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
348 When Comedy Went to School ICir $17,001 4.6% 5 $3,400 $369,065 7/31/13
347 Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould Lorb. $17,034 10.2% 3 $5,678 $167,508 9/10/10
346 The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg FRun $17,112 75.4% 2 $8,556 $22,692 2/17/94
345 The Cockettes Strand $17,118 7.8% 3 $5,706 $220,165 5/10/02
344 Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man LGF $17,130 1.6% 1 $17,130 $1,044,254 6/21/06
343 Naqoyqatsi Mira. $17,154 12.9% 2 $8,577 $133,058 10/18/02
342 Sketches of Frank Gehry SPC $17,239 3.9% 2 $8,619 $439,309 5/12/06
341 The Black Power Mix Tape: 1967-1975 IFC $17,316 6.3% 2 $8,658 $273,749 9/9/11
340 Bustin' Down the Door Scre. $17,317 15.8% 5 $3,463 $109,427 7/25/08
339 Gay Sex in the 70s Lvtt. $17,357 7.0% 1 $17,357 $249,565 11/4/05
338 Detropia LF $17,414 4.5% 1 $17,414 $390,024 9/7/12
337 Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child Arth. $17,466 6.8% 1 $17,466 $256,242 7/21/10
336 Revenge of the Electric Car A23 $17,482 11.6% 2 $8,741 $150,886 10/21/11
335 Spellbound (2003) Think $17,508 0.3% 1 $17,508 $5,728,581 4/30/03
334 The Last Mountain Da. $17,570 14.3% 2 $8,785 $122,961 6/3/11
333 New York Doll FInd. $17,583 8.0% 5 $3,516 $219,672 10/28/05
332 Forks Over Knives Pas. $17,645 2.4% 1 $17,645 $739,561 1/7/11
331 Jesus Camp Magn. $17,659 2.0% 13 $1,358 $902,544 9/15/06
330 My Perestroika ICir $17,680 7.3% 1 $17,680 $242,707 3/23/11
329 Encounters at the End of the World Think $17,730 1.9% 1 $17,730 $944,933 6/11/08
328 The Thin Blue Line Mira. $17,814 1.5% 1 $17,814 $1,209,846 8/26/88
327 Ivory Tower Gold. $17,857 16.7% 2 $8,929 $106,771 6/13/14
326 Crazy Love Magn. $17,952 6.0% 3 $5,984 $301,027 6/1/07
325 American Hardcore SPC $18,102 6.5% 1 $18,102 $279,665 9/22/06
324 Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune FRun $18,211 6.9% 1 $18,211 $263,723 1/5/11
323 American Promise RFG $18,300 12.5% 2 $9,150 $146,702 10/18/13
322 Mansome Pala. $18,395 50.7% 20 $920 $36,280 5/18/12
321 Hoop Dreams FL $18,396 0.2% 3 $6,132 $7,830,611 10/14/94
320 End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones Magn. $18,422 4.7% 1 $18,422 $391,950 8/20/04
319 Weapons of the Spirit FRun $18,580 8.0% 1 $18,580 $232,981 9/1/89
318 Brooklyn Castle PDA $18,761 8.6% 2 $9,381 $219,407 10/19/12
317 My Flesh and Blood Strand $18,763 46.2% 7 $2,680 $40,573 11/28/03
316 Awake: The Life of Yogananda CF&SR $18,885 11.9% 1 $18,885 $159,038 10/10/14
315 The Endurance: Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure Cow. $18,931 0.8% 3 $6,310 $2,453,083 10/5/01
314 The Wonder of It All Indic. $18,988 2.4% 3 $6,329 $781,016 7/17/09
313 The Beaches of Agnes CGld $19,032 7.9% 3 $6,344 $239,711 7/2/09
312 Incident at Oglala Mira. $19,070 3.6% 3 $6,356 $536,848 5/8/92
311 Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg ICir $19,302 1.7% 2 $9,651 $1,134,623 7/10/09
310 Fidel FRun $19,320 15.9% 2 $9,660 $121,304 10/18/02
309 Waiting for Lightning Gold. $19,537 90.5% 11 $1,776 $21,577 12/7/12
308 The Other Dream Team TFA $19,821 14.7% 2 $9,911 $135,228 9/28/12
307 Crumb SPC $19,859 0.7% 1 $19,859 $3,041,083 4/21/95
306 The Flat IFC $19,916 4.2% 3 $6,639 $471,842 10/19/12
305 Maxed Out Magn. $20,024 34.0% 6 $3,337 $58,829 3/9/07
304 Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness ICir $20,247 2.2% 1 $20,247 $906,666 7/8/11
303 American Movie SPC $20,260 1.7% 2 $10,130 $1,165,795 11/5/99
302 Gunnin' for That #1 Spot Osci. $20,355 40.1% 14 $1,454 $50,804 6/27/08
301 Last Train Home Zeit. $20,418 7.1% 1 $20,418 $288,328 9/3/10
300 DIG! Palm $20,437 16.1% 2 $10,218 $127,067 10/1/04
299 The Last Days Oct. $20,492 4.9% 3 $6,830 $421,432 2/5/99
298 To Be and to Have NYer $20,528 2.6% 3 $6,842 $777,129 9/19/03
297 Ballplayer: Pelotero Strand $20,628 44.7% 10 $2,063 $46,109 7/13/12
296 Spinning Plates TFA $20,717 18.4% 3 $6,906 $112,449 10/25/13
295 An Inconsistent Truth RM $20,733 29.9% 1 $20,733 $69,394 1/27/12
294 Art and Craft Osci. $20,879 13.1% 2 $10,440 $158,794 9/19/14
293 Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten IFC $20,880 8.4% 2 $10,440 $248,362 11/2/07
292 The Summit IFC $20,904 8.6% 8 $2,613 $243,550 10/4/13
291 A Great Day in Harlem Castle $21,078 4.0% 1 $21,078 $527,034 2/17/95
290 Cutie and the Boxer RTWC $21,098 10.5% 3 $7,033 $200,036 8/16/13
289 Steep SPC $21,189 8.1% 17 $1,246 $260,586 12/21/07
288 Southpaw: The Francis Barrett Story Shoot. $21,381 75.4% 19 $1,125 $28,365 4/7/00
287 Trembling Before G-d NYer $21,410 2.7% 1 $21,410 $788,896 10/24/01
286 NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage Spa. $21,500 43.4% 3 $7,167 $49,591 5/2/14
285 South of the Border Libre $21,545 10.8% 1 $21,545 $198,600 6/25/10
284 Grass Una. $21,578 6.9% 2 $10,789 $313,039 5/31/00
283 Life & Times of Hank Greenberg Cow. $21,675 1.3% 1 $21,675 $1,712,385 1/12/00
282 The Internet's Own Boy FB/Part. $21,705 44.4% 12 $1,809 $48,911 6/27/14
281 Mayor of the Sunset Strip First $21,722 8.4% 7 $3,103 $257,315 3/26/04
280 Protocols of Zion Think $21,733 12.1% 4 $5,433 $178,875 10/21/05
279 Valentino: The Last Emperor Truly $21,762 1.2% 1 $21,762 $1,755,134 3/18/09
278 The Story of the Weeping Camel Think $21,767 1.2% 2 $10,883 $1,763,052 6/4/04
277 God Grew Tired of Us NM $21,858 7.3% 2 $10,929 $301,447 1/12/07
276 Living in Emergency Truly $21,905 68.0% 7 $3,129 $32,208 6/4/10
275 56 Up FRun $22,088 3.1% 1 $22,088 $701,278 1/4/13
274 The Imposter IM $22,379 2.5% 1 $22,379 $898,317 7/13/12
273 Guerrilla: The Taking of Patty Hearst Magn. $22,444 21.4% 4 $5,611 $105,054 11/26/04
272 Arctic Tale ParV $22,607 2.7% 4 $5,651 $833,532 7/25/07
271 To Be Takei SM $22,846 43.3% 22 $1,038 $52,823 8/22/14
270 Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey SD $22,963 7.6% 1 $22,963 $304,052 10/21/11
269 Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon RTWC $23,017 10.8% 4 $5,754 $213,064 6/6/14
268 The Devil and Daniel Johnston SPC $23,192 6.9% 5 $4,638 $334,450 3/31/06
267 NAS: Time is Illmatic Trib. $23,200 14.3% 2 $11,600 $162,271 10/1/14
266 Darfur Now WIP $23,217 21.3% 3 $7,739 $109,107 11/2/07
265 The Hunting of the President Reg. $23,298 6.2% 2 $11,649 $376,612 6/18/04
264 Pandora's Promise Abr. $23,419 35.1% 16 $1,464 $66,680 6/12/13
263 Screamers (2006) Maya $23,609 45.4% 4 $5,902 $52,034 12/8/06
262 Fast, Cheap and Out of Control SPC $23,665 2.7% 2 $11,832 $878,960 10/3/97
261 Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy Mael. $23,865 5.7% 2 $11,932 $421,516 11/30/01
260 Soul Power SPC $23,893 11.5% 6 $3,982 $207,121 7/10/09
259 Imelda Unco $24,077 12.0% 6 $4,012 $200,992 6/9/04
258 Mr. Death Lions $24,125 4.7% 3 $8,041 $507,941 12/29/99
257 The Yes Men UA $24,373 9.5% 3 $8,124 $255,364 9/24/04
256 Iraq in Fragments Arab $24,435 12.0% 7 $3,490 $204,462 11/8/06
255 Tying the Knot IDP $24,517 60.4% 8 $3,064 $40,576 10/1/04
254 Unknown White Male Wells $24,591 19.4% 4 $6,147 $126,836 2/24/06
253 The Punk Singer IFC $24,729 20.1% 3 $8,243 $122,742 11/29/13
252 Better Living Through Circuitry 7Art $24,970 30.3% 4 $6,242 $82,378 5/26/00
251 Paragraph 175 NYer $25,007 25.9% 2 $12,503 $96,630 9/13/00
250 District of Corruption RM $25,086 78.5% 3 $8,362 $31,954 10/26/12
249 Transformation: The Life and Legacy of Werner Erhard ReelD $25,460 51.0% 1 $25,460 $49,919 7/27/07
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, #1101-1148

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