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, #1101-1170
RankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total
Gross
Release
Date
501 American Swing Magn. $10,174 33.7% 1 $10,174 $30,156 3/27/09
502 Carmen Miranda: Bananas Is My Business IntC $10,170 70.0% 1 $10,170 $14,528 7/5/95
503 The Missing Picture Strand $10,148 19.5% 5 $2,030 $52,164 3/19/14
504 Constantine's Sword FRun $10,131 5.6% 2 $5,065 $179,507 4/18/08
505 The Highest Pass Libre $10,125 49.7% 2 $5,063 $20,386 4/27/12
506 Bonhoeffer FRun $10,099 3.4% 1 $10,099 $296,131 6/20/03
507 I Am Pala. $10,092 0.6% 1 $10,092 $1,591,034 2/18/11
508 National Gallery Zipp. $10,049 4.6% 1 $10,049 $219,371 11/5/14
509 Leviathan (2013) CGld $10,000 13.1% 1 $10,000 $76,211 3/1/13
510 Patti Smith: Dream of Life Palm $9,993 32.3% 1 $9,993 $30,918 8/6/08
511 Hannari - Geisha Modern Saku. $9,930 66.3% 1 $9,930 $14,974 11/17/06
512 Full-Tilt Boogie Mira. $9,895 64.6% 6 $1,649 $15,313 7/31/98
513 Sweetgrass CGld $9,870 4.8% 1 $9,870 $207,473 1/6/10
514 Mondovino Think $9,840 4.7% 1 $9,840 $209,618 3/23/05
515 An Unreasonable Man IFC $9,813 5.6% 1 $9,813 $176,647 1/31/07
516 Waste Land Arth. $9,806 5.2% 1 $9,806 $187,716 10/29/10
517 Once in a Lifetime Mira. $9,805 6.8% 1 $9,805 $144,601 7/7/06
518 The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl Kino $9,711 2.2% 1 $9,711 $449,707 3/18/94
519 The Boys of Baraka Think $9,705 3.0% 1 $9,705 $323,860 11/30/05
520 Naked in Ashes Jour $9,690 13.4% 1 $9,690 $72,073 10/21/05
521 If I Die Tonight Indic. $9,646 47.7% 2 $4,823 $20,214 7/31/09
522 Kumare KL $9,601 7.3% 1 $9,601 $132,160 6/20/12
523 The Business of Being Born ICir $9,574 13.7% 1 $9,574 $69,991 1/9/08
524 High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music Tara $9,571 18.0% 1 $9,571 $53,319 4/29/94
525 Catwalk Arro. $9,560 33.3% 1 $9,560 $28,672 2/16/96
526 Beyond the Mat Lions $9,532 0.5% 1 $9,532 $2,053,648 10/22/99
527 What Would Jesus Buy? WarP $9,527 4.8% 1 $9,527 $200,010 11/16/07
528 Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion AL $9,482 1.6% 1 $9,482 $578,241 9/19/03
529 Through a Lens Darkly FRun $9,456 14.5% 1 $9,456 $65,169 8/27/14
530 Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky in Our Times FRun $9,442 3.2% 1 $9,442 $290,767 11/22/02
531 Stations of the Elevated APD/C $9,423 33.0% 1 $9,423 $28,516 10/17/14
532 Stevie Lions $9,383 9.1% 4 $2,345 $103,401 3/28/03
533 Spark: A Burning Man Story P/FB $9,366 7.8% 2 $4,683 $120,459 8/16/13
534 The Search for General Tso IFC $9,336 25.4% 2 $4,668 $36,800 1/2/15
535 War Photographer FRun $9,327 15.3% 1 $9,327 $61,040 6/19/02
536 American Dream Mira. $9,291 3.4% 2 $4,645 $269,823 3/18/92
537 Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary FRun $9,283 24.6% 1 $9,283 $37,731 2/1/13
538 Limelight Magn. $9,259 15.3% 1 $9,259 $60,335 9/23/11
539 Dare Not Walk Alone Indic. $9,259 17.7% 3 $3,086 $52,166 4/25/08
540 Herb & Dorothy Arth. $9,242 4.7% 2 $4,621 $194,721 6/5/09
541 Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, The Mistress and the Tangerine Zeit. $9,220 9.6% 1 $9,220 $95,865 6/25/08
542 Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary SPC $9,216 2.4% 1 $9,216 $378,382 1/24/03
543 How to Make Money Selling Drugs Trib. $9,202 23.5% 5 $1,840 $39,192 6/26/13
544 The Pervert's Guide to Ideology Zeit. $9,165 13.5% 1 $9,165 $67,966 11/1/13
545 Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul Strand $9,161 13.0% 1 $9,161 $70,685 6/9/06
546 Manufactured Landscapes Zeit. $9,129 3.8% 1 $9,129 $240,239 6/20/07
547 Decoding Deepak SF $9,100 100.0% 3 $3,033 $9,100 10/5/12
548 Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt Palm $9,098 7.0% 1 $9,098 $129,988 12/2/05
549 Visitors (2014) Cdgm. $9,094 10.8% 1 $9,094 $84,577 1/24/14
550 Happy Valley (2014) MBox $9,047 37.9% 4 $2,262 $23,868 11/21/14
551 2012: Time for Change Mang. $9,009 13.2% 1 $9,009 $68,339 4/9/10
552 Fellini: I'm a Born Liar First $8,981 8.4% 1 $8,981 $106,686 4/2/03
553 The Five Obstructions Koch $8,940 5.4% 1 $8,940 $165,845 5/26/04
554 Last Call at the Oasis ATO $8,899 21.0% 3 $2,966 $42,423 5/4/12
555 Show Business Reg. $8,829 5.8% 1 $8,829 $151,792 5/11/07
556 Love Etc. Pala. $8,781 20.1% 2 $4,391 $43,593 7/1/11
557 Orgasm Inc. FRun $8,773 17.9% 2 $4,387 $49,001 2/11/11
558 The Ghosts In Our Machine GMI $8,756 42.3% 1 $8,756 $20,709 11/8/13
559 Finding Joe Bal. $8,753 15.8% 1 $8,753 $55,518 9/30/11
560 How to Cook Your Life RAtt. $8,741 10.0% 4 $2,185 $87,370 10/26/07
561 Future of Food Libre $8,721 10.7% 2 $4,360 $81,280 9/14/05
562 Giuliani Time Libre $8,661 39.4% 1 $8,661 $21,967 5/12/06
563 The Principle RM $8,657 20.7% 1 $8,657 $41,874 10/24/14
564 Road Scholar Gold. $8,635 1.4% 1 $8,635 $597,564 7/16/93
565 Bus 174 Think $8,625 4.0% 1 $8,625 $217,201 10/8/03
566 The Take Icar. $8,625 28.4% 1 $8,625 $30,380 9/22/04
567 Gotta Dance Mitro. $8,576 34.2% 1 $8,576 $25,108 7/31/09
568 This So-Called Disaster IFC $8,435 3.7% 1 $8,435 $226,658 4/21/04
569 Touch the Sound Shad. $8,435 4.8% 3 $2,811 $176,801 9/7/05
570 Mandela Palm $8,413 20.0% 8 $1,051 $42,056 3/21/97
571 Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity TFC $8,406 34.1% 1 $8,406 $24,630 9/10/14
572 Praying with Lior FRun $8,401 10.2% 1 $8,401 $82,553 2/1/08
573 A Man Named Pearl Tent. $8,378 4.0% 3 $2,792 $208,392 8/31/07
574 Deep Blue Mira. $8,373 6.3% 2 $4,186 $132,261 6/3/05
575 The Homestretch KF $8,373 48.4% 1 $8,373 $17,306 9/12/14
576 Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey OrionC $8,335 3.3% 1 $8,335 $253,311 8/25/95
577 Troublesome Creek: A Midwestern AL $8,318 5.9% 1 $8,318 $140,000 1/3/97
578 Bhutto FRun $8,275 8.3% 2 $4,138 $100,202 12/3/10
579 Oh My God? Mitro. $8,263 21.6% 3 $2,754 $38,244 11/13/09
580 Been Rich All My Life FRun $8,252 22.7% 1 $8,252 $36,406 7/21/06
581 The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till Think $8,230 4.0% 1 $8,230 $204,956 8/17/05
582 Pray the Devil Back to Hell Bal. $8,227 9.1% 1 $8,227 $90,066 11/7/08
583 Hava Nagila (The Movie) ICir $8,218 2.2% 1 $8,218 $370,218 3/1/13
584 Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope WHE $8,203 23.7% 3 $2,734 $34,665 4/6/12
585 Pressure Cooker BevP $8,151 18.2% 1 $8,151 $44,803 5/27/09
586 Ballot Measure 9 Zeit. $8,143 15.1% 1 $8,143 $53,819 3/31/95
587 Saving Marriage Reg. $8,044 43.0% 2 $4,022 $18,720 10/17/08
588 Teenage Osci. $8,000 19.9% 1 $8,000 $40,169 3/14/14
589 Andre Gregory: Before and After Dinner CGld $7,980 18.6% 1 $7,980 $42,892 4/3/13
590 Our Brand Is Crisis Koch $7,970 4.8% 1 $7,970 $166,750 3/1/06
591 Crazy Horse Zipp. $7,963 5.0% 1 $7,963 $157,782 1/18/12
592 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
593 Billy the Kid Elep. $7,923 15.0% 1 $7,923 $52,823 12/5/07
594 The Interrupters CGld $7,920 2.8% 1 $7,920 $282,448 7/29/11
595 American Mustang Vita. $7,906 16.2% 1 $7,906 $48,700 1/17/14
596 Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story ICir $7,882 7.0% 1 $7,882 $112,679 5/4/12
597 The Turandot Project Zeit. $7,877 23.5% 2 $3,938 $33,504 8/10/01
598 Paper Dolls Strand $7,870 21.5% 3 $2,623 $36,577 9/6/06
599 Budrus Bal. $7,819 11.4% 1 $7,819 $68,353 10/8/10
600 Zoo Think $7,811 11.2% 1 $7,811 $69,770 4/25/07
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, #1101-1170

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


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UPCOMING RELEASES
Title (click to view)StudioRelease Date
Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme Palm 7/16/04
Above and Beyond ICir 1/30/15
Ballet 422 Magn. 2/6/15
The Other Man: F.W. de Klerk and the End of Apartheid in South Africa FRun 2/6/15
Farewell to Hollywood ICir 2/25/15
Deli Man Cohen 2/27/15
My Life Directed RTWC 2/27/15
Merchants of Doubt SPC 3/6/15
The Salt of the Earth SPC 3/27/15
Lambert & Stamp SPC 4/3/15
Monkey Kingdom BV 4/17/15
Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary RTWC 4/24/15
Sunshine Superman Magn. 5/22/15
Hillsong - Let Hope Rise WB TBD