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
201 486 Chop Suey Zeit. $10,472 5.8% 1 $10,472 $179,914 10/5/01
202 296 Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten IFC $20,880 8.4% 2 $10,440 $248,362 11/2/07
203 297 Art and Craft Osci. $20,879 9.7% 2 $10,440 $215,300 9/19/14
204 489 Shanghai Ghetto Men. $10,356 1.5% 1 $10,356 $712,446 9/27/02
205 490 A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies BV $10,350 26.5% 1 $10,350 $39,075 3/6/98
206 491 Elena (2014) Vari. $10,341 40.1% 1 $10,341 $25,788 5/30/14
207 494 Surfwise Magn. $10,304 3.8% 1 $10,304 $269,994 5/9/08
208 495 Crazy Wisdom AM $10,304 12.0% 1 $10,304 $86,202 11/25/11
209 133 The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters PicH $51,493 7.6% 5 $10,298 $677,914 8/17/07
210 165 Occupy Unmasked Magn. $40,952 77.6% 4 $10,238 $52,768 9/21/12
211 303 DIG! Palm $20,437 16.1% 2 $10,218 $127,067 10/1/04
212 496 Citizen Koch Vari. $10,200 6.6% 1 $10,200 $153,908 6/6/14
213 497 After Innocence NYer $10,194 8.9% 1 $10,194 $114,264 10/21/05
214 212 The Central Park Five IFC $30,570 9.4% 3 $10,190 $325,653 11/23/12
215 498 American Swing Magn. $10,174 33.7% 1 $10,174 $30,156 3/27/09
216 499 Carmen Miranda: Bananas Is My Business IntC $10,170 70.0% 1 $10,170 $14,528 7/5/95
217 166 Hating Breitbart RM $40,673 49.9% 4 $10,168 $81,432 10/19/12
218 306 American Movie SPC $20,260 1.7% 2 $10,130 $1,165,795 11/5/99
219 503 Bonhoeffer FRun $10,099 3.4% 1 $10,099 $296,131 6/20/03
220 504 I Am Pala. $10,092 0.6% 1 $10,092 $1,591,034 2/18/11
221 505 National Gallery Zipp. $10,049 15.0% 1 $10,049 $67,000 11/5/14
222 506 Leviathan (2013) CGld $10,000 13.1% 1 $10,000 $76,211 3/1/13
223 507 Patti Smith: Dream of Life Palm $9,993 32.3% 1 $9,993 $30,918 8/6/08
224 508 Hannari - Geisha Modern Saku. $9,930 66.3% 1 $9,930 $14,974 11/17/06
225 311 The Other Dream Team TFA $19,821 14.7% 2 $9,911 $135,228 9/28/12
226 168 Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's EOne $39,630 7.6% 4 $9,908 $518,342 5/3/13
227 510 Sweetgrass CGld $9,870 4.8% 1 $9,870 $207,473 1/6/10
228 511 Mondovino Think $9,840 4.7% 1 $9,840 $209,618 3/23/05
229 512 An Unreasonable Man IFC $9,813 5.6% 1 $9,813 $176,647 1/31/07
230 513 Waste Land Arth. $9,806 5.2% 1 $9,806 $187,716 10/29/10
231 514 Once in a Lifetime Mira. $9,805 6.8% 1 $9,805 $144,601 7/7/06
232 83 Mistaken for Strangers Abr. $87,743 63.1% 9 $9,749 $138,991 3/28/14
233 515 The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl Kino $9,711 2.2% 1 $9,711 $449,707 3/18/94
234 516 The Boys of Baraka Think $9,705 3.0% 1 $9,705 $323,860 11/30/05
235 517 Naked in Ashes Jour $9,690 13.4% 1 $9,690 $72,073 10/21/05
236 313 Fidel FRun $19,320 15.9% 2 $9,660 $121,304 10/18/02
237 314 Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg ICir $19,302 1.7% 2 $9,651 $1,134,623 7/10/09
238 143 First Position IFC $48,024 4.7% 5 $9,605 $1,014,071 5/4/12
239 519 Kumare KL $9,601 7.3% 1 $9,601 $132,160 6/20/12
240 520 The Business of Being Born ICir $9,574 13.7% 1 $9,574 $69,991 1/9/08
241 521 High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music Tara $9,571 18.0% 1 $9,571 $53,319 4/29/94
242 170 In the Shadow of the Moon Think $38,281 3.4% 4 $9,570 $1,134,358 9/7/07
243 522 Catwalk Arro. $9,560 33.3% 1 $9,560 $28,672 2/16/96
244 220 Trouble the Water Zeit. $28,606 5.5% 3 $9,535 $520,151 8/22/08
245 523 Beyond the Mat Lions $9,532 0.5% 1 $9,532 $2,053,648 10/22/99
246 524 What Would Jesus Buy? WarP $9,527 4.8% 1 $9,527 $200,010 11/16/07
247 1 Justin Bieber: Never Say Never Par. $29,514,054 40.4% 3,105 $9,505 $73,013,910 2/11/11
248 525 Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion AL $9,482 1.6% 1 $9,482 $578,241 9/19/03
249 526 Through a Lens Darkly FRun $9,456 16.2% 1 $9,456 $58,550 8/27/14
250 527 Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky in Our Times FRun $9,442 3.2% 1 $9,442 $290,767 11/22/02
251 528 Stations of the Elevated APD/C $9,423 33.0% 1 $9,423 $28,516 10/17/14
252 321 Brooklyn Castle PDA $18,761 8.6% 2 $9,381 $219,407 10/19/12
253 225 Trumbo Gold. $28,125 25.8% 3 $9,375 $109,057 6/27/08
254 531 War Photographer FRun $9,327 15.3% 1 $9,327 $61,040 6/19/02
255 533 Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary FRun $9,283 24.6% 1 $9,283 $37,731 2/1/13
256 37 Grizzly Man Lions $269,131 8.5% 29 $9,280 $3,178,403 8/12/05
257 534 Limelight Magn. $9,259 15.3% 1 $9,259 $60,335 9/23/11
258 537 Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, The Mistress and the Tangerine Zeit. $9,220 9.6% 1 $9,220 $95,865 6/25/08
259 538 Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary SPC $9,216 2.4% 1 $9,216 $378,382 1/24/03
260 540 The Pervert's Guide to Ideology Zeit. $9,165 13.5% 1 $9,165 $67,966 11/1/13
261 541 Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul Strand $9,161 13.0% 1 $9,161 $70,685 6/9/06
262 175 Kids For Cash Pala. $36,639 25.6% 4 $9,160 $143,178 2/7/14
263 234 Searching for Sugar Man SPC $27,459 0.7% 3 $9,153 $3,696,196 7/27/12
264 326 American Promise RFG $18,300 12.5% 2 $9,150 $146,702 10/18/13
265 542 Manufactured Landscapes Zeit. $9,129 3.8% 1 $9,129 $240,239 6/20/07
266 147 American Teen ParV $45,589 4.8% 5 $9,118 $942,441 7/25/08
267 544 Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt Palm $9,098 7.0% 1 $9,098 $129,988 12/2/05
268 545 Visitors (2014) Cdgm. $9,094 10.8% 1 $9,094 $84,577 1/24/14
269 547 2012: Time for Change Mang. $9,009 13.2% 1 $9,009 $68,339 4/9/10
270 548 Fellini: I'm a Born Liar First $8,981 8.4% 1 $8,981 $106,686 4/2/03
271 549 The Five Obstructions Koch $8,940 5.4% 1 $8,940 $165,845 5/26/04
272 330 Ivory Tower Gold. $17,857 16.7% 2 $8,929 $106,771 6/13/14
273 129 Why We Fight SPC $53,571 3.7% 6 $8,928 $1,439,972 1/20/06
274 551 Show Business Reg. $8,829 5.8% 1 $8,829 $151,792 5/11/07
275 337 The Last Mountain Da. $17,570 14.3% 2 $8,785 $122,961 6/3/11
276 554 The Ghosts In Our Machine GMI $8,756 42.3% 1 $8,756 $20,709 11/8/13
277 555 Finding Joe Bal. $8,753 15.8% 1 $8,753 $55,518 9/30/11
278 339 Revenge of the Electric Car A23 $17,482 11.6% 2 $8,741 $150,886 10/21/11
279 85 Glen Campbell... I'll Be Me A23 $86,741 32.4% 10 $8,674 $267,624 10/24/14
280 558 Giuliani Time Libre $8,661 39.4% 1 $8,661 $21,967 5/12/06
281 344 The Black Power Mix Tape: 1967-1975 IFC $17,316 6.3% 2 $8,658 $273,749 9/9/11
282 559 The Principle RM $8,657 50.2% 1 $8,657 $17,261 10/24/14
283 560 Road Scholar Gold. $8,635 1.4% 1 $8,635 $597,564 7/16/93
284 561 Bus 174 Think $8,625 4.0% 1 $8,625 $217,201 10/8/03
285 562 The Take Icar. $8,625 28.4% 1 $8,625 $30,380 9/22/04
286 345 Sketches of Frank Gehry SPC $17,239 3.9% 2 $8,619 $439,309 5/12/06
287 346 Naqoyqatsi Mira. $17,154 12.9% 2 $8,577 $133,058 10/18/02
288 563 Gotta Dance Mitro. $8,576 34.2% 1 $8,576 $25,108 7/31/09
289 102 Every Little Step SPC $68,504 4.0% 8 $8,563 $1,725,141 4/17/09
290 349 The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg FRun $17,112 75.4% 2 $8,556 $22,692 2/17/94
291 186 A Film Unfinished Osci. $34,060 10.6% 4 $8,515 $320,486 8/18/10
292 564 This So-Called Disaster IFC $8,435 3.7% 1 $8,435 $226,658 4/21/04
293 567 Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity TFC $8,406 34.1% 1 $8,406 $24,630 9/10/14
294 568 Praying with Lior FRun $8,401 10.2% 1 $8,401 $82,553 2/1/08
295 571 The Homestretch KF $8,373 48.4% 1 $8,373 $17,306 9/12/14
296 253 District of Corruption RM $25,086 78.5% 3 $8,362 $31,954 10/26/12
297 572 Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey OrionC $8,335 3.3% 1 $8,335 $253,311 8/25/95
298 573 Troublesome Creek: A Midwestern AL $8,318 5.9% 1 $8,318 $140,000 1/3/97
299 356 Broadway: The Golden Age Da. $16,524 4.7% 2 $8,262 $353,580 6/11/04
300 576 Been Rich All My Life FRun $8,252 22.7% 1 $8,252 $36,406 7/21/06
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, #1101-1161

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