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, #1001-1074
RankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total
Gross
Release
Date
301 Hoop Dreams FL $18,396 0.2% 3 $6,132 $7,830,611 10/14/94
302 Mansome Pala. $18,395 50.7% 20 $920 $36,280 5/18/12
303 American Promise RFG $18,300 12.5% 2 $9,150 $146,702 10/18/13
304 Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune FRun $18,211 6.9% 1 $18,211 $263,723 1/5/11
305 American Hardcore SPC $18,102 6.5% 1 $18,102 $279,665 9/22/06
306 Crazy Love Magn. $17,952 6.0% 3 $5,984 $301,027 6/1/07
307 The Thin Blue Line Mira. $17,814 1.5% 1 $17,814 $1,209,846 8/26/88
308 Encounters at the End of the World Think $17,730 1.9% 1 $17,730 $944,933 6/11/08
309 My Perestroika ICir $17,680 7.3% 1 $17,680 $242,707 3/23/11
310 Jesus Camp Magn. $17,659 2.0% 13 $1,358 $902,544 9/15/06
311 Forks Over Knives Pas. $17,645 2.4% 1 $17,645 $739,561 1/7/11
312 New York Doll FInd. $17,583 8.0% 5 $3,516 $219,672 10/28/05
313 The Last Mountain Da. $17,570 14.3% 2 $8,785 $122,961 6/3/11
314 Spellbound (2003) Think $17,508 0.3% 1 $17,508 $5,728,581 4/30/03
315 Revenge of the Electric Car A23 $17,482 11.6% 2 $8,741 $150,886 10/21/11
316 Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child Arth. $17,466 6.8% 1 $17,466 $256,242 7/21/10
317 Detropia LF $17,414 4.5% 1 $17,414 $390,024 9/7/12
318 Gay Sex in the 70s Lvtt. $17,357 7.0% 1 $17,357 $249,565 11/4/05
319 Bustin' Down the Door Scre. $17,317 15.8% 5 $3,463 $109,427 7/25/08
320 The Black Power Mix Tape: 1967-1975 IFC $17,316 6.3% 2 $8,658 $273,749 9/9/11
321 Sketches of Frank Gehry SPC $17,239 3.9% 2 $8,619 $439,309 5/12/06
322 Naqoyqatsi Mira. $17,154 12.9% 2 $8,577 $133,058 10/18/02
323 Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man LGF $17,130 1.6% 1 $17,130 $1,044,254 6/21/06
324 The Cockettes Strand $17,118 7.8% 3 $5,706 $220,165 5/10/02
325 The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg FRun $17,112 75.4% 2 $8,556 $22,692 2/17/94
326 Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould Lorb. $17,034 10.2% 3 $5,678 $167,508 9/10/10
327 When Comedy Went to School ICir $17,001 4.6% 5 $3,400 $367,371 7/31/13
328 Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer Magn. $16,962 9.0% 3 $5,654 $189,416 11/5/10
329 The Last Dispatch Fabr. $16,848 81.5% 1 $16,848 $20,684 7/29/05
330 Kurt and Courtney Roxie $16,835 2.5% 1 $16,835 $668,228 2/27/98
331 Crude FRun $16,595 9.7% 1 $16,595 $170,295 9/9/09
332 Broadway: The Golden Age Da. $16,524 4.7% 2 $8,262 $353,580 6/11/04
333 Tom Dowd and the Language of Music Palm $16,522 40.4% 10 $1,652 $40,919 8/13/04
334 The Invisible War Cdgm. $16,500 22.9% 4 $4,125 $71,968 6/22/12
335 The House I Live In Abr. $16,453 7.8% 2 $8,227 $210,752 10/5/12
336 The Lottery Vari. $16,435 30.1% 1 $16,435 $54,543 6/11/10
337 The Square (2013) Nou $16,359 13.2% 1 $16,359 $124,244 10/25/13
338 Aileen: The Life and Death of a Serial Killer Lant $16,158 16.6% 3 $5,386 $97,362 1/9/04
339 Startup.com Art. $16,118 1.3% 1 $16,118 $1,283,356 5/11/01
340 State of Fear Skyl. $16,075 80.2% 1 $16,075 $20,055 1/11/06
341 Long Shot: The Kevin Laue Story DM $16,011 100.0% 1 $16,011 $16,011 10/26/12
342 Up the Yangtze Zeit. $15,851 2.0% 1 $15,851 $783,969 4/25/08
343 The Other F Word Osci. $15,792 29.4% 2 $7,896 $53,714 11/4/11
344 Dust to Glory IFC $15,757 2.5% 2 $7,878 $640,013 4/1/05
345 Stonewall Uprising FRun $15,729 12.3% 4 $3,932 $128,203 6/16/10
346 Deliver Us from Evil (2006) LGF $15,656 7.8% 4 $3,914 $201,275 10/13/06
347 Rape of the Soul Slow $15,602 39.0% 8 $1,950 $39,975 3/17/06
348 After Tiller Osci. $15,500 21.5% 2 $7,750 $72,125 9/20/13
349 In the Realms of the Unreal Wells $15,477 3.7% 3 $5,159 $417,120 12/22/04
350 War/Dance Think $15,471 13.4% 3 $5,157 $115,210 11/9/07
351 The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby FRun $15,411 8.4% 1 $15,411 $183,342 9/23/11
352 Yves St. Laurent Emp. $15,385 15.4% 1 $15,385 $99,819 1/7/04
353 Afternoon of a Faun KL $15,292 12.2% 2 $7,646 $125,273 2/5/14
354 The War Room Oct. $15,264 1.7% 1 $15,264 $901,668 11/3/93
355 No Impact Man Osci. $15,215 15.2% 2 $7,608 $100,028 9/11/09
356 Kings of Pastry FRun $15,162 4.5% 2 $7,581 $336,386 9/15/10
357 One Day in September SPC $15,149 9.7% 5 $3,029 $156,818 11/17/00
358 GMO OMG SD $15,100 31.8% 1 $15,100 $47,558 9/13/13
359 Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me Magn. $15,096 14.2% 2 $7,548 $105,998 7/3/13
360 Inni CP $14,903 12.1% 3 $4,968 $123,482 10/28/11
361 Through the Fire Libre $14,769 57.4% 8 $1,846 $25,752 2/10/06
362 The Trials of Henry Kissinger FRun $14,667 2.8% 1 $14,667 $516,726 9/25/02
363 Emmanuel's Gift First $14,642 61.7% 6 $2,440 $23,728 10/21/05
364 The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story BV $14,632 26.4% 5 $2,926 $55,513 5/22/09
365 Born Into Brothels Think $14,605 0.4% 1 $14,605 $3,515,061 12/8/04
366 The Nomi Song Palm $14,510 19.4% 2 $7,255 $74,631 2/4/05
367 Marlene Aliv $14,490 1.7% 1 $14,490 $852,676 11/7/86
368 Magic Trip Magn. $14,367 9.3% 4 $3,592 $154,521 8/5/11
369 The Last Of The Unjust Cohen $14,328 35.3% 8 $1,791 $40,563 2/7/14
370 Heidi Fleiss: Hollywood Madame InP $14,321 41.6% 2 $7,160 $34,402 2/9/96
371 Mademoiselle C Cohen $14,284 29.3% 6 $2,381 $48,668 9/11/13
372 Amandla! Art. $14,181 3.5% 1 $14,181 $405,331 2/19/03
373 Stripper Fox $14,155 15.7% 1 $14,155 $90,000 1/31/86
374 Standard Operating Procedure SPC $14,108 6.2% 2 $7,054 $229,117 4/25/08
375 Manda Bala (Send a Bullet) CityL $14,030 11.4% 1 $14,030 $122,905 8/17/07
376 La Danse: Le Ballet de L'Opera de Paris Zipp. $14,000 2.5% 1 $14,000 $567,493 11/4/09
377 The Island President Gold. $13,998 18.3% 2 $6,999 $76,398 3/28/12
378 Faster (2004) Slam $13,995 86.0% 1 $13,995 $16,265 4/23/04
379 Blank City IR $13,989 12.1% 1 $13,989 $116,037 4/6/11
380 The Weather Underground Shad. $13,984 2.5% 1 $13,984 $564,632 6/4/03
381 Muscle Shoals Magn. $13,901 2.0% 1 $13,901 $696,241 9/27/13
382 No Place on Earth Magn. $13,813 6.9% 2 $6,907 $200,238 4/5/13
383 Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay KL $13,802 9.0% 1 $13,802 $152,791 4/17/13
384 35 Up Gold. $13,690 1.5% 1 $13,690 $922,872 1/15/92
385 Gerhard Richter Painting KL $13,537 5.6% 1 $13,537 $242,646 3/14/12
386 4 Little Girls GV $13,528 10.4% 1 $13,528 $130,146 7/9/97
387 Music from the Inside Out Emr. $13,444 9.5% 1 $13,444 $141,504 4/22/05
388 West of Memphis SPC $13,360 4.3% 5 $2,672 $310,154 12/25/12
389 The Filth and the Fury FL $13,305 2.2% 1 $13,305 $612,192 3/29/00
390 Connected Pala. $13,301 28.4% 3 $4,434 $46,782 9/16/11
391 On the Bowery (re-release) Mile. $13,236 31.7% 1 $13,236 $41,802 9/17/10
392 The Ambassador Drft. $13,046 46.4% 4 $3,262 $28,102 8/29/12
393 The Legend of Pale Male Bal. $12,910 33.9% 1 $12,910 $38,083 11/24/10
394 El Bulli: Cooking in Progress AM $12,756 5.4% 1 $12,756 $237,181 7/27/11
395 Tarnation Wells $12,740 2.2% 1 $12,740 $592,014 10/6/04
396 The Gleaners and I Zeit. $12,655 8.1% 2 $6,327 $155,320 3/7/01
397 Keep the River on Your Right - A Modern Cannibal Tale IFC $12,623 3.4% 2 $6,311 $373,366 3/30/01
398 This is Not a Film PalT $12,608 16.4% 5 $2,522 $77,016 2/29/12
399 When We Were Kings Gram. $12,479 0.4% 2 $6,239 $2,789,985 10/25/96
400 Beautiful Darling Crnth $12,406 36.4% 1 $12,406 $34,096 4/22/11
AVERAGE
(Wide Releases Only, 18 titles):
$7,832,93626.4%1,338$5,854$29,639,283-
Rows: #1-100, #101-200, #201-300, #301-400, #401-500, #501-600, #601-700, #701-800, #801-900, #901-1000, #1001-1074

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


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UPCOMING RELEASES
Title (click to view)StudioRelease Date
Stealing America: Vote by Vote Drct. 8/1/08
For No Good Reason SPC 4/25/14
Fed Up RTWC 5/9/14
The Hornet's Nest Free 5/9/14
Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case ICir 5/16/14
Korengal GoldF 5/30/14
Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon RTWC 6/6/14
Life Itself Magn. Jul 2014
The Dog Drft. 8/8/14
Last Days in Vietnam AEF 9/5/14
The Overnighters Drft. 11/7/14
Monkey Kingdom BV 4/17/15