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Top Grossing Movies Never to Go Into Wide Release

The chart below contains figures for the top 100 movies released since 1990 that never played in 1,000 theaters or more.

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

 Maximum
Theaters
Release
Date
MovieTotal Gross
1 64 Apr 19, 2002 Space Station $93,200,087
2 63 Mar 6, 1998 Everest $87,178,599
3 687 Feb 1, 2008 Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour $65,281,781
4 n/a Oct 18, 1991 Antarctica $65,000,000
5 n/a Dec 31, 1995 The Living Sea $64,800,000
6 54 Jan 1, 2000 Fantasia 2000 (IMAX) $60,507,228
7 926 Jul 12, 1991 Boyz n the Hood $56,190,094
8 n/a Oct 20, 2000 Dolphins $54,000,000
9 38 Oct 23, 1998 T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous $53,743,249
10 999 Dec 14, 2001 The Royal Tenenbaums $52,353,636
11 151 Mar 19, 2010 Hubble 3D $51,670,016
12 47 Mar 3, 2006 Deep Sea 3D $46,192,403
13 783 Aug 13, 1997 The Full Monty $45,857,453
14 905 Mar 8, 1991 New Jack City $45,634,270
15 924 May 25, 2012 Moonrise Kingdom $45,512,466
16 847 Dec 22, 2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou? $45,506,619
17 882 Sep 12, 2003 Lost in Translation $44,585,453
18 978 Aug 30, 2013 No se Aceptan Devoluciones $44,467,206
19 27 Jul 16, 1998 Mysteries of Egypt $40,593,286
20 821 Dec 29, 1995 Dead Man Walking $39,379,757
21 523 Nov 12, 1993 The Piano $38,513,715
22 962 Nov 4, 2015 Brooklyn $38,322,743
23 958 Jul 24, 1991 The Doctor $37,497,480
24 940 Aug 23, 1991 Dead Again $36,649,419
25 108 Feb 13, 2009 Under the Sea 3D $35,014,667
26 82 Sep 23, 2005 Magnificent Desolation $34,126,126
27 905 Sep 26, 2008 Fireproof $33,456,317
28 303 Nov 2, 2001 Le Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain $33,201,661
29 600 Sep 8, 1993 The Joy Luck Club $32,790,064
30 842 Dec 27, 2002 The Pianist $32,519,322
31 892 Jul 3, 2013 Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain $32,244,051
32 839 Sep 17, 1993 The Age of Innocence $32,014,993
33 882 Nov 26, 2008 Milk $31,841,299
34 844 Jun 7, 1991 Jungle Fever $31,739,045
35 929 Oct 7, 2005 Good Night, and Good Luck $31,501,218
36 714 Dec 26, 2001 Monster's Ball $31,273,922
37 967 Dec 19, 2003 Calendar Girls $31,011,616
38 624 Nov 6, 1998 Elizabeth $30,012,990
39 718 Dec 25, 1990 Green Card $29,804,169
40 972 Sep 23, 1994 The Shawshank Redemption $28,233,104
41 581 May 26, 1993 Menace II Society $27,731,527
42 986 Jan 12, 1990 Internal Affairs $27,661,878
43 883 Apr 26, 1995 Friday $27,409,510
44 813 Jul 28, 2004 Garden State $26,782,316
45 700 Mar 9, 1990 House Party $26,385,627
46 776 Dec 17, 2008 The Wrestler $26,238,243
47 248 Mar 13, 1992 Howards End $25,919,211
48 794 Oct 25, 2002 Frida $25,885,000
49 531 Mar 16, 2001 Memento $25,530,884
50 68 Jan 1, 2002 Beauty and the Beast (IMAX) $25,487,028
51 775 Jul 11, 2014 Boyhood $25,379,975
52 495 Dec 29, 1993 In the Name of the Father $25,096,862
53 540 Nov 20, 1998 Waking Ned Devine $24,788,807
54 822 Sep 14, 1994 Quiz Show $24,775,084
55 564 Oct 20, 2006 Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D $24,732,041
56 208 Apr 8, 2011 Born to be Wild 3D $24,692,162
57 716 Mar 8, 1996 Fargo $24,547,547
58 964 Sep 14, 2007 Across the Universe $24,343,673
59 886 Dec 9, 2011 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy $24,149,393
60 587 May 24, 2006 An Inconvenient Truth $23,814,997
61 252 Oct 5, 2007 Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure $23,746,066
62 824 Dec 22, 2004 Hotel Rwanda $23,519,128
63 902 Mar 15, 1995 Circle of Friends $23,333,082
64 876 Aug 16, 1995 The Usual Suspects $23,272,306
65 726 Aug 15, 2008 Vicky Cristina Barcelona $23,216,709
66 512 Dec 28, 2005 Match Point $23,089,926
67 768 Dec 17, 1990 The Russia House $22,998,000
68 517 Nov 5, 1993 The Remains of the Day $22,954,968
69 630 Oct 29, 1999 Being John Malkovich $22,858,926
70 201 May 7, 1993 Much Ado About Nothing $22,549,338
71 672 Dec 6, 2002 Adaptation $22,498,520
72 848 Aug 2, 1996 Emma $22,041,742
73 510 Oct 13, 2000 Billy Elliot $21,995,263
74 430 Jun 14, 1995 Il Postino $21,812,813
75 452 Apr 10, 1992 The Player $21,706,101
76 172 Feb 17, 1993 Como agua para chocolate $21,656,534
77 960 Apr 26, 2013 Mud $21,590,086
78 248 Oct 11, 2002 Bowling for Columbine $21,576,018
79 73 Mar 12, 2004 NASCAR: The IMAX Experience $21,550,235
80 954 Sep 27, 1995 To Die For $21,016,710
81 994 Jul 9, 2010 The Kids Are All Right $20,811,365
82 556 Jun 6, 2003 Whale Rider $20,779,666
83 751 Dec 17, 1997 The Apostle $20,733,485
84 804 Sep 28, 1994 Jason's Lyric $20,680,473
85 525 Dec 19, 1990 Hamlet $20,488,197
86 767 Jun 9, 2006 A Prairie Home Companion $20,342,852
87 838 Feb 25, 1994 8 Seconds $19,582,455
88 972 Aug 12, 1994 Corrina, Corrina $19,452,694
89 978 Dec 16, 2005 The Producers: The Movie Musical $19,398,532
90 855 Jan 12, 1994 House Party 3 $19,194,572
91 774 Aug 2, 2002 Martin Lawrence Live: RunTelDat $19,184,820
92 735 Dec 25, 1996 Mother $19,119,165
93 41 Mar 14, 2003 Bugs! $19,084,280
94 708 May 2, 2007 Waitress $19,067,631
95 886 Dec 21, 2012 The Impossible $19,019,882
96 23 Jul 11, 1997 Thrill Ride: The Science of Fun $18,798,682
97 56 May 5, 2000 Michael Jordan to the MAX $18,642,318
98 918 Sep 18, 1991 Paradise $18,634,643
99 497 Sep 27, 2000 Best in Show $18,621,249
100 14 Oct 29, 1999 Galapagos $18,556,937