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, #1101-1128
RankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total
Gross
Release
Date
228 Searching for Sugar Man SPC $27,459 0.7% 3 $9,153 $3,696,196 7/27/12
227 We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks Focus $27,689 16.7% 4 $6,922 $166,243 5/24/13
226 Visions of Light Kino $27,761 3.5% 2 $13,880 $799,856 2/24/93
225 Planet B-Boy Elep. $27,777 10.1% 2 $13,888 $273,870 3/21/08
224 The Year of the Yao FL $27,823 78.2% 12 $2,318 $35,591 4/15/05
223 Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me IFC $27,853 9.1% 2 $13,927 $305,036 2/21/14
222 Powaqqatsi Can. $27,899 4.7% 1 $27,899 $589,244 4/29/88
221 Somm Gold. $28,050 16.1% 5 $5,610 $174,197 6/21/13
220 Trumbo Gold. $28,125 25.8% 3 $9,375 $109,057 6/27/08
219 Rock School PicH $28,136 43.8% 32 $879 $64,310 6/3/05
218 How to Survive a Plague IFC $28,250 21.4% 4 $7,063 $132,055 9/21/12
217 Monumental: In Search of America's National Treasure AAE $28,340 15.9% 6 $4,723 $177,729 3/30/12
216 The Short Game Gold. $28,434 71.4% 17 $1,673 $39,819 9/20/13
215 Trouble the Water Zeit. $28,606 5.5% 3 $9,535 $520,151 8/22/08
214 American Pimp 7Art $28,699 10.0% 5 $5,739 $287,724 6/9/00
213 Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times Magn. $28,911 2.7% 2 $14,456 $1,067,028 6/17/11
212 The Armstrong Lie SPC $28,992 7.6% 5 $5,798 $383,294 11/8/13
211 Scratch Palm $29,677 10.2% 5 $5,935 $289,885 2/15/02
210 Room 237 IFC $29,693 10.0% 2 $14,847 $296,359 3/29/13
209 Girls Rock! Shad. $29,917 18.8% 7 $4,273 $159,294 3/7/08
208 Last Days in Vietnam AEF $30,500 42.2% 2 $15,250 $72,334 9/5/14
207 The Central Park Five IFC $30,570 9.4% 3 $10,190 $325,653 11/23/12
206 Voices of Iraq Magn. $30,634 52.8% 12 $2,552 $57,999 10/29/04
205 This Film Is Not Yet Rated IFC $30,664 10.0% 2 $15,332 $306,845 9/1/06
204 There's No Place Like Utopia RM $30,710 67.9% 1 $30,710 $45,254 7/18/14
203 The Agronomist Think $30,855 13.6% 7 $4,407 $226,189 4/23/04
202 Escape Fire RAtt. $30,953 24.5% 12 $2,579 $126,238 10/5/12
201 This Old Cub Emr. $31,252 11.6% 6 $5,208 $270,014 3/26/04
200 Uncovered: The War on Iraq Libre $31,481 13.2% 7 $4,497 $238,924 8/20/04
199 No End in Sight Magn. $31,533 2.2% 2 $15,766 $1,433,319 7/27/07
198 Bigger, Stronger, Faster* Magn. $31,576 10.2% 6 $5,263 $308,575 5/30/08
197 Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? IFC $31,800 23.2% 3 $10,600 $137,042 11/22/13
196 Freakonomics Magn. $31,893 31.5% 20 $1,595 $101,270 10/1/10
195 Into the Arms of Strangers WB $32,037 8.4% 5 $6,407 $382,807 9/15/00
194 The Hip Hop Project Think $32,520 70.4% 42 $774 $46,208 5/11/07
193 Outrage Magn. $32,589 11.3% 5 $6,518 $287,198 5/8/09
192 Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love Shad. $32,598 18.9% 3 $10,866 $172,225 6/12/09
191 The Green Prince MBox $32,698 69.0% 4 $8,175 $47,387 9/12/14
190 Wordplay IFC $32,847 1.1% 2 $16,423 $3,121,270 6/16/06
189 Waking Sleeping Beauty BV $33,115 41.0% 5 $6,623 $80,741 3/26/10
188 Winged Migration SPC $33,128 0.3% 1 $33,128 $10,764,402 4/18/03
187 Brothers at War Gold. $33,142 21.6% 7 $4,735 $153,148 3/13/09
186 Undefeated (2012) Wein. $33,165 5.9% 5 $6,633 $562,218 2/17/12
185 Bill Cunningham New York Zeit. $33,677 2.2% 1 $33,677 $1,510,026 3/16/11
184 For All Mankind Apol. $33,777 4.4% 6 $5,629 $770,132 11/1/89
183 Looking for Richard FoxS $33,843 2.4% 2 $16,921 $1,408,575 10/11/96
182 Your Mommy Kills Animals Halo8 $34,000 100.0% 1 $34,000 $34,000 7/20/07
181 A Film Unfinished Osci. $34,060 10.6% 4 $8,515 $320,486 8/18/10
180 Anvil! The Story of Anvil Abr. $34,651 5.2% 3 $11,550 $667,911 4/10/09
179 A Band Called Death Drft. $34,839 27.4% 15 $2,323 $127,257 6/28/13
178 Microcosmos Mira. $35,189 2.5% 2 $17,594 $1,433,210 10/9/96
177 Koch Zeit. $35,196 10.3% 2 $17,598 $342,941 2/1/13
176 Exporting Raymond Gold. $35,292 40.2% 13 $2,715 $87,727 4/29/11
175 Wigstock: The Movie Gold. $35,563 5.2% 3 $11,854 $686,152 6/9/95
174 Restrepo NGE $35,581 2.7% 2 $17,791 $1,330,894 6/25/10
173 Jodorowsky's Dune SPC $36,018 5.6% 3 $12,006 $647,280 3/21/14
172 Cocaine Cowboys Magn. $36,295 24.2% 12 $3,024 $150,056 10/27/06
171 Beyond the Gates (2004) ETr. $36,412 54.0% 5 $7,282 $67,433 11/5/04
170 Kids For Cash Pala. $36,639 25.6% 4 $9,160 $143,178 2/7/14
169 The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill Shad. $36,731 1.2% 5 $7,346 $3,058,527 2/9/05
168 Sharkwater Free $37,140 4.4% 60 $619 $850,920 9/28/07
167 L'Amour Fou IFC $37,250 11.9% 2 $18,625 $312,494 5/13/11
166 My Architect NYer $37,929 1.4% 2 $18,964 $2,750,707 11/12/03
165 In the Shadow of the Moon Think $38,281 3.4% 4 $9,570 $1,134,358 9/7/07
164 The Art of the Steal IFC $39,019 7.2% 3 $13,006 $544,890 2/26/10
163 Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's EOne $39,630 7.6% 4 $9,908 $518,342 5/3/13
162 Inside Job SPC $39,649 0.9% 2 $19,825 $4,312,735 10/8/10
161 Hating Breitbart RM $40,673 49.9% 4 $10,168 $81,432 10/19/12
160 Occupy Unmasked Magn. $40,952 77.6% 4 $10,238 $52,768 9/21/12
159 Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry IFC $41,104 7.7% 5 $8,221 $534,100 7/27/12
158 Call + Response FTrd. $41,346 19.2% 12 $3,446 $215,185 10/10/08
157 The Fog of War SPC $41,449 1.0% 3 $13,816 $4,198,566 12/19/03
156 Jiro Dreams of Sushi Magn. $42,035 1.6% 2 $21,018 $2,552,478 3/9/12
155 8: The Mormon Proposition RF $42,566 42.4% 16 $2,660 $100,280 6/18/10
154 Chicago 10 RAtt. $42,724 24.1% 14 $3,052 $177,490 2/29/08
153 Hearts of Darkness Trit $42,992 3.3% 4 $10,748 $1,318,449 11/27/91
152 12 O'Clock Boys Osci. $44,108 53.4% 21 $2,100 $82,614 1/31/14
151 Anita Gold. $44,114 24.9% 7 $6,302 $176,979 3/21/14
150 Veil of Tears WF $44,358 61.5% 8 $5,545 $72,078 3/28/14
149 Greedy Lying Bastards LR $45,000 100.0% 50 $900 $45,000 3/8/13
148 The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years NL $45,008 12.0% 21 $2,143 $373,743 6/3/88
147 Who Killed the Electric Car? SPC $45,138 2.7% 8 $5,642 $1,678,874 6/28/06
146 Life in a Day NGE $45,202 17.9% 11 $4,109 $252,788 7/29/11
145 Mad Hot Ballroom ParC $45,348 0.6% 2 $22,674 $8,117,961 5/13/05
144 Bra Boys Slow $45,589 29.4% 23 $1,982 $155,056 4/11/08
143 American Teen ParV $45,589 4.8% 5 $9,118 $942,441 7/25/08
142 Metallica: Some Kind of Monster IFC $46,359 3.8% 3 $15,453 $1,222,708 7/9/04
141 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
140 Into the Abyss IFC $47,559 21.2% 12 $3,963 $223,880 11/11/11
139 First Position IFC $48,024 4.7% 5 $9,605 $1,014,071 5/4/12
138 Mr. Untouchable Magn. $48,280 46.1% 26 $1,856 $104,678 10/26/07
137 Shoot Down Magic $49,182 66.1% 21 $2,342 $74,421 1/25/08
136 The Bridge FStr. $49,313 27.4% 19 $2,595 $179,780 10/27/06
135 Tim's Vermeer SPC $49,777 3.0% 4 $12,444 $1,671,377 1/31/14
134 Shut Up and Sing Wein. $50,103 4.1% 4 $12,525 $1,215,045 10/27/06
133 Young@Heart FoxS $50,937 1.3% 4 $12,734 $3,992,189 4/9/08
132 Thunder Soul RAtt. $51,260 35.6% 35 $1,465 $143,986 9/23/11
131 The Queen of Versailles Magn. $51,326 2.1% 3 $17,109 $2,401,999 7/20/12
130 Man on Wire Magn. $51,392 1.7% 2 $25,696 $2,962,242 7/25/08
129 The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters PicH $51,493 7.6% 5 $10,298 $677,914 8/17/07
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, #1101-1128

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


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UPCOMING RELEASES
Title (click to view)StudioRelease Date
Jupiter's Wife AL 8/18/95
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
I Am Ali Focus 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
God the Father RM 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
Hillsong - Let Hope Rise WB 4/1/15
Monkey Kingdom BV 4/17/15
Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary RTWC 4/24/15