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

RowRankMovie Title (click to view)StudioOpening
Weekend*
% of TotalTheaters / AverageTotal Gross**Date^
1 70 Car 54, Where Are You? Orion $791,182 63.9% 608 $1,301 $1,238,080 1/28/94
2 69 Big Bully WB $1,131,094 55.4% 1,143 $989 $2,042,530 1/26/96
3 68 Love Crimes Mira. $1,157,370 50.6% 669 $1,730 $2,287,928 1/24/92
4 65 Isn't She Great Uni. $1,368,705 46.2% 750 $1,824 $2,962,465 1/28/00
5 63 Stand Up Guys LGF $1,486,390 44.9% 659 $2,256 $3,310,031 2/1/13
6 62 That's Dancing! MGM $1,506,802 35.8% 906 $1,663 $4,210,938 1/18/85
7 42 My Chauffeur Crwn $3,613,652 75.6% 1,253 $2,884 $4,781,448 1/24/86
8 57 Birthday Girl Mira. $2,370,809 46.1% 1,000 $2,370 $5,142,576 2/1/02
9 52 Slackers Sony $2,785,283 52.7% 1,893 $1,471 $5,285,941 2/1/02
10 48 Phantoms Mira. $3,065,951 54.5% 1,859 $1,649 $5,624,282 1/23/98
11 51 Screamers Sony $2,904,140 50.8% 1,560 $1,861 $5,711,695 1/26/96
12 46 The Big Bounce WB $3,336,374 51.4% 2,304 $1,448 $6,489,476 1/30/04
13 49 Strange Wilderness ParC $3,001,719 45.7% 1,208 $2,485 $6,575,282 2/1/08
14 54 Children of the Corn II Mira. $2,719,750 39.0% 946 $2,875 $6,980,986 1/29/93
15 53 Zeus and Roxanne MGM $2,755,382 38.1% 1,745 $1,579 $7,233,324 1/24/97
16 40 Over Her Dead Body NL $4,025,115 53.2% 1,977 $2,036 $7,563,670 2/1/08
17 66 Whose Life Is It, Anyway? MGM $1,348,576 16.4% 615 $2,192 $8,206,145 12/2/81
18 41 Fierce Creatures Uni. $3,759,480 40.1% 1,593 $2,360 $9,381,260 1/24/97
19 38 Bullet to the Head WB $4,548,201 47.9% 2,404 $1,892 $9,489,829 2/1/13
20 43 Matinee Uni. $3,601,015 37.8% 1,143 $3,150 $9,532,895 1/29/93
21 37 The Perfect Score Par. $4,873,819 46.9% 2,208 $2,207 $10,391,003 1/30/04
22 36 Something New Focus $4,879,736 42.5% 1,265 $3,857 $11,468,568 2/3/06
23 32 Highlander 3: The Final Dimension Mira. $5,536,435 45.0% 1,594 $3,473 $12,303,080 1/27/95
24 71 An Education SPC $763,234 6.1% 761 $1,003 $12,574,914 2/5/10
25 28 Sugar & Spice NL $5,891,176 44.3% 2,150 $2,740 $13,305,101 1/26/01
26 35 Labor Day Par. $5,175,282 38.7% 2,584 $2,003 $13,371,528 1/31/14
27 47 The Grifters Mira. $3,311,000 24.6% 766 $4,322 $13,446,769 1/25/91
28 61 Letters from Iwo Jima WB $1,696,356 12.3% 720 $2,356 $13,756,082 2/2/07
29 33 In Love and War NL $5,489,245 37.9% 1,610 $3,409 $14,481,231 1/24/97
30 29 Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Mira. $5,833,052 36.4% 1,769 $3,297 $16,007,718 1/24/03
31 27 Eye of the Beholder Dest. $5,959,447 36.1% 1,751 $3,403 $16,500,786 1/28/00
32 39 Blink NL $4,410,077 26.4% 1,527 $2,888 $16,696,219 1/28/94
33 25 New in Town LGF $6,741,530 40.3% 1,941 $3,473 $16,734,283 1/30/09
34 30 Sniper TriS $5,715,435 30.1% 1,551 $3,685 $18,994,653 1/29/93
35 26 Bed of Roses NL $6,117,558 32.1% 1,545 $3,959 $19,030,691 1/26/96
36 55 Mother (1996) Par. $2,586,424 13.5% 621 $4,164 $19,145,198 1/24/97
37 24 Big Miracle Uni. $7,760,205 38.5% 2,129 $3,645 $20,157,300 2/3/12
38 67 Crimes of the Heart DEG $1,260,195 5.5% 685 $1,839 $22,905,522 1/23/87
39 20 Sanctum Uni. $9,447,930 40.7% 2,787 $3,390 $23,209,310 2/4/11
40 58 Hotel Rwanda UA $2,316,416 9.8% 823 $2,814 $23,530,892 2/4/05
41 23 From Paris with Love LGF $8,158,860 33.9% 2,722 $2,997 $24,077,427 2/5/10
42 21 That Awkward Moment Focus $8,742,109 33.5% 2,809 $3,112 $26,068,955 1/31/14
43 59 The Wrestler FoxS $2,313,149 8.8% 722 $3,204 $26,238,243 1/30/09
44 19 The Uninvited P/DW $10,325,824 36.1% 2,344 $4,405 $28,596,818 1/30/09
45 60 Capote SPC $2,291,075 8.0% 1,239 $1,849 $28,750,530 2/3/06
46 18 Spice World Sony $10,527,222 35.9% 2,339 $4,501 $29,342,592 1/23/98
47 15 The Eye LGF $12,425,776 39.5% 2,436 $5,101 $31,418,697 2/1/08
48 17 The Wedding Date Uni. $11,129,580 35.1% 1,694 $6,570 $31,726,995 2/4/05
49 64 Milk Focus $1,481,155 4.7% 882 $1,679 $31,841,299 1/30/09
50 16 Darkness Falls SonR $12,024,917 36.9% 2,837 $4,238 $32,551,396 1/24/03
51 56 The Reader Wein. $2,380,376 7.0% 1,002 $2,376 $34,194,407 1/30/09
52 45 Monster NM $3,397,404 9.9% 668 $5,085 $34,469,210 1/30/04
53 12 The Messengers SGem $14,713,321 41.6% 2,528 $5,820 $35,374,833 2/2/07
54 11 The Roommate SGem $15,002,635 40.2% 2,534 $5,921 $37,300,107 2/4/11
55 44 Crazy Heart FoxS $3,567,671 9.0% 819 $4,356 $39,464,306 2/5/10
56 9 You Got Served SGem $16,123,105 39.9% 1,933 $8,340 $40,363,810 1/30/04
57 14 Because I Said So Uni. $13,122,865 30.8% 2,526 $5,195 $42,674,040 2/2/07
58 50 Sense and Sensibility Sony $2,907,705 6.7% 608 $4,782 $43,182,776 1/26/96
59 8 Boogeyman SGem $19,020,655 40.7% 3,052 $6,232 $46,752,382 2/4/05
60 5 When a Stranger Calls SGem $21,607,203 45.1% 2,999 $7,204 $47,860,214 2/3/06
61 6 The Woman in Black CBS $20,874,072 38.4% 2,855 $7,311 $54,333,290 2/3/12
62 13 The Wedding Planner Sony $13,510,293 22.4% 2,785 $4,851 $60,400,856 1/26/01
63 10 She's All That Mira. $16,065,430 25.4% 2,222 $7,230 $63,366,989 1/29/99
64 4 Chronicle (2012) Fox $22,004,098 34.1% 2,907 $7,569 $64,575,175 2/3/12
65 1 Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour BV $31,117,834 47.7% 683 $45,561 $65,281,781 2/1/08
66 7 Warm Bodies LG/S $20,353,967 30.7% 3,009 $6,764 $66,380,662 2/1/13
67 2 Dear John SGem $30,468,614 38.1% 2,969 $10,262 $80,014,842 2/5/10
68 34 Fried Green Tomatoes Uni. $5,235,940 6.4% 673 $7,780 $82,418,501 1/24/92
69 31 Driving Miss Daisy WB $5,705,721 5.4% 895 $6,375 $106,593,296 1/26/90
70 3 Taken Fox $24,717,037 17.0% 3,183 $7,765 $145,000,989 1/30/09
71 22 Chicago Mira. $8,238,709 4.8% 616 $13,374 $170,687,518 1/24/03

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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