> ALL TIME > OPENINGS UNDER 600 THEATERS

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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
1 145 The Lion King BV $1,586,753 0.5% 2 $793,377 $312,855,561 6/15/94
2 1 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Par. $12,785,204 6.1% 425 $30,083 $209,397,903 12/16/11
3 85 Chicago Mira. $2,074,929 1.2% 77 $26,947 $170,687,518 12/27/02
4 41 Pocahontas BV $2,689,714 1.9% 6 $448,285 $141,579,773 6/16/95
5 160 The Blair Witch Project Art. $1,512,054 1.1% 27 $56,002 $140,539,099 7/16/99
6 24 An Officer and a Gentleman Par. $3,304,679 2.6% 346 $9,551 $129,795,554 7/30/82
7 18 Terms of Endearment Par. $3,498,813 3.2% 260 $13,456 $108,423,489 11/23/83
8 175 Black Swan FoxS $1,443,809 1.4% 18 $80,212 $106,954,678 12/3/10
9 125 The Color Purple WB $1,710,333 1.8% 192 $8,907 $94,175,854 12/20/85
10 7 Steel Magnolias TriS $5,425,440 6.5% 480 $11,303 $83,759,091 11/17/89
11 9 Pitch Perfect Uni. $5,149,433 7.9% 335 $15,371 $65,001,093 9/28/12
12 64 Fantasia 2000 (35mm & IMAX) BV $2,290,525 3.8% 54 $42,417 $60,655,420 1/1/00
13 5 Love Actually Uni. $6,886,080 11.5% 576 $11,955 $59,696,144 11/7/03
14 105 Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire LGF $1,872,458 3.9% 18 $104,025 $47,566,524 11/6/09
15 15 Munich Uni. $4,152,260 8.8% 532 $7,805 $47,403,685 12/23/05
16 10 Colors Orion $4,747,118 10.2% 422 $11,249 $46,616,067 4/15/88
17 71 Full Metal Jacket WB $2,217,307 4.8% 215 $10,313 $46,357,676 6/26/87
18 67 Bean Gram. $2,255,233 5.0% 242 $9,319 $45,319,423 10/17/97
19 3 Instructions Not Included LGF $7,846,426 17.7% 348 $22,547 $44,467,206 8/30/13
20 13 Amistad DW $4,573,523 10.3% 322 $14,203 $44,229,441 12/10/97
21 159 Revenge of the Nerds Fox $1,513,090 3.7% 364 $4,156 $40,874,452 7/20/84
22 2 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Uni. $8,684,055 21.6% 530 $16,385 $40,226,215 11/12/04
23 30 Yentl MGM $3,050,219 7.6% 501 $6,088 $40,218,899 11/18/83
24 115 The Sword and the Sorcerer Gr1 $1,798,879 4.6% 233 $7,720 $39,103,425 4/23/82
25 38 Pride and Prejudice Focus $2,865,017 7.5% 215 $13,325 $38,405,088 11/11/05
26 19 Dead Again Par. $3,479,395 9.2% 450 $7,731 $38,016,380 8/23/91
27 4 Closer Sony $7,707,972 22.7% 476 $16,193 $33,987,757 12/3/04
28 61 Almost Famous DW $2,314,646 7.1% 131 $17,669 $32,534,850 9/15/00
29 60 The Age of Innocence Col. $2,317,289 7.2% 83 $27,919 $32,255,440 9/17/93
30 101 Children of a Lesser God Par. $1,909,084 6.0% 215 $8,879 $31,853,080 10/3/86
31 169 Milk Focus $1,453,844 4.6% 36 $40,385 $31,841,299 11/26/08
32 89 Rob Roy MGM $2,023,272 6.4% 133 $15,212 $31,596,911 4/7/95
33 12 Nuts WB $4,606,083 14.9% 536 $8,593 $30,950,002 11/20/87
34 37 A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge NL $2,865,475 9.6% 522 $5,489 $29,999,213 11/1/85
35 36 The World According to Garp WB $2,902,088 9.8% 357 $8,129 $29,712,172 7/23/82
36 17 Do the Right Thing Uni. $3,563,535 12.9% 353 $10,095 $27,545,445 6/30/89
37 156 Desperately Seeking Susan Orion $1,526,098 5.6% 268 $5,694 $27,398,584 3/29/85
38 45 Fast Times at Ridgemont High Uni. $2,545,674 9.4% 498 $5,111 $27,092,880 8/13/82
39 11 House Party NL $4,611,024 17.5% 520 $8,867 $26,385,627 3/9/90
40 44 Beauty and the Beast (IMAX) BV $2,589,334 10.2% 68 $38,078 $25,487,190 1/1/02
41 25 Benny and Joon MGM $3,285,063 14.1% 408 $8,051 $23,261,580 4/16/93
42 155 The Remains of the Day Col. $1,528,982 6.6% 94 $16,265 $23,237,911 11/5/93
43 6 The Players Club NL $5,894,607 25.6% 593 $9,940 $23,047,939 4/10/98
44 184 Crimes of the Heart DEG $1,402,921 6.1% 246 $5,702 $22,905,522 12/12/86
45 32 Cousins Par. $3,039,805 13.8% 535 $5,681 $22,026,369 2/10/89
46 73 Mud RAtt. $2,215,891 10.3% 363 $6,104 $21,590,086 4/26/13
47 170 NASCAR 3D: The IMAX Experience (IMAX) WB $1,452,639 6.7% 68 $21,362 $21,583,831 3/12/04
48 141 The Right Stuff WB $1,601,167 7.6% 229 $6,991 $21,192,102 10/21/83
49 171 Weekend Pass Crwn $1,451,676 6.9% 399 $3,638 $21,058,033 2/3/84
50 77 Quest for Fire Fox $2,171,303 10.4% 223 $9,736 $20,959,585 2/12/82
51 99 Six Pack Fox $1,946,418 9.6% 504 $3,861 $20,225,989 7/16/82
52 52 Skin Deep Fox $2,460,262 12.5% 489 $5,031 $19,674,852 3/3/89
53 68 Deathtrap WB $2,238,977 11.6% 341 $6,565 $19,282,134 3/19/82
54 88 Above the Law WB $2,037,938 10.8% 350 $5,822 $18,869,631 4/8/88
55 23 Simon Birch BV $3,321,370 18.2% 596 $5,572 $18,253,415 9/11/98
56 82 A Mighty Wind WB $2,112,140 11.9% 133 $15,880 $17,781,006 4/16/03
57 74 Angel NW $2,214,824 12.7% 330 $6,711 $17,488,564 1/13/84
58 109 Valley Girl Atl $1,856,780 10.7% 442 $4,200 $17,343,596 4/29/83
59 42 A Most Wanted Man RAtt. $2,687,227 15.6% 361 $7,444 $17,237,855 7/25/14
60 138 All the Right Moves Fox $1,625,486 9.4% 442 $3,677 $17,233,166 10/21/83
61 57 The Falcon and the Snowman Orion $2,358,846 13.8% 265 $8,901 $17,130,087 1/25/85
62 183 Ghosts of the Abyss (IMAX & 35mm) BV $1,408,474 8.3% 97 $14,520 $17,040,871 4/11/03
63 14 Mo' Better Blues Uni. $4,387,360 27.2% 544 $8,065 $16,153,593 8/3/90
64 106 Death Wish II Film $1,871,487 11.6% 377 $4,964 $16,100,000 2/19/82
65 112 The Lion King (IMAX) BV $1,825,849 11.6% 66 $27,664 $15,686,215 12/27/02
66 96 Monty Python's The Meaning of Life Uni. $1,987,853 13.3% 257 $7,734 $14,929,552 4/1/83
67 157 Radio Days Orion $1,522,423 10.3% 128 $11,893 $14,792,779 1/30/87
68 33 School Ties Par. $3,020,071 20.5% 595 $5,075 $14,715,067 9/18/92
69 118 My Week with Marilyn Wein. $1,750,507 12.0% 244 $7,174 $14,600,347 11/23/11
70 86 Children of the Corn NW $2,042,821 14.0% 350 $5,836 $14,568,989 3/9/84
71 34 Wild at Heart Gold. $2,913,764 20.0% 532 $5,477 $14,560,247 8/17/90
72 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
73 136 Tea with Mussolini MGM $1,633,183 11.3% 270 $6,048 $14,401,563 5/14/99
74 121 Tomboy Crwn $1,723,935 12.2% 409 $4,215 $14,100,000 1/25/85
75 103 Fly Me to the Moon Sum. $1,900,523 13.8% 452 $4,205 $13,816,982 8/15/08
76 111 The Tailor of Panama Sony $1,837,068 13.4% 199 $9,231 $13,729,742 3/30/01
77 124 Vice Squad Emb $1,717,205 13.0% 510 $3,367 $13,253,583 1/22/82
78 81 Revenge of the Ninja MGM $2,114,125 16.1% 432 $4,893 $13,168,027 9/9/83
79 139 Critters NL $1,618,800 12.3% 540 $2,997 $13,167,232 4/11/86
80 66 Author! Author! Fox $2,279,260 17.4% 504 $4,522 $13,111,101 6/18/82
81 22 Religulous LGF $3,409,643 26.2% 502 $6,792 $13,011,160 10/1/08
82 177 Bon Cop, Bad Cop All. $1,433,259 11.3% 133 $10,776 $12,665,721 8/4/06
83 20 House of 1,000 Corpses Lions $3,460,666 27.4% 595 $5,816 $12,634,962 4/11/03
84 58 The Omega Code Prov. $2,354,362 18.7% 304 $7,744 $12,614,346 10/15/99
85 39 Under the Same Moon Wein. $2,769,655 22.0% 266 $10,412 $12,590,147 3/19/08
86 50 Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Focus $2,490,942 20.2% 535 $4,655 $12,313,694 3/7/08
87 75 Barney's Great Adventure Poly $2,203,865 18.0% 540 $4,081 $12,218,638 4/3/98
88 69 The Sword in the Stone (Re-issue) BV $2,230,614 18.6% 487 $4,580 $12,000,000 3/25/83
89 163 The Seduction Emb $1,503,543 13.2% 597 $2,518 $11,378,339 1/22/82
90 92 Manhattan Murder Mystery TriS $2,015,360 17.8% 268 $7,520 $11,330,911 8/18/93
91 63 Falling in Love Par. $2,293,710 20.6% 305 $7,520 $11,129,057 11/21/84
92 79 My Family NL $2,164,840 19.5% 413 $5,241 $11,079,373 5/5/95
93 35 Krush Groove WB $2,905,293 26.3% 519 $5,597 $11,052,713 10/25/85
94 83 Glengarry Glen Ross NL $2,104,402 19.6% 416 $5,058 $10,725,228 10/2/92
95 110 The Package Orion $1,851,673 17.4% 323 $5,732 $10,647,219 8/25/89
96 31 Scoop Focus $3,046,924 29.0% 538 $5,663 $10,525,717 7/28/06
97 53 A Rage in Harlem Mira. $2,458,080 23.6% 540 $4,552 $10,438,504 5/3/91
98 40 Disorderlies WB $2,707,980 26.2% 544 $4,977 $10,348,437 8/14/87
99 46 You So Crazy Gold. $2,521,746 24.8% 417 $6,047 $10,184,701 4/29/94
100 192 Facing the Giants IDP $1,343,537 13.2% 441 $3,046 $10,178,331 9/29/06
101 150 Possession (2002) Focus $1,575,214 15.6% 270 $5,834 $10,113,733 8/16/02
102 84 She's the One FoxS $2,088,492 21.9% 459 $4,550 $9,538,948 8/23/96
103 161 Tuff Turf Orion $1,509,380 16.1% 440 $3,430 $9,369,329 1/11/85
104 107 Shoot the Moon MGM $1,870,000 20.3% 585 $3,196 $9,217,530 1/22/82
105 78 Bad Boys (1983) Uni. $2,171,197 23.6% 468 $4,639 $9,190,819 3/25/83
106 72 Tap TriS $2,217,150 24.3% 585 $3,790 $9,114,702 2/10/89
107 47 A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy WB $2,514,478 27.7% 501 $5,018 $9,077,269 7/16/82
108 56 The Inkwell BV $2,358,988 26.6% 390 $6,048 $8,880,705 4/22/94
109 26 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
110 54 If You Could See What I Hear JenF $2,408,000 27.7% 524 $4,595 $8,693,512 4/23/82
111 133 Ski Patrol Triu $1,648,000 19.3% 515 $3,200 $8,533,973 1/12/90
112 176 Attack of the Clones: The IMAX Experience (IMAX) Fox $1,435,259 16.9% 58 $24,745 $8,485,488 11/1/02
113 198 Wise Guys MGM $1,324,456 15.6% 338 $3,918 $8,475,466 4/18/86
114 164 The Road W/Dim. $1,502,231 18.5% 111 $13,534 $8,117,000 11/25/09
115 104 The Philadelphia Experiment NW $1,877,000 23.2% 490 $3,830 $8,103,330 8/3/84
116 196 Bella RAtt. $1,328,448 16.5% 165 $8,051 $8,070,537 10/26/07
117 21 Dhoom 3 Yash $3,423,508 42.6% 239 $14,324 $8,031,955 12/20/13
118 94 Arbitrage RAtt. $2,002,165 25.3% 197 $10,163 $7,919,574 9/14/12
119 16 P.K. UTV $3,565,258 45.1% 272 $13,108 $7,910,000 12/19/14
120 87 Serial Mom Sav. $2,040,450 26.1% 502 $4,064 $7,820,688 4/13/94
121 102 Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain Code $1,908,420 24.8% 98 $19,474 $7,706,436 9/9/11
122 120 Ninja 3: The Domination Can. $1,727,546 22.7% 530 $3,259 $7,610,785 9/14/84
123 27 El Cantante PicH $3,202,035 42.4% 542 $5,907 $7,556,712 8/3/07
124 80 Babies Focus $2,160,460 29.5% 534 $4,046 $7,320,323 5/7/10
125 90 Friends with Kids RAtt. $2,019,083 27.9% 369 $5,472 $7,251,073 3/9/12
126 108 The Missionary Col. $1,864,852 25.8% 532 $3,505 $7,241,180 11/5/82
127 29 10 to Midnight MGM $3,050,225 42.5% 595 $5,126 $7,175,592 3/11/83
128 172 The Hoax Mira. $1,449,320 20.2% 235 $6,167 $7,164,995 4/6/07
129 154 A Cry in the Dark WB $1,561,793 22.6% 334 $4,676 $6,908,797 11/11/88
130 59 Woman, Thou Art Loosed Magn. $2,325,474 33.8% 408 $5,699 $6,879,730 10/1/04
131 134 3 Idiots Relbig. $1,645,502 25.2% 119 $13,828 $6,532,874 12/23/09
132 187 Just Between Friends Orion $1,390,718 21.7% 352 $3,950 $6,408,791 3/21/86
133 43 Cantinflas LGF $2,661,253 41.7% 382 $6,967 $6,382,924 8/29/14
134 123 The House of the Spirits Mira. $1,719,085 27.4% 474 $3,626 $6,265,311 4/1/94
135 55 Chasing Papi Fox $2,404,557 39.2% 585 $4,110 $6,130,049 4/16/03
136 152 Megiddo: The Omega Code II 8X $1,573,454 26.0% 314 $5,011 $6,047,691 9/21/01
137 114 Racing with the Moon Par. $1,803,432 29.8% 389 $4,636 $6,045,647 3/23/84
138 76 Foolish Art. $2,184,633 36.2% 305 $7,162 $6,033,999 4/9/99
139 126 1969 Atl $1,709,120 28.6% 520 $3,286 $5,979,011 11/18/88
140 65 Casa De Mi Padre LGF $2,287,239 38.7% 382 $5,988 $5,909,483 3/16/12
141 49 Meet the Mormons Purd. $2,509,808 42.7% 317 $7,917 $5,883,132 10/10/14
142 51 Pulling Strings LGF $2,467,168 42.2% 387 $6,375 $5,842,961 10/4/13
143 140 Millennium Fox $1,614,692 28.0% 486 $3,322 $5,777,099 8/25/89
144 119 Smokey & the Bandit Part III Uni. $1,728,060 30.4% 498 $3,470 $5,678,950 8/12/83
145 28 The Wizard of Oz (3D/IMAX) WB $3,093,998 54.9% 318 $9,730 $5,633,202 9/20/13
146 97 Swing Kids BV $1,967,957 34.9% 542 $3,630 $5,632,086 3/5/93
147 117 Avenging Angel NW $1,755,264 31.2% 525 $3,343 $5,622,787 1/11/85
148 181 Before Sunrise Sony $1,423,537 25.7% 363 $3,921 $5,535,405 1/27/95
149 165 Shine a Light ParV $1,488,081 27.0% 276 $5,391 $5,505,267 4/4/08
150 48 Ride Mira. $2,513,334 45.8% 496 $5,067 $5,485,295 3/27/98
151 122 The Sicilian Fox $1,720,351 31.8% 370 $4,649 $5,406,879 10/23/87
152 70 Chennai Express UTV $2,220,497 41.8% 196 $11,329 $5,307,960 8/8/13
153 91 Metalstorm Uni. $2,019,000 38.1% 549 $3,677 $5,301,085 8/19/83
154 129 October Baby (2012) Gold. $1,697,130 32.9% 390 $4,352 $5,157,886 3/23/12
155 127 Birth NL $1,705,577 33.5% 550 $3,101 $5,095,038 10/29/04
156 143 Vigilante FVI $1,588,464 31.2% 250 $6,353 $5,091,888 3/4/83
157 144 Celebrity Mira. $1,588,013 31.3% 493 $3,221 $5,078,660 11/20/98
158 128 Day of the Dead UFD $1,700,000 34.0% 168 $10,119 $5,000,000 7/19/85
159 182 Into the West Mira. $1,410,414 29.4% 550 $2,564 $4,790,801 9/17/93
160 174 Eddie and the Cruisers Emb $1,444,886 30.2% 475 $3,041 $4,786,789 9/23/83
161 93 Duets BV $2,002,588 42.3% 581 $3,446 $4,739,023 9/15/00
162 130 Atlas Shrugged: Part I RM $1,686,347 36.4% 299 $5,640 $4,627,375 4/15/11
163 194 Ong Bak: The Thai Warrior Magn. $1,334,869 29.3% 387 $3,449 $4,563,167 2/11/05
164 142 Flawless (1999) MGM $1,590,155 35.4% 478 $3,326 $4,488,529 11/26/99
165 162 Passed Away BV $1,506,887 37.4% 582 $2,589 $4,030,793 4/24/92
166 100 My Name is Khan FoxS $1,944,027 48.4% 120 $16,200 $4,018,771 2/12/10
167 137 Ladron Que Roba A Ladron LGF $1,626,090 40.5% 340 $4,782 $4,011,254 8/31/07
168 179 Joysticks JenF $1,431,065 36.2% 310 $4,616 $3,952,448 3/4/83
169 153 Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Eros $1,568,677 41.0% 161 $9,743 $3,827,466 5/31/13
170 200 Let's Spend the Night Together Emb $1,319,050 34.5% 475 $2,776 $3,821,199 2/11/83
171 147 To Save a Life Gold. $1,581,517 41.9% 441 $3,586 $3,777,210 1/22/10
172 131 Don 2 Relbig. $1,673,921 45.5% 157 $10,662 $3,680,306 12/22/11
173 168 Bad Company (1995) BV $1,459,824 39.7% 302 $4,833 $3,674,841 1/20/95
174 158 Cabin Boy BV $1,513,507 41.3% 593 $2,552 $3,662,459 1/7/94
175 116 Om Shanti Om Eros $1,764,131 49.0% 114 $15,474 $3,597,372 11/9/07
176 186 New Jersey Drive Gram. $1,395,028 39.1% 210 $6,642 $3,565,508 4/21/95
177 185 The Wraith NCeV $1,402,535 40.1% 588 $2,385 $3,500,000 11/21/86
178 148 The To-Do List CBS $1,579,402 45.2% 591 $2,672 $3,491,669 7/26/13
179 149 Metallica Through the Never PH $1,576,561 46.1% 305 $5,169 $3,419,967 9/27/13
180 151 Rize Lions $1,574,787 47.2% 352 $4,473 $3,336,391 6/24/05
181 95 Veronica Mars WB $1,988,351 59.9% 291 $6,833 $3,322,127 3/14/14
182 191 Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna Yash $1,351,786 41.3% 64 $21,121 $3,275,444 8/11/06
183 132 Raiders of the Lost Ark (IMAX) Par. $1,673,731 53.6% 267 $6,269 $3,125,613 9/7/12
184 180 Illegal Tender Uni. $1,425,915 45.9% 512 $2,784 $3,106,835 8/24/07
185 197 Blame It On the Bellboy BV $1,326,472 42.7% 462 $2,871 $3,104,545 3/6/92
186 195 Paid in Full Mira. $1,328,789 43.0% 268 $4,958 $3,090,862 10/25/02
187 98 Top Gun 3D Par. $1,965,737 65.1% 300 $6,552 $3,018,873 2/8/13
188 199 Choke FoxS $1,319,286 45.1% 435 $3,033 $2,926,565 9/26/08
189 190 Homework JenF $1,366,535 46.9% 262 $5,215 $2,914,328 8/27/82
190 135 Talaash Relbig. $1,638,706 57.1% 172 $9,527 $2,871,956 11/30/12
191 146 Home Run Gold. $1,582,466 55.3% 381 $4,153 $2,861,020 4/19/13
192 113 The Interview (2014) Sony $1,811,000 63.5% 331 $5,471 $2,851,000 12/25/14
193 167 Filly Brown LGF $1,478,323 51.9% 188 $7,863 $2,850,357 4/19/13
194 173 Ram-Leela Eros $1,449,174 52.9% 204 $7,104 $2,738,863 11/15/13
195 166 The Show Sav. $1,482,892 54.9% 336 $4,413 $2,702,578 8/25/95
196 189 The Pyramid Fox $1,369,935 51.5% 589 $2,326 $2,660,728 12/5/14
197 188 Girl in Progress LGF $1,384,078 53.0% 322 $4,298 $2,609,412 5/11/12
198 62 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
199 178 Silent Night, Deadly Night TriS $1,432,800 57.5% 398 $3,600 $2,491,460 11/9/84
200 193 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

* 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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