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, #1101-1160
RankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total
Gross
Release
Date
401 Stripper Fox $14,155 15.7% 1 $14,155 $90,000 1/31/86
402 Standard Operating Procedure SPC $14,108 6.2% 2 $7,054 $229,117 4/25/08
403 Manda Bala (Send a Bullet) CityL $14,030 11.4% 1 $14,030 $122,905 8/17/07
404 La Danse: Le Ballet de L'Opera de Paris Zipp. $14,000 2.5% 1 $14,000 $567,493 11/4/09
405 The Island President Gold. $13,998 18.3% 2 $6,999 $76,398 3/28/12
406 Faster (2004) Slam $13,995 86.0% 1 $13,995 $16,265 4/23/04
407 Blank City IR $13,989 12.1% 1 $13,989 $116,037 4/6/11
408 The Weather Underground Shad. $13,984 2.5% 1 $13,984 $564,632 6/4/03
409 Muscle Shoals Magn. $13,901 2.0% 1 $13,901 $696,241 9/27/13
410 No Place on Earth Magn. $13,813 6.9% 2 $6,907 $200,238 4/5/13
411 Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay KL $13,802 9.0% 1 $13,802 $152,791 4/17/13
412 Gore Vidal: United States of Amnesia IFC $13,744 10.1% 2 $6,872 $135,554 5/23/14
413 35 Up Gold. $13,690 1.5% 1 $13,690 $922,872 1/15/92
414 Gerhard Richter Painting KL $13,537 5.6% 1 $13,537 $242,646 3/14/12
415 4 Little Girls GV $13,528 10.4% 1 $13,528 $130,146 7/9/97
416 Music from the Inside Out Emr. $13,444 9.5% 1 $13,444 $141,504 4/22/05
417 West of Memphis SPC $13,360 4.3% 5 $2,672 $310,154 12/25/12
418 The Filth and the Fury FL $13,305 2.2% 1 $13,305 $612,192 3/29/00
419 Connected Pala. $13,301 28.4% 3 $4,434 $46,782 9/16/11
420 On the Bowery (re-release) Mile. $13,236 31.7% 1 $13,236 $41,802 9/17/10
421 The Ambassador Drft. $13,046 46.4% 4 $3,262 $28,102 8/29/12
422 Keep On Keepin' On RTWC $12,930 8.8% 2 $6,465 $146,300 9/19/14
423 The Legend of Pale Male Bal. $12,910 33.9% 1 $12,910 $38,083 11/24/10
424 Video Games: The Movie Vari. $12,759 55.4% 25 $510 $23,043 7/18/14
425 El Bulli: Cooking in Progress AM $12,756 5.4% 1 $12,756 $237,181 7/27/11
426 Tarnation Wells $12,740 2.2% 1 $12,740 $592,014 10/6/04
427 The Gleaners and I Zeit. $12,655 8.1% 2 $6,327 $155,320 3/7/01
428 Keep the River on Your Right - A Modern Cannibal Tale IFC $12,623 3.4% 2 $6,311 $373,366 3/30/01
429 This is Not a Film PalT $12,608 16.4% 5 $2,522 $77,016 2/29/12
430 When We Were Kings Gram. $12,479 0.4% 2 $6,239 $2,789,985 10/25/96
431 The Dog Drft. $12,431 27.9% 3 $4,144 $44,581 8/8/14
432 Beautiful Darling Crnth $12,406 36.4% 1 $12,406 $34,096 4/22/11
433 Fuel N/A $12,386 38.2% 4 $3,097 $32,465 9/18/09
434 The Real Dirt on Farmer John Slow $12,376 18.9% 3 $4,125 $65,429 1/20/06
435 The War Tapes SenA $12,268 4.8% 1 $12,268 $254,190 6/2/06
436 Ballets Russes Zeit. $12,230 1.5% 1 $12,230 $815,848 10/26/05
437 Free the Mind ICir $12,215 7.8% 1 $12,215 $157,201 5/3/13
438 The Ground Truth Focus $12,207 61.0% 8 $1,525 $20,013 9/15/06
439 Beware of Mr. Baker SF $12,195 10.5% 1 $12,195 $116,476 11/28/12
440 Tsahal NYer $12,195 31.5% 1 $12,195 $38,773 1/27/95
441 Islam: What the West Needs to Know Quix. $12,184 53.1% 3 $4,061 $22,938 7/7/06
442 Examined Life Zeit. $12,085 10.0% 1 $12,085 $120,712 2/25/09
443 Festival Express Think $12,074 1.0% 1 $12,074 $1,174,079 7/23/04
444 Neil Young Journeys SPC $12,025 5.6% 3 $4,008 $215,026 6/29/12
445 Pete Seeger: The Power of Song Wein. $11,945 13.5% 1 $11,945 $88,312 10/26/07
446 Bush's Brain Tar. $11,927 6.7% 4 $2,981 $177,525 8/20/04
447 Enlighten Up! Bal. $11,799 4.8% 1 $11,799 $246,649 9/12/08
448 Four Seasons Lodge FRun $11,667 20.0% 1 $11,667 $58,334 11/11/09
449 42 Up FRun $11,599 3.9% 1 $11,599 $300,880 11/17/99
450 One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das Zeit. $11,515 11.5% 1 $11,515 $100,401 5/8/13
451 Lagerfeld Confidential Koch $11,477 17.0% 1 $11,477 $67,500 10/24/07
452 Derrida Zeit. $11,473 7.3% 1 $11,473 $157,200 10/23/02
453 Brother Minister: The Assassination of Malcolm X CCx $11,437 27.6% 1 $11,437 $41,430 1/11/95
454 Into Great Silence Zeit. $11,355 1.4% 1 $11,355 $790,452 2/28/07
455 Nursery University Vari. $11,307 43.4% 1 $11,307 $26,042 4/24/09
456 The Brandon Teena Story Zeit. $11,281 12.2% 1 $11,281 $92,113 9/23/98
457 The Heart of the Game Mira. $11,251 2.5% 3 $3,750 $445,374 6/9/06
458 Terror's Advocate Magn. $11,197 23.5% 3 $3,732 $47,724 10/12/07
459 Steal a Pencil for Me 7Art $11,179 59.1% 2 $5,589 $18,918 11/9/07
460 The Devil Came on Horseback ICir $11,143 8.4% 1 $11,143 $132,782 7/25/07
461 Battle for Brooklyn Rum. $11,141 62.0% 1 $11,141 $17,981 6/17/11
462 Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present MBox $11,041 12.7% 2 $5,521 $86,637 6/13/12
463 Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator Palm $10,998 7.3% 1 $10,998 $150,268 8/22/03
464 Venus and Serena Magn. $10,981 21.4% 4 $2,745 $51,271 5/10/13
465 Saint Misbehavin': The Wavy Gravy Movie Argo. $10,976 36.7% 3 $3,659 $29,893 12/3/10
466 Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story IPos. $10,939 18.1% 2 $5,470 $60,332 9/26/08
467 Taxi to the Dark Side Think $10,930 4.0% 2 $5,465 $274,661 1/18/08
468 The Sun Behind the Clouds: Tibet's Struggle for Freedom Bal. $10,884 16.2% 1 $10,884 $67,095 3/31/10
469 51 Birch Street Truly $10,827 12.8% 2 $5,413 $84,689 10/18/06
470 Ever Again RM $10,802 62.4% 12 $900 $17,304 12/8/06
471 I Am Trying to Break Your Heart Cow. $10,776 2.4% 1 $10,776 $445,522 7/26/02
472 Brother's Keeper CThnk $10,758 0.8% 1 $10,758 $1,305,915 9/9/92
473 Mondo New York 4&B $10,752 5.6% 1 $10,752 $193,209 4/22/88
474 Kurt Cobain About a Son Bal. $10,749 12.4% 2 $5,374 $87,016 10/3/07
475 Paradise Lost CThnk $10,740 3.9% 1 $10,740 $272,750 9/20/96
476 Le Joli Mai Icar. $10,662 23.3% 3 $3,554 $45,743 9/13/13
477 Beautiful Losers Side. $10,607 18.8% 1 $10,607 $56,386 8/8/08
478 The Long Way Home 7Art $10,606 17.5% 7 $1,515 $60,509 9/17/97
479 Suicide Killers CityL $10,601 58.1% 1 $10,601 $18,239 8/25/06
480 Dancemaker AL $10,594 4.1% 3 $3,531 $256,780 3/3/99
481 Dancing in Jaffa IFC $10,564 7.1% 2 $5,282 $147,844 4/11/14
482 Crips and Bloods: Made in America Argo. $10,537 15.0% 1 $10,537 $70,219 1/23/09
483 Al Franken: God Spoke Bal. $10,533 10.2% 2 $5,266 $102,990 9/13/06
484 Walking on Dead Fish Vari. $10,524 34.7% 1 $10,524 $30,328 9/19/08
485 Happy People: A Year in the Taiga MBox $10,481 3.1% 1 $10,481 $338,987 1/25/13
486 Chop Suey Zeit. $10,472 5.8% 1 $10,472 $179,914 10/5/01
487 Jimmy Carter Man from Plains SPC $10,413 9.6% 7 $1,487 $108,807 10/26/07
488 The Other City CF $10,396 46.1% 2 $5,198 $22,539 9/17/10
489 Shanghai Ghetto Men. $10,356 1.5% 1 $10,356 $712,446 9/27/02
490 A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies BV $10,350 26.5% 1 $10,350 $39,075 3/6/98
491 Elena (2014) Vari. $10,341 40.1% 1 $10,341 $25,788 5/30/14
492 Chris & Don. A Love Story Zeit. $10,337 4.8% 2 $5,169 $216,110 6/13/08
493 William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe Arth. $10,322 22.4% 2 $5,161 $46,078 11/13/09
494 Surfwise Magn. $10,304 3.8% 1 $10,304 $269,994 5/9/08
495 Crazy Wisdom AM $10,304 12.0% 1 $10,304 $86,202 11/25/11
496 Citizen Koch Vari. $10,200 6.6% 1 $10,200 $153,908 6/6/14
497 After Innocence NYer $10,194 8.9% 1 $10,194 $114,264 10/21/05
498 American Swing Magn. $10,174 33.7% 1 $10,174 $30,156 3/27/09
499 Carmen Miranda: Bananas Is My Business IntC $10,170 70.0% 1 $10,170 $14,528 7/5/95
500 The Missing Picture Strand $10,148 19.5% 5 $2,030 $52,164 3/19/14
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, #1101-1160

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


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UPCOMING RELEASES
Title (click to view)StudioRelease Date
The Kids Grow Up Shad. 10/29/10
Antarctica: A Year on Ice MBox 11/28/14
Remote Area Medical Cdgm. 11/28/14
Touch the Wall TTW 11/28/14
She's Beautiful When She's Angry ICir 12/5/14
Inside the Mind of Leonardo Da Vinci in 3D SD 12/5/14
Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles Cohen 12/10/14
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
Deli Man Cohen 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