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
801 915 Small Wonders Mira. $2,880 13.8% 1 $2,880 $20,819 10/4/96
802 538 The Ghosts In Our Machine GMI $8,756 42.3% 1 $8,756 $20,709 11/8/13
803 1009 Voices in Wartime Libre $1,966 9.5% 2 $983 $20,702 4/8/05
804 343 The Last Dispatch Fabr. $16,848 81.5% 1 $16,848 $20,684 7/29/05
805 583 Meeting Resistance ICir $7,712 37.4% 2 $3,856 $20,616 10/19/07
806 679 Our Nixon Cdgm. $6,090 29.6% 3 $2,030 $20,584 8/30/13
807 680 Walt & El Grupo BV $6,059 29.5% 3 $2,020 $20,521 9/9/09
808 1021 The First Basket L/Z $1,819 8.9% 1 $1,819 $20,440 10/29/08
809 681 Orwell Rolls in His Grave SHB $6,059 29.7% 1 $6,059 $20,389 7/23/04
810 489 The Highest Pass Libre $10,125 49.7% 2 $5,063 $20,386 4/27/12
811 975 Words of My Perfect Teacher ICir $2,300 11.3% 3 $766 $20,318 12/22/06
812 504 If I Die Tonight Indic. $9,646 47.7% 2 $4,823 $20,214 7/31/09
813 619 Zizek! Zeit. $7,062 35.0% 1 $7,062 $20,177 11/18/05
814 917 Shoah IFC $2,874 14.2% 1 $2,874 $20,175 12/10/10
815 970 A Wink and a Smile FRun $2,346 11.6% 1 $2,346 $20,169 5/1/09
816 805 Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman AL $4,347 21.6% 1 $4,347 $20,157 7/4/07
817 703 How to Grow a Band ICir $5,705 28.3% 1 $5,705 $20,135 4/13/12
818 745 Muhammad Ali, The Greatest Fct. $5,093 25.4% 1 $5,093 $20,073 4/11/03
819 354 State of Fear Skyl. $16,075 80.2% 1 $16,075 $20,055 1/11/06
820 716 Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts Koch $5,546 27.7% 1 $5,546 $20,018 4/18/08
821 425 The Ground Truth Focus $12,207 61.0% 8 $1,525 $20,013 9/15/06
822 686 Charlotte Rampling: The Look KL $5,905 29.5% 2 $2,953 $19,988 11/4/11
823 580 Favela Rising Moch. $7,768 39.3% 1 $7,768 $19,781 6/2/06
824 777 Trying to Get Good: The Jazz Odyssey of Jack Sheldon Reel $4,792 24.3% 1 $4,792 $19,712 5/30/08
825 966 Tchoupitoulas Osci. $2,379 12.3% 1 $2,379 $19,375 12/7/12
826 635 Peter Brook: The Tightrope FRun $6,768 34.9% 1 $6,768 $19,365 1/31/14
827 755 The 3 Rooms of Melancholia Icar. $5,025 26.0% 1 $5,025 $19,317 7/29/05
828 783 Neshoba: The Price of Freedom FRun $4,645 24.1% 1 $4,645 $19,245 8/13/10
829 776 Smash & Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers DR $4,794 25.3% 1 $4,794 $18,938 7/31/13
830 446 Steal a Pencil for Me 7Art $11,179 59.1% 2 $5,589 $18,918 11/9/07
831 564 Saving Marriage Reg. $8,044 43.0% 2 $4,022 $18,720 10/17/08
832 880 Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Times of Hannah Senesh Bal. $3,316 17.8% 1 $3,316 $18,654 1/28/09
833 754 Chely Wright: Wish Me Away FRun $5,026 27.0% 3 $1,675 $18,618 6/1/12
834 914 Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father Osci. $2,886 15.7% 1 $2,886 $18,334 10/31/08
835 1052 To the Limit FRun $1,483 8.1% 2 $742 $18,254 6/13/08
836 466 Suicide Killers CityL $10,601 58.1% 1 $10,601 $18,239 8/25/06
837 709 Casting By SD $5,649 31.1% 2 $2,825 $18,164 11/1/13
838 1078 Nenette Kino $1,176 6.5% 1 $1,176 $18,009 12/22/10
839 448 Battle for Brooklyn Rum. $11,141 62.0% 1 $11,141 $17,981 6/17/11
840 995 Payback (2012) Zeit. $2,186 12.2% 1 $2,186 $17,979 4/25/12
841 728 Great Directors Pala. $5,440 30.4% 3 $1,813 $17,921 7/2/10
842 1048 Dear Jesse Cow. $1,508 8.5% 1 $1,508 $17,744 6/26/98
843 615 Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer APD/C $7,105 40.3% 1 $7,105 $17,632 8/2/13
844 908 Sunset Story Vita. $2,966 16.9% 1 $2,966 $17,508 2/25/05
845 457 Ever Again RM $10,802 62.4% 12 $900 $17,304 12/8/06
846 702 Who is Dayani Cristal? KL $5,712 33.3% 2 $2,856 $17,128 4/25/14
847 1119 Carbon Nation CWM $402 2.4% 1 $402 $16,901 5/7/10
848 744 Balseros 7Art $5,111 30.5% 1 $5,111 $16,783 7/23/03
849 672 Inventing Our Life: The Kibbutz Experiment FRun $6,193 37.0% 1 $6,193 $16,734 4/27/12
850 778 American Cannibal Life $4,778 28.8% 1 $4,778 $16,566 3/16/07
851 858 The Great Flood Icar. $3,596 21.8% 1 $3,596 $16,506 1/8/14
852 761 The Last Mogul Think $4,965 30.1% 1 $4,965 $16,469 6/24/05
853 767 Genesis Think $4,891 29.8% 1 $4,891 $16,413 5/27/05
854 811 Design is One FRun $4,236 25.9% 1 $4,236 $16,386 10/11/13
855 394 Faster (2004) Slam $13,995 86.0% 1 $13,995 $16,265 4/23/04
856 723 I Like Killing Flies Think $5,487 33.8% 1 $5,487 $16,214 7/28/06
857 1070 No Restraint IFC $1,241 7.7% 1 $1,241 $16,136 12/20/06
858 971 Out of the Clear Blue Sky A23 $2,344 14.6% 1 $2,344 $16,050 9/6/13
859 355 Long Shot: The Kevin Laue Story DM $16,011 100.0% 1 $16,011 $16,011 10/26/12
860 732 Patience (After Sebald) CGld $5,302 33.3% 1 $5,302 $15,941 5/9/12
861 1024 This Binary Universe Indic. $1,794 11.3% 2 $897 $15,875 5/4/12
862 774 People Say I'm Crazy Palo $4,820 30.7% 1 $4,820 $15,679 4/30/04
863 803 A Letter to True Zeit. $4,395 28.1% 1 $4,395 $15,635 9/8/04
864 659 7th Street PAc. $6,354 40.7% 1 $6,354 $15,629 1/17/03
865 916 One Bright Shining Moment: The Forgotten Summer of George McGovern FRun $2,876 18.6% 1 $2,876 $15,504 9/16/05
866 899 The Beautiful Truth Libre $3,025 19.7% 1 $3,025 $15,387 11/14/08
867 1092 Dumbstruck Truly $981 6.4% 1 $981 $15,379 4/15/11
868 495 Full-Tilt Boogie Mira. $9,895 64.6% 6 $1,649 $15,313 7/31/98
869 1057 Only the Young Osci. $1,446 9.4% 1 $1,446 $15,312 12/7/12
870 1043 El Inmigrante Indic. $1,578 10.5% 2 $789 $15,100 7/13/07
871 494 Hannari - Geisha Modern Saku. $9,930 66.3% 1 $9,930 $14,974 11/17/06
872 830 Armadillo Lorb. $3,958 27.2% 1 $3,958 $14,566 4/15/11
873 826 Wall Life $4,015 27.6% 1 $4,015 $14,541 8/26/05
874 486 Carmen Miranda: Bananas Is My Business IntC $10,170 70.0% 1 $10,170 $14,528 7/5/95
875 951 Fallen Idol: The Yuri Gagarin Conspiracy Indic. $2,546 17.6% 2 $1,273 $14,471 10/2/09
876 685 The Unbelievers CM $5,925 41.1% 1 $5,925 $14,400 11/29/13
877 626 Desert Bayou Libre $6,976 48.6% 1 $6,976 $14,350 10/5/07
878 1011 Never Stand Still: Dancing at Jacob's Pillow FRun $1,951 13.7% 1 $1,951 $14,272 5/18/12
879 708 Carmen & Geoffrey FRun $5,656 40.0% 1 $5,656 $14,130 3/13/09
880 1080 Head Games Vari. $1,152 8.2% 2 $576 $14,056 9/21/12
881 1006 Planet of Snail CGld $2,011 14.4% 1 $2,011 $13,957 7/25/12
882 1016 Up for Grabs L/Z $1,881 13.5% 2 $940 $13,931 5/6/05
883 795 The Protagonist IFC $4,495 32.5% 1 $4,495 $13,850 11/30/07
884 718 Who the #$&% Is Jackson Pollock PicH $5,526 40.3% 2 $2,763 $13,710 11/15/06
885 920 The Law in These Parts CGld $2,814 20.6% 1 $2,814 $13,683 11/16/12
886 929 Fifi Howls From Happiness MBox $2,728 20.0% 1 $2,728 $13,614 8/8/14
887 1032 Benda Bilili! NGE $1,678 12.5% 1 $1,678 $13,420 9/30/11
888 986 Kicking It LibE $2,219 16.7% 1 $2,219 $13,266 6/13/08
889 750 Red Obsession A23 $5,060 38.3% 2 $2,530 $13,199 9/6/13
890 751 Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story Tost. $5,054 38.6% 1 $5,054 $13,080 3/4/11
891 925 How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster? FRun $2,759 21.2% 1 $2,759 $13,013 1/25/12
892 825 Rock Bottom Wrin. $4,017 31.2% 1 $4,017 $12,890 3/2/07
893 687 I Trust You to Kill Me FInd. $5,888 45.8% 1 $5,888 $12,854 9/8/06
894 897 Children Underground Cmx. $3,075 24.0% 1 $3,075 $12,798 9/19/01
895 771 Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme Palm $4,842 38.4% 1 $4,842 $12,600 7/16/04
896 940 The Photographer, His Wife, Her Lover Icar. $2,630 21.0% 1 $2,630 $12,546 7/26/06
897 712 America the Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments PMKBNC $5,599 45.3% 3 $1,866 $12,366 10/14/11
898 927 Rebirth Osci. $2,740 22.2% 1 $2,740 $12,358 8/31/11
899 886 Full Battle Rattle MEnd $3,216 26.1% 1 $3,216 $12,306 7/9/08
900 841 China Blue Argo. $3,767 30.9% 2 $1,883 $12,185 1/19/07
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
Watchers of the Sky MBox 10/10/14
I Am Ali Focus 10/10/14
Algorithms FRun 10/17/14
National Gallery Zipp. 11/5/14
On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter Hann. 11/7/14
Hillsong - Let Hope Rise WB 4/1/15
Monkey Kingdom BV 4/17/15
Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary RTWC 4/24/15