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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Top Grossing Movies Never to Go Into Wide Release

The following table lists films released since 1990 that never played in 1,000 theaters or more.

 Maximum
Theaters
Release
Date
MovieTotal Gross
1 64 Apr 19, 2002 Space Station $89,935,229
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
11 905 Mar 8, 1991 New Jack City $47,624,253
12 47 Mar 3, 2006 Deep Sea 3-D $46,070,691
13 783 Aug 13, 1997 The Full Monty $45,950,122
14 924 May 25, 2012 Moonrise Kingdom $45,512,466
15 847 Dec 22, 2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou? $45,506,619
16 151 Mar 19, 2010 Hubble 3D $45,172,099
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
20 523 Nov 12, 1993 The Piano $40,157,856
21 82 Sep 23, 2005 Magnificent Desolation $40,144,533
22 821 Dec 29, 1995 Dead Man Walking $39,387,284
23 940 Aug 23, 1991 Dead Again $38,016,380
24 958 Jul 24, 1991 The Doctor $37,497,480
25 108 Feb 13, 2009 Under the Sea 3D $36,671,385
26 905 Sep 26, 2008 Fireproof $33,456,317
27 303 Nov 2, 2001 Le Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain $33,201,661
28 600 Sep 8, 1993 The Joy Luck Club $32,790,064
29 842 Dec 27, 2002 The Pianist $32,519,322
30 892 Jul 3, 2013 Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain $32,244,051
31 839 Sep 17, 1993 The Age of Innocence $32,014,993
32 882 Nov 26, 2008 Milk $31,841,299
33 844 Jun 7, 1991 Jungle Fever $31,739,045
34 929 Oct 7, 2005 Good Night, and Good Luck $31,501,218
35 714 Dec 26, 2001 Monster's Ball $31,273,922
36 967 Dec 19, 2003 Calendar Girls $31,011,616
37 624 Nov 6, 1998 Elizabeth $30,082,699
38 718 Dec 25, 1990 Green Card $29,804,169
39 972 Sep 23, 1994 The Shawshank Redemption $28,241,469
40 581 May 26, 1993 Menace II Society $27,731,527
41 986 Jan 12, 1990 Internal Affairs $27,661,878
42 883 Apr 26, 1995 Friday $27,467,564
43 813 Jul 28, 2004 Garden State $26,782,316
44 700 Mar 9, 1990 House Party $26,385,627
45 776 Dec 17, 2008 The Wrestler $26,238,243
46 248 Mar 13, 1992 Howards End $25,919,211
47 794 Oct 25, 2002 Frida $25,885,000
48 531 Mar 16, 2001 Memento $25,544,867
49 68 Jan 1, 2002 Beauty and the Beast (IMAX) $25,487,028
50 495 Dec 29, 1993 In the Name of the Father $25,096,862
51 540 Nov 20, 1998 Waking Ned Devine $24,793,251
52 822 Sep 14, 1994 Quiz Show $24,787,282
53 564 Oct 20, 2006 Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D $24,702,904
54 716 Mar 8, 1996 Fargo $24,567,751
55 964 Sep 14, 2007 Across the Universe $24,343,673
56 886 Dec 9, 2011 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy $24,149,393
57 587 May 24, 2006 An Inconvenient Truth $24,146,161
58 252 Oct 5, 2007 Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure $23,746,066
59 824 Dec 22, 2004 Hotel Rwanda $23,519,128
60 208 Apr 8, 2011 Born to be Wild 3D $23,436,170
61 902 Mar 15, 1995 Circle of Friends $23,389,975
62 876 Aug 16, 1995 The Usual Suspects $23,341,568
63 726 Aug 15, 2008 Vicky Cristina Barcelona $23,216,709
64 512 Dec 28, 2005 Match Point $23,089,926
65 768 Dec 17, 1990 The Russia House $22,998,000
66 517 Nov 5, 1993 The Remains of the Day $22,954,968
67 630 Oct 29, 1999 Being John Malkovich $22,858,926
68 201 May 7, 1993 Much Ado About Nothing $22,549,338
69 672 Dec 6, 2002 Adaptation $22,498,520
70 848 Aug 2, 1996 Emma $22,231,658
71 510 Oct 13, 2000 Billy Elliot $21,995,263
72 430 Jun 14, 1995 Il Postino $21,812,813
73 452 Apr 10, 1992 The Player $21,706,101
74 172 Feb 17, 1993 Como agua para chocolate $21,656,534
75 960 Apr 26, 2013 Mud $21,590,086
76 248 Oct 11, 2002 Bowling for Columbine $21,576,018
77 73 Mar 12, 2004 NASCAR: The IMAX Experience $21,550,235
78 954 Sep 27, 1995 To Die For $21,284,514
79 994 Jul 9, 2010 The Kids Are All Right $20,811,365
80 804 Sep 28, 1994 Jason's Lyric $20,788,730
81 556 Jun 6, 2003 Whale Rider $20,779,666
82 751 Dec 17, 1997 The Apostle $20,733,485
83 525 Dec 19, 1990 Hamlet $20,710,451
84 767 Jun 9, 2006 A Prairie Home Companion $20,342,852
85 972 Aug 12, 1994 Corrina, Corrina $20,146,496
86 14 Oct 29, 1999 Galapagos $19,946,586
87 838 Feb 25, 1994 8 Seconds $19,582,455
88 978 Dec 16, 2005 The Producers: The Movie Musical $19,398,532
89 848 Jan 12, 1994 House Party 3 $19,194,572
90 774 Aug 2, 2002 Martin Lawrence Live: RunTelDat $19,184,820
91 735 Dec 25, 1996 Mother $19,174,217
92 708 May 2, 2007 Waitress $19,097,550
93 41 Mar 14, 2003 Bugs! $19,084,280
94 886 Dec 21, 2012 The Impossible $19,019,882
95 23 Jul 11, 1997 Thrill Ride: The Science of Fun $18,798,682
96 56 May 5, 2000 Michael Jordan to the MAX $18,642,318
97 918 Sep 18, 1991 Paradise $18,634,643
98 497 Sep 27, 2000 Best in Show $18,621,249
99 772 Jun 18, 1999 An Ideal Husband $18,542,974
100 725 Jan 11, 2013 Quartet $18,388,357