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
RankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total
Gross
Release
Date
1 Justin Bieber: Never Say Never Par. $29,514,054 40.4% 3,105 $9,505 $73,013,910 2/11/11
2 Fahrenheit 9/11 Lions $23,920,637 20.1% 868 $27,558 $119,194,771 6/25/04
3 One Direction: This is Us TriS $15,815,497 54.8% 2,735 $5,783 $28,873,374 8/30/13
4 Chimpanzee BV $10,673,748 36.8% 1,563 $6,829 $28,972,764 4/20/12
5 Earth (2009) BV $8,825,760 27.6% 1,804 $4,892 $32,011,576 4/22/09
6 Katy Perry: Part of Me Par. $7,138,266 28.2% 2,730 $2,615 $25,326,071 7/5/12
7 2016 Obama's America RM $6,509,433 19.5% 1,091 $5,966 $33,449,086 8/24/12
8 Oceans BV $6,058,958 31.2% 1,206 $5,024 $19,422,319 4/22/10
9 African Cats BV $6,003,200 38.9% 1,220 $4,921 $15,428,747 4/22/11
10 Bears BV $4,776,267 26.9% 1,720 $2,777 $17,780,194 4/18/14
11 Tupac: Resurrection Par. $4,632,847 60.0% 801 $5,783 $7,718,961 11/14/03
12 Capitalism: A Love Story Over. $4,447,378 31.0% 962 $4,623 $14,363,397 10/2/09
13 March of the Penguins WIP $4,382,340 5.7% 695 $6,305 $77,437,223 7/22/05
14 Sicko LGF $3,600,179 14.7% 702 $5,128 $24,540,079 7/3/07
15 Religulous LGF $3,409,643 26.2% 502 $6,792 $13,011,160 10/1/08
16 Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed RM $2,970,848 38.5% 1,052 $2,824 $7,720,487 4/18/08
17 America (2014) LGF $2,743,753 19.0% 1,105 $2,483 $14,444,502 7/2/14
18 Madonna: Truth or Dare Mira. $2,521,171 16.8% 652 $3,866 $15,012,935 5/24/91
19 Meet the Mormons Purd. $2,509,808 55.5% 317 $7,917 $4,520,644 10/10/14
20 Babies Focus $2,160,460 29.5% 534 $4,046 $7,320,323 5/7/10
21 Believe ORF $2,007,567 32.3% 1,037 $1,936 $6,206,566 12/25/13
22 Rize Lions $1,574,787 47.2% 352 $4,473 $3,336,391 6/24/05
23 That's Dancing! MGM $1,506,802 35.8% 906 $1,663 $4,210,938 1/18/85
24 Shine a Light ParV $1,488,081 27.0% 276 $5,391 $5,505,267 4/4/08
25 Imagine: John Lennon WB $1,412,213 37.6% 561 $2,517 $3,753,977 10/7/88
26 Good Hair RAtt. $1,039,220 25.0% 186 $5,587 $4,157,223 10/9/09
27 Rhyme & Reason Mira. $853,589 53.1% 280 $3,048 $1,608,277 3/7/97
28 The Endless Summer II NL $657,292 30.5% 302 $2,176 $2,155,385 6/3/94
29 Super Size Me IDP $516,641 4.5% 41 $12,601 $11,536,423 5/7/04
30 Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights - From Hollywood to the Heartland PicH $464,170 76.9% 962 $483 $603,894 2/8/08
31 First Descent Uni. $438,615 58.4% 243 $1,805 $750,805 12/2/05
32 Paris is Burning Mira. $310,127 8.2% 23 $13,483 $3,779,620 8/9/91
33 The Cross: The Arthur Blessit Story 8X $309,455 41.7% 221 $1,400 $741,557 3/27/09
34 An Inconvenient Truth ParC $281,330 1.2% 4 $70,332 $24,146,161 5/24/06
35 Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry Think $279,219 45.5% 163 $1,713 $614,138 10/1/04
36 Grizzly Man Lions $269,131 8.5% 29 $9,280 $3,178,403 8/12/05
37 Freeriders WM $264,548 9.6% 11 $24,049 $2,750,064 10/20/98
38 Marley Magn. $262,004 18.5% 42 $6,238 $1,413,480 4/20/12
39 Catfish Rog. $257,285 7.9% 12 $21,440 $3,237,343 9/17/10
40 I Want Your Money Free $249,428 57.5% 537 $464 $433,588 10/15/10
41 Generation Iron TVC $245,000 28.8% 53 $4,623 $849,521 9/20/13
42 The Aristocrats Think $243,796 3.8% 4 $60,949 $6,377,461 7/29/05
43 The September Issue RAtt. $220,633 5.8% 6 $36,772 $3,820,067 8/28/09
44 Bowling for Columbine UA $209,148 1.0% 8 $26,143 $21,576,018 10/11/02
45 Gonzo Magn. $191,942 15.3% 26 $7,382 $1,252,100 7/4/08
46 More Than a Game LGF $182,943 19.2% 14 $13,067 $950,675 10/2/09
47 Exit Through the Gift Shop PDA $170,756 5.2% 8 $21,345 $3,291,250 4/16/10
48 Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work IFC $164,351 5.6% 7 $23,479 $2,930,687 6/11/10
49 Black Diamond Rush WM $161,115 9.9% 11 $14,646 $1,634,386 10/12/93
50 Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap IM $150,337 52.1% 157 $958 $288,312 6/15/12
51 James Cameron's Deepsea Challenge 3D DLA $149,879 63.6% 304 $493 $235,659 8/8/14
52 Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? Wein. $148,698 38.6% 102 $1,457 $384,955 4/18/08
53 The Big One Mira. $146,909 20.4% 33 $4,452 $720,074 4/10/98
54 Inequality for All RTWC $140,888 11.7% 28 $5,032 $1,205,273 9/27/13
55 Cave of Forgotten Dreams IFC $139,101 2.6% 5 $27,820 $5,304,920 4/29/11
56 Waiting for "Superman" ParV $139,033 2.2% 4 $34,758 $6,417,135 9/24/10
57 Step Into Liquid Art. $135,985 3.7% 5 $27,197 $3,681,803 8/8/03
58 America's Heart and Soul BV $134,939 42.9% 98 $1,376 $314,402 7/2/04
59 Riding Giants SPC $134,400 5.9% 26 $5,169 $2,276,368 7/9/04
60 Life Itself Magn. $131,411 16.2% 23 $5,714 $810,454 7/4/14
61 Morning Light BV $129,295 46.9% 55 $2,351 $275,497 10/17/08
62 Fed Up RTWC $126,028 8.2% 18 $7,002 $1,538,899 5/9/14
63 Trekkies ParC $125,636 39.5% 339 $370 $318,246 5/21/99
64 POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold SPC $118,294 18.5% 18 $6,572 $638,476 4/22/11
65 Bully (2012) Wein. $116,472 41.7% 5 $23,294 $279,202 3/30/12
66 Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest SPC $111,982 9.3% 4 $27,996 $1,200,326 7/8/11
67 Dogtown and Z-Boys SPC $103,355 7.9% 20 $5,167 $1,300,682 4/26/02
68 Pearl Jam Twenty Abr. $102,448 21.7% 7 $14,635 $471,334 9/20/11
69 Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones WB $99,740 12.8% 26 $3,836 $776,699 10/5/90
70 Linsanity KE $99,462 32.9% 9 $11,051 $302,645 10/4/13
71 Conan O'Brien Can't Stop Abr. $97,043 36.2% 24 $4,043 $267,965 6/24/11
72 Touching the Void IFC $96,973 2.1% 5 $19,394 $4,593,598 1/23/04
73 The Celluloid Closet SPC $95,047 6.8% 9 $10,560 $1,400,591 3/15/96
74 Celsius 41.11: The Truth Behind the Lies of Fahrenheit 9/11 CitU $93,000 100.0% 116 $801 $93,000 10/22/04
75 It Might Get Loud SPC $92,679 5.8% 7 $13,240 $1,610,163 8/14/09
76 A Place at the Table Magn. $92,257 39.9% 35 $2,636 $231,378 3/1/13
77 Still, We Believe: The Boston Red Sox Movie Think $91,388 23.0% 17 $5,375 $396,803 5/7/04
78 Tabloid IFC $91,201 13.1% 14 $6,514 $696,921 7/15/11
79 The Kid Stays in the Picture Focus $89,087 6.2% 4 $22,271 $1,439,232 7/26/02
80 Inside Deep Throat Uni. $88,709 12.8% 12 $7,392 $691,880 2/11/05
81 Mistaken for Strangers Abr. $87,743 63.1% 9 $9,749 $138,991 3/28/14
82 Salinger Wein. $86,956 14.9% 4 $21,739 $583,633 9/6/13
83 Tyson SPC $85,046 9.6% 11 $7,731 $887,918 4/24/09
84 A Brief History of Time Trit $84,025 3.7% 5 $16,805 $2,279,692 8/21/92
85 Girl Rising Gathr $81,640 4.7% 34 $2,401 $1,727,259 3/7/13
86 Roger and Me WB $80,253 1.2% 4 $20,063 $6,706,368 12/22/89
87 Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism Libre $77,982 16.9% 5 $15,596 $461,572 8/6/04
88 Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room Magn. $76,639 1.9% 3 $25,546 $4,071,700 4/22/05
89 Samsara Osci. $76,222 2.9% 2 $38,111 $2,672,413 8/24/12
90 Hecho En Mexico LGF $76,123 50.4% 12 $6,344 $151,133 11/30/12
91 Blackfish Magn. $75,962 3.7% 5 $15,192 $2,073,582 7/19/13
92 Senna PDA $73,497 4.6% 2 $36,749 $1,612,430 8/12/11
93 Unzipped Mira. $71,275 2.5% 2 $35,637 $2,875,086 8/4/95
94 Jig Scre. $70,432 38.3% 5 $14,086 $183,790 6/17/11
95 Turtle: The Incredible Journey Hann. $69,389 18.0% 24 $2,891 $386,073 6/24/11
96 Free Angela and All Political Prisoners Code $69,306 35.7% 16 $4,332 $194,102 4/5/13
97 The U.S. Vs. John Lennon LGF $69,143 6.2% 6 $11,523 $1,109,146 9/15/06
98 Heavy Petting Skou $69,007 25.3% 10 $6,900 $272,371 9/22/89
99 Every Little Step SPC $68,504 4.0% 8 $8,563 $1,725,141 4/17/09
100 Pina IFC $68,012 1.9% 3 $22,671 $3,524,826 12/23/11
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