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, #1001-1074
RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total
Gross
Release
Date
901 872 American Storytellers Indic. $2,974 12.3% 1 $2,974 $24,082 11/7/03
902 739 Girlhood Wells $4,845 12.8% 2 $2,422 $37,977 10/29/03
903 957 Sister Helen Cn4 $2,163 61.1% 1 $2,163 $3,541 10/24/03
904 521 Bus 174 Think $8,625 4.0% 1 $8,625 $217,201 10/8/03
905 279 To Be and to Have NYer $20,528 2.6% 3 $6,842 $777,129 9/19/03
906 489 Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion AL $9,482 1.6% 1 $9,482 $578,241 9/19/03
907 1003 The Backyard Hiqi $1,500 46.9% 1 $1,500 $3,200 8/29/03
908 431 Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator Palm $10,998 7.3% 1 $10,998 $150,268 8/22/03
909 53 Step Into Liquid Art. $135,985 3.7% 5 $27,197 $3,681,803 8/8/03
910 714 Balseros 7Art $5,111 30.5% 1 $5,111 $16,783 7/23/03
911 468 Bonhoeffer FRun $10,099 3.4% 1 $10,099 $296,131 6/20/03
912 380 The Weather Underground Shad. $13,984 2.5% 1 $13,984 $564,632 6/4/03
913 97 Capturing the Friedmans Magn. $65,154 2.1% 3 $21,718 $3,119,113 5/30/03
914 631 Gigantic: A Tale of Two Johns Cow. $6,411 4.0% 1 $6,411 $160,621 5/23/03
915 669 Beyond Vanilla Strand $5,761 21.0% 1 $5,761 $27,396 5/16/03
916 314 Spellbound (2003) Think $17,508 0.3% 1 $17,508 $5,728,581 4/30/03
917 933 A Decade Under the Influence IFC $2,320 6.7% 1 $2,320 $34,837 4/25/03
918 183 Winged Migration SPC $33,128 0.3% 1 $33,128 $10,764,402 4/18/03
919 715 Muhammad Ali, The Greatest Fct. $5,093 25.4% 1 $5,093 $20,073 4/11/03
920 509 Fellini: I'm a Born Liar First $8,981 8.4% 1 $8,981 $106,686 4/2/03
921 491 Stevie Lions $9,383 9.1% 4 $2,345 $103,401 3/28/03
922 576 The Good Old Naughty Days Strand $7,359 12.1% 1 $7,359 $60,862 3/28/03
923 939 Journeys with George Cn4 $2,264 63.1% 1 $2,264 $3,588 3/14/03
924 372 Amandla! Art. $14,181 3.5% 1 $14,181 $405,331 2/19/03
925 1025 The Ballad of Bering Strait Emr. $1,232 85.6% 3 $410 $1,440 2/19/03
926 676 Stone Reader Jet $5,682 2.2% 1 $5,682 $260,523 2/12/03
927 105 Lost in La Mancha IFC $63,303 8.6% 8 $7,912 $732,393 1/31/03
928 500 Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary SPC $9,216 2.4% 1 $9,216 $378,382 1/24/03
929 850 In the Mirror of Maya Deren Zeit. $3,225 39.9% 1 $3,225 $8,077 1/24/03
930 633 7th Street PAc. $6,354 40.7% 1 $6,354 $15,629 1/17/03
931 490 Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky in Our Times FRun $9,442 3.2% 1 $9,442 $290,767 11/22/02
932 783 Etoiles: Dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet FRun $4,117 8.9% 1 $4,117 $46,412 11/8/02
933 420 Derrida Zeit. $11,473 7.3% 1 $11,473 $157,200 10/23/02
934 291 Fidel FRun $19,320 15.9% 2 $9,660 $121,304 10/18/02
935 322 Naqoyqatsi Mira. $17,154 12.9% 2 $8,577 $133,058 10/18/02
936 41 Bowling for Columbine UA $209,148 1.0% 8 $26,143 $21,576,018 10/11/02
937 112 Comedian Mira. $60,224 2.2% 4 $15,056 $2,751,988 10/11/02
938 577 Family Fundamentals Focus $7,352 64.8% 4 $1,838 $11,344 10/11/02
939 457 Shanghai Ghetto Men. $10,356 1.5% 1 $10,356 $712,446 9/27/02
940 362 The Trials of Henry Kissinger FRun $14,667 2.8% 1 $14,667 $516,726 9/25/02
941 672 Biggie and Tupac Roxie $5,728 6.0% 1 $5,728 $94,874 9/20/02
942 668 Crop Circles: Quest for Truth Open $5,763 49.8% 1 $5,763 $11,562 8/23/02
943 832 Revolution OS 7Art $3,500 100.0% 1 $3,500 $3,500 8/23/02
944 73 The Kid Stays in the Picture Focus $89,087 6.2% 4 $22,271 $1,439,232 7/26/02
945 439 I Am Trying to Break Your Heart Cow. $10,776 2.4% 1 $10,776 $445,522 7/26/02
946 968 Ayurveda: The Art of Being Kino $1,938 6.0% 1 $1,938 $32,267 7/17/02
947 493 War Photographer FRun $9,327 15.3% 1 $9,327 $61,040 6/19/02
948 950 Standing by Yourself Cheap $2,200 88.0% 1 $2,200 $2,500 5/17/02
949 324 The Cockettes Strand $17,118 7.8% 3 $5,706 $220,165 5/10/02
950 61 Dogtown and Z-Boys SPC $103,355 7.9% 20 $5,167 $1,300,682 4/26/02
951 203 Scratch Palm $29,677 10.2% 5 $5,935 $289,885 2/15/02
952 248 Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy Mael. $23,865 5.7% 2 $11,932 $421,516 11/30/01
953 269 Trembling Before G-d NYer $21,410 2.7% 1 $21,410 $788,896 10/24/01
954 589 My Voyage to Italy Mira. $7,117 60.9% 1 $7,117 $11,683 10/24/01
955 575 Sobibor, October 14, 1943, 4PM NYer $7,412 18.1% 1 $7,412 $41,040 10/12/01
956 296 The Endurance: Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure Cow. $18,931 0.8% 3 $6,310 $2,453,083 10/5/01
957 454 Chop Suey Zeit. $10,472 5.8% 1 $10,472 $179,914 10/5/01
958 99 Go Tigers! IFC $64,479 42.5% 61 $1,057 $151,779 9/21/01
959 862 Children Underground Cmx. $3,075 24.0% 1 $3,075 $12,798 9/19/01
960 571 Bounce: Behind the Velvet Rope AL $7,502 85.5% 1 $7,502 $8,779 9/7/01
961 551 The Turandot Project Zeit. $7,877 23.5% 2 $3,938 $33,504 8/10/01
962 339 Startup.com Art. $16,118 1.3% 1 $16,118 $1,283,356 5/11/01
963 397 Keep the River on Your Right - A Modern Cannibal Tale IFC $12,623 3.4% 2 $6,311 $373,366 3/30/01
964 396 The Gleaners and I Zeit. $12,655 8.1% 2 $6,327 $155,320 3/7/01
965 758 New York in the 50's Avat. $4,552 38.3% 1 $4,552 $11,882 2/9/01
966 869 Scottsboro: An American Tragedy SMP $2,991 48.8% 1 $2,991 $6,123 1/19/01
967 357 One Day in September SPC $15,149 9.7% 5 $3,029 $156,818 11/17/00
968 591 Sound and Fury AL $7,104 6.2% 2 $3,552 $114,882 10/25/00
969 189 Into the Arms of Strangers WB $32,037 8.4% 5 $6,407 $382,807 9/15/00
970 238 Paragraph 175 NYer $25,007 25.9% 2 $12,503 $96,630 9/13/00
971 608 The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack Lot47 $6,776 3.0% 1 $6,776 $225,682 8/16/00
972 646 Benjamin Smoke Cow. $6,183 16.7% 1 $6,183 $37,111 7/21/00
973 206 American Pimp 7Art $28,699 10.0% 5 $5,739 $287,724 6/9/00
974 267 Grass Una. $21,578 6.9% 2 $10,789 $313,039 5/31/00
975 239 Better Living Through Circuitry 7Art $24,970 30.3% 4 $6,242 $82,378 5/26/00
976 233 The Girl Next Door (2000) Indic. $25,807 3.3% 5 $5,161 $771,712 4/14/00
977 270 Southpaw: The Francis Barrett Story Shoot. $21,381 75.4% 19 $1,125 $28,365 4/7/00
978 389 The Filth and the Fury FL $13,305 2.2% 1 $13,305 $612,192 3/29/00
979 656 Long Night's Journey Into Day 7Art $6,027 11.9% 1 $6,027 $50,715 3/29/00
980 266 Life & Times of Hank Greenberg Cow. $21,675 1.3% 1 $21,675 $1,712,385 1/12/00
981 245 Mr. Death Lions $24,125 4.7% 3 $8,041 $507,941 12/29/99
982 417 42 Up FRun $11,599 3.9% 1 $11,599 $300,880 11/17/99
983 284 American Movie SPC $20,260 1.7% 2 $10,130 $1,165,795 11/5/99
984 487 Beyond the Mat Lions $9,532 0.5% 1 $9,532 $2,053,648 10/22/99
985 1001 Speaking in Strings 7Art $1,519 22.1% 1 $1,519 $6,859 9/10/99
986 573 On the Ropes Wells $7,431 15.9% 1 $7,431 $46,737 8/18/99
987 626 Genghis Blues Roxie $6,524 1.7% 1 $6,524 $374,550 7/1/99
988 637 Regret to Inform AL $6,294 14.2% 1 $6,294 $44,204 6/25/99
989 57 Trekkies ParC $125,636 39.5% 339 $370 $318,246 5/21/99
990 663 Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles Zeit. $5,869 100.0% 1 $5,869 $5,869 4/30/99
991 1027 Beautopia Wells $1,219 42.5% 1 $1,219 $2,870 3/5/99
992 448 Dancemaker AL $10,594 4.1% 3 $3,531 $256,780 3/3/99
993 280 The Last Days Oct. $20,492 4.9% 3 $6,830 $421,432 2/5/99
994 34 Freeriders WM $264,548 9.6% 11 $24,049 $2,750,064 10/20/98
995 424 The Brandon Teena Story Zeit. $11,281 12.2% 1 $11,281 $92,113 9/23/98
996 473 Full-Tilt Boogie Mira. $9,895 64.6% 6 $1,649 $15,313 7/31/98
997 989 Out of the Past (1998) Zeit. $1,671 18.4% 1 $1,671 $9,078 7/31/98
998 564 Hands on a Hard Body Prov. $7,607 1.4% 1 $7,607 $563,482 7/10/98
999 1002 Dear Jesse Cow. $1,508 8.5% 1 $1,508 $17,744 6/26/98
1000 117 Wild Man Blues NL $54,458 10.2% 3 $18,153 $533,759 4/17/98
AVERAGE
(Wide Releases Only, 18 titles):
$7,832,93626.4%1,338$5,854$29,639,283-
Rows: #1-100, #101-200, #201-300, #301-400, #401-500, #501-600, #601-700, #701-800, #801-900, #901-1000, #1001-1074

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


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UPCOMING RELEASES
Title (click to view)StudioRelease Date
Stealing America: Vote by Vote Drct. 8/1/08
For No Good Reason SPC 4/25/14
Fed Up RTWC 5/9/14
The Hornet's Nest Free 5/9/14
Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case ICir 5/16/14
Korengal GoldF 5/30/14
Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon RTWC 6/6/14
Life Itself Magn. Jul 2014
The Dog Drft. 8/8/14
Last Days in Vietnam AEF 9/5/14
The Overnighters Drft. 11/7/14
Monkey Kingdom BV 4/17/15