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
1 754 See What I'm Saying: The Deaf Entertainers Documentary Worldplay $4,996 4.2% 1 $4,996 $118,206 3/19/10
2 457 Mondo New York 4th and Broadway $10,752 5.6% 1 $10,752 $193,209 4/22/88
3 212 American Pimp 7th Art $28,699 10.0% 5 $5,739 $287,724 6/9/00
4 246 Better Living Through Circuitry 7th Art $24,970 30.3% 4 $6,242 $82,378 5/26/00
5 443 Steal a Pencil for Me 7th Art $11,179 59.1% 2 $5,589 $18,918 11/9/07
6 462 The Long Way Home 7th Art $10,606 17.5% 7 $1,515 $60,509 9/17/97
7 585 Word Wars 7th Art $7,559 6.8% 1 $7,559 $110,617 5/28/04
8 592 Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple 7th Art $7,482 5.0% 1 $7,482 $148,292 10/20/06
9 679 Long Night's Journey Into Day 7th Art $6,027 11.9% 1 $6,027 $50,715 3/29/00
10 739 Balseros 7th Art $5,111 30.5% 1 $5,111 $16,783 7/23/03
11 834 The Aggressives 7th Art $3,769 57.7% 1 $3,769 $6,533 10/7/05
12 860 Revolution OS 7th Art $3,500 100.0% 1 $3,500 $3,500 8/23/02
13 917 The Swenkas 7th Art $2,790 31.5% 1 $2,790 $8,860 11/9/05
14 978 Workingman's Death 7th Art $2,214 100.0% 2 $1,107 $2,214 2/24/06
15 1013 Oswald's Ghost 7th Art $1,796 100.0% 1 $1,796 $1,796 11/30/07
16 1037 Speaking in Strings 7th Art $1,519 22.1% 1 $1,519 $6,859 9/10/99
17 1057 Rock the Bells 7th Art $1,325 24.8% 1 $1,325 $5,347 4/11/07
18 32 The Cross: The Arthur Blessit Story 8X Entertainment $309,455 41.7% 221 $1,400 $741,557 3/27/09
19 67 Pearl Jam Twenty Abramorama $102,448 21.7% 7 $14,635 $471,334 9/20/11
20 70 Conan O'Brien Can't Stop Abramorama $97,043 36.2% 24 $4,043 $267,965 6/24/11
21 80 Mistaken for Strangers Abramorama $87,743 63.1% 9 $9,749 $138,991 3/28/14
22 124 Particle Fever Abramorama $53,901 6.2% 4 $13,475 $869,838 3/5/14
23 180 Anvil! The Story of Anvil Abramorama $34,651 5.2% 3 $11,550 $667,911 4/10/09
24 258 Pandora's Promise Abramorama $23,419 35.1% 16 $1,464 $66,680 6/12/13
25 346 The House I Live In Abramorama $16,453 7.8% 2 $8,227 $210,752 10/5/12
26 587 Big Men Abramorama $7,539 13.4% 1 $7,539 $56,286 3/14/14
27 598 We Live in Public Abramorama $7,325 17.6% 1 $7,325 $41,711 8/28/09
28 644 Hats Off Abramorama $6,570 21.0% 1 $6,570 $31,272 3/28/08
29 671 Paul Williams Still Alive Abramorama $6,116 15.8% 1 $6,116 $38,691 6/8/12
30 717 Best Worst Movie Abramorama $5,503 5.0% 1 $5,503 $109,895 4/23/10
31 730 Blindsight Abramorama $5,279 5.9% 1 $5,279 $89,169 3/5/08
32 798 Robert Blecker Wants Me Dead Abramorama $4,352 47.5% 1 $4,352 $9,166 2/27/09
33 851 Refusenik Abramorama $3,604 9.1% 2 $1,802 $39,456 4/11/08
34 948 Downloaded Abramorama $2,504 29.9% 2 $1,252 $8,377 6/21/13
35 951 The Singing Revolution Abramorama $2,475 0.6% 1 $2,475 $426,855 12/7/07
36 656 Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction Adopt Films $6,330 26.4% 2 $3,165 $23,959 9/13/13
37 801 Chelsea on the Rocks Aliquot Films $4,286 36.3% 1 $4,286 $11,799 10/2/09
38 379 Marlene Alive Films $14,490 1.7% 1 $14,490 $852,676 11/7/86
39 409 El Bulli: Cooking in Progress Alive Mind Cinema $12,756 5.4% 1 $12,756 $237,181 7/27/11
40 479 Crazy Wisdom Alive Mind Cinema $10,304 12.0% 1 $10,304 $86,202 11/25/11
41 604 Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow Alive Mind Cinema $7,272 14.2% 1 $7,272 $51,301 8/10/11
42 1104 Sushi: The Global Catch Alive Mind Cinema $516 9.0% 1 $516 $5,757 8/3/12
43 889 King Leopold's Ghost Aloha Releasing $3,078 59.3% 1 $3,078 $5,194 8/18/06
44 621 Corman's World Anchor Bay Films $7,000 100.0% 2 $3,500 $7,000 12/16/11
45 611 Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer APD/Cinema Conservancy $7,105 40.3% 1 $7,105 $17,632 8/2/13
46 184 For All Mankind Apollo Associates $33,777 4.4% 6 $5,629 $770,132 11/1/89
47 250 Iraq in Fragments Arab Film Dist. $24,435 12.0% 7 $3,490 $204,462 11/8/06
48 1020 Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land Arab Film Dist. $1,735 35.2% 1 $1,735 $4,930 1/28/05
49 1090 The Letter: An American Town and the 'Somali Invasion' Arab Film Dist. $789 53.3% 1 $789 $1,479 2/9/05
50 1101 The Color of Olives Arab Film Dist. $555 47.5% 1 $555 $1,169 7/12/06
51 1113 Return to the Land of Wonders Arab Film Dist. $357 26.7% 1 $357 $1,338 7/13/05
52 103 The Undefeated (2011) Arc Entertainment $65,132 56.0% 10 $6,513 $116,381 7/15/11
53 326 Revenge of the Electric Car Area23a $17,482 11.6% 2 $8,741 $150,886 10/21/11
54 699 Death by China Area23a $5,701 14.8% 1 $5,701 $38,492 8/17/12
55 745 Red Obsession Area23a $5,060 38.3% 2 $2,530 $13,199 9/6/13
56 825 Hellbound? Area23a $3,938 17.2% 4 $985 $22,887 9/21/12
57 963 Out of the Clear Blue Sky Area23a $2,344 14.6% 1 $2,344 $16,050 9/6/13
58 979 Dislecksia: The Movie Area23a $2,213 6.7% 1 $2,213 $33,066 10/4/13
59 123 Billabong Odyssey Arenaplex $54,000 34.6% 27 $2,000 $156,000 11/7/03
60 449 Saint Misbehavin': The Wavy Gravy Movie Argot Pictures $10,976 36.7% 3 $3,659 $29,893 12/3/10
61 466 Crips and Bloods: Made in America Argot Pictures $10,537 15.0% 1 $10,537 $70,219 1/23/09
62 603 Throw Down Your Heart Argot Pictures $7,283 8.1% 2 $3,642 $89,521 3/13/09
63 641 Expedition to the End of the World Argot Pictures $6,635 70.3% 1 $6,635 $9,434 8/20/14
64 835 China Blue Argot Pictures $3,767 30.9% 2 $1,883 $12,185 1/19/07
65 892 Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles Argot Pictures $3,054 14.4% 1 $3,054 $21,242 9/2/11
66 894 The Institute Argot Pictures $3,017 35.7% 2 $1,509 $8,445 10/4/13
67 899 The City Dark Argot Pictures $2,983 32.2% 1 $2,983 $9,269 1/18/12
68 912 Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys Argot Pictures $2,842 43.1% 1 $2,842 $6,601 1/24/14
69 947 The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls Argot Pictures $2,506 8.5% 1 $2,506 $29,316 5/13/11
70 1021 High Tech, Low Life Argot Pictures $1,718 44.8% 1 $1,718 $3,836 1/9/13
71 1053 American Casino Argot Pictures $1,397 2.8% 1 $1,397 $50,437 8/14/09
72 505 Catwalk Arrow Releasing $9,560 33.3% 1 $9,560 $28,672 2/16/96
73 215 Monumental: In Search of America's National Treasure ArtAffects $28,340 15.9% 6 $4,723 $177,729 3/30/12
74 327 Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child Arthouse Films $17,466 6.8% 1 $17,466 $256,242 7/21/10
75 477 William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe Arthouse Films $10,322 22.4% 2 $5,161 $46,078 11/13/09
76 496 Waste Land Arthouse Films $9,806 5.2% 1 $9,806 $187,716 10/29/10
77 517 Herb & Dorothy Arthouse Films $9,242 4.7% 2 $4,621 $194,721 6/5/09
78 830 Black White + Gray: A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff and Robert Mapplethorpe Arthouse Films $3,815 42.7% 1 $3,815 $8,939 10/19/07
79 859 Visual Acoustics Arthouse Films $3,517 6.7% 1 $3,517 $52,467 10/9/09
80 56 Step Into Liquid Artisan $135,985 3.7% 5 $27,197 $3,681,803 8/8/03
81 350 Startup.com Artisan $16,118 1.3% 1 $16,118 $1,283,356 5/11/01
82 385 Amandla! Artisan $14,181 3.5% 1 $14,181 $405,331 2/19/03
83 464 Dancemaker Artistic License $10,594 4.1% 3 $3,531 $256,780 3/3/99
84 508 Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion Artistic License $9,482 1.6% 1 $9,482 $578,241 9/19/03
85 550 Troublesome Creek: A Midwestern Artistic License $8,318 5.9% 1 $8,318 $140,000 1/3/97
86 591 Bounce: Behind the Velvet Rope Artistic License $7,502 85.5% 1 $7,502 $8,779 9/7/01
87 612 Sound and Fury Artistic License $7,104 6.2% 2 $3,552 $114,882 10/25/00
88 660 Regret to Inform Artistic License $6,294 14.2% 1 $6,294 $44,204 6/25/99
89 799 Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman Artistic License $4,347 21.6% 1 $4,347 $20,157 7/4/07
90 842 Jupiter's Wife Artistic License $3,673 34.6% 1 $3,673 $10,622 8/18/95
91 888 Who Does She Think She Is? Artistic License $3,081 100.0% 1 $3,081 $3,081 10/17/08
92 993 Twist of Faith Artistic License $2,085 25.6% 2 $1,042 $8,129 7/1/05
93 878 Congo: White King, Red Rubber, Black Death Artmattan Prods. $3,238 50.1% 1 $3,238 $6,458 10/21/05
94 988 Jews of Egypt Artmattan Prods. $2,179 33.5% 1 $2,179 $6,505 3/28/14
95 996 Heavy Metal in Baghdad Arts Alliance America $2,012 49.4% 2 $1,006 $4,070 5/23/08
96 530 Last Call at the Oasis ATO Pictures $8,899 21.0% 3 $2,966 $42,423 5/4/12
97 635 Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore? At Risk Films $6,742 19.0% 1 $6,742 $35,397 7/27/06
98 784 New York in the 50's Avatar $4,552 38.3% 1 $4,552 $11,882 2/9/01
99 989 Saints and Sinners Avatar $2,167 56.6% 1 $2,167 $3,826 6/18/04
100 1000 MC5: A True Testimonial Avatar $1,962 18.0% 1 $1,962 $10,888 3/5/04
AVERAGE
(Wide Releases Only, 20 titles):
$7,425,64426.3%1,346$5,517$28,286,490-
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