Adjuster:

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, #1101-1116
RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total
Gross
Release
Date
1 33 An Inconvenient Truth ParC $281,330 1.2% 4 $70,332 $24,146,161 5/24/06
2 41 The Aristocrats Think $243,796 3.8% 4 $60,949 $6,377,461 7/29/05
3 88 Samsara Osci. $76,222 2.9% 2 $38,111 $2,672,413 8/24/12
4 42 The September Issue RAtt. $220,633 5.8% 6 $36,772 $3,820,067 8/28/09
5 91 Senna PDA $73,497 4.6% 2 $36,749 $1,612,430 8/12/11
6 92 Unzipped Mira. $71,275 2.5% 2 $35,637 $2,875,086 8/4/95
7 55 Waiting for "Superman" ParV $139,033 2.2% 4 $34,758 $6,417,135 9/24/10
8 182 Your Mommy Kills Animals Halo8 $34,000 100.0% 1 $34,000 $34,000 7/20/07
9 185 Bill Cunningham New York Zeit. $33,677 2.2% 1 $33,677 $1,510,026 3/16/11
10 188 Winged Migration SPC $33,128 0.3% 1 $33,128 $10,764,402 4/18/03
11 203 There's No Place Like Utopia RM $30,710 67.9% 1 $30,710 $45,254 7/18/14
12 65 Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest SPC $111,982 9.3% 4 $27,996 $1,200,326 7/8/11
13 220 Powaqqatsi Can. $27,899 4.7% 1 $27,899 $589,244 4/29/88
14 54 Cave of Forgotten Dreams IFC $139,101 2.6% 5 $27,820 $5,304,920 4/29/11
15 2 Fahrenheit 9/11 Lions $23,920,637 20.1% 868 $27,558 $119,194,771 6/25/04
16 227 Act of Killing Drft. $27,450 5.6% 1 $27,450 $486,919 7/19/13
17 56 Step Into Liquid Art. $135,985 3.7% 5 $27,197 $3,681,803 8/8/03
18 228 Control Room Magn. $27,125 1.0% 1 $27,125 $2,589,616 5/21/04
19 43 Bowling for Columbine UA $209,148 1.0% 8 $26,143 $21,576,018 10/11/02
20 130 Man on Wire Magn. $51,392 1.7% 2 $25,696 $2,962,242 7/25/08
21 87 Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room Magn. $76,639 1.9% 3 $25,546 $4,071,700 4/22/05
22 243 Transformation: The Life and Legacy of Werner Erhard ReelD $25,460 51.0% 1 $25,460 $49,919 7/27/07
23 36 Freeriders WM $264,548 9.6% 11 $24,049 $2,750,064 10/20/98
24 47 Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work IFC $164,351 5.6% 7 $23,479 $2,930,687 6/11/10
25 64 Bully (2012) Wein. $116,472 41.7% 5 $23,294 $279,202 3/30/12
26 263 Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey SD $22,963 7.6% 1 $22,963 $304,052 10/21/11
27 145 Mad Hot Ballroom ParC $45,348 0.6% 2 $22,674 $8,117,961 5/13/05
28 99 Pina IFC $68,012 1.9% 3 $22,671 $3,524,826 12/23/11
29 266 The Imposter IM $22,379 2.5% 1 $22,379 $898,317 7/13/12
30 78 The Kid Stays in the Picture Focus $89,087 6.2% 4 $22,271 $1,439,232 7/26/02
31 267 56 Up FRun $22,088 3.1% 1 $22,088 $701,278 1/4/13
32 271 Valentino: The Last Emperor Truly $21,762 1.2% 1 $21,762 $1,755,134 3/18/09
33 81 Salinger Wein. $86,956 14.9% 4 $21,739 $583,633 9/6/13
34 102 Capturing the Friedmans Magn. $65,154 2.1% 3 $21,718 $3,119,113 5/30/03
35 275 Life & Times of Hank Greenberg Cow. $21,675 1.3% 1 $21,675 $1,712,385 1/12/00
36 277 South of the Border Libre $21,545 10.8% 1 $21,545 $198,600 6/25/10
37 38 Catfish Rog. $257,285 7.9% 12 $21,440 $3,237,343 9/17/10
38 279 Trembling Before G-d NYer $21,410 2.7% 1 $21,410 $788,896 10/24/01
39 46 Exit Through the Gift Shop PDA $170,756 5.2% 8 $21,345 $3,291,250 4/16/10
40 106 Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel Gold. $63,700 6.3% 3 $21,233 $1,017,579 9/21/12
41 107 Finding Vivian Maier IFC $63,600 4.2% 3 $21,200 $1,509,131 3/28/14
42 283 A Great Day in Harlem Castle $21,078 4.0% 1 $21,078 $527,034 2/17/95
43 156 Jiro Dreams of Sushi Magn. $42,035 1.6% 2 $21,018 $2,552,478 3/9/12
44 286 An Inconsistent Truth RM $20,733 29.9% 1 $20,733 $69,394 1/27/12
45 112 The Gatekeepers SPC $61,552 2.5% 3 $20,517 $2,415,727 2/1/13
46 292 Last Train Home Zeit. $20,418 7.1% 1 $20,418 $288,328 9/3/10
47 295 Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness ICir $20,247 2.2% 1 $20,247 $906,666 7/8/11
48 116 Food, Inc. Magn. $60,513 1.4% 3 $20,171 $4,417,674 6/12/09
49 85 Roger and Me WB $80,253 1.2% 4 $20,063 $6,706,368 12/22/89
50 298 Crumb SPC $19,859 0.7% 1 $19,859 $3,041,083 4/21/95
51 162 Inside Job SPC $39,649 0.9% 2 $19,825 $4,312,735 10/8/10
52 71 Touching the Void IFC $96,973 2.1% 5 $19,394 $4,593,598 1/23/04
53 166 My Architect NYer $37,929 1.4% 2 $18,964 $2,750,707 11/12/03
54 167 L'Amour Fou IFC $37,250 11.9% 2 $18,625 $312,494 5/13/11
55 309 Weapons of the Spirit FRun $18,580 8.0% 1 $18,580 $232,981 9/1/89
56 310 End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones Magn. $18,422 4.7% 1 $18,422 $391,950 8/20/04
57 314 Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune FRun $18,211 6.9% 1 $18,211 $263,723 1/5/11
58 120 20 Feet from Stardom RTWC $54,596 1.1% 3 $18,199 $4,946,445 6/14/13
59 122 Wild Man Blues NL $54,458 10.2% 3 $18,153 $533,759 4/17/98
60 315 American Hardcore SPC $18,102 6.5% 1 $18,102 $279,665 9/22/06
61 318 The Thin Blue Line Mira. $17,814 1.5% 1 $17,814 $1,209,846 8/26/88
62 174 Restrepo NGE $35,581 2.7% 2 $17,791 $1,330,894 6/25/10
63 319 Encounters at the End of the World Think $17,730 1.9% 1 $17,730 $944,933 6/11/08
64 320 My Perestroika ICir $17,680 7.3% 1 $17,680 $242,707 3/23/11
65 322 Forks Over Knives Pas. $17,645 2.4% 1 $17,645 $739,561 1/7/11
66 177 Koch Zeit. $35,196 10.3% 2 $17,598 $342,941 2/1/13
67 178 Microcosmos Mira. $35,189 2.5% 2 $17,594 $1,433,210 10/9/96
68 325 Spellbound (2003) Think $17,508 0.3% 1 $17,508 $5,728,581 4/30/03
69 327 Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child Arth. $17,466 6.8% 1 $17,466 $256,242 7/21/10
70 328 Detropia LF $17,414 4.5% 1 $17,414 $390,024 9/7/12
71 329 Gay Sex in the 70s Lvtt. $17,357 7.0% 1 $17,357 $249,565 11/4/05
72 334 Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man LGF $17,130 1.6% 1 $17,130 $1,044,254 6/21/06
73 131 The Queen of Versailles Magn. $51,326 2.1% 3 $17,109 $2,401,999 7/20/12
74 183 Looking for Richard FoxS $33,843 2.4% 2 $16,921 $1,408,575 10/11/96
75 101 Buck IFC $67,548 1.7% 4 $16,887 $4,038,912 6/17/11
76 340 The Last Dispatch Fabr. $16,848 81.5% 1 $16,848 $20,684 7/29/05
77 341 Kurt and Courtney Roxie $16,835 2.5% 1 $16,835 $668,228 2/27/98
78 83 A Brief History of Time Trit $84,025 3.7% 5 $16,805 $2,279,692 8/21/92
79 342 Crude FRun $16,595 9.7% 1 $16,595 $170,295 9/9/09
80 347 The Lottery Vari. $16,435 30.1% 1 $16,435 $54,543 6/11/10
81 190 Wordplay IFC $32,847 1.1% 2 $16,423 $3,121,270 6/16/06
82 348 The Square (2013) Nou $16,359 13.2% 1 $16,359 $124,244 10/25/13
83 350 Startup.com Art. $16,118 1.3% 1 $16,118 $1,283,356 5/11/01
84 351 State of Fear Skyl. $16,075 80.2% 1 $16,075 $20,055 1/11/06
85 352 Long Shot: The Kevin Laue Story DM $16,011 100.0% 1 $16,011 $16,011 10/26/12
86 109 Dirty Wars IFC $63,504 16.5% 4 $15,876 $384,473 6/7/13
87 353 Up the Yangtze Zeit. $15,851 2.0% 1 $15,851 $783,969 4/25/08
88 198 No End in Sight Magn. $31,533 2.2% 2 $15,766 $1,433,319 7/27/07
89 86 Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism Libre $77,982 16.9% 5 $15,596 $461,572 8/6/04
90 142 Metallica: Some Kind of Monster IFC $46,359 3.8% 3 $15,453 $1,222,708 7/9/04
91 362 The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby FRun $15,411 8.4% 1 $15,411 $183,342 9/23/11
92 363 Yves St. Laurent Emp. $15,385 15.4% 1 $15,385 $99,819 1/7/04
93 204 This Film Is Not Yet Rated IFC $30,664 10.0% 2 $15,332 $306,845 9/1/06
94 365 The War Room Oct. $15,264 1.7% 1 $15,264 $901,668 11/3/93
95 115 The 11th Hour WIP $60,853 8.6% 4 $15,213 $707,343 8/17/07
96 90 Blackfish Magn. $75,962 3.7% 5 $15,192 $2,073,582 7/19/13
97 369 GMO OMG SD $15,100 31.8% 1 $15,100 $47,558 9/13/13
98 117 Comedian Mira. $60,224 2.2% 4 $15,056 $2,751,988 10/11/02
99 208 Room 237 IFC $29,693 10.0% 2 $14,847 $296,359 3/29/13
100 373 The Trials of Henry Kissinger FRun $14,667 2.8% 1 $14,667 $516,726 9/25/02
AVERAGE
(Wide Releases Only, 20 titles):
$7,425,64426.3%1,346$5,517$28,285,873-
Rows: #1-100, #101-200, #201-300, #301-400, #401-500, #501-600, #601-700, #701-800, #801-900, #901-1000, #1001-1100, #1101-1116

Note: Only movies with opening weekend grosses are listed on this chart.


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UPCOMING RELEASES
Title (click to view)StudioRelease Date
Elemental TFC 5/17/13
Last Days in Vietnam AEF 9/5/14
Pay 2 Play: Democracy's High Stakes SFI 9/5/14
Levitated Mass FRun 9/5/14
Born to Fly: Elizabeth Strep vs. Gravity TFC 9/10/14
The Green Prince MBox 9/12/14
I Am Eleven ICir 9/12/14
Smiling Through the Apocalypse FRun 9/12/14
Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation FRun 9/12/14
Stop the Pounding Heart BWP 9/19/14
Pump SD 9/19/14
Keep On Keepin' On RTWC 9/19/14
The Overnighters Drft. 10/10/14
Watchers of the Sky MBox 10/10/14
Algorithms FRun 10/17/14
On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter Hann. 11/7/14
Hillsong - Let Hope Rise WB 4/1/15
Monkey Kingdom BV 4/17/15
Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary RTWC 4/24/15