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, #1101-1166
RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total
Gross
Release
Date
1001 681 Gigantic: A Tale of Two Johns Cow. $6,411 4.0% 1 $6,411 $160,621 5/23/03
1002 468 Taxi to the Dark Side Think $10,930 4.0% 2 $5,465 $274,661 1/18/08
1003 563 Bus 174 Think $8,625 4.0% 1 $8,625 $217,201 10/8/03
1004 102 Every Little Step SPC $68,504 4.0% 8 $8,563 $1,725,141 4/17/09
1005 838 Carlos Castaneda: Enigma of a Sorcerer Indic. $4,236 4.0% 2 $2,118 $107,040 3/5/04
1006 476 Paradise Lost CThnk $10,740 3.9% 1 $10,740 $272,750 9/20/96
1007 346 Sketches of Frank Gehry SPC $17,239 3.9% 2 $8,619 $439,309 5/12/06
1008 686 Nanking Think $6,316 3.9% 1 $6,316 $161,182 12/12/07
1009 450 42 Up FRun $11,599 3.9% 1 $11,599 $300,880 11/17/99
1010 43 The Aristocrats Think $243,796 3.8% 4 $60,949 $6,377,461 7/29/05
1011 496 Surfwise Magn. $10,304 3.8% 1 $10,304 $269,994 5/9/08
1012 544 Manufactured Landscapes Zeit. $9,129 3.8% 1 $9,129 $240,239 6/20/07
1013 146 Metallica: Some Kind of Monster IFC $46,359 3.8% 3 $15,453 $1,222,708 7/9/04
1014 123 Murderball Think $57,286 3.7% 8 $7,160 $1,531,154 7/8/05
1015 566 This So-Called Disaster IFC $8,435 3.7% 1 $8,435 $226,658 4/21/04
1016 129 Why We Fight SPC $53,571 3.7% 6 $8,928 $1,439,972 1/20/06
1017 375 In the Realms of the Unreal Wells $15,477 3.7% 3 $5,159 $417,120 12/22/04
1018 600 Somewhere Between Long Shot $7,799 3.7% 1 $7,799 $210,975 8/24/12
1019 58 Step Into Liquid Art. $135,985 3.7% 5 $27,197 $3,681,803 8/8/03
1020 87 A Brief History of Time Trit $84,025 3.7% 5 $16,805 $2,279,692 8/21/92
1021 94 Blackfish Magn. $75,962 3.7% 5 $15,192 $2,073,582 7/19/13
1022 1012 Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision OcR $2,273 3.7% 1 $2,273 $62,186 10/20/95
1023 732 Nostalgia for the Light Icar. $5,664 3.6% 1 $5,664 $156,928 1/13/11
1024 878 Afghan Star Zeit. $3,671 3.6% 1 $3,671 $102,115 6/26/09
1025 1074 American Made Movie Vari. $1,613 3.6% 2 $807 $45,175 8/30/13
1026 316 Incident at Oglala Mira. $19,070 3.6% 3 $6,356 $536,848 5/8/92
1027 401 Amandla! Art. $14,181 3.5% 1 $14,181 $405,331 2/19/03
1028 233 Visions of Light Kino $27,761 3.5% 2 $13,880 $799,856 2/24/93
1029 534 American Dream Mira. $9,291 3.4% 2 $4,645 $269,823 3/18/92
1030 926 Stranded: I Have Come from a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains Zeit. $3,077 3.4% 1 $3,077 $89,473 10/22/08
1031 505 Bonhoeffer FRun $10,099 3.4% 1 $10,099 $296,131 6/20/03
1032 903 The United States of Autism JM $3,413 3.4% 1 $3,413 $100,403 4/5/13
1033 429 Keep the River on Your Right - A Modern Cannibal Tale IFC $12,623 3.4% 2 $6,311 $373,366 3/30/01
1034 170 In the Shadow of the Moon Think $38,281 3.4% 4 $9,570 $1,134,358 9/7/07
1035 249 The Girl Next Door (2000) Indic. $25,807 3.3% 5 $5,161 $771,712 4/14/00
1036 685 Code Black Long Shot $6,319 3.3% 1 $6,319 $190,229 6/20/14
1037 574 Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey OrionC $8,335 3.3% 1 $8,335 $253,311 8/25/95
1038 157 Hearts of Darkness Trit $42,992 3.3% 4 $10,748 $1,318,449 11/27/91
1039 529 Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky in Our Times FRun $9,442 3.2% 1 $9,442 $290,767 11/22/02
1040 884 Wild Horse Wild Ride Scre. $3,610 3.2% 1 $3,610 $111,205 8/24/12
1041 279 56 Up FRun $22,088 3.1% 1 $22,088 $701,278 1/4/13
1042 1011 Enemies of the People ICir $2,277 3.1% 1 $2,277 $73,171 7/30/10
1043 487 Happy People: A Year in the Taiga MBox $10,481 3.1% 1 $10,481 $338,987 1/25/13
1044 1157 Tosca's Kiss (2014 re-release) Icar. $418 3.1% 1 $418 $13,670 6/6/14
1045 656 The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack Lot47 $6,776 3.0% 1 $6,776 $225,682 8/16/00
1046 518 The Boys of Baraka Think $9,705 3.0% 1 $9,705 $323,860 11/30/05
1047 139 Tim's Vermeer SPC $49,777 3.0% 4 $12,444 $1,671,377 1/31/14
1048 1144 Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust Shad. $630 2.9% 1 $630 $21,507 12/7/07
1049 910 Marwencol CGld $3,276 2.9% 1 $3,276 $112,036 10/8/10
1050 641 The Waiting Room ICir $7,086 2.9% 4 $1,772 $244,951 9/26/12
1051 92 Samsara Osci. $76,222 2.9% 2 $38,111 $2,672,413 8/24/12
1052 389 The Trials of Henry Kissinger FRun $14,667 2.8% 1 $14,667 $516,726 9/25/02
1053 633 Alive Inside B360 $7,200 2.8% 1 $7,200 $256,682 7/18/14
1054 592 The Interrupters CGld $7,920 2.8% 1 $7,920 $282,448 7/29/11
1055 1099 American Casino Argo. $1,397 2.8% 1 $1,397 $50,437 8/14/09
1056 989 The Unforeseen CGld $2,496 2.8% 1 $2,496 $90,287 2/29/08
1057 291 Trembling Before G-d NYer $21,410 2.7% 1 $21,410 $788,896 10/24/01
1058 276 Arctic Tale ParV $22,607 2.7% 4 $5,651 $833,532 7/25/07
1059 219 Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times Magn. $28,911 2.7% 2 $14,456 $1,067,028 6/17/11
1060 1053 Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Romeo Dallaire CalN $1,848 2.7% 1 $1,848 $68,249 5/13/05
1061 266 Fast, Cheap and Out of Control SPC $23,665 2.7% 2 $11,832 $878,960 10/3/97
1062 151 Who Killed the Electric Car? SPC $45,138 2.7% 8 $5,642 $1,678,874 6/28/06
1063 179 Restrepo NGE $35,581 2.7% 2 $17,791 $1,330,894 6/25/10
1064 302 To Be and to Have NYer $20,528 2.6% 3 $6,842 $777,129 9/19/03
1065 56 Cave of Forgotten Dreams IFC $139,101 2.6% 5 $27,820 $5,304,920 4/29/11
1066 880 FLOW: For Love of Water Osci. $3,644 2.6% 1 $3,644 $142,569 3/21/08
1067 116 The Gatekeepers SPC $61,552 2.5% 3 $20,517 $2,415,727 2/1/13
1068 458 The Heart of the Game Mira. $11,251 2.5% 3 $3,750 $445,374 6/9/06
1069 355 Kurt and Courtney Roxie $16,835 2.5% 1 $16,835 $668,228 2/27/98
1070 278 The Imposter IM $22,379 2.5% 1 $22,379 $898,317 7/13/12
1071 1086 Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters Zeit. $1,492 2.5% 1 $1,492 $60,064 11/2/12
1072 96 Unzipped Mira. $71,275 2.5% 2 $35,637 $2,875,086 8/4/95
1073 409 The Weather Underground Shad. $13,984 2.5% 1 $13,984 $564,632 6/4/03
1074 405 La Danse: Le Ballet de L'Opera de Paris Zipp. $14,000 2.5% 1 $14,000 $567,493 11/4/09
1075 370 Dust to Glory IFC $15,757 2.5% 2 $7,878 $640,013 4/1/05
1076 183 Microcosmos Mira. $35,189 2.5% 2 $17,594 $1,433,210 10/9/96
1077 540 Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary SPC $9,216 2.4% 1 $9,216 $378,382 1/24/03
1078 318 The Wonder of It All Indic. $18,988 2.4% 3 $6,329 $781,016 7/17/09
1079 472 I Am Trying to Break Your Heart Cow. $10,776 2.4% 1 $10,776 $445,522 7/26/02
1080 188 Looking for Richard FoxS $33,843 2.4% 2 $16,921 $1,408,575 10/11/96
1081 336 Forks Over Knives Pas. $17,645 2.4% 1 $17,645 $739,561 1/7/11
1082 1158 Carbon Nation CWM $402 2.4% 1 $402 $16,901 5/7/10
1083 1073 Maidentrip FRun $1,622 2.4% 1 $1,622 $68,243 12/20/13
1084 620 For the Bible Tells Me So FRun $7,412 2.4% 1 $7,412 $312,751 10/5/07
1085 966 Ballerina FRun $2,656 2.3% 1 $2,656 $114,507 1/16/09
1086 252 Paper Clips Slow $25,535 2.3% 5 $5,107 $1,121,744 11/24/04
1087 308 Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness ICir $20,247 2.2% 1 $20,247 $906,666 7/8/11
1088 190 Bill Cunningham New York Zeit. $33,677 2.2% 1 $33,677 $1,510,026 3/16/11
1089 581 Hava Nagila (The Movie) ICir $8,218 2.2% 1 $8,218 $370,218 3/1/13
1090 205 No End in Sight Magn. $31,533 2.2% 2 $15,766 $1,433,319 7/27/07
1091 121 Comedian Mira. $60,224 2.2% 4 $15,056 $2,751,988 10/11/02
1092 730 Stone Reader Jet $5,682 2.2% 1 $5,682 $260,523 2/12/03
1093 419 The Filth and the Fury FL $13,305 2.2% 1 $13,305 $612,192 3/29/00
1094 57 Waiting for "Superman" ParV $139,033 2.2% 4 $34,758 $6,417,135 9/24/10
1095 517 The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl Kino $9,711 2.2% 1 $9,711 $449,707 3/18/94
1096 427 Tarnation Wells $12,740 2.2% 1 $12,740 $592,014 10/6/04
1097 243 Baraka Gold. $26,812 2.1% 2 $13,406 $1,254,237 9/24/93
1098 135 The Queen of Versailles Magn. $51,326 2.1% 3 $17,109 $2,401,999 7/20/12
1099 672 The Panama Deception EPr $6,563 2.1% 1 $6,563 $309,596 7/31/92
1100 74 Touching the Void IFC $96,973 2.1% 5 $19,394 $4,593,598 1/23/04
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, #1101-1166

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


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UPCOMING RELEASES
Title (click to view)StudioRelease Date
Full Battle Rattle MEnd 7/9/08
Inside the Mind of Leonardo Da Vinci in 3D SD 12/19/14
Red Army SPC 1/23/15
Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter FRun 1/23/15
Above and Beyond ICir 1/30/15
Ballet 422 Magn. 2/6/15
Lambert & Stamp SPC 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
Hillsong - Let Hope Rise WB 4/1/15
Monkey Kingdom BV 4/17/15
Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary RTWC 4/24/15