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, #1101-1103
RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total
Gross
Release
Date
901 356 Rape of the Soul Slow $15,602 39.0% 8 $1,950 $39,975 3/17/06
902 820 Street Fight Frnt. $3,888 81.4% 2 $1,944 $4,779 2/22/06
903 992 Ayurveda: The Art of Being Kino $1,938 6.0% 1 $1,938 $32,267 7/17/02
904 20 Believe ORF $2,007,567 32.3% 1,037 $1,936 $6,206,566 12/25/13
905 993 Mugabe and the White African FRun $1,907 24.1% 1 $1,907 $7,924 7/23/10
906 994 A Decent Factory Icar. $1,900 24.0% 1 $1,900 $7,925 6/29/05
907 995 Yiddish Theater: A Love Story NLov. $1,886 4.7% 1 $1,886 $40,182 11/21/07
908 828 China Blue Argo. $3,767 30.9% 2 $1,883 $12,185 1/19/07
909 997 Bel Borba Aqui PDA $1,869 25.2% 1 $1,869 $7,426 10/3/12
910 701 America the Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments PMKBNC $5,599 45.3% 3 $1,866 $12,366 10/14/11
911 137 Mr. Untouchable Magn. $48,280 46.1% 26 $1,856 $104,678 10/26/07
912 998 Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Romeo Dallaire CalN $1,848 2.7% 1 $1,848 $68,249 5/13/05
913 833 The Cartel MP $3,694 4.2% 2 $1,847 $87,763 4/16/10
914 370 Through the Fire Libre $14,769 57.4% 8 $1,846 $25,752 2/10/06
915 516 How to Make Money Selling Drugs Trib. $9,202 23.5% 5 $1,840 $39,192 6/26/13
916 593 Family Fundamentals Focus $7,352 64.8% 4 $1,838 $11,344 10/11/02
917 1000 McLibel Libre $1,821 42.0% 1 $1,821 $4,337 6/10/05
918 1001 The First Basket L/Z $1,819 8.9% 1 $1,819 $20,440 10/29/08
919 716 Otter 501 Pala. $5,444 22.3% 3 $1,815 $24,449 5/11/12
920 717 Great Directors Pala. $5,440 30.4% 3 $1,813 $17,921 7/2/10
921 272 The Internet's Own Boy FB/Part. $21,705 53.2% 12 $1,809 $40,816 6/27/14
922 30 First Descent Uni. $438,615 58.4% 243 $1,805 $750,805 12/2/05
923 844 Refusenik Abr. $3,604 9.1% 2 $1,802 $39,456 4/11/08
924 1003 Oswald's Ghost 7Art $1,796 100.0% 1 $1,796 $1,796 11/30/07
925 379 The Last Of The Unjust Cohen $14,328 35.3% 8 $1,791 $40,563 2/7/14
926 720 Whores' Glory KL $5,358 17.1% 3 $1,786 $31,420 4/27/12
927 1005 Windfall FRun $1,780 27.4% 1 $1,780 $6,504 2/3/12
928 298 Waiting for Lightning Gold. $19,537 90.5% 11 $1,776 $21,577 12/7/12
929 609 The Waiting Room ICir $7,086 2.9% 4 $1,772 $244,951 9/26/12
930 1007 Drew: The Man Behind the Poster KL $1,764 57.3% 1 $1,764 $3,078 8/14/13
931 1008 Looking for an Icon Icar. $1,760 73.5% 1 $1,760 $2,393 5/9/07
932 1009 Wetlands Preserved FRun $1,736 58.5% 1 $1,736 $2,970 3/14/08
933 1010 Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land Arab $1,735 35.2% 1 $1,735 $4,930 1/28/05
934 1011 High Tech, Low Life Argo. $1,718 44.8% 1 $1,718 $3,836 1/9/13
935 34 Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry Think $279,219 45.5% 163 $1,713 $614,138 10/1/04
936 1012 Benda Bilili! NGE $1,678 12.5% 1 $1,678 $13,420 9/30/11
937 743 Chely Wright: Wish Me Away FRun $5,026 27.0% 3 $1,675 $18,618 6/1/12
938 212 The Short Game Gold. $28,434 71.4% 17 $1,673 $39,819 9/20/13
939 1013 Out of the Past (1998) Zeit. $1,671 18.4% 1 $1,671 $9,078 7/31/98
940 1014 Beyond Barbed Wire M&A $1,668 53.7% 1 $1,668 $3,109 7/18/97
941 22 That's Dancing! MGM $1,506,802 35.8% 906 $1,663 $4,210,938 1/18/85
942 1015 This Divided State Mino. $1,653 38.8% 1 $1,653 $4,255 7/22/05
943 342 Tom Dowd and the Language of Music Palm $16,522 40.4% 10 $1,652 $40,919 8/13/04
944 488 Full-Tilt Boogie Mira. $9,895 64.6% 6 $1,649 $15,313 7/31/98
945 1016 Addiction Incorporated Vari. $1,629 4.1% 1 $1,629 $40,106 12/14/11
946 1017 Maidentrip FRun $1,622 2.4% 1 $1,622 $68,243 12/20/13
947 194 Freakonomics Magn. $31,893 31.5% 20 $1,595 $101,270 10/1/10
948 1020 Trudell Bal. $1,592 6.0% 1 $1,592 $26,756 2/3/06
949 1021 Before You Know It TFC $1,591 23.7% 1 $1,591 $6,717 5/30/14
950 1022 Twist (1993) Trit $1,589 4.3% 1 $1,589 $36,875 7/16/93
951 1024 Dr. Bronner's Magic Soapbox Bal. $1,570 7.3% 1 $1,570 $21,579 6/29/07
952 1025 Men at Lunch FRun $1,530 61.6% 1 $1,530 $2,483 9/20/13
953 418 The Ground Truth Focus $12,207 61.0% 8 $1,525 $20,013 9/15/06
954 1026 Putin's Kiss KL $1,525 15.1% 1 $1,525 $10,082 2/17/12
955 1027 Speaking in Strings 7Art $1,519 22.1% 1 $1,519 $6,859 9/10/99
956 458 The Long Way Home 7Art $10,606 17.5% 7 $1,515 $60,509 9/17/97
957 887 The Institute Argo. $3,017 35.7% 2 $1,509 $8,445 10/4/13
958 1028 Dear Jesse Cow. $1,508 8.5% 1 $1,508 $17,744 6/26/98
959 888 Photographic Memory FRun $3,006 38.4% 2 $1,503 $7,822 10/12/12
960 1029 The Backyard Hiqi $1,500 46.9% 1 $1,500 $3,200 8/29/03
961 1030 Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters Zeit. $1,492 2.5% 1 $1,492 $60,064 11/2/12
962 1031 The Sons of Tennessee Williams FRun $1,492 46.0% 1 $1,492 $3,242 10/7/11
963 467 Jimmy Carter Man from Plains SPC $10,413 9.6% 7 $1,487 $108,807 10/26/07
964 1033 'Tis Autumn: The Search for Jackie Paris OutF $1,476 100.0% 1 $1,476 $1,476 12/7/07
965 897 The Informant MBox $2,947 29.3% 2 $1,474 $10,068 9/13/13
966 1034 The End of Time FRun $1,468 33.6% 1 $1,468 $4,375 11/29/13
967 131 Thunder Soul RAtt. $51,260 35.6% 35 $1,465 $143,986 9/23/11
968 256 Pandora's Promise Abr. $23,419 35.1% 16 $1,464 $66,680 6/12/13
969 1036 The Beat Hotel FRun $1,458 22.5% 1 $1,458 $6,480 3/30/12
970 50 Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? Wein. $148,698 38.6% 102 $1,457 $384,955 4/18/08
971 291 Gunnin' for That #1 Spot Osci. $20,355 40.1% 14 $1,454 $50,804 6/27/08
972 1037 Only the Young Osci. $1,446 9.4% 1 $1,446 $15,312 12/7/12
973 690 Better Than Something: Jay Reatard BTS $5,712 26.3% 4 $1,428 $21,697 3/2/12
974 1038 Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America FRun $1,415 53.4% 1 $1,415 $2,648 1/24/14
975 1039 The Case of the Grinning Cat Icar. $1,410 6.7% 1 $1,410 $20,944 7/21/06
976 1040 La Maison De La Radio KL $1,410 17.4% 1 $1,410 $8,095 9/4/13
977 800 Weapons of Mass Deception Libre $4,216 14.0% 3 $1,405 $30,210 12/3/04
978 32 The Cross: The Arthur Blessit Story 8X $309,455 41.7% 221 $1,400 $741,557 3/27/09
979 1041 American Casino Argo. $1,397 2.8% 1 $1,397 $50,437 8/14/09
980 56 America's Heart and Soul BV $134,939 42.9% 98 $1,376 $314,402 7/2/04
981 319 Jesus Camp Magn. $17,659 2.0% 13 $1,358 $902,544 9/15/06
982 1042 Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film KL $1,350 35.5% 1 $1,350 $3,804 8/3/12
983 1043 You're Gonna Miss Me Palm $1,340 57.7% 1 $1,340 $2,324 6/8/07
984 1044 Whiz Kids Shad. $1,333 24.7% 1 $1,333 $5,386 6/4/10
985 1045 Rock the Bells 7Art $1,325 24.8% 1 $1,325 $5,347 4/11/07
986 924 Everything's Cool CityL $2,641 54.0% 2 $1,320 $4,890 11/23/07
987 1046 Rockets Redglare! SmlP $1,292 80.5% 1 $1,292 $1,605 9/3/04
988 935 Fallen Idol: The Yuri Gagarin Conspiracy Indic. $2,546 17.6% 2 $1,273 $14,471 10/2/09
989 735 I Have Never Forgotten You: The Life & Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal LVR $5,075 16.9% 4 $1,268 $29,976 5/23/07
990 825 loudQUIETloud: A Film About The Pixies Roxie $3,792 50.5% 3 $1,264 $7,506 9/29/06
991 939 Downloaded Abr. $2,504 29.9% 2 $1,252 $8,377 6/21/13
992 279 Steep SPC $21,189 8.1% 17 $1,246 $260,586 12/21/07
993 1048 No Restraint IFC $1,241 7.7% 1 $1,241 $16,136 12/20/06
994 660 Dear Mr. Watterson SD $6,199 25.9% 5 $1,240 $23,899 11/15/13
995 1050 You Don't Need Feet to Dance FRun $1,239 72.1% 1 $1,239 $1,719 3/22/13
996 944 Bookers Place Trib. $2,455 44.2% 2 $1,228 $5,549 4/25/12
997 1052 Shepard and Dark MBox $1,226 11.9% 1 $1,226 $10,278 9/25/13
998 1053 Beautopia Wells $1,219 42.5% 1 $1,219 $2,870 3/5/99
999 947 The Beauty Academy of Kabul Shad. $2,407 1.1% 2 $1,203 $225,448 11/4/05
1000 1054 Ferlinghetti: The Rebirth of Wonder FRun $1,197 24.9% 1 $1,197 $4,816 2/8/13
AVERAGE
(Wide Releases Only, 20 titles):
$7,425,64426.7%1,346$5,517$27,830,434-
Rows: #1-100, #101-200, #201-300, #301-400, #401-500, #501-600, #601-700, #701-800, #801-900, #901-1000, #1001-1100, #1101-1103

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


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UPCOMING RELEASES
Title (click to view)StudioRelease Date
Something to Cheer About Truly 4/27/07
Alive Inside B360 7/18/14
Video Games: The Movie Vari. 7/18/14
The Dog Drft. 8/8/14
What Now? Remind Me CGld 8/8/14
Expedition to the End of the World Argo. 8/20/14
Last Days in Vietnam AEF 9/5/14
The Green Prince MBox 9/12/14
Fifi Howls From Happiness MBox 9/12/14
Stop the Pounding Heart BWP 9/19/14
Watchers of the Sky MBox 10/10/14
The Overnighters Drft. 11/7/14
Hillsong - Let Hope Rise WB 4/3/15
Monkey Kingdom BV 4/17/15