> 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
1 142 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 83 Chicago Mira. $2,074,929 1.2% 77 $26,947 $170,687,518 12/27/02
4 40 Pocahontas BV $2,689,714 1.9% 6 $448,285 $141,579,773 6/16/95
5 157 The Blair Witch Project Art. $1,512,054 1.1% 27 $56,002 $140,539,099 7/16/99
6 23 An Officer and a Gentleman Par. $3,304,679 2.6% 346 $9,551 $129,795,554 7/30/82
7 17 Terms of Endearment Par. $3,498,813 3.2% 260 $13,456 $108,423,489 11/23/83
8 172 Black Swan FoxS $1,443,809 1.4% 18 $80,212 $106,954,678 12/3/10
9 122 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 62 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
14 103 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 69 Full Metal Jacket WB $2,217,307 4.8% 215 $10,313 $46,357,676 6/26/87
18 65 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
21 156 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 29 Yentl MGM $3,050,219 7.6% 501 $6,088 $40,218,899 11/18/83
24 112 The Sword and the Sorcerer Gr1 $1,798,879 4.6% 233 $7,720 $39,103,425 4/23/82
25 37 Pride and Prejudice Focus $2,865,017 7.5% 215 $13,325 $38,405,088 11/11/05
26 18 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 59 Almost Famous DW $2,314,646 7.1% 131 $17,669 $32,534,850 9/15/00
29 58 The Age of Innocence Col. $2,317,289 7.2% 83 $27,919 $32,255,440 9/17/93
30 99 Children of a Lesser God Par. $1,909,084 6.0% 215 $8,879 $31,853,080 10/3/86
31 166 Milk Focus $1,453,844 4.6% 36 $40,385 $31,841,299 11/26/08
32 87 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 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
35 35 The World According to Garp WB $2,902,088 9.8% 357 $8,129 $29,712,172 7/23/82
36 16 Do the Right Thing Uni. $3,563,535 12.9% 353 $10,095 $27,545,445 6/30/89
37 153 Desperately Seeking Susan Orion $1,526,098 5.6% 268 $5,694 $27,398,584 3/29/85
38 44 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 43 Beauty and the Beast (IMAX) BV $2,589,334 10.2% 68 $38,078 $25,487,190 1/1/02
41 24 Benny and Joon MGM $3,285,063 14.1% 408 $8,051 $23,261,580 4/16/93
42 152 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
44 181 Crimes of the Heart DEG $1,402,921 6.1% 246 $5,702 $22,905,522 12/12/86
45 198 Empire of the Sun WB $1,314,509 5.9% 225 $5,842 $22,238,696 12/11/87
46 31 Cousins Par. $3,039,805 13.8% 535 $5,681 $22,026,369 2/10/89
47 71 Mud RAtt. $2,215,891 10.3% 363 $6,104 $21,590,086 4/26/13
48 167 NASCAR 3D: The IMAX Experience (IMAX) WB $1,452,639 6.7% 68 $21,362 $21,583,831 3/12/04
49 138 The Right Stuff WB $1,601,167 7.6% 229 $6,991 $21,192,102 10/21/83
50 168 Weekend Pass Crwn $1,451,676 6.9% 399 $3,638 $21,058,033 2/3/84
51 75 Quest for Fire Fox $2,171,303 10.4% 223 $9,736 $20,959,585 2/12/82
52 97 Six Pack Fox $1,946,418 9.6% 504 $3,861 $20,225,989 7/16/82
53 50 Skin Deep Fox $2,460,262 12.5% 489 $5,031 $19,674,852 3/3/89
54 66 Deathtrap WB $2,238,977 11.6% 341 $6,565 $19,282,134 3/19/82
55 86 Above the Law WB $2,037,938 10.8% 350 $5,822 $18,869,631 4/8/88
56 22 Simon Birch BV $3,321,370 18.2% 596 $5,572 $18,253,415 9/11/98
57 80 A Mighty Wind WB $2,112,140 11.9% 133 $15,880 $17,781,006 4/16/03
58 72 Angel NW $2,214,824 12.7% 330 $6,711 $17,488,564 1/13/84
59 107 Valley Girl Atl $1,856,780 10.7% 442 $4,200 $17,343,596 4/29/83
60 135 All the Right Moves Fox $1,625,486 9.4% 442 $3,677 $17,233,166 10/21/83
61 55 The Falcon and the Snowman Orion $2,358,846 13.8% 265 $8,901 $17,130,087 1/25/85
62 41 A Most Wanted Man RAtt. $2,687,227 15.8% 361 $7,444 $17,053,959 7/25/14
63 180 Ghosts of the Abyss (IMAX & 35mm) BV $1,408,474 8.3% 97 $14,520 $17,040,871 4/11/03
64 14 Mo' Better Blues Uni. $4,387,360 27.2% 544 $8,065 $16,153,593 8/3/90
65 104 Death Wish II Film $1,871,487 11.6% 377 $4,964 $16,100,000 2/19/82
66 110 The Lion King (IMAX) BV $1,825,849 11.6% 66 $27,664 $15,686,215 12/27/02
67 94 Monty Python's The Meaning of Life Uni. $1,987,853 13.3% 257 $7,734 $14,929,552 4/1/83
68 154 Radio Days Orion $1,522,423 10.3% 128 $11,893 $14,792,779 1/30/87
69 32 School Ties Par. $3,020,071 20.5% 595 $5,075 $14,715,067 9/18/92
70 115 My Week with Marilyn Wein. $1,750,507 12.0% 244 $7,174 $14,600,347 11/23/11
71 84 Children of the Corn NW $2,042,821 14.0% 350 $5,836 $14,568,989 3/9/84
72 33 Wild at Heart Gold. $2,913,764 20.0% 532 $5,477 $14,560,247 8/17/90
73 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
74 133 Tea with Mussolini MGM $1,633,183 11.3% 270 $6,048 $14,401,563 5/14/99
75 118 Tomboy Crwn $1,723,935 12.2% 409 $4,215 $14,100,000 1/25/85
76 101 Fly Me to the Moon Sum. $1,900,523 13.8% 452 $4,205 $13,816,982 8/15/08
77 109 The Tailor of Panama Sony $1,837,068 13.4% 199 $9,231 $13,729,742 3/30/01
78 121 Vice Squad Emb $1,717,205 13.0% 510 $3,367 $13,253,583 1/22/82
79 79 Revenge of the Ninja MGM $2,114,125 16.1% 432 $4,893 $13,168,027 9/9/83
80 136 Critters NL $1,618,800 12.3% 540 $2,997 $13,167,232 4/11/86
81 64 Author! Author! Fox $2,279,260 17.4% 504 $4,522 $13,111,101 6/18/82
82 21 Religulous LGF $3,409,643 26.2% 502 $6,792 $13,011,160 10/1/08
83 174 Bon Cop, Bad Cop All. $1,433,259 11.3% 133 $10,776 $12,665,721 8/4/06
84 19 House of 1,000 Corpses Lions $3,460,666 27.4% 595 $5,816 $12,634,962 4/11/03
85 56 The Omega Code Prov. $2,354,362 18.7% 304 $7,744 $12,614,346 10/15/99
86 38 Under the Same Moon Wein. $2,769,655 22.0% 266 $10,412 $12,590,147 3/19/08
87 48 Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Focus $2,490,942 20.2% 535 $4,655 $12,313,694 3/7/08
88 73 Barney's Great Adventure Poly $2,203,865 18.0% 540 $4,081 $12,218,638 4/3/98
89 67 The Sword in the Stone (Re-issue) BV $2,230,614 18.6% 487 $4,580 $12,000,000 3/25/83
90 160 The Seduction Emb $1,503,543 13.2% 597 $2,518 $11,378,339 1/22/82
91 90 Manhattan Murder Mystery TriS $2,015,360 17.8% 268 $7,520 $11,330,911 8/18/93
92 61 Falling in Love Par. $2,293,710 20.6% 305 $7,520 $11,129,057 11/21/84
93 77 My Family NL $2,164,840 19.5% 413 $5,241 $11,079,373 5/5/95
94 34 Krush Groove WB $2,905,293 26.3% 519 $5,597 $11,052,713 10/25/85
95 81 Glengarry Glen Ross NL $2,104,402 19.6% 416 $5,058 $10,725,228 10/2/92
96 108 The Package Orion $1,851,673 17.4% 323 $5,732 $10,647,219 8/25/89
97 30 Scoop Focus $3,046,924 29.0% 538 $5,663 $10,525,717 7/28/06
98 51 A Rage in Harlem Mira. $2,458,080 23.6% 540 $4,552 $10,438,504 5/3/91
99 39 Disorderlies WB $2,707,980 26.2% 544 $4,977 $10,348,437 8/14/87
100 45 You So Crazy Gold. $2,521,746 24.8% 417 $6,047 $10,184,701 4/29/94
101 188 Facing the Giants IDP $1,343,537 13.2% 441 $3,046 $10,178,331 9/29/06
102 147 Possession (2002) Focus $1,575,214 15.6% 270 $5,834 $10,113,733 8/16/02
103 82 She's the One FoxS $2,088,492 21.9% 459 $4,550 $9,538,948 8/23/96
104 158 Tuff Turf Orion $1,509,380 16.1% 440 $3,430 $9,369,329 1/11/85
105 105 Shoot the Moon MGM $1,870,000 20.3% 585 $3,196 $9,217,530 1/22/82
106 76 Bad Boys (1983) Uni. $2,171,197 23.6% 468 $4,639 $9,190,819 3/25/83
107 70 Tap TriS $2,217,150 24.3% 585 $3,790 $9,114,702 2/10/89
108 46 A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy WB $2,514,478 27.7% 501 $5,018 $9,077,269 7/16/82
109 54 The Inkwell BV $2,358,988 26.6% 390 $6,048 $8,880,705 4/22/94
110 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
111 52 If You Could See What I Hear JenF $2,408,000 27.7% 524 $4,595 $8,693,512 4/23/82
112 130 Ski Patrol Triu $1,648,000 19.3% 515 $3,200 $8,533,973 1/12/90
113 173 Attack of the Clones: The IMAX Experience (IMAX) Fox $1,435,259 16.9% 58 $24,745 $8,485,488 11/1/02
114 194 Wise Guys MGM $1,324,456 15.6% 338 $3,918 $8,475,466 4/18/86
115 161 The Road W/Dim. $1,502,231 18.5% 111 $13,534 $8,117,000 11/25/09
116 102 The Philadelphia Experiment NW $1,877,000 23.2% 490 $3,830 $8,103,330 8/3/84
117 192 Bella RAtt. $1,328,448 16.5% 165 $8,051 $8,070,537 10/26/07
118 20 Dhoom 3 Yash $3,423,508 42.6% 239 $14,324 $8,031,955 12/20/13
119 92 Arbitrage RAtt. $2,002,165 25.3% 197 $10,163 $7,919,574 9/14/12
120 85 Serial Mom Sav. $2,040,450 26.1% 502 $4,064 $7,820,688 4/13/94
121 100 Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain Code $1,908,420 24.8% 98 $19,474 $7,706,436 9/9/11
122 117 Ninja 3: The Domination Can. $1,727,546 22.7% 530 $3,259 $7,610,785 9/14/84
123 26 El Cantante PicH $3,202,035 42.4% 542 $5,907 $7,556,712 8/3/07
124 78 Babies Focus $2,160,460 29.5% 534 $4,046 $7,320,323 5/7/10
125 88 Friends with Kids RAtt. $2,019,083 27.9% 369 $5,472 $7,251,073 3/9/12
126 106 The Missionary Col. $1,864,852 25.8% 532 $3,505 $7,241,180 11/5/82
127 28 10 to Midnight MGM $3,050,225 42.5% 595 $5,126 $7,175,592 3/11/83
128 169 The Hoax Mira. $1,449,320 20.2% 235 $6,167 $7,164,995 4/6/07
129 151 A Cry in the Dark WB $1,561,793 22.6% 334 $4,676 $6,908,797 11/11/88
130 57 Woman, Thou Art Loosed Magn. $2,325,474 33.8% 408 $5,699 $6,879,730 10/1/04
131 131 3 Idiots Relbig. $1,645,502 25.2% 119 $13,828 $6,532,874 12/23/09
132 184 Just Between Friends Orion $1,390,718 21.7% 352 $3,950 $6,408,791 3/21/86
133 120 The House of the Spirits Mira. $1,719,085 27.4% 474 $3,626 $6,265,311 4/1/94
134 42 Cantinflas LGF $2,661,253 42.5% 382 $6,967 $6,261,369 8/29/14
135 53 Chasing Papi Fox $2,404,557 39.2% 585 $4,110 $6,130,049 4/16/03
136 149 Megiddo: The Omega Code II 8X $1,573,454 26.0% 314 $5,011 $6,047,691 9/21/01
137 111 Racing with the Moon Par. $1,803,432 29.8% 389 $4,636 $6,045,647 3/23/84
138 74 Foolish Art. $2,184,633 36.2% 305 $7,162 $6,033,999 4/9/99
139 123 1969 Atl $1,709,120 28.6% 520 $3,286 $5,979,011 11/18/88
140 63 Casa De Mi Padre LGF $2,287,239 38.7% 382 $5,988 $5,909,483 3/16/12
141 49 Pulling Strings LGF $2,467,168 42.2% 387 $6,375 $5,842,961 10/4/13
142 137 Millennium Fox $1,614,692 28.0% 486 $3,322 $5,777,099 8/25/89
143 116 Smokey & the Bandit Part III Uni. $1,728,060 30.4% 498 $3,470 $5,678,950 8/12/83
144 27 The Wizard of Oz (3D/IMAX) WB $3,093,998 54.9% 318 $9,730 $5,633,202 9/20/13
145 95 Swing Kids BV $1,967,957 34.9% 542 $3,630 $5,632,086 3/5/93
146 114 Avenging Angel NW $1,755,264 31.2% 525 $3,343 $5,622,787 1/11/85
147 178 Before Sunrise Sony $1,423,537 25.7% 363 $3,921 $5,535,405 1/27/95
148 162 Shine a Light ParV $1,488,081 27.0% 276 $5,391 $5,505,267 4/4/08
149 47 Ride Mira. $2,513,334 45.8% 496 $5,067 $5,485,295 3/27/98
150 119 The Sicilian Fox $1,720,351 31.8% 370 $4,649 $5,406,879 10/23/87
151 68 Chennai Express UTV $2,220,497 41.8% 196 $11,329 $5,307,960 8/8/13
152 89 Metalstorm Uni. $2,019,000 38.1% 549 $3,677 $5,301,085 8/19/83
153 126 October Baby (2012) Gold. $1,697,130 32.9% 390 $4,352 $5,157,886 3/23/12
154 124 Birth NL $1,705,577 33.5% 550 $3,101 $5,095,038 10/29/04
155 140 Vigilante FVI $1,588,464 31.2% 250 $6,353 $5,091,888 3/4/83
156 141 Celebrity Mira. $1,588,013 31.3% 493 $3,221 $5,078,660 11/20/98
157 125 Day of the Dead UFD $1,700,000 34.0% 168 $10,119 $5,000,000 7/19/85
158 179 Into the West Mira. $1,410,414 29.4% 550 $2,564 $4,790,801 9/17/93
159 171 Eddie and the Cruisers Emb $1,444,886 30.2% 475 $3,041 $4,786,789 9/23/83
160 91 Duets BV $2,002,588 42.3% 581 $3,446 $4,739,023 9/15/00
161 127 Atlas Shrugged: Part I RM $1,686,347 36.4% 299 $5,640 $4,627,375 4/15/11
162 190 Ong Bak: The Thai Warrior Magn. $1,334,869 29.3% 387 $3,449 $4,563,167 2/11/05
163 139 Flawless (1999) MGM $1,590,155 35.4% 478 $3,326 $4,488,529 11/26/99
164 197 Seven Days in Utopia Visio $1,316,910 30.1% 561 $2,347 $4,373,074 9/2/11
165 159 Passed Away BV $1,506,887 37.4% 582 $2,589 $4,030,793 4/24/92
166 98 My Name is Khan FoxS $1,944,027 48.4% 120 $16,200 $4,018,771 2/12/10
167 134 Ladron Que Roba A Ladron LGF $1,626,090 40.5% 340 $4,782 $4,011,254 8/31/07
168 176 Joysticks JenF $1,431,065 36.2% 310 $4,616 $3,952,448 3/4/83
169 150 Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Eros $1,568,677 41.0% 161 $9,743 $3,827,466 5/31/13
170 196 Let's Spend the Night Together Emb $1,319,050 34.5% 475 $2,776 $3,821,199 2/11/83
171 144 To Save a Life Gold. $1,581,517 41.9% 441 $3,586 $3,777,210 1/22/10
172 128 Don 2 Relbig. $1,673,921 45.5% 157 $10,662 $3,680,306 12/22/11
173 165 Bad Company (1995) BV $1,459,824 39.7% 302 $4,833 $3,674,841 1/20/95
174 155 Cabin Boy BV $1,513,507 41.3% 593 $2,552 $3,662,459 1/7/94
175 113 Om Shanti Om Eros $1,764,131 49.0% 114 $15,474 $3,597,372 11/9/07
176 183 New Jersey Drive Gram. $1,395,028 39.1% 210 $6,642 $3,565,508 4/21/95
177 182 The Wraith NCeV $1,402,535 40.1% 588 $2,385 $3,500,000 11/21/86
178 145 The To-Do List CBS $1,579,402 45.2% 591 $2,672 $3,491,669 7/26/13
179 200 Jodhaa Akbar UTV $1,300,000 37.8% 100 $13,000 $3,440,718 2/15/08
180 146 Metallica Through the Never PH $1,576,561 46.1% 305 $5,169 $3,419,967 9/27/13
181 148 Rize Lions $1,574,787 47.2% 352 $4,473 $3,336,391 6/24/05
182 93 Veronica Mars WB $1,988,351 59.9% 291 $6,833 $3,322,127 3/14/14
183 187 Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna Yash $1,351,786 41.3% 64 $21,121 $3,275,444 8/11/06
184 129 Raiders of the Lost Ark (IMAX) Par. $1,673,731 53.6% 267 $6,269 $3,125,613 9/7/12
185 177 Illegal Tender Uni. $1,425,915 45.9% 512 $2,784 $3,106,835 8/24/07
186 193 Blame It On the Bellboy BV $1,326,472 42.7% 462 $2,871 $3,104,545 3/6/92
187 191 Paid in Full Mira. $1,328,789 43.0% 268 $4,958 $3,090,862 10/25/02
188 96 Top Gun 3D Par. $1,965,737 65.1% 300 $6,552 $3,018,873 2/8/13
189 195 Choke FoxS $1,319,286 45.1% 435 $3,033 $2,926,565 9/26/08
190 186 Homework JenF $1,366,535 46.9% 262 $5,215 $2,914,328 8/27/82
191 132 Talaash Relbig. $1,638,706 57.1% 172 $9,527 $2,871,956 11/30/12
192 143 Home Run Gold. $1,582,466 55.3% 381 $4,153 $2,861,020 4/19/13
193 164 Filly Brown LGF $1,478,323 51.9% 188 $7,863 $2,850,357 4/19/13
194 199 The Fluffy Movie ORF $1,311,446 46.4% 432 $3,036 $2,827,393 7/25/14
195 170 Ram-Leela Eros $1,449,174 52.9% 204 $7,104 $2,738,863 11/15/13
196 163 The Show Sav. $1,482,892 54.9% 336 $4,413 $2,702,578 8/25/95
197 185 Girl in Progress LGF $1,384,078 53.0% 322 $4,298 $2,609,412 5/11/12
198 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
199 175 Silent Night, Deadly Night TriS $1,432,800 57.5% 398 $3,600 $2,491,460 11/9/84
200 189 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

* 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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