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, #1101-1131
RankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total
Gross
Release
Date
501 An Unreasonable Man IFC $9,813 5.6% 1 $9,813 $176,647 1/31/07
502 Waste Land Arth. $9,806 5.2% 1 $9,806 $187,716 10/29/10
503 Once in a Lifetime Mira. $9,805 6.8% 1 $9,805 $144,601 7/7/06
504 The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl Kino $9,711 2.2% 1 $9,711 $449,707 3/18/94
505 The Boys of Baraka Think $9,705 3.0% 1 $9,705 $323,860 11/30/05
506 Naked in Ashes Jour $9,690 13.4% 1 $9,690 $72,073 10/21/05
507 If I Die Tonight Indic. $9,646 47.7% 2 $4,823 $20,214 7/31/09
508 Kumare KL $9,601 7.3% 1 $9,601 $132,160 6/20/12
509 The Business of Being Born ICir $9,574 13.7% 1 $9,574 $69,991 1/9/08
510 High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music Tara $9,571 18.0% 1 $9,571 $53,319 4/29/94
511 Catwalk Arro. $9,560 33.3% 1 $9,560 $28,672 2/16/96
512 Beyond the Mat Lions $9,532 0.5% 1 $9,532 $2,053,648 10/22/99
513 What Would Jesus Buy? WarP $9,527 4.8% 1 $9,527 $200,010 11/16/07
514 Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion AL $9,482 1.6% 1 $9,482 $578,241 9/19/03
515 Through a Lens Darkly FRun $9,456 21.3% 1 $9,456 $44,409 8/27/14
516 Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky in Our Times FRun $9,442 3.2% 1 $9,442 $290,767 11/22/02
517 Stevie Lions $9,383 9.1% 4 $2,345 $103,401 3/28/03
518 Spark: A Burning Man Story P/FB $9,366 7.8% 2 $4,683 $120,459 8/16/13
519 War Photographer FRun $9,327 15.3% 1 $9,327 $61,040 6/19/02
520 American Dream Mira. $9,291 3.4% 2 $4,645 $269,823 3/18/92
521 Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary FRun $9,283 24.6% 1 $9,283 $37,731 2/1/13
522 Limelight Magn. $9,259 15.3% 1 $9,259 $60,335 9/23/11
523 Dare Not Walk Alone Indic. $9,259 17.7% 3 $3,086 $52,166 4/25/08
524 Herb & Dorothy Arth. $9,242 4.7% 2 $4,621 $194,721 6/5/09
525 Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, The Mistress and the Tangerine Zeit. $9,220 9.6% 1 $9,220 $95,865 6/25/08
526 Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary SPC $9,216 2.4% 1 $9,216 $378,382 1/24/03
527 How to Make Money Selling Drugs Trib. $9,202 23.5% 5 $1,840 $39,192 6/26/13
528 The Pervert's Guide to Ideology Zeit. $9,165 13.5% 1 $9,165 $67,966 11/1/13
529 Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul Strand $9,161 13.0% 1 $9,161 $70,685 6/9/06
530 Manufactured Landscapes Zeit. $9,129 3.8% 1 $9,129 $240,239 6/20/07
531 Decoding Deepak SF $9,100 100.0% 3 $3,033 $9,100 10/5/12
532 Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt Palm $9,098 7.0% 1 $9,098 $129,988 12/2/05
533 Visitors (2014) Cdgm. $9,094 10.8% 1 $9,094 $84,577 1/24/14
534 2012: Time for Change Mang. $9,009 13.2% 1 $9,009 $68,339 4/9/10
535 Fellini: I'm a Born Liar First $8,981 8.4% 1 $8,981 $106,686 4/2/03
536 The Five Obstructions Koch $8,940 5.4% 1 $8,940 $165,845 5/26/04
537 Last Call at the Oasis ATO $8,899 21.0% 3 $2,966 $42,423 5/4/12
538 Show Business Reg. $8,829 5.8% 1 $8,829 $151,792 5/11/07
539 Love Etc. Pala. $8,781 20.1% 2 $4,391 $43,593 7/1/11
540 Orgasm Inc. FRun $8,773 17.9% 2 $4,387 $49,001 2/11/11
541 The Ghosts In Our Machine GMI $8,756 42.3% 1 $8,756 $20,709 11/8/13
542 Finding Joe Bal. $8,753 15.8% 1 $8,753 $55,518 9/30/11
543 How to Cook Your Life RAtt. $8,741 10.0% 4 $2,185 $87,370 10/26/07
544 Future of Food Libre $8,721 10.7% 2 $4,360 $81,280 9/14/05
545 Giuliani Time Libre $8,661 39.4% 1 $8,661 $21,967 5/12/06
546 Road Scholar Gold. $8,635 1.4% 1 $8,635 $597,564 7/16/93
547 Bus 174 Think $8,625 4.0% 1 $8,625 $217,201 10/8/03
548 The Take Icar. $8,625 28.4% 1 $8,625 $30,380 9/22/04
549 Gotta Dance Mitro. $8,576 34.2% 1 $8,576 $25,108 7/31/09
550 This So-Called Disaster IFC $8,435 3.7% 1 $8,435 $226,658 4/21/04
551 Touch the Sound Shad. $8,435 4.8% 3 $2,811 $176,801 9/7/05
552 Mandela Palm $8,413 20.0% 8 $1,051 $42,056 3/21/97
553 Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity TFC $8,406 43.4% 1 $8,406 $19,377 9/10/14
554 Praying with Lior FRun $8,401 10.2% 1 $8,401 $82,553 2/1/08
555 A Man Named Pearl Tent. $8,378 4.0% 3 $2,792 $208,392 8/31/07
556 Deep Blue Mira. $8,373 6.3% 2 $4,186 $132,261 6/3/05
557 Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey OrionC $8,335 3.3% 1 $8,335 $253,311 8/25/95
558 Troublesome Creek: A Midwestern AL $8,318 5.9% 1 $8,318 $140,000 1/3/97
559 Bhutto FRun $8,275 8.3% 2 $4,138 $100,202 12/3/10
560 Oh My God? Mitro. $8,263 21.6% 3 $2,754 $38,244 11/13/09
561 Been Rich All My Life FRun $8,252 22.7% 1 $8,252 $36,406 7/21/06
562 The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till Think $8,230 4.0% 1 $8,230 $204,956 8/17/05
563 Pray the Devil Back to Hell Bal. $8,227 9.1% 1 $8,227 $90,066 11/7/08
564 Hava Nagila (The Movie) ICir $8,218 2.2% 1 $8,218 $370,218 3/1/13
565 Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope WHE $8,203 23.7% 3 $2,734 $34,665 4/6/12
566 Pressure Cooker BevP $8,151 18.2% 1 $8,151 $44,803 5/27/09
567 Ballot Measure 9 Zeit. $8,143 15.1% 1 $8,143 $53,819 3/31/95
568 Saving Marriage Reg. $8,044 43.0% 2 $4,022 $18,720 10/17/08
569 Teenage Osci. $8,000 19.9% 1 $8,000 $40,169 3/14/14
570 Andre Gregory: Before and After Dinner CGld $7,980 18.6% 1 $7,980 $42,892 4/3/13
571 Our Brand Is Crisis Koch $7,970 4.8% 1 $7,970 $166,750 3/1/06
572 Crazy Horse Zipp. $7,963 5.0% 1 $7,963 $157,782 1/18/12
573 Ain't In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm KL $7,937 7.0% 1 $7,937 $113,966 4/19/13
574 Billy the Kid Elep. $7,923 15.0% 1 $7,923 $52,823 12/5/07
575 The Interrupters CGld $7,920 2.8% 1 $7,920 $282,448 7/29/11
576 American Mustang Vita. $7,906 16.2% 1 $7,906 $48,700 1/17/14
577 Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story ICir $7,882 7.0% 1 $7,882 $112,679 5/4/12
578 The Turandot Project Zeit. $7,877 23.5% 2 $3,938 $33,504 8/10/01
579 Paper Dolls Strand $7,870 21.5% 3 $2,623 $36,577 9/6/06
580 Budrus Bal. $7,819 11.4% 1 $7,819 $68,353 10/8/10
581 Zoo Think $7,811 11.2% 1 $7,811 $69,770 4/25/07
582 Collapse Vita. $7,800 16.6% 1 $7,800 $46,964 11/6/09
583 Somewhere Between Long Shot $7,799 3.7% 1 $7,799 $210,975 8/24/12
584 Favela Rising Moch. $7,768 39.3% 1 $7,768 $19,781 6/2/06
585 Watermark EOne $7,724 9.1% 2 $3,862 $84,464 4/4/14
586 A Walk to Beautiful Engel $7,718 100.0% 1 $7,718 $7,718 2/8/08
587 Meeting Resistance ICir $7,712 37.4% 2 $3,856 $20,616 10/19/07
588 Guest of Cindy Sherman Trela $7,685 28.4% 1 $7,685 $27,052 3/27/09
589 American Meat LB $7,659 71.9% 1 $7,659 $10,650 4/12/13
590 Meet the Fokkens KL $7,628 24.8% 1 $7,628 $30,810 8/8/12
591 Martha and Ethel SPC $7,622 8.3% 2 $3,811 $91,874 2/3/95
592 Hands on a Hard Body Prov. $7,607 1.4% 1 $7,607 $563,482 7/10/98
593 Word Wars 7Art $7,559 6.8% 1 $7,559 $110,617 5/28/04
594 Sir! No Sir! Bal. $7,547 6.5% 2 $3,773 $116,944 4/7/06
595 Big Men Abr. $7,539 13.4% 1 $7,539 $56,286 3/14/14
596 Who Gets to Call It Art? Palm $7,520 27.5% 1 $7,520 $27,344 2/1/06
597 Making the Boys FRun $7,513 22.5% 1 $7,513 $33,443 3/11/11
598 That Man: Peter Berlin Gori. $7,511 13.6% 1 $7,511 $55,398 1/13/06
599 Bounce: Behind the Velvet Rope AL $7,502 85.5% 1 $7,502 $8,779 9/7/01
600 Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple 7Art $7,482 5.0% 1 $7,482 $148,292 10/20/06
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, #1101-1131

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


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UPCOMING RELEASES
Title (click to view)StudioRelease Date
American Meat LB 4/12/13
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