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, #1101-1148
RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total
Gross
Release
Date
1 2 Fahrenheit 9/11 Lions $23,920,637 20.1% 868 $27,558 $119,194,771 6/25/04
2 13 March of the Penguins WIP $4,382,340 5.7% 695 $6,305 $77,437,223 7/22/05
3 1 Justin Bieber: Never Say Never Par. $29,514,054 40.4% 3,105 $9,505 $73,013,910 2/11/11
4 7 2016 Obama's America RM $6,509,433 19.5% 1,091 $5,966 $33,449,086 8/24/12
5 5 Earth (2009) BV $8,825,760 27.6% 1,804 $4,892 $32,011,576 4/22/09
6 4 Chimpanzee BV $10,673,748 36.8% 1,563 $6,829 $28,972,764 4/20/12
7 3 One Direction: This is Us TriS $15,815,497 54.8% 2,735 $5,783 $28,873,374 8/30/13
8 6 Katy Perry: Part of Me Par. $7,138,266 28.2% 2,730 $2,615 $25,326,071 7/5/12
9 14 Sicko LGF $3,600,179 14.7% 702 $5,128 $24,540,079 7/3/07
10 34 An Inconvenient Truth ParC $281,330 1.2% 4 $70,332 $24,146,161 5/24/06
11 44 Bowling for Columbine UA $209,148 1.0% 8 $26,143 $21,576,018 10/11/02
12 8 Oceans BV $6,058,958 31.2% 1,206 $5,024 $19,422,319 4/22/10
13 10 Bears BV $4,776,267 26.9% 1,720 $2,777 $17,780,194 4/18/14
14 9 African Cats BV $6,003,200 38.9% 1,220 $4,921 $15,428,747 4/22/11
15 18 Madonna: Truth or Dare Mira. $2,521,171 16.8% 652 $3,866 $15,012,935 5/24/91
16 17 America (2014) LGF $2,743,753 19.0% 1,105 $2,483 $14,444,502 7/2/14
17 12 Capitalism: A Love Story Over. $4,447,378 31.0% 962 $4,623 $14,363,397 10/2/09
18 15 Religulous LGF $3,409,643 26.2% 502 $6,792 $13,011,160 10/1/08
19 29 Super Size Me IDP $516,641 4.5% 41 $12,601 $11,536,423 5/7/04
20 190 Winged Migration SPC $33,128 0.3% 1 $33,128 $10,764,402 4/18/03
21 146 Mad Hot Ballroom ParC $45,348 0.6% 2 $22,674 $8,117,961 5/13/05
22 321 Hoop Dreams FL $18,396 0.2% 3 $6,132 $7,830,611 10/14/94
23 16 Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed RM $2,970,848 38.5% 1,052 $2,824 $7,720,487 4/18/08
24 11 Tupac: Resurrection Par. $4,632,847 60.0% 801 $5,783 $7,718,961 11/14/03
25 20 Babies Focus $2,160,460 29.5% 534 $4,046 $7,320,323 5/7/10
26 86 Roger and Me WB $80,253 1.2% 4 $20,063 $6,706,368 12/22/89
27 56 Waiting for "Superman" ParV $139,033 2.2% 4 $34,758 $6,417,135 9/24/10
28 42 The Aristocrats Think $243,796 3.8% 4 $60,949 $6,377,461 7/29/05
29 21 Believe ORF $2,007,567 32.3% 1,037 $1,936 $6,206,566 12/25/13
30 335 Spellbound (2003) Think $17,508 0.3% 1 $17,508 $5,728,581 4/30/03
31 24 Shine a Light ParV $1,488,081 27.0% 276 $5,391 $5,505,267 4/4/08
32 55 Cave of Forgotten Dreams IFC $139,101 2.6% 5 $27,820 $5,304,920 4/29/11
33 121 20 Feet from Stardom RTWC $54,596 1.1% 3 $18,199 $4,946,445 6/14/13
34 72 Touching the Void IFC $96,973 2.1% 5 $19,394 $4,593,598 1/23/04
35 19 Meet the Mormons Purd. $2,509,808 55.5% 317 $7,917 $4,520,644 10/10/14
36 117 Food, Inc. Magn. $60,513 1.4% 3 $20,171 $4,417,674 6/12/09
37 164 Inside Job SPC $39,649 0.9% 2 $19,825 $4,312,735 10/8/10
38 23 That's Dancing! MGM $1,506,802 35.8% 906 $1,663 $4,210,938 1/18/85
39 159 The Fog of War SPC $41,449 1.0% 3 $13,816 $4,198,566 12/19/03
40 26 Good Hair RAtt. $1,039,220 25.0% 186 $5,587 $4,157,223 10/9/09
41 88 Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room Magn. $76,639 1.9% 3 $25,546 $4,071,700 4/22/05
42 102 Buck IFC $67,548 1.7% 4 $16,887 $4,038,912 6/17/11
43 134 Young@Heart FoxS $50,937 1.3% 4 $12,734 $3,992,189 4/9/08
44 43 The September Issue RAtt. $220,633 5.8% 6 $36,772 $3,820,067 8/28/09
45 32 Paris is Burning Mira. $310,127 8.2% 23 $13,483 $3,779,620 8/9/91
46 25 Imagine: John Lennon WB $1,412,213 37.6% 561 $2,517 $3,753,977 10/7/88
47 231 Searching for Sugar Man SPC $27,459 0.7% 3 $9,153 $3,696,196 7/27/12
48 57 Step Into Liquid Art. $135,985 3.7% 5 $27,197 $3,681,803 8/8/03
49 100 Pina IFC $68,012 1.9% 3 $22,671 $3,524,826 12/23/11
50 389 Born Into Brothels Think $14,605 0.4% 1 $14,605 $3,515,061 12/8/04
51 22 Rize Lions $1,574,787 47.2% 352 $4,473 $3,336,391 6/24/05
52 47 Exit Through the Gift Shop PDA $170,756 5.2% 8 $21,345 $3,291,250 4/16/10
53 39 Catfish Rog. $257,285 7.9% 12 $21,440 $3,237,343 9/17/10
54 36 Grizzly Man Lions $269,131 8.5% 29 $9,280 $3,178,403 8/12/05
55 192 Wordplay IFC $32,847 1.1% 2 $16,423 $3,121,270 6/16/06
56 103 Capturing the Friedmans Magn. $65,154 2.1% 3 $21,718 $3,119,113 5/30/03
57 171 The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill Shad. $36,731 1.2% 5 $7,346 $3,058,527 2/9/05
58 307 Crumb SPC $19,859 0.7% 1 $19,859 $3,041,083 4/21/95
59 131 Man on Wire Magn. $51,392 1.7% 2 $25,696 $2,962,242 7/25/08
60 48 Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work IFC $164,351 5.6% 7 $23,479 $2,930,687 6/11/10
61 93 Unzipped Mira. $71,275 2.5% 2 $35,637 $2,875,086 8/4/95
62 427 When We Were Kings Gram. $12,479 0.4% 2 $6,239 $2,789,985 10/25/96
63 118 Comedian Mira. $60,224 2.2% 4 $15,056 $2,751,988 10/11/02
64 168 My Architect NYer $37,929 1.4% 2 $18,964 $2,750,707 11/12/03
65 37 Freeriders WM $264,548 9.6% 11 $24,049 $2,750,064 10/20/98
66 89 Samsara Osci. $76,222 2.9% 2 $38,111 $2,672,413 8/24/12
67 233 Control Room Magn. $27,125 1.0% 1 $27,125 $2,589,616 5/21/04
68 158 Jiro Dreams of Sushi Magn. $42,035 1.6% 2 $21,018 $2,552,478 3/9/12
69 315 The Endurance: Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure Cow. $18,931 0.8% 3 $6,310 $2,453,083 10/5/01
70 113 The Gatekeepers SPC $61,552 2.5% 3 $20,517 $2,415,727 2/1/13
71 132 The Queen of Versailles Magn. $51,326 2.1% 3 $17,109 $2,401,999 7/20/12
72 84 A Brief History of Time Trit $84,025 3.7% 5 $16,805 $2,279,692 8/21/92
73 59 Riding Giants SPC $134,400 5.9% 26 $5,169 $2,276,368 7/9/04
74 28 The Endless Summer II NL $657,292 30.5% 302 $2,176 $2,155,385 6/3/94
75 91 Blackfish Magn. $75,962 3.7% 5 $15,192 $2,073,582 7/19/13
76 519 Beyond the Mat Lions $9,532 0.5% 1 $9,532 $2,053,648 10/22/99
77 278 The Story of the Weeping Camel Think $21,767 1.2% 2 $10,883 $1,763,052 6/4/04
78 279 Valentino: The Last Emperor Truly $21,762 1.2% 1 $21,762 $1,755,134 3/18/09
79 85 Girl Rising Gathr $81,640 4.7% 34 $2,401 $1,727,259 3/7/13
80 99 Every Little Step SPC $68,504 4.0% 8 $8,563 $1,725,141 4/17/09
81 283 Life & Times of Hank Greenberg Cow. $21,675 1.3% 1 $21,675 $1,712,385 1/12/00
82 148 Who Killed the Electric Car? SPC $45,138 2.7% 8 $5,642 $1,678,874 6/28/06
83 136 Tim's Vermeer SPC $49,777 3.0% 4 $12,444 $1,671,377 1/31/14
84 49 Black Diamond Rush WM $161,115 9.9% 11 $14,646 $1,634,386 10/12/93
85 92 Senna PDA $73,497 4.6% 2 $36,749 $1,612,430 8/12/11
86 75 It Might Get Loud SPC $92,679 5.8% 7 $13,240 $1,610,163 8/14/09
87 27 Rhyme & Reason Mira. $853,589 53.1% 280 $3,048 $1,608,277 3/7/97
88 236 Stories We Tell RAtt. $27,053 1.7% 2 $13,527 $1,600,145 5/10/13
89 501 I Am Pala. $10,092 0.6% 1 $10,092 $1,591,034 2/18/11
90 801 Vincent: The Life and Death of Vincent Van Gogh Roxie $4,632 0.3% 1 $4,632 $1,577,480 8/19/88
91 62 Fed Up RTWC $126,028 8.2% 18 $7,002 $1,538,899 5/9/14
92 120 Murderball Think $57,286 3.7% 8 $7,160 $1,531,154 7/8/05
93 187 Bill Cunningham New York Zeit. $33,677 2.2% 1 $33,677 $1,510,026 3/16/11
94 108 Finding Vivian Maier IFC $63,600 4.2% 3 $21,200 $1,509,131 3/28/14
95 126 Why We Fight SPC $53,571 3.7% 6 $8,928 $1,439,972 1/20/06
96 79 The Kid Stays in the Picture Focus $89,087 6.2% 4 $22,271 $1,439,232 7/26/02
97 201 No End in Sight Magn. $31,533 2.2% 2 $15,766 $1,433,319 7/27/07
98 180 Microcosmos Mira. $35,189 2.5% 2 $17,594 $1,433,210 10/9/96
99 38 Marley Magn. $262,004 18.5% 42 $6,238 $1,413,480 4/20/12
100 185 Looking for Richard FoxS $33,843 2.4% 2 $16,921 $1,408,575 10/11/96
AVERAGE
(Wide Releases Only, 20 titles):
$7,425,64426.3%1,346$5,517$28,286,590-
Rows: #1-100, #101-200, #201-300, #301-400, #401-500, #501-600, #601-700, #701-800, #801-900, #901-1000, #1001-1100, #1101-1148

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


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UPCOMING RELEASES
Title (click to view)StudioRelease Date
Writer of O Zeit. 5/4/05
Citizenfour RTWC 10/24/14
The Principle RM 10/24/14
Revenge of the Mekons MBox 10/29/14
The Great Invisible RTWC 10/29/14
All You Need Is Love Da. 10/31/14
Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show SD 10/31/14
Magical Universe IFC 10/31/14
National Gallery Zipp. 11/5/14
On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter Hann. 11/7/14
The Tower (2014) MBox 11/7/14
Happy Valley (2014) MBox 11/21/14
Antarctica: A Year on Ice MBox 11/28/14
Remote Area Medical Cdgm. 11/28/14
She's Beautiful When She's Angry ICir 12/5/14
We Are the Giant MBox 12/12/14
Red Army SPC 1/23/15
Ballet 422 Magn. 2/6/15
Lambert & Stamp SPC 2/6/15
Merchants of Doubt SPC 3/6/15
Hillsong - Let Hope Rise WB 4/1/15
Monkey Kingdom BV 4/17/15
Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary RTWC 4/24/15