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, #1101-1160
RankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total
Gross
Release
Date
301 To Be and to Have NYer $20,528 2.6% 3 $6,842 $777,129 9/19/03
302 The Last Days Oct. $20,492 4.9% 3 $6,830 $421,432 2/5/99
303 DIG! Palm $20,437 16.1% 2 $10,218 $127,067 10/1/04
304 Last Train Home Zeit. $20,418 7.1% 1 $20,418 $288,328 9/3/10
305 Gunnin' for That #1 Spot Osci. $20,355 40.1% 14 $1,454 $50,804 6/27/08
306 American Movie SPC $20,260 1.7% 2 $10,130 $1,165,795 11/5/99
307 Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness ICir $20,247 2.2% 1 $20,247 $906,666 7/8/11
308 Maxed Out Magn. $20,024 34.0% 6 $3,337 $58,829 3/9/07
309 The Flat IFC $19,916 4.2% 3 $6,639 $471,842 10/19/12
310 Crumb SPC $19,859 0.7% 1 $19,859 $3,041,083 4/21/95
311 The Other Dream Team TFA $19,821 14.7% 2 $9,911 $135,228 9/28/12
312 Waiting for Lightning Gold. $19,537 90.5% 11 $1,776 $21,577 12/7/12
313 Fidel FRun $19,320 15.9% 2 $9,660 $121,304 10/18/02
314 Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg ICir $19,302 1.7% 2 $9,651 $1,134,623 7/10/09
315 Incident at Oglala Mira. $19,070 3.6% 3 $6,356 $536,848 5/8/92
316 The Beaches of Agnes CGld $19,032 7.9% 3 $6,344 $239,711 7/2/09
317 The Wonder of It All Indic. $18,988 2.4% 3 $6,329 $781,016 7/17/09
318 The Endurance: Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure Cow. $18,931 0.8% 3 $6,310 $2,453,083 10/5/01
319 Awake: The Life of Yogananda CF&SR $18,885 3.4% 1 $18,885 $557,796 10/10/14
320 My Flesh and Blood Strand $18,763 46.2% 7 $2,680 $40,573 11/28/03
321 Brooklyn Castle PDA $18,761 8.6% 2 $9,381 $219,407 10/19/12
322 Weapons of the Spirit FRun $18,580 8.0% 1 $18,580 $232,981 9/1/89
323 End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones Magn. $18,422 4.7% 1 $18,422 $391,950 8/20/04
324 Hoop Dreams FL $18,396 0.2% 3 $6,132 $7,830,611 10/14/94
325 Mansome Pala. $18,395 50.7% 20 $920 $36,280 5/18/12
326 American Promise RFG $18,300 12.5% 2 $9,150 $146,702 10/18/13
327 Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune FRun $18,211 6.9% 1 $18,211 $263,723 1/5/11
328 American Hardcore SPC $18,102 6.5% 1 $18,102 $279,665 9/22/06
329 Crazy Love Magn. $17,952 6.0% 3 $5,984 $301,027 6/1/07
330 Ivory Tower Gold. $17,857 16.7% 2 $8,929 $106,771 6/13/14
331 The Thin Blue Line Mira. $17,814 1.5% 1 $17,814 $1,209,846 8/26/88
332 Encounters at the End of the World Think $17,730 1.9% 1 $17,730 $944,933 6/11/08
333 My Perestroika ICir $17,680 7.3% 1 $17,680 $242,707 3/23/11
334 Jesus Camp Magn. $17,659 2.0% 13 $1,358 $902,544 9/15/06
335 Forks Over Knives Pas. $17,645 2.4% 1 $17,645 $739,561 1/7/11
336 New York Doll FInd. $17,583 8.0% 5 $3,516 $219,672 10/28/05
337 The Last Mountain Da. $17,570 14.3% 2 $8,785 $122,961 6/3/11
338 Spellbound (2003) Think $17,508 0.3% 1 $17,508 $5,728,581 4/30/03
339 Revenge of the Electric Car A23 $17,482 11.6% 2 $8,741 $150,886 10/21/11
340 Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child Arth. $17,466 6.8% 1 $17,466 $256,242 7/21/10
341 Detropia LF $17,414 4.5% 1 $17,414 $390,024 9/7/12
342 Gay Sex in the 70s Lvtt. $17,357 7.0% 1 $17,357 $249,565 11/4/05
343 Bustin' Down the Door Scre. $17,317 15.8% 5 $3,463 $109,427 7/25/08
344 The Black Power Mix Tape: 1967-1975 IFC $17,316 6.3% 2 $8,658 $273,749 9/9/11
345 Sketches of Frank Gehry SPC $17,239 3.9% 2 $8,619 $439,309 5/12/06
346 Naqoyqatsi Mira. $17,154 12.9% 2 $8,577 $133,058 10/18/02
347 Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man LGF $17,130 1.6% 1 $17,130 $1,044,254 6/21/06
348 The Cockettes Strand $17,118 7.8% 3 $5,706 $220,165 5/10/02
349 The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg FRun $17,112 75.4% 2 $8,556 $22,692 2/17/94
350 Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould Lorb. $17,034 10.2% 3 $5,678 $167,508 9/10/10
351 When Comedy Went to School ICir $17,001 4.6% 5 $3,400 $369,065 7/31/13
352 Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer Magn. $16,962 9.0% 3 $5,654 $189,416 11/5/10
353 The Last Dispatch Fabr. $16,848 81.5% 1 $16,848 $20,684 7/29/05
354 Kurt and Courtney Roxie $16,835 2.5% 1 $16,835 $668,228 2/27/98
355 Crude FRun $16,595 9.7% 1 $16,595 $170,295 9/9/09
356 Broadway: The Golden Age Da. $16,524 4.7% 2 $8,262 $353,580 6/11/04
357 Tom Dowd and the Language of Music Palm $16,522 40.4% 10 $1,652 $40,919 8/13/04
358 The Invisible War Cdgm. $16,500 22.9% 4 $4,125 $71,968 6/22/12
359 The House I Live In Abr. $16,453 7.8% 2 $8,227 $210,752 10/5/12
360 The Lottery Vari. $16,435 30.1% 1 $16,435 $54,543 6/11/10
361 The Square (2013) Nou $16,359 13.2% 1 $16,359 $124,244 10/25/13
362 Aileen: The Life and Death of a Serial Killer Lant $16,158 16.6% 3 $5,386 $97,362 1/9/04
363 Startup.com Art. $16,118 1.3% 1 $16,118 $1,283,356 5/11/01
364 State of Fear Skyl. $16,075 80.2% 1 $16,075 $20,055 1/11/06
365 Long Shot: The Kevin Laue Story DM $16,011 100.0% 1 $16,011 $16,011 10/26/12
366 This Ain't No Mouse Music! Argo. $15,982 46.0% 4 $3,996 $34,754 9/19/14
367 Up the Yangtze Zeit. $15,851 2.0% 1 $15,851 $783,969 4/25/08
368 The Other F Word Osci. $15,792 29.4% 2 $7,896 $53,714 11/4/11
369 Dust to Glory IFC $15,757 2.5% 2 $7,878 $640,013 4/1/05
370 Stonewall Uprising FRun $15,729 12.3% 4 $3,932 $128,203 6/16/10
371 Deliver Us from Evil (2006) LGF $15,656 7.8% 4 $3,914 $201,275 10/13/06
372 Rape of the Soul Slow $15,602 39.0% 8 $1,950 $39,975 3/17/06
373 After Tiller Osci. $15,500 21.5% 2 $7,750 $72,125 9/20/13
374 In the Realms of the Unreal Wells $15,477 3.7% 3 $5,159 $417,120 12/22/04
375 War/Dance Think $15,471 13.4% 3 $5,157 $115,210 11/9/07
376 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
377 Yves St. Laurent Emp. $15,385 15.4% 1 $15,385 $99,819 1/7/04
378 Afternoon of a Faun KL $15,292 8.9% 2 $7,646 $172,450 2/5/14
379 The War Room Oct. $15,264 1.7% 1 $15,264 $901,668 11/3/93
380 No Impact Man Osci. $15,215 15.2% 2 $7,608 $100,028 9/11/09
381 Kings of Pastry FRun $15,162 4.5% 2 $7,581 $336,386 9/15/10
382 One Day in September SPC $15,149 9.7% 5 $3,029 $156,818 11/17/00
383 GMO OMG SD $15,100 31.8% 1 $15,100 $47,558 9/13/13
384 Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me Magn. $15,096 14.2% 2 $7,548 $105,998 7/3/13
385 God the Father RM $15,037 13.3% 1 $15,037 $113,276 10/17/14
386 Inni CP $14,903 12.1% 3 $4,968 $123,482 10/28/11
387 Through the Fire Libre $14,769 57.4% 8 $1,846 $25,752 2/10/06
388 The Trials of Henry Kissinger FRun $14,667 2.8% 1 $14,667 $516,726 9/25/02
389 Emmanuel's Gift First $14,642 61.7% 6 $2,440 $23,728 10/21/05
390 The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story BV $14,632 26.4% 5 $2,926 $55,513 5/22/09
391 Korengal Sab. $14,630 14.4% 1 $14,630 $101,310 5/30/14
392 Born Into Brothels Think $14,605 0.4% 1 $14,605 $3,515,061 12/8/04
393 The Nomi Song Palm $14,510 19.4% 2 $7,255 $74,631 2/4/05
394 Marlene Aliv $14,490 1.7% 1 $14,490 $852,676 11/7/86
395 Magic Trip Magn. $14,367 9.3% 4 $3,592 $154,521 8/5/11
396 The Last Of The Unjust Cohen $14,328 35.3% 8 $1,791 $40,563 2/7/14
397 Heidi Fleiss: Hollywood Madame InP $14,321 41.6% 2 $7,160 $34,402 2/9/96
398 Whitey: USA v. James J. Bulger Magn. $14,287 18.8% 3 $4,762 $75,881 6/27/14
399 Mademoiselle C Cohen $14,284 29.3% 6 $2,381 $48,668 9/11/13
400 Amandla! Art. $14,181 3.5% 1 $14,181 $405,331 2/19/03
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, #1101-1160

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
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