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
801 656 The Matador (2008) CityL $6,695 30.7% 1 $6,695 $21,816 10/31/08
802 716 Better Than Something: Jay Reatard BTS $5,712 26.3% 4 $1,428 $21,697 3/2/12
803 958 The Arbor Strand $2,638 12.2% 1 $2,638 $21,620 4/27/11
804 1065 Dr. Bronner's Magic Soapbox Bal. $1,570 7.3% 1 $1,570 $21,579 6/29/07
805 309 Waiting for Lightning Gold. $19,537 90.5% 11 $1,776 $21,577 12/7/12
806 1111 So Much So Fast Bal. $1,015 4.7% 1 $1,015 $21,525 10/11/06
807 1126 Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust Shad. $630 2.9% 1 $630 $21,507 12/7/07
808 813 Three of Hearts Think $4,482 20.9% 1 $4,482 $21,429 10/19/05
809 916 Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles Argo. $3,054 14.4% 1 $3,054 $21,242 9/2/11
810 779 Girl Model FRun $4,898 23.2% 1 $4,898 $21,154 9/5/12
811 797 Not Quite Hollywood Magn. $4,694 22.2% 2 $2,347 $21,152 7/31/09
812 1082 The Case of the Grinning Cat Icar. $1,410 6.7% 1 $1,410 $20,944 7/21/06
813 1028 Cameraman: The Work and Life of Jack Cardiff Strand $1,998 9.6% 1 $1,998 $20,840 5/13/11
814 934 Small Wonders Mira. $2,880 13.8% 1 $2,880 $20,819 10/4/96
815 549 The Ghosts In Our Machine GMI $8,756 42.3% 1 $8,756 $20,709 11/8/13
816 1029 Voices in Wartime Libre $1,966 9.5% 2 $983 $20,702 4/8/05
817 350 The Last Dispatch Fabr. $16,848 81.5% 1 $16,848 $20,684 7/29/05
818 596 Meeting Resistance ICir $7,712 37.4% 2 $3,856 $20,616 10/19/07
819 694 Our Nixon Cdgm. $6,090 29.6% 3 $2,030 $20,584 8/30/13
820 695 Walt & El Grupo BV $6,059 29.5% 3 $2,020 $20,521 9/9/09
821 1042 The First Basket L/Z $1,819 8.9% 1 $1,819 $20,440 10/29/08
822 696 Orwell Rolls in His Grave SHB $6,059 29.7% 1 $6,059 $20,389 7/23/04
823 499 The Highest Pass Libre $10,125 49.7% 2 $5,063 $20,386 4/27/12
824 995 Words of My Perfect Teacher ICir $2,300 11.3% 3 $766 $20,318 12/22/06
825 514 If I Die Tonight Indic. $9,646 47.7% 2 $4,823 $20,214 7/31/09
826 633 Zizek! Zeit. $7,062 35.0% 1 $7,062 $20,177 11/18/05
827 936 Shoah IFC $2,874 14.2% 1 $2,874 $20,175 12/10/10
828 990 A Wink and a Smile FRun $2,346 11.6% 1 $2,346 $20,169 5/1/09
829 821 Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman AL $4,347 21.6% 1 $4,347 $20,157 7/4/07
830 718 How to Grow a Band ICir $5,705 28.3% 1 $5,705 $20,135 4/13/12
831 760 Muhammad Ali, The Greatest Fct. $5,093 25.4% 1 $5,093 $20,073 4/11/03
832 361 State of Fear Skyl. $16,075 80.2% 1 $16,075 $20,055 1/11/06
833 731 Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts Koch $5,546 27.7% 1 $5,546 $20,018 4/18/08
834 435 The Ground Truth Focus $12,207 61.0% 8 $1,525 $20,013 9/15/06
835 701 Charlotte Rampling: The Look KL $5,905 29.5% 2 $2,953 $19,988 11/4/11
836 593 Favela Rising Moch. $7,768 39.3% 1 $7,768 $19,781 6/2/06
837 792 Trying to Get Good: The Jazz Odyssey of Jack Sheldon Reel $4,792 24.3% 1 $4,792 $19,712 5/30/08
838 985 Tchoupitoulas Osci. $2,379 12.3% 1 $2,379 $19,375 12/7/12
839 649 Peter Brook: The Tightrope FRun $6,768 34.9% 1 $6,768 $19,365 1/31/14
840 770 The 3 Rooms of Melancholia Icar. $5,025 26.0% 1 $5,025 $19,317 7/29/05
841 799 Neshoba: The Price of Freedom FRun $4,645 24.1% 1 $4,645 $19,245 8/13/10
842 791 Smash & Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers DR $4,794 25.3% 1 $4,794 $18,938 7/31/13
843 456 Steal a Pencil for Me 7Art $11,179 59.1% 2 $5,589 $18,918 11/9/07
844 577 Saving Marriage Reg. $8,044 43.0% 2 $4,022 $18,720 10/17/08
845 898 Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Times of Hannah Senesh Bal. $3,316 17.8% 1 $3,316 $18,654 1/28/09
846 769 Chely Wright: Wish Me Away FRun $5,026 27.0% 3 $1,675 $18,618 6/1/12
847 933 Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father Osci. $2,886 15.7% 1 $2,886 $18,334 10/31/08
848 1073 To the Limit FRun $1,483 8.1% 2 $742 $18,254 6/13/08
849 476 Suicide Killers CityL $10,601 58.1% 1 $10,601 $18,239 8/25/06
850 717 Who is Dayani Cristal? KL $5,712 31.4% 2 $2,856 $18,190 4/25/14
851 724 Casting By SD $5,649 31.1% 2 $2,825 $18,164 11/1/13
852 1099 Nenette Kino $1,176 6.5% 1 $1,176 $18,009 12/22/10
853 629 Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer APD/C $7,105 39.5% 1 $7,105 $17,992 8/2/13
854 458 Battle for Brooklyn Rum. $11,141 62.0% 1 $11,141 $17,981 6/17/11
855 1015 Payback (2012) Zeit. $2,186 12.2% 1 $2,186 $17,979 4/25/12
856 743 Great Directors Pala. $5,440 30.4% 3 $1,813 $17,921 7/2/10
857 1069 Dear Jesse Cow. $1,508 8.5% 1 $1,508 $17,744 6/26/98
858 926 Sunset Story Vita. $2,966 16.9% 1 $2,966 $17,508 2/25/05
859 565 The Homestretch KF $8,373 48.4% 1 $8,373 $17,306 9/12/14
860 467 Ever Again RM $10,802 62.4% 12 $900 $17,304 12/8/06
861 1140 Carbon Nation CWM $402 2.4% 1 $402 $16,901 5/7/10
862 759 Balseros 7Art $5,111 30.5% 1 $5,111 $16,783 7/23/03
863 687 Inventing Our Life: The Kibbutz Experiment FRun $6,193 37.0% 1 $6,193 $16,734 4/27/12
864 793 American Cannibal Life $4,778 28.8% 1 $4,778 $16,566 3/16/07
865 876 The Great Flood Icar. $3,596 21.8% 1 $3,596 $16,506 1/8/14
866 776 The Last Mogul Think $4,965 30.1% 1 $4,965 $16,469 6/24/05
867 782 Genesis Think $4,891 29.8% 1 $4,891 $16,413 5/27/05
868 828 Design is One FRun $4,236 25.9% 1 $4,236 $16,386 10/11/13
869 403 Faster (2004) Slam $13,995 86.0% 1 $13,995 $16,265 4/23/04
870 738 I Like Killing Flies Think $5,487 33.8% 1 $5,487 $16,214 7/28/06
871 1091 No Restraint IFC $1,241 7.7% 1 $1,241 $16,136 12/20/06
872 991 Out of the Clear Blue Sky A23 $2,344 14.6% 1 $2,344 $16,050 9/6/13
873 362 Long Shot: The Kevin Laue Story DM $16,011 100.0% 1 $16,011 $16,011 10/26/12
874 747 Patience (After Sebald) CGld $5,302 33.3% 1 $5,302 $15,941 5/9/12
875 1045 This Binary Universe Indic. $1,794 11.3% 2 $897 $15,875 5/4/12
876 789 People Say I'm Crazy Palo $4,820 30.7% 1 $4,820 $15,679 4/30/04
877 819 A Letter to True Zeit. $4,395 28.1% 1 $4,395 $15,635 9/8/04
878 674 7th Street PAc. $6,354 40.7% 1 $6,354 $15,629 1/17/03
879 823 The Overnighters Drft. $4,324 27.7% 1 $4,324 $15,589 10/10/14
880 935 One Bright Shining Moment: The Forgotten Summer of George McGovern FRun $2,876 18.6% 1 $2,876 $15,504 9/16/05
881 917 The Beautiful Truth Libre $3,025 19.7% 1 $3,025 $15,387 11/14/08
882 1113 Dumbstruck Truly $981 6.4% 1 $981 $15,379 4/15/11
883 505 Full-Tilt Boogie Mira. $9,895 64.6% 6 $1,649 $15,313 7/31/98
884 1078 Only the Young Osci. $1,446 9.4% 1 $1,446 $15,312 12/7/12
885 382 God the Father RM $15,037 98.8% 1 $15,037 $15,227 10/17/14
886 1064 El Inmigrante Indic. $1,578 10.5% 2 $789 $15,100 7/13/07
887 504 Hannari - Geisha Modern Saku. $9,930 66.3% 1 $9,930 $14,974 11/17/06
888 848 Armadillo Lorb. $3,958 27.2% 1 $3,958 $14,566 4/15/11
889 844 Wall Life $4,015 27.6% 1 $4,015 $14,541 8/26/05
890 496 Carmen Miranda: Bananas Is My Business IntC $10,170 70.0% 1 $10,170 $14,528 7/5/95
891 970 Fallen Idol: The Yuri Gagarin Conspiracy Indic. $2,546 17.6% 2 $1,273 $14,471 10/2/09
892 700 The Unbelievers CM $5,925 41.1% 1 $5,925 $14,400 11/29/13
893 640 Desert Bayou Libre $6,976 48.6% 1 $6,976 $14,350 10/5/07
894 1031 Never Stand Still: Dancing at Jacob's Pillow FRun $1,951 13.7% 1 $1,951 $14,272 5/18/12
895 723 Carmen & Geoffrey FRun $5,656 40.0% 1 $5,656 $14,130 3/13/09
896 1101 Head Games Vari. $1,152 8.2% 2 $576 $14,056 9/21/12
897 1026 Planet of Snail CGld $2,011 14.4% 1 $2,011 $13,957 7/25/12
898 1036 Up for Grabs L/Z $1,881 13.5% 2 $940 $13,931 5/6/05
899 811 The Protagonist IFC $4,495 32.5% 1 $4,495 $13,850 11/30/07
900 733 Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock PicH $5,526 40.3% 2 $2,763 $13,710 11/15/06
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, #1101-1148

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