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, #1101-1106
RankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total
Gross
Release
Date
501 The Business of Being Born ICir $9,574 13.7% 1 $9,574 $69,991 1/9/08
502 High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music Tara $9,571 18.0% 1 $9,571 $53,319 4/29/94
503 Catwalk Arro. $9,560 33.3% 1 $9,560 $28,672 2/16/96
504 Beyond the Mat Lions $9,532 0.5% 1 $9,532 $2,053,648 10/22/99
505 What Would Jesus Buy? WarP $9,527 4.8% 1 $9,527 $200,010 11/16/07
506 Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion AL $9,482 1.6% 1 $9,482 $578,241 9/19/03
507 Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky in Our Times FRun $9,442 3.2% 1 $9,442 $290,767 11/22/02
508 Stevie Lions $9,383 9.1% 4 $2,345 $103,401 3/28/03
509 Spark: A Burning Man Story P/FB $9,366 7.8% 2 $4,683 $120,459 8/16/13
510 War Photographer FRun $9,327 15.3% 1 $9,327 $61,040 6/19/02
511 American Dream Mira. $9,291 3.4% 2 $4,645 $269,823 3/18/92
512 Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary FRun $9,283 24.6% 1 $9,283 $37,731 2/1/13
513 Limelight Magn. $9,259 15.3% 1 $9,259 $60,335 9/23/11
514 Dare Not Walk Alone Indic. $9,259 17.7% 3 $3,086 $52,166 4/25/08
515 Herb & Dorothy Arth. $9,242 4.7% 2 $4,621 $194,721 6/5/09
516 Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, The Mistress and the Tangerine Zeit. $9,220 9.6% 1 $9,220 $95,865 6/25/08
517 Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary SPC $9,216 2.4% 1 $9,216 $378,382 1/24/03
518 How to Make Money Selling Drugs Trib. $9,202 23.5% 5 $1,840 $39,192 6/26/13
519 The Pervert's Guide to Ideology Zeit. $9,165 13.5% 1 $9,165 $67,966 11/1/13
520 Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul Strand $9,161 13.0% 1 $9,161 $70,685 6/9/06
521 Manufactured Landscapes Zeit. $9,129 3.8% 1 $9,129 $240,239 6/20/07
522 Decoding Deepak SF $9,100 100.0% 3 $3,033 $9,100 10/5/12
523 Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt Palm $9,098 7.0% 1 $9,098 $129,988 12/2/05
524 Visitors (2014) Cdgm. $9,094 10.8% 1 $9,094 $84,577 1/24/14
525 2012: Time for Change Mang. $9,009 13.2% 1 $9,009 $68,339 4/9/10
526 Fellini: I'm a Born Liar First $8,981 8.4% 1 $8,981 $106,686 4/2/03
527 The Five Obstructions Koch $8,940 5.4% 1 $8,940 $165,845 5/26/04
528 Last Call at the Oasis ATO $8,899 21.0% 3 $2,966 $42,423 5/4/12
529 Show Business Reg. $8,829 5.8% 1 $8,829 $151,792 5/11/07
530 Love Etc. Pala. $8,781 20.1% 2 $4,391 $43,593 7/1/11
531 Orgasm Inc. FRun $8,773 17.9% 2 $4,387 $49,001 2/11/11
532 The Ghosts In Our Machine GMI $8,756 42.3% 1 $8,756 $20,709 11/8/13
533 Finding Joe Bal. $8,753 15.8% 1 $8,753 $55,518 9/30/11
534 How to Cook Your Life RAtt. $8,741 10.0% 4 $2,185 $87,370 10/26/07
535 Future of Food Libre $8,721 10.7% 2 $4,360 $81,280 9/14/05
536 Giuliani Time Libre $8,661 39.4% 1 $8,661 $21,967 5/12/06
537 Road Scholar Gold. $8,635 1.4% 1 $8,635 $597,564 7/16/93
538 Bus 174 Think $8,625 4.0% 1 $8,625 $217,201 10/8/03
539 The Take Icar. $8,625 28.4% 1 $8,625 $30,380 9/22/04
540 Gotta Dance Mitro. $8,576 34.2% 1 $8,576 $25,108 7/31/09
541 This So-Called Disaster IFC $8,435 3.7% 1 $8,435 $226,658 4/21/04
542 Touch the Sound Shad. $8,435 4.8% 3 $2,811 $176,801 9/7/05
543 Mandela Palm $8,413 20.0% 8 $1,051 $42,056 3/21/97
544 Praying with Lior FRun $8,401 10.2% 1 $8,401 $82,553 2/1/08
545 A Man Named Pearl Tent. $8,378 4.0% 3 $2,792 $208,392 8/31/07
546 Deep Blue Mira. $8,373 6.3% 2 $4,186 $132,261 6/3/05
547 Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey OrionC $8,335 3.3% 1 $8,335 $253,311 8/25/95
548 Troublesome Creek: A Midwestern AL $8,318 5.9% 1 $8,318 $140,000 1/3/97
549 Bhutto FRun $8,275 8.3% 2 $4,138 $100,202 12/3/10
550 Oh My God? Mitro. $8,263 21.6% 3 $2,754 $38,244 11/13/09
551 Been Rich All My Life FRun $8,252 22.7% 1 $8,252 $36,406 7/21/06
552 The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till Think $8,230 4.0% 1 $8,230 $204,956 8/17/05
553 Pray the Devil Back to Hell Bal. $8,227 9.1% 1 $8,227 $90,066 11/7/08
554 Hava Nagila (The Movie) ICir $8,218 2.2% 1 $8,218 $370,218 3/1/13
555 Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope WHE $8,203 23.7% 3 $2,734 $34,665 4/6/12
556 Pressure Cooker BevP $8,151 18.2% 1 $8,151 $44,803 5/27/09
557 Ballot Measure 9 Zeit. $8,143 15.1% 1 $8,143 $53,819 3/31/95
558 Saving Marriage Reg. $8,044 43.0% 2 $4,022 $18,720 10/17/08
559 Teenage Osci. $8,000 19.9% 1 $8,000 $40,169 3/14/14
560 Andre Gregory: Before and After Dinner CGld $7,980 18.6% 1 $7,980 $42,892 4/3/13
561 Our Brand Is Crisis Koch $7,970 4.8% 1 $7,970 $166,750 3/1/06
562 Crazy Horse Zipp. $7,963 5.0% 1 $7,963 $157,782 1/18/12
563 Ain't In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm KL $7,937 7.0% 1 $7,937 $113,966 4/19/13
564 Billy the Kid Elep. $7,923 15.0% 1 $7,923 $52,823 12/5/07
565 The Interrupters CGld $7,920 2.8% 1 $7,920 $282,448 7/29/11
566 American Mustang Vita. $7,906 16.2% 1 $7,906 $48,700 1/17/14
567 Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story ICir $7,882 7.0% 1 $7,882 $112,679 5/4/12
568 The Turandot Project Zeit. $7,877 23.5% 2 $3,938 $33,504 8/10/01
569 Paper Dolls Strand $7,870 21.5% 3 $2,623 $36,577 9/6/06
570 Budrus Bal. $7,819 11.4% 1 $7,819 $68,353 10/8/10
571 Zoo Think $7,811 11.2% 1 $7,811 $69,770 4/25/07
572 Collapse Vita. $7,800 16.6% 1 $7,800 $46,964 11/6/09
573 Somewhere Between Long Shot $7,799 3.7% 1 $7,799 $210,975 8/24/12
574 Favela Rising Moch. $7,768 39.3% 1 $7,768 $19,781 6/2/06
575 Watermark EOne $7,724 9.1% 2 $3,862 $84,464 4/4/14
576 A Walk to Beautiful Engel $7,718 100.0% 1 $7,718 $7,718 2/8/08
577 Meeting Resistance ICir $7,712 37.4% 2 $3,856 $20,616 10/19/07
578 Guest of Cindy Sherman Trela $7,685 28.4% 1 $7,685 $27,052 3/27/09
579 American Meat LB $7,659 71.9% 1 $7,659 $10,650 4/12/13
580 Meet the Fokkens KL $7,628 24.8% 1 $7,628 $30,810 8/8/12
581 Martha and Ethel SPC $7,622 8.3% 2 $3,811 $91,874 2/3/95
582 Hands on a Hard Body Prov. $7,607 1.4% 1 $7,607 $563,482 7/10/98
583 Word Wars 7Art $7,559 6.8% 1 $7,559 $110,617 5/28/04
584 Sir! No Sir! Bal. $7,547 6.5% 2 $3,773 $116,944 4/7/06
585 Big Men Abr. $7,539 13.4% 1 $7,539 $56,286 3/14/14
586 Who Gets to Call It Art? Palm $7,520 27.5% 1 $7,520 $27,344 2/1/06
587 Making the Boys FRun $7,513 22.5% 1 $7,513 $33,443 3/11/11
588 That Man: Peter Berlin Gori. $7,511 13.6% 1 $7,511 $55,398 1/13/06
589 Bounce: Behind the Velvet Rope AL $7,502 85.5% 1 $7,502 $8,779 9/7/01
590 Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple 7Art $7,482 5.0% 1 $7,482 $148,292 10/20/06
591 On the Ropes Wells $7,431 15.9% 1 $7,431 $46,737 8/18/99
592 For the Bible Tells Me So FRun $7,412 2.4% 1 $7,412 $312,751 10/5/07
593 Sobibor, October 14, 1943, 4PM NYer $7,412 18.1% 1 $7,412 $41,040 10/12/01
594 The Good Old Naughty Days Strand $7,359 12.1% 1 $7,359 $60,862 3/28/03
595 Family Fundamentals Focus $7,352 64.8% 4 $1,838 $11,344 10/11/02
596 We Live in Public Abr. $7,325 17.6% 1 $7,325 $41,711 8/28/09
597 Incendiary Truly $7,308 32.5% 1 $7,308 $22,457 9/23/11
598 God Loves Uganda Vari. $7,300 14.2% 1 $7,300 $51,229 10/11/13
599 Storm Surfers 3D XL $7,299 6.2% 2 $3,650 $117,090 4/26/13
600 Rising From Ashes FRun $7,298 18.9% 3 $2,433 $38,602 8/2/13
AVERAGE
(Wide Releases Only, 20 titles):
$7,425,64426.3%1,346$5,517$28,181,293-
Rows: #1-100, #101-200, #201-300, #301-400, #401-500, #501-600, #601-700, #701-800, #801-900, #901-1000, #1001-1100, #1101-1106

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


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UPCOMING RELEASES
Title (click to view)StudioRelease Date
Birth of the Living Dead FRun 10/18/13
The Dog Drft. 8/8/14
What Now? Remind Me CGld 8/8/14
Fifi Howls From Happiness MBox 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
I Am Eleven ICir 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 4/1/15
Monkey Kingdom BV 4/17/15