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
RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total
Gross
Release
Date
901 260 The Devil and Daniel Johnston Sony Classics $23,192 6.9% 5 $4,638 $334,450 3/31/06
902 280 Steep Sony Classics $21,189 8.1% 17 $1,246 $260,586 12/21/07
903 293 American Movie Sony Classics $20,260 1.7% 2 $10,130 $1,165,795 11/5/99
904 297 Crumb Sony Classics $19,859 0.7% 1 $19,859 $3,041,083 4/21/95
905 314 American Hardcore Sony Classics $18,102 6.5% 1 $18,102 $279,665 9/22/06
906 331 Sketches of Frank Gehry Sony Classics $17,239 3.9% 2 $8,619 $439,309 5/12/06
907 367 One Day in September Sony Classics $15,149 9.7% 5 $3,029 $156,818 11/17/00
908 386 Standard Operating Procedure Sony Classics $14,108 6.2% 2 $7,054 $229,117 4/25/08
909 401 West of Memphis Sony Classics $13,360 4.3% 5 $2,672 $310,154 12/25/12
910 426 Neil Young Journeys Sony Classics $12,025 5.6% 3 $4,008 $215,026 6/29/12
911 469 Jimmy Carter Man from Plains Sony Classics $10,413 9.6% 7 $1,487 $108,807 10/26/07
912 517 Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary Sony Classics $9,216 2.4% 1 $9,216 $378,382 1/24/03
913 581 Martha and Ethel Sony Classics $7,622 8.3% 2 $3,811 $91,874 2/3/95
914 782 For No Good Reason Sony Classics $4,516 6.9% 2 $2,258 $65,597 4/25/14
915 277 NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage Spacey LTD $21,500 43.4% 3 $7,167 $49,591 5/2/14
916 228 Happy Valley Stone Five Studios $27,122 40.1% 7 $3,874 $67,665 3/28/08
917 237 Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life Strand $26,101 12.7% 2 $13,051 $205,246 2/13/98
918 287 Ballplayer: Pelotero Strand $20,628 44.7% 10 $2,063 $46,109 7/13/12
919 306 My Flesh and Blood Strand $18,763 46.2% 7 $2,680 $40,573 11/28/03
920 334 The Cockettes Strand $17,118 7.8% 3 $5,706 $220,165 5/10/02
921 482 The Missing Picture Strand $10,148 19.5% 5 $2,030 $52,164 3/19/14
922 520 Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul Strand $9,161 13.0% 1 $9,161 $70,685 6/9/06
923 569 Paper Dolls Strand $7,870 21.5% 3 $2,623 $36,577 9/6/06
924 594 The Good Old Naughty Days Strand $7,359 12.1% 1 $7,359 $60,862 3/28/03
925 635 Picture Me Strand $6,718 55.9% 1 $6,718 $12,008 9/17/10
926 689 Beyond Vanilla Strand $5,761 21.0% 1 $5,761 $27,396 5/16/03
927 705 Of Time and the City Strand $5,595 17.1% 1 $5,595 $32,677 1/21/09
928 883 Dreams of a Life Strand $3,085 36.7% 1 $3,085 $8,405 8/3/12
929 928 The Arbor Strand $2,638 12.2% 1 $2,638 $21,620 4/27/11
930 991 Cameraman: The Work and Life of Jack Cardiff Strand $1,998 9.6% 1 $1,998 $20,840 5/13/11
931 262 Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey Submarine Deluxe $22,963 7.6% 1 $22,963 $304,052 10/21/11
932 368 GMO OMG Submarine Deluxe $15,100 31.8% 1 $15,100 $47,558 9/13/13
933 663 Dear Mr. Watterson Submarine Deluxe $6,199 25.9% 5 $1,240 $23,899 11/15/13
934 701 Casting By Submarine Deluxe $5,649 31.1% 2 $2,825 $18,164 11/1/13
935 809 Weekend of a Champion Submarine Deluxe $4,100 100.0% 2 $2,050 $4,100 11/22/13
936 817 Love, Marilyn Submarine Deluxe $4,000 57.6% 1 $4,000 $6,950 11/30/12
937 502 High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music Tara Releasing $9,571 18.0% 1 $9,571 $53,319 4/29/94
938 607 Black Is, Black Ain't Tara Releasing $7,120 70.0% 1 $7,120 $10,171 5/5/95
939 799 Freedom on My Mind Tara Releasing $4,272 6.0% 1 $4,272 $71,176 6/22/94
940 428 Bush's Brain Tartan $11,927 6.7% 4 $2,981 $177,525 8/20/04
941 545 A Man Named Pearl Tentmakers Entertainment $8,378 4.0% 3 $2,792 $208,392 8/31/07
942 776 The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu The Film Desk $4,644 13.6% 1 $4,644 $34,023 9/9/11
943 825 The Windmill Movie The Film Desk $3,832 12.8% 1 $3,832 $30,050 6/17/09
944 34 Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry ThinkFilm $279,219 45.5% 163 $1,713 $614,138 10/1/04
945 41 The Aristocrats ThinkFilm $243,796 3.8% 4 $60,949 $6,377,461 7/29/05
946 75 Still, We Believe: The Boston Red Sox Movie ThinkFilm $91,388 23.0% 17 $5,375 $396,803 5/7/04
947 118 Murderball ThinkFilm $57,286 3.7% 8 $7,160 $1,531,154 7/8/05
948 164 In the Shadow of the Moon ThinkFilm $38,281 3.4% 4 $9,570 $1,134,358 9/7/07
949 192 The Hip Hop Project ThinkFilm $32,520 70.4% 42 $774 $46,208 5/11/07
950 201 The Agronomist ThinkFilm $30,855 13.6% 7 $4,407 $226,189 4/23/04
951 269 The Story of the Weeping Camel ThinkFilm $21,767 1.2% 2 $10,883 $1,763,052 6/4/04
952 271 Protocols of Zion ThinkFilm $21,733 12.1% 4 $5,433 $178,875 10/21/05
953 318 Encounters at the End of the World ThinkFilm $17,730 1.9% 1 $17,730 $944,933 6/11/08
954 324 Spellbound (2003) ThinkFilm $17,508 0.3% 1 $17,508 $5,728,581 4/30/03
955 360 War/Dance ThinkFilm $15,471 13.4% 3 $5,157 $115,210 11/9/07
956 376 Born Into Brothels ThinkFilm $14,605 0.4% 1 $14,605 $3,515,061 12/8/04
957 425 Festival Express ThinkFilm $12,074 1.0% 1 $12,074 $1,174,079 7/23/04
958 449 Taxi to the Dark Side ThinkFilm $10,930 4.0% 2 $5,465 $274,661 1/18/08
959 492 Mondovino ThinkFilm $9,840 4.7% 1 $9,840 $209,618 3/23/05
960 497 The Boys of Baraka ThinkFilm $9,705 3.0% 1 $9,705 $323,860 11/30/05
961 538 Bus 174 ThinkFilm $8,625 4.0% 1 $8,625 $217,201 10/8/03
962 552 The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till ThinkFilm $8,230 4.0% 1 $8,230 $204,956 8/17/05
963 571 Zoo ThinkFilm $7,811 11.2% 1 $7,811 $69,770 4/25/07
964 611 Ghosts of Cite Soleil ThinkFilm $7,100 14.6% 1 $7,100 $48,752 6/27/07
965 655 Nanking ThinkFilm $6,316 3.9% 1 $6,316 $161,182 12/12/07
966 715 I Like Killing Flies ThinkFilm $5,487 33.8% 1 $5,487 $16,214 7/28/06
967 725 F**k ThinkFilm $5,299 23.7% 2 $2,649 $22,359 11/10/06
968 753 The Last Mogul ThinkFilm $4,965 30.1% 1 $4,965 $16,469 6/24/05
969 759 Genesis ThinkFilm $4,891 29.8% 1 $4,891 $16,413 5/27/05
970 779 Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired ThinkFilm $4,613 7.8% 1 $4,613 $59,192 7/11/08
971 788 Three of Hearts ThinkFilm $4,482 20.9% 1 $4,482 $21,429 10/19/05
972 812 Tell Them Who You Are ThinkFilm $4,060 10.4% 1 $4,060 $39,075 5/13/05
973 936 Lake of Fire ThinkFilm $2,559 10.1% 1 $2,559 $25,317 10/3/07
974 975 Blood and Tears ThinkFilm $2,201 50.4% 1 $2,201 $4,364 6/15/07
975 1058 Glastonbury ThinkFilm $1,179 14.0% 1 $1,179 $8,419 2/23/07
976 1087 The Trials of Darryl Hunt ThinkFilm $619 50.9% 2 $309 $1,217 6/15/07
977 1096 The Big Question ThinkFilm $466 20.7% 1 $466 $2,248 3/17/06
978 793 Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea Tilapia Film $4,424 8.3% 2 $2,212 $53,471 2/24/06
979 1062 The Only Real Game The Only Real Game Movie $1,130 21.0% 1 $1,130 $5,384 3/7/14
980 743 Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story Tostie Productions $5,054 38.6% 1 $5,054 $13,080 3/4/11
981 578 Guest of Cindy Sherman Trela Media $7,685 28.4% 1 $7,685 $27,052 3/27/09
982 518 How to Make Money Selling Drugs Tribeca Film $9,202 23.5% 5 $1,840 $39,192 6/26/13
983 621 Side By Side Tribeca Film $6,956 11.8% 1 $6,956 $58,825 8/17/12
984 819 Ultrasuede Tribeca Film $3,968 34.4% 1 $3,968 $11,539 1/20/12
985 947 Bookers Place Tribeca Film $2,455 44.2% 2 $1,228 $5,549 4/25/12
986 3 One Direction: This is Us TriStar $15,815,497 54.8% 2,735 $5,783 $28,873,374 8/30/13
987 82 A Brief History of Time Triton $84,025 3.7% 5 $16,805 $2,279,692 8/21/92
988 152 Hearts of Darkness Triton $42,992 3.3% 4 $10,748 $1,318,449 11/27/91
989 811 The Last Party Triton $4,088 36.6% 1 $4,088 $11,156 8/27/93
990 1025 Twist (1993) Triton $1,589 4.3% 1 $1,589 $36,875 7/16/93
991 120 The First Saturday in May Truly Indie $54,553 43.9% 20 $2,727 $124,294 4/18/08
992 267 Living in Emergency Truly Indie $21,905 68.0% 7 $3,129 $32,208 6/4/10
993 270 Valentino: The Last Emperor Truly Indie $21,762 1.2% 1 $21,762 $1,755,134 3/18/09
994 451 51 Birch Street Truly Indie $10,827 12.8% 2 $5,413 $84,689 10/18/06
995 597 Incendiary Truly Indie $7,308 32.5% 1 $7,308 $22,457 9/23/11
996 651 Something to Cheer About Truly Indie $6,410 65.6% 9 $712 $9,777 4/27/07
997 789 Vajra Sky Over Tibet Truly Indie $4,471 7.2% 1 $4,471 $62,356 8/18/06
998 863 Fighting for Life Truly Indie $3,423 11.2% 1 $3,423 $30,606 3/7/08
999 1073 Dumbstruck Truly Indie $981 6.4% 1 $981 $15,379 4/15/11
1000 43 Bowling for Columbine United Artists $209,148 1.0% 8 $26,143 $21,576,018 10/11/02
AVERAGE
(Wide Releases Only, 20 titles):
$7,425,64426.3%1,346$5,517$28,250,367-
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
Act of God Zeit. 7/31/09
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