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, #1101-1126
RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total
Gross
Release
Date
1001 153 Hearts of Darkness Trit $42,992 3.3% 4 $10,748 $1,318,449 11/27/91
1002 513 Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky in Our Times FRun $9,442 3.2% 1 $9,442 $290,767 11/22/02
1003 855 Wild Horse Wild Ride Scre. $3,610 3.2% 1 $3,610 $111,205 8/24/12
1004 270 56 Up FRun $22,088 3.1% 1 $22,088 $701,278 1/4/13
1005 976 Enemies of the People ICir $2,277 3.1% 1 $2,277 $73,171 7/30/10
1006 472 Happy People: A Year in the Taiga MBox $10,481 3.1% 1 $10,481 $338,987 1/25/13
1007 633 The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack Lot47 $6,776 3.0% 1 $6,776 $225,682 8/16/00
1008 502 The Boys of Baraka Think $9,705 3.0% 1 $9,705 $323,860 11/30/05
1009 135 Tim's Vermeer SPC $49,777 3.0% 4 $12,444 $1,671,377 1/31/14
1010 1105 Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust Shad. $630 2.9% 1 $630 $21,507 12/7/07
1011 881 Marwencol CGld $3,276 2.9% 1 $3,276 $112,036 10/8/10
1012 618 The Waiting Room ICir $7,086 2.9% 4 $1,772 $244,951 9/26/12
1013 88 Samsara Osci. $76,222 2.9% 2 $38,111 $2,672,413 8/24/12
1014 376 The Trials of Henry Kissinger FRun $14,667 2.8% 1 $14,667 $516,726 9/25/02
1015 571 The Interrupters CGld $7,920 2.8% 1 $7,920 $282,448 7/29/11
1016 1063 American Casino Argo. $1,397 2.8% 1 $1,397 $50,437 8/14/09
1017 957 The Unforeseen CGld $2,496 2.8% 1 $2,496 $90,287 2/29/08
1018 282 Trembling Before G-d NYer $21,410 2.7% 1 $21,410 $788,896 10/24/01
1019 267 Arctic Tale ParV $22,607 2.7% 4 $5,651 $833,532 7/25/07
1020 213 Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times Magn. $28,911 2.7% 2 $14,456 $1,067,028 6/17/11
1021 1018 Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Romeo Dallaire CalN $1,848 2.7% 1 $1,848 $68,249 5/13/05
1022 259 Fast, Cheap and Out of Control SPC $23,665 2.7% 2 $11,832 $878,960 10/3/97
1023 147 Who Killed the Electric Car? SPC $45,138 2.7% 8 $5,642 $1,678,874 6/28/06
1024 174 Restrepo NGE $35,581 2.7% 2 $17,791 $1,330,894 6/25/10
1025 292 To Be and to Have NYer $20,528 2.6% 3 $6,842 $777,129 9/19/03
1026 54 Cave of Forgotten Dreams IFC $139,101 2.6% 5 $27,820 $5,304,920 4/29/11
1027 851 FLOW: For Love of Water Osci. $3,644 2.6% 1 $3,644 $142,569 3/21/08
1028 112 The Gatekeepers SPC $61,552 2.5% 3 $20,517 $2,415,727 2/1/13
1029 444 The Heart of the Game Mira. $11,251 2.5% 3 $3,750 $445,374 6/9/06
1030 344 Kurt and Courtney Roxie $16,835 2.5% 1 $16,835 $668,228 2/27/98
1031 269 The Imposter IM $22,379 2.5% 1 $22,379 $898,317 7/13/12
1032 1050 Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters Zeit. $1,492 2.5% 1 $1,492 $60,064 11/2/12
1033 92 Unzipped Mira. $71,275 2.5% 2 $35,637 $2,875,086 8/4/95
1034 396 The Weather Underground Shad. $13,984 2.5% 1 $13,984 $564,632 6/4/03
1035 392 La Danse: Le Ballet de L'Opera de Paris Zipp. $14,000 2.5% 1 $14,000 $567,493 11/4/09
1036 358 Dust to Glory IFC $15,757 2.5% 2 $7,878 $640,013 4/1/05
1037 178 Microcosmos Mira. $35,189 2.5% 2 $17,594 $1,433,210 10/9/96
1038 523 Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary SPC $9,216 2.4% 1 $9,216 $378,382 1/24/03
1039 308 The Wonder of It All Indic. $18,988 2.4% 3 $6,329 $781,016 7/17/09
1040 458 I Am Trying to Break Your Heart Cow. $10,776 2.4% 1 $10,776 $445,522 7/26/02
1041 183 Looking for Richard FoxS $33,843 2.4% 2 $16,921 $1,408,575 10/11/96
1042 325 Forks Over Knives Pas. $17,645 2.4% 1 $17,645 $739,561 1/7/11
1043 1119 Carbon Nation CWM $402 2.4% 1 $402 $16,901 5/7/10
1044 1037 Maidentrip FRun $1,622 2.4% 1 $1,622 $68,243 12/20/13
1045 598 For the Bible Tells Me So FRun $7,412 2.4% 1 $7,412 $312,751 10/5/07
1046 935 Ballerina FRun $2,656 2.3% 1 $2,656 $114,507 1/16/09
1047 245 Paper Clips Slow $25,535 2.3% 5 $5,107 $1,121,744 11/24/04
1048 298 Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness ICir $20,247 2.2% 1 $20,247 $906,666 7/8/11
1049 185 Bill Cunningham New York Zeit. $33,677 2.2% 1 $33,677 $1,510,026 3/16/11
1050 560 Hava Nagila (The Movie) ICir $8,218 2.2% 1 $8,218 $370,218 3/1/13
1051 199 No End in Sight Magn. $31,533 2.2% 2 $15,766 $1,433,319 7/27/07
1052 117 Comedian Mira. $60,224 2.2% 4 $15,056 $2,751,988 10/11/02
1053 705 Stone Reader Jet $5,682 2.2% 1 $5,682 $260,523 2/12/03
1054 406 The Filth and the Fury FL $13,305 2.2% 1 $13,305 $612,192 3/29/00
1055 55 Waiting for "Superman" ParV $139,033 2.2% 4 $34,758 $6,417,135 9/24/10
1056 501 The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl Kino $9,711 2.2% 1 $9,711 $449,707 3/18/94
1057 413 Tarnation Wells $12,740 2.2% 1 $12,740 $592,014 10/6/04
1058 236 Baraka Gold. $26,812 2.1% 2 $13,406 $1,254,237 9/24/93
1059 131 The Queen of Versailles Magn. $51,326 2.1% 3 $17,109 $2,401,999 7/20/12
1060 649 The Panama Deception EPr $6,563 2.1% 1 $6,563 $309,596 7/31/92
1061 71 Touching the Void IFC $96,973 2.1% 5 $19,394 $4,593,598 1/23/04
1062 741 The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden Zeit. $5,185 2.1% 1 $5,185 $247,159 4/4/14
1063 102 Capturing the Friedmans Magn. $65,154 2.1% 3 $21,718 $3,119,113 5/30/03
1064 665 Unmistaken Child Osci. $6,293 2.1% 1 $6,293 $306,140 6/3/09
1065 237 Anne Frank Remembered SPC $26,697 2.0% 4 $6,674 $1,310,200 2/23/96
1066 356 Up the Yangtze Zeit. $15,851 2.0% 1 $15,851 $783,969 4/25/08
1067 397 Muscle Shoals Magn. $13,901 2.0% 1 $13,901 $696,241 9/27/13
1068 772 Watermarks Kino $4,837 2.0% 1 $4,837 $246,094 1/21/05
1069 324 Jesus Camp Magn. $17,659 2.0% 13 $1,358 $902,544 9/15/06
1070 99 Pina IFC $68,012 1.9% 3 $22,671 $3,524,826 12/23/11
1071 87 Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room Magn. $76,639 1.9% 3 $25,546 $4,071,700 4/22/05
1072 322 Encounters at the End of the World Think $17,730 1.9% 1 $17,730 $944,933 6/11/08
1073 652 Genghis Blues Roxie $6,524 1.7% 1 $6,524 $374,550 7/1/99
1074 297 American Movie SPC $20,260 1.7% 2 $10,130 $1,165,795 11/5/99
1075 130 Man on Wire Magn. $51,392 1.7% 2 $25,696 $2,962,242 7/25/08
1076 305 Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg ICir $19,302 1.7% 2 $9,651 $1,134,623 7/10/09
1077 382 Marlene Aliv $14,490 1.7% 1 $14,490 $852,676 11/7/86
1078 368 The War Room Oct. $15,264 1.7% 1 $15,264 $901,668 11/3/93
1079 233 Stories We Tell RAtt. $27,053 1.7% 2 $13,527 $1,600,145 5/10/13
1080 101 Buck IFC $67,548 1.7% 4 $16,887 $4,038,912 6/17/11
1081 156 Jiro Dreams of Sushi Magn. $42,035 1.6% 2 $21,018 $2,552,478 3/9/12
1082 337 Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man LGF $17,130 1.6% 1 $17,130 $1,044,254 6/21/06
1083 511 Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion AL $9,482 1.6% 1 $9,482 $578,241 9/19/03
1084 423 Ballets Russes Zeit. $12,230 1.5% 1 $12,230 $815,848 10/26/05
1085 401 35 Up Gold. $13,690 1.5% 1 $13,690 $922,872 1/15/92
1086 321 The Thin Blue Line Mira. $17,814 1.5% 1 $17,814 $1,209,846 8/26/88
1087 476 Shanghai Ghetto Men. $10,356 1.5% 1 $10,356 $712,446 9/27/02
1088 543 Road Scholar Gold. $8,635 1.4% 1 $8,635 $597,564 7/16/93
1089 441 Into Great Silence Zeit. $11,355 1.4% 1 $11,355 $790,452 2/28/07
1090 166 My Architect NYer $37,929 1.4% 2 $18,964 $2,750,707 11/12/03
1091 116 Food, Inc. Magn. $60,513 1.4% 3 $20,171 $4,417,674 6/12/09
1092 588 Hands on a Hard Body Prov. $7,607 1.4% 1 $7,607 $563,482 7/10/98
1093 133 Young@Heart FoxS $50,937 1.3% 4 $12,734 $3,992,189 4/9/08
1094 278 Life & Times of Hank Greenberg Cow. $21,675 1.3% 1 $21,675 $1,712,385 1/12/00
1095 353 Startup.com Art. $16,118 1.3% 1 $16,118 $1,283,356 5/11/01
1096 274 Valentino: The Last Emperor Truly $21,762 1.2% 1 $21,762 $1,755,134 3/18/09
1097 273 The Story of the Weeping Camel Think $21,767 1.2% 2 $10,883 $1,763,052 6/4/04
1098 169 The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill Shad. $36,731 1.2% 5 $7,346 $3,058,527 2/9/05
1099 85 Roger and Me WB $80,253 1.2% 4 $20,063 $6,706,368 12/22/89
1100 33 An Inconvenient Truth ParC $281,330 1.2% 4 $70,332 $24,146,161 5/24/06
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, #1101-1126

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


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UPCOMING RELEASES
Title (click to view)StudioRelease Date
China Heavyweight Zeit. 7/6/12
Stop the Pounding Heart BWP 9/19/14
Pump SD 9/19/14
Keep On Keepin' On RTWC 9/19/14
Advanced Style B360 9/26/14
The Overnighters Drft. 10/10/14
Watchers of the Sky MBox 10/10/14
I Am Ali Focus 10/10/14
Algorithms FRun 10/17/14
Citizenfour RTWC 10/24/14
National Gallery Zipp. 11/5/14
On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter Hann. 11/7/14
Hillsong - Let Hope Rise WB 4/1/15
Monkey Kingdom BV 4/17/15
Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary RTWC 4/24/15