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, #1101-1131
RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total
Gross
Release
Date
1 1127 Gypsy Caravan Shad. $379 0.1% 1 $379 $442,936 1/19/07
2 316 Hoop Dreams FL $18,396 0.2% 3 $6,132 $7,830,611 10/14/94
3 1089 The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers FRun $1,114 0.2% 1 $1,114 $453,650 1/29/10
4 789 Vincent: The Life and Death of Vincent Van Gogh Roxie $4,632 0.3% 1 $4,632 $1,577,480 8/19/88
5 330 Spellbound (2003) Think $17,508 0.3% 1 $17,508 $5,728,581 4/30/03
6 189 Winged Migration SPC $33,128 0.3% 1 $33,128 $10,764,402 4/18/03
7 382 Born Into Brothels Think $14,605 0.4% 1 $14,605 $3,515,061 12/8/04
8 419 When We Were Kings Gram. $12,479 0.4% 2 $6,239 $2,789,985 10/25/96
9 512 Beyond the Mat Lions $9,532 0.5% 1 $9,532 $2,053,648 10/22/99
10 145 Mad Hot Ballroom ParC $45,348 0.6% 2 $22,674 $8,117,961 5/13/05
11 964 The Singing Revolution Abr. $2,475 0.6% 1 $2,475 $426,855 12/7/07
12 494 I Am Pala. $10,092 0.6% 1 $10,092 $1,591,034 2/18/11
13 1074 The Yes Men Fix the World Shad. $1,242 0.6% 2 $621 $194,533 9/25/09
14 303 Crumb SPC $19,859 0.7% 1 $19,859 $3,041,083 4/21/95
15 229 Searching for Sugar Man SPC $27,459 0.7% 3 $9,153 $3,696,196 7/27/12
16 311 The Endurance: Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure Cow. $18,931 0.8% 3 $6,310 $2,453,083 10/5/01
17 462 Brother's Keeper CThnk $10,758 0.8% 1 $10,758 $1,305,915 9/9/92
18 887 Short Cut to Nirvana: Kumbh Mela Mela $3,263 0.9% 1 $3,263 $381,225 10/22/04
19 163 Inside Job SPC $39,649 0.9% 2 $19,825 $4,312,735 10/8/10
20 43 Bowling for Columbine UA $209,148 1.0% 8 $26,143 $21,576,018 10/11/02
21 158 The Fog of War SPC $41,449 1.0% 3 $13,816 $4,198,566 12/19/03
22 433 Festival Express Think $12,074 1.0% 1 $12,074 $1,174,079 7/23/04
23 231 Control Room Magn. $27,125 1.0% 1 $27,125 $2,589,616 5/21/04
24 191 Wordplay IFC $32,847 1.1% 2 $16,423 $3,121,270 6/16/06
25 969 The Beauty Academy of Kabul Shad. $2,407 1.1% 2 $1,203 $225,448 11/4/05
26 120 20 Feet from Stardom RTWC $54,596 1.1% 3 $18,199 $4,946,445 6/14/13
27 33 An Inconvenient Truth ParC $281,330 1.2% 4 $70,332 $24,146,161 5/24/06
28 85 Roger and Me WB $80,253 1.2% 4 $20,063 $6,706,368 12/22/89
29 170 The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill Shad. $36,731 1.2% 5 $7,346 $3,058,527 2/9/05
30 275 The Story of the Weeping Camel Think $21,767 1.2% 2 $10,883 $1,763,052 6/4/04
31 276 Valentino: The Last Emperor Truly $21,762 1.2% 1 $21,762 $1,755,134 3/18/09
32 355 Startup.com Art. $16,118 1.3% 1 $16,118 $1,283,356 5/11/01
33 280 Life & Times of Hank Greenberg Cow. $21,675 1.3% 1 $21,675 $1,712,385 1/12/00
34 133 Young@Heart FoxS $50,937 1.3% 4 $12,734 $3,992,189 4/9/08
35 592 Hands on a Hard Body Prov. $7,607 1.4% 1 $7,607 $563,482 7/10/98
36 116 Food, Inc. Magn. $60,513 1.4% 3 $20,171 $4,417,674 6/12/09
37 167 My Architect NYer $37,929 1.4% 2 $18,964 $2,750,707 11/12/03
38 444 Into Great Silence Zeit. $11,355 1.4% 1 $11,355 $790,452 2/28/07
39 546 Road Scholar Gold. $8,635 1.4% 1 $8,635 $597,564 7/16/93
40 479 Shanghai Ghetto Men. $10,356 1.5% 1 $10,356 $712,446 9/27/02
41 323 The Thin Blue Line Mira. $17,814 1.5% 1 $17,814 $1,209,846 8/26/88
42 403 35 Up Gold. $13,690 1.5% 1 $13,690 $922,872 1/15/92
43 425 Ballets Russes Zeit. $12,230 1.5% 1 $12,230 $815,848 10/26/05
44 514 Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion AL $9,482 1.6% 1 $9,482 $578,241 9/19/03
45 339 Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man LGF $17,130 1.6% 1 $17,130 $1,044,254 6/21/06
46 157 Jiro Dreams of Sushi Magn. $42,035 1.6% 2 $21,018 $2,552,478 3/9/12
47 101 Buck IFC $67,548 1.7% 4 $16,887 $4,038,912 6/17/11
48 234 Stories We Tell RAtt. $27,053 1.7% 2 $13,527 $1,600,145 5/10/13
49 370 The War Room Oct. $15,264 1.7% 1 $15,264 $901,668 11/3/93
50 384 Marlene Aliv $14,490 1.7% 1 $14,490 $852,676 11/7/86
51 307 Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg ICir $19,302 1.7% 2 $9,651 $1,134,623 7/10/09
52 130 Man on Wire Magn. $51,392 1.7% 2 $25,696 $2,962,242 7/25/08
53 299 American Movie SPC $20,260 1.7% 2 $10,130 $1,165,795 11/5/99
54 656 Genghis Blues Roxie $6,524 1.7% 1 $6,524 $374,550 7/1/99
55 324 Encounters at the End of the World Think $17,730 1.9% 1 $17,730 $944,933 6/11/08
56 87 Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room Magn. $76,639 1.9% 3 $25,546 $4,071,700 4/22/05
57 99 Pina IFC $68,012 1.9% 3 $22,671 $3,524,826 12/23/11
58 326 Jesus Camp Magn. $17,659 2.0% 13 $1,358 $902,544 9/15/06
59 776 Watermarks Kino $4,837 2.0% 1 $4,837 $246,094 1/21/05
60 399 Muscle Shoals Magn. $13,901 2.0% 1 $13,901 $696,241 9/27/13
61 358 Up the Yangtze Zeit. $15,851 2.0% 1 $15,851 $783,969 4/25/08
62 238 Anne Frank Remembered SPC $26,697 2.0% 4 $6,674 $1,310,200 2/23/96
63 669 Unmistaken Child Osci. $6,293 2.1% 1 $6,293 $306,140 6/3/09
64 102 Capturing the Friedmans Magn. $65,154 2.1% 3 $21,718 $3,119,113 5/30/03
65 745 The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden Zeit. $5,185 2.1% 1 $5,185 $247,159 4/4/14
66 71 Touching the Void IFC $96,973 2.1% 5 $19,394 $4,593,598 1/23/04
67 653 The Panama Deception EPr $6,563 2.1% 1 $6,563 $309,596 7/31/92
68 131 The Queen of Versailles Magn. $51,326 2.1% 3 $17,109 $2,401,999 7/20/12
69 237 Baraka Gold. $26,812 2.1% 2 $13,406 $1,254,237 9/24/93
70 415 Tarnation Wells $12,740 2.2% 1 $12,740 $592,014 10/6/04
71 504 The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl Kino $9,711 2.2% 1 $9,711 $449,707 3/18/94
72 55 Waiting for "Superman" ParV $139,033 2.2% 4 $34,758 $6,417,135 9/24/10
73 408 The Filth and the Fury FL $13,305 2.2% 1 $13,305 $612,192 3/29/00
74 709 Stone Reader Jet $5,682 2.2% 1 $5,682 $260,523 2/12/03
75 117 Comedian Mira. $60,224 2.2% 4 $15,056 $2,751,988 10/11/02
76 200 No End in Sight Magn. $31,533 2.2% 2 $15,766 $1,433,319 7/27/07
77 564 Hava Nagila (The Movie) ICir $8,218 2.2% 1 $8,218 $370,218 3/1/13
78 186 Bill Cunningham New York Zeit. $33,677 2.2% 1 $33,677 $1,510,026 3/16/11
79 300 Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness ICir $20,247 2.2% 1 $20,247 $906,666 7/8/11
80 246 Paper Clips Slow $25,535 2.3% 5 $5,107 $1,121,744 11/24/04
81 939 Ballerina FRun $2,656 2.3% 1 $2,656 $114,507 1/16/09
82 602 For the Bible Tells Me So FRun $7,412 2.4% 1 $7,412 $312,751 10/5/07
83 1042 Maidentrip FRun $1,622 2.4% 1 $1,622 $68,243 12/20/13
84 1124 Carbon Nation CWM $402 2.4% 1 $402 $16,901 5/7/10
85 327 Forks Over Knives Pas. $17,645 2.4% 1 $17,645 $739,561 1/7/11
86 184 Looking for Richard FoxS $33,843 2.4% 2 $16,921 $1,408,575 10/11/96
87 461 I Am Trying to Break Your Heart Cow. $10,776 2.4% 1 $10,776 $445,522 7/26/02
88 310 The Wonder of It All Indic. $18,988 2.4% 3 $6,329 $781,016 7/17/09
89 526 Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary SPC $9,216 2.4% 1 $9,216 $378,382 1/24/03
90 179 Microcosmos Mira. $35,189 2.5% 2 $17,594 $1,433,210 10/9/96
91 360 Dust to Glory IFC $15,757 2.5% 2 $7,878 $640,013 4/1/05
92 394 La Danse: Le Ballet de L'Opera de Paris Zipp. $14,000 2.5% 1 $14,000 $567,493 11/4/09
93 398 The Weather Underground Shad. $13,984 2.5% 1 $13,984 $564,632 6/4/03
94 92 Unzipped Mira. $71,275 2.5% 2 $35,637 $2,875,086 8/4/95
95 1055 Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters Zeit. $1,492 2.5% 1 $1,492 $60,064 11/2/12
96 271 The Imposter IM $22,379 2.5% 1 $22,379 $898,317 7/13/12
97 346 Kurt and Courtney Roxie $16,835 2.5% 1 $16,835 $668,228 2/27/98
98 447 The Heart of the Game Mira. $11,251 2.5% 3 $3,750 $445,374 6/9/06
99 112 The Gatekeepers SPC $61,552 2.5% 3 $20,517 $2,415,727 2/1/13
100 855 FLOW: For Love of Water Osci. $3,644 2.6% 1 $3,644 $142,569 3/21/08
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, #1101-1131

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


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UPCOMING RELEASES
Title (click to view)StudioRelease Date
American Meat LB 4/12/13
Advanced Style B360 9/26/14
The Overnighters Drft. 10/10/14
I Am Ali Focus 10/10/14
Awake: The Life of Yogananda CF&SR 10/10/14
Watchers of the Sky MBox 10/17/14
Algorithms FRun 10/17/14
Citizenfour RTWC 10/24/14
The Principle RM 10/24/14
Revenge of the Mekons MBox 10/29/14
God the Father RM 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
We Are the Giant MBox 12/12/14
Hillsong - Let Hope Rise WB 4/1/15
Monkey Kingdom BV 4/17/15
Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary RTWC 4/24/15