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
1001 439 The Ground Truth Focus $12,207 61.0% 8 $1,525 $20,013 9/15/06
1002 1083 Putin's Kiss KL $1,525 15.1% 1 $1,525 $10,082 2/17/12
1003 1084 Speaking in Strings 7Art $1,519 22.1% 1 $1,519 $6,859 9/10/99
1004 479 The Long Way Home 7Art $10,606 17.5% 7 $1,515 $60,509 9/17/97
1005 930 The Institute Argo. $3,017 35.7% 2 $1,509 $8,445 10/4/13
1006 1085 Dear Jesse Cow. $1,508 8.5% 1 $1,508 $17,744 6/26/98
1007 931 Photographic Memory FRun $3,006 38.4% 2 $1,503 $7,822 10/12/12
1008 1086 The Backyard Hiqi $1,500 46.9% 1 $1,500 $3,200 8/29/03
1009 1087 Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters Zeit. $1,492 2.5% 1 $1,492 $60,064 11/2/12
1010 1088 The Sons of Tennessee Williams FRun $1,492 46.0% 1 $1,492 $3,242 10/7/11
1011 489 Jimmy Carter Man from Plains SPC $10,413 9.6% 7 $1,487 $108,807 10/26/07
1012 1090 'Tis Autumn: The Search for Jackie Paris OutF $1,476 100.0% 1 $1,476 $1,476 12/7/07
1013 941 The Informant MBox $2,947 29.3% 2 $1,474 $10,068 9/13/13
1014 1091 The End of Time FRun $1,468 33.6% 1 $1,468 $4,375 11/29/13
1015 136 Thunder Soul RAtt. $51,260 35.6% 35 $1,465 $143,986 9/23/11
1016 268 Pandora's Promise Abr. $23,419 35.1% 16 $1,464 $66,680 6/12/13
1017 1093 The Beat Hotel FRun $1,458 22.5% 1 $1,458 $6,480 3/30/12
1018 53 Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? Wein. $148,698 38.6% 102 $1,457 $384,955 4/18/08
1019 306 Gunnin' for That #1 Spot Osci. $20,355 40.1% 14 $1,454 $50,804 6/27/08
1020 1094 Only the Young Osci. $1,446 9.4% 1 $1,446 $15,312 12/7/12
1021 1095 What Now? Remind Me CGld $1,434 46.4% 1 $1,434 $3,089 8/8/14
1022 726 Better Than Something: Jay Reatard BTS $5,712 26.3% 4 $1,428 $21,697 3/2/12
1023 1097 Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America FRun $1,415 53.4% 1 $1,415 $2,648 1/24/14
1024 1098 The Case of the Grinning Cat Icar. $1,410 6.7% 1 $1,410 $20,944 7/21/06
1025 1099 La Maison De La Radio KL $1,410 17.4% 1 $1,410 $8,095 9/4/13
1026 840 Weapons of Mass Deception Libre $4,216 14.0% 3 $1,405 $30,210 12/3/04
1027 34 The Cross: The Arthur Blessit Story 8X $309,455 41.7% 221 $1,400 $741,557 3/27/09
1028 1100 American Casino Argo. $1,397 2.8% 1 $1,397 $50,437 8/14/09
1029 32 On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter Hann. $320,894 63.3% 231 $1,389 $507,324 11/7/14
1030 59 America's Heart and Soul BV $134,939 42.9% 98 $1,376 $314,402 7/2/04
1031 335 Jesus Camp Magn. $17,659 2.0% 13 $1,358 $902,544 9/15/06
1032 1101 Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film KL $1,350 35.5% 1 $1,350 $3,804 8/3/12
1033 1102 You're Gonna Miss Me Palm $1,340 57.7% 1 $1,340 $2,324 6/8/07
1034 1103 Whiz Kids Shad. $1,333 24.7% 1 $1,333 $5,386 6/4/10
1035 1104 Rock the Bells 7Art $1,325 24.8% 1 $1,325 $5,347 4/11/07
1036 969 Everything's Cool CityL $2,641 54.0% 2 $1,320 $4,890 11/23/07
1037 1105 Rockets Redglare! SmlP $1,292 80.5% 1 $1,292 $1,605 9/3/04
1038 981 Plot for Peace N/A $2,554 36.2% 2 $1,277 $7,051 10/31/14
1039 983 Fallen Idol: The Yuri Gagarin Conspiracy Indic. $2,546 17.6% 2 $1,273 $14,471 10/2/09
1040 771 I Have Never Forgotten You: The Life & Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal LVR $5,075 16.9% 4 $1,268 $29,976 5/23/07
1041 867 loudQUIETloud: A Film About The Pixies Roxie $3,792 50.5% 3 $1,264 $7,506 9/29/06
1042 987 Downloaded Abr. $2,504 29.9% 2 $1,252 $8,377 6/21/13
1043 293 Steep SPC $21,189 8.1% 17 $1,246 $260,586 12/21/07
1044 1107 No Restraint IFC $1,241 7.7% 1 $1,241 $16,136 12/20/06
1045 695 Dear Mr. Watterson SD $6,199 25.9% 5 $1,240 $23,899 11/15/13
1046 1109 You Don't Need Feet to Dance FRun $1,239 72.1% 1 $1,239 $1,719 3/22/13
1047 993 Bookers Place Trib. $2,455 44.2% 2 $1,228 $5,549 4/25/12
1048 1111 Shepard and Dark MBox $1,226 11.9% 1 $1,226 $10,278 9/25/13
1049 1112 Beautopia Wells $1,219 42.5% 1 $1,219 $2,870 3/5/99
1050 996 The Beauty Academy of Kabul Shad. $2,407 1.1% 2 $1,203 $225,448 11/4/05
1051 1113 Ferlinghetti: The Rebirth of Wonder FRun $1,197 24.9% 1 $1,197 $4,816 2/8/13
1052 806 Defamation FRun $4,725 39.3% 4 $1,181 $12,038 11/20/09
1053 1114 Glastonbury Think $1,179 14.0% 1 $1,179 $8,419 2/23/07
1054 1115 Nenette Kino $1,176 6.5% 1 $1,176 $18,009 12/22/10
1055 809 Bert Stern: Original Mad Man FRun $4,691 13.8% 4 $1,173 $34,005 4/5/13
1056 1116 On the Rumba River FRun $1,156 68.1% 1 $1,156 $1,698 6/6/08
1057 651 Sarah Palin - You Betcha! Free $6,911 63.2% 6 $1,152 $10,935 9/30/11
1058 1118 The Only Real Game TORG $1,130 21.0% 1 $1,130 $5,384 3/7/14
1059 292 Southpaw: The Francis Barrett Story Shoot. $21,381 75.4% 19 $1,125 $28,365 4/7/00
1060 1119 The Ister Icar. $1,124 100.0% 1 $1,124 $1,124 2/10/06
1061 1120 Guitar Innovators: John Fahey & Nels Cline FRun $1,119 18.2% 1 $1,119 $6,132 8/16/13
1062 1121 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
1063 251 Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey Cdgm. $25,573 41.9% 23 $1,112 $61,018 3/8/13
1064 1022 Workingman's Death 7Art $2,214 100.0% 2 $1,107 $2,214 2/24/06
1065 1027 Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo CP $2,198 37.1% 2 $1,099 $5,922 9/17/10
1066 1122 Children of Fate FRun $1,099 63.2% 1 $1,099 $1,738 11/23/93
1067 1029 The Prisoner or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair RedE $2,194 70.7% 2 $1,097 $3,103 3/23/07
1068 1125 More Than the Rainbow FRun $1,082 64.5% 1 $1,082 $1,677 5/2/14
1069 1036 Running with Arnold Lant $2,119 100.0% 2 $1,059 $2,119 1/11/08
1070 108 Go Tigers! IFC $64,479 42.5% 61 $1,057 $151,779 9/21/01
1071 568 Mandela Palm $8,413 20.0% 8 $1,051 $42,056 3/21/97
1072 1037 Twist of Faith AL $2,085 25.6% 2 $1,042 $8,129 7/1/05
1073 275 To Be Takei SM $22,846 43.3% 22 $1,038 $52,823 8/22/14
1074 1126 The Weird World of Blowfly Vari. $1,036 33.8% 1 $1,036 $3,062 9/16/11
1075 1127 Unborn in the USA FRun $1,035 70.2% 1 $1,035 $1,475 6/15/07
1076 1128 So Much So Fast Bal. $1,015 4.7% 1 $1,015 $21,525 10/11/06
1077 1040 Heavy Metal in Baghdad ArtsA $2,012 49.4% 2 $1,006 $4,070 5/23/08
1078 1129 Three Stars FRun $1,003 11.2% 1 $1,003 $8,942 9/21/12
1079 860 Hellbound? A23 $3,938 17.2% 4 $985 $22,887 9/21/12
1080 788 With All Deliberate Speed Emp. $4,920 64.0% 5 $984 $7,690 5/14/04
1081 1044 Voices in Wartime Libre $1,966 9.5% 2 $983 $20,702 4/8/05
1082 1130 Dumbstruck Truly $981 6.4% 1 $981 $15,379 4/15/11
1083 1131 Patagonia Rising FRun $981 47.5% 1 $981 $2,064 6/8/12
1084 1132 A Lawyer Walks Into a Bar... Indic. $980 18.8% 1 $980 $5,202 2/29/08
1085 944 A Trip to the Moon/The Extraordinary Voyage FA $2,915 5.5% 3 $972 $52,986 2/10/12
1086 51 Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap IM $150,337 52.1% 157 $958 $288,312 6/15/12
1087 1051 Up for Grabs L/Z $1,881 13.5% 2 $940 $13,931 5/6/05
1088 1133 Where Are You Taking Me? Icar. $937 62.8% 1 $937 $1,492 3/2/12
1089 326 Mansome Pala. $18,395 50.7% 20 $920 $36,280 5/18/12
1090 879 Eleven Minutes Reg. $3,670 46.0% 4 $918 $7,986 2/20/09
1091 961 Pink Ribbons, Inc. FRun $2,721 10.2% 3 $907 $26,608 6/1/12
1092 153 Greedy Lying Bastards LR $45,000 100.0% 50 $900 $45,000 3/8/13
1093 471 Ever Again RM $10,802 62.4% 12 $900 $17,304 12/8/06
1094 1061 This Binary Universe Indic. $1,794 11.3% 2 $897 $15,875 5/4/12
1095 1135 Death Metal Angola TVC $895 19.1% 1 $895 $4,674 11/7/14
1096 1136 Casting About Kino $893 12.3% 1 $893 $7,279 5/11/07
1097 1063 Herbie Hancock: Possibilities Magn. $1,772 71.1% 2 $886 $2,493 4/14/06
1098 967 Knuckle Vita. $2,647 100.0% 3 $882 $2,647 12/9/11
1099 225 Rock School PicH $28,136 43.8% 32 $879 $64,310 6/3/05
1100 899 Man on a Mission FRun $3,430 39.5% 4 $858 $8,688 1/13/12
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