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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 $141,330,703
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 $51,739,495
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 2017 Darkest Hour 1,729 4 1,733 $56,443,120
18 2017 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 1,722 4 1,726 $54,513,740
19 1995 Mr. Holland’s Opus 1,658 1 1,659 $82,582,604
20 2007 There Will Be Blood 1,618 2 1,620 $40,222,514
21 1996 In Love and War 1,611 1 1,612 $14,481,231
22 2006 Little Miss Sunshine 1,595 7 1,602 $59,891,098
23 2016 Silence 1,576 4 1,580 $7,100,177
24 2016 Moonlight 1,560 4 1,564 $27,854,931
25 2017 Lady Bird 1,553 4 1,557 $48,958,273
26 2016 Hell or High Water 1,473 32 1,505 $27,007,844
27 2014 The Grand Budapest Hotel 1,463 4 1,467 $59,076,019
28 2013 12 Years a Slave 1,455 19 1,474 $56,671,993
29 2017 I, Tonya 1,446 4 1,450 $30,014,534
30 2000 Snatch 1,443 1 1,444 $30,093,107
31 2004 Finding Neverland 1,403 8 1,411 $51,676,606
32 1996 The English Patient 1,399 10 1,409 $78,716,374
33 2006 The Illusionist 1,387 51 1,438 $39,868,642
34 2007 Atonement 1,368 32 1,400 $50,980,159
35 2009 Crazy Heart 1,357 4 1,361 $39,471,742
36 2014 Wild 1,340 21 1,361 $37,880,356
37 2015 Still Alice 1,306 12 1,318 $18,656,400
38 1995 Leaving Las Vegas 1,303 7 1,310 $31,983,777
39 2014 Begin Again 1,297 5 1,302 $16,170,632
40 2003 Love Actually 1,294 576 1,870 $59,472,278
41 2014 Chef 1,292 6 1,298 $31,424,004
42 2002 Punch-Drunk Love 1,288 5 1,293 $17,791,031
43 2012 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 1,271 27 1,298 $46,383,639
44 2012 The Iron Lady 1,240 4 1,244 $29,959,436
45 2002 About Schmidt 1,234 6 1,240 $65,005,217
46 2004 Napoleon Dynamite 1,230 6 1,236 $44,540,956
47 2005 Capote 1,227 12 1,239 $28,750,530
48 2015 Spotlight 1,222 5 1,227 $45,055,776
49 2013 Philomena 1,221 4 1,225 $37,709,979
50 2014 The Theory of Everything 1,215 5 1,220 $35,893,537
51 2016 Manchester by the Sea 1,209 4 1,213 $47,695,371
52 2014 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) 1,209 4 1,213 $42,340,598
53 2008 The Reader 1,195 8 1,203 $34,194,407
54 2017 Phantom Thread 1,182 4 1,186 $21,023,275
55 2015 Trumbo 1,182 5 1,187 $7,857,741
56 1998 The Players Club 1,176 593 1,769 $23,047,939
57 2005 The Upside of Anger 1,157 9 1,166 $18,761,993
58 2004 Fahrenheit 9/11 1,143 868 2,011 $119,114,517
59 1998 La vita è bella 1,130 6 1,136 $57,598,247
60 2006 El Laberinto del Fauno 1,126 17 1,143 $37,634,615
61 2007 Sicko 1,116 1 1,117 $24,538,513
62 2014 Belle 1,110 4 1,114 $10,726,630
63 2007 Becoming Jane 1,110 100 1,210 $18,663,911
64 2008 Frost/Nixon 1,102 3 1,105 $18,622,031
65 2013 Dallas Buyers Club 1,101 9 1,110 $27,298,285
66 2001 In the Bedroom 1,099 4 1,103 $35,930,604
67 2003 Monster 1,089 4 1,093 $34,469,210
68 2016 Eye in the Sky 1,084 5 1,089 $18,704,596
69 2014 God’s Not Dead 1,080 780 1,860 $60,755,732
70 2008 Revolutionary Road 1,074 3 1,077 $22,951,340
71 2014 Bad Words 1,068 6 1,074 $7,779,614
72 2015 Grandma 1,057 4 1,061 $6,980,524
73 2017 Victoria and Abdul 1,056 4 1,060 $22,245,070
74 1996 Shine 1,043 7 1,050 $35,811,509
75 1996 Evita 1,043 2 1,045 $50,047,179
76 2011 Midnight in Paris 1,032 6 1,038 $56,816,662
77 2009 (500) Days of Summer 1,021 27 1,048 $32,425,665
78 2006 Thank You For Smoking 1,015 5 1,020 $24,793,509
79 2013 Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom 1,006 4 1,010 $8,323,085
80 2002 Antwone Fisher 1,006 15 1,021 $21,078,145
81 1997 Boogie Nights 1,001 2 1,003 $26,410,771
82 2002 The Hours 999 11 1,010 $41,675,994
83 2003 Bend it Like Beckham 996 6 1,002 $32,543,449
84 2001 The Royal Tenenbaums 994 5 999 $52,353,636
85 2009 Capitalism: A Love Story 991 4 995 $14,363,397
86 2017 The Disaster Artist 991 19 1,010 $21,120,616
87 2010 The Kids Are All Right 987 7 994 $20,811,365
88 2009 Precious (Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire) 985 18 1,003 $47,566,524
89 1995 Sense and Sensibility 984 70 1,054 $42,993,774
90 2006 Friends with Money 982 28 1,010 $13,368,437
91 2013 The Way Way Back 982 19 1,001 $21,502,690
92 2011 Young Adult 979 8 987 $16,311,571
93 2016 Hello, My Name is Doris 975 4 979 $14,444,999
94 2005 Casanova 974 37 1,011 $11,304,403
95 2005 The Producers: The Movie Musical 972 6 978 $19,398,532
96 2007 In the Valley of Elah 969 9 978 $6,777,741
97 2005 Munich 966 532 1,498 $47,379,090
98 2013 Nebraska 964 4 968 $17,654,912
99 1996 Flirting with Disaster 962 7 969 $14,853,474
100 2015 Brooklyn 957 5 962 $38,322,743

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.

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