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, #1101-1161
RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total
Gross
Release
Date
901 1011 Shakespeare Behind Bars ICir $2,253 4.6% 1 $2,253 $48,594 3/10/06
902 1012 Writer of O Zeit. $2,245 19.1% 1 $2,245 $11,728 5/4/05
903 1013 The Harvest/La Cosecha Libre $2,245 60.5% 1 $2,245 $3,709 7/29/11
904 1014 Pianomania FRun $2,238 4.5% 1 $2,238 $49,852 5/27/11
905 1015 Pay 2 Play: Democracy's High Stakes SFI $2,233 20.3% 1 $2,233 $11,021 9/5/14
906 1016 Moog Plx. $2,227 61.8% 1 $2,227 $3,604 9/24/04
907 824 Cowboy del Amor Emr. $4,438 100.0% 2 $2,219 $4,438 2/10/06
908 1017 Kicking It LibE $2,219 16.7% 1 $2,219 $13,266 6/13/08
909 1019 Dislecksia: The Movie A23 $2,213 6.7% 1 $2,213 $33,066 10/4/13
910 825 Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea Tila. $4,424 8.3% 2 $2,212 $53,471 2/24/06
911 1020 Still, the Children Are Here Icar. $2,210 60.0% 1 $2,210 $3,685 11/5/04
912 666 Skid Row Scre. $6,627 100.0% 3 $2,209 $6,627 8/24/07
913 1021 Blood and Tears Think $2,201 50.4% 1 $2,201 $4,364 6/15/07
914 1022 Standing by Yourself Cheap $2,200 88.0% 1 $2,200 $2,500 5/17/02
915 1024 Kabbalah Me FRun $2,196 22.4% 1 $2,196 $9,816 8/22/14
916 1026 Payback (2012) Zeit. $2,186 12.2% 1 $2,186 $17,979 4/25/12
917 556 How to Cook Your Life RAtt. $8,741 10.0% 4 $2,185 $87,370 10/26/07
918 670 Horse Boy Zeit. $6,554 4.2% 3 $2,185 $156,612 9/30/09
919 1027 Only When I Dance FM $2,181 25.0% 1 $2,181 $8,738 7/2/10
920 1028 Jews of Egypt Artma $2,179 33.5% 1 $2,179 $6,505 3/28/14
921 28 The Endless Summer II NL $657,292 30.5% 302 $2,176 $2,155,385 6/3/94
922 1029 Saints and Sinners Avat. $2,167 56.6% 1 $2,167 $3,826 6/18/04
923 1030 Sister Helen Cn4 $2,163 61.1% 1 $2,163 $3,541 10/24/03
924 152 The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years NL $45,008 12.0% 21 $2,143 $373,743 6/3/88
925 249 Take Me to the River Abr. $25,588 37.3% 12 $2,132 $68,598 9/12/14
926 834 Carlos Castaneda: Enigma of a Sorcerer Indic. $4,236 4.0% 2 $2,118 $107,040 3/5/04
927 156 12 O'Clock Boys Osci. $44,108 53.4% 21 $2,100 $82,614 1/31/14
928 839 Surviving Progress FRun $4,161 7.7% 2 $2,081 $53,953 4/6/12
929 300 Ballplayer: Pelotero Strand $20,628 44.7% 10 $2,063 $46,109 7/13/12
930 843 Weekend of a Champion SD $4,100 100.0% 2 $2,050 $4,100 11/22/13
931 1035 El Sicario, Room 164 Icar. $2,040 33.3% 1 $2,040 $6,123 12/28/11
932 500 The Missing Picture Strand $10,148 19.5% 5 $2,030 $52,164 3/19/14
933 700 Our Nixon Cdgm. $6,090 29.6% 3 $2,030 $20,584 8/30/13
934 701 Walt & El Grupo BV $6,059 29.5% 3 $2,020 $20,521 9/9/09
935 1037 Planet of Snail CGld $2,011 14.4% 1 $2,011 $13,957 7/25/12
936 1038 Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation FRun $2,009 11.1% 1 $2,009 $18,078 9/12/14
937 127 Billabong Odyssey Arna $54,000 34.6% 27 $2,000 $156,000 11/7/03
938 1039 Cameraman: The Work and Life of Jack Cardiff Strand $1,998 9.6% 1 $1,998 $20,840 5/13/11
939 148 Bra Boys Slow $45,589 29.4% 23 $1,982 $155,056 4/11/08
940 1041 MC5: A True Testimonial Avat. $1,962 18.0% 1 $1,962 $10,888 3/5/04
941 1042 Never Stand Still: Dancing at Jacob's Pillow FRun $1,951 13.7% 1 $1,951 $14,272 5/18/12
942 372 Rape of the Soul Slow $15,602 39.0% 8 $1,950 $39,975 3/17/06
943 858 Street Fight Frnt. $3,888 81.4% 2 $1,944 $4,779 2/22/06
944 1043 Ayurveda: The Art of Being Kino $1,938 6.0% 1 $1,938 $32,267 7/17/02
945 21 Believe ORF $2,007,567 32.3% 1,037 $1,936 $6,206,566 12/25/13
946 1044 Mugabe and the White African FRun $1,907 24.1% 1 $1,907 $7,924 7/23/10
947 1045 A Decent Factory Icar. $1,900 24.0% 1 $1,900 $7,925 6/29/05
948 1046 Yiddish Theater: A Love Story NLov. $1,886 4.7% 1 $1,886 $40,182 11/21/07
949 866 China Blue Argo. $3,767 30.9% 2 $1,883 $12,185 1/19/07
950 1048 Bel Borba Aqui PDA $1,869 25.2% 1 $1,869 $7,426 10/3/12
951 616 Watchers of the Sky MBox $7,473 39.2% 4 $1,868 $19,081 10/17/14
952 733 America the Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments PMKBNC $5,599 45.3% 3 $1,866 $12,366 10/14/11
953 142 Mr. Untouchable Magn. $48,280 46.1% 26 $1,856 $104,678 10/26/07
954 1049 Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Romeo Dallaire CalN $1,848 2.7% 1 $1,848 $68,249 5/13/05
955 871 The Cartel MP $3,694 4.2% 2 $1,847 $87,763 4/16/10
956 387 Through the Fire Libre $14,769 57.4% 8 $1,846 $25,752 2/10/06
957 1050 The Pleasures of Being Out of Step FRun $1,846 14.1% 1 $1,846 $13,137 5/16/14
958 539 How to Make Money Selling Drugs Trib. $9,202 23.5% 5 $1,840 $39,192 6/26/13
959 621 Family Fundamentals Focus $7,352 64.8% 4 $1,838 $11,344 10/11/02
960 1052 McLibel Libre $1,821 42.0% 1 $1,821 $4,337 6/10/05
961 1053 The First Basket L/Z $1,819 8.9% 1 $1,819 $20,440 10/29/08
962 748 Otter 501 Pala. $5,444 22.3% 3 $1,815 $24,449 5/11/12
963 749 Great Directors Pala. $5,440 30.4% 3 $1,813 $17,921 7/2/10
964 285 The Internet's Own Boy FB/Part. $21,705 44.4% 12 $1,809 $48,911 6/27/14
965 31 First Descent Uni. $438,615 58.4% 243 $1,805 $750,805 12/2/05
966 882 Refusenik Abr. $3,604 9.1% 2 $1,802 $39,456 4/11/08
967 1055 Oswald's Ghost 7Art $1,796 100.0% 1 $1,796 $1,796 11/30/07
968 396 The Last Of The Unjust Cohen $14,328 35.3% 8 $1,791 $40,563 2/7/14
969 752 Whores' Glory KL $5,358 17.1% 3 $1,786 $31,420 4/27/12
970 1057 Windfall FRun $1,780 27.4% 1 $1,780 $6,504 2/3/12
971 312 Waiting for Lightning Gold. $19,537 90.5% 11 $1,776 $21,577 12/7/12
972 638 The Waiting Room ICir $7,086 2.9% 4 $1,772 $244,951 9/26/12
973 1059 Drew: The Man Behind the Poster KL $1,764 57.3% 1 $1,764 $3,078 8/14/13
974 1060 Looking for an Icon Icar. $1,760 73.5% 1 $1,760 $2,393 5/9/07
975 1061 Wetlands Preserved FRun $1,736 58.5% 1 $1,736 $2,970 3/14/08
976 1062 Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land Arab $1,735 35.2% 1 $1,735 $4,930 1/28/05
977 1063 High Tech, Low Life Argo. $1,718 44.8% 1 $1,718 $3,836 1/9/13
978 36 Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry Think $279,219 45.5% 163 $1,713 $614,138 10/1/04
979 1064 Benda Bilili! NGE $1,678 12.5% 1 $1,678 $13,420 9/30/11
980 775 Chely Wright: Wish Me Away FRun $5,026 27.0% 3 $1,675 $18,618 6/1/12
981 221 The Short Game Gold. $28,434 71.4% 17 $1,673 $39,819 9/20/13
982 1065 Out of the Past (1998) Zeit. $1,671 18.4% 1 $1,671 $9,078 7/31/98
983 1066 Beyond Barbed Wire M&A $1,668 53.7% 1 $1,668 $3,109 7/18/97
984 23 That's Dancing! MGM $1,506,802 35.8% 906 $1,663 $4,210,938 1/18/85
985 1067 This Divided State Mino. $1,653 38.8% 1 $1,653 $4,255 7/22/05
986 357 Tom Dowd and the Language of Music Palm $16,522 40.4% 10 $1,652 $40,919 8/13/04
987 509 Full-Tilt Boogie Mira. $9,895 64.6% 6 $1,649 $15,313 7/31/98
988 1068 Addiction Incorporated Vari. $1,629 4.1% 1 $1,629 $40,106 12/14/11
989 1069 Maidentrip FRun $1,622 2.4% 1 $1,622 $68,243 12/20/13
990 201 Freakonomics Magn. $31,893 31.5% 20 $1,595 $101,270 10/1/10
991 1072 Trudell Bal. $1,592 6.0% 1 $1,592 $26,756 2/3/06
992 1073 Before You Know It TFC $1,591 23.7% 1 $1,591 $6,717 5/30/14
993 1074 Twist (1993) Trit $1,589 4.3% 1 $1,589 $36,875 7/16/93
994 1076 Dr. Bronner's Magic Soapbox Bal. $1,570 7.3% 1 $1,570 $21,579 6/29/07
995 1077 Men at Lunch FRun $1,530 61.6% 1 $1,530 $2,483 9/20/13
996 438 The Ground Truth Focus $12,207 61.0% 8 $1,525 $20,013 9/15/06
997 1078 Putin's Kiss KL $1,525 15.1% 1 $1,525 $10,082 2/17/12
998 1079 Speaking in Strings 7Art $1,519 22.1% 1 $1,519 $6,859 9/10/99
999 478 The Long Way Home 7Art $10,606 17.5% 7 $1,515 $60,509 9/17/97
1000 926 The Institute Argo. $3,017 35.7% 2 $1,509 $8,445 10/4/13
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, #1101-1161

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


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UPCOMING RELEASES
Title (click to view)StudioRelease Date
The Kids Grow Up Shad. 10/29/10
Antarctica: A Year on Ice MBox 11/28/14
Remote Area Medical Cdgm. 11/28/14
Touch the Wall TTW 11/28/14
She's Beautiful When She's Angry ICir 12/5/14
Inside the Mind of Leonardo Da Vinci in 3D SD 12/5/14
Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles Cohen 12/10/14
We Are the Giant MBox 12/12/14
Red Army SPC 1/23/15
Ballet 422 Magn. 2/6/15
Lambert & Stamp SPC 2/6/15
Deli Man Cohen 2/27/15
My Life Directed RTWC 2/27/15
Merchants of Doubt SPC 3/6/15
Hillsong - Let Hope Rise WB 4/1/15
Monkey Kingdom BV 4/17/15
Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary RTWC 4/24/15