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Highest Theater Average Opening Weekend at the Domestic Box Office for Limited Release Movies


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

Theater Average 2nd Weekend Limited Release
Rank Date Movie Theater
Average
Theaters Cumulative
Gross
1 Mar 7, 2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel $202,792 4 $811,166
2 Sep 14, 2012 The Master $147,262 5 $736,311
3 May 25, 2012 Moonrise Kingdom $130,749 4 $522,996
4 Nov 28, 2014 The Imitation Game $119,838 4 $479,352
5 Dec 9, 2005 Brokeback Mountain $109,485 5 $547,425
6 Oct 17, 2014 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of … $106,099 4 $424,397
7 Nov 6, 2009 Precious (Based on the Novel Push by … $104,025 18 $1,872,458
8 Nov 29, 1996 The Crucible $101,610 1 $101,610
9 Dec 6, 2013 Inside Llewyn Davis $101,353 4 $405,411
10 Oct 21, 2016 Moonlight $100,519 4 $402,075
11 May 20, 2011 Midnight in Paris $99,834 6 $599,003
12 Dec 27, 1996 Evita $97,543 2 $334,440
13 Dec 28, 2007 There Will Be Blood $95,370 2 $314,917
14 May 27, 2011 The Tree of Life $93,230 4 $372,920
15 Jul 22, 2016 Don’t Think Twice $92,835 1 $92,835
16 Nov 26, 2010 The King’s Speech $88,863 4 $355,450
17 Dec 3, 2010 Black Swan $80,212 18 $1,443,809
18 Dec 9, 2011 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy $77,641 4 $310,562
19 Jul 11, 2014 Boyhood $77,524 5 $387,618
20 May 26, 2000 Hum to Mohabbt Karega $75,446 1 $75,446
21 Aug 28, 1998 A Merry War $74,766 5 $373,830
22 Mar 18, 2005 Melinda and Melinda $74,238 1 $74,238
23 Oct 11, 2002 Punch-Drunk Love $73,441 5 $367,203
24 Oct 1, 2004 I Heart Huckabees $73,044 4 $292,177
25 Jun 22, 2012 To Rome with Love $72,272 5 $361,359
26 Jul 15, 2016 Café Society $71,858 5 $359,289
27 Sep 24, 2004 Guiana 1838 $70,910 1 $70,910
28 May 26, 2006 An Inconvenient Truth $70,333 4 $404,879
29 Jul 9, 2010 The Kids Are All Right $70,282 7 $491,971
30 Jun 22, 2007 Sicko $68,969 1 $68,969
31 Aug 24, 2012 Sleepwalk With Me $68,801 1 $68,801
32 Sep 28, 2007 The Darjeeling Limited $67,469 2 $134,938
33 Nov 5, 2010 127 Hours $66,213 4 $264,851
34 Dec 12, 2014 Inherent Vice $65,637 5 $328,184
35 Nov 18, 2016 Manchester by the Sea $64,125 4 $256,498
36 Sep 28, 2007 Se jie $63,918 1 $63,918
37 Nov 20, 2015 Carol $63,378 4 $253,510
38 Dec 26, 2008 Revolutionary Road $63,304 3 $189,911
39 Jul 29, 2005 The Aristocrats $60,949 4 $243,796
40 Dec 5, 2008 Frost/Nixon $60,236 3 $180,708
41 Dec 7, 2007 Juno $59,124 7 $525,155
42 Nov 6, 2015 Spotlight $59,002 5 $295,009
43 Sep 20, 2013 Enough Said $58,200 4 $286,534
44 Sep 25, 2009 Capitalism: A Love Story $57,991 4 $298,550
45 Jun 23, 2017 The Beguiled $57,323 4 $229,292
46 Sep 21, 2012 The Perks of Being a Wallflower $57,090 4 $228,359
47 Mar 27, 2015 While We're Young $56,922 4 $227,688
48 Dec 2, 2016 Jackie $55,743 5 $278,715
49 Dec 14, 2001 The Royal Tenenbaums $55,396 5 $276,981
50 Dec 30, 2011 The Iron Lady $55,102 4 $220,409
51 Dec 6, 2002 Adaptation $54,925 7 $384,478
52 Mar 13, 2009 Sunshine Cleaning $54,798 4 $219,190
53 Nov 20, 2009 Los abrazos rotos $53,556 2 $107,111
54 Sep 24, 2004 The Motorcycle Diaries $53,273 3 $159,819
55 Sep 21, 2007 Into the Wild $53,110 4 $212,440
56 Jul 28, 2006 Little Miss Sunshine $53,000 7 $499,012
57 Mar 17, 2006 Thank You For Smoking $52,585 5 $262,923
58 Nov 22, 2002 Hable con ella $52,198 2 $104,396
59 Oct 22, 2004 Sideways $51,761 4 $207,042
60 Nov 25, 2011 The Artist $51,220 4 $204,878
61 Dec 19, 2008 The Wrestler $50,679 4 $288,220
62 Dec 30, 2005 Match Point $49,824 8 $600,542
63 May 24, 2013 Before Midnight $49,383 5 $246,914
64 Aug 2, 2013 The Spectacular Now $49,354 4 $197,415
65 Nov 19, 2004 La mala educación $49,123 3 $147,370
66 Oct 18, 2013 12 Years a Slave $48,617 19 $923,715
67 Aug 3, 2001 Apocalypse Now Redux $48,496 2 $96,992
68 Dec 31, 2010 Blue Valentine $48,432 4 $291,607
69 Dec 13, 2002 About Schmidt $47,061 6 $282,367
70 Nov 27, 2015 The Danish Girl $46,830 4 $187,318
71 May 11, 2007 Brand Upon the Brain! $46,412 1 $63,837
72 Feb 19, 2010 The Ghost Writer $45,752 4 $183,009
73 Mar 11, 2011 Jane Eyre $45,721 4 $182,885
74 Feb 1, 2008 Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of B… $45,561 683 $31,117,834
75 Nov 2, 2001 Le Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain $45,490 3 $136,470
76 Jun 18, 2010 Cyrus $45,429 4 $181,716
77 Nov 14, 2014 Foxcatcher $45,146 6 $270,877
78 Aug 11, 2017 Ingrid Goes West $45,100 3 $135,301
79 Dec 6, 1996 Everyone Says I Love You $43,893 3 $131,678
80 Nov 9, 2007 No Country for Old Men $43,798 28 $1,226,333
81 Jan 2, 2015 A Most Violent Year $43,197 4 $286,046
82 Aug 8, 2014 Myeong-ryang $43,000 1 $43,000
83 Jun 14, 2013 The Bling Ring $42,879 5 $214,395
84 Jul 21, 1995 Kids $42,855 2 $85,709
85 Jun 29, 2012 Beasts of the Southern Wild $42,426 4 $220,913
86 Nov 25, 2011 A Dangerous Method $41,988 4 $226,685
87 Oct 2, 2009 A Serious Man $41,890 6 $251,337
88 May 11, 2007 Brooklyn Rules $41,811 1 $41,811
89 Mar 31, 2006 Brick $41,787 2 $83,574
90 Feb 13, 2015 What We Do in the Shadows $41,778 2 $83,555
91 Nov 7, 2014 The Theory of Everything $41,753 5 $208,763
92 Dec 8, 2000 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon $41,450 16 $663,205
93 Mar 9, 2007 The Namesake $41,425 6 $248,552
94 Oct 25, 2002 Frida $41,199 5 $205,996
95 Nov 16, 2007 Margot at the Wedding $40,518 2 $81,035
96 Aug 4, 2017 Wind River $40,390 4 $161,558
97 Nov 28, 2008 Milk $40,385 36 $1,941,472
98 Sep 12, 2003 Lost in Translation $40,221 23 $925,087
99 Feb 10, 2017 KEDi $40,103 1 $40,103
100 Nov 4, 2016 Loving $39,904 4 $159,615

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.