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
1 774 See What I'm Saying: The Deaf Entertainers Documentary Worldplay $4,996 4.2% 1 $4,996 $118,206 3/19/10
2 470 Mondo New York 4th and Broadway $10,752 5.6% 1 $10,752 $193,209 4/22/88
3 216 American Pimp 7th Art $28,699 10.0% 5 $5,739 $287,724 6/9/00
4 252 Better Living Through Circuitry 7th Art $24,970 30.3% 4 $6,242 $82,378 5/26/00
5 456 Steal a Pencil for Me 7th Art $11,179 59.1% 2 $5,589 $18,918 11/9/07
6 475 The Long Way Home 7th Art $10,606 17.5% 7 $1,515 $60,509 9/17/97
7 602 Word Wars 7th Art $7,559 6.8% 1 $7,559 $110,617 5/28/04
8 609 Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple 7th Art $7,482 5.0% 1 $7,482 $148,292 10/20/06
9 698 Long Night's Journey Into Day 7th Art $6,027 11.9% 1 $6,027 $50,715 3/29/00
10 759 Balseros 7th Art $5,111 30.5% 1 $5,111 $16,783 7/23/03
11 858 The Aggressives 7th Art $3,769 57.7% 1 $3,769 $6,533 10/7/05
12 885 Revolution OS 7th Art $3,500 100.0% 1 $3,500 $3,500 8/23/02
13 942 The Swenkas 7th Art $2,790 31.5% 1 $2,790 $8,860 11/9/05
14 1007 Workingman's Death 7th Art $2,214 100.0% 2 $1,107 $2,214 2/24/06
15 1044 Oswald's Ghost 7th Art $1,796 100.0% 1 $1,796 $1,796 11/30/07
16 1068 Speaking in Strings 7th Art $1,519 22.1% 1 $1,519 $6,859 9/10/99
17 1088 Rock the Bells 7th Art $1,325 24.8% 1 $1,325 $5,347 4/11/07
18 33 The Cross: The Arthur Blessit Story 8X Entertainment $309,455 41.7% 221 $1,400 $741,557 3/27/09
19 68 Pearl Jam Twenty Abramorama $102,448 21.7% 7 $14,635 $471,334 9/20/11
20 71 Conan O'Brien Can't Stop Abramorama $97,043 36.2% 24 $4,043 $267,965 6/24/11
21 81 Mistaken for Strangers Abramorama $87,743 63.1% 9 $9,749 $138,991 3/28/14
22 125 Particle Fever Abramorama $53,901 6.2% 4 $13,475 $869,838 3/5/14
23 182 Anvil! The Story of Anvil Abramorama $34,651 5.2% 3 $11,550 $667,911 4/10/09
24 246 Take Me to the River Abramorama $25,588 39.1% 12 $2,132 $65,516 9/12/14
25 264 Pandora's Promise Abramorama $23,419 35.1% 16 $1,464 $66,680 6/12/13
26 356 The House I Live In Abramorama $16,453 7.8% 2 $8,227 $210,752 10/5/12
27 604 Big Men Abramorama $7,539 13.4% 1 $7,539 $56,286 3/14/14
28 616 We Live in Public Abramorama $7,325 17.6% 1 $7,325 $41,711 8/28/09
29 662 Hats Off Abramorama $6,570 21.0% 1 $6,570 $31,272 3/28/08
30 690 Paul Williams Still Alive Abramorama $6,116 15.8% 1 $6,116 $38,691 6/8/12
31 737 Best Worst Movie Abramorama $5,503 5.0% 1 $5,503 $109,895 4/23/10
32 750 Blindsight Abramorama $5,279 5.9% 1 $5,279 $89,169 3/5/08
33 820 Robert Blecker Wants Me Dead Abramorama $4,352 47.5% 1 $4,352 $9,166 2/27/09
34 875 Refusenik Abramorama $3,604 9.1% 2 $1,802 $39,456 4/11/08
35 974 Downloaded Abramorama $2,504 29.9% 2 $1,252 $8,377 6/21/13
36 978 The Singing Revolution Abramorama $2,475 0.6% 1 $2,475 $426,855 12/7/07
37 675 Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction Adopt Films $6,330 26.4% 2 $3,165 $23,959 9/13/13
38 210 Last Days in Vietnam American Experience Films $30,500 8.1% 2 $15,250 $375,156 9/5/14
39 824 Chelsea on the Rocks Aliquot Films $4,286 36.3% 1 $4,286 $11,799 10/2/09
40 391 Marlene Alive Films $14,490 1.7% 1 $14,490 $852,676 11/7/86
41 422 El Bulli: Cooking in Progress Alive Mind Cinema $12,756 5.4% 1 $12,756 $237,181 7/27/11
42 492 Crazy Wisdom Alive Mind Cinema $10,304 12.0% 1 $10,304 $86,202 11/25/11
43 622 Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow Alive Mind Cinema $7,272 14.2% 1 $7,272 $51,301 8/10/11
44 1135 Sushi: The Global Catch Alive Mind Cinema $516 9.0% 1 $516 $5,757 8/3/12
45 913 King Leopold's Ghost Aloha Releasing $3,078 59.3% 1 $3,078 $5,194 8/18/06
46 639 Corman's World Anchor Bay Films $7,000 100.0% 2 $3,500 $7,000 12/16/11
47 524 Stations of the Elevated APD/Cinema Conservancy $9,423 34.7% 1 $9,423 $27,140 10/17/14
48 629 Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer APD/Cinema Conservancy $7,105 39.5% 1 $7,105 $17,992 8/2/13
49 186 For All Mankind Apollo Associates $33,777 4.4% 6 $5,629 $770,132 11/1/89
50 256 Iraq in Fragments Arab Film Dist. $24,435 12.0% 7 $3,490 $204,462 11/8/06
51 1051 Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land Arab Film Dist. $1,735 35.2% 1 $1,735 $4,930 1/28/05
52 1121 The Letter: An American Town and the 'Somali Invasion' Arab Film Dist. $789 53.3% 1 $789 $1,479 2/9/05
53 1132 The Color of Olives Arab Film Dist. $555 47.5% 1 $555 $1,169 7/12/06
54 1144 Return to the Land of Wonders Arab Film Dist. $357 26.7% 1 $357 $1,338 7/13/05
55 104 The Undefeated (2011) Arc Entertainment $65,132 56.0% 10 $6,513 $116,381 7/15/11
56 336 Revenge of the Electric Car Area23a $17,482 11.6% 2 $8,741 $150,886 10/21/11
57 719 Death by China Area23a $5,701 14.8% 1 $5,701 $38,492 8/17/12
58 765 Red Obsession Area23a $5,060 38.3% 2 $2,530 $13,199 9/6/13
59 849 Hellbound? Area23a $3,938 17.2% 4 $985 $22,887 9/21/12
60 991 Out of the Clear Blue Sky Area23a $2,344 14.6% 1 $2,344 $16,050 9/6/13
61 1008 Dislecksia: The Movie Area23a $2,213 6.7% 1 $2,213 $33,066 10/4/13
62 124 Billabong Odyssey Arenaplex $54,000 34.6% 27 $2,000 $156,000 11/7/03
63 363 This Ain't No Mouse Music! Argot Pictures $15,982 46.0% 4 $3,996 $34,754 9/19/14
64 462 Saint Misbehavin': The Wavy Gravy Movie Argot Pictures $10,976 36.7% 3 $3,659 $29,893 12/3/10
65 479 Crips and Bloods: Made in America Argot Pictures $10,537 15.0% 1 $10,537 $70,219 1/23/09
66 621 Throw Down Your Heart Argot Pictures $7,283 8.1% 2 $3,642 $89,521 3/13/09
67 659 Expedition to the End of the World Argot Pictures $6,635 18.4% 1 $6,635 $36,135 8/20/14
68 859 China Blue Argot Pictures $3,767 30.9% 2 $1,883 $12,185 1/19/07
69 916 Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles Argot Pictures $3,054 14.4% 1 $3,054 $21,242 9/2/11
70 918 The Institute Argot Pictures $3,017 35.7% 2 $1,509 $8,445 10/4/13
71 923 The City Dark Argot Pictures $2,983 32.2% 1 $2,983 $9,269 1/18/12
72 937 Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys Argot Pictures $2,842 43.1% 1 $2,842 $6,601 1/24/14
73 973 The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls Argot Pictures $2,506 8.5% 1 $2,506 $29,316 5/13/11
74 1052 High Tech, Low Life Argot Pictures $1,718 44.8% 1 $1,718 $3,836 1/9/13
75 1084 American Casino Argot Pictures $1,397 2.8% 1 $1,397 $50,437 8/14/09
76 518 Catwalk Arrow Releasing $9,560 33.3% 1 $9,560 $28,672 2/16/96
77 219 Monumental: In Search of America's National Treasure ArtAffects $28,340 15.9% 6 $4,723 $177,729 3/30/12
78 337 Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child Arthouse Films $17,466 6.8% 1 $17,466 $256,242 7/21/10
79 490 William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe Arthouse Films $10,322 22.4% 2 $5,161 $46,078 11/13/09
80 509 Waste Land Arthouse Films $9,806 5.2% 1 $9,806 $187,716 10/29/10
81 532 Herb & Dorothy Arthouse Films $9,242 4.7% 2 $4,621 $194,721 6/5/09
82 854 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
83 883 Visual Acoustics Arthouse Films $3,517 6.7% 1 $3,517 $52,467 10/9/09
84 57 Step Into Liquid Artisan $135,985 3.7% 5 $27,197 $3,681,803 8/8/03
85 360 Startup.com Artisan $16,118 1.3% 1 $16,118 $1,283,356 5/11/01
86 397 Amandla! Artisan $14,181 3.5% 1 $14,181 $405,331 2/19/03
87 477 Dancemaker Artistic License $10,594 4.1% 3 $3,531 $256,780 3/3/99
88 521 Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion Artistic License $9,482 1.6% 1 $9,482 $578,241 9/19/03
89 567 Troublesome Creek: A Midwestern Artistic License $8,318 5.9% 1 $8,318 $140,000 1/3/97
90 608 Bounce: Behind the Velvet Rope Artistic License $7,502 85.5% 1 $7,502 $8,779 9/7/01
91 630 Sound and Fury Artistic License $7,104 6.2% 2 $3,552 $114,882 10/25/00
92 679 Regret to Inform Artistic License $6,294 14.2% 1 $6,294 $44,204 6/25/99
93 821 Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman Artistic License $4,347 21.6% 1 $4,347 $20,157 7/4/07
94 866 Jupiter's Wife Artistic License $3,673 34.6% 1 $3,673 $10,622 8/18/95
95 912 Who Does She Think She Is? Artistic License $3,081 100.0% 1 $3,081 $3,081 10/17/08
96 1022 Twist of Faith Artistic License $2,085 25.6% 2 $1,042 $8,129 7/1/05
97 902 Congo: White King, Red Rubber, Black Death Artmattan Prods. $3,238 50.1% 1 $3,238 $6,458 10/21/05
98 1017 Jews of Egypt Artmattan Prods. $2,179 33.5% 1 $2,179 $6,505 3/28/14
99 1025 Heavy Metal in Baghdad Arts Alliance America $2,012 49.4% 2 $1,006 $4,070 5/23/08
100 545 Last Call at the Oasis ATO Pictures $8,899 21.0% 3 $2,966 $42,423 5/4/12
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
Blockade Icar. 3/14/07
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