Follow us on


Box Office Records > Domestic > Limited Release Movies > Weekend > Biggest Opening Weekend Limited Release

Biggest Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies


See also: Theater Average Limited Release - Top 2016 Theater Average Limited Release - Top 2017 Theater Average Limited Release - Theater Average Opening Weekend Limited Release

This chart contains figures for the biggest Opening Weekends at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies.

Biggest 2nd Weekend Limited Release
Rank Date Movie Gross Theaters Per
Theater
Total
Gross
1 Feb 1, 2008 Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of B… $31,117,834 683 $45,561 $31,117,834
2 Jun 25, 2004 Fahrenheit 9/11 $23,920,637 868 $27,558 $24,078,959
3 Aug 18, 2000 The Original Kings of Comedy $11,053,832 847 $13,051 $11,615,670
4 Jul 5, 2013 Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain $10,030,463 876 $11,450 $17,391,167
5 Mar 21, 2014 God’s Not Dead $9,244,641 780 $11,852 $9,244,641
6 Aug 30, 2013 No se Aceptan Devoluciones $7,846,426 348 $22,547 $7,846,426
7 Dec 3, 2004 Closer $7,707,972 476 $16,193 $7,707,972
8 Oct 7, 2005 The Gospel $7,523,571 969 $7,764 $7,523,571
9 Oct 10, 2014 Addicted $7,485,346 846 $8,848 $7,485,346
10 Aug 2, 2002 Martin Lawrence Live: RunTelDat $7,374,049 752 $9,806 $7,374,049
11 Dec 12, 2014 Top Five $6,896,593 979 $7,045 $6,896,593
12 Nov 7, 2003 Love Actually $6,886,080 576 $11,955 $6,886,080
13 Sep 26, 2008 Fireproof $6,804,764 839 $8,111 $6,804,764
14 Apr 28, 1995 Friday $6,589,341 865 $7,618 $8,111,479
15 Dec 6, 2002 Empire $6,281,415 867 $7,245 $6,281,415
16 Oct 4, 2002 Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie $6,201,345 940 $6,597 $6,201,345
17 Apr 10, 1998 The Players Club $5,894,607 593 $9,940 $8,421,172
18 Apr 20, 2007 Hot Fuzz $5,848,464 825 $7,089 $5,848,464
19 Aug 25, 2006 Idlewild $5,745,780 973 $5,905 $5,745,780
20 Oct 20, 2006 Marie Antoinette $5,361,050 859 $6,241 $5,361,050
21 Jan 9, 2009 Not Easily Broken $5,314,278 724 $7,340 $5,314,278
22 Nov 21, 1997 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil $5,233,658 824 $6,352 $5,233,658
23 Sep 19, 1997 L.A. Confidential $5,211,198 769 $6,777 $5,211,198
24 Nov 14, 2003 Tupac Resurrection $4,632,847 801 $5,784 $4,632,847
25 Dec 12, 1997 Amistad $4,573,523 322 $14,203 $4,661,866
26 Jun 9, 2006 A Prairie Home Companion $4,566,293 760 $6,008 $4,566,293
27 May 14, 1999 Hak hap $4,449,692 979 $4,545 $4,449,692
28 Mar 11, 2016 The Perfect Match $4,294,232 925 $4,642 $4,294,232
29 Aug 27, 1999 In Too Deep $4,220,297 667 $6,327 $5,786,957
30 Aug 8, 1997 Def Jam's How To Be a Player $4,206,656 751 $5,601 $5,736,692
31 Dec 23, 2005 Munich $4,152,260 532 $7,805 $4,152,260
32 Oct 13, 2006 One Night with the King $4,106,862 909 $4,518 $4,106,862
33 Sep 12, 2014 The Drop $4,104,552 809 $5,074 $4,104,552
34 Feb 23, 2007 Amazing Grace $4,054,542 791 $5,126 $4,054,542
35 Feb 22, 2008 Be Kind Rewind $4,050,655 808 $5,013 $4,050,655
36 Dec 24, 2004 The Phantom of the Opera $4,001,890 622 $6,434 $6,323,567
37 Mar 14, 1997 Love Jones $3,908,725 820 $4,767 $3,908,725
38 Oct 23, 2009 Amelia $3,904,047 820 $4,761 $3,904,047
39 May 26, 1995 Tales from the Hood $3,898,983 862 $4,523 $4,786,720
40 May 19, 2000 Small Time Crooks $3,880,723 865 $4,486 $3,880,723
41 Nov 22, 2002 The Emperor's Club $3,846,780 809 $4,755 $3,846,780
42 Aug 15, 2008 Vicky Cristina Barcelona $3,755,575 692 $5,427 $3,755,575
43 Mar 3, 2000 3 Strikes $3,684,704 678 $5,435 $4,575,673
44 Sep 2, 2016 No Manches Frida $3,676,235 362 $10,155 $3,676,235
45 Aug 14, 2009 Gake no ue no Ponyo $3,585,852 927 $3,868 $3,585,852
46 Dec 19, 2014 P.K. $3,565,258 272 $13,108 $3,565,258
47 Apr 15, 2011 The Conspirator $3,506,602 707 $4,960 $3,506,602
48 Jun 29, 2007 Evening $3,501,971 977 $3,584 $3,501,971
49 Apr 11, 2003 House of 1,000 Corpses $3,460,666 595 $5,816 $3,460,666
50 Nov 6, 1998 Belly $3,454,776 600 $5,758 $4,803,817
51 Dec 5, 2008 Cadillac Records $3,445,559 687 $5,015 $3,445,559
52 Sep 4, 2015 Un gallo con muchos huevos $3,424,702 395 $8,670 $3,424,702
53 Oct 3, 2008 Religulous $3,409,643 502 $6,792 $3,428,633
54 Aug 12, 2005 The Great Raid $3,376,009 819 $4,122 $3,376,009
55 Sep 27, 1996 2 Days In The Valley $3,352,440 769 $4,359 $3,352,440
56 Sep 24, 2004 Shaun of the Dead $3,330,781 607 $5,487 $3,330,781
57 Sep 11, 1998 Simon Birch $3,321,370 596 $5,573 $3,321,370
58 May 29, 1998 I Got the Hook-Up! $3,310,349 655 $5,054 $4,449,481
59 Nov 7, 1997 Eve's Bayou $3,287,846 659 $4,989 $3,287,846
60 Oct 20, 2006 Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Chr… $3,277,004 168 $19,506 $3,277,004
61 Dec 23, 2016 Dangal $3,248,481 331 $9,814 $4,081,153
62 Feb 26, 1999 200 Cigarettes $3,244,277 976 $3,324 $3,244,277
63 Jul 10, 2015 Baahubali: The Beginning $3,215,000 236 $13,623 $3,215,000
64 Aug 3, 2007 El Cantante $3,202,035 542 $5,908 $3,202,035
65 Feb 21, 1997 Rosewood $3,154,075 991 $3,183 $3,154,075
66 Jul 28, 2006 Scoop $3,046,924 538 $5,663 $3,046,924
67 Aug 29, 1997 She's So Lovely $3,020,015 824 $3,665 $3,036,081
68 Apr 13, 2007 Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Fi… $3,005,175 877 $3,427 $3,005,175
69 May 16, 1997 Night Falls On Manhattan $2,933,255 758 $3,870 $2,933,255
70 Nov 13, 2009 The Boat That Rocked $2,904,380 882 $3,293 $2,904,380
71 Nov 16, 2001 The Wash $2,875,067 749 $3,839 $3,711,657
72 Aug 26, 2016 Southside with You $2,868,403 813 $3,528 $2,868,403
73 Mar 28, 2014 Cesar Chavez $2,861,528 664 $4,310 $2,861,528
74 Aug 24, 2012 The Apparition $2,841,488 810 $3,508 $2,841,488
75 Oct 26, 2001 Bones $2,823,548 847 $3,334 $3,566,361
76 Jul 17, 2015 Bajrangi Bhaijaan $2,822,564 256 $11,026 $2,822,564
77 May 12, 1995 The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill, Bu… $2,811,355 954 $2,947 $2,811,355
78 Mar 21, 2008 La misma luna $2,769,655 266 $10,412 $3,493,542
79 Feb 9, 1996 Beautiful Girls $2,761,790 752 $3,673 $2,761,790
80 May 21, 1999 The Love Letter $2,692,819 769 $3,502 $2,692,819
81 Jul 25, 2014 A Most Wanted Man $2,686,526 361 $7,442 $2,686,526
82 Jan 31, 1997 Gridlock'd $2,678,372 743 $3,605 $3,603,049
83 Aug 29, 2014 Cantinflas $2,661,253 382 $6,967 $2,661,253
84 Feb 14, 1997 Dangerous Ground $2,647,745 808 $3,277 $0
85 Dec 14, 2012 The Met: Live in HD - Aida $2,600,000 800 $3,250 $2,600,000
86 May 14, 1999 Trippin' $2,527,909 777 $3,253 $3,154,641
87 Mar 17, 1995 Losing Isaiah $2,520,972 912 $2,764 $2,520,972
88 Sep 8, 1995 Last of the Dogmen $2,520,206 929 $2,713 $2,520,206
89 May 8, 1998 Woo $2,517,263 625 $4,028 $2,517,263
90 Mar 27, 1998 Ride $2,513,334 496 $5,067 $2,513,334
91 Oct 10, 2014 Meet the Mormons $2,509,808 317 $7,917 $2,509,808
92 Mar 7, 2008 Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day $2,490,942 535 $4,656 $2,490,942
93 May 16, 1997 Sprung $2,487,702 780 $3,189 $3,002,040
94 Oct 4, 2013 Pulling Strings $2,467,168 387 $6,375 $2,467,168
95 Aug 14, 1998 Return to Paradise $2,465,129 965 $2,555 $2,465,129
96 Aug 30, 2013 Closed Circuit $2,464,931 870 $2,833 $2,976,777
97 Aug 24, 2001 The Curse of the Jade Scorpion $2,459,315 903 $2,723 $2,459,315
98 Jul 17, 2015 Mr. Holmes $2,434,908 361 $6,745 $2,434,908
99 Nov 13, 2015 Prem Ratan Dhan Payo $2,425,585 287 $8,452 $2,813,018
100 Apr 18, 2003 Chasing Papi $2,404,557 585 $4,110 $3,159,602

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.