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, #1101-1116
RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total
Gross
Release
Date
1001 891 Children Underground Cmx. $3,075 24.0% 1 $3,075 $12,798 9/19/01
1002 591 Bounce: Behind the Velvet Rope AL $7,502 85.5% 1 $7,502 $8,779 9/7/01
1003 570 The Turandot Project Zeit. $7,877 23.5% 2 $3,938 $33,504 8/10/01
1004 350 Startup.com Art. $16,118 1.3% 1 $16,118 $1,283,356 5/11/01
1005 412 Keep the River on Your Right - A Modern Cannibal Tale IFC $12,623 3.4% 2 $6,311 $373,366 3/30/01
1006 411 The Gleaners and I Zeit. $12,655 8.1% 2 $6,327 $155,320 3/7/01
1007 784 New York in the 50's Avat. $4,552 38.3% 1 $4,552 $11,882 2/9/01
1008 898 Scottsboro: An American Tragedy SMP $2,991 48.8% 1 $2,991 $6,123 1/19/01
1009 368 One Day in September SPC $15,149 9.7% 5 $3,029 $156,818 11/17/00
1010 612 Sound and Fury AL $7,104 6.2% 2 $3,552 $114,882 10/25/00
1011 194 Into the Arms of Strangers WB $32,037 8.4% 5 $6,407 $382,807 9/15/00
1012 245 Paragraph 175 NYer $25,007 25.9% 2 $12,503 $96,630 9/13/00
1013 629 The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack Lot47 $6,776 3.0% 1 $6,776 $225,682 8/16/00
1014 669 Benjamin Smoke Cow. $6,183 16.7% 1 $6,183 $37,111 7/21/00
1015 212 American Pimp 7Art $28,699 10.0% 5 $5,739 $287,724 6/9/00
1016 276 Grass Una. $21,578 6.9% 2 $10,789 $313,039 5/31/00
1017 246 Better Living Through Circuitry 7Art $24,970 30.3% 4 $6,242 $82,378 5/26/00
1018 240 The Girl Next Door (2000) Indic. $25,807 3.3% 5 $5,161 $771,712 4/14/00
1019 280 Southpaw: The Francis Barrett Story Shoot. $21,381 75.4% 19 $1,125 $28,365 4/7/00
1020 403 The Filth and the Fury FL $13,305 2.2% 1 $13,305 $612,192 3/29/00
1021 679 Long Night's Journey Into Day 7Art $6,027 11.9% 1 $6,027 $50,715 3/29/00
1022 275 Life & Times of Hank Greenberg Cow. $21,675 1.3% 1 $21,675 $1,712,385 1/12/00
1023 252 Mr. Death Lions $24,125 4.7% 3 $8,041 $507,941 12/29/99
1024 433 42 Up FRun $11,599 3.9% 1 $11,599 $300,880 11/17/99
1025 294 American Movie SPC $20,260 1.7% 2 $10,130 $1,165,795 11/5/99
1026 506 Beyond the Mat Lions $9,532 0.5% 1 $9,532 $2,053,648 10/22/99
1027 1037 Speaking in Strings 7Art $1,519 22.1% 1 $1,519 $6,859 9/10/99
1028 593 On the Ropes Wells $7,431 15.9% 1 $7,431 $46,737 8/18/99
1029 648 Genghis Blues Roxie $6,524 1.7% 1 $6,524 $374,550 7/1/99
1030 660 Regret to Inform AL $6,294 14.2% 1 $6,294 $44,204 6/25/99
1031 62 Trekkies ParC $125,636 39.5% 339 $370 $318,246 5/21/99
1032 686 Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles Zeit. $5,869 100.0% 1 $5,869 $5,869 4/30/99
1033 1065 Beautopia Wells $1,219 42.5% 1 $1,219 $2,870 3/5/99
1034 464 Dancemaker AL $10,594 4.1% 3 $3,531 $256,780 3/3/99
1035 290 The Last Days Oct. $20,492 4.9% 3 $6,830 $421,432 2/5/99
1036 36 Freeriders WM $264,548 9.6% 11 $24,049 $2,750,064 10/20/98
1037 440 The Brandon Teena Story Zeit. $11,281 12.2% 1 $11,281 $92,113 9/23/98
1038 492 Full-Tilt Boogie Mira. $9,895 64.6% 6 $1,649 $15,313 7/31/98
1039 1023 Out of the Past (1998) Zeit. $1,671 18.4% 1 $1,671 $9,078 7/31/98
1040 584 Hands on a Hard Body Prov. $7,607 1.4% 1 $7,607 $563,482 7/10/98
1041 1038 Dear Jesse Cow. $1,508 8.5% 1 $1,508 $17,744 6/26/98
1042 122 Wild Man Blues NL $54,458 10.2% 3 $18,153 $533,759 4/17/98
1043 52 The Big One Mira. $146,909 20.4% 33 $4,452 $720,074 4/10/98
1044 846 Stolen Moments FRun $3,636 37.3% 1 $3,636 $9,743 4/10/98
1045 474 A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies BV $10,350 26.5% 1 $10,350 $39,075 3/6/98
1046 341 Kurt and Courtney Roxie $16,835 2.5% 1 $16,835 $668,228 2/27/98
1047 238 Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life Strand $26,101 12.7% 2 $13,051 $205,246 2/13/98
1048 256 Fast, Cheap and Out of Control SPC $23,665 2.7% 2 $11,832 $878,960 10/3/97
1049 462 The Long Way Home 7Art $10,606 17.5% 7 $1,515 $60,509 9/17/97
1050 1024 Beyond Barbed Wire M&A $1,668 53.7% 1 $1,668 $3,109 7/18/97
1051 400 4 Little Girls GV $13,528 10.4% 1 $13,528 $130,146 7/9/97
1052 545 Mandela Palm $8,413 20.0% 8 $1,051 $42,056 3/21/97
1053 26 Rhyme & Reason Mira. $853,589 53.1% 280 $3,048 $1,608,277 3/7/97
1054 550 Troublesome Creek: A Midwestern AL $8,318 5.9% 1 $8,318 $140,000 1/3/97
1055 414 When We Were Kings Gram. $12,479 0.4% 2 $6,239 $2,789,985 10/25/96
1056 183 Looking for Richard FoxS $33,843 2.4% 2 $16,921 $1,408,575 10/11/96
1057 178 Microcosmos Mira. $35,189 2.5% 2 $17,594 $1,433,210 10/9/96
1058 909 Small Wonders Mira. $2,880 13.8% 1 $2,880 $20,819 10/4/96
1059 701 The Line King: Al Hirschfeld Castle $5,677 11.2% 1 $5,677 $50,605 9/27/96
1060 459 Paradise Lost CThnk $10,740 3.9% 1 $10,740 $272,750 9/20/96
1061 72 The Celluloid Closet SPC $95,047 6.8% 9 $10,560 $1,400,591 3/15/96
1062 235 Anne Frank Remembered SPC $26,697 2.0% 4 $6,674 $1,310,200 2/23/96
1063 505 Catwalk Arro. $9,560 33.3% 1 $9,560 $28,672 2/16/96
1064 382 Heidi Fleiss: Hollywood Madame InP $14,321 41.6% 2 $7,160 $34,402 2/9/96
1065 969 Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision OcR $2,273 3.7% 1 $2,273 $62,186 10/20/95
1066 549 Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey OrionC $8,335 3.3% 1 $8,335 $253,311 8/25/95
1067 842 Jupiter's Wife AL $3,673 34.6% 1 $3,673 $10,622 8/18/95
1068 92 Unzipped Mira. $71,275 2.5% 2 $35,637 $2,875,086 8/4/95
1069 483 Carmen Miranda: Bananas Is My Business IntC $10,170 70.0% 1 $10,170 $14,528 7/5/95
1070 175 Wigstock: The Movie Gold. $35,563 5.2% 3 $11,854 $686,152 6/9/95
1071 609 Black Is, Black Ain't Tara $7,120 70.0% 1 $7,120 $10,171 5/5/95
1072 882 Moving the Mountain Oct. $3,199 7.2% 1 $3,199 $44,536 4/26/95
1073 298 Crumb SPC $19,859 0.7% 1 $19,859 $3,041,083 4/21/95
1074 559 Ballot Measure 9 Zeit. $8,143 15.1% 1 $8,143 $53,819 3/31/95
1075 283 A Great Day in Harlem Castle $21,078 4.0% 1 $21,078 $527,034 2/17/95
1076 583 Martha and Ethel SPC $7,622 8.3% 2 $3,811 $91,874 2/3/95
1077 424 Tsahal NYer $12,195 31.5% 1 $12,195 $38,773 1/27/95
1078 437 Brother Minister: The Assassination of Malcolm X CCx $11,437 27.6% 1 $11,437 $41,430 1/11/95
1079 794 Fast Trip, Long Drop Drif $4,438 42.2% 1 $4,438 $10,524 1/6/95
1080 311 Hoop Dreams FL $18,396 0.2% 3 $6,132 $7,830,611 10/14/94
1081 802 Freedom on My Mind Tara $4,272 6.0% 1 $4,272 $71,176 6/22/94
1082 27 The Endless Summer II NL $657,292 30.5% 302 $2,176 $2,155,385 6/3/94
1083 504 High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music Tara $9,571 18.0% 1 $9,571 $53,319 4/29/94
1084 498 The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl Kino $9,711 2.2% 1 $9,711 $449,707 3/18/94
1085 336 The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg FRun $17,112 75.4% 2 $8,556 $22,692 2/17/94
1086 1075 Children of Fate FRun $1,099 63.2% 1 $1,099 $1,738 11/23/93
1087 365 The War Room Oct. $15,264 1.7% 1 $15,264 $901,668 11/3/93
1088 48 Black Diamond Rush WM $161,115 9.9% 11 $14,646 $1,634,386 10/12/93
1089 234 Baraka Gold. $26,812 2.1% 2 $13,406 $1,254,237 9/24/93
1090 814 The Last Party Trit $4,088 36.6% 1 $4,088 $11,156 8/27/93
1091 539 Road Scholar Gold. $8,635 1.4% 1 $8,635 $597,564 7/16/93
1092 1032 Twist (1993) Trit $1,589 4.3% 1 $1,589 $36,875 7/16/93
1093 224 Visions of Light Kino $27,761 3.5% 2 $13,880 $799,856 2/24/93
1094 456 Brother's Keeper CThnk $10,758 0.8% 1 $10,758 $1,305,915 9/9/92
1095 83 A Brief History of Time Trit $84,025 3.7% 5 $16,805 $2,279,692 8/21/92
1096 645 The Panama Deception EPr $6,563 2.1% 1 $6,563 $309,596 7/31/92
1097 303 Incident at Oglala Mira. $19,070 3.6% 3 $6,356 $536,848 5/8/92
1098 513 American Dream Mira. $9,291 3.4% 2 $4,645 $269,823 3/18/92
1099 398 35 Up Gold. $13,690 1.5% 1 $13,690 $922,872 1/15/92
1100 153 Hearts of Darkness Trit $42,992 3.3% 4 $10,748 $1,318,449 11/27/91
AVERAGE
(Wide Releases Only, 20 titles):
$7,425,64426.3%1,346$5,517$28,285,513-
Rows: #1-100, #101-200, #201-300, #301-400, #401-500, #501-600, #601-700, #701-800, #801-900, #901-1000, #1001-1100, #1101-1116

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


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UPCOMING RELEASES
Title (click to view)StudioRelease Date
Liv & Ingmar Jan. 12/13/13
Last Days in Vietnam AEF 9/5/14
Pay 2 Play: Democracy's High Stakes SFI 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
Pump SD 9/19/14
Keep On Keepin' On RTWC 9/19/14
The Overnighters Drft. 10/10/14
Watchers of the Sky MBox 10/10/14
On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter Hann. 11/7/14
Hillsong - Let Hope Rise WB 4/1/15
Monkey Kingdom BV 4/17/15
Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary RTWC 4/24/15