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, #1101-1170
RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total
Gross
Release
Date
901 1012 Louder Than a Bomb Bal. $2,300 5.7% 1 $2,300 $40,362 5/18/11
902 1014 Enemies of the People ICir $2,277 3.1% 1 $2,277 $73,171 7/30/10
903 1015 Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision OcR $2,273 3.7% 1 $2,273 $62,186 10/20/95
904 1016 Nuclear Nation FRun $2,268 45.7% 1 $2,268 $4,960 12/11/13
905 1017 Journeys with George Cn4 $2,264 63.1% 1 $2,264 $3,588 3/14/03
906 550 Happy Valley (2014) MBox $9,047 37.9% 4 $2,262 $23,868 11/21/14
907 820 For No Good Reason SPC $4,516 6.7% 2 $2,258 $67,421 4/25/14
908 661 Black Gold CalN $6,764 7.2% 3 $2,254 $93,477 10/6/06
909 1018 Shakespeare Behind Bars ICir $2,253 4.6% 1 $2,253 $48,594 3/10/06
910 1019 Writer of O Zeit. $2,245 19.1% 1 $2,245 $11,728 5/4/05
911 1020 The Harvest/La Cosecha Libre $2,245 60.5% 1 $2,245 $3,709 7/29/11
912 1021 Pianomania FRun $2,238 4.5% 1 $2,238 $49,852 5/27/11
913 1022 Pay 2 Play: Democracy's High Stakes SFI $2,233 20.3% 1 $2,233 $11,021 9/5/14
914 1023 Moog Plx. $2,227 61.8% 1 $2,227 $3,604 9/24/04
915 830 Cowboy del Amor Emr. $4,438 100.0% 2 $2,219 $4,438 2/10/06
916 1024 Kicking It LibE $2,219 16.7% 1 $2,219 $13,266 6/13/08
917 1026 Dislecksia: The Movie A23 $2,213 6.7% 1 $2,213 $33,066 10/4/13
918 831 Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea Tila. $4,424 8.3% 2 $2,212 $53,471 2/24/06
919 1027 Still, the Children Are Here Icar. $2,210 60.0% 1 $2,210 $3,685 11/5/04
920 671 Skid Row Scre. $6,627 100.0% 3 $2,209 $6,627 8/24/07
921 1028 Blood and Tears Think $2,201 50.4% 1 $2,201 $4,364 6/15/07
922 1029 Standing by Yourself Cheap $2,200 88.0% 1 $2,200 $2,500 5/17/02
923 1031 Kabbalah Me FRun $2,196 22.4% 1 $2,196 $9,816 8/22/14
924 1033 Payback (2012) Zeit. $2,186 12.2% 1 $2,186 $17,979 4/25/12
925 560 How to Cook Your Life RAtt. $8,741 10.0% 4 $2,185 $87,370 10/26/07
926 675 Horse Boy Zeit. $6,554 4.2% 3 $2,185 $156,612 9/30/09
927 1034 Only When I Dance FM $2,181 25.0% 1 $2,181 $8,738 7/2/10
928 1035 Jews of Egypt Artma $2,179 33.5% 1 $2,179 $6,505 3/28/14
929 28 The Endless Summer II NL $657,292 30.5% 302 $2,176 $2,155,385 6/3/94
930 1036 Saints and Sinners Avat. $2,167 56.6% 1 $2,167 $3,826 6/18/04
931 1037 Sister Helen Cn4 $2,163 61.1% 1 $2,163 $3,541 10/24/03
932 152 The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years NL $45,008 12.0% 21 $2,143 $373,743 6/3/88
933 250 Take Me to the River Abr. $25,588 37.3% 12 $2,132 $68,598 9/12/14
934 840 Carlos Castaneda: Enigma of a Sorcerer Indic. $4,236 4.0% 2 $2,118 $107,040 3/5/04
935 156 12 O'Clock Boys Osci. $44,108 53.4% 21 $2,100 $82,614 1/31/14
936 845 Surviving Progress FRun $4,161 7.7% 2 $2,081 $53,953 4/6/12
937 301 Ballplayer: Pelotero Strand $20,628 44.7% 10 $2,063 $46,109 7/13/12
938 849 Weekend of a Champion SD $4,100 100.0% 2 $2,050 $4,100 11/22/13
939 1042 El Sicario, Room 164 Icar. $2,040 33.3% 1 $2,040 $6,123 12/28/11
940 503 The Missing Picture Strand $10,148 19.5% 5 $2,030 $52,164 3/19/14
941 706 Our Nixon Cdgm. $6,090 29.6% 3 $2,030 $20,584 8/30/13
942 707 Walt & El Grupo BV $6,059 29.5% 3 $2,020 $20,521 9/9/09
943 1044 Planet of Snail CGld $2,011 14.4% 1 $2,011 $13,957 7/25/12
944 1045 Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation FRun $2,009 5.2% 1 $2,009 $38,857 9/12/14
945 127 Billabong Odyssey Arna $54,000 34.6% 27 $2,000 $156,000 11/7/03
946 1046 Cameraman: The Work and Life of Jack Cardiff Strand $1,998 9.6% 1 $1,998 $20,840 5/13/11
947 148 Bra Boys Slow $45,589 29.4% 23 $1,982 $155,056 4/11/08
948 1048 MC5: A True Testimonial Avat. $1,962 18.0% 1 $1,962 $10,888 3/5/04
949 1049 Never Stand Still: Dancing at Jacob's Pillow FRun $1,951 13.7% 1 $1,951 $14,272 5/18/12
950 374 Rape of the Soul Slow $15,602 39.0% 8 $1,950 $39,975 3/17/06
951 864 Street Fight Frnt. $3,888 81.4% 2 $1,944 $4,779 2/22/06
952 1050 Ayurveda: The Art of Being Kino $1,938 6.0% 1 $1,938 $32,267 7/17/02
953 21 Believe ORF $2,007,567 32.3% 1,037 $1,936 $6,206,566 12/25/13
954 1051 Mugabe and the White African FRun $1,907 24.1% 1 $1,907 $7,924 7/23/10
955 1052 A Decent Factory Icar. $1,900 24.0% 1 $1,900 $7,925 6/29/05
956 1053 Yiddish Theater: A Love Story NLov. $1,886 4.7% 1 $1,886 $40,182 11/21/07
957 872 China Blue Argo. $3,767 30.9% 2 $1,883 $12,185 1/19/07
958 1055 Bel Borba Aqui PDA $1,869 25.2% 1 $1,869 $7,426 10/3/12
959 620 Watchers of the Sky MBox $7,473 38.6% 4 $1,868 $19,339 10/17/14
960 739 America the Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments PMKBNC $5,599 45.3% 3 $1,866 $12,366 10/14/11
961 142 Mr. Untouchable Magn. $48,280 46.1% 26 $1,856 $104,678 10/26/07
962 1056 Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Romeo Dallaire CalN $1,848 2.7% 1 $1,848 $68,249 5/13/05
963 877 The Cartel MP $3,694 4.2% 2 $1,847 $87,763 4/16/10
964 1057 Maidan CGld $1,847 47.2% 1 $1,847 $3,909 12/12/14
965 389 Through the Fire Libre $14,769 57.4% 8 $1,846 $25,752 2/10/06
966 1058 The Pleasures of Being Out of Step FRun $1,846 14.1% 1 $1,846 $13,137 5/16/14
967 543 How to Make Money Selling Drugs Trib. $9,202 23.5% 5 $1,840 $39,192 6/26/13
968 625 Family Fundamentals Focus $7,352 64.8% 4 $1,838 $11,344 10/11/02
969 1060 McLibel Libre $1,821 42.0% 1 $1,821 $4,337 6/10/05
970 1061 The First Basket L/Z $1,819 8.9% 1 $1,819 $20,440 10/29/08
971 754 Otter 501 Pala. $5,444 22.3% 3 $1,815 $24,449 5/11/12
972 755 Great Directors Pala. $5,440 30.4% 3 $1,813 $17,921 7/2/10
973 286 The Internet's Own Boy FB/Part. $21,705 44.4% 12 $1,809 $48,911 6/27/14
974 31 First Descent Uni. $438,615 58.4% 243 $1,805 $750,805 12/2/05
975 888 Refusenik Abr. $3,604 9.1% 2 $1,802 $39,456 4/11/08
976 1063 Oswald's Ghost 7Art $1,796 100.0% 1 $1,796 $1,796 11/30/07
977 398 The Last Of The Unjust Cohen $14,328 35.3% 8 $1,791 $40,563 2/7/14
978 758 Whores' Glory KL $5,358 17.1% 3 $1,786 $31,420 4/27/12
979 1065 Windfall FRun $1,780 27.4% 1 $1,780 $6,504 2/3/12
980 314 Waiting for Lightning Gold. $19,537 90.5% 11 $1,776 $21,577 12/7/12
981 643 The Waiting Room ICir $7,086 2.9% 4 $1,772 $244,951 9/26/12
982 1067 Drew: The Man Behind the Poster KL $1,764 57.3% 1 $1,764 $3,078 8/14/13
983 1068 Looking for an Icon Icar. $1,760 73.5% 1 $1,760 $2,393 5/9/07
984 1069 Wetlands Preserved FRun $1,736 58.5% 1 $1,736 $2,970 3/14/08
985 1070 Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land Arab $1,735 35.2% 1 $1,735 $4,930 1/28/05
986 1071 High Tech, Low Life Argo. $1,718 44.8% 1 $1,718 $3,836 1/9/13
987 36 Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry Think $279,219 45.5% 163 $1,713 $614,138 10/1/04
988 1072 Benda Bilili! NGE $1,678 12.5% 1 $1,678 $13,420 9/30/11
989 781 Chely Wright: Wish Me Away FRun $5,026 27.0% 3 $1,675 $18,618 6/1/12
990 222 The Short Game Gold. $28,434 71.4% 17 $1,673 $39,819 9/20/13
991 1073 Out of the Past (1998) Zeit. $1,671 18.4% 1 $1,671 $9,078 7/31/98
992 1074 Beyond Barbed Wire M&A $1,668 53.7% 1 $1,668 $3,109 7/18/97
993 23 That's Dancing! MGM $1,506,802 35.8% 906 $1,663 $4,210,938 1/18/85
994 1075 This Divided State Mino. $1,653 38.8% 1 $1,653 $4,255 7/22/05
995 359 Tom Dowd and the Language of Music Palm $16,522 40.4% 10 $1,652 $40,919 8/13/04
996 512 Full-Tilt Boogie Mira. $9,895 64.6% 6 $1,649 $15,313 7/31/98
997 1076 Addiction Incorporated Vari. $1,629 4.1% 1 $1,629 $40,106 12/14/11
998 1077 Maidentrip FRun $1,622 2.4% 1 $1,622 $68,243 12/20/13
999 202 Freakonomics Magn. $31,893 31.5% 20 $1,595 $101,270 10/1/10
1000 1080 Trudell Bal. $1,592 6.0% 1 $1,592 $26,756 2/3/06
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, #1101-1170

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


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UPCOMING RELEASES
Title (click to view)StudioRelease Date
Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme Palm 7/16/04
Ballet 422 Magn. 2/6/15
The Other Man: F.W. de Klerk and the End of Apartheid in South Africa FRun 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
Seymour: An Introduction IFC 3/13/15
The Salt of the Earth SPC 3/27/15
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
Hillsong - Let Hope Rise WB TBD