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, #1101-1148
RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total
Gross
Release
Date
401 646 Good Ol' Freda Magn. $6,798 4.9% 1 $6,798 $138,811 9/6/13
402 199 Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? IFC $31,800 23.2% 3 $10,600 $137,042 11/22/13
403 409 Gore Vidal: United States of Amnesia IFC $13,744 10.1% 2 $6,872 $135,554 5/23/14
404 308 The Other Dream Team TFA $19,821 14.7% 2 $9,911 $135,228 9/28/12
405 343 Naqoyqatsi Mira. $17,154 12.9% 2 $8,577 $133,058 10/18/02
406 457 The Devil Came on Horseback ICir $11,143 8.4% 1 $11,143 $132,782 7/25/07
407 682 Stolen ICir $6,250 4.7% 1 $6,250 $132,596 4/19/06
408 564 Deep Blue Mira. $8,373 6.3% 2 $4,186 $132,261 6/3/05
409 515 Kumare KL $9,601 7.3% 1 $9,601 $132,160 6/20/12
410 220 How to Survive a Plague IFC $28,250 21.4% 4 $7,063 $132,055 9/21/12
411 623 Until the Light Takes Us Vari. $7,246 5.6% 1 $7,246 $130,441 12/4/09
412 412 4 Little Girls GV $13,528 10.4% 1 $13,528 $130,146 7/9/97
413 540 Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt Palm $9,098 7.0% 1 $9,098 $129,988 12/2/05
414 367 Stonewall Uprising FRun $15,729 12.3% 4 $3,932 $128,203 6/16/10
415 181 A Band Called Death Drft. $34,839 27.4% 15 $2,323 $127,257 6/28/13
416 300 DIG! Palm $20,437 16.1% 2 $10,218 $127,067 10/1/04
417 254 Unknown White Male Wells $24,591 19.4% 4 $6,147 $126,836 2/24/06
418 204 Escape Fire RAtt. $30,953 24.5% 12 $2,579 $126,238 10/5/12
419 122 The First Saturday in May Truly $54,553 43.9% 20 $2,727 $124,294 4/18/08
420 358 The Square (2013) Nou $16,359 13.2% 1 $16,359 $124,244 10/25/13
421 383 Inni CP $14,903 12.1% 3 $4,968 $123,482 10/28/11
422 334 The Last Mountain Da. $17,570 14.3% 2 $8,785 $122,961 6/3/11
423 400 Manda Bala (Send a Bullet) CityL $14,030 11.4% 1 $14,030 $122,905 8/17/07
424 253 The Punk Singer IFC $24,729 20.1% 3 $8,243 $122,742 11/29/13
425 310 Fidel FRun $19,320 15.9% 2 $9,660 $121,304 10/18/02
426 439 Examined Life Zeit. $12,085 10.0% 1 $12,085 $120,712 2/25/09
427 526 Spark: A Burning Man Story P/FB $9,366 7.8% 2 $4,683 $120,459 8/16/13
428 774 See What I'm Saying: The Deaf Entertainers Documentary WP $4,996 4.2% 1 $4,996 $118,206 3/19/10
429 619 Storm Surfers 3D XL $7,299 6.2% 2 $3,650 $117,090 4/26/13
430 603 Sir! No Sir! Bal. $7,547 6.5% 2 $3,773 $116,944 4/7/06
431 436 Beware of Mr. Baker SF $12,195 10.5% 1 $12,195 $116,476 11/28/12
432 104 The Undefeated (2011) ArcEnt $65,132 56.0% 10 $6,513 $116,381 7/15/11
433 404 Blank City IR $13,989 12.1% 1 $13,989 $116,037 4/6/11
434 372 War/Dance Think $15,471 13.4% 3 $5,157 $115,210 11/9/07
435 630 Sound and Fury AL $7,104 6.2% 2 $3,552 $114,882 10/25/00
436 954 Ballerina FRun $2,656 2.3% 1 $2,656 $114,507 1/16/09
437 494 After Innocence NYer $10,194 8.9% 1 $10,194 $114,264 10/21/05
438 582 Ain't In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm KL $7,937 7.0% 1 $7,937 $113,966 4/19/13
439 586 Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story ICir $7,882 7.0% 1 $7,882 $112,679 5/4/12
440 296 Spinning Plates TFA $20,717 18.4% 3 $6,906 $112,449 10/25/13
441 736 Killing Kasztner SkyI $5,513 4.9% 1 $5,513 $112,313 10/23/09
442 899 Marwencol CGld $3,276 2.9% 1 $3,276 $112,036 10/8/10
443 873 Wild Horse Wild Ride Scre. $3,610 3.2% 1 $3,610 $111,205 8/24/12
444 602 Word Wars 7Art $7,559 6.8% 1 $7,559 $110,617 5/28/04
445 142 In the Face of Evil: Reagan's War in Word and Deed NFF $46,975 42.5% 6 $7,829 $110,577 10/1/04
446 657 5 Broken Cameras KL $6,674 6.1% 1 $6,674 $109,983 5/30/12
447 737 Best Worst Movie Abr. $5,503 5.0% 1 $5,503 $109,895 4/23/10
448 316 Awake: The Life of Yogananda CF&SR $18,885 17.2% 1 $18,885 $109,564 10/10/14
449 340 Bustin' Down the Door Scre. $17,317 15.8% 5 $3,463 $109,427 7/25/08
450 266 Darfur Now WIP $23,217 21.3% 3 $7,739 $109,107 11/2/07
451 222 Trumbo Gold. $28,125 25.8% 3 $9,375 $109,057 6/27/08
452 484 Jimmy Carter Man from Plains SPC $10,413 9.6% 7 $1,487 $108,807 10/26/07
453 784 Bettie Page Reveals All MBox $4,846 4.5% 1 $4,846 $108,118 11/22/13
454 827 Carlos Castaneda: Enigma of a Sorcerer Indic. $4,236 4.0% 2 $2,118 $107,040 3/5/04
455 327 Ivory Tower Gold. $17,857 16.7% 2 $8,929 $106,771 6/13/14
456 543 Fellini: I'm a Born Liar First $8,981 8.4% 1 $8,981 $106,686 4/2/03
457 626 The Way We Get By ICir $7,149 6.7% 1 $7,149 $106,542 7/17/09
458 381 Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me Magn. $15,096 14.2% 2 $7,548 $105,998 7/3/13
459 652 King Corn Bal. $6,753 6.4% 1 $6,753 $105,422 10/12/07
460 273 Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst Magn. $22,444 21.4% 4 $5,611 $105,054 11/26/04
461 139 Mr. Untouchable Magn. $48,280 46.1% 26 $1,856 $104,678 10/26/07
462 525 Stevie Lions $9,383 9.1% 4 $2,345 $103,401 3/28/03
463 480 Al Franken: God Spoke Bal. $10,533 10.2% 2 $5,266 $102,990 9/13/06
464 867 Afghan Star Zeit. $3,671 3.6% 1 $3,671 $102,115 6/26/09
465 388 Korengal Sab. $14,630 14.4% 1 $14,630 $101,310 5/30/14
466 198 Freakonomics Magn. $31,893 31.5% 20 $1,595 $101,270 10/1/10
467 238 Beyond Sight: The Derek Rabelo Story WOWF $26,840 26.6% 2 $13,420 $101,074 3/7/14
468 892 The United States of Autism JM $3,413 3.4% 1 $3,413 $100,403 4/5/13
469 447 One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das Zeit. $11,515 11.5% 1 $11,515 $100,401 5/8/13
470 156 8: The Mormon Proposition RF $42,566 42.4% 16 $2,660 $100,280 6/18/10
471 661 Rejoice and Shout Magn. $6,589 6.6% 1 $6,589 $100,237 6/3/11
472 568 Bhutto FRun $8,275 8.3% 2 $4,138 $100,202 12/3/10
473 377 No Impact Man Osci. $15,215 15.2% 2 $7,608 $100,028 9/11/09
474 374 Yves St. Laurent Emp. $15,385 15.4% 1 $15,385 $99,819 1/7/04
475 635 Under Our Skin Shad. $7,043 7.1% 1 $7,043 $98,548 6/19/09
476 359 Aileen: The Life and Death of a Serial Killer Lant $16,158 16.6% 3 $5,386 $97,362 1/9/04
477 419 Keep On Keepin' On RTWC $12,930 13.4% 2 $6,465 $96,852 9/19/14
478 251 Paragraph 175 NYer $25,007 25.9% 2 $12,503 $96,630 9/13/00
479 533 Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, The Mistress and the Tangerine Zeit. $9,220 9.6% 1 $9,220 $95,865 6/25/08
480 715 Biggie and Tupac Roxie $5,728 6.0% 1 $5,728 $94,874 9/20/02
481 650 Black Gold CalN $6,764 7.2% 3 $2,254 $93,477 10/6/06
482 74 Celsius 41.11: The Truth Behind the Lies of Fahrenheit 9/11 CitU $93,000 100.0% 116 $801 $93,000 10/22/04
483 670 My Reincarnation Long Shot $6,498 7.0% 1 $6,498 $92,822 10/28/11
484 704 American: The Bill Hicks Story Vari. $5,872 6.4% 1 $5,872 $92,234 4/8/11
485 453 The Brandon Teena Story Zeit. $11,281 12.2% 1 $11,281 $92,113 9/23/98
486 600 Martha and Ethel SPC $7,622 8.3% 2 $3,811 $91,874 2/3/95
487 976 The Unforeseen CGld $2,496 2.8% 1 $2,496 $90,287 2/29/08
488 572 Pray the Devil Back to Hell Bal. $8,227 9.1% 1 $8,227 $90,066 11/7/08
489 398 Stripper Fox $14,155 15.7% 1 $14,155 $90,000 1/31/86
490 621 Throw Down Your Heart Argo. $7,283 8.1% 2 $3,642 $89,521 3/13/09
491 914 Stranded: I Have Come from a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains Zeit. $3,077 3.4% 1 $3,077 $89,473 10/22/08
492 750 Blindsight Abr. $5,279 5.9% 1 $5,279 $89,169 3/5/08
493 442 Pete Seeger: The Power of Song Wein. $11,945 13.5% 1 $11,945 $88,312 10/26/07
494 864 The Cartel MP $3,694 4.2% 2 $1,847 $87,763 4/16/10
495 178 Exporting Raymond Gold. $35,292 40.2% 13 $2,715 $87,727 4/29/11
496 115 America: Freedom to Fascism Libre $61,200 70.0% 10 $6,120 $87,400 7/28/06
497 551 How to Cook Your Life RAtt. $8,741 10.0% 4 $2,185 $87,370 10/26/07
498 471 Kurt Cobain About a Son Bal. $10,749 12.4% 2 $5,374 $87,016 10/3/07
499 459 Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present MBox $11,041 12.7% 2 $5,521 $86,637 6/13/12
500 492 Crazy Wisdom AM $10,304 12.0% 1 $10,304 $86,202 11/25/11
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, #1101-1148

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


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UPCOMING RELEASES
Title (click to view)StudioRelease Date
Blockade Icar. 3/14/07
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
All You Need Is Love Da. 10/31/14
Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show SD 10/31/14
Magical Universe IFC 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
Remote Area Medical Cdgm. 11/28/14
She's Beautiful When She's Angry ICir 12/5/14
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
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