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
1002 Fired! ICir $2,158 38.1% 4 $539 $5,661 2/2/07
1003 Running with Arnold Lant $2,119 100.0% 2 $1,059 $2,119 1/11/08
1004 Twist of Faith AL $2,085 25.6% 2 $1,042 $8,129 7/1/05
1005 The Final Member Drft. $2,064 18.1% 7 $295 $11,428 4/18/14
1006 El Sicario, Room 164 Icar. $2,040 33.3% 1 $2,040 $6,123 12/28/11
1007 Heavy Metal in Baghdad ArtsA $2,012 49.4% 2 $1,006 $4,070 5/23/08
1008 Planet of Snail CGld $2,011 14.4% 1 $2,011 $13,957 7/25/12
1009 Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation FRun $2,009 58.5% 1 $2,009 $3,434 9/12/14
1010 Cameraman: The Work and Life of Jack Cardiff Strand $1,998 9.6% 1 $1,998 $20,840 5/13/11
1011 Voices in Wartime Libre $1,966 9.5% 2 $983 $20,702 4/8/05
1012 MC5: A True Testimonial Avat. $1,962 18.0% 1 $1,962 $10,888 3/5/04
1013 Never Stand Still: Dancing at Jacob's Pillow FRun $1,951 13.7% 1 $1,951 $14,272 5/18/12
1014 Ayurveda: The Art of Being Kino $1,938 6.0% 1 $1,938 $32,267 7/17/02
1015 Mugabe and the White African FRun $1,907 24.1% 1 $1,907 $7,924 7/23/10
1016 A Decent Factory Icar. $1,900 24.0% 1 $1,900 $7,925 6/29/05
1017 Yiddish Theater: A Love Story NLov. $1,886 4.7% 1 $1,886 $40,182 11/21/07
1018 Up for Grabs L/Z $1,881 13.5% 2 $940 $13,931 5/6/05
1019 Bel Borba Aqui PDA $1,869 25.2% 1 $1,869 $7,426 10/3/12
1020 Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Romeo Dallaire CalN $1,848 2.7% 1 $1,848 $68,249 5/13/05
1021 whaledreamers Mont. $1,827 17.3% 6 $305 $10,584 9/26/08
1022 McLibel Libre $1,821 42.0% 1 $1,821 $4,337 6/10/05
1023 The First Basket L/Z $1,819 8.9% 1 $1,819 $20,440 10/29/08
1024 Regina Spektor: Live In London CP $1,798 26.9% 9 $200 $6,684 11/19/10
1025 Oswald's Ghost 7Art $1,796 100.0% 1 $1,796 $1,796 11/30/07
1026 This Binary Universe Indic. $1,794 11.3% 2 $897 $15,875 5/4/12
1027 Windfall FRun $1,780 27.4% 1 $1,780 $6,504 2/3/12
1028 Herbie Hancock: Possibilities Magn. $1,772 71.1% 2 $886 $2,493 4/14/06
1029 Drew: The Man Behind the Poster KL $1,764 57.3% 1 $1,764 $3,078 8/14/13
1030 Looking for an Icon Icar. $1,760 73.5% 1 $1,760 $2,393 5/9/07
1031 Wetlands Preserved FRun $1,736 58.5% 1 $1,736 $2,970 3/14/08
1032 Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land Arab $1,735 35.2% 1 $1,735 $4,930 1/28/05
1033 High Tech, Low Life Argo. $1,718 44.8% 1 $1,718 $3,836 1/9/13
1034 Benda Bilili! NGE $1,678 12.5% 1 $1,678 $13,420 9/30/11
1035 Out of the Past (1998) Zeit. $1,671 18.4% 1 $1,671 $9,078 7/31/98
1036 Beyond Barbed Wire M&A $1,668 53.7% 1 $1,668 $3,109 7/18/97
1037 This Divided State Mino. $1,653 38.8% 1 $1,653 $4,255 7/22/05
1038 Addiction Incorporated Vari. $1,629 4.1% 1 $1,629 $40,106 12/14/11
1039 Maidentrip FRun $1,622 2.4% 1 $1,622 $68,243 12/20/13
1040 American Made Movie Vari. $1,613 3.6% 2 $807 $45,175 8/30/13
1041 Half the Road FRun $1,613 33.7% 2 $807 $4,783 4/18/14
1042 Trudell Bal. $1,592 6.0% 1 $1,592 $26,756 2/3/06
1043 Before You Know It TFC $1,591 23.7% 1 $1,591 $6,717 5/30/14
1044 Twist (1993) Trit $1,589 4.3% 1 $1,589 $36,875 7/16/93
1045 El Inmigrante Indic. $1,578 10.5% 2 $789 $15,100 7/13/07
1046 Dr. Bronner's Magic Soapbox Bal. $1,570 7.3% 1 $1,570 $21,579 6/29/07
1047 Men at Lunch FRun $1,530 61.6% 1 $1,530 $2,483 9/20/13
1048 Putin's Kiss KL $1,525 15.1% 1 $1,525 $10,082 2/17/12
1049 Speaking in Strings 7Art $1,519 22.1% 1 $1,519 $6,859 9/10/99
1050 Dear Jesse Cow. $1,508 8.5% 1 $1,508 $17,744 6/26/98
1051 The Backyard Hiqi $1,500 46.9% 1 $1,500 $3,200 8/29/03
1052 Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters Zeit. $1,492 2.5% 1 $1,492 $60,064 11/2/12
1053 The Sons of Tennessee Williams FRun $1,492 46.0% 1 $1,492 $3,242 10/7/11
1054 To the Limit FRun $1,483 8.1% 2 $742 $18,254 6/13/08
1055 'Tis Autumn: The Search for Jackie Paris OutF $1,476 100.0% 1 $1,476 $1,476 12/7/07
1056 The End of Time FRun $1,468 33.6% 1 $1,468 $4,375 11/29/13
1057 God and Gays: Bridging the Gap Indic. $1,460 28.7% 2 $730 $5,095 10/24/08
1058 The Beat Hotel FRun $1,458 22.5% 1 $1,458 $6,480 3/30/12
1059 Only the Young Osci. $1,446 9.4% 1 $1,446 $15,312 12/7/12
1060 What Now? Remind Me CGld $1,434 46.4% 1 $1,434 $3,089 8/8/14
1061 K2: Siren of the Himalayas FRun $1,421 53.1% 2 $711 $2,674 8/22/14
1062 Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America FRun $1,415 53.4% 1 $1,415 $2,648 1/24/14
1063 The Case of the Grinning Cat Icar. $1,410 6.7% 1 $1,410 $20,944 7/21/06
1064 La Maison De La Radio KL $1,410 17.4% 1 $1,410 $8,095 9/4/13
1065 American Casino Argo. $1,397 2.8% 1 $1,397 $50,437 8/14/09
1066 Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film KL $1,350 35.5% 1 $1,350 $3,804 8/3/12
1067 You're Gonna Miss Me Palm $1,340 57.7% 1 $1,340 $2,324 6/8/07
1068 Whiz Kids Shad. $1,333 24.7% 1 $1,333 $5,386 6/4/10
1069 Rock the Bells 7Art $1,325 24.8% 1 $1,325 $5,347 4/11/07
1070 Rockets Redglare! SmlP $1,292 80.5% 1 $1,292 $1,605 9/3/04
1071 The Yes Men Fix the World Shad. $1,242 0.6% 2 $621 $194,533 9/25/09
1072 No Restraint IFC $1,241 7.7% 1 $1,241 $16,136 12/20/06
1073 Birth of the Living Dead FRun $1,239 12.6% 6 $207 $9,802 10/18/13
1074 You Don't Need Feet to Dance FRun $1,239 72.1% 1 $1,239 $1,719 3/22/13
1075 The Ballad of Bering Strait Emr. $1,232 85.6% 3 $410 $1,440 2/19/03
1076 Shepard and Dark MBox $1,226 11.9% 1 $1,226 $10,278 9/25/13
1077 Beautopia Wells $1,219 42.5% 1 $1,219 $2,870 3/5/99
1078 Ferlinghetti: The Rebirth of Wonder FRun $1,197 24.9% 1 $1,197 $4,816 2/8/13
1079 Glastonbury Think $1,179 14.0% 1 $1,179 $8,419 2/23/07
1080 Nenette Kino $1,176 6.5% 1 $1,176 $18,009 12/22/10
1081 On the Rumba River FRun $1,156 68.1% 1 $1,156 $1,698 6/6/08
1082 Head Games Vari. $1,152 8.2% 2 $576 $14,056 9/21/12
1083 The Only Real Game TORG $1,130 21.0% 1 $1,130 $5,384 3/7/14
1084 The Ister Icar. $1,124 100.0% 1 $1,124 $1,124 2/10/06
1085 Guitar Innovators: John Fahey & Nels Cline FRun $1,119 18.2% 1 $1,119 $6,132 8/16/13
1086 The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers FRun $1,114 0.2% 1 $1,114 $453,650 1/29/10
1087 Children of Fate FRun $1,099 63.2% 1 $1,099 $1,738 11/23/93
1088 The Empire in Africa Libre $1,088 100.0% 3 $362 $1,088 12/8/06
1089 More Than the Rainbow FRun $1,082 64.5% 1 $1,082 $1,677 5/2/14
1090 The Weird World of Blowfly Vari. $1,036 33.8% 1 $1,036 $3,062 9/16/11
1091 Unborn in the USA FRun $1,035 70.2% 1 $1,035 $1,475 6/15/07
1092 So Much So Fast Bal. $1,015 4.7% 1 $1,015 $21,525 10/11/06
1093 Three Stars FRun $1,003 11.2% 1 $1,003 $8,942 9/21/12
1094 Dumbstruck Truly $981 6.4% 1 $981 $15,379 4/15/11
1095 Patagonia Rising FRun $981 47.5% 1 $981 $2,064 6/8/12
1096 A Lawyer Walks Into a Bar... Indic. $980 18.8% 1 $980 $5,202 2/29/08
1097 Where Are You Taking Me? Icar. $937 62.8% 1 $937 $1,492 3/2/12
1098 Souldier PDF $900 60.0% 2 $450 $1,500 2/21/14
1099 Casting About Kino $893 12.3% 1 $893 $7,279 5/11/07
1100 Monumental FRun $842 58.9% 1 $842 $1,430 7/22/05
1101 A Mother's Courage: Talking Back to Autism FRun $822 42.9% 2 $411 $1,916 9/24/10
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
Advanced Style B360 9/26/14
The Overnighters Drft. 10/10/14
I Am Ali Focus 10/10/14
Awake: The Life of Yogananda CF&SR 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