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 1 Justin Bieber: Never Say Never Par. $29,514,054 40.4% 3,105 $9,505 $73,013,910 2/11/11
2 3 One Direction: This is Us TriS $15,815,497 54.8% 2,735 $5,783 $28,873,374 8/30/13
3 6 Katy Perry: Part of Me Par. $7,138,266 28.2% 2,730 $2,615 $25,326,071 7/5/12
4 5 Earth (2009) BV $8,825,760 27.6% 1,804 $4,892 $32,011,576 4/22/09
5 10 Bears BV $4,776,267 26.9% 1,720 $2,777 $17,780,194 4/18/14
6 4 Chimpanzee BV $10,673,748 36.8% 1,563 $6,829 $28,972,764 4/20/12
7 9 African Cats BV $6,003,200 38.9% 1,220 $4,921 $15,428,747 4/22/11
8 8 Oceans BV $6,058,958 31.2% 1,206 $5,024 $19,422,319 4/22/10
9 17 America (2014) LGF $2,743,753 19.0% 1,105 $2,483 $14,444,502 7/2/14
10 7 2016 Obama's America RM $6,509,433 19.5% 1,091 $5,966 $33,449,086 8/24/12
11 16 Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed RM $2,970,848 38.5% 1,052 $2,824 $7,720,487 4/18/08
12 21 Believe ORF $2,007,567 32.3% 1,037 $1,936 $6,206,566 12/25/13
13 12 Capitalism: A Love Story Over. $4,447,378 31.0% 962 $4,623 $14,363,397 10/2/09
14 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
15 23 That's Dancing! MGM $1,506,802 35.8% 906 $1,663 $4,210,938 1/18/85
16 2 Fahrenheit 9/11 Lions $23,920,637 20.1% 868 $27,558 $119,194,771 6/25/04
17 11 Tupac: Resurrection Par. $4,632,847 60.0% 801 $5,783 $7,718,961 11/14/03
18 14 Sicko LGF $3,600,179 14.7% 702 $5,128 $24,540,079 7/3/07
19 13 March of the Penguins WIP $4,382,340 5.7% 695 $6,305 $77,437,223 7/22/05
20 18 Madonna: Truth or Dare Mira. $2,521,171 16.8% 652 $3,866 $15,012,935 5/24/91
21 25 Imagine: John Lennon WB $1,412,213 37.6% 561 $2,517 $3,753,977 10/7/88
22 41 I Want Your Money Free $249,428 57.5% 537 $464 $433,588 10/15/10
23 20 Babies Focus $2,160,460 29.5% 534 $4,046 $7,320,323 5/7/10
24 15 Religulous LGF $3,409,643 26.2% 502 $6,792 $13,011,160 10/1/08
25 22 Rize Lions $1,574,787 47.2% 352 $4,473 $3,336,391 6/24/05
26 65 Trekkies ParC $125,636 39.5% 339 $370 $318,246 5/21/99
27 19 Meet the Mormons Purd. $2,509,808 42.7% 317 $7,917 $5,883,132 10/10/14
28 52 James Cameron's Deepsea Challenge 3D DLA $149,879 63.6% 304 $493 $235,659 8/8/14
29 28 The Endless Summer II NL $657,292 30.5% 302 $2,176 $2,155,385 6/3/94
30 27 Rhyme & Reason Mira. $853,589 53.1% 280 $3,048 $1,608,277 3/7/97
31 24 Shine a Light ParV $1,488,081 27.0% 276 $5,391 $5,505,267 4/4/08
32 31 First Descent Uni. $438,615 58.4% 243 $1,805 $750,805 12/2/05
33 32 On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter Hann. $320,894 63.3% 231 $1,389 $507,324 11/7/14
34 34 The Cross: The Arthur Blessit Story 8X $309,455 41.7% 221 $1,400 $741,557 3/27/09
35 26 Good Hair RAtt. $1,039,220 25.0% 186 $5,587 $4,157,223 10/9/09
36 36 Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry Think $279,219 45.5% 163 $1,713 $614,138 10/1/04
37 51 Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap IM $150,337 52.1% 157 $958 $288,312 6/15/12
38 76 Celsius 41.11: The Truth Behind the Lies of Fahrenheit 9/11 CitU $93,000 100.0% 116 $801 $93,000 10/22/04
39 53 Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? Wein. $148,698 38.6% 102 $1,457 $384,955 4/18/08
40 59 America's Heart and Soul BV $134,939 42.9% 98 $1,376 $314,402 7/2/04
41 108 Go Tigers! IFC $64,479 42.5% 61 $1,057 $151,779 9/21/01
42 173 Sharkwater Free $37,140 4.4% 60 $619 $850,920 9/28/07
43 62 Morning Light BV $129,295 46.9% 55 $2,351 $275,497 10/17/08
44 42 Generation Iron TVC $245,000 28.8% 53 $4,623 $849,521 9/20/13
45 153 Greedy Lying Bastards LR $45,000 100.0% 50 $900 $45,000 3/8/13
46 39 Marley Magn. $262,004 18.5% 42 $6,238 $1,413,480 4/20/12
47 199 The Hip Hop Project Think $32,520 70.4% 42 $774 $46,208 5/11/07
48 29 Super Size Me IDP $516,641 4.5% 41 $12,601 $11,536,423 5/7/04
49 241 Cool It RAtt. $26,847 42.8% 41 $655 $62,713 11/12/10
50 78 A Place at the Table Magn. $92,257 39.9% 35 $2,636 $231,378 3/1/13
51 136 Thunder Soul RAtt. $51,260 35.6% 35 $1,465 $143,986 9/23/11
52 88 Girl Rising Gathr $81,640 4.7% 34 $2,401 $1,727,259 3/7/13
53 54 The Big One Mira. $146,909 20.4% 33 $4,452 $720,074 4/10/98
54 225 Rock School PicH $28,136 43.8% 32 $879 $64,310 6/3/05
55 37 Grizzly Man Lions $269,131 8.5% 29 $9,280 $3,178,403 8/12/05
56 55 Inequality for All RTWC $140,888 11.7% 28 $5,032 $1,205,273 9/27/13
57 127 Billabong Odyssey Arna $54,000 34.6% 27 $2,000 $156,000 11/7/03
58 46 Gonzo Magn. $191,942 15.3% 26 $7,382 $1,252,100 7/4/08
59 60 Riding Giants SPC $134,400 5.9% 26 $5,169 $2,276,368 7/9/04
60 71 Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones WB $99,740 12.8% 26 $3,836 $776,699 10/5/90
61 142 Mr. Untouchable Magn. $48,280 46.1% 26 $1,856 $104,678 10/26/07
62 425 Video Games: The Movie Vari. $12,759 55.4% 25 $510 $23,043 7/18/14
63 73 Conan O'Brien Can't Stop Abr. $97,043 36.2% 24 $4,043 $267,965 6/24/11
64 98 Turtle: The Incredible Journey Hann. $69,389 18.0% 24 $2,891 $386,073 6/24/11
65 33 Paris is Burning Mira. $310,127 8.2% 23 $13,483 $3,779,620 8/9/91
66 61 Life Itself Magn. $131,411 16.2% 23 $5,714 $810,454 7/4/14
67 148 Bra Boys Slow $45,589 29.4% 23 $1,982 $155,056 4/11/08
68 251 Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey Cdgm. $25,573 41.9% 23 $1,112 $61,018 3/8/13
69 275 To Be Takei SM $22,846 43.3% 22 $1,038 $52,823 8/22/14
70 131 49 Up FRun $53,277 22.0% 21 $2,537 $241,772 10/6/06
71 141 Shoot Down Magic $49,182 66.1% 21 $2,342 $74,421 1/25/08
72 152 The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years NL $45,008 12.0% 21 $2,143 $373,743 6/3/88
73 156 12 O'Clock Boys Osci. $44,108 53.4% 21 $2,100 $82,614 1/31/14
74 69 Dogtown and Z-Boys SPC $103,355 7.9% 20 $5,167 $1,300,682 4/26/02
75 125 The First Saturday in May Truly $54,553 43.9% 20 $2,727 $124,294 4/18/08
76 202 Freakonomics Magn. $31,893 31.5% 20 $1,595 $101,270 10/1/10
77 326 Mansome Pala. $18,395 50.7% 20 $920 $36,280 5/18/12
78 140 The Bridge FStr. $49,313 27.4% 19 $2,595 $179,780 10/27/06
79 292 Southpaw: The Francis Barrett Story Shoot. $21,381 75.4% 19 $1,125 $28,365 4/7/00
80 64 Fed Up RTWC $126,028 8.2% 18 $7,002 $1,538,899 5/9/14
81 66 POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold SPC $118,294 18.5% 18 $6,572 $638,476 4/22/11
82 109 The Unknown Known RTWC $64,315 23.3% 18 $3,573 $276,497 4/4/14
83 117 I.O.U.S.A. RAtt. $61,313 7.5% 18 $3,406 $821,046 8/22/08
84 79 Still, We Believe: The Boston Red Sox Movie Think $91,388 23.0% 17 $5,375 $396,803 5/7/04
85 222 The Short Game Gold. $28,434 71.4% 17 $1,673 $39,819 9/20/13
86 293 Steep SPC $21,189 8.1% 17 $1,246 $260,586 12/21/07
87 816 Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire HTR $4,570 66.2% 17 $269 $6,905 6/20/13
88 99 Free Angela and All Political Prisoners Code $69,306 35.7% 16 $4,332 $194,102 4/5/13
89 115 Sound City Vari. $62,842 14.9% 16 $3,928 $422,853 2/1/13
90 159 8: The Mormon Proposition RF $42,566 42.4% 16 $2,660 $100,280 6/18/10
91 268 Pandora's Promise Abr. $23,419 35.1% 16 $1,464 $66,680 6/12/13
92 184 A Band Called Death Drft. $34,839 27.4% 15 $2,323 $127,257 6/28/13
93 47 More Than a Game LGF $182,943 19.2% 14 $13,067 $950,675 10/2/09
94 80 Tabloid IFC $91,201 13.1% 14 $6,514 $696,921 7/15/11
95 158 Chicago 10 RAtt. $42,724 24.1% 14 $3,052 $177,490 2/29/08
96 306 Gunnin' for That #1 Spot Osci. $20,355 40.1% 14 $1,454 $50,804 6/27/08
97 181 Exporting Raymond Gold. $35,292 40.2% 13 $2,715 $87,727 4/29/11
98 335 Jesus Camp Magn. $17,659 2.0% 13 $1,358 $902,544 9/15/06
99 40 Catfish Rog. $257,285 7.9% 12 $21,440 $3,237,343 9/17/10
100 82 Inside Deep Throat Uni. $88,709 12.8% 12 $7,392 $691,880 2/11/05
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