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, #1101-1167
RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total
Gross
Release
Date
1 773 At Berkeley Zipporah Films $5,069 16.0% 2 $2,535 $31,736 11/8/13
2 589 Crazy Horse Zipporah Films $7,963 5.0% 1 $7,963 $157,782 1/18/12
3 507 National Gallery Zipporah Films $10,049 7.1% 1 $10,049 $142,001 11/5/14
4 405 La Danse: Le Ballet de L'Opera de Paris Zipporah Films $14,000 2.5% 1 $14,000 $567,493 11/4/09
5 1153 Act of God Zeitgeist $522 5.2% 1 $522 $9,955 7/31/09
6 1087 Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters Zeitgeist $1,492 2.5% 1 $1,492 $60,064 11/2/12
7 1070 Out of the Past (1998) Zeitgeist $1,671 18.4% 1 $1,671 $9,078 7/31/98
8 1030 Payback (2012) Zeitgeist $2,186 12.2% 1 $2,186 $17,979 4/25/12
9 1016 Writer of O Zeitgeist $2,245 19.1% 1 $2,245 $11,728 5/4/05
10 995 Earth Days Zeitgeist $2,408 9.0% 1 $2,408 $26,748 8/14/09
11 926 Stranded: I Have Come from a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains Zeitgeist $3,077 3.4% 1 $3,077 $89,473 10/22/08
12 914 In the Mirror of Maya Deren Zeitgeist $3,225 39.9% 1 $3,225 $8,077 1/24/03
13 891 My Country, My Country Zeitgeist $3,546 10.5% 1 $3,546 $33,620 8/4/06
14 888 Divan Zeitgeist $3,560 6.3% 1 $3,560 $56,214 3/17/04
15 878 Afghan Star Zeitgeist $3,671 3.6% 1 $3,671 $102,115 6/26/09
16 866 China Heavyweight Zeitgeist $3,792 35.9% 1 $3,792 $10,550 7/6/12
17 830 A Letter to True Zeitgeist $4,395 28.1% 1 $4,395 $15,635 9/8/04
18 766 The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden Zeitgeist $5,185 2.1% 1 $5,185 $247,159 4/4/14
19 762 Let the Fire Burn Zeitgeist $5,226 8.1% 1 $5,226 $64,489 10/2/13
20 723 Paul Goodman Changed My Life Zeitgeist $5,754 16.1% 1 $5,754 $35,671 10/19/11
21 720 Women, Art, Revolution Zeitgeist $5,791 11.0% 2 $2,896 $52,681 6/1/11
22 715 Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles Zeitgeist $5,869 100.0% 1 $5,869 $5,869 4/30/99
23 673 Horse Boy Zeitgeist $6,554 4.2% 3 $2,185 $156,612 9/30/09
24 642 Zizek! Zeitgeist $7,062 35.0% 1 $7,062 $20,177 11/18/05
25 595 The Turandot Project Zeitgeist $7,877 23.5% 2 $3,938 $33,504 8/10/01
26 584 Ballot Measure 9 Zeitgeist $8,143 15.1% 1 $8,143 $53,819 3/31/95
27 544 Manufactured Landscapes Zeitgeist $9,129 3.8% 1 $9,129 $240,239 6/20/07
28 542 The Pervert's Guide to Ideology Zeitgeist $9,165 13.5% 1 $9,165 $67,966 11/1/13
29 539 Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, The Mistress and the Tangerine Zeitgeist $9,220 9.6% 1 $9,220 $95,865 6/25/08
30 494 Chris & Don. A Love Story Zeitgeist $10,337 4.8% 2 $5,169 $216,110 6/13/08
31 488 Chop Suey Zeitgeist $10,472 5.8% 1 $10,472 $179,914 10/5/01
32 457 The Brandon Teena Story Zeitgeist $11,281 12.2% 1 $11,281 $92,113 9/23/98
33 455 Into Great Silence Zeitgeist $11,355 1.4% 1 $11,355 $790,452 2/28/07
34 453 Derrida Zeitgeist $11,473 7.3% 1 $11,473 $157,200 10/23/02
35 451 One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das Zeitgeist $11,515 11.5% 1 $11,515 $100,401 5/8/13
36 443 Examined Life Zeitgeist $12,085 10.0% 1 $12,085 $120,712 2/25/09
37 437 Ballets Russes Zeitgeist $12,230 1.5% 1 $12,230 $815,848 10/26/05
38 428 The Gleaners and I Zeitgeist $12,655 8.1% 2 $6,327 $155,320 3/7/01
39 368 Up the Yangtze Zeitgeist $15,851 2.0% 1 $15,851 $783,969 4/25/08
40 305 Last Train Home Zeitgeist $20,418 7.1% 1 $20,418 $288,328 9/3/10
41 221 Trouble the Water Zeitgeist $28,606 5.5% 3 $9,535 $520,151 8/22/08
42 190 Bill Cunningham New York Zeitgeist $33,677 2.2% 1 $33,677 $1,510,026 3/16/11
43 182 Koch Zeitgeist $35,196 10.3% 2 $17,598 $342,941 2/1/13
44 627 Storm Surfers 3D Xlrator Media $7,299 6.2% 2 $3,650 $117,090 4/26/13
45 854 Rock Bottom Wringing Hands Prods. $4,017 31.2% 1 $4,017 $12,890 3/2/07
46 582 Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope Wrekin Hill $8,203 23.7% 3 $2,734 $34,665 4/6/12
47 154 Veil of Tears Word Films $44,358 61.5% 8 $5,545 $72,078 3/28/14
48 790 Sisters in Law Women Make Movies $4,895 14.7% 1 $4,895 $33,312 4/12/06
49 270 Darfur Now Warner Independent $23,217 21.3% 3 $7,739 $109,107 11/2/07
50 119 The 11th Hour Warner Independent $60,853 8.6% 4 $15,213 $707,343 8/17/07
51 13 March of the Penguins Warner Independent $4,382,340 5.7% 695 $6,305 $77,437,223 7/22/05
52 1112 Beautopia Wellspring $1,219 42.5% 1 $1,219 $2,870 3/5/99
53 921 Reel Paradise Wellspring $3,100 9.7% 1 $3,100 $31,918 8/17/05
54 796 Girlhood Wellspring $4,845 12.8% 2 $2,422 $37,977 10/29/03
55 619 On the Ropes Wellspring $7,431 15.9% 1 $7,431 $46,737 8/18/99
56 427 Tarnation Wellspring $12,740 2.2% 1 $12,740 $592,014 10/6/04
57 375 In the Realms of the Unreal Wellspring $15,477 3.7% 3 $5,159 $417,120 12/22/04
58 258 Unknown White Male Wellspring $24,591 19.4% 4 $6,147 $126,836 2/24/06
59 446 Pete Seeger: The Power of Song Weinstein Company $11,945 13.5% 1 $11,945 $88,312 10/26/07
60 191 Undefeated (2012) Weinstein Company $33,165 5.9% 5 $6,633 $562,218 2/17/12
61 138 Shut Up and Sing Weinstein Company $50,103 4.1% 4 $12,525 $1,215,045 10/27/06
62 132 The Tillman Story Weinstein Company $52,185 6.5% 4 $13,046 $802,535 8/20/10
63 84 Salinger Weinstein Company $86,956 14.9% 4 $21,739 $583,633 9/6/13
64 67 Bully (2012) Weinstein Company $116,472 41.7% 5 $23,294 $279,202 3/30/12
65 53 Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? Weinstein Company $148,698 38.6% 102 $1,457 $384,955 4/18/08
66 526 What Would Jesus Buy? Warrior Poets Releasing $9,527 4.8% 1 $9,527 $200,010 11/16/07
67 50 Black Diamond Rush Warren Miller $161,115 9.9% 11 $14,646 $1,634,386 10/12/93
68 38 Freeriders Warren Miller $264,548 9.6% 11 $24,049 $2,750,064 10/20/98
69 201 Into the Arms of Strangers Warner Bros. $32,037 8.4% 5 $6,407 $382,807 9/15/00
70 89 Roger and Me Warner Bros. $80,253 1.2% 4 $20,063 $6,706,368 12/22/89
71 71 Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones Warner Bros. $99,740 12.8% 26 $3,836 $776,699 10/5/90
72 25 Imagine: John Lennon Warner Bros. $1,412,213 37.6% 561 $2,517 $3,753,977 10/7/88
73 242 Beyond Sight: The Derek Rabelo Story Walking on Water Films $26,840 26.6% 2 $13,420 $101,074 3/7/14
74 1135 Death Metal Angola The Vladar Company $895 19.1% 1 $895 $4,674 11/7/14
75 42 Generation Iron The Vladar Company $245,000 28.8% 53 $4,623 $849,521 9/20/13
76 967 Knuckle Vitagraph $2,647 100.0% 3 $882 $2,647 12/9/11
77 940 The Hacker Wars Vitagraph $2,958 85.2% 1 $2,958 $3,470 10/17/14
78 938 Sunset Story Vitagraph $2,966 16.9% 1 $2,966 $17,508 2/25/05
79 653 Running From Crazy Vitagraph $6,822 20.5% 1 $6,822 $33,300 11/1/13
80 599 Collapse Vitagraph $7,800 16.6% 1 $7,800 $46,964 11/6/09
81 593 American Mustang Vitagraph $7,906 16.2% 1 $7,906 $48,700 1/17/14
82 932 Fatal Assistance Velvet Films $3,000 100.0% 1 $3,000 $3,000 2/28/14
83 1126 The Weird World of Blowfly Variance Films $1,036 33.8% 1 $1,036 $3,062 9/16/11
84 1117 Head Games Variance Films $1,152 8.2% 2 $576 $14,056 9/21/12
85 1075 American Made Movie Variance Films $1,613 3.6% 2 $807 $45,175 8/30/13
86 1073 Addiction Incorporated Variance Films $1,629 4.1% 1 $1,629 $40,106 12/14/11
87 988 After the Cup: Sons of Sakhnin United Variance Films $2,501 21.7% 1 $2,501 $11,538 5/21/10
88 890 Elevate Variance Films $3,547 63.6% 1 $3,547 $5,580 10/21/11
89 872 How to Live Forever Variance Films $3,716 6.1% 1 $3,716 $60,630 5/13/11
90 826 Terms and Conditions May Apply Variance Films $4,446 8.0% 1 $4,446 $55,824 7/12/13
91 813 Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields Variance Films $4,620 6.7% 1 $4,620 $68,719 10/27/10
92 714 American: The Bill Hicks Story Variance Films $5,872 6.4% 1 $5,872 $92,234 4/8/11
93 678 Hit So Hard Variance Films $6,500 19.1% 1 $6,500 $34,025 4/13/12
94 631 Until the Light Takes Us Variance Films $7,246 5.6% 1 $7,246 $130,441 12/4/09
95 626 God Loves Uganda Variance Films $7,300 14.2% 1 $7,300 $51,229 10/11/13
96 498 Citizen Koch Variance Films $10,200 6.6% 1 $10,200 $153,908 6/6/14
97 493 Elena (2014) Variance Films $10,341 40.1% 1 $10,341 $25,788 5/30/14
98 485 Walking on Dead Fish Variance Films $10,524 34.7% 1 $10,524 $30,328 9/19/08
99 456 Nursery University Variance Films $11,307 43.4% 1 $11,307 $26,042 4/24/09
100 425 Video Games: The Movie Variance Films $12,759 55.4% 25 $510 $23,043 7/18/14
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, #1101-1167

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


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UPCOMING RELEASES
Title (click to view)StudioRelease Date
Rebirth Osci. 8/31/11
The Search for General Tso IFC 1/2/15
Red Army SPC 1/23/15
Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter FRun 1/23/15
Above and Beyond ICir 1/30/15
Ballet 422 Magn. 2/6/15
Farewell to Hollywood ICir 2/25/15
Deli Man Cohen 2/27/15
My Life Directed RTWC 2/27/15
Merchants of Doubt SPC 3/6/15
The Salt of the Earth SPC 3/27/15
Hillsong - Let Hope Rise WB 4/1/15
Lambert & Stamp SPC 4/3/15
Monkey Kingdom BV 4/17/15
Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary RTWC 4/24/15
Sunshine Superman Magn. 5/22/15