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
RankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total
Gross
Release
Date
148 Who Killed the Electric Car? SPC $45,138 2.7% 8 $5,642 $1,678,874 6/28/06
147 Life in a Day NGE $45,202 17.9% 11 $4,109 $252,788 7/29/11
146 Mad Hot Ballroom ParC $45,348 0.6% 2 $22,674 $8,117,961 5/13/05
145 Bra Boys Slow $45,589 29.4% 23 $1,982 $155,056 4/11/08
144 American Teen ParV $45,589 4.8% 5 $9,118 $942,441 7/25/08
143 Metallica: Some Kind of Monster IFC $46,359 3.8% 3 $15,453 $1,222,708 7/9/04
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
141 Into the Abyss IFC $47,559 21.2% 12 $3,963 $223,880 11/11/11
140 First Position IFC $48,024 4.7% 5 $9,605 $1,014,071 5/4/12
139 Mr. Untouchable Magn. $48,280 46.1% 26 $1,856 $104,678 10/26/07
138 Shoot Down Magic $49,182 66.1% 21 $2,342 $74,421 1/25/08
137 The Bridge FStr. $49,313 27.4% 19 $2,595 $179,780 10/27/06
136 Tim's Vermeer SPC $49,777 3.0% 4 $12,444 $1,671,377 1/31/14
135 Shut Up and Sing Wein. $50,103 4.1% 4 $12,525 $1,215,045 10/27/06
134 Young@Heart FoxS $50,937 1.3% 4 $12,734 $3,992,189 4/9/08
133 Thunder Soul RAtt. $51,260 35.6% 35 $1,465 $143,986 9/23/11
132 The Queen of Versailles Magn. $51,326 2.1% 3 $17,109 $2,401,999 7/20/12
131 Man on Wire Magn. $51,392 1.7% 2 $25,696 $2,962,242 7/25/08
130 The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters PicH $51,493 7.6% 5 $10,298 $677,914 8/17/07
129 The Tillman Story Wein. $52,185 6.5% 4 $13,046 $802,535 8/20/10
128 49 Up FRun $53,277 22.0% 21 $2,537 $241,772 10/6/06
127 The Last Lions NGE $53,344 8.4% 4 $13,336 $635,325 2/18/11
126 Why We Fight SPC $53,571 3.7% 6 $8,928 $1,439,972 1/20/06
125 Particle Fever Abr. $53,901 6.2% 4 $13,475 $869,838 3/5/14
124 Billabong Odyssey Arna $54,000 34.6% 27 $2,000 $156,000 11/7/03
123 Wild Man Blues NL $54,458 10.2% 3 $18,153 $533,759 4/17/98
122 The First Saturday in May Truly $54,553 43.9% 20 $2,727 $124,294 4/18/08
121 20 Feet from Stardom RTWC $54,596 1.1% 3 $18,199 $4,946,445 6/14/13
120 Murderball Think $57,286 3.7% 8 $7,160 $1,531,154 7/8/05
119 The Cove RAtt. $57,640 6.7% 4 $14,410 $857,005 7/31/09
118 Comedian Mira. $60,224 2.2% 4 $15,056 $2,751,988 10/11/02
117 Food, Inc. Magn. $60,513 1.4% 3 $20,171 $4,417,674 6/12/09
116 The 11th Hour WIP $60,853 8.6% 4 $15,213 $707,343 8/17/07
115 America: Freedom to Fascism Libre $61,200 70.0% 10 $6,120 $87,400 7/28/06
114 I.O.U.S.A. RAtt. $61,313 7.5% 18 $3,406 $821,046 8/22/08
113 The Gatekeepers SPC $61,552 2.5% 3 $20,517 $2,415,727 2/1/13
112 Sound City Vari. $62,842 14.9% 16 $3,928 $422,853 2/1/13
111 Lost in La Mancha IFC $63,303 8.6% 8 $7,912 $732,393 1/31/03
110 Dirty Wars IFC $63,504 16.5% 4 $15,876 $384,473 6/7/13
109 Gunner Palace Palm $63,520 10.5% 8 $7,940 $607,844 3/4/05
108 Finding Vivian Maier IFC $63,600 4.2% 3 $21,200 $1,509,131 3/28/14
107 Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel Gold. $63,700 6.3% 3 $21,233 $1,017,579 9/21/12
106 The Unknown Known RTWC $64,315 23.3% 18 $3,573 $276,497 4/4/14
105 Go Tigers! IFC $64,479 42.5% 61 $1,057 $151,779 9/21/01
104 The Undefeated (2011) ArcEnt $65,132 56.0% 10 $6,513 $116,381 7/15/11
103 Capturing the Friedmans Magn. $65,154 2.1% 3 $21,718 $3,119,113 5/30/03
102 Buck IFC $67,548 1.7% 4 $16,887 $4,038,912 6/17/11
101 The Wildest Dream NGE $67,848 7.6% 12 $5,654 $898,137 8/6/10
100 Pina IFC $68,012 1.9% 3 $22,671 $3,524,826 12/23/11
99 Every Little Step SPC $68,504 4.0% 8 $8,563 $1,725,141 4/17/09
98 Heavy Petting Skou $69,007 25.3% 10 $6,900 $272,371 9/22/89
97 The U.S. Vs. John Lennon LGF $69,143 6.2% 6 $11,523 $1,109,146 9/15/06
96 Free Angela and All Political Prisoners Code $69,306 35.7% 16 $4,332 $194,102 4/5/13
95 Turtle: The Incredible Journey Hann. $69,389 18.0% 24 $2,891 $386,073 6/24/11
94 Jig Scre. $70,432 38.3% 5 $14,086 $183,790 6/17/11
93 Unzipped Mira. $71,275 2.5% 2 $35,637 $2,875,086 8/4/95
92 Senna PDA $73,497 4.6% 2 $36,749 $1,612,430 8/12/11
91 Blackfish Magn. $75,962 3.7% 5 $15,192 $2,073,582 7/19/13
90 Hecho En Mexico LGF $76,123 50.4% 12 $6,344 $151,133 11/30/12
89 Samsara Osci. $76,222 2.9% 2 $38,111 $2,672,413 8/24/12
88 Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room Magn. $76,639 1.9% 3 $25,546 $4,071,700 4/22/05
87 Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism Libre $77,982 16.9% 5 $15,596 $461,572 8/6/04
86 Roger and Me WB $80,253 1.2% 4 $20,063 $6,706,368 12/22/89
85 Girl Rising Gathr $81,640 4.7% 34 $2,401 $1,727,259 3/7/13
84 A Brief History of Time Trit $84,025 3.7% 5 $16,805 $2,279,692 8/21/92
83 Tyson SPC $85,046 9.6% 11 $7,731 $887,918 4/24/09
82 Salinger Wein. $86,956 14.9% 4 $21,739 $583,633 9/6/13
81 Mistaken for Strangers Abr. $87,743 63.1% 9 $9,749 $138,991 3/28/14
80 Inside Deep Throat Uni. $88,709 12.8% 12 $7,392 $691,880 2/11/05
79 The Kid Stays in the Picture Focus $89,087 6.2% 4 $22,271 $1,439,232 7/26/02
78 Tabloid IFC $91,201 13.1% 14 $6,514 $696,921 7/15/11
77 Still, We Believe: The Boston Red Sox Movie Think $91,388 23.0% 17 $5,375 $396,803 5/7/04
76 A Place at the Table Magn. $92,257 39.9% 35 $2,636 $231,378 3/1/13
75 It Might Get Loud SPC $92,679 5.8% 7 $13,240 $1,610,163 8/14/09
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
73 The Celluloid Closet SPC $95,047 6.8% 9 $10,560 $1,400,591 3/15/96
72 Touching the Void IFC $96,973 2.1% 5 $19,394 $4,593,598 1/23/04
71 Conan O'Brien Can't Stop Abr. $97,043 36.2% 24 $4,043 $267,965 6/24/11
70 Linsanity KE $99,462 32.9% 9 $11,051 $302,645 10/4/13
69 Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones WB $99,740 12.8% 26 $3,836 $776,699 10/5/90
68 Pearl Jam Twenty Abr. $102,448 21.7% 7 $14,635 $471,334 9/20/11
67 Dogtown and Z-Boys SPC $103,355 7.9% 20 $5,167 $1,300,682 4/26/02
66 Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest SPC $111,982 9.3% 4 $27,996 $1,200,326 7/8/11
65 Bully (2012) Wein. $116,472 41.7% 5 $23,294 $279,202 3/30/12
64 POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold SPC $118,294 18.5% 18 $6,572 $638,476 4/22/11
63 Trekkies ParC $125,636 39.5% 339 $370 $318,246 5/21/99
62 Fed Up RTWC $126,028 8.2% 18 $7,002 $1,538,899 5/9/14
61 Morning Light BV $129,295 46.9% 55 $2,351 $275,497 10/17/08
60 Life Itself Magn. $131,411 16.2% 23 $5,714 $810,454 7/4/14
59 Riding Giants SPC $134,400 5.9% 26 $5,169 $2,276,368 7/9/04
58 America's Heart and Soul BV $134,939 42.9% 98 $1,376 $314,402 7/2/04
57 Step Into Liquid Art. $135,985 3.7% 5 $27,197 $3,681,803 8/8/03
56 Waiting for "Superman" ParV $139,033 2.2% 4 $34,758 $6,417,135 9/24/10
55 Cave of Forgotten Dreams IFC $139,101 2.6% 5 $27,820 $5,304,920 4/29/11
54 Inequality for All RTWC $140,888 11.7% 28 $5,032 $1,205,273 9/27/13
53 The Big One Mira. $146,909 20.4% 33 $4,452 $720,074 4/10/98
52 Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? Wein. $148,698 38.6% 102 $1,457 $384,955 4/18/08
51 James Cameron's Deepsea Challenge 3D DLA $149,879 63.6% 304 $493 $235,659 8/8/14
50 Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap IM $150,337 52.1% 157 $958 $288,312 6/15/12
49 Black Diamond Rush WM $161,115 9.9% 11 $14,646 $1,634,386 10/12/93
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