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    The end of the year is a great time for people like me who love lists of things. Here’s a list of every wide-release film (600+ screens) that opened in the U.S. in 2016. Movies that opened small in 2016 and eventually expanded to wide release are included, as are movies (marked by an *) that are now in limited release but are scheduled to go wide in January.

    There were 165 total (up from 155 in 2015). I saw 137 of them. How many did you see? (That’s a rhetorical question. Please don’t tell me.)

    1/8 The Forest
    1/15 Ride Along 2
    1/15 13 Hours
    1/15 Norm of the North
    1/22 Dirty Grandpa
    1/22 The 5th Wave
    1/22 The Boy
    1/29 The Finest Hours
    1/29 Kung Fu Panda 3
    1/29 Fifty Shades of Black
    1/29 Jane Got a Gun

    2/5 Hail, Caesar!
    2/5 Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
    2/5 The Choice
    2/12 Deadpool
    2/12 Zoolander 2
    2/12 How to Be Single
    2/19 Race
    2/19 Risen
    2/19 The Witch
    2/26 Gods of Egypt
    2/26 Eddie the Eagle
    2/26 Triple 9

    3/4 London Has Fallen
    3/4 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
    3/4 Zootopia
    3/11 Eye in the Sky
    3/11 Hello, My Name Is Doris
    3/11 10 Cloverfield Lane
    3/11 The Brothers Grimsby
    3/11 The Young Messiah
    3/11 The Perfect Match
    3/18 The Divergent Series: Allegiant
    3/18 Miracles from Heaven
    3/18 The Bronze
    3/18 Midnight Special
    3/25 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
    3/25 My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
    3/25 I Saw the Light

    4/1 God’s Not Dead 2
    4/1 Meet the Blacks
    4/8 The Boss
    4/8 Hardcore Henry
    4/8 Demolition
    4/15 Green Room
    4/15 Criminal
    4/15 The Jungle Book
    4/15 Barbershop: The Next Cut
    4/22 The Huntsman: Winter’s War
    4/29 Mother’s Day
    4/29 Keanu
    4/29 Ratchet & Clank

    5/6 Captain America: Civil War
    5/13 Money Monster
    5/13 The Darkness
    5/13 Love & Friendship
    5/20 The Angry Birds Movie
    5/20 Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising
    5/20 The Nice Guys
    5/27 X-Men: Apocalypse
    5/27 Alice Through the Looking Glass

    6/3 Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
    6/3 Me Before You
    6/3 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
    6/10 Warcraft
    6/10 The Conjuring 2
    6/10 Now You See Me 2
    6/17 Finding Dory
    6/17 Central Intelligence
    6/24 Independence Day: Resurgence
    6/24 The Shallows
    6/24 Free State of Jones
    6/24 The Neon Demon
    6/24 Swiss Army Man

    7/1 The BFG
    7/1 The Purge: Election Year
    7/1 The Legend of Tarzan
    7/8 The Secret Life of Pets
    7/8 Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
    7/13 The Infiltrator
    7/15 Ghostbusters
    7/15 Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party
    7/15 Cafe Society
    7/22 Ice Age: Collision Course
    7/22 Star Trek Beyond
    7/22 Lights Out
    7/27 Nerve
    7/29 Jason Bourne
    7/29 Bad Moms

    8/5 Suicide Squad
    8/5 Nine Lives
    8/12 Hell or High Water
    8/12 Pete’s Dragon
    8/12 Florence Foster Jenkins
    8/12 Sausage Party
    8/19 Kubo and the Two Strings
    8/19 War Dogs
    8/19 Ben-Hur
    8/26 Don’t Breathe
    8/26 Mechanic: Resurrection
    8/26 Hands of Stone
    8/26 Southside with You

    9/2 The Light Between Oceans
    9/2 Morgan
    9/9 Sully
    9/9 When the Bough Breaks
    9/9 The Wild Life
    9/9 The Disappointments Room
    9/16 Snowden
    9/16 Bridget Jones’s Baby
    9/16 Blair Witch
    9/16 Hillsong: Let Hope Rise
    9/23 Storks
    9/23 Queen of Katwe
    9/23 The Magnificent Seven
    9/30 Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
    9/30 Deepwater Horizon
    9/30 Masterminds
    9/30 Denial

    10/7 The Girl on the Train
    10/7 Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life
    10/7 The Birth of a Nation
    10/14 The Accountant
    10/14 Kevin Hart: What Now?
    10/14 Max Steel
    10/21 Jack Reacher: Never Go Back
    10/21 Ouija: Origin of Evil
    10/21 Keeping Up with the Joneses
    10/21 Boo! A Madea Halloween
    10/21 Moonlight
    10/28 Inferno

    11/4 Doctor Strange
    11/4 Trolls
    11/4 Hacksaw Ridge
    11/11 Almost Christmas
    11/11 Arrival
    11/11 Shut In
    11/11 Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
    11/18 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
    11/18 The Edge of Seventeen
    11/18 Bleed for This
    11/18 Nocturnal Animals
    11/18 Manchester by the Sea
    11/23 Moana
    11/23 Rules Don’t Apply
    11/23 Bad Santa 2
    11/23 Allied
    11/25 Miss Sloane

    12/2 Incarnate
    12/2 Believe
    12/9 Office Christmas Party
    12/9 The Bounce Back
    12/9 La La Land
    12/16 Rogue One
    12/16 Collateral Beauty
    12/16 Fences
    12/21 Passengers
    12/21 Assassin’s Creed
    12/21 Sing
    12/21 Patriots Day*
    12/23 A Monster Calls*
    12/23 Why Him?
    12/25 Live by Night*
    12/25 Silence*
    12/25 Hidden Figures*