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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
1 193 Megiddo: The Omega Code II 8X Entertainment 278,000 26.0% 314 885 1,068,500 9/21/01
2 102 Foolish Artisan 430,000 36.2% 305 1,410 1,187,800 4/9/99
3 173 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
5 109 1969 Atlantic 415,800 28.6% 520 800 1,454,700 11/18/88
6 128 The Smurfs and the Magic Flute Atlantic 374,800 11.0% 183 2,048 3,418,200 10/7/83
7 143 Alphabet City Atlantic 348,900 16.7% 321 1,087 2,093,900 5/4/84
8 167 The Men's Club Atlantic 309,200 44.9% 532 581 689,000 9/19/86
9 199 Nomads Atlantic 273,100 44.5% 496 551 614,100 3/7/86
10 189 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
19 107 Fantasia 2000 (35mm & IMAX) Buena Vista 425,000 3.8% 54 7,870 11,211,700 1/1/00
20 121 The Lion King Buena Vista 379,600 0.5% 2 189,803 74,624,400 6/15/94
21 130 Duets Buena Vista 371,500 42.3% 581 639 879,200 9/15/00
22 133 Passed Away Buena Vista 363,100 37.4% 582 624 971,300 4/24/92
23 134 Cabin Boy Buena Vista 362,100 41.3% 593 611 876,200 1/7/94
24 139 Never Cry Wolf Buena Vista 354,400 4.0% 88 4,027 8,809,500 10/7/83
25 150 Bad Company (1995) Buena Vista 335,600 39.7% 302 1,111 844,800 1/20/95
26 156 Peter Pan (Re-issue) (1982) Buena Vista 325,600 5.8% 465 700 5,616,300 12/17/82
27 161 Blame It On the Bellboy Buena Vista 319,600 42.7% 462 692 748,100 3/6/92
28 163 The Lion King (IMAX) Buena Vista 314,300 12.1% 66 4,761 2,607,400 12/27/02
29 178 What's Love Got to Do with It Buena Vista 295,300 3.1% 58 5,092 9,444,700 6/11/93
30 195 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
32 135 Exterminator II Cannon Films 358,400 32.2% 535 670 1,112,900 9/14/84
33 168 The Hitman Cannon Films 306,500 27.7% 551 556 1,105,500 10/25/91
34 169 Avenging Force Cannon Films 305,000 24.2% 500 610 1,261,400 9/12/86
35 175 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
38 131 The Remains of the Day Columbia 369,300 6.6% 94 3,929 5,591,400 11/5/93
39 190 The Gods Must Be Crazy II Columbia 279,100 18.8% 321 870 1,487,300 4/13/90
40 196 When Harry Met Sally... Columbia 275,700 1.2% 41 6,724 23,381,200 7/14/89
41 166 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
43 101 Weekend Pass Crown 432,000 6.9% 399 1,083 6,267,300 2/3/84
44 123 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
46 104 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
50 108 Let's Spend the Night Together Embassy 418,700 34.5% 475 881 1,213,100 2/11/83
51 188 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
53 132 They Call Me Bruce Film Ventures Intl 364,400 6.7% 165 2,209 5,472,700 11/12/82
54 194 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
58 144 Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Focus Features 346,900 20.2% 535 648 1,715,000 3/7/08
59 198 Babies Focus Features 274,200 29.8% 534 513 920,800 5/7/10
60 26 Author! Author! Fox 775,300 17.4% 504 1,538 4,459,600 6/18/82
61 30 Quest for Fire Fox 738,500 10.4% 223 3,312 7,129,100 2/12/82
62 40 Six Pack Fox 662,000 9.6% 504 1,313 6,879,600 7/16/82
63 49 Skin Deep Fox 619,700 12.5% 489 1,267 4,955,900 3/3/89
64 66 All the Right Moves Fox 516,000 9.4% 442 1,167 5,470,800 10/21/83
65 95 Revenge of the Nerds Fox 450,300 3.7% 364 1,237 12,165,000 7/20/84
66 99 The Sicilian Fox 440,000 31.8% 370 1,189 1,382,800 10/23/87
67 112 Millennium Fox 406,700 27.9% 486 837 1,455,200 8/25/89
68 113 Chasing Papi Fox 398,800 39.2% 585 682 1,016,600 4/16/03
69 117 Silkwood Fox 386,800 3.6% 257 1,505 10,697,900 12/16/83
70 136 The Amateur Fox 358,200 15.3% 437 819 2,344,300 2/12/82
71 171 Mr. Mom Fox 300,700 1.5% 126 2,386 20,566,300 7/22/83
72 176 Impulse Fox 296,300 35.9% 376 788 825,400 9/28/84
73 180 Short Time Fox 292,500 30.8% 557 525 948,100 5/4/90
74 85 She's the One Fox Searchlight 472,500 21.9% 459 1,029 2,158,100 8/23/96
75 140 After Dark's Horror Fest: 8 Films to Die For Freestyle Releasing 352,800 89.7% 488 723 393,100 11/17/06
76 77 Bean Gramercy 491,300 5.0% 242 2,030 9,873,500 10/17/97
77 159 New Jersey Drive Gramercy 320,700 39.1% 210 1,527 819,700 4/21/95
78 179 Romeo Is Bleeding Gramercy 293,200 37.4% 247 1,187 783,600 2/4/94
79 51 The Sword and the Sorcerer Group 1 611,900 4.6% 233 2,626 13,300,500 4/23/82
80 22 If You Could See What I Hear Jensen Farley 819,000 27.7% 524 1,563 2,957,000 4/23/82
81 91 Homework Jensen Farley 464,800 46.9% 262 1,774 991,300 8/27/82
82 94 Joysticks Jensen Farley 454,300 36.2% 310 1,465 1,254,700 3/4/83
83 57 House of 1,000 Corpses Lions Gate 573,900 27.4% 595 965 2,095,400 4/11/03
84 13 Instructions Not Included Lionsgate 1,000,800 17.9% 348 2,876 5,599,500 8/30/13
85 84 Religulous Lionsgate 474,900 26.2% 502 946 1,812,100 10/1/08
86 152 Cantinflas Lionsgate 329,400 41.7% 382 862 790,000 8/29/14
87 177 Pulling Strings Lionsgate 295,500 42.2% 387 763 699,800 10/4/13
88 182 Casa De Mi Padre Lionsgate 288,800 38.9% 382 756 741,500 3/16/12
89 129 Woman, Thou Art Loosed Magnolia 374,500 33.8% 408 918 1,107,800 10/1/04
90 16 10 to Midnight MGM 968,300 42.5% 595 1,627 2,278,000 3/11/83
91 17 Yentl MGM 968,300 8.0% 501 1,933 12,134,900 11/18/83
92 25 Benny and Joon MGM 793,500 14.1% 408 1,945 5,618,700 4/16/93
93 38 Revenge of the Ninja MGM 671,200 16.1% 432 1,553 4,180,300 9/9/83
94 46 Shoot the Moon MGM 636,100 20.3% 585 1,087 3,135,200 1/22/82
95 90 Rob Roy MGM 465,100 6.4% 133 3,497 7,263,700 4/7/95
96 120 Brainstorm MGM 380,000 11.7% 169 2,248 3,244,300 9/30/83
97 125 Forced Vengeance MGM 377,200 16.7% 576 655 2,265,400 7/30/82
98 138 Wise Guys MGM 357,000 15.6% 338 1,056 2,284,500 4/18/86
99 158 Tea with Mussolini MGM 321,500 11.3% 270 1,191 2,835,000 5/14/99
100 164 Flawless (1999) MGM 313,000 35.4% 478 655 883,600 11/26/99
101 56 A Rage in Harlem Miramax 583,900 23.5% 540 1,081 2,479,500 5/3/91
102 65 Ride Miramax 535,900 45.8% 496 1,080 1,169,600 3/27/98
103 110 The House of the Spirits Miramax 411,300 27.4% 474 867 1,498,900 4/1/94
104 137 Chicago Miramax 357,100 1.3% 77 4,638 28,306,400 12/27/02
105 147 Into the West Miramax 340,700 29.4% 550 619 1,157,200 9/17/93
106 148 Celebrity Miramax 338,600 31.3% 493 687 1,082,900 11/20/98
107 124 The Wraith New Century 378,000 40.1% 588 643 943,400 11/21/86
108 174 Maid to Order New Century 297,300 11.8% 287 1,036 2,523,900 7/31/87
109 4 The Players Club New Line 1,256,800 25.6% 593 2,119 4,914,300 4/10/98
110 11 House Party New Line 1,090,100 17.5% 520 2,096 6,237,700 3/9/90
111 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
112 71 Glengarry Glen Ross New Line 507,100 19.6% 416 1,219 2,584,400 10/2/92
113 74 My Family New Line 497,700 19.5% 413 1,205 2,547,000 5/5/95
114 100 Critters New Line 436,300 12.3% 540 808 3,549,100 4/11/86
115 122 A Nightmare on Elm Street New Line 378,300 5.2% 165 2,293 7,299,400 11/9/84
116 197 Birth New Line 274,700 33.5% 550 499 818,800 10/29/04
117 42 Angel New World 659,200 12.7% 330 1,997 5,204,900 1/13/84
118 52 Children of the Corn New World 608,000 14.0% 350 1,737 4,336,000 3/9/84
119 61 The Philadelphia Experiment New World 558,600 23.2% 490 1,140 2,411,700 8/3/84
120 76 Avenging Angel New World 494,400 31.2% 525 942 1,583,900 1/11/85
121 153 Crimes of Passion New World 328,300 37.9% 325 1,010 866,900 10/19/84
122 183 Fraternity Vacation New World 288,200 30.7% 348 828 939,000 4/12/85
123 7 Colors Orion Pictures 1,155,000 10.2% 422 2,737 11,342,100 4/15/88
124 39 The Falcon and the Snowman Orion Pictures 664,500 13.8% 265 2,507 4,825,400 1/25/85
125 87 The Package Orion Pictures 466,400 17.4% 323 1,444 2,681,900 8/25/89
126 103 Desperately Seeking Susan Orion Pictures 429,900 5.6% 268 1,604 7,717,900 3/29/85
127 106 Tuff Turf Orion Pictures 425,200 16.1% 440 966 2,639,200 1/11/85
128 116 Radio Days Orion Pictures 389,400 10.3% 128 3,042 3,783,300 1/30/87
129 127 Just Between Friends Orion Pictures 374,900 21.7% 352 1,065 1,727,400 3/21/86
130 145 Hannah and Her Sisters Orion Pictures 341,200 3.6% 54 6,318 9,539,700 2/7/86
131 160 The Hotel New Hampshire Orion Pictures 320,200 20.9% 244 1,312 1,530,600 3/9/84
132 170 Without a Clue Orion Pictures 303,400 14.6% 280 1,083 2,077,700 10/21/88
133 184 Broadway Danny Rose Orion Pictures 283,900 9.0% 109 2,604 3,154,900 1/27/84
134 186 China Moon Orion Pictures 283,200 39.0% 377 751 726,900 3/4/94
135 192 No Man's Land (1987) Orion Pictures 278,300 37.8% 510 546 736,000 10/23/87
136 1 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Paramount 1,632,800 6.1% 425 3,842 26,587,800 12/16/11
137 9 An Officer and a Gentleman Paramount 1,124,000 2.6% 346 3,249 43,656,900 7/30/82
138 10 Terms of Endearment Paramount 1,110,700 3.4% 260 4,272 32,878,500 11/23/83
139 21 Dead Again Paramount 826,500 9.2% 450 1,836 9,030,000 8/23/91
140 28 Cousins Paramount 765,700 13.8% 535 1,431 5,548,200 2/10/89
141 31 School Ties Paramount 727,700 20.5% 595 1,223 3,545,800 9/18/92
142 37 Falling in Love Paramount 682,700 20.9% 305 2,238 3,271,800 11/21/84
143 64 Racing with the Moon Paramount 536,700 29.8% 389 1,380 1,799,300 3/23/84
144 67 Children of a Lesser God Paramount 514,600 6.1% 215 2,393 8,425,400 10/3/86
145 154 The Keep Paramount 327,700 24.5% 508 645 1,339,200 12/16/83
146 191 Jekyll and Hyde Together Again Paramount 278,700 21.6% 300 929 1,289,900 10/1/82
147 88 El Cantante Picturehouse 465,400 42.4% 542 859 1,098,400 8/3/07
148 86 Barney's Great Adventure PolyGram 469,900 18.0% 540 870 2,605,300 4/3/98
149 92 The Omega Code Providence 463,500 18.7% 304 1,524 2,479,000 10/15/99
150 165 Meet the Mormons Purdie Distribution 310,600 42.7% 317 980 728,100 10/10/14
151 151 A Most Wanted Man Roadside Attractions 332,600 15.6% 361 921 2,133,400 7/25/14
152 36 Wild at Heart Samuel Goldwyn 688,800 20.0% 532 1,295 3,442,100 8/17/90
153 53 You So Crazy Samuel Goldwyn 603,300 24.8% 417 1,447 2,436,500 4/29/94
154 126 The Perils of Gwendolyn in the Land of Yik Yak Samuel Goldwyn 376,700 100.0% 500 753 376,700 1/25/85
155 162 Bring On the Night Samuel Goldwyn 318,900 59.9% 409 780 532,600 11/8/85
156 181 The Golden Seal Samuel Goldwyn 292,100 13.8% 418 699 2,116,400 8/19/83
157 187 Mystic Pizza Samuel Goldwyn 283,200 9.1% 401 706 3,112,700 10/21/88
158 78 Serial Mom Savoy 488,100 26.1% 502 972 1,871,000 4/13/94
159 146 The Show Savoy 340,900 54.9% 336 1,014 621,300 8/25/95
160 5 Closer Sony / Columbia 1,241,200 22.9% 476 2,608 5,429,100 12/3/04
161 155 Before Sunrise Sony / Columbia 327,200 25.7% 363 901 1,272,500 1/27/95
162 157 The Tailor of Panama Sony / Columbia 324,600 13.4% 199 1,631 2,425,800 3/30/01
163 172 The Curse Trans World Ent. 299,200 60.6% 326 918 493,600 9/11/87
164 3 Steel Magnolias TriStar 1,366,600 6.7% 480 2,847 20,395,000 11/17/89
165 62 Tap TriStar 558,500 24.3% 585 955 2,295,900 2/10/89
166 79 Manhattan Murder Mystery TriStar 486,800 17.8% 268 1,816 2,736,900 8/18/93
167 105 Silent Night, Deadly Night TriStar 426,400 57.5% 398 1,071 741,500 11/9/84
168 200 Sweet Hearts Dance TriStar 271,800 29.5% 246 1,105 922,300 9/23/88
169 115 Ski Patrol Triumph 389,600 19.3% 515 757 2,017,500 1/12/90
170 82 Day of the Dead United Film Distribution Company 478,900 34.0% 168 2,850 1,408,500 7/19/85
171 2 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Universal 1,398,400 21.6% 530 2,638 6,475,200 11/12/04
172 8 Love Actually Universal 1,142,000 11.6% 576 1,983 9,877,600 11/7/03
173 12 Mo' Better Blues Universal 1,037,200 27.2% 544 1,907 3,818,800 8/3/90
174 18 Do the Right Thing Universal 897,600 12.9% 353 2,543 6,938,400 6/30/89
175 19 Fast Times at Ridgemont High Universal 865,900 9.4% 498 1,738 9,215,300 8/13/82
176 35 Bad Boys (1983) Universal 689,300 23.6% 468 1,473 2,917,700 3/25/83
177 41 Pitch Perfect Universal 661,900 8.2% 335 1,976 8,074,700 9/28/12
178 43 Munich Universal 647,800 8.9% 532 1,218 7,268,900 12/23/05
179 44 Metalstorm Universal 641,000 38.1% 549 1,167 1,682,900 8/19/83
180 48 Monty Python's The Meaning of Life Universal 631,100 13.3% 257 2,455 4,739,500 4/1/83
181 63 Smokey & the Bandit Part III Universal 548,600 30.4% 498 1,102 1,802,800 8/12/83
182 141 A Little Sex Universal 350,400 43.5% 500 701 806,300 4/2/82
183 98 P.K. UTV Communications 441,200 69.6% 272 1,622 634,300 12/19/14
184 185 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
195 114 The Wizard of Oz (3D/IMAX) Warner Bros. 394,600 55.6% 318 1,241 709,900 9/20/13
196 119 A Cry in the Dark Warner Bros. 380,000 22.6% 334 1,138 1,681,000 11/11/88
197 142 A Mighty Wind Warner Bros. 350,300 11.9% 133 2,633 2,948,800 4/16/03
198 149 Empire of the Sun Warner Bros. 336,200 6.1% 225 1,494 5,520,300 12/11/87
199 118 Under the Same Moon Weinstein Company 385,700 22.0% 266 1,450 1,753,500 3/19/08
200 111 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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