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Genres

Documentary

1982-Present
NOTE: Documentary as sub-genre of Non-Fiction.
Large format (ex. Everest), concert (music, ex. Woodstock, and comedy, ex. Raw) , compilation (ex. That's Entertainment) and reality TV movies (ex. Jackass) omitted. Hybrids (ex. Never Say Never) are included.



Rows: #1-100, #101-200, #201-300, #301-400, #401-500, #501-600, #601-700, #701-800, #801-900, #901-1000, #1001-1100, #1101-1200, #1201-1218
RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioLifetime Gross / TheatersOpening / TheatersDate
1 680 William Eggleston in the Real World Palm $44,435 2 $6,820 1 8/31/05
2 689 Mandela Palm $42,056 8 $8,413 8 3/21/97
3 696 Tom Dowd and the Language of Music Palm $40,919 10 $16,522 10 8/13/04
4 767 Patti Smith: Dream of Life Palm $30,918 1 $9,993 1 8/6/08
5 782 Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye Palm $29,710 2 $7,235 2 1/13/06
6 796 Who Gets to Call It Art? Palm $27,344 1 $7,520 1 2/1/06
7 949 Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme Palm $12,600 1 $4,842 1 7/16/04
8 1035 Kill Your Idols Palm $7,753 2 $3,274 1 7/7/06
9 1097 How to Draw a Bunny Palm $4,658 1 $2,706 1 3/12/04
10 1148 You're Gonna Miss Me Palm $2,324 1 $1,340 1 6/8/07
11 552 This is Not a Film Palisades Tartan $77,016 5 $12,608 5 2/29/12
12 456 Spark: A Burning Man Story Paladin/Film Buff $120,459 8 $9,366 2 8/16/13
13 98 I Am Paladin $1,591,034 74 $10,092 1 2/18/11
14 421 Kids For Cash Paladin $143,178 12 $36,639 4 2/7/14
15 538 The Whale Paladin $81,881 5 $4,835 2 9/9/11
16 664 Connected Paladin $46,782 7 $13,301 3 9/16/11
17 683 Love Etc. Paladin $43,593 2 $8,781 2 7/1/11
18 732 Mansome Paladin $36,280 20 $18,395 20 5/18/12
19 814 Otter 501 Paladin $24,449 4 $5,444 3 5/11/12
20 894 Great Directors Paladin $17,921 4 $5,440 3 7/2/10
21 158 Bill W. Page 124 Productions $809,590 31 n/a - 5/18/12
22 16 Capitalism: A Love Story Overture Films $14,363,397 995 $231,964 4 9/23/09
23 208 Sex Is... Outsider Films $530,833 6 n/a - 5/7/93
24 1167 'Tis Autumn: The Search for Jackie Paris Outsider Films $1,476 1 $1,476 1 12/7/07
25 69 Samsara Oscilloscope Pictures $2,672,413 70 $76,222 2 8/24/12
26 214 Shut Up and Play the Hits Oscilloscope Pictures $510,334 161 n/a - 7/18/12
27 259 A Film Unfinished Oscilloscope Pictures $320,486 16 $34,060 4 8/18/10
28 272 Unmistaken Child Oscilloscope Pictures $306,140 6 $6,293 1 6/3/09
29 422 FLOW: For Love of Water Oscilloscope Pictures $142,569 11 $3,644 1 3/21/08
30 502 No Impact Man Oscilloscope Pictures $100,028 8 $15,215 2 9/11/09
31 535 12 O'Clock Boys Oscilloscope Pictures $82,614 21 $44,108 21 1/31/14
32 559 After Tiller Oscilloscope Pictures $72,125 6 $15,500 2 9/20/13
33 598 If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front Oscilloscope Pictures $61,794 5 $5,634 2 6/22/11
34 628 The Other F Word Oscilloscope Pictures $53,714 6 $15,792 2 11/4/11
35 641 Burma VJ Oscilloscope Pictures $51,672 3 $5,554 1 5/20/09
36 645 Gunnin' for That #1 Spot Oscilloscope Pictures $50,804 14 $20,355 14 6/27/08
37 668 William S. Burroughs: A Man Within Oscilloscope Pictures $46,380 4 $6,510 1 11/17/10
38 705 Teenage Oscilloscope Pictures $40,169 4 $8,000 1 3/14/14
39 773 These Birds Walk Oscilloscope Pictures $30,408 2 $5,454 1 11/1/13
40 800 The Garden Oscilloscope Pictures $26,931 4 $4,114 1 4/24/09
41 868 The Past is a Grotesque Animal Oscilloscope Pictures $20,056 10 n/a - 6/20/14
42 875 Tchoupitoulas Oscilloscope Pictures $19,375 6 $2,379 1 12/7/12
43 887 Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father Oscilloscope Pictures $18,334 3 $2,886 1 10/31/08
44 920 Only the Young Oscilloscope Pictures $15,312 2 $1,446 1 12/7/12
45 952 Rebirth Oscilloscope Pictures $12,358 4 $2,740 1 8/31/11
46 310 Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey Orion Classics $253,311 11 $8,335 1 8/25/95
47 813 Eat This New York Organic Pictures $24,640 2 $5,847 2 1/30/04
48 1140 Risk/Reward Organic Pictures $2,517 1 $2,517 1 2/27/04
49 29 Believe Open Road Films $6,206,566 1,037 $2,007,567 1,037 12/25/13
50 970 Crop Circles: Quest for Truth Open Edge $11,562 1 $5,763 1 8/23/02
51 546 Harvest of Empire Onyx Films $79,627 2 n/a - 9/28/12
52 145 The War Room October $901,668 21 $15,264 1 11/3/93
53 230 The Last Days October $421,432 32 $20,492 3 2/5/99
54 679 Moving the Mountain October $44,536 3 $3,199 1 4/26/95
55 596 Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision Ocean Releasing $62,186 6 $2,273 1 10/20/95
56 448 The Square (2013) Noujaim Films $124,244 9 $16,359 1 10/25/13
57 474 In the Face of Evil: Reagan's War in Word and Deed Non-Fiction Films $110,577 15 $46,975 6 10/1/04
58 276 God Grew Tired of Us Newmarket $301,447 10 $21,858 2 1/12/07
59 67 My Architect New Yorker $2,750,707 39 $37,929 2 11/12/03
60 162 Trembling Before G-d New Yorker $788,896 8 $21,410 1 10/24/01
61 165 To Be and to Have New Yorker $777,129 14 $20,528 3 9/19/03
62 301 Life and Debt New Yorker $263,107 4 $1,494 1 6/16/01
63 466 After Innocence New Yorker $114,264 4 $10,194 1 10/21/05
64 507 Paragraph 175 New Yorker $96,630 2 $25,007 2 9/13/00
65 584 Absolute Wilson New Yorker $66,217 3 $6,879 2 10/27/06
66 695 Sobibor, October 14, 1943, 4PM New Yorker $41,040 2 $7,412 1 10/12/01
67 718 Tsahal New Yorker $38,773 1 $12,195 1 1/27/95
68 1012 ABC Africa New Yorker $9,075 1 $559 1 5/3/02
69 - The Sky Turns (El cielo gira) New Yorker n/a 1 n/a 1 2/11/11
70 704 Yiddish Theater: A Love Story New Love Films $40,182 3 $1,886 1 11/21/07
71 79 The Endless Summer II New Line $2,155,385 302 $657,292 302 6/3/94
72 207 Wild Man Blues New Line $533,759 25 $54,458 3 4/17/98
73 247 The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years New Line $373,743 21 $45,008 21 6/3/88
74 31 Flying Monsters National Geographic Entertainment $5,705,874 27 n/a 6 10/7/11
75 35 Jerusalem National Geographic Entertainment $4,724,525 33 n/a - 9/13/13
76 112 Restrepo National Geographic Entertainment $1,330,894 52 $35,581 2 6/25/10
77 147 The Wildest Dream National Geographic Entertainment $898,137 21 $67,848 12 8/6/10
78 187 The Last Lions National Geographic Entertainment $635,325 61 $53,344 4 2/18/11
79 311 Life in a Day National Geographic Entertainment $252,788 19 $45,202 11 7/29/11
80 940 Benda Bilili! National Geographic Entertainment $13,420 3 $1,678 1 9/30/11
81 254 Happy People: A Year in the Taiga Music Box Films $338,987 23 $10,481 1 1/25/13
82 481 Bettie Page Reveals All Music Box Films $108,118 21 $4,846 1 11/22/13
83 528 Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present Music Box Films $86,637 5 $11,041 2 6/13/12
84 994 Shepard and Dark Music Box Films $10,278 3 $1,226 1 9/25/13
85 997 The Informant Music Box Films $10,068 4 $2,947 2 9/13/13
86 956 In No Great Hurry: 13 Lessons in Life with Saul Leiter mTuckman Media $12,133 4 $6,100 1 1/3/14
87 523 The Cartel Moving Pictures Institute $87,763 2 $3,694 2 4/16/10
88 337 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama Monterey Media, Inc. $224,546 11 n/a - 4/27/07
89 966 One Peace at a Time Monterey Media, Inc. $11,698 2 $4,138 1 12/4/09
90 985 whaledreamers Monterey Media, Inc. $10,584 6 $1,827 6 9/26/08
91 873 Favela Rising Mochary Films $19,781 2 $7,768 1 6/2/06
92 722 Oh My God? Mitropoulos Films $38,244 7 $8,263 3 11/13/09
93 811 Gotta Dance Mitropoulos Films $25,108 4 $8,576 1 7/31/09
94 1123 The Price of Sugar Mitropoulos Films $3,384 1 $3,384 1 9/28/07
95 15 Madonna: Truth or Dare Miramax $15,012,935 652 $543,250 51 5/10/91
96 46 Paris is Burning Miramax $3,779,620 91 $310,127 23 8/9/91
97 64 Unzipped Miramax $2,875,086 119 $71,275 2 8/4/95
98 66 Comedian Miramax $2,751,988 244 $60,224 4 10/11/02
99 96 Rhyme & Reason Miramax $1,608,277 280 $853,589 280 3/7/97
100 107 Microcosmos Miramax $1,433,210 43 $35,189 2 10/9/96
TOTAL (All Movies):$1,079,098,320----
AVERAGE (All Movies):$909,09748$135,48127-
TOTAL
(Wide Releases Only):
$562,930,626----
AVERAGE
(Wide Releases Only):
$28,146,5311,568$8,879,1871,551-
Rows: #1-100, #101-200, #201-300, #301-400, #401-500, #501-600, #601-700, #701-800, #801-900, #901-1000, #1001-1100, #1101-1200, #1201-1218


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UPCOMING RELEASES
Title (click to view)StudioRelease Date
Birth of the Living Dead FRun 10/18/13
The Dog Drft. 8/8/14
What Now? Remind Me CGld 8/8/14
James Cameron's Deepsea Challenge 3D DLA 8/8/14
Expedition to the End of the World Argo. 8/20/14
Last Days in Vietnam AEF 9/5/14
The Green Prince MBox 9/12/14
Fifi Howls From Happiness MBox 9/12/14
I Am Eleven ICir 9/12/14
Stop the Pounding Heart BWP 9/19/14
Watchers of the Sky MBox 10/10/14
The Overnighters Drft. 11/7/14
Hillsong - Let Hope Rise WB 4/1/15
Monkey Kingdom BV 4/17/15