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The Movies That Dared to Open Wide Against the Big Game
1982-Present

RankMovie Title (click to view)StudioOpening
Weekend*
% of TotalTheaters / Average Total Adj. Gross**Date^
56 The Reader Weinstein Company $2,539,900 6.7% 1,002 $2,500 $37,909,100 1/30/09
69 Big Bully Warner Bros. $2,037,000 55.4% 1,143 $1,800 $3,678,400 1/26/96
46 The Big Bounce Warner Bros. $4,276,600 51.4% 2,304 $1,900 $8,318,200 1/30/04
38 Bullet to the Head Warner Bros. $4,559,700 48.6% 2,404 $1,900 $9,383,700 2/1/13
61 Letters from Iwo Jima Warner Bros. $1,962,600 12.3% 720 $2,700 $15,928,800 2/2/07
31 Driving Miss Daisy Warner Bros. $10,737,000 5.3% 895 $12,000 $200,704,300 1/26/90
65 Isn't She Great Universal $2,021,300 46.2% 750 $2,700 $4,375,000 1/28/00
41 Fierce Creatures Universal $6,519,700 40.1% 1,593 $4,100 $16,269,000 1/24/97
43 Matinee Universal $6,923,700 37.8% 1,143 $6,100 $18,328,900 1/29/93
24 Big Miracle Universal $7,799,400 38.5% 2,129 $3,700 $20,255,700 2/3/12
20 Sanctum Universal $9,568,100 41.5% 2,787 $3,400 $23,064,400 2/4/11
17 The Wedding Date Universal $13,820,800 35.1% 1,694 $8,200 $39,398,900 2/4/05
14 Because I Said So Universal $15,182,800 30.8% 2,526 $6,000 $49,372,900 2/2/07
34 Fried Green Tomatoes Universal $10,042,900 6.4% 673 $14,900 $158,084,600 1/24/92
58 Hotel Rwanda United Artists $2,876,500 9.8% 823 $3,500 $29,232,300 2/4/05
30 Sniper TriStar $10,989,100 30.1% 1,551 $7,100 $36,521,100 1/29/93
71 An Education Sony Classics $764,200 5.9% 761 $1,000 $12,931,200 2/5/10
60 Capote Sony Classics $2,784,300 7.9% 1,239 $2,200 $35,245,500 2/3/06
11 The Roommate Sony / Screen Gems $15,193,500 40.2% 2,534 $6,000 $37,774,700 2/4/11
12 The Messengers Sony / Screen Gems $17,023,000 41.6% 2,528 $6,700 $40,927,900 2/2/07
9 You Got Served Sony / Screen Gems $20,666,700 39.9% 1,933 $10,700 $51,738,500 1/30/04
8 Boogeyman Sony / Screen Gems $23,620,000 40.7% 3,052 $7,700 $58,057,600 2/4/05
5 When a Stranger Calls Sony / Screen Gems $26,258,500 45.1% 2,999 $8,800 $58,162,900 2/3/06
2 Dear John Sony / Screen Gems $30,506,900 38.1% 2,969 $10,300 $80,115,500 2/5/10
52 Slackers Sony / Columbia $3,816,000 52.7% 1,893 $2,000 $7,242,000 2/1/02
51 Screamers Sony / Columbia $5,230,100 50.8% 1,560 $3,400 $10,286,200 1/26/96
18 Spice World Sony / Columbia $17,867,100 35.9% 2,339 $7,600 $49,801,100 1/23/98
50 Sense and Sensibility Sony / Columbia $5,236,500 6.7% 608 $8,600 $77,854,300 1/26/96
13 The Wedding Planner Sony / Columbia $19,000,300 22.4% 2,785 $6,800 $84,945,400 1/26/01
16 Darkness Falls Sony (Revolution) $15,873,700 36.9% 2,837 $5,600 $42,970,000 1/24/03
49 Strange Wilderness Paramount Classics $3,327,800 45.7% 1,208 $2,800 $7,289,600 2/1/08
19 The Uninvited Paramount (DreamWorks) $11,017,900 34.8% 2,344 $4,700 $31,703,400 1/30/09
37 The Perfect Score Paramount $6,247,300 46.9% 2,208 $2,800 $13,319,200 1/30/04
35 Labor Day Paramount $5,175,300 38.7% 2,584 $2,000 $13,371,500 1/31/14
55 Mother (1996) Paramount $4,485,400 13.5% 621 $7,200 $33,207,700 1/24/97
70 Car 54, Where Are You? Orion Pictures $1,506,700 63.9% 608 $2,500 $2,357,700 1/28/94
45 Monster Newmarket $4,354,800 9.9% 668 $6,500 $44,183,400 1/30/04
40 Over Her Dead Body New Line $4,462,400 53.2% 1,977 $2,300 $8,385,400 2/1/08
28 Sugar & Spice New Line $8,285,100 44.3% 2,150 $3,900 $18,711,800 1/26/01
33 In Love and War New Line $9,519,500 37.9% 1,610 $5,900 $25,113,500 1/24/97
39 Blink New Line $8,398,100 26.4% 1,527 $5,500 $31,794,700 1/28/94
26 Bed of Roses New Line $11,017,100 32.1% 1,545 $7,100 $34,272,500 1/26/96
68 Love Crimes Miramax $2,219,900 50.6% 669 $3,300 $4,388,400 1/24/92
57 Birthday Girl Miramax $3,248,100 46.1% 1,000 $3,200 $7,045,600 2/1/02
48 Phantoms Miramax $5,203,600 54.5% 1,859 $2,800 $9,545,700 1/23/98
54 Children of the Corn II Miramax $5,229,300 39.0% 946 $5,500 $13,422,400 1/29/93
29 Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Miramax $7,700,000 36.4% 1,769 $4,400 $21,131,300 1/24/03
32 Highlander 3: The Final Dimension Miramax $10,131,000 45.0% 1,594 $6,400 $22,513,200 1/27/95
47 The Grifters Miramax $6,260,200 24.6% 766 $8,200 $25,423,400 1/25/91
10 She's All That Miramax $25,173,400 25.4% 2,222 $11,300 $99,291,600 1/29/99
22 Chicago Miramax $10,875,600 4.8% 616 $17,700 $225,318,800 1/24/03
62 That's Dancing! MGM $3,378,600 35.8% 906 $3,700 $9,442,000 1/18/85
53 Zeus and Roxanne MGM $4,778,400 38.1% 1,745 $2,700 $12,544,100 1/24/97
66 Whose Life Is It, Anyway? MGM $3,651,200 16.4% 615 $5,900 $22,218,000 12/2/81
7 Warm Bodies Lionsgate/Summit $20,405,200 30.7% 3,009 $6,800 $66,547,900 2/1/13
63 Stand Up Guys Lionsgate $1,490,100 45.5% 659 $2,300 $3,273,000 2/1/13
25 New in Town Lionsgate $7,193,400 38.8% 1,941 $3,700 $18,552,200 1/30/09
23 From Paris with Love Lionsgate $8,169,100 32.4% 2,722 $3,000 $25,184,800 2/5/10
15 The Eye Lionsgate $13,775,700 39.5% 2,436 $5,700 $34,831,900 2/1/08
59 The Wrestler Fox Searchlight $2,468,200 8.5% 722 $3,400 $29,088,600 1/30/09
44 Crazy Heart Fox Searchlight $3,572,200 9.0% 819 $4,400 $39,535,500 2/5/10
4 Chronicle (2012) Fox $22,115,200 34.1% 2,907 $7,600 $64,877,800 2/3/12
3 Taken Fox $26,373,700 16.4% 3,183 $8,300 $160,753,200 1/30/09
36 Something New Focus Features $5,930,200 42.5% 1,265 $4,700 $13,937,400 2/3/06
21 That Awkward Moment Focus Features $8,742,100 33.5% 2,809 $3,100 $26,066,200 1/31/14
64 Milk Focus Features $1,580,400 4.5% 882 $1,800 $35,300,400 1/30/09
27 Eye of the Beholder Destination $8,801,000 36.1% 1,751 $5,000 $24,368,500 1/28/00
67 Crimes of the Heart DEG $2,565,500 5.4% 685 $3,700 $47,149,100 1/23/87
42 My Chauffeur Crown $7,753,300 75.6% 1,253 $6,200 $10,258,800 1/24/86
6 The Woman in Black CBS Films $20,979,500 38.4% 2,855 $7,300 $54,594,300 2/3/12
1 Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour Buena Vista $34,498,300 47.7% 683 $50,500 $72,373,700 2/1/08

CHART NOTES
* First weekend of wide release.
** Total Grosses do not include additional releases, if any.
^ Date movie went wide if applicable, otherwise the release date.

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