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Widest Expansion for Limited Release Movies

This chart contains figures for the top 100 Widest Expansions (defined as Maximum Theaters minus Opening Theaters) for limited release movies at the domestic box office.

Rank Released Movie Expansion Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Domestic
Box
Office
1 2008 Slumdog Millionaire 2,933 10 2,943 $141,319,928
2 2010 The King’s Speech 2,580 4 2,584 $138,797,449
3 2007 Juno 2,527 7 2,534 $143,495,265
4 2014 The Imitation Game 2,398 4 2,402 $91,125,143
5 2010 Black Swan 2,389 18 2,407 $106,954,678
6 2001 Gosford Park 2,308 9 2,317 $41,300,105
7 2005 Brokeback Mountain 2,084 5 2,089 $83,043,761
8 2012 2016: Obama’s America 2,016 1 2,017 $33,349,941
9 2000 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2,011 16 2,027 $128,067,808
10 2000 Small Time Crooks 2,009 865 2,874 $17,266,359
11 2007 No Country for Old Men 2,009 28 2,037 $74,273,505
12 2002 My Big Fat Greek Wedding 1,908 108 2,016 $241,438,208
13 2016 Lion 1,798 4 1,802 $51,728,731
14 2004 Sideways 1,783 4 1,787 $71,502,303
15 2011 The Artist 1,752 4 1,756 $44,667,095
16 1999 The Cider House Rules 1,730 8 1,738 $57,547,209
17 1995 Mr. Holland’s Opus 1,658 1 1,659 $82,582,604
18 2007 There Will Be Blood 1,618 2 1,620 $40,222,514
19 1996 In Love and War 1,611 1 1,612 $14,481,231
20 2006 Little Miss Sunshine 1,595 7 1,602 $59,891,098
21 2016 Silence 1,576 4 1,580 $7,100,177
22 2016 Moonlight 1,560 4 1,564 $27,854,931
23 2016 Hell or High Water 1,473 32 1,505 $27,007,844
24 2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel 1,463 4 1,467 $59,076,019
25 2013 12 Years a Slave 1,455 19 1,474 $56,671,993
26 2000 Snatch 1,443 1 1,444 $30,093,107
27 2004 Finding Neverland 1,403 8 1,411 $51,676,606
28 1996 The English Patient 1,399 10 1,409 $78,716,374
29 2006 The Illusionist 1,387 51 1,438 $39,868,642
30 2007 Atonement 1,368 32 1,400 $50,980,159
31 2009 Crazy Heart 1,357 4 1,361 $39,471,742
32 2014 Wild 1,340 21 1,361 $37,880,356
33 2015 Still Alice 1,306 12 1,318 $18,656,400
34 1995 Leaving Las Vegas 1,303 7 1,310 $31,983,777
35 2014 Begin Again 1,297 5 1,302 $16,170,632
36 2003 Love Actually 1,294 576 1,870 $59,472,278
37 2014 Chef 1,292 6 1,298 $31,424,004
38 2002 Punch-Drunk Love 1,288 5 1,293 $17,791,031
39 2012 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 1,271 27 1,298 $46,383,639
40 2012 The Iron Lady 1,240 4 1,244 $29,959,436
41 2002 About Schmidt 1,234 6 1,240 $65,005,217
42 2004 Napoleon Dynamite 1,230 6 1,236 $44,540,956
43 2005 Capote 1,227 12 1,239 $28,750,530
44 2015 Spotlight 1,222 5 1,227 $45,055,776
45 2013 Philomena 1,221 4 1,225 $37,709,979
46 2014 The Theory of Everything 1,215 5 1,220 $35,893,537
47 2014 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) 1,209 4 1,213 $42,340,598
48 2016 Manchester by the Sea 1,209 4 1,213 $47,695,371
49 2008 The Reader 1,195 8 1,203 $34,194,407
50 2015 Trumbo 1,182 5 1,187 $7,857,741
51 1998 The Players Club 1,176 593 1,769 $23,047,939
52 2005 The Upside of Anger 1,157 9 1,166 $18,761,993
53 2004 Fahrenheit 9/11 1,143 868 2,011 $119,114,517
54 1998 La vita è bella 1,130 6 1,136 $57,598,247
55 2006 El Laberinto del Fauno 1,126 17 1,143 $37,634,615
56 2007 Sicko 1,116 1 1,117 $24,538,513
57 2014 Belle 1,110 4 1,114 $10,726,630
58 2007 Becoming Jane 1,110 100 1,210 $18,663,911
59 2008 Frost/Nixon 1,102 3 1,105 $18,622,031
60 2013 Dallas Buyers Club 1,101 9 1,110 $27,298,285
61 2001 In the Bedroom 1,099 4 1,103 $35,930,604
62 2003 Monster 1,089 4 1,093 $34,469,210
63 2016 Eye in the Sky 1,084 5 1,089 $18,704,596
64 2014 God’s Not Dead 1,080 780 1,860 $60,755,732
65 2008 Revolutionary Road 1,074 3 1,077 $22,911,480
66 2014 Bad Words 1,068 6 1,074 $7,779,614
67 2015 Grandma 1,057 4 1,061 $6,980,524
68 1996 Shine 1,043 7 1,050 $35,811,509
69 1996 Evita 1,043 2 1,045 $50,047,179
70 2011 Midnight in Paris 1,032 6 1,038 $56,816,662
71 2009 (500) Days of Summer 1,021 27 1,048 $32,391,374
72 2006 Thank You For Smoking 1,015 5 1,020 $24,793,509
73 2013 Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom 1,006 4 1,010 $8,323,085
74 2002 Antwone Fisher 1,006 15 1,021 $21,078,145
75 1997 Boogie Nights 1,001 2 1,003 $26,410,771
76 2002 The Hours 999 11 1,010 $41,675,994
77 2003 Bend it Like Beckham 996 6 1,002 $32,543,449
78 2001 The Royal Tenenbaums 994 5 999 $52,353,636
79 2009 Capitalism: A Love Story 991 4 995 $14,363,397
80 2010 The Kids Are All Right 987 7 994 $20,811,365
81 2009 Precious (Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire) 985 18 1,003 $47,566,524
82 1995 Sense and Sensibility 984 70 1,054 $42,993,774
83 2006 Friends with Money 982 28 1,010 $13,368,437
84 2013 The Way Way Back 982 19 1,001 $21,502,690
85 2011 Young Adult 979 8 987 $16,311,571
86 2016 Hello, My Name is Doris 975 4 979 $14,444,999
87 2005 Casanova 974 37 1,011 $11,304,403
88 2005 The Producers: The Movie Musical 972 6 978 $19,398,532
89 2007 In the Valley of Elah 969 9 978 $6,777,741
90 2005 Munich 966 532 1,498 $47,379,090
91 2013 Nebraska 964 4 968 $17,654,912
92 1996 Flirting with Disaster 962 7 969 $14,853,474
93 2015 Brooklyn 957 5 962 $38,322,743
94 2014 Magic in the Moonlight 947 17 964 $10,534,510
95 2014 Serbuan maut 2: Berandal 947 7 954 $2,625,803
96 1995 To Die For 943 11 954 $21,284,514
97 2003 Calendar Girls 943 24 967 $31,011,616
98 2007 Across the Universe 941 23 964 $24,343,673
99 2017 The Beguiled 937 4 941 $10,576,669
100 2012 Moonrise Kingdom 920 4 924 $45,512,466

The Domestic Market is defined as the North American movie territory (consisting of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam).

Note: the records on this page only consider movies that were initially released in less than 1,000 theaters and did not have any expansion of more than 1,000 theaters in one week. We only consider movies that were released in 1995 or later, and do not consider movies that only had an IMAX release.

This table is updated daily to reflect the latest studio reports.

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.