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
RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total
Gross
Release
Date
901 188 Undefeated (2012) Wein. $33,165 5.9% 5 $6,633 $562,218 2/17/12
902 483 Chop Suey Zeit. $10,472 5.8% 1 $10,472 $179,914 10/5/01
903 546 Show Business Reg. $8,829 5.8% 1 $8,829 $151,792 5/11/07
904 43 The September Issue RAtt. $220,633 5.8% 6 $36,772 $3,820,067 8/28/09
905 812 Bright Leaves FRun $4,485 5.8% 1 $4,485 $77,888 8/25/04
906 75 It Might Get Loud SPC $92,679 5.8% 7 $13,240 $1,610,163 8/14/09
907 994 Louder Than a Bomb Bal. $2,300 5.7% 1 $2,300 $40,362 5/18/11
908 261 Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy Mael. $23,865 5.7% 2 $11,932 $421,516 11/30/01
909 13 March of the Penguins WIP $4,382,340 5.7% 695 $6,305 $77,437,223 7/22/05
910 498 Constantine's Sword FRun $10,131 5.6% 2 $5,065 $179,507 4/18/08
911 232 Act of Killing Drft. $27,450 5.6% 1 $27,450 $486,919 7/19/13
912 48 Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work IFC $164,351 5.6% 7 $23,479 $2,930,687 6/11/10
913 441 Neil Young Journeys SPC $12,025 5.6% 3 $4,008 $215,026 6/29/12
914 411 Gerhard Richter Painting KL $13,537 5.6% 1 $13,537 $242,646 3/14/12
915 470 Mondo New York 4&B $10,752 5.6% 1 $10,752 $193,209 4/22/88
916 175 Jodorowsky's Dune SPC $36,018 5.6% 3 $12,006 $647,280 3/21/14
917 508 An Unreasonable Man IFC $9,813 5.6% 1 $9,813 $176,647 1/31/07
918 623 Until the Light Takes Us Vari. $7,246 5.6% 1 $7,246 $130,441 12/4/09
919 932 A Trip to the Moon/The Extraordinary Voyage FA $2,915 5.5% 3 $972 $52,986 2/10/12
920 217 Trouble the Water Zeit. $28,606 5.5% 3 $9,535 $520,151 8/22/08
921 544 The Five Obstructions Koch $8,940 5.4% 1 $8,940 $165,845 5/26/04
922 422 El Bulli: Cooking in Progress AM $12,756 5.4% 1 $12,756 $237,181 7/27/11
923 905 Crime After Crime LSF $3,215 5.3% 1 $3,215 $60,291 7/1/11
924 1134 Act of God Zeit. $522 5.2% 1 $522 $9,955 7/31/09
925 509 Waste Land Arth. $9,806 5.2% 1 $9,806 $187,716 10/29/10
926 47 Exit Through the Gift Shop PDA $170,756 5.2% 8 $21,345 $3,291,250 4/16/10
927 182 Anvil! The Story of Anvil Abr. $34,651 5.2% 3 $11,550 $667,911 4/10/09
928 177 Wigstock: The Movie Gold. $35,563 5.2% 3 $11,854 $686,152 6/9/95
929 837 Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus Shad. $4,095 5.1% 1 $4,095 $79,916 7/13/05
930 896 Darshan IFC $3,360 5.1% 1 $3,360 $66,032 7/26/06
931 872 Runaway Slave RM $3,626 5.1% 1 $3,626 $71,737 7/6/12
932 581 Crazy Horse Zipp. $7,963 5.0% 1 $7,963 $157,782 1/18/12
933 609 Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple 7Art $7,482 5.0% 1 $7,482 $148,292 10/20/06
934 924 The Trials of Muhammad Ali KL $2,980 5.0% 1 $2,980 $59,081 8/23/13
935 737 Best Worst Movie Abr. $5,503 5.0% 1 $5,503 $109,895 4/23/10
936 736 Killing Kasztner SkyI $5,513 4.9% 1 $5,513 $112,313 10/23/09
937 646 Good Ol' Freda Magn. $6,798 4.9% 1 $6,798 $138,811 9/6/13
938 299 The Last Days Oct. $20,492 4.9% 3 $6,830 $421,432 2/5/99
939 144 American Teen ParV $45,589 4.8% 5 $9,118 $942,441 7/25/08
940 432 The War Tapes SenA $12,268 4.8% 1 $12,268 $254,190 6/2/06
941 444 Enlighten Up! Bal. $11,799 4.8% 1 $11,799 $246,649 9/12/08
942 489 Chris & Don. A Love Story Zeit. $10,337 4.8% 2 $5,169 $216,110 6/13/08
943 580 Our Brand Is Crisis Koch $7,970 4.8% 1 $7,970 $166,750 3/1/06
944 559 Touch the Sound Shad. $8,435 4.8% 3 $2,811 $176,801 9/7/05
945 952 Farmageddon KMP $2,699 4.8% 1 $2,699 $56,573 6/17/11
946 520 What Would Jesus Buy? WarP $9,527 4.8% 1 $9,527 $200,010 11/16/07
947 506 Sweetgrass CGld $9,870 4.8% 1 $9,870 $207,473 1/6/10
948 258 Mr. Death Lions $24,125 4.7% 3 $8,041 $507,941 12/29/99
949 532 Herb & Dorothy Arth. $9,242 4.7% 2 $4,621 $194,721 6/5/09
950 140 First Position IFC $48,024 4.7% 5 $9,605 $1,014,071 5/4/12
951 224 Powaqqatsi Can. $27,899 4.7% 1 $27,899 $589,244 4/29/88
952 85 Girl Rising Gathr $81,640 4.7% 34 $2,401 $1,727,259 3/7/13
953 1111 So Much So Fast Bal. $1,015 4.7% 1 $1,015 $21,525 10/11/06
954 682 Stolen ICir $6,250 4.7% 1 $6,250 $132,596 4/19/06
955 320 End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones Magn. $18,422 4.7% 1 $18,422 $391,950 8/20/04
956 507 Mondovino Think $9,840 4.7% 1 $9,840 $209,618 3/23/05
957 1035 Yiddish Theater: A Love Story NLov. $1,886 4.7% 1 $1,886 $40,182 11/21/07
958 353 Broadway: The Golden Age Da. $16,524 4.7% 2 $8,262 $353,580 6/11/04
959 1000 Shakespeare Behind Bars ICir $2,253 4.6% 1 $2,253 $48,594 3/10/06
960 897 Body of War FSC $3,321 4.6% 1 $3,321 $71,716 3/7/08
961 348 When Comedy Went to School ICir $17,001 4.6% 5 $3,400 $369,065 7/31/13
962 92 Senna PDA $73,497 4.6% 2 $36,749 $1,612,430 8/12/11
963 378 Kings of Pastry FRun $15,162 4.5% 2 $7,581 $336,386 9/15/10
964 1003 Pianomania FRun $2,238 4.5% 1 $2,238 $49,852 5/27/11
965 784 Bettie Page Reveals All MBox $4,846 4.5% 1 $4,846 $108,118 11/22/13
966 29 Super Size Me IDP $516,641 4.5% 41 $12,601 $11,536,423 5/7/04
967 338 Detropia LF $17,414 4.5% 1 $17,414 $390,024 9/7/12
968 186 For All Mankind Apol. $33,777 4.4% 6 $5,629 $770,132 11/1/89
969 170 Sharkwater Free $37,140 4.4% 60 $619 $850,920 9/28/07
970 1063 Twist (1993) Trit $1,589 4.3% 1 $1,589 $36,875 7/16/93
971 414 West of Memphis SPC $13,360 4.3% 5 $2,672 $310,154 12/25/12
972 774 See What I'm Saying: The Deaf Entertainers Documentary WP $4,996 4.2% 1 $4,996 $118,206 3/19/10
973 306 The Flat IFC $19,916 4.2% 3 $6,639 $471,842 10/19/12
974 108 Finding Vivian Maier IFC $63,600 4.2% 3 $21,200 $1,509,131 3/28/14
975 864 The Cartel MP $3,694 4.2% 2 $1,847 $87,763 4/16/10
976 693 Narco Cultura Cdgm. $6,093 4.2% 1 $6,093 $145,088 11/22/13
977 664 Horse Boy Zeit. $6,554 4.2% 3 $2,185 $156,612 9/30/09
978 477 Dancemaker AL $10,594 4.1% 3 $3,531 $256,780 3/3/99
979 135 Shut Up and Sing Wein. $50,103 4.1% 4 $12,525 $1,215,045 10/27/06
980 1057 Addiction Incorporated Vari. $1,629 4.1% 1 $1,629 $40,106 12/14/11
981 563 A Man Named Pearl Tent. $8,378 4.0% 3 $2,792 $208,392 8/31/07
982 571 The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till Think $8,230 4.0% 1 $8,230 $204,956 8/17/05
983 291 A Great Day in Harlem Castle $21,078 4.0% 1 $21,078 $527,034 2/17/95
984 672 Gigantic: A Tale of Two Johns Cow. $6,411 4.0% 1 $6,411 $160,621 5/23/03
985 464 Taxi to the Dark Side Think $10,930 4.0% 2 $5,465 $274,661 1/18/08
986 555 Bus 174 Think $8,625 4.0% 1 $8,625 $217,201 10/8/03
987 99 Every Little Step SPC $68,504 4.0% 8 $8,563 $1,725,141 4/17/09
988 827 Carlos Castaneda: Enigma of a Sorcerer Indic. $4,236 4.0% 2 $2,118 $107,040 3/5/04
989 472 Paradise Lost CThnk $10,740 3.9% 1 $10,740 $272,750 9/20/96
990 342 Sketches of Frank Gehry SPC $17,239 3.9% 2 $8,619 $439,309 5/12/06
991 677 Nanking Think $6,316 3.9% 1 $6,316 $161,182 12/12/07
992 446 42 Up FRun $11,599 3.9% 1 $11,599 $300,880 11/17/99
993 42 The Aristocrats Think $243,796 3.8% 4 $60,949 $6,377,461 7/29/05
994 491 Surfwise Magn. $10,304 3.8% 1 $10,304 $269,994 5/9/08
995 538 Manufactured Landscapes Zeit. $9,129 3.8% 1 $9,129 $240,239 6/20/07
996 143 Metallica: Some Kind of Monster IFC $46,359 3.8% 3 $15,453 $1,222,708 7/9/04
997 120 Murderball Think $57,286 3.7% 8 $7,160 $1,531,154 7/8/05
998 558 This So-Called Disaster IFC $8,435 3.7% 1 $8,435 $226,658 4/21/04
999 126 Why We Fight SPC $53,571 3.7% 6 $8,928 $1,439,972 1/20/06
1000 371 In the Realms of the Unreal Wells $15,477 3.7% 3 $5,159 $417,120 12/22/04
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
Blockade Icar. 3/14/07
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