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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)StudioAdjusted
Opening*
% of TotalTheaters / Avg.Est. Tickets^Release
1 191 Megiddo: The Omega Code II 8X Entertainment 278,000 26.0% 314 885 1,068,500 9/21/01
2 101 Foolish Artisan 430,000 36.2% 305 1,410 1,187,800 4/9/99
3 171 The Blair Witch Project Artisan 297,600 1.1% 27 11,024 27,665,200 7/16/99
4 54 Valley Girl Atlantic 589,500 10.7% 442 1,333 5,505,900 4/29/83
5 108 1969 Atlantic 415,800 28.6% 520 800 1,454,700 11/18/88
6 127 The Smurfs and the Magic Flute Atlantic 374,800 11.0% 183 2,048 3,418,200 10/7/83
7 142 Alphabet City Atlantic 348,900 16.7% 321 1,087 2,093,900 5/4/84
8 165 The Men's Club Atlantic 309,200 44.9% 532 581 689,000 9/19/86
9 197 Nomads Atlantic 273,100 44.5% 496 551 614,100 3/7/86
10 187 Twice in a Lifetime Bud Yorkin Co. 279,400 12.3% 189 1,478 2,264,800 10/25/85
11 27 Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas in Disney Digital 3-D (2007 re-issue) Buena Vista 774,700 36.8% 564 1,374 2,105,700 10/19/07
12 32 Simon Birch Buena Vista 708,200 18.2% 596 1,188 3,892,000 9/11/98
13 33 The Sword in the Stone (Re-issue) Buena Vista 708,100 18.6% 487 1,454 3,809,500 3/25/83
14 50 Pocahontas Buena Vista 618,300 1.9% 6 103,054 32,547,100 6/16/95
15 59 The Inkwell Buena Vista 564,400 26.6% 390 1,447 2,124,600 4/22/94
16 73 Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas in 3-D (2006) Buena Vista 500,300 37.7% 168 2,978 1,328,200 10/20/06
17 83 Swing Kids Buena Vista 475,400 34.9% 542 877 1,360,400 3/5/93
18 97 Beauty and the Beast (IMAX) Buena Vista 445,700 10.2% 68 6,554 4,386,800 1/1/02
19 106 Fantasia 2000 (35mm & IMAX) Buena Vista 425,000 3.8% 54 7,870 11,211,700 1/1/00
20 120 The Lion King Buena Vista 379,600 0.5% 2 189,803 74,624,400 6/15/94
21 129 Duets Buena Vista 371,500 42.3% 581 639 879,200 9/15/00
22 132 Passed Away Buena Vista 363,100 37.4% 582 624 971,300 4/24/92
23 133 Cabin Boy Buena Vista 362,100 41.3% 593 611 876,200 1/7/94
24 138 Never Cry Wolf Buena Vista 354,400 4.0% 88 4,027 8,809,500 10/7/83
25 149 Bad Company (1995) Buena Vista 335,600 39.7% 302 1,111 844,800 1/20/95
26 153 Peter Pan (Re-issue) (1982) Buena Vista 325,600 5.8% 465 700 5,616,300 12/17/82
27 159 Blame It On the Bellboy Buena Vista 319,600 42.7% 462 692 748,100 3/6/92
28 162 The Lion King (IMAX) Buena Vista 314,300 12.1% 66 4,761 2,607,400 12/27/02
29 176 What's Love Got to Do with It Buena Vista 295,300 3.1% 58 5,092 9,444,700 6/11/93
30 193 Fantasia (Re-issue) (1985) Buena Vista 276,300 12.0% 169 1,635 2,308,400 2/8/85
31 68 Ninja 3: The Domination Cannon Films 514,200 22.7% 530 970 2,265,100 9/14/84
32 134 Exterminator II Cannon Films 358,400 32.2% 535 670 1,112,900 9/14/84
33 166 The Hitman Cannon Films 306,500 27.7% 551 556 1,105,500 10/25/91
34 167 Avenging Force Cannon Films 305,000 24.2% 500 610 1,261,400 9/12/86
35 173 P.O.W. - The Escape Cannon Films 296,700 44.1% 476 623 673,100 4/4/86
36 47 The Missionary Columbia 634,300 25.8% 532 1,192 2,463,000 11/5/82
37 60 The Age of Innocence Columbia 559,700 7.2% 83 6,744 7,791,200 9/17/93
38 130 The Remains of the Day Columbia 369,300 6.6% 94 3,929 5,591,400 11/5/93
39 188 The Gods Must Be Crazy II Columbia 279,100 18.8% 321 870 1,487,300 4/13/90
40 194 When Harry Met Sally... Columbia 275,700 1.2% 41 6,724 23,381,200 7/14/89
41 164 Getting It On Comworld 309,700 100.0% 350 884 309,700 8/19/83
42 80 Tomboy Crown 485,600 12.2% 409 1,187 3,971,800 1/25/85
43 100 Weekend Pass Crown 432,000 6.9% 399 1,083 6,267,300 2/3/84
44 122 Crimes of the Heart DEG 378,100 6.4% 246 1,537 5,923,300 12/12/86
45 14 Amistad DreamWorks 996,400 10.5% 322 3,094 9,489,100 12/10/97
46 103 Almost Famous DreamWorks 429,400 7.1% 131 3,278 6,030,400 9/15/00
47 55 Vice Squad Embassy 584,100 13.0% 510 1,145 4,508,000 1/22/82
48 69 The Seduction Embassy 511,400 13.2% 597 856 3,870,200 1/22/82
49 93 Eddie and the Cruisers Embassy 458,700 30.2% 475 965 1,519,600 9/23/83
50 107 Let's Spend the Night Together Embassy 418,700 34.5% 475 881 1,213,100 2/11/83
51 186 Zapped! Embassy 280,100 4.9% 200 1,400 5,747,500 7/23/82
52 72 Vigilante Film Ventures Intl 504,300 31.2% 250 2,017 1,616,500 3/4/83
53 131 They Call Me Bruce Film Ventures Intl 364,400 6.7% 165 2,209 5,472,700 11/12/82
54 192 The Power Film Ventures Intl 276,500 100.0% 256 1,080 276,500 1/20/84
55 45 Death Wish II Filmways 636,600 11.6% 377 1,688 5,476,200 2/19/82
56 89 Scoop Focus Features 465,200 28.9% 538 865 1,607,000 7/28/06
57 96 Pride and Prejudice Focus Features 447,000 7.5% 215 2,079 5,972,600 11/11/05
58 143 Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Focus Features 346,900 20.2% 535 648 1,715,000 3/7/08
59 196 Babies Focus Features 274,200 29.8% 534 513 920,800 5/7/10
60 199 Possession (2002) Focus Features 271,100 15.6% 270 1,004 1,740,700 8/16/02
61 26 Author! Author! Fox 775,300 17.4% 504 1,538 4,459,600 6/18/82
62 30 Quest for Fire Fox 738,500 10.4% 223 3,312 7,129,100 2/12/82
63 40 Six Pack Fox 662,000 9.6% 504 1,313 6,879,600 7/16/82
64 49 Skin Deep Fox 619,700 12.5% 489 1,267 4,955,900 3/3/89
65 66 All the Right Moves Fox 516,000 9.4% 442 1,167 5,470,800 10/21/83
66 95 Revenge of the Nerds Fox 450,300 3.7% 364 1,237 12,165,000 7/20/84
67 98 The Sicilian Fox 440,000 31.8% 370 1,189 1,382,800 10/23/87
68 111 Millennium Fox 406,700 27.9% 486 837 1,455,200 8/25/89
69 112 Chasing Papi Fox 398,800 39.2% 585 682 1,016,600 4/16/03
70 116 Silkwood Fox 386,800 3.6% 257 1,505 10,697,900 12/16/83
71 135 The Amateur Fox 358,200 15.3% 437 819 2,344,300 2/12/82
72 169 Mr. Mom Fox 300,700 1.5% 126 2,386 20,566,300 7/22/83
73 174 Impulse Fox 296,300 35.9% 376 788 825,400 9/28/84
74 178 Short Time Fox 292,500 30.8% 557 525 948,100 5/4/90
75 85 She's the One Fox Searchlight 472,500 21.9% 459 1,029 2,158,100 8/23/96
76 139 After Dark's Horror Fest: 8 Films to Die For Freestyle Releasing 352,800 89.7% 488 723 393,100 11/17/06
77 77 Bean Gramercy 491,300 5.0% 242 2,030 9,873,500 10/17/97
78 157 New Jersey Drive Gramercy 320,700 39.1% 210 1,527 819,700 4/21/95
79 177 Romeo Is Bleeding Gramercy 293,200 37.4% 247 1,187 783,600 2/4/94
80 51 The Sword and the Sorcerer Group 1 611,900 4.6% 233 2,626 13,300,500 4/23/82
81 22 If You Could See What I Hear Jensen Farley 819,000 27.7% 524 1,563 2,957,000 4/23/82
82 91 Homework Jensen Farley 464,800 46.9% 262 1,774 991,300 8/27/82
83 94 Joysticks Jensen Farley 454,300 36.2% 310 1,465 1,254,700 3/4/83
84 57 House of 1,000 Corpses Lions Gate 573,900 27.4% 595 965 2,095,400 4/11/03
85 13 Instructions Not Included Lionsgate 1,000,800 17.9% 348 2,876 5,599,500 8/30/13
86 84 Religulous Lionsgate 474,900 26.2% 502 946 1,812,100 10/1/08
87 160 Cantinflas Lionsgate 319,300 80.0% 382 836 399,200 8/29/14
88 175 Pulling Strings Lionsgate 295,500 42.2% 387 763 699,800 10/4/13
89 180 Casa De Mi Padre Lionsgate 288,800 38.9% 382 756 741,500 3/16/12
90 128 Woman, Thou Art Loosed Magnolia 374,500 33.8% 408 918 1,107,800 10/1/04
91 16 10 to Midnight MGM 968,300 42.5% 595 1,627 2,278,000 3/11/83
92 17 Yentl MGM 968,300 8.0% 501 1,933 12,134,900 11/18/83
93 25 Benny and Joon MGM 793,500 14.1% 408 1,945 5,618,700 4/16/93
94 38 Revenge of the Ninja MGM 671,200 16.1% 432 1,553 4,180,300 9/9/83
95 46 Shoot the Moon MGM 636,100 20.3% 585 1,087 3,135,200 1/22/82
96 90 Rob Roy MGM 465,100 6.4% 133 3,497 7,263,700 4/7/95
97 119 Brainstorm MGM 380,000 11.7% 169 2,248 3,244,300 9/30/83
98 124 Forced Vengeance MGM 377,200 16.7% 576 655 2,265,400 7/30/82
99 137 Wise Guys MGM 357,000 15.6% 338 1,056 2,284,500 4/18/86
100 156 Tea with Mussolini MGM 321,500 11.3% 270 1,191 2,835,000 5/14/99
101 163 Flawless (1999) MGM 313,000 35.4% 478 655 883,600 11/26/99
102 56 A Rage in Harlem Miramax 583,900 23.5% 540 1,081 2,479,500 5/3/91
103 65 Ride Miramax 535,900 45.8% 496 1,080 1,169,600 3/27/98
104 109 The House of the Spirits Miramax 411,300 27.4% 474 867 1,498,900 4/1/94
105 136 Chicago Miramax 357,100 1.3% 77 4,638 28,306,400 12/27/02
106 146 Into the West Miramax 340,700 29.4% 550 619 1,157,200 9/17/93
107 147 Celebrity Miramax 338,600 31.3% 493 687 1,082,900 11/20/98
108 123 The Wraith New Century 378,000 40.1% 588 643 943,400 11/21/86
109 172 Maid to Order New Century 297,300 11.8% 287 1,036 2,523,900 7/31/87
110 4 The Players Club New Line 1,256,800 25.6% 593 2,119 4,914,300 4/10/98
111 11 House Party New Line 1,090,100 17.5% 520 2,096 6,237,700 3/9/90
112 24 A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge New Line 807,200 9.9% 522 1,546 8,161,000 11/1/85
113 71 Glengarry Glen Ross New Line 507,100 19.6% 416 1,219 2,584,400 10/2/92
114 74 My Family New Line 497,700 19.5% 413 1,205 2,547,000 5/5/95
115 99 Critters New Line 436,300 12.3% 540 808 3,549,100 4/11/86
116 121 A Nightmare on Elm Street New Line 378,300 5.2% 165 2,293 7,299,400 11/9/84
117 195 Birth New Line 274,700 33.5% 550 499 818,800 10/29/04
118 42 Angel New World 659,200 12.7% 330 1,997 5,204,900 1/13/84
119 52 Children of the Corn New World 608,000 14.0% 350 1,737 4,336,000 3/9/84
120 61 The Philadelphia Experiment New World 558,600 23.2% 490 1,140 2,411,700 8/3/84
121 76 Avenging Angel New World 494,400 31.2% 525 942 1,583,900 1/11/85
122 150 Crimes of Passion New World 328,300 37.9% 325 1,010 866,900 10/19/84
123 181 Fraternity Vacation New World 288,200 30.7% 348 828 939,000 4/12/85
124 7 Colors Orion Pictures 1,155,000 10.2% 422 2,737 11,342,100 4/15/88
125 39 The Falcon and the Snowman Orion Pictures 664,500 13.8% 265 2,507 4,825,400 1/25/85
126 87 The Package Orion Pictures 466,400 17.4% 323 1,444 2,681,900 8/25/89
127 102 Desperately Seeking Susan Orion Pictures 429,900 5.6% 268 1,604 7,717,900 3/29/85
128 105 Tuff Turf Orion Pictures 425,200 16.1% 440 966 2,639,200 1/11/85
129 115 Radio Days Orion Pictures 389,400 10.3% 128 3,042 3,783,300 1/30/87
130 126 Just Between Friends Orion Pictures 374,900 21.7% 352 1,065 1,727,400 3/21/86
131 144 Hannah and Her Sisters Orion Pictures 341,200 3.6% 54 6,318 9,539,700 2/7/86
132 158 The Hotel New Hampshire Orion Pictures 320,200 20.9% 244 1,312 1,530,600 3/9/84
133 168 Without a Clue Orion Pictures 303,400 14.6% 280 1,083 2,077,700 10/21/88
134 182 Broadway Danny Rose Orion Pictures 283,900 9.0% 109 2,604 3,154,900 1/27/84
135 184 China Moon Orion Pictures 283,200 39.0% 377 751 726,900 3/4/94
136 190 No Man's Land (1987) Orion Pictures 278,300 37.8% 510 546 736,000 10/23/87
137 1 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Paramount 1,632,800 6.1% 425 3,842 26,587,800 12/16/11
138 9 An Officer and a Gentleman Paramount 1,124,000 2.6% 346 3,249 43,656,900 7/30/82
139 10 Terms of Endearment Paramount 1,110,700 3.4% 260 4,272 32,878,500 11/23/83
140 21 Dead Again Paramount 826,500 9.2% 450 1,836 9,030,000 8/23/91
141 28 Cousins Paramount 765,700 13.8% 535 1,431 5,548,200 2/10/89
142 31 School Ties Paramount 727,700 20.5% 595 1,223 3,545,800 9/18/92
143 37 Falling in Love Paramount 682,700 20.9% 305 2,238 3,271,800 11/21/84
144 64 Racing with the Moon Paramount 536,700 29.8% 389 1,380 1,799,300 3/23/84
145 67 Children of a Lesser God Paramount 514,600 6.1% 215 2,393 8,425,400 10/3/86
146 151 The Keep Paramount 327,700 24.5% 508 645 1,339,200 12/16/83
147 189 Jekyll and Hyde Together Again Paramount 278,700 21.6% 300 929 1,289,900 10/1/82
148 200 Searching for Bobby Fischer Paramount 270,900 15.4% 219 1,237 1,755,200 8/13/93
149 88 El Cantante Picturehouse 465,400 42.4% 542 859 1,098,400 8/3/07
150 86 Barney's Great Adventure PolyGram 469,900 18.0% 540 870 2,605,300 4/3/98
151 92 The Omega Code Providence 463,500 18.7% 304 1,524 2,479,000 10/15/99
152 155 A Most Wanted Man Roadside Attractions 322,600 17.7% 361 894 1,820,000 7/25/14
153 36 Wild at Heart Samuel Goldwyn 688,800 20.0% 532 1,295 3,442,100 8/17/90
154 53 You So Crazy Samuel Goldwyn 603,300 24.8% 417 1,447 2,436,500 4/29/94
155 125 The Perils of Gwendolyn in the Land of Yik Yak Samuel Goldwyn 376,700 100.0% 500 753 376,700 1/25/85
156 161 Bring On the Night Samuel Goldwyn 318,900 59.9% 409 780 532,600 11/8/85
157 179 The Golden Seal Samuel Goldwyn 292,100 13.8% 418 699 2,116,400 8/19/83
158 185 Mystic Pizza Samuel Goldwyn 283,200 9.1% 401 706 3,112,700 10/21/88
159 78 Serial Mom Savoy 488,100 26.1% 502 972 1,871,000 4/13/94
160 145 The Show Savoy 340,900 54.9% 336 1,014 621,300 8/25/95
161 5 Closer Sony / Columbia 1,241,200 22.9% 476 2,608 5,429,100 12/3/04
162 152 Before Sunrise Sony / Columbia 327,200 25.7% 363 901 1,272,500 1/27/95
163 154 The Tailor of Panama Sony / Columbia 324,600 13.4% 199 1,631 2,425,800 3/30/01
164 170 The Curse Trans World Ent. 299,200 60.6% 326 918 493,600 9/11/87
165 3 Steel Magnolias TriStar 1,366,600 6.7% 480 2,847 20,395,000 11/17/89
166 62 Tap TriStar 558,500 24.3% 585 955 2,295,900 2/10/89
167 79 Manhattan Murder Mystery TriStar 486,800 17.8% 268 1,816 2,736,900 8/18/93
168 104 Silent Night, Deadly Night TriStar 426,400 57.5% 398 1,071 741,500 11/9/84
169 198 Sweet Hearts Dance TriStar 271,800 29.5% 246 1,105 922,300 9/23/88
170 114 Ski Patrol Triumph 389,600 19.3% 515 757 2,017,500 1/12/90
171 82 Day of the Dead United Film Distribution Company 478,900 34.0% 168 2,850 1,408,500 7/19/85
172 2 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Universal 1,398,400 21.6% 530 2,638 6,475,200 11/12/04
173 8 Love Actually Universal 1,142,000 11.6% 576 1,983 9,877,600 11/7/03
174 12 Mo' Better Blues Universal 1,037,200 27.2% 544 1,907 3,818,800 8/3/90
175 18 Do the Right Thing Universal 897,600 12.9% 353 2,543 6,938,400 6/30/89
176 19 Fast Times at Ridgemont High Universal 865,900 9.4% 498 1,738 9,215,300 8/13/82
177 35 Bad Boys (1983) Universal 689,300 23.6% 468 1,473 2,917,700 3/25/83
178 41 Pitch Perfect Universal 661,900 8.2% 335 1,976 8,074,700 9/28/12
179 43 Munich Universal 647,800 8.9% 532 1,218 7,268,900 12/23/05
180 44 Metalstorm Universal 641,000 38.1% 549 1,167 1,682,900 8/19/83
181 48 Monty Python's The Meaning of Life Universal 631,100 13.3% 257 2,455 4,739,500 4/1/83
182 63 Smokey & the Bandit Part III Universal 548,600 30.4% 498 1,102 1,802,800 8/12/83
183 140 A Little Sex Universal 350,400 43.5% 500 701 806,300 4/2/82
184 183 Chennai Express UTV Communications 283,200 41.8% 196 1,445 677,000 8/8/13
185 6 Nuts Warner Bros. 1,178,000 15.1% 536 2,198 7,814,100 11/20/87
186 15 The World According to Garp Warner Bros. 987,100 9.8% 357 2,765 10,106,200 7/23/82
187 20 A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy Warner Bros. 855,300 27.7% 501 1,707 3,087,500 7/16/82
188 23 Krush Groove Warner Bros. 818,400 26.3% 519 1,577 3,113,400 10/25/85
189 29 Deathtrap Warner Bros. 761,600 11.6% 341 2,233 6,558,600 3/19/82
190 34 Disorderlies Warner Bros. 692,600 26.2% 544 1,273 2,646,700 8/14/87
191 58 Full Metal Jacket Warner Bros. 567,100 4.8% 215 2,638 11,856,200 6/26/87
192 70 The Right Stuff Warner Bros. 508,300 7.8% 229 2,219 6,546,100 10/21/83
193 75 Above the Law Warner Bros. 495,800 10.8% 350 1,417 4,591,200 4/8/88
194 81 The Color Purple Warner Bros. 481,800 1.9% 192 2,509 25,432,300 12/20/85
195 113 The Wizard of Oz (3D/IMAX) Warner Bros. 394,600 55.6% 318 1,241 709,900 9/20/13
196 118 A Cry in the Dark Warner Bros. 380,000 22.6% 334 1,138 1,681,000 11/11/88
197 141 A Mighty Wind Warner Bros. 350,300 11.9% 133 2,633 2,948,800 4/16/03
198 148 Empire of the Sun Warner Bros. 336,200 6.1% 225 1,494 5,520,300 12/11/87
199 117 Under the Same Moon Weinstein Company 385,700 22.0% 266 1,450 1,753,500 3/19/08
200 110 Dhoom 3 Yash Raj 410,000 42.0% 239 1,715 975,200 12/20/13

* 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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