poly $2,203,865 18.0% 540 $4,081 $12,218,638 4/3/98
155 85 Serial Mom Sav. $2,040,450 26.1% 502 $4,064 $7,820,688 4/13/94
156 78 Babies Focus $2,160,460 29.5% 534 $4,046 $7,320,323 5/7/10
157 184 Just Between Friends Orion $1,390,718 21.7% 352 $3,950 $6,408,791 3/21/86
158 178 Before Sunrise Sony $1,423,537 25.7% 363 $3,921 $5,535,405 1/27/95
159 194 Wise Guys MGM $1,324,456 15.6% 338 $3,918 $8,475,466 4/18/86
160 97 Six Pack Fox $1,946,418 9.6% 504 $3,861 $20,225,989 7/16/82
161 102 The Philadelphia Experiment NW $1,877,000 23.2% 490 $3,830 $8,103,330 8/3/84
162 70 Tap TriS $2,217,150 24.3% 585 $3,790 $9,114,702 2/10/89
163 89 Metalstorm Uni. $2,019,000 38.1% 549 $3,677 $5,301,085 8/19/83
164 135 All the Right Moves Fox $1,625,486 9.4% 442 $3,677 $17,233,166 10/21/83
165 168 Weekend Pass Crwn $1,451,676 6.9% 399 $3,638 $21,058,033 2/3/84
166 95 Swing Kids BV $1,967,957 34.9% 542 $3,630 $5,632,086 3/5/93
167 120 The House of the Spirits Mira. $1,719,085 27.4% 474 $3,626 $6,265,311 4/1/94
168 175 Silent Night, Deadly Night TriS $1,432,800 57.5% 398 $3,600 $2,491,460 11/9/84
169 144 To Save a Life Gold. $1,581,517 41.9% 441 $3,586 $3,777,210 1/22/10
170 106 The Missionary Col. $1,864,852 25.8% 532 $3,505 $7,241,180 11/5/82
171 116 Smokey & the Bandit Part III Uni. $1,728,060 30.4% 498 $3,470 $5,678,950 8/12/83
172 190 Ong Bak: The Thai Warrior Magn. $1,334,869 29.3% 387 $3,449 $4,563,167 2/11/05
173 91 Duets BV $2,002,588 42.3% 581 $3,446 $4,739,023 9/15/00
174 158 Tuff Turf Orion $1,509,380 16.1% 440 $3,430 $9,369,329 1/11/85
175 121 Vice Squad Emb $1,717,205 13.0% 510 $3,367 $13,253,583 1/22/82
176 114 Avenging Angel NW $1,755,264 31.2% 525 $3,343 $5,622,787 1/11/85
177 139 Flawless (1999) MGM $1,590,155 35.4% 478 $3,326 $4,488,529 11/26/99
178 137 Millennium Fox $1,614,692 28.0% 486 $3,322 $5,777,099 8/25/89
179 123 1969 Atl $1,709,120 28.6% 520 $3,286 $5,979,011 11/18/88
180 117 Ninja 3: The Domination Can. $1,727,546 22.7% 530 $3,259 $7,610,785 9/14/84
181 141 Celebrity Mira. $1,588,013 31.3% 493 $3,221 $5,078,660 11/20/98
182 130 Ski Patrol Triu $1,648,000 19.3% 515 $3,200 $8,533,973 1/12/90
183 105 Shoot the Moon MGM $1,870,000 20.3% 585 $3,196 $9,217,530 1/22/82
184 124 Birth NL $1,705,577 33.5% 550 $3,101 $5,095,038 10/29/04
185 188 Facing the Giants IDP $1,343,537 13.2% 441 $3,046 $10,178,331 9/29/06
186 171 Eddie and the Cruisers Emb $1,444,886 30.2% 475 $3,041 $4,786,789 9/23/83
187 199 The Fluffy Movie ORF $1,311,446 46.4% 432 $3,036 $2,827,393 7/25/14
188 195 Choke FoxS $1,319,286 45.1% 435 $3,033 $2,926,565 9/26/08
189 136 Critters NL $1,618,800 12.3% 540 $2,997 $13,167,232 4/11/86
190 193 Blame It On the Bellboy BV $1,326,472 42.7% 462 $2,871 $3,104,545 3/6/92
191 177 Illegal Tender Uni. $1,425,915 45.9% 512 $2,784 $3,106,835 8/24/07
192 196 Let's Spend the Night Together Emb $1,319,050 34.5% 475 $2,776 $3,821,199 2/11/83
193 189 The Perils of Gwendolyn in the Land of Yik Yak Gold. $1,337,274 100.0% 500 $2,674 $1,337,274 1/25/85
194 145 The To-Do List CBS $1,579,402 45.2% 591 $2,672 $3,491,669 7/26/13
195 159 Passed Away BV $1,506,887 37.4% 582 $2,589 $4,030,793 4/24/92
196 179 Into the West Mira. $1,410,414 29.4% 550 $2,564 $4,790,801 9/17/93
197 155 Cabin Boy BV $1,513,507 41.3% 593 $2,552 $3,662,459 1/7/94
198 160 The Seduction Emb $1,503,543 13.2% 597 $2,518 $11,378,339 1/22/82
199 182 The Wraith NCeV $1,402,535 40.1% 588 $2,385 $3,500,000 11/21/86
200 197 Seven Days in Utopia Visio $1,316,910 30.1% 561 $2,347 $4,373,074 9/2/11

* 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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