> ALL TIME > OPENINGS UNDER 600 THEATERS

Adjuster:

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
1 158 The Seduction Emb $1,503,543 13.2% 597 $2,518 $11,378,339 1/22/82
2 22 Simon Birch BV $3,321,370 18.2% 596 $5,572 $18,253,415 9/11/98
3 32 School Ties Par. $3,020,071 20.5% 595 $5,075 $14,715,067 9/18/92
4 19 House of 1,000 Corpses Lions $3,460,666 27.4% 595 $5,816 $12,634,962 4/11/03
5 28 10 to Midnight MGM $3,050,225 42.5% 595 $5,126 $7,175,592 3/11/83
6 6 The Players Club NL $5,894,607 25.6% 593 $9,940 $23,047,939 4/10/98
7 153 Cabin Boy BV $1,513,507 41.3% 593 $2,552 $3,662,459 1/7/94
8 143 The To-Do List CBS $1,579,402 45.2% 591 $2,672 $3,491,669 7/26/13
9 180 The Wraith NCeV $1,402,535 40.1% 588 $2,385 $3,500,000 11/21/86
10 103 Shoot the Moon MGM $1,870,000 20.3% 585 $3,196 $9,217,530 1/22/82
11 68 Tap TriS $2,217,150 24.3% 585 $3,790 $9,114,702 2/10/89
12 51 Chasing Papi Fox $2,404,557 39.2% 585 $4,110 $6,130,049 4/16/03
13 157 Passed Away BV $1,506,887 37.4% 582 $2,589 $4,030,793 4/24/92
14 89 Duets BV $2,002,588 42.3% 581 $3,446 $4,739,023 9/15/00
15 5 Love Actually Uni. $6,886,080 11.5% 576 $11,955 $59,696,144 11/7/03
16 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
17 195 Seven Days in Utopia Visio $1,316,910 30.1% 561 $2,347 $4,373,074 9/2/11
18 198 The Hitman Can. $1,290,442 27.7% 551 $2,342 $4,654,288 10/25/91
19 122 Birth NL $1,705,577 33.5% 550 $3,101 $5,095,038 10/29/04
20 177 Into the West Mira. $1,410,414 29.4% 550 $2,564 $4,790,801 9/17/93
21 87 Metalstorm Uni. $2,019,000 38.1% 549 $3,677 $5,301,085 8/19/83
22 14 Mo' Better Blues Uni. $4,387,360 27.2% 544 $8,065 $16,153,593 8/3/90
23 39 Disorderlies WB $2,707,980 26.2% 544 $4,977 $10,348,437 8/14/87
24 26 El Cantante PicH $3,202,035 42.4% 542 $5,907 $7,556,712 8/3/07
25 93 Swing Kids BV $1,967,957 34.9% 542 $3,630 $5,632,086 3/5/93
26 134 Critters NL $1,618,800 12.3% 540 $2,997 $13,167,232 4/11/86
27 71 Barney's Great Adventure Poly $2,203,865 18.0% 540 $4,081 $12,218,638 4/3/98
28 49 A Rage in Harlem Mira. $2,458,080 23.6% 540 $4,552 $10,438,504 5/3/91
29 30 Scoop Focus $3,046,924 29.0% 538 $5,663 $10,525,717 7/28/06
30 12 Nuts WB $4,606,083 14.9% 536 $8,593 $30,950,002 11/20/87
31 31 Cousins Par. $3,039,805 13.8% 535 $5,681 $22,026,369 2/10/89
32 46 Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Focus $2,490,942 20.2% 535 $4,655 $12,313,694 3/7/08
33 76 Babies Focus $2,160,460 29.5% 534 $4,046 $7,320,323 5/7/10
34 15 Munich Uni. $4,152,260 8.8% 532 $7,805 $47,403,685 12/23/05
35 33 Wild at Heart Gold. $2,913,764 20.0% 532 $5,477 $14,560,247 8/17/90
36 104 The Missionary Col. $1,864,852 25.8% 532 $3,505 $7,241,180 11/5/82
37 2 Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Uni. $8,684,055 21.6% 530 $16,385 $40,226,215 11/12/04
38 115 Ninja 3: The Domination Can. $1,727,546 22.7% 530 $3,259 $7,610,785 9/14/84
39 112 Avenging Angel NW $1,755,264 31.2% 525 $3,343 $5,622,787 1/11/85
40 50 If You Could See What I Hear JenF $2,408,000 27.7% 524 $4,595 $8,693,512 4/23/82
41 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
42 11 House Party NL $4,611,024 17.5% 520 $8,867 $26,385,627 3/9/90
43 121 1969 Atl $1,709,120 28.6% 520 $3,286 $5,979,011 11/18/88
44 34 Krush Groove WB $2,905,293 26.3% 519 $5,597 $11,052,713 10/25/85
45 128 Ski Patrol Triu $1,648,000 19.3% 515 $3,200 $8,533,973 1/12/90
46 175 Illegal Tender Uni. $1,425,915 45.9% 512 $2,784 $3,106,835 8/24/07
47 119 Vice Squad Emb $1,717,205 13.0% 510 $3,367 $13,253,583 1/22/82
48 95 Six Pack Fox $1,946,418 9.6% 504 $3,861 $20,225,989 7/16/82
49 62 Author! Author! Fox $2,279,260 17.4% 504 $4,522 $13,111,101 6/18/82
50 21 Religulous LGF $3,409,643 26.2% 502 $6,792 $13,011,160 10/1/08
51 83 Serial Mom Sav. $2,040,450 26.1% 502 $4,064 $7,820,688 4/13/94
52 29 Yentl MGM $3,050,219 7.6% 501 $6,088 $40,218,899 11/18/83
53 44 A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy WB $2,514,478 27.7% 501 $5,018 $9,077,269 7/16/82
54 187 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
55 42 Fast Times at Ridgemont High Uni. $2,545,674 9.4% 498 $5,111 $27,092,880 8/13/82
56 114 Smokey & the Bandit Part III Uni. $1,728,060 30.4% 498 $3,470 $5,678,950 8/12/83
57 45 Ride Mira. $2,513,334 45.8% 496 $5,067 $5,485,295 3/27/98
58 139 Celebrity Mira. $1,588,013 31.3% 493 $3,221 $5,078,660 11/20/98
59 100 The Philadelphia Experiment NW $1,877,000 23.2% 490 $3,830 $8,103,330 8/3/84
60 48 Skin Deep Fox $2,460,262 12.5% 489 $5,031 $19,674,852 3/3/89
61 58 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
62 65 The Sword in the Stone (Re-issue) BV $2,230,614 18.6% 487 $4,580 $12,000,000 3/25/83
63 135 Millennium Fox $1,614,692 28.0% 486 $3,322 $5,777,099 8/25/89
64 7 Steel Magnolias TriS $5,425,440 6.5% 480 $11,303 $83,759,091 11/17/89
65 137 Flawless (1999) MGM $1,590,155 35.4% 478 $3,326 $4,488,529 11/26/99
66 4 Closer Sony $7,707,972 22.7% 476 $16,193 $33,987,757 12/3/04
67 169 Eddie and the Cruisers Emb $1,444,886 30.2% 475 $3,041 $4,786,789 9/23/83
68 194 Let's Spend the Night Together Emb $1,319,050 34.5% 475 $2,776 $3,821,199 2/11/83
69 118 The House of the Spirits Mira. $1,719,085 27.4% 474 $3,626 $6,265,311 4/1/94
70 74 Bad Boys (1983) Uni. $2,171,197 23.6% 468 $4,639 $9,190,819 3/25/83
71 191 Blame It On the Bellboy BV $1,326,472 42.7% 462 $2,871 $3,104,545 3/6/92
72 80 She's the One FoxS $2,088,492 21.9% 459 $4,550 $9,538,948 8/23/96
73 99 Fly Me to the Moon Sum. $1,900,523 13.8% 452 $4,205 $13,816,982 8/15/08
74 18 Dead Again Par. $3,479,395 9.2% 450 $7,731 $38,016,380 8/23/91
75 105 Valley Girl Atl $1,856,780 10.7% 442 $4,200 $17,343,596 4/29/83
76 133 All the Right Moves Fox $1,625,486 9.4% 442 $3,677 $17,233,166 10/21/83
77 186 Facing the Giants IDP $1,343,537 13.2% 441 $3,046 $10,178,331 9/29/06
78 142 To Save a Life Gold. $1,581,517 41.9% 441 $3,586 $3,777,210 1/22/10
79 156 Tuff Turf Orion $1,509,380 16.1% 440 $3,430 $9,369,329 1/11/85
80 193 Choke FoxS $1,319,286 45.1% 435 $3,033 $2,926,565 9/26/08
81 77 Revenge of the Ninja MGM $2,114,125 16.1% 432 $4,893 $13,168,027 9/9/83
82 1 Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol Par. $12,785,204 6.1% 425 $30,083 $209,397,903 12/16/11
83 10 Colors Orion $4,747,118 10.2% 422 $11,249 $46,616,067 4/15/88
84 43 You So Crazy Gold. $2,521,746 24.8% 417 $6,047 $10,184,701 4/29/94
85 79 Glengarry Glen Ross NL $2,104,402 19.6% 416 $5,058 $10,725,228 10/2/92
86 75 My Family NL $2,164,840 19.5% 413 $5,241 $11,079,373 5/5/95
87 116 Tomboy Crwn $1,723,935 12.2% 409 $4,215 $14,100,000 1/25/85
88 24 Benny and Joon MGM $3,285,063 14.1% 408 $8,051 $23,261,580 4/16/93
89 55 Woman, Thou Art Loosed Magn. $2,325,474 33.8% 408 $5,699 $6,879,730 10/1/04
90 166 Weekend Pass Crwn $1,451,676 6.9% 399 $3,638 $21,058,033 2/3/84
91 173 Silent Night, Deadly Night TriS $1,432,800 57.5% 398 $3,600 $2,491,460 11/9/84
92 52 The Inkwell BV $2,358,988 26.6% 390 $6,048 $8,880,705 4/22/94
93 124 October Baby (2012) Gold. $1,697,130 32.9% 390 $4,352 $5,157,886 3/23/12
94 109 Racing with the Moon Par. $1,803,432 29.8% 389 $4,636 $6,045,647 3/23/84
95 47 Pulling Strings LGF $2,467,168 42.2% 387 $6,375 $5,842,961 10/4/13
96 188 Ong Bak: The Thai Warrior Magn. $1,334,869 29.3% 387 $3,449 $4,563,167 2/11/05
97 61 Casa De Mi Padre LGF $2,287,239 38.7% 382 $5,988 $5,909,483 3/16/12
98 141 Home Run Gold. $1,582,466 55.3% 381 $4,153 $2,861,020 4/19/13
99 102 Death Wish II Film $1,871,487 11.6% 377 $4,964 $16,100,000 2/19/82
100 117 The Sicilian Fox $1,720,351 31.8% 370 $4,649 $5,406,879 10/23/87
101 86 Friends with Kids RAtt. $2,019,083 27.9% 369 $5,472 $7,251,073 3/9/12
102 154 Revenge of the Nerds Fox $1,513,090 3.7% 364 $4,156 $40,874,452 7/20/84
103 69 Mud RAtt. $2,215,891 10.3% 363 $6,104 $21,590,086 4/26/13
104 176 Before Sunrise Sony $1,423,537 25.7% 363 $3,921 $5,535,405 1/27/95
105 35 The World According to Garp WB $2,902,088 9.8% 357 $8,129 $29,712,172 7/23/82
106 16 Do the Right Thing Uni. $3,563,535 12.9% 353 $10,095 $27,545,445 6/30/89
107 182 Just Between Friends Orion $1,390,718 21.7% 352 $3,950 $6,408,791 3/21/86
108 146 Rize Lions $1,574,787 47.2% 352 $4,473 $3,336,391 6/24/05
109 84 Above the Law WB $2,037,938 10.8% 350 $5,822 $18,869,631 4/8/88
110 82 Children of the Corn NW $2,042,821 14.0% 350 $5,836 $14,568,989 3/9/84
111 3 Instructions Not Included LGF $7,846,426 17.7% 348 $22,547 $44,467,206 8/30/13
112 23 An Officer and a Gentleman Par. $3,304,679 2.6% 346 $9,551 $129,795,554 7/30/82
113 64 Deathtrap WB $2,238,977 11.6% 341 $6,565 $19,282,134 3/19/82
114 132 Ladron Que Roba A Ladron LGF $1,626,090 40.5% 340 $4,782 $4,011,254 8/31/07
115 192 Wise Guys MGM $1,324,456 15.6% 338 $3,918 $8,475,466 4/18/86
116 161 The Show Sav. $1,482,892 54.9% 336 $4,413 $2,702,578 8/25/95
117 9 Pitch Perfect Uni. $5,149,433 7.9% 335 $15,371 $65,001,093 9/28/12
118 149 A Cry in the Dark WB $1,561,793 22.6% 334 $4,676 $6,908,797 11/11/88
119 70 Angel NW $2,214,824 12.7% 330 $6,711 $17,488,564 1/13/84
120 106 The Package Orion $1,851,673 17.4% 323 $5,732 $10,647,219 8/25/89
121 13 Amistad DW $4,573,523 10.3% 322 $14,203 $44,229,441 12/10/97
122 183 Girl in Progress LGF $1,384,078 53.0% 322 $4,298 $2,609,412 5/11/12
123 27 The Wizard of Oz (3D/IMAX) WB $3,093,998 54.9% 318 $9,730 $5,633,202 9/20/13
124 147 Megiddo: The Omega Code II 8X $1,573,454 26.0% 314 $5,011 $6,047,691 9/21/01
125 174 Joysticks JenF $1,431,065 36.2% 310 $4,616 $3,952,448 3/4/83
126 59 Falling in Love Par. $2,293,710 20.6% 305 $7,520 $11,129,057 11/21/84
127 72 Foolish Art. $2,184,633 36.2% 305 $7,162 $6,033,999 4/9/99
128 144 Metallica Through the Never PH $1,576,561 46.1% 305 $5,169 $3,419,967 9/27/13
129 54 The Omega Code Prov. $2,354,362 18.7% 304 $7,744 $12,614,346 10/15/99
130 163 Bad Company (1995) BV $1,459,824 39.7% 302 $4,833 $3,674,841 1/20/95
131 94 Top Gun 3D Par. $1,965,737 65.1% 300 $6,552 $3,018,873 2/8/13
132 125 Atlas Shrugged: Part I RM $1,686,347 36.4% 299 $5,640 $4,627,375 4/15/11
133 91 Veronica Mars WB $1,988,351 60.0% 291 $6,833 $3,312,481 3/14/14
134 160 Shine a Light ParV $1,488,081 27.0% 276 $5,391 $5,505,267 4/4/08
135 131 Tea with Mussolini MGM $1,633,183 11.3% 270 $6,048 $14,401,563 5/14/99
136 145 Possession (2002) Focus $1,575,214 15.6% 270 $5,834 $10,113,733 8/16/02
137 151 Desperately Seeking Susan Orion $1,526,098 5.6% 268 $5,694 $27,398,584 3/29/85
138 88 Manhattan Murder Mystery TriS $2,015,360 17.8% 268 $7,520 $11,330,911 8/18/93
139 189 Paid in Full Mira. $1,328,789 43.0% 268 $4,958 $3,090,862 10/25/02
140 127 Raiders of the Lost Ark (IMAX) Par. $1,673,731 53.6% 267 $6,269 $3,125,613 9/7/12
141 38 Under the Same Moon Wein. $2,769,655 22.0% 266 $10,412 $12,590,147 3/19/08
142 53 The Falcon and the Snowman Orion $2,358,846 13.8% 265 $8,901 $17,130,087 1/25/85
143 184 Homework JenF $1,366,535 46.9% 262 $5,215 $2,914,328 8/27/82
144 17 Terms of Endearment Par. $3,498,813 3.2% 260 $13,456 $108,423,489 11/23/83
145 200 Death at a Funeral (2007) MGM $1,282,973 15.0% 260 $4,934 $8,580,428 8/17/07
146 92 Monty Python's The Meaning of Life Uni. $1,987,853 13.3% 257 $7,734 $14,929,552 4/1/83
147 138 Vigilante FVI $1,588,464 31.2% 250 $6,353 $5,091,888 3/4/83
148 179 Crimes of the Heart DEG $1,402,921 6.1% 246 $5,702 $22,905,522 12/12/86
149 113 My Week with Marilyn Wein. $1,750,507 12.0% 244 $7,174 $14,600,347 11/23/11
150 63 Bean Gram. $2,255,233 5.0% 242 $9,319 $45,319,423 10/17/97
151 20 Dhoom 3 Yash $3,423,508 42.6% 239 $14,324 $8,031,955 12/20/13
152 167 The Hoax Mira. $1,449,320 20.2% 235 $6,167 $7,164,995 4/6/07
153 110 The Sword and the Sorcerer Gr1 $1,798,879 4.6% 233 $7,720 $39,103,425 4/23/82
154 136 The Right Stuff WB $1,601,167 7.6% 229 $6,991 $21,192,102 10/21/83
155 196 Empire of the Sun WB $1,314,509 5.9% 225 $5,842 $22,238,696 12/11/87
156 73 Quest for Fire Fox $2,171,303 10.4% 223 $9,736 $20,959,585 2/12/82
157 67 Full Metal Jacket WB $2,217,307 4.8% 215 $10,313 $46,357,676 6/26/87
158 37 Pride and Prejudice Focus $2,865,017 7.5% 215 $13,325 $38,405,088 11/11/05
159 97 Children of a Lesser God Par. $1,909,084 6.0% 215 $8,879 $31,853,080 10/3/86
160 181 New Jersey Drive Gram. $1,395,028 39.1% 210 $6,642 $3,565,508 4/21/95
161 168 Ram-Leela Eros $1,449,174 52.9% 204 $7,104 $2,738,863 11/15/13
162 107 The Tailor of Panama Sony $1,837,068 13.4% 199 $9,231 $13,729,742 3/30/01
163 90 Arbitrage RAtt. $2,002,165 25.3% 197 $10,163 $7,919,574 9/14/12
164 66 Chennai Express UTV $2,220,497 41.8% 196 $11,329 $5,307,960 8/8/13
165 120 The Color Purple WB $1,710,333 1.8% 192 $8,907 $94,175,854 12/20/85
166 162 Filly Brown LGF $1,478,323 51.9% 188 $7,863 $2,850,357 4/19/13
167 130 Talaash Relbig. $1,638,706 57.1% 172 $9,527 $2,871,956 11/30/12
168 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
169 123 Day of the Dead UFD $1,700,000 34.0% 168 $10,119 $5,000,000 7/19/85
170 190 Bella RAtt. $1,328,448 16.5% 165 $8,051 $8,070,537 10/26/07
171 148 Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani Eros $1,568,677 41.0% 161 $9,743 $3,827,466 5/31/13
172 199 Jab Tak Hai Jaan Yash $1,283,585 42.1% 161 $7,973 $3,047,539 11/13/12
173 126 Don 2 Relbig. $1,673,921 45.5% 157 $10,662 $3,680,306 12/22/11
174 85 Rob Roy MGM $2,023,272 6.4% 133 $15,212 $31,596,911 4/7/95
175 78 A Mighty Wind WB $2,112,140 11.9% 133 $15,880 $17,781,006 4/16/03
176 172 Bon Cop, Bad Cop All. $1,433,259 11.3% 133 $10,776 $12,665,721 8/4/06
177 57 Almost Famous DW $2,314,646 7.1% 131 $17,669 $32,534,850 9/15/00
178 152 Radio Days Orion $1,522,423 10.3% 128 $11,893 $14,792,779 1/30/87
179 96 My Name is Khan FoxS $1,944,027 48.4% 120 $16,200 $4,018,771 2/12/10
180 129 3 Idiots Relbig. $1,645,502 25.2% 119 $13,828 $6,532,874 12/23/09
181 111 Om Shanti Om Eros $1,764,131 49.0% 114 $15,474 $3,597,372 11/9/07
182 159 The Road W/Dim. $1,502,231 18.5% 111 $13,534 $8,117,000 11/25/09
183 197 Jodhaa Akbar UTV $1,300,000 37.8% 100 $13,000 $3,440,718 2/15/08
184 98 Kevin Hart: Laugh at My Pain Code $1,908,420 24.8% 98 $19,474 $7,706,436 9/9/11
185 178 Ghosts of the Abyss (IMAX & 35mm) BV $1,408,474 8.3% 97 $14,520 $17,040,871 4/11/03
186 150 The Remains of the Day Col. $1,528,982 6.6% 94 $16,265 $23,237,911 11/5/93
187 56 The Age of Innocence Col. $2,317,289 7.2% 83 $27,919 $32,255,440 9/17/93
188 81 Chicago Mira. $2,074,929 1.2% 77 $26,947 $170,687,518 12/27/02
189 41 Beauty and the Beast (IMAX) BV $2,589,334 10.2% 68 $38,078 $25,487,190 1/1/02
190 165 NASCAR 3D: The IMAX Experience (IMAX) WB $1,452,639 6.7% 68 $21,362 $21,583,831 3/12/04
191 108 The Lion King (IMAX) BV $1,825,849 11.6% 66 $27,664 $15,686,215 12/27/02
192 185 Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna Yash $1,351,786 41.3% 64 $21,121 $3,275,444 8/11/06
193 171 Attack of the Clones: The IMAX Experience (IMAX) Fox $1,435,259 16.9% 58 $24,745 $8,485,488 11/1/02
194 60 Fantasia 2000 (35mm & IMAX) BV $2,290,525 3.8% 54 $42,417 $60,655,420 1/1/00
195 164 Milk Focus $1,453,844 4.6% 36 $40,385 $31,841,299 11/26/08
196 155 The Blair Witch Project Art. $1,512,054 1.1% 27 $56,002 $140,539,099 7/16/99
197 170 Black Swan FoxS $1,443,809 1.4% 18 $80,212 $106,954,678 12/3/10
198 101 Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire LGF $1,872,458 3.9% 18 $104,025 $47,566,524 11/6/09
199 40 Pocahontas BV $2,689,714 1.9% 6 $448,285 $141,579,773 6/16/95
200 140 The Lion King BV $1,586,753 0.5% 2 $793,377 $312,855,561 6/15/94

* 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.

back to
ALL TIME MAIN PAGE