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, #1101-1161
RankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total
Gross
Release
Date
101 Heavy Petting Skou $69,007 25.3% 10 $6,900 $272,371 9/22/89
102 Every Little Step SPC $68,504 4.0% 8 $8,563 $1,725,141 4/17/09
103 Pina IFC $68,012 1.9% 3 $22,671 $3,524,826 12/23/11
104 The Wildest Dream NGE $67,848 7.6% 12 $5,654 $898,137 8/6/10
105 Buck IFC $67,548 1.7% 4 $16,887 $4,038,912 6/17/11
106 Capturing the Friedmans Magn. $65,154 2.1% 3 $21,718 $3,119,113 5/30/03
107 The Undefeated (2011) ArcEnt $65,132 56.0% 10 $6,513 $116,381 7/15/11
108 Go Tigers! IFC $64,479 42.5% 61 $1,057 $151,779 9/21/01
109 The Unknown Known RTWC $64,315 23.3% 18 $3,573 $276,497 4/4/14
110 Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel Gold. $63,700 6.3% 3 $21,233 $1,017,579 9/21/12
111 Finding Vivian Maier IFC $63,600 4.2% 3 $21,200 $1,509,131 3/28/14
112 Gunner Palace Palm $63,520 10.5% 8 $7,940 $607,844 3/4/05
113 Dirty Wars IFC $63,504 16.5% 4 $15,876 $384,473 6/7/13
114 Lost in La Mancha IFC $63,303 8.6% 8 $7,912 $732,393 1/31/03
115 Sound City Vari. $62,842 14.9% 16 $3,928 $422,853 2/1/13
116 The Gatekeepers SPC $61,552 2.5% 3 $20,517 $2,415,727 2/1/13
117 I.O.U.S.A. RAtt. $61,313 7.5% 18 $3,406 $821,046 8/22/08
118 America: Freedom to Fascism Libre $61,200 70.0% 10 $6,120 $87,400 7/28/06
119 The 11th Hour WIP $60,853 8.6% 4 $15,213 $707,343 8/17/07
120 Food, Inc. Magn. $60,513 1.4% 3 $20,171 $4,417,674 6/12/09
121 Comedian Mira. $60,224 2.2% 4 $15,056 $2,751,988 10/11/02
122 The Cove RAtt. $57,640 6.7% 4 $14,410 $857,005 7/31/09
123 Murderball Think $57,286 3.7% 8 $7,160 $1,531,154 7/8/05
124 20 Feet from Stardom RTWC $54,596 1.1% 3 $18,199 $4,946,445 6/14/13
125 The First Saturday in May Truly $54,553 43.9% 20 $2,727 $124,294 4/18/08
126 Wild Man Blues NL $54,458 10.2% 3 $18,153 $533,759 4/17/98
127 Billabong Odyssey Arna $54,000 34.6% 27 $2,000 $156,000 11/7/03
128 Particle Fever Abr. $53,901 6.2% 4 $13,475 $869,838 3/5/14
129 Why We Fight SPC $53,571 3.7% 6 $8,928 $1,439,972 1/20/06
130 The Last Lions NGE $53,344 8.4% 4 $13,336 $635,325 2/18/11
131 49 Up FRun $53,277 22.0% 21 $2,537 $241,772 10/6/06
132 The Tillman Story Wein. $52,185 6.5% 4 $13,046 $802,535 8/20/10
133 The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters PicH $51,493 7.6% 5 $10,298 $677,914 8/17/07
134 Man on Wire Magn. $51,392 1.7% 2 $25,696 $2,962,242 7/25/08
135 The Queen of Versailles Magn. $51,326 2.1% 3 $17,109 $2,401,999 7/20/12
136 Thunder Soul RAtt. $51,260 35.6% 35 $1,465 $143,986 9/23/11
137 Young@Heart FoxS $50,937 1.3% 4 $12,734 $3,992,189 4/9/08
138 Shut Up and Sing Wein. $50,103 4.1% 4 $12,525 $1,215,045 10/27/06
139 Tim's Vermeer SPC $49,777 3.0% 4 $12,444 $1,671,377 1/31/14
140 The Bridge FStr. $49,313 27.4% 19 $2,595 $179,780 10/27/06
141 Shoot Down Magic $49,182 66.1% 21 $2,342 $74,421 1/25/08
142 Mr. Untouchable Magn. $48,280 46.1% 26 $1,856 $104,678 10/26/07
143 First Position IFC $48,024 4.7% 5 $9,605 $1,014,071 5/4/12
144 Into the Abyss IFC $47,559 21.2% 12 $3,963 $223,880 11/11/11
145 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
146 Metallica: Some Kind of Monster IFC $46,359 3.8% 3 $15,453 $1,222,708 7/9/04
147 American Teen ParV $45,589 4.8% 5 $9,118 $942,441 7/25/08
148 Bra Boys Slow $45,589 29.4% 23 $1,982 $155,056 4/11/08
149 Mad Hot Ballroom ParC $45,348 0.6% 2 $22,674 $8,117,961 5/13/05
150 Life in a Day NGE $45,202 17.9% 11 $4,109 $252,788 7/29/11
151 Who Killed the Electric Car? SPC $45,138 2.7% 8 $5,642 $1,678,874 6/28/06
152 The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years NL $45,008 12.0% 21 $2,143 $373,743 6/3/88
153 Greedy Lying Bastards LR $45,000 100.0% 50 $900 $45,000 3/8/13
154 Veil of Tears WF $44,358 61.5% 8 $5,545 $72,078 3/28/14
155 Anita Gold. $44,114 24.9% 7 $6,302 $176,979 3/21/14
156 12 O'Clock Boys Osci. $44,108 53.4% 21 $2,100 $82,614 1/31/14
157 Hearts of Darkness Trit $42,992 3.3% 4 $10,748 $1,318,449 11/27/91
158 Chicago 10 RAtt. $42,724 24.1% 14 $3,052 $177,490 2/29/08
159 8: The Mormon Proposition RF $42,566 42.4% 16 $2,660 $100,280 6/18/10
160 Pump SD $42,200 47.0% 3 $14,067 $89,787 9/19/14
161 Jiro Dreams of Sushi Magn. $42,035 1.6% 2 $21,018 $2,552,478 3/9/12
162 The Fog of War SPC $41,449 1.0% 3 $13,816 $4,198,566 12/19/03
163 Call + Response FTrd. $41,346 19.2% 12 $3,446 $215,185 10/10/08
164 Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry IFC $41,104 7.7% 5 $8,221 $534,100 7/27/12
165 Occupy Unmasked Magn. $40,952 77.6% 4 $10,238 $52,768 9/21/12
166 Hating Breitbart RM $40,673 49.9% 4 $10,168 $81,432 10/19/12
167 Inside Job SPC $39,649 0.9% 2 $19,825 $4,312,735 10/8/10
168 Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's EOne $39,630 7.6% 4 $9,908 $518,342 5/3/13
169 The Art of the Steal IFC $39,019 7.2% 3 $13,006 $544,890 2/26/10
170 In the Shadow of the Moon Think $38,281 3.4% 4 $9,570 $1,134,358 9/7/07
171 My Architect NYer $37,929 1.4% 2 $18,964 $2,750,707 11/12/03
172 L'Amour Fou IFC $37,250 11.9% 2 $18,625 $312,494 5/13/11
173 Sharkwater Free $37,140 4.4% 60 $619 $850,920 9/28/07
174 The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill Shad. $36,731 1.2% 5 $7,346 $3,058,527 2/9/05
175 Kids For Cash Pala. $36,639 25.6% 4 $9,160 $143,178 2/7/14
176 Beyond the Gates (2004) ETr. $36,412 54.0% 5 $7,282 $67,433 11/5/04
177 Cocaine Cowboys Magn. $36,295 24.2% 12 $3,024 $150,056 10/27/06
178 Jodorowsky's Dune SPC $36,018 5.6% 3 $12,006 $647,280 3/21/14
179 Restrepo NGE $35,581 2.7% 2 $17,791 $1,330,894 6/25/10
180 Wigstock: The Movie Gold. $35,563 5.2% 3 $11,854 $686,152 6/9/95
181 Exporting Raymond Gold. $35,292 40.2% 13 $2,715 $87,727 4/29/11
182 Koch Zeit. $35,196 10.3% 2 $17,598 $342,941 2/1/13
183 Microcosmos Mira. $35,189 2.5% 2 $17,594 $1,433,210 10/9/96
184 A Band Called Death Drft. $34,839 27.4% 15 $2,323 $127,257 6/28/13
185 Anvil! The Story of Anvil Abr. $34,651 5.2% 3 $11,550 $667,911 4/10/09
186 A Film Unfinished Osci. $34,060 10.6% 4 $8,515 $320,486 8/18/10
187 Your Mommy Kills Animals Halo8 $34,000 100.0% 1 $34,000 $34,000 7/20/07
188 Looking for Richard FoxS $33,843 2.4% 2 $16,921 $1,408,575 10/11/96
189 For All Mankind Apol. $33,777 4.4% 6 $5,629 $770,132 11/1/89
190 Bill Cunningham New York Zeit. $33,677 2.2% 1 $33,677 $1,510,026 3/16/11
191 Undefeated (2012) Wein. $33,165 5.9% 5 $6,633 $562,218 2/17/12
192 Brothers at War Gold. $33,142 21.6% 7 $4,735 $153,148 3/13/09
193 Winged Migration SPC $33,128 0.3% 1 $33,128 $10,764,402 4/18/03
194 Waking Sleeping Beauty BV $33,115 41.0% 5 $6,623 $80,741 3/26/10
195 Wordplay IFC $32,847 1.1% 2 $16,423 $3,121,270 6/16/06
196 The Green Prince MBox $32,698 12.7% 4 $8,175 $257,779 9/12/14
197 Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love Shad. $32,598 18.9% 3 $10,866 $172,225 6/12/09
198 Outrage Magn. $32,589 11.3% 5 $6,518 $287,198 5/8/09
199 The Hip Hop Project Think $32,520 70.4% 42 $774 $46,208 5/11/07
200 Into the Arms of Strangers WB $32,037 8.4% 5 $6,407 $382,807 9/15/00
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, #1101-1161

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


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UPCOMING RELEASES
Title (click to view)StudioRelease Date
The Kids Grow Up Shad. 10/29/10
Antarctica: A Year on Ice MBox 11/28/14
Remote Area Medical Cdgm. 11/28/14
Touch the Wall TTW 11/28/14
She's Beautiful When She's Angry ICir 12/5/14
Inside the Mind of Leonardo Da Vinci in 3D SD 12/5/14
Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles Cohen 12/10/14
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
Deli Man Cohen 2/27/15
My Life Directed RTWC 2/27/15
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