Can someone explain to me the "opening weekend hassle?" I've yet to go see a movie on opening weekend or even the midnight showing where I had to wait in line for 5 hours or haven't gotten a seat. Get there a little early, pick up your tickets, walk in and find a seat. There's never been a mosh pit... even in full theaters.
The only time I've had issues was when I went with others - took my parents to see ST09 and had to sit a row back because it was sold out (first week). When I go alone - no problems!