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, #1101-1134
RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total
Gross
Release
Date
101 175 Restrepo NGE $35,581 2.7% 2 $17,791 $1,330,894 6/25/10
102 153 Hearts of Darkness Trit $42,992 3.3% 4 $10,748 $1,318,449 11/27/91
103 238 Anne Frank Remembered SPC $26,697 2.0% 4 $6,674 $1,310,200 2/23/96
104 463 Brother's Keeper CThnk $10,758 0.8% 1 $10,758 $1,305,915 9/9/92
105 66 Dogtown and Z-Boys SPC $103,355 7.9% 20 $5,167 $1,300,682 4/26/02
106 355 Startup.com Art. $16,118 1.3% 1 $16,118 $1,283,356 5/11/01
107 237 Baraka Gold. $26,812 2.1% 2 $13,406 $1,254,237 9/24/93
108 44 Gonzo Magn. $191,942 15.3% 26 $7,382 $1,252,100 7/4/08
109 142 Metallica: Some Kind of Monster IFC $46,359 3.8% 3 $15,453 $1,222,708 7/9/04
110 134 Shut Up and Sing Wein. $50,103 4.1% 4 $12,525 $1,215,045 10/27/06
111 323 The Thin Blue Line Mira. $17,814 1.5% 1 $17,814 $1,209,846 8/26/88
112 53 Inequality for All RTWC $140,888 11.7% 28 $5,032 $1,205,273 9/27/13
113 65 Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest SPC $111,982 9.3% 4 $27,996 $1,200,326 7/8/11
114 434 Festival Express Think $12,074 1.0% 1 $12,074 $1,174,079 7/23/04
115 299 American Movie SPC $20,260 1.7% 2 $10,130 $1,165,795 11/5/99
116 307 Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg ICir $19,302 1.7% 2 $9,651 $1,134,623 7/10/09
117 166 In the Shadow of the Moon Think $38,281 3.4% 4 $9,570 $1,134,358 9/7/07
118 246 Paper Clips Slow $25,535 2.3% 5 $5,107 $1,121,744 11/24/04
119 96 The U.S. Vs. John Lennon LGF $69,143 6.2% 6 $11,523 $1,109,146 9/15/06
120 214 Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times Magn. $28,911 2.7% 2 $14,456 $1,067,028 6/17/11
121 339 Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man LGF $17,130 1.6% 1 $17,130 $1,044,254 6/21/06
122 106 Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel Gold. $63,700 6.3% 3 $21,233 $1,017,579 9/21/12
123 139 First Position IFC $48,024 4.7% 5 $9,605 $1,014,071 5/4/12
124 45 More Than a Game LGF $182,943 19.2% 14 $13,067 $950,675 10/2/09
125 324 Encounters at the End of the World Think $17,730 1.9% 1 $17,730 $944,933 6/11/08
126 143 American Teen ParV $45,589 4.8% 5 $9,118 $942,441 7/25/08
127 404 35 Up Gold. $13,690 1.5% 1 $13,690 $922,872 1/15/92
128 300 Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness ICir $20,247 2.2% 1 $20,247 $906,666 7/8/11
129 326 Jesus Camp Magn. $17,659 2.0% 13 $1,358 $902,544 9/15/06
130 371 The War Room Oct. $15,264 1.7% 1 $15,264 $901,668 11/3/93
131 271 The Imposter IM $22,379 2.5% 1 $22,379 $898,317 7/13/12
132 100 The Wildest Dream NGE $67,848 7.6% 12 $5,654 $898,137 8/6/10
133 82 Tyson SPC $85,046 9.6% 11 $7,731 $887,918 4/24/09
134 260 Fast, Cheap and Out of Control SPC $23,665 2.7% 2 $11,832 $878,960 10/3/97
135 124 Particle Fever Abr. $53,901 6.2% 4 $13,475 $869,838 3/5/14
136 118 The Cove RAtt. $57,640 6.7% 4 $14,410 $857,005 7/31/09
137 385 Marlene Aliv $14,490 1.7% 1 $14,490 $852,676 11/7/86
138 169 Sharkwater Free $37,140 4.4% 60 $619 $850,920 9/28/07
139 40 Generation Iron TVC $245,000 28.8% 53 $4,623 $849,521 9/20/13
140 269 Arctic Tale ParV $22,607 2.7% 4 $5,651 $833,532 7/25/07
141 113 I.O.U.S.A. RAtt. $61,313 7.5% 18 $3,406 $821,046 8/22/08
142 427 Ballets Russes Zeit. $12,230 1.5% 1 $12,230 $815,848 10/26/05
143 59 Life Itself Magn. $131,411 16.3% 23 $5,714 $805,213 7/4/14
144 128 The Tillman Story Wein. $52,185 6.5% 4 $13,046 $802,535 8/20/10
145 227 Visions of Light Kino $27,761 3.5% 2 $13,880 $799,856 2/24/93
146 445 Into Great Silence Zeit. $11,355 1.4% 1 $11,355 $790,452 2/28/07
147 284 Trembling Before G-d NYer $21,410 2.7% 1 $21,410 $788,896 10/24/01
148 359 Up the Yangtze Zeit. $15,851 2.0% 1 $15,851 $783,969 4/25/08
149 310 The Wonder of It All Indic. $18,988 2.4% 3 $6,329 $781,016 7/17/09
150 294 To Be and to Have NYer $20,528 2.6% 3 $6,842 $777,129 9/19/03
151 68 Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones WB $99,740 12.8% 26 $3,836 $776,699 10/5/90
152 243 The Girl Next Door (2000) Indic. $25,807 3.3% 5 $5,161 $771,712 4/14/00
153 185 For All Mankind Apol. $33,777 4.4% 6 $5,629 $770,132 11/1/89
154 30 First Descent Uni. $438,615 58.4% 243 $1,805 $750,805 12/2/05
155 32 The Cross: The Arthur Blessit Story 8X $309,455 41.7% 221 $1,400 $741,557 3/27/09
156 327 Forks Over Knives Pas. $17,645 2.4% 1 $17,645 $739,561 1/7/11
157 110 Lost in La Mancha IFC $63,303 8.6% 8 $7,912 $732,393 1/31/03
158 52 The Big One Mira. $146,909 20.4% 33 $4,452 $720,074 4/10/98
159 480 Shanghai Ghetto Men. $10,356 1.5% 1 $10,356 $712,446 9/27/02
160 115 The 11th Hour WIP $60,853 8.6% 4 $15,213 $707,343 8/17/07
161 272 56 Up FRun $22,088 3.1% 1 $22,088 $701,278 1/4/13
162 77 Tabloid IFC $91,201 13.1% 14 $6,514 $696,921 7/15/11
163 400 Muscle Shoals Magn. $13,901 2.0% 1 $13,901 $696,241 9/27/13
164 79 Inside Deep Throat Uni. $88,709 12.8% 12 $7,392 $691,880 2/11/05
165 176 Wigstock: The Movie Gold. $35,563 5.2% 3 $11,854 $686,152 6/9/95
166 129 The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters PicH $51,493 7.6% 5 $10,298 $677,914 8/17/07
167 346 Kurt and Courtney Roxie $16,835 2.5% 1 $16,835 $668,228 2/27/98
168 181 Anvil! The Story of Anvil Abr. $34,651 5.2% 3 $11,550 $667,911 4/10/09
169 174 Jodorowsky's Dune SPC $36,018 5.6% 3 $12,006 $647,280 3/21/14
170 361 Dust to Glory IFC $15,757 2.5% 2 $7,878 $640,013 4/1/05
171 63 POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold SPC $118,294 18.5% 18 $6,572 $638,476 4/22/11
172 126 The Last Lions NGE $53,344 8.4% 4 $13,336 $635,325 2/18/11
173 34 Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry Think $279,219 45.5% 163 $1,713 $614,138 10/1/04
174 409 The Filth and the Fury FL $13,305 2.2% 1 $13,305 $612,192 3/29/00
175 108 Gunner Palace Palm $63,520 10.5% 8 $7,940 $607,844 3/4/05
176 29 Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights - From Hollywood to the Heartland PicH $464,170 76.9% 962 $483 $603,894 2/8/08
177 547 Road Scholar Gold. $8,635 1.4% 1 $8,635 $597,564 7/16/93
178 417 Tarnation Wells $12,740 2.2% 1 $12,740 $592,014 10/6/04
179 223 Powaqqatsi Can. $27,899 4.7% 1 $27,899 $589,244 4/29/88
180 81 Salinger Wein. $86,956 14.9% 4 $21,739 $583,633 9/6/13
181 515 Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion AL $9,482 1.6% 1 $9,482 $578,241 9/19/03
182 395 La Danse: Le Ballet de L'Opera de Paris Zipp. $14,000 2.5% 1 $14,000 $567,493 11/4/09
183 399 The Weather Underground Shad. $13,984 2.5% 1 $13,984 $564,632 6/4/03
184 594 Hands on a Hard Body Prov. $7,607 1.4% 1 $7,607 $563,482 7/10/98
185 187 Undefeated (2012) Wein. $33,165 5.9% 5 $6,633 $562,218 2/17/12
186 165 The Art of the Steal IFC $39,019 7.2% 3 $13,006 $544,890 2/26/10
187 308 Incident at Oglala Mira. $19,070 3.6% 3 $6,356 $536,848 5/8/92
188 160 Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry IFC $41,104 7.7% 5 $8,221 $534,100 7/27/12
189 122 Wild Man Blues NL $54,458 10.2% 3 $18,153 $533,759 4/17/98
190 288 A Great Day in Harlem Castle $21,078 4.0% 1 $21,078 $527,034 2/17/95
191 216 Trouble the Water Zeit. $28,606 5.5% 3 $9,535 $520,151 8/22/08
192 164 Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's EOne $39,630 7.6% 4 $9,908 $518,342 5/3/13
193 379 The Trials of Henry Kissinger FRun $14,667 2.8% 1 $14,667 $516,726 9/25/02
194 256 Mr. Death Lions $24,125 4.7% 3 $8,041 $507,941 12/29/99
195 230 Act of Killing Drft. $27,450 5.6% 1 $27,450 $486,919 7/19/13
196 302 The Flat IFC $19,916 4.2% 3 $6,639 $471,842 10/19/12
197 67 Pearl Jam Twenty Abr. $102,448 21.7% 7 $14,635 $471,334 9/20/11
198 86 Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism Libre $77,982 16.9% 5 $15,596 $461,572 8/6/04
199 1092 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
200 505 The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl Kino $9,711 2.2% 1 $9,711 $449,707 3/18/94
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, #1101-1134

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 Last Party Trit 8/27/93
NAS: Time is Illmatic Trib. 10/1/14
The Overnighters Drft. 10/10/14
I Am Ali Focus 10/10/14
Awake: The Life of Yogananda CF&SR 10/10/14
Meet the Mormons Purd. 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
The Great Invisible RTWC 10/29/14
God the Father RM 10/31/14
All You Need Is Love Da. 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
Ballet 422 Magn. 2/6/15
Hillsong - Let Hope Rise WB 4/1/15
Monkey Kingdom BV 4/17/15
Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary RTWC 4/24/15