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
101 75 The Celluloid Closet SPC $95,047 6.8% 9 $10,560 $1,400,591 3/15/96
102 179 Restrepo NGE $35,581 2.7% 2 $17,791 $1,330,894 6/25/10
103 157 Hearts of Darkness Trit $42,992 3.3% 4 $10,748 $1,318,449 11/27/91
104 243 Anne Frank Remembered SPC $26,697 2.0% 4 $6,674 $1,310,200 2/23/96
105 472 Brother's Keeper CThnk $10,758 0.8% 1 $10,758 $1,305,915 9/9/92
106 69 Dogtown and Z-Boys SPC $103,355 7.9% 20 $5,167 $1,300,682 4/26/02
107 363 Startup.com Art. $16,118 1.3% 1 $16,118 $1,283,356 5/11/01
108 63 Citizenfour RTWC $126,321 10.0% 5 $25,264 $1,262,312 10/24/14
109 242 Baraka Gold. $26,812 2.1% 2 $13,406 $1,254,237 9/24/93
110 46 Gonzo Magn. $191,942 15.3% 26 $7,382 $1,252,100 7/4/08
111 146 Metallica: Some Kind of Monster IFC $46,359 3.8% 3 $15,453 $1,222,708 7/9/04
112 138 Shut Up and Sing Wein. $50,103 4.1% 4 $12,525 $1,215,045 10/27/06
113 331 The Thin Blue Line Mira. $17,814 1.5% 1 $17,814 $1,209,846 8/26/88
114 55 Inequality for All RTWC $140,888 11.7% 28 $5,032 $1,205,273 9/27/13
115 68 Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest SPC $111,982 9.3% 4 $27,996 $1,200,326 7/8/11
116 443 Festival Express Think $12,074 1.0% 1 $12,074 $1,174,079 7/23/04
117 306 American Movie SPC $20,260 1.7% 2 $10,130 $1,165,795 11/5/99
118 314 Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg ICir $19,302 1.7% 2 $9,651 $1,134,623 7/10/09
119 170 In the Shadow of the Moon Think $38,281 3.4% 4 $9,570 $1,134,358 9/7/07
120 251 Paper Clips Slow $25,535 2.3% 5 $5,107 $1,121,744 11/24/04
121 100 The U.S. Vs. John Lennon LGF $69,143 6.2% 6 $11,523 $1,109,146 9/15/06
122 218 Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times Magn. $28,911 2.7% 2 $14,456 $1,067,028 6/17/11
123 347 Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man LGF $17,130 1.6% 1 $17,130 $1,044,254 6/21/06
124 110 Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel Gold. $63,700 6.3% 3 $21,233 $1,017,579 9/21/12
125 143 First Position IFC $48,024 4.7% 5 $9,605 $1,014,071 5/4/12
126 47 More Than a Game LGF $182,943 19.2% 14 $13,067 $950,675 10/2/09
127 332 Encounters at the End of the World Think $17,730 1.9% 1 $17,730 $944,933 6/11/08
128 147 American Teen ParV $45,589 4.8% 5 $9,118 $942,441 7/25/08
129 413 35 Up Gold. $13,690 1.5% 1 $13,690 $922,872 1/15/92
130 307 Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness ICir $20,247 2.2% 1 $20,247 $906,666 7/8/11
131 334 Jesus Camp Magn. $17,659 2.0% 13 $1,358 $902,544 9/15/06
132 379 The War Room Oct. $15,264 1.7% 1 $15,264 $901,668 11/3/93
133 277 The Imposter IM $22,379 2.5% 1 $22,379 $898,317 7/13/12
134 104 The Wildest Dream NGE $67,848 7.6% 12 $5,654 $898,137 8/6/10
135 86 Tyson SPC $85,046 9.6% 11 $7,731 $887,918 4/24/09
136 265 Fast, Cheap and Out of Control SPC $23,665 2.7% 2 $11,832 $878,960 10/3/97
137 128 Particle Fever Abr. $53,901 6.2% 4 $13,475 $869,838 3/5/14
138 122 The Cove RAtt. $57,640 6.7% 4 $14,410 $857,005 7/31/09
139 394 Marlene Aliv $14,490 1.7% 1 $14,490 $852,676 11/7/86
140 173 Sharkwater Free $37,140 4.4% 60 $619 $850,920 9/28/07
141 42 Generation Iron TVC $245,000 28.8% 53 $4,623 $849,521 9/20/13
142 275 Arctic Tale ParV $22,607 2.7% 4 $5,651 $833,532 7/25/07
143 117 I.O.U.S.A. RAtt. $61,313 7.5% 18 $3,406 $821,046 8/22/08
144 436 Ballets Russes Zeit. $12,230 1.5% 1 $12,230 $815,848 10/26/05
145 61 Life Itself Magn. $131,411 16.2% 23 $5,714 $810,454 7/4/14
146 132 The Tillman Story Wein. $52,185 6.5% 4 $13,046 $802,535 8/20/10
147 232 Visions of Light Kino $27,761 3.5% 2 $13,880 $799,856 2/24/93
148 454 Into Great Silence Zeit. $11,355 1.4% 1 $11,355 $790,452 2/28/07
149 290 Trembling Before G-d NYer $21,410 2.7% 1 $21,410 $788,896 10/24/01
150 367 Up the Yangtze Zeit. $15,851 2.0% 1 $15,851 $783,969 4/25/08
151 317 The Wonder of It All Indic. $18,988 2.4% 3 $6,329 $781,016 7/17/09
152 301 To Be and to Have NYer $20,528 2.6% 3 $6,842 $777,129 9/19/03
153 71 Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones WB $99,740 12.8% 26 $3,836 $776,699 10/5/90
154 248 The Girl Next Door (2000) Indic. $25,807 3.3% 5 $5,161 $771,712 4/14/00
155 189 For All Mankind Apol. $33,777 4.4% 6 $5,629 $770,132 11/1/89
156 31 First Descent Uni. $438,615 58.4% 243 $1,805 $750,805 12/2/05
157 34 The Cross: The Arthur Blessit Story 8X $309,455 41.7% 221 $1,400 $741,557 3/27/09
158 335 Forks Over Knives Pas. $17,645 2.4% 1 $17,645 $739,561 1/7/11
159 114 Lost in La Mancha IFC $63,303 8.6% 8 $7,912 $732,393 1/31/03
160 54 The Big One Mira. $146,909 20.4% 33 $4,452 $720,074 4/10/98
161 489 Shanghai Ghetto Men. $10,356 1.5% 1 $10,356 $712,446 9/27/02
162 119 The 11th Hour WIP $60,853 8.6% 4 $15,213 $707,343 8/17/07
163 278 56 Up FRun $22,088 3.1% 1 $22,088 $701,278 1/4/13
164 80 Tabloid IFC $91,201 13.1% 14 $6,514 $696,921 7/15/11
165 409 Muscle Shoals Magn. $13,901 2.0% 1 $13,901 $696,241 9/27/13
166 82 Inside Deep Throat Uni. $88,709 12.8% 12 $7,392 $691,880 2/11/05
167 180 Wigstock: The Movie Gold. $35,563 5.2% 3 $11,854 $686,152 6/9/95
168 133 The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters PicH $51,493 7.6% 5 $10,298 $677,914 8/17/07
169 354 Kurt and Courtney Roxie $16,835 2.5% 1 $16,835 $668,228 2/27/98
170 185 Anvil! The Story of Anvil Abr. $34,651 5.2% 3 $11,550 $667,911 4/10/09
171 178 Jodorowsky's Dune SPC $36,018 5.6% 3 $12,006 $647,280 3/21/14
172 319 Awake: The Life of Yogananda CF&SR $18,885 2.9% 1 $18,885 $641,353 10/10/14
173 369 Dust to Glory IFC $15,757 2.5% 2 $7,878 $640,013 4/1/05
174 66 POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold SPC $118,294 18.5% 18 $6,572 $638,476 4/22/11
175 130 The Last Lions NGE $53,344 8.4% 4 $13,336 $635,325 2/18/11
176 36 Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry Think $279,219 45.5% 163 $1,713 $614,138 10/1/04
177 418 The Filth and the Fury FL $13,305 2.2% 1 $13,305 $612,192 3/29/00
178 112 Gunner Palace Palm $63,520 10.5% 8 $7,940 $607,844 3/4/05
179 30 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
180 560 Road Scholar Gold. $8,635 1.4% 1 $8,635 $597,564 7/16/93
181 426 Tarnation Wells $12,740 2.2% 1 $12,740 $592,014 10/6/04
182 227 Powaqqatsi Can. $27,899 4.7% 1 $27,899 $589,244 4/29/88
183 84 Salinger Wein. $86,956 14.9% 4 $21,739 $583,633 9/6/13
184 525 Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion AL $9,482 1.6% 1 $9,482 $578,241 9/19/03
185 404 La Danse: Le Ballet de L'Opera de Paris Zipp. $14,000 2.5% 1 $14,000 $567,493 11/4/09
186 408 The Weather Underground Shad. $13,984 2.5% 1 $13,984 $564,632 6/4/03
187 607 Hands on a Hard Body Prov. $7,607 1.4% 1 $7,607 $563,482 7/10/98
188 191 Undefeated (2012) Wein. $33,165 5.9% 5 $6,633 $562,218 2/17/12
189 169 The Art of the Steal IFC $39,019 7.2% 3 $13,006 $544,890 2/26/10
190 315 Incident at Oglala Mira. $19,070 3.6% 3 $6,356 $536,848 5/8/92
191 164 Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry IFC $41,104 7.7% 5 $8,221 $534,100 7/27/12
192 126 Wild Man Blues NL $54,458 10.2% 3 $18,153 $533,759 4/17/98
193 294 A Great Day in Harlem Castle $21,078 4.0% 1 $21,078 $527,034 2/17/95
194 220 Trouble the Water Zeit. $28,606 5.5% 3 $9,535 $520,151 8/22/08
195 168 Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's EOne $39,630 7.6% 4 $9,908 $518,342 5/3/13
196 388 The Trials of Henry Kissinger FRun $14,667 2.8% 1 $14,667 $516,726 9/25/02
197 261 Mr. Death Lions $24,125 4.7% 3 $8,041 $507,941 12/29/99
198 32 On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter Hann. $320,894 63.3% 231 $1,389 $507,324 11/7/14
199 235 Act of Killing Drft. $27,450 5.6% 1 $27,450 $486,919 7/19/13
200 309 The Flat IFC $19,916 4.2% 3 $6,639 $471,842 10/19/12
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, #1101-1161

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