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, #1101-1148
RankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total
Gross
Release
Date
501 I Am Pala. $10,092 0.6% 1 $10,092 $1,591,034 2/18/11
502 Leviathan (2013) CGld $10,000 13.1% 1 $10,000 $76,211 3/1/13
503 Patti Smith: Dream of Life Palm $9,993 32.3% 1 $9,993 $30,918 8/6/08
504 Hannari - Geisha Modern Saku. $9,930 66.3% 1 $9,930 $14,974 11/17/06
505 Full-Tilt Boogie Mira. $9,895 64.6% 6 $1,649 $15,313 7/31/98
506 Sweetgrass CGld $9,870 4.8% 1 $9,870 $207,473 1/6/10
507 Mondovino Think $9,840 4.7% 1 $9,840 $209,618 3/23/05
508 An Unreasonable Man IFC $9,813 5.6% 1 $9,813 $176,647 1/31/07
509 Waste Land Arth. $9,806 5.2% 1 $9,806 $187,716 10/29/10
510 Once in a Lifetime Mira. $9,805 6.8% 1 $9,805 $144,601 7/7/06
511 The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl Kino $9,711 2.2% 1 $9,711 $449,707 3/18/94
512 The Boys of Baraka Think $9,705 3.0% 1 $9,705 $323,860 11/30/05
513 Naked in Ashes Jour $9,690 13.4% 1 $9,690 $72,073 10/21/05
514 If I Die Tonight Indic. $9,646 47.7% 2 $4,823 $20,214 7/31/09
515 Kumare KL $9,601 7.3% 1 $9,601 $132,160 6/20/12
516 The Business of Being Born ICir $9,574 13.7% 1 $9,574 $69,991 1/9/08
517 High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music Tara $9,571 18.0% 1 $9,571 $53,319 4/29/94
518 Catwalk Arro. $9,560 33.3% 1 $9,560 $28,672 2/16/96
519 Beyond the Mat Lions $9,532 0.5% 1 $9,532 $2,053,648 10/22/99
520 What Would Jesus Buy? WarP $9,527 4.8% 1 $9,527 $200,010 11/16/07
521 Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion AL $9,482 1.6% 1 $9,482 $578,241 9/19/03
522 Through a Lens Darkly FRun $9,456 17.9% 1 $9,456 $52,862 8/27/14
523 Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky in Our Times FRun $9,442 3.2% 1 $9,442 $290,767 11/22/02
524 Stations of the Elevated APD/C $9,423 49.2% 1 $9,423 $19,138 10/17/14
525 Stevie Lions $9,383 9.1% 4 $2,345 $103,401 3/28/03
526 Spark: A Burning Man Story P/FB $9,366 7.8% 2 $4,683 $120,459 8/16/13
527 War Photographer FRun $9,327 15.3% 1 $9,327 $61,040 6/19/02
528 American Dream Mira. $9,291 3.4% 2 $4,645 $269,823 3/18/92
529 Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary FRun $9,283 24.6% 1 $9,283 $37,731 2/1/13
530 Limelight Magn. $9,259 15.3% 1 $9,259 $60,335 9/23/11
531 Dare Not Walk Alone Indic. $9,259 17.7% 3 $3,086 $52,166 4/25/08
532 Herb & Dorothy Arth. $9,242 4.7% 2 $4,621 $194,721 6/5/09
533 Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, The Mistress and the Tangerine Zeit. $9,220 9.6% 1 $9,220 $95,865 6/25/08
534 Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary SPC $9,216 2.4% 1 $9,216 $378,382 1/24/03
535 How to Make Money Selling Drugs Trib. $9,202 23.5% 5 $1,840 $39,192 6/26/13
536 The Pervert's Guide to Ideology Zeit. $9,165 13.5% 1 $9,165 $67,966 11/1/13
537 Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul Strand $9,161 13.0% 1 $9,161 $70,685 6/9/06
538 Manufactured Landscapes Zeit. $9,129 3.8% 1 $9,129 $240,239 6/20/07
539 Decoding Deepak SF $9,100 100.0% 3 $3,033 $9,100 10/5/12
540 Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt Palm $9,098 7.0% 1 $9,098 $129,988 12/2/05
541 Visitors (2014) Cdgm. $9,094 10.8% 1 $9,094 $84,577 1/24/14
542 2012: Time for Change Mang. $9,009 13.2% 1 $9,009 $68,339 4/9/10
543 Fellini: I'm a Born Liar First $8,981 8.4% 1 $8,981 $106,686 4/2/03
544 The Five Obstructions Koch $8,940 5.4% 1 $8,940 $165,845 5/26/04
545 Last Call at the Oasis ATO $8,899 21.0% 3 $2,966 $42,423 5/4/12
546 Show Business Reg. $8,829 5.8% 1 $8,829 $151,792 5/11/07
547 Love Etc. Pala. $8,781 20.1% 2 $4,391 $43,593 7/1/11
548 Orgasm Inc. FRun $8,773 17.9% 2 $4,387 $49,001 2/11/11
549 The Ghosts In Our Machine GMI $8,756 42.3% 1 $8,756 $20,709 11/8/13
550 Finding Joe Bal. $8,753 15.8% 1 $8,753 $55,518 9/30/11
551 How to Cook Your Life RAtt. $8,741 10.0% 4 $2,185 $87,370 10/26/07
552 Future of Food Libre $8,721 10.7% 2 $4,360 $81,280 9/14/05
553 Giuliani Time Libre $8,661 39.4% 1 $8,661 $21,967 5/12/06
554 Road Scholar Gold. $8,635 1.4% 1 $8,635 $597,564 7/16/93
555 Bus 174 Think $8,625 4.0% 1 $8,625 $217,201 10/8/03
556 The Take Icar. $8,625 28.4% 1 $8,625 $30,380 9/22/04
557 Gotta Dance Mitro. $8,576 34.2% 1 $8,576 $25,108 7/31/09
558 This So-Called Disaster IFC $8,435 3.7% 1 $8,435 $226,658 4/21/04
559 Touch the Sound Shad. $8,435 4.8% 3 $2,811 $176,801 9/7/05
560 Mandela Palm $8,413 20.0% 8 $1,051 $42,056 3/21/97
561 Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity TFC $8,406 34.1% 1 $8,406 $24,630 9/10/14
562 Praying with Lior FRun $8,401 10.2% 1 $8,401 $82,553 2/1/08
563 A Man Named Pearl Tent. $8,378 4.0% 3 $2,792 $208,392 8/31/07
564 Deep Blue Mira. $8,373 6.3% 2 $4,186 $132,261 6/3/05
565 The Homestretch KF $8,373 48.4% 1 $8,373 $17,306 9/12/14
566 Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey OrionC $8,335 3.3% 1 $8,335 $253,311 8/25/95
567 Troublesome Creek: A Midwestern AL $8,318 5.9% 1 $8,318 $140,000 1/3/97
568 Bhutto FRun $8,275 8.3% 2 $4,138 $100,202 12/3/10
569 Oh My God? Mitro. $8,263 21.6% 3 $2,754 $38,244 11/13/09
570 Been Rich All My Life FRun $8,252 22.7% 1 $8,252 $36,406 7/21/06
571 The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till Think $8,230 4.0% 1 $8,230 $204,956 8/17/05
572 Pray the Devil Back to Hell Bal. $8,227 9.1% 1 $8,227 $90,066 11/7/08
573 Hava Nagila (The Movie) ICir $8,218 2.2% 1 $8,218 $370,218 3/1/13
574 Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope WHE $8,203 23.7% 3 $2,734 $34,665 4/6/12
575 Pressure Cooker BevP $8,151 18.2% 1 $8,151 $44,803 5/27/09
576 Ballot Measure 9 Zeit. $8,143 15.1% 1 $8,143 $53,819 3/31/95
577 Saving Marriage Reg. $8,044 43.0% 2 $4,022 $18,720 10/17/08
578 Teenage Osci. $8,000 19.9% 1 $8,000 $40,169 3/14/14
579 Andre Gregory: Before and After Dinner CGld $7,980 18.6% 1 $7,980 $42,892 4/3/13
580 Our Brand Is Crisis Koch $7,970 4.8% 1 $7,970 $166,750 3/1/06
581 Crazy Horse Zipp. $7,963 5.0% 1 $7,963 $157,782 1/18/12
582 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
583 Billy the Kid Elep. $7,923 15.0% 1 $7,923 $52,823 12/5/07
584 The Interrupters CGld $7,920 2.8% 1 $7,920 $282,448 7/29/11
585 American Mustang Vita. $7,906 16.2% 1 $7,906 $48,700 1/17/14
586 Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story ICir $7,882 7.0% 1 $7,882 $112,679 5/4/12
587 The Turandot Project Zeit. $7,877 23.5% 2 $3,938 $33,504 8/10/01
588 Paper Dolls Strand $7,870 21.5% 3 $2,623 $36,577 9/6/06
589 Budrus Bal. $7,819 11.4% 1 $7,819 $68,353 10/8/10
590 Zoo Think $7,811 11.2% 1 $7,811 $69,770 4/25/07
591 Collapse Vita. $7,800 16.6% 1 $7,800 $46,964 11/6/09
592 Somewhere Between Long Shot $7,799 3.7% 1 $7,799 $210,975 8/24/12
593 Favela Rising Moch. $7,768 39.3% 1 $7,768 $19,781 6/2/06
594 Watermark EOne $7,724 9.1% 2 $3,862 $84,464 4/4/14
595 A Walk to Beautiful Engel $7,718 100.0% 1 $7,718 $7,718 2/8/08
596 Meeting Resistance ICir $7,712 37.4% 2 $3,856 $20,616 10/19/07
597 Guest of Cindy Sherman Trela $7,685 28.4% 1 $7,685 $27,052 3/27/09
598 American Meat LB $7,659 71.9% 1 $7,659 $10,650 4/12/13
599 Meet the Fokkens KL $7,628 24.8% 1 $7,628 $30,810 8/8/12
600 Martha and Ethel SPC $7,622 8.3% 2 $3,811 $91,874 2/3/95
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, #1101-1148

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


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UPCOMING RELEASES
Title (click to view)StudioRelease Date
Writer of O Zeit. 5/4/05
Citizenfour RTWC 10/24/14
The Principle RM 10/24/14
Revenge of the Mekons MBox 10/29/14
The Great Invisible RTWC 10/29/14
All You Need Is Love Da. 10/31/14
Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show SD 10/31/14
Magical Universe IFC 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
Remote Area Medical Cdgm. 11/28/14
She's Beautiful When She's Angry ICir 12/5/14
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
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