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, #1001-1077
RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total
Gross
Release
Date
901 823 Refusenik Abr. $3,604 9.1% 2 $1,802 $39,456 4/11/08
902 981 Oswald's Ghost 7Art $1,796 100.0% 1 $1,796 $1,796 11/30/07
903 370 The Last Of The Unjust Cohen $14,328 35.3% 8 $1,791 $40,563 2/7/14
904 702 Whores' Glory KL $5,358 17.1% 3 $1,786 $31,420 4/27/12
905 983 Windfall FRun $1,780 27.4% 1 $1,780 $6,504 2/3/12
906 291 Waiting for Lightning Gold. $19,537 90.5% 11 $1,776 $21,577 12/7/12
907 594 The Waiting Room ICir $7,086 2.9% 4 $1,772 $244,951 9/26/12
908 985 Drew: The Man Behind the Poster KL $1,764 57.3% 1 $1,764 $3,078 8/14/13
909 986 Looking for an Icon Icar. $1,760 73.5% 1 $1,760 $2,393 5/9/07
910 987 Wetlands Preserved FRun $1,736 58.5% 1 $1,736 $2,970 3/14/08
911 988 Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land Arab $1,735 35.2% 1 $1,735 $4,930 1/28/05
912 989 High Tech, Low Life Argo. $1,718 44.8% 1 $1,718 $3,836 1/9/13
913 33 Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry Think $279,219 45.5% 163 $1,713 $614,138 10/1/04
914 990 Benda Bilili! NGE $1,678 12.5% 1 $1,678 $13,420 9/30/11
915 724 Chely Wright: Wish Me Away FRun $5,026 27.0% 3 $1,675 $18,618 6/1/12
916 209 The Short Game Gold. $28,434 71.4% 17 $1,673 $39,819 9/20/13
917 991 Out of the Past (1998) Zeit. $1,671 18.4% 1 $1,671 $9,078 7/31/98
918 992 Beyond Barbed Wire M&A $1,668 53.7% 1 $1,668 $3,109 7/18/97
919 21 That's Dancing! MGM $1,506,802 35.8% 906 $1,663 $4,210,938 1/18/85
920 993 This Divided State Mino. $1,653 38.8% 1 $1,653 $4,255 7/22/05
921 334 Tom Dowd and the Language of Music Palm $16,522 40.4% 10 $1,652 $40,919 8/13/04
922 474 Full-Tilt Boogie Mira. $9,895 64.6% 6 $1,649 $15,313 7/31/98
923 994 Addiction Incorporated Vari. $1,629 4.1% 1 $1,629 $40,106 12/14/11
924 995 Maidentrip FRun $1,622 2.4% 1 $1,622 $68,243 12/20/13
925 191 Freakonomics Magn. $31,893 31.5% 20 $1,595 $101,270 10/1/10
926 998 Trudell Bal. $1,592 6.0% 1 $1,592 $26,756 2/3/06
927 1001 Dr. Bronner's Magic Soapbox Bal. $1,570 7.3% 1 $1,570 $21,579 6/29/07
928 1002 Men at Lunch FRun $1,530 61.6% 1 $1,530 $2,483 9/20/13
929 407 The Ground Truth Focus $12,207 61.0% 8 $1,525 $20,013 9/15/06
930 1003 Putin's Kiss KL $1,525 15.1% 1 $1,525 $10,082 2/17/12
931 1004 Speaking in Strings 7Art $1,519 22.1% 1 $1,519 $6,859 9/10/99
932 447 The Long Way Home 7Art $10,606 17.5% 7 $1,515 $60,509 9/17/97
933 866 The Institute Argo. $3,017 35.7% 2 $1,509 $8,445 10/4/13
934 1005 Dear Jesse Cow. $1,508 8.5% 1 $1,508 $17,744 6/26/98
935 867 Photographic Memory FRun $3,006 38.4% 2 $1,503 $7,822 10/12/12
936 1006 The Backyard Hiqi $1,500 46.9% 1 $1,500 $3,200 8/29/03
937 1007 Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters Zeit. $1,492 2.5% 1 $1,492 $60,064 11/2/12
938 1008 The Sons of Tennessee Williams FRun $1,492 46.0% 1 $1,492 $3,242 10/7/11
939 456 Jimmy Carter Man from Plains SPC $10,413 9.6% 7 $1,487 $108,807 10/26/07
940 1010 'Tis Autumn: The Search for Jackie Paris OutF $1,476 100.0% 1 $1,476 $1,476 12/7/07
941 876 The Informant MBox $2,947 29.3% 2 $1,474 $10,068 9/13/13
942 1011 The End of Time FRun $1,468 33.6% 1 $1,468 $4,375 11/29/13
943 128 Thunder Soul RAtt. $51,260 35.6% 35 $1,465 $143,986 9/23/11
944 252 Pandora's Promise Abr. $23,419 35.1% 16 $1,464 $66,680 6/12/13
945 1013 The Beat Hotel FRun $1,458 22.5% 1 $1,458 $6,480 3/30/12
946 49 Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? Wein. $148,698 38.6% 102 $1,457 $384,955 4/18/08
947 284 Gunnin' for That #1 Spot Osci. $20,355 40.1% 14 $1,454 $50,804 6/27/08
948 1014 Only the Young Osci. $1,446 9.4% 1 $1,446 $15,312 12/7/12
949 674 Better Than Something: Jay Reatard BTS $5,712 26.3% 4 $1,428 $21,697 3/2/12
950 1015 Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America FRun $1,415 53.4% 1 $1,415 $2,648 1/24/14
951 1016 The Case of the Grinning Cat Icar. $1,410 6.7% 1 $1,410 $20,944 7/21/06
952 1017 La Maison De La Radio KL $1,410 17.4% 1 $1,410 $8,095 9/4/13
953 780 Weapons of Mass Deception Libre $4,216 14.0% 3 $1,405 $30,210 12/3/04
954 31 The Cross: The Arthur Blessit Story 8X $309,455 41.7% 221 $1,400 $741,557 3/27/09
955 1018 American Casino Argo. $1,397 2.8% 1 $1,397 $50,437 8/14/09
956 55 America's Heart and Soul BV $134,939 42.9% 98 $1,376 $314,402 7/2/04
957 311 Jesus Camp Magn. $17,659 2.0% 13 $1,358 $902,544 9/15/06
958 1019 Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film KL $1,350 35.5% 1 $1,350 $3,804 8/3/12
959 1020 You're Gonna Miss Me Palm $1,340 57.7% 1 $1,340 $2,324 6/8/07
960 1021 Whiz Kids Shad. $1,333 24.7% 1 $1,333 $5,386 6/4/10
961 1022 Rock the Bells 7Art $1,325 24.8% 1 $1,325 $5,347 4/11/07
962 903 Everything's Cool CityL $2,641 54.0% 2 $1,320 $4,890 11/23/07
963 1023 Rockets Redglare! SmlP $1,292 80.5% 1 $1,292 $1,605 9/3/04
964 913 Fallen Idol: The Yuri Gagarin Conspiracy Indic. $2,546 17.6% 2 $1,273 $14,471 10/2/09
965 717 I Have Never Forgotten You: The Life & Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal LVR $5,075 16.9% 4 $1,268 $29,976 5/23/07
966 805 loudQUIETloud: A Film About The Pixies Roxie $3,792 50.5% 3 $1,264 $7,506 9/29/06
967 917 Downloaded Abr. $2,504 29.9% 2 $1,252 $8,377 6/21/13
968 272 Steep SPC $21,189 8.1% 17 $1,246 $260,586 12/21/07
969 1025 No Restraint IFC $1,241 7.7% 1 $1,241 $16,136 12/20/06
970 644 Dear Mr. Watterson SD $6,199 25.9% 5 $1,240 $23,899 11/15/13
971 1027 You Don't Need Feet to Dance FRun $1,239 72.1% 1 $1,239 $1,719 3/22/13
972 922 Bookers Place Trib. $2,455 44.2% 2 $1,228 $5,549 4/25/12
973 1029 Shepard and Dark MBox $1,226 11.9% 1 $1,226 $10,278 9/25/13
974 1030 Beautopia Wells $1,219 42.5% 1 $1,219 $2,870 3/5/99
975 925 The Beauty Academy of Kabul Shad. $2,407 1.1% 2 $1,203 $225,448 11/4/05
976 1031 Ferlinghetti: The Rebirth of Wonder FRun $1,197 24.9% 1 $1,197 $4,816 2/8/13
977 749 Defamation FRun $4,725 39.3% 4 $1,181 $12,038 11/20/09
978 1032 Glastonbury Think $1,179 14.0% 1 $1,179 $8,419 2/23/07
979 1033 Nenette Kino $1,176 6.5% 1 $1,176 $18,009 12/22/10
980 752 Bert Stern: Original Mad Man FRun $4,691 13.8% 4 $1,173 $34,005 4/5/13
981 1034 On the Rumba River FRun $1,156 68.1% 1 $1,156 $1,698 6/6/08
982 604 Sarah Palin - You Betcha! Free $6,911 63.2% 6 $1,152 $10,935 9/30/11
983 1036 The Only Real Game TORG $1,130 59.7% 1 $1,130 $1,892 3/7/14
984 271 Southpaw: The Francis Barrett Story Shoot. $21,381 75.4% 19 $1,125 $28,365 4/7/00
985 1037 The Ister Icar. $1,124 100.0% 1 $1,124 $1,124 2/10/06
986 1038 Guitar Innovators: John Fahey & Nels Cline FRun $1,119 18.2% 1 $1,119 $6,132 8/16/13
987 1039 The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers FRun $1,114 0.2% 1 $1,114 $453,650 1/29/10
988 235 Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey Cdgm. $25,573 41.9% 23 $1,112 $61,018 3/8/13
989 947 Workingman's Death 7Art $2,214 100.0% 2 $1,107 $2,214 2/24/06
990 952 Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo CP $2,198 37.1% 2 $1,099 $5,922 9/17/10
991 1040 Children of Fate FRun $1,099 63.2% 1 $1,099 $1,738 11/23/93
992 953 The Prisoner or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair RedE $2,194 70.7% 2 $1,097 $3,103 3/23/07
993 960 Running with Arnold Lant $2,119 100.0% 2 $1,059 $2,119 1/11/08
994 100 Go Tigers! IFC $64,479 42.5% 61 $1,057 $151,779 9/21/01
995 527 Mandela Palm $8,413 20.0% 8 $1,051 $42,056 3/21/97
996 961 Twist of Faith AL $2,085 25.6% 2 $1,042 $8,129 7/1/05
997 1042 The Weird World of Blowfly Vari. $1,036 33.8% 1 $1,036 $3,062 9/16/11
998 1043 Unborn in the USA FRun $1,035 70.2% 1 $1,035 $1,475 6/15/07
999 1044 So Much So Fast Bal. $1,015 4.7% 1 $1,015 $21,525 10/11/06
1000 964 Heavy Metal in Baghdad ArtsA $2,012 49.4% 2 $1,006 $4,070 5/23/08
AVERAGE
(Wide Releases Only, 19 titles):
$7,672,05927.0%1,358$5,650$28,446,087-
Rows: #1-100, #101-200, #201-300, #301-400, #401-500, #501-600, #601-700, #701-800, #801-900, #901-1000, #1001-1077

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


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UPCOMING RELEASES
Title (click to view)StudioRelease Date
Stealing America: Vote by Vote Drct. 8/1/08
For No Good Reason SPC 4/25/14
Fed Up RTWC 5/9/14
The Hornet's Nest Free 5/9/14
Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case ICir 5/16/14
Korengal GoldF 5/30/14
Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon RTWC 6/6/14
Life Itself Magn. Jul 2014
Alive Inside B360 7/18/14
The Dog Drft. 8/8/14
Last Days in Vietnam AEF 9/5/14
The Overnighters Drft. 11/7/14
Monkey Kingdom BV 4/17/15