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, #1101-1126
RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total
Gross
Release
Date
1001 840 The Aggressives 7Art $3,769 57.7% 1 $3,769 $6,533 10/7/05
1002 997 Jews of Egypt Artma $2,179 33.5% 1 $2,179 $6,505 3/28/14
1003 1025 Windfall FRun $1,780 27.4% 1 $1,780 $6,504 2/3/12
1004 1056 The Beat Hotel FRun $1,458 22.5% 1 $1,458 $6,480 3/30/12
1005 884 Congo: White King, Red Rubber, Black Death Artma $3,238 50.1% 1 $3,238 $6,458 10/21/05
1006 960 The Red Chapel Lorb. $2,459 39.7% 1 $2,459 $6,196 12/29/10
1007 1083 Guitar Innovators: John Fahey & Nels Cline FRun $1,119 18.2% 1 $1,119 $6,132 8/16/13
1008 904 Scottsboro: An American Tragedy SMP $2,991 48.8% 1 $2,991 $6,123 1/19/01
1009 1004 El Sicario, Room 164 Icar. $2,040 33.3% 1 $2,040 $6,123 12/28/11
1010 992 Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo CP $2,198 37.1% 2 $1,099 $5,922 9/17/10
1011 984 Pay 2 Play: Democracy's High Stakes SFI $2,233 38.0% 1 $2,233 $5,876 9/5/14
1012 690 Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles Zeit. $5,869 100.0% 1 $5,869 $5,869 4/30/99
1013 694 I Am Eleven ICir $5,800 100.0% 2 $2,900 $5,800 9/12/14
1014 1114 Sushi: The Global Catch AM $516 9.0% 1 $516 $5,757 8/3/12
1015 941 Klezmer on Fish Street Castle $2,628 45.9% 1 $2,628 $5,724 4/16/04
1016 962 People of a Feather FRun $2,413 42.5% 1 $2,413 $5,677 11/8/13
1017 1000 Fired! ICir $2,158 38.1% 4 $539 $5,661 2/2/07
1018 861 Elevate Vari. $3,547 63.6% 1 $3,547 $5,580 10/21/11
1019 961 Bookers Place Trib. $2,455 44.2% 2 $1,228 $5,549 4/25/12
1020 922 Gogol Bordello Non-Stop Lorb. $2,793 50.5% 1 $2,793 $5,532 9/11/09
1021 890 Flex is Kings BBFR $3,152 58.2% 1 $3,152 $5,418 4/4/14
1022 1066 Whiz Kids Shad. $1,333 24.7% 1 $1,333 $5,386 6/4/10
1023 1081 The Only Real Game TORG $1,130 21.0% 1 $1,130 $5,384 3/7/14
1024 1067 Rock the Bells 7Art $1,325 24.8% 1 $1,325 $5,347 4/11/07
1025 1094 A Lawyer Walks Into a Bar... Indic. $980 18.8% 1 $980 $5,202 2/29/08
1026 895 King Leopold's Ghost Aloha $3,078 59.3% 1 $3,078 $5,194 8/18/06
1027 1055 God and Gays: Bridging the Gap Indic. $1,460 28.7% 2 $730 $5,095 10/24/08
1028 965 Poisoned by Polonium: The Litvinenko File Kino $2,402 47.3% 1 $2,402 $5,080 3/21/08
1029 978 Nuclear Nation FRun $2,268 45.7% 1 $2,268 $4,960 12/11/13
1030 860 Herman's House FRun $3,552 71.7% 1 $3,552 $4,956 4/19/13
1031 1030 Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land Arab $1,735 35.2% 1 $1,735 $4,930 1/28/05
1032 938 Everything's Cool CityL $2,641 54.0% 2 $1,320 $4,890 11/23/07
1033 889 Home of the Brave (2004) Emr. $3,185 65.3% 1 $3,185 $4,874 10/1/04
1034 958 Gringo Trails Icar. $2,477 50.9% 1 $2,477 $4,871 9/4/14
1035 1076 Ferlinghetti: The Rebirth of Wonder FRun $1,197 24.9% 1 $1,197 $4,816 2/8/13
1036 1039 Half the Road FRun $1,613 33.7% 2 $807 $4,783 4/18/14
1037 833 Street Fight Frnt. $3,888 81.4% 2 $1,944 $4,779 2/22/06
1038 932 How to Draw a Bunny Palm $2,706 58.1% 1 $2,706 $4,658 3/12/04
1039 1101 The Fall of Fujimori Libre $779 16.8% 1 $779 $4,630 5/5/06
1040 801 Cowboy del Amor Emr. $4,438 100.0% 2 $2,219 $4,438 2/10/06
1041 842 Sacred Stage FRun $3,724 84.4% 1 $3,724 $4,410 10/7/05
1042 1054 The End of Time FRun $1,468 33.6% 1 $1,468 $4,375 11/29/13
1043 990 Blood and Tears Think $2,201 50.4% 1 $2,201 $4,364 6/15/07
1044 1020 McLibel Libre $1,821 42.0% 1 $1,821 $4,337 6/10/05
1045 931 Art Is... The Permanent Revolution FRun $2,718 63.3% 1 $2,718 $4,291 3/2/12
1046 1035 This Divided State Mino. $1,653 38.8% 1 $1,653 $4,255 7/22/05
1047 969 Twisted: A Balloonamentary N/A $2,354 55.8% 1 $2,354 $4,218 5/23/08
1048 818 Weekend of a Champion SD $4,100 100.0% 2 $2,050 $4,100 11/22/13
1049 1005 Heavy Metal in Baghdad ArtsA $2,012 49.4% 2 $1,006 $4,070 5/23/08
1050 1031 High Tech, Low Life Argo. $1,718 44.8% 1 $1,718 $3,836 1/9/13
1051 998 Saints and Sinners Avat. $2,167 56.6% 1 $2,167 $3,826 6/18/04
1052 1064 Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film KL $1,350 35.5% 1 $1,350 $3,804 8/3/12
1053 839 They Come to America C/360 $3,775 100.0% 1 $3,775 $3,775 3/31/12
1054 982 The Harvest/La Cosecha Libre $2,245 60.5% 1 $2,245 $3,709 7/29/11
1055 989 Still, the Children Are Here Icar. $2,210 60.0% 1 $2,210 $3,685 11/5/04
1056 1103 Brothers in Arms FRun $658 18.0% 1 $658 $3,664 8/27/04
1057 968 Fraude Maya $2,369 65.1% 5 $474 $3,637 10/10/08
1058 985 Moog Plx. $2,227 61.8% 1 $2,227 $3,604 9/24/04
1059 979 Journeys with George Cn4 $2,264 63.1% 1 $2,264 $3,588 3/14/03
1060 866 Building Hope NobP $3,500 100.0% 1 $3,500 $3,500 6/3/11
1061 867 Revolution OS 7Art $3,500 100.0% 1 $3,500 $3,500 8/23/02
1062 877 The Price of Sugar Mitro. $3,384 100.0% 1 $3,384 $3,384 9/28/07
1063 1051 The Sons of Tennessee Williams FRun $1,492 46.0% 1 $1,492 $3,242 10/7/11
1064 1049 The Backyard Hiqi $1,500 46.9% 1 $1,500 $3,200 8/29/03
1065 1102 Plastic Planet FRun $740 23.4% 1 $740 $3,164 1/14/11
1066 1034 Beyond Barbed Wire M&A $1,668 53.7% 1 $1,668 $3,109 7/18/97
1067 994 The Prisoner or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair RedE $2,194 70.7% 2 $1,097 $3,103 3/23/07
1068 1058 What Now? Remind Me CGld $1,434 46.4% 1 $1,434 $3,089 8/8/14
1069 894 Who Does She Think She Is? AL $3,081 100.0% 1 $3,081 $3,081 10/17/08
1070 1027 Drew: The Man Behind the Poster KL $1,764 57.3% 1 $1,764 $3,078 8/14/13
1071 1088 The Weird World of Blowfly Vari. $1,036 33.8% 1 $1,036 $3,062 9/16/11
1072 902 Fatal Assistance Velv. $3,000 100.0% 1 $3,000 $3,000 2/28/14
1073 903 Stolen Childhoods Bal. $2,996 100.0% 1 $2,996 $2,996 5/20/05
1074 952 Run for Your Life Scre. $2,537 84.8% 1 $2,537 $2,992 10/29/08
1075 1029 Wetlands Preserved FRun $1,736 58.5% 1 $1,736 $2,970 3/14/08
1076 1075 Beautopia Wells $1,219 42.5% 1 $1,219 $2,870 3/5/99
1077 1059 K2: Siren of the Himalayas FRun $1,421 53.1% 2 $711 $2,674 8/22/14
1078 1060 Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America FRun $1,415 53.4% 1 $1,415 $2,648 1/24/14
1079 936 Knuckle Vita. $2,647 100.0% 3 $882 $2,647 12/9/11
1080 946 Smiling Through the Apocalypse FRun $2,590 100.0% 1 $2,590 $2,590 9/12/14
1081 953 Risk/Reward Org. $2,517 100.0% 1 $2,517 $2,517 2/27/04
1082 991 Standing by Yourself Cheap $2,200 88.0% 1 $2,200 $2,500 5/17/02
1083 1026 Herbie Hancock: Possibilities Magn. $1,772 71.1% 2 $886 $2,493 4/14/06
1084 1125 Rank IFC $314 12.6% 1 $314 $2,485 6/28/06
1085 1045 Men at Lunch FRun $1,530 61.6% 1 $1,530 $2,483 9/20/13
1086 1028 Looking for an Icon Icar. $1,760 73.5% 1 $1,760 $2,393 5/9/07
1087 967 The Optimists: The Story of the Rescue of the Bulgarian Jews from the Holocaust Castle $2,377 100.0% 1 $2,377 $2,377 10/21/05
1088 1127 Evergreen: The Road to Legalization FRun $189 8.0% 1 $189 $2,363 6/13/14
1089 972 Split: A Deeper Divide FPR $2,338 100.0% 1 $2,338 $2,338 10/12/12
1090 1065 You're Gonna Miss Me Palm $1,340 57.7% 1 $1,340 $2,324 6/8/07
1091 1115 The Big Question Think $466 20.7% 1 $466 $2,248 3/17/06
1092 987 Workingman's Death 7Art $2,214 100.0% 2 $1,107 $2,214 2/24/06
1093 1001 Running with Arnold Lant $2,119 100.0% 2 $1,059 $2,119 1/11/08
1094 1093 Patagonia Rising FRun $981 47.5% 1 $981 $2,064 6/8/12
1095 1007 Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation FRun $2,009 100.0% 1 $2,009 $2,009 9/12/14
1096 1099 A Mother's Courage: Talking Back to Autism FRun $822 42.9% 2 $411 $1,916 9/24/10
1097 1110 With God on Our Side: George W. Bush... Lum. $563 29.9% 1 $563 $1,884 1/19/05
1098 1023 Oswald's Ghost 7Art $1,796 100.0% 1 $1,796 $1,796 11/30/07
1099 1085 Children of Fate FRun $1,099 63.2% 1 $1,099 $1,738 11/23/93
1100 1072 You Don't Need Feet to Dance FRun $1,239 72.1% 1 $1,239 $1,719 3/22/13
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, #1101-1126

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


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UPCOMING RELEASES
Title (click to view)StudioRelease Date
China Heavyweight Zeit. 7/6/12
Stop the Pounding Heart BWP 9/19/14
Pump SD 9/19/14
Keep On Keepin' On RTWC 9/19/14
Advanced Style B360 9/26/14
The Overnighters Drft. 10/10/14
I Am Ali Focus 10/10/14
Watchers of the Sky MBox 10/17/14
Algorithms FRun 10/17/14
Citizenfour RTWC 10/24/14
The Principle RM 10/24/14
Revenge of the Mekons MBox 10/29/14
God the Father RM 10/31/14
National Gallery Zipp. 11/5/14
On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter Hann. 11/7/14
The Tower (2014) MBox 11/7/14
Happy Valley (2014) MBox 11/21/14
Antarctica: A Year on Ice MBox 11/28/14
We Are the Giant MBox 12/12/14
Hillsong - Let Hope Rise WB 4/1/15
Monkey Kingdom BV 4/17/15
Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary RTWC 4/24/15