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, #1101-1132
RankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total
Gross
Release
Date
301 Maxed Out Magn. $20,024 34.0% 6 $3,337 $58,829 3/9/07
302 The Flat IFC $19,916 4.2% 3 $6,639 $471,842 10/19/12
303 Crumb SPC $19,859 0.7% 1 $19,859 $3,041,083 4/21/95
304 The Other Dream Team TFA $19,821 14.7% 2 $9,911 $135,228 9/28/12
305 Waiting for Lightning Gold. $19,537 90.5% 11 $1,776 $21,577 12/7/12
306 Fidel FRun $19,320 15.9% 2 $9,660 $121,304 10/18/02
307 Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg ICir $19,302 1.7% 2 $9,651 $1,134,623 7/10/09
308 Incident at Oglala Mira. $19,070 3.6% 3 $6,356 $536,848 5/8/92
309 The Beaches of Agnes CGld $19,032 7.9% 3 $6,344 $239,711 7/2/09
310 The Wonder of It All Indic. $18,988 2.4% 3 $6,329 $781,016 7/17/09
311 The Endurance: Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure Cow. $18,931 0.8% 3 $6,310 $2,453,083 10/5/01
312 My Flesh and Blood Strand $18,763 46.2% 7 $2,680 $40,573 11/28/03
313 Brooklyn Castle PDA $18,761 8.6% 2 $9,381 $219,407 10/19/12
314 Weapons of the Spirit FRun $18,580 8.0% 1 $18,580 $232,981 9/1/89
315 End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones Magn. $18,422 4.7% 1 $18,422 $391,950 8/20/04
316 Hoop Dreams FL $18,396 0.2% 3 $6,132 $7,830,611 10/14/94
317 Mansome Pala. $18,395 50.7% 20 $920 $36,280 5/18/12
318 American Promise RFG $18,300 12.5% 2 $9,150 $146,702 10/18/13
319 Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune FRun $18,211 6.9% 1 $18,211 $263,723 1/5/11
320 American Hardcore SPC $18,102 6.5% 1 $18,102 $279,665 9/22/06
321 Crazy Love Magn. $17,952 6.0% 3 $5,984 $301,027 6/1/07
322 Ivory Tower Gold. $17,857 16.7% 2 $8,929 $106,771 6/13/14
323 The Thin Blue Line Mira. $17,814 1.5% 1 $17,814 $1,209,846 8/26/88
324 Encounters at the End of the World Think $17,730 1.9% 1 $17,730 $944,933 6/11/08
325 My Perestroika ICir $17,680 7.3% 1 $17,680 $242,707 3/23/11
326 Jesus Camp Magn. $17,659 2.0% 13 $1,358 $902,544 9/15/06
327 Forks Over Knives Pas. $17,645 2.4% 1 $17,645 $739,561 1/7/11
328 New York Doll FInd. $17,583 8.0% 5 $3,516 $219,672 10/28/05
329 The Last Mountain Da. $17,570 14.3% 2 $8,785 $122,961 6/3/11
330 Spellbound (2003) Think $17,508 0.3% 1 $17,508 $5,728,581 4/30/03
331 Revenge of the Electric Car A23 $17,482 11.6% 2 $8,741 $150,886 10/21/11
332 Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child Arth. $17,466 6.8% 1 $17,466 $256,242 7/21/10
333 Detropia LF $17,414 4.5% 1 $17,414 $390,024 9/7/12
334 Gay Sex in the 70s Lvtt. $17,357 7.0% 1 $17,357 $249,565 11/4/05
335 Bustin' Down the Door Scre. $17,317 15.8% 5 $3,463 $109,427 7/25/08
336 The Black Power Mix Tape: 1967-1975 IFC $17,316 6.3% 2 $8,658 $273,749 9/9/11
337 Sketches of Frank Gehry SPC $17,239 3.9% 2 $8,619 $439,309 5/12/06
338 Naqoyqatsi Mira. $17,154 12.9% 2 $8,577 $133,058 10/18/02
339 Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man LGF $17,130 1.6% 1 $17,130 $1,044,254 6/21/06
340 The Cockettes Strand $17,118 7.8% 3 $5,706 $220,165 5/10/02
341 The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg FRun $17,112 75.4% 2 $8,556 $22,692 2/17/94
342 Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould Lorb. $17,034 10.2% 3 $5,678 $167,508 9/10/10
343 When Comedy Went to School ICir $17,001 4.6% 5 $3,400 $369,065 7/31/13
344 Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer Magn. $16,962 9.0% 3 $5,654 $189,416 11/5/10
345 The Last Dispatch Fabr. $16,848 81.5% 1 $16,848 $20,684 7/29/05
346 Kurt and Courtney Roxie $16,835 2.5% 1 $16,835 $668,228 2/27/98
347 Crude FRun $16,595 9.7% 1 $16,595 $170,295 9/9/09
348 Broadway: The Golden Age Da. $16,524 4.7% 2 $8,262 $353,580 6/11/04
349 Tom Dowd and the Language of Music Palm $16,522 40.4% 10 $1,652 $40,919 8/13/04
350 The Invisible War Cdgm. $16,500 22.9% 4 $4,125 $71,968 6/22/12
351 The House I Live In Abr. $16,453 7.8% 2 $8,227 $210,752 10/5/12
352 The Lottery Vari. $16,435 30.1% 1 $16,435 $54,543 6/11/10
353 The Square (2013) Nou $16,359 13.2% 1 $16,359 $124,244 10/25/13
354 Aileen: The Life and Death of a Serial Killer Lant $16,158 16.6% 3 $5,386 $97,362 1/9/04
355 Startup.com Art. $16,118 1.3% 1 $16,118 $1,283,356 5/11/01
356 State of Fear Skyl. $16,075 80.2% 1 $16,075 $20,055 1/11/06
357 Long Shot: The Kevin Laue Story DM $16,011 100.0% 1 $16,011 $16,011 10/26/12
358 This Ain't No Mouse Music! Argo. $15,982 100.0% 4 $3,996 $15,982 9/19/14
359 Up the Yangtze Zeit. $15,851 2.0% 1 $15,851 $783,969 4/25/08
360 The Other F Word Osci. $15,792 29.4% 2 $7,896 $53,714 11/4/11
361 Dust to Glory IFC $15,757 2.5% 2 $7,878 $640,013 4/1/05
362 Stonewall Uprising FRun $15,729 12.3% 4 $3,932 $128,203 6/16/10
363 Deliver Us from Evil (2006) LGF $15,656 7.8% 4 $3,914 $201,275 10/13/06
364 Rape of the Soul Slow $15,602 39.0% 8 $1,950 $39,975 3/17/06
365 After Tiller Osci. $15,500 21.5% 2 $7,750 $72,125 9/20/13
366 In the Realms of the Unreal Wells $15,477 3.7% 3 $5,159 $417,120 12/22/04
367 War/Dance Think $15,471 13.4% 3 $5,157 $115,210 11/9/07
368 The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby FRun $15,411 8.4% 1 $15,411 $183,342 9/23/11
369 Yves St. Laurent Emp. $15,385 15.4% 1 $15,385 $99,819 1/7/04
370 Afternoon of a Faun KL $15,292 8.9% 2 $7,646 $172,120 2/5/14
371 The War Room Oct. $15,264 1.7% 1 $15,264 $901,668 11/3/93
372 No Impact Man Osci. $15,215 15.2% 2 $7,608 $100,028 9/11/09
373 Kings of Pastry FRun $15,162 4.5% 2 $7,581 $336,386 9/15/10
374 One Day in September SPC $15,149 9.7% 5 $3,029 $156,818 11/17/00
375 GMO OMG SD $15,100 31.8% 1 $15,100 $47,558 9/13/13
376 Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me Magn. $15,096 14.2% 2 $7,548 $105,998 7/3/13
377 Inni CP $14,903 12.1% 3 $4,968 $123,482 10/28/11
378 Through the Fire Libre $14,769 57.4% 8 $1,846 $25,752 2/10/06
379 The Trials of Henry Kissinger FRun $14,667 2.8% 1 $14,667 $516,726 9/25/02
380 Emmanuel's Gift First $14,642 61.7% 6 $2,440 $23,728 10/21/05
381 The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story BV $14,632 26.4% 5 $2,926 $55,513 5/22/09
382 Korengal Sab. $14,630 14.4% 1 $14,630 $101,310 5/30/14
383 Born Into Brothels Think $14,605 0.4% 1 $14,605 $3,515,061 12/8/04
384 The Nomi Song Palm $14,510 19.4% 2 $7,255 $74,631 2/4/05
385 Marlene Aliv $14,490 1.7% 1 $14,490 $852,676 11/7/86
386 Magic Trip Magn. $14,367 9.3% 4 $3,592 $154,521 8/5/11
387 The Last Of The Unjust Cohen $14,328 35.3% 8 $1,791 $40,563 2/7/14
388 Heidi Fleiss: Hollywood Madame InP $14,321 41.6% 2 $7,160 $34,402 2/9/96
389 Whitey: USA v. James J. Bulger Magn. $14,287 18.8% 3 $4,762 $75,881 6/27/14
390 Mademoiselle C Cohen $14,284 29.3% 6 $2,381 $48,668 9/11/13
391 Amandla! Art. $14,181 3.5% 1 $14,181 $405,331 2/19/03
392 Stripper Fox $14,155 15.7% 1 $14,155 $90,000 1/31/86
393 Standard Operating Procedure SPC $14,108 6.2% 2 $7,054 $229,117 4/25/08
394 Manda Bala (Send a Bullet) CityL $14,030 11.4% 1 $14,030 $122,905 8/17/07
395 La Danse: Le Ballet de L'Opera de Paris Zipp. $14,000 2.5% 1 $14,000 $567,493 11/4/09
396 The Island President Gold. $13,998 18.3% 2 $6,999 $76,398 3/28/12
397 Faster (2004) Slam $13,995 86.0% 1 $13,995 $16,265 4/23/04
398 Blank City IR $13,989 12.1% 1 $13,989 $116,037 4/6/11
399 The Weather Underground Shad. $13,984 2.5% 1 $13,984 $564,632 6/4/03
400 Muscle Shoals Magn. $13,901 2.0% 1 $13,901 $696,241 9/27/13
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, #1101-1132

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


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UPCOMING RELEASES
Title (click to view)StudioRelease Date
Sarah Palin - You Betcha! Free 9/30/11
Advanced Style B360 9/26/14
The Overnighters Drft. 10/10/14
I Am Ali Focus 10/10/14
Awake: The Life of Yogananda CF&SR 10/10/14
Watchers of the Sky MBox 10/17/14
Algorithms FRun 10/17/14
Citizenfour RTWC 10/24/14
The Principle RM 10/24/14
Revenge of the Mekons MBox 10/29/14
God the Father RM 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
We Are the Giant MBox 12/12/14
Hillsong - Let Hope Rise WB 4/1/15
Monkey Kingdom BV 4/17/15
Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary RTWC 4/24/15