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, #1101-1103
RankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total
Gross
Release
Date
401 The Filth and the Fury FL $13,305 2.2% 1 $13,305 $612,192 3/29/00
402 Connected Pala. $13,301 28.4% 3 $4,434 $46,782 9/16/11
403 On the Bowery (re-release) Mile. $13,236 31.7% 1 $13,236 $41,802 9/17/10
404 The Ambassador Drft. $13,046 46.4% 4 $3,262 $28,102 8/29/12
405 The Legend of Pale Male Bal. $12,910 33.9% 1 $12,910 $38,083 11/24/10
406 El Bulli: Cooking in Progress AM $12,756 5.4% 1 $12,756 $237,181 7/27/11
407 Tarnation Wells $12,740 2.2% 1 $12,740 $592,014 10/6/04
408 The Gleaners and I Zeit. $12,655 8.1% 2 $6,327 $155,320 3/7/01
409 Keep the River on Your Right - A Modern Cannibal Tale IFC $12,623 3.4% 2 $6,311 $373,366 3/30/01
410 This is Not a Film PalT $12,608 16.4% 5 $2,522 $77,016 2/29/12
411 When We Were Kings Gram. $12,479 0.4% 2 $6,239 $2,789,985 10/25/96
412 Beautiful Darling Crnth $12,406 36.4% 1 $12,406 $34,096 4/22/11
413 Fuel N/A $12,386 38.2% 4 $3,097 $32,465 9/18/09
414 The Real Dirt on Farmer John Slow $12,376 18.9% 3 $4,125 $65,429 1/20/06
415 The War Tapes SenA $12,268 4.8% 1 $12,268 $254,190 6/2/06
416 Ballets Russes Zeit. $12,230 1.5% 1 $12,230 $815,848 10/26/05
417 Free the Mind ICir $12,215 7.8% 1 $12,215 $157,201 5/3/13
418 The Ground Truth Focus $12,207 61.0% 8 $1,525 $20,013 9/15/06
419 Beware of Mr. Baker SF $12,195 10.5% 1 $12,195 $116,476 11/28/12
420 Tsahal NYer $12,195 31.5% 1 $12,195 $38,773 1/27/95
421 Islam: What the West Needs to Know Quix. $12,184 53.1% 3 $4,061 $22,938 7/7/06
422 Examined Life Zeit. $12,085 10.0% 1 $12,085 $120,712 2/25/09
423 Festival Express Think $12,074 1.0% 1 $12,074 $1,174,079 7/23/04
424 Neil Young Journeys SPC $12,025 5.6% 3 $4,008 $215,026 6/29/12
425 Pete Seeger: The Power of Song Wein. $11,945 13.5% 1 $11,945 $88,312 10/26/07
426 Bush's Brain Tar. $11,927 6.7% 4 $2,981 $177,525 8/20/04
427 Enlighten Up! Bal. $11,799 4.8% 1 $11,799 $246,649 9/12/08
428 Four Seasons Lodge FRun $11,667 20.0% 1 $11,667 $58,334 11/11/09
429 42 Up FRun $11,599 3.9% 1 $11,599 $300,880 11/17/99
430 One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das Zeit. $11,515 11.5% 1 $11,515 $100,401 5/8/13
431 Lagerfeld Confidential Koch $11,477 17.0% 1 $11,477 $67,500 10/24/07
432 Derrida Zeit. $11,473 7.3% 1 $11,473 $157,200 10/23/02
433 Brother Minister: The Assassination of Malcolm X CCx $11,437 27.6% 1 $11,437 $41,430 1/11/95
434 Into Great Silence Zeit. $11,355 1.4% 1 $11,355 $790,452 2/28/07
435 Nursery University Vari. $11,307 43.4% 1 $11,307 $26,042 4/24/09
436 The Brandon Teena Story Zeit. $11,281 12.2% 1 $11,281 $92,113 9/23/98
437 The Heart of the Game Mira. $11,251 2.5% 3 $3,750 $445,374 6/9/06
438 Terror's Advocate Magn. $11,197 23.5% 3 $3,732 $47,724 10/12/07
439 Steal a Pencil for Me 7Art $11,179 59.1% 2 $5,589 $18,918 11/9/07
440 The Devil Came on Horseback ICir $11,143 8.4% 1 $11,143 $132,782 7/25/07
441 Battle for Brooklyn Rum. $11,141 62.0% 1 $11,141 $17,981 6/17/11
442 Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present MBox $11,041 12.7% 2 $5,521 $86,637 6/13/12
443 Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator Palm $10,998 7.3% 1 $10,998 $150,268 8/22/03
444 Venus and Serena Magn. $10,981 21.4% 4 $2,745 $51,271 5/10/13
445 Saint Misbehavin': The Wavy Gravy Movie Argo. $10,976 36.7% 3 $3,659 $29,893 12/3/10
446 Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story IPos. $10,939 18.1% 2 $5,470 $60,332 9/26/08
447 Taxi to the Dark Side Think $10,930 4.0% 2 $5,465 $274,661 1/18/08
448 The Sun Behind the Clouds: Tibet's Struggle for Freedom Bal. $10,884 16.2% 1 $10,884 $67,095 3/31/10
449 51 Birch Street Truly $10,827 12.8% 2 $5,413 $84,689 10/18/06
450 Ever Again RM $10,802 62.4% 12 $900 $17,304 12/8/06
451 I Am Trying to Break Your Heart Cow. $10,776 2.4% 1 $10,776 $445,522 7/26/02
452 Brother's Keeper CThnk $10,758 0.8% 1 $10,758 $1,305,915 9/9/92
453 Mondo New York 4&B $10,752 5.6% 1 $10,752 $193,209 4/22/88
454 Kurt Cobain About a Son Bal. $10,749 12.4% 2 $5,374 $87,016 10/3/07
455 Paradise Lost CThnk $10,740 3.9% 1 $10,740 $272,750 9/20/96
456 Le Joli Mai Icar. $10,662 23.3% 3 $3,554 $45,743 9/13/13
457 Beautiful Losers Side. $10,607 18.8% 1 $10,607 $56,386 8/8/08
458 The Long Way Home 7Art $10,606 17.5% 7 $1,515 $60,509 9/17/97
459 Suicide Killers CityL $10,601 58.1% 1 $10,601 $18,239 8/25/06
460 Dancemaker AL $10,594 4.1% 3 $3,531 $256,780 3/3/99
461 Dancing in Jaffa IFC $10,564 7.8% 2 $5,282 $136,257 4/11/14
462 Crips and Bloods: Made in America Argo. $10,537 15.0% 1 $10,537 $70,219 1/23/09
463 Al Franken: God Spoke Bal. $10,533 10.2% 2 $5,266 $102,990 9/13/06
464 Walking on Dead Fish Vari. $10,524 34.7% 1 $10,524 $30,328 9/19/08
465 Happy People: A Year in the Taiga MBox $10,481 3.1% 1 $10,481 $338,987 1/25/13
466 Chop Suey Zeit. $10,472 5.8% 1 $10,472 $179,914 10/5/01
467 Jimmy Carter Man from Plains SPC $10,413 9.6% 7 $1,487 $108,807 10/26/07
468 The Other City CF $10,396 46.1% 2 $5,198 $22,539 9/17/10
469 Shanghai Ghetto Men. $10,356 1.5% 1 $10,356 $712,446 9/27/02
470 A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies BV $10,350 26.5% 1 $10,350 $39,075 3/6/98
471 Elena (2014) Vari. $10,341 40.1% 1 $10,341 $25,788 5/30/14
472 Chris & Don. A Love Story Zeit. $10,337 4.8% 2 $5,169 $216,110 6/13/08
473 William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe Arth. $10,322 22.4% 2 $5,161 $46,078 11/13/09
474 Surfwise Magn. $10,304 3.8% 1 $10,304 $269,994 5/9/08
475 Crazy Wisdom AM $10,304 12.0% 1 $10,304 $86,202 11/25/11
476 Citizen Koch Vari. $10,200 7.5% 1 $10,200 $136,511 6/6/14
477 After Innocence NYer $10,194 8.9% 1 $10,194 $114,264 10/21/05
478 American Swing Magn. $10,174 33.7% 1 $10,174 $30,156 3/27/09
479 Carmen Miranda: Bananas Is My Business IntC $10,170 70.0% 1 $10,170 $14,528 7/5/95
480 The Missing Picture Strand $10,148 19.5% 5 $2,030 $52,164 3/19/14
481 Constantine's Sword FRun $10,131 5.6% 2 $5,065 $179,507 4/18/08
482 The Highest Pass Libre $10,125 49.7% 2 $5,063 $20,386 4/27/12
483 Bonhoeffer FRun $10,099 3.4% 1 $10,099 $296,131 6/20/03
484 I Am Pala. $10,092 0.6% 1 $10,092 $1,591,034 2/18/11
485 Leviathan (2013) CGld $10,000 13.1% 1 $10,000 $76,211 3/1/13
486 Patti Smith: Dream of Life Palm $9,993 32.3% 1 $9,993 $30,918 8/6/08
487 Hannari - Geisha Modern Saku. $9,930 66.3% 1 $9,930 $14,974 11/17/06
488 Full-Tilt Boogie Mira. $9,895 64.6% 6 $1,649 $15,313 7/31/98
489 Sweetgrass CGld $9,870 4.8% 1 $9,870 $207,473 1/6/10
490 Mondovino Think $9,840 4.7% 1 $9,840 $209,618 3/23/05
491 An Unreasonable Man IFC $9,813 5.6% 1 $9,813 $176,647 1/31/07
492 Waste Land Arth. $9,806 5.2% 1 $9,806 $187,716 10/29/10
493 Once in a Lifetime Mira. $9,805 6.8% 1 $9,805 $144,601 7/7/06
494 The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl Kino $9,711 2.2% 1 $9,711 $449,707 3/18/94
495 The Boys of Baraka Think $9,705 3.0% 1 $9,705 $323,860 11/30/05
496 Naked in Ashes Jour $9,690 13.4% 1 $9,690 $72,073 10/21/05
497 If I Die Tonight Indic. $9,646 47.7% 2 $4,823 $20,214 7/31/09
498 Kumare KL $9,601 7.3% 1 $9,601 $132,160 6/20/12
499 The Business of Being Born ICir $9,574 13.7% 1 $9,574 $69,991 1/9/08
500 High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music Tara $9,571 18.0% 1 $9,571 $53,319 4/29/94
AVERAGE
(Wide Releases Only, 20 titles):
$7,425,64426.6%1,346$5,517$27,890,522-
Rows: #1-100, #101-200, #201-300, #301-400, #401-500, #501-600, #601-700, #701-800, #801-900, #901-1000, #1001-1100, #1101-1103

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


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UPCOMING RELEASES
Title (click to view)StudioRelease Date
Something to Cheer About Truly 4/27/07
Alive Inside B360 7/18/14
Video Games: The Movie Vari. 7/18/14
There's No Place Like Utopia RM 7/18/14
The Dog Drft. 8/8/14
What Now? Remind Me CGld 8/8/14
James Cameron's Deepsea Challenge 3D DLA 8/8/14
Expedition to the End of the World Argo. 8/20/14
Last Days in Vietnam AEF 9/5/14
The Green Prince MBox 9/12/14
Fifi Howls From Happiness MBox 9/12/14
Stop the Pounding Heart BWP 9/19/14
Watchers of the Sky MBox 10/10/14
The Overnighters Drft. 11/7/14
Hillsong - Let Hope Rise WB 4/3/15
Monkey Kingdom BV 4/17/15