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, #1101-1167
RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total
Gross
Release
Date
901 174 The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill Shadow Dist. $36,731 1.2% 5 $7,346 $3,058,527 2/9/05
902 197 Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love Shadow Dist. $32,598 18.9% 3 $10,866 $172,225 6/12/09
903 215 Girls Rock! Shadow Dist. $29,917 18.8% 7 $4,273 $159,294 3/7/08
904 409 The Weather Underground Shadow Dist. $13,984 2.5% 1 $13,984 $564,632 6/4/03
905 567 Touch the Sound Shadow Dist. $8,435 4.8% 3 $2,811 $176,801 9/7/05
906 644 Under Our Skin Shadow Dist. $7,043 7.1% 1 $7,043 $98,548 6/19/09
907 646 Air Guitar Nation Shadow Dist. $7,035 9.8% 1 $7,035 $71,471 3/23/07
908 821 The Kids Grow Up Shadow Dist. $4,497 37.2% 1 $4,497 $12,095 10/29/10
909 848 Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus Shadow Dist. $4,095 5.1% 1 $4,095 $79,916 7/13/05
910 996 The Beauty Academy of Kabul Shadow Dist. $2,407 1.1% 2 $1,203 $225,448 11/4/05
911 1103 Whiz Kids Shadow Dist. $1,333 24.7% 1 $1,333 $5,386 6/4/10
912 1106 The Yes Men Fix the World Shadow Dist. $1,242 0.6% 2 $621 $194,533 9/25/09
913 1145 Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust Shadow Dist. $630 2.9% 1 $630 $21,507 12/7/07
914 1162 Gypsy Caravan Shadow Dist. $379 0.1% 1 $379 $442,936 1/19/07
915 1019 Pay 2 Play: Democracy's High Stakes Shoot First Inc. $2,233 20.3% 1 $2,233 $11,021 9/5/14
916 292 Southpaw: The Francis Barrett Story Shooting Gallery $21,381 75.4% 19 $1,125 $28,365 4/7/00
917 478 Beautiful Losers Sidetrack Films $10,607 18.8% 1 $10,607 $56,386 8/8/08
918 101 Heavy Petting Skouras $69,007 25.3% 10 $6,900 $272,371 9/22/89
919 746 Killing Kasztner Sky Island Films $5,513 4.9% 1 $5,513 $112,313 10/23/09
920 365 State of Fear Skylight Pictures $16,075 80.2% 1 $16,075 $20,055 1/11/06
921 407 Faster (2004) Slamdance on the Road $13,995 86.0% 1 $13,995 $16,265 4/23/04
922 148 Bra Boys Slowhand Cinema $45,589 29.4% 23 $1,982 $155,056 4/11/08
923 252 Paper Clips Slowhand Cinema $25,535 2.3% 5 $5,107 $1,121,744 11/24/04
924 373 Rape of the Soul Slowhand Cinema $15,602 39.0% 8 $1,950 $39,975 3/17/06
925 435 The Real Dirt on Farmer John Slowhand Cinema $12,376 18.9% 3 $4,125 $65,429 1/20/06
926 1105 Rockets Redglare! Small Planet $1,292 80.5% 1 $1,292 $1,605 9/3/04
927 440 Beware of Mr. Baker Snagfilms $12,195 10.5% 1 $12,195 $116,476 11/28/12
928 545 Decoding Deepak Snagfilms $9,100 100.0% 3 $3,033 $9,100 10/5/12
929 934 Scottsboro: An American Tragedy Social Media Productions $2,991 48.8% 1 $2,991 $6,123 1/19/01
930 801 East of Havana Sony BMG $4,800 41.6% 1 $4,800 $11,550 2/2/07
931 60 Riding Giants Sony Classics $134,400 5.9% 26 $5,169 $2,276,368 7/9/04
932 66 POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold Sony Classics $118,294 18.5% 18 $6,572 $638,476 4/22/11
933 68 Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest Sony Classics $111,982 9.3% 4 $27,996 $1,200,326 7/8/11
934 69 Dogtown and Z-Boys Sony Classics $103,355 7.9% 20 $5,167 $1,300,682 4/26/02
935 75 The Celluloid Closet Sony Classics $95,047 6.8% 9 $10,560 $1,400,591 3/15/96
936 77 It Might Get Loud Sony Classics $92,679 5.8% 7 $13,240 $1,610,163 8/14/09
937 86 Tyson Sony Classics $85,046 9.6% 11 $7,731 $887,918 4/24/09
938 102 Every Little Step Sony Classics $68,504 4.0% 8 $8,563 $1,725,141 4/17/09
939 116 The Gatekeepers Sony Classics $61,552 2.5% 3 $20,517 $2,415,727 2/1/13
940 129 Why We Fight Sony Classics $53,571 3.7% 6 $8,928 $1,439,972 1/20/06
941 139 Tim's Vermeer Sony Classics $49,777 3.0% 4 $12,444 $1,671,377 1/31/14
942 151 Who Killed the Electric Car? Sony Classics $45,138 2.7% 8 $5,642 $1,678,874 6/28/06
943 162 The Fog of War Sony Classics $41,449 1.0% 3 $13,816 $4,198,566 12/19/03
944 167 Inside Job Sony Classics $39,649 0.9% 2 $19,825 $4,312,735 10/8/10
945 178 Jodorowsky's Dune Sony Classics $36,018 5.6% 3 $12,006 $647,280 3/21/14
946 193 Winged Migration Sony Classics $33,128 0.3% 1 $33,128 $10,764,402 4/18/03
947 218 The Armstrong Lie Sony Classics $28,992 7.6% 5 $5,798 $383,294 11/8/13
948 235 Searching for Sugar Man Sony Classics $27,459 0.7% 3 $9,153 $3,696,196 7/27/12
949 244 Anne Frank Remembered Sony Classics $26,697 2.0% 4 $6,674 $1,310,200 2/23/96
950 246 My Kid Could Paint That Sony Classics $26,290 11.4% 8 $3,286 $231,574 10/5/07
951 264 Soul Power Sony Classics $23,893 11.5% 6 $3,982 $207,121 7/10/09
952 266 Fast, Cheap and Out of Control Sony Classics $23,665 2.7% 2 $11,832 $878,960 10/3/97
953 272 The Devil and Daniel Johnston Sony Classics $23,192 6.9% 5 $4,638 $334,450 3/31/06
954 293 Steep Sony Classics $21,189 8.1% 17 $1,246 $260,586 12/21/07
955 307 American Movie Sony Classics $20,260 1.7% 2 $10,130 $1,165,795 11/5/99
956 311 Crumb Sony Classics $19,859 0.7% 1 $19,859 $3,041,083 4/21/95
957 329 American Hardcore Sony Classics $18,102 6.5% 1 $18,102 $279,665 9/22/06
958 346 Sketches of Frank Gehry Sony Classics $17,239 3.9% 2 $8,619 $439,309 5/12/06
959 383 One Day in September Sony Classics $15,149 9.7% 5 $3,029 $156,818 11/17/00
960 403 Standard Operating Procedure Sony Classics $14,108 6.2% 2 $7,054 $229,117 4/25/08
961 418 West of Memphis Sony Classics $13,360 4.3% 5 $2,672 $310,154 12/25/12
962 445 Neil Young Journeys Sony Classics $12,025 5.6% 3 $4,008 $215,026 6/29/12
963 489 Jimmy Carter Man from Plains Sony Classics $10,413 9.6% 7 $1,487 $108,807 10/26/07
964 540 Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary Sony Classics $9,216 2.4% 1 $9,216 $378,382 1/24/03
965 608 Martha and Ethel Sony Classics $7,622 8.3% 2 $3,811 $91,874 2/3/95
966 818 For No Good Reason Sony Classics $4,516 6.7% 2 $2,258 $67,421 4/25/14
967 290 NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage Spacey LTD $21,500 43.4% 3 $7,167 $49,591 5/2/14
968 275 To Be Takei Starz Media $22,846 43.3% 22 $1,038 $52,823 8/22/14
969 238 Happy Valley Stone Five Studios $27,122 40.1% 7 $3,874 $67,665 3/28/08
970 247 Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life Strand $26,101 12.7% 2 $13,051 $205,246 2/13/98
971 301 Ballplayer: Pelotero Strand $20,628 44.7% 10 $2,063 $46,109 7/13/12
972 321 My Flesh and Blood Strand $18,763 46.2% 7 $2,680 $40,573 11/28/03
973 349 The Cockettes Strand $17,118 7.8% 3 $5,706 $220,165 5/10/02
974 502 The Missing Picture Strand $10,148 19.5% 5 $2,030 $52,164 3/19/14
975 543 Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul Strand $9,161 13.0% 1 $9,161 $70,685 6/9/06
976 596 Paper Dolls Strand $7,870 21.5% 3 $2,623 $36,577 9/6/06
977 622 The Good Old Naughty Days Strand $7,359 12.1% 1 $7,359 $60,862 3/28/03
978 664 Picture Me Strand $6,718 55.9% 1 $6,718 $12,008 9/17/10
979 722 Beyond Vanilla Strand $5,761 21.0% 1 $5,761 $27,396 5/16/03
980 738 Of Time and the City Strand $5,595 17.1% 1 $5,595 $32,677 1/21/09
981 923 Dreams of a Life Strand $3,085 36.7% 1 $3,085 $8,405 8/3/12
982 970 The Arbor Strand $2,638 12.2% 1 $2,638 $21,620 4/27/11
983 1043 Cameraman: The Work and Life of Jack Cardiff Strand $1,998 9.6% 1 $1,998 $20,840 5/13/11
984 160 Pump Submarine Deluxe $42,200 47.0% 3 $14,067 $89,787 9/19/14
985 274 Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey Submarine Deluxe $22,963 7.6% 1 $22,963 $304,052 10/21/11
986 384 GMO OMG Submarine Deluxe $15,100 31.8% 1 $15,100 $47,558 9/13/13
987 695 Dear Mr. Watterson Submarine Deluxe $6,199 25.9% 5 $1,240 $23,899 11/15/13
988 734 Casting By Submarine Deluxe $5,649 31.1% 2 $2,825 $18,164 11/1/13
989 847 Weekend of a Champion Submarine Deluxe $4,100 100.0% 2 $2,050 $4,100 11/22/13
990 856 Love, Marilyn Submarine Deluxe $4,000 57.6% 1 $4,000 $6,950 11/30/12
991 922 Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show Submarine Deluxe $3,100 100.0% 1 $3,100 $3,100 10/31/14
992 523 High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music Tara Releasing $9,571 18.0% 1 $9,571 $53,319 4/29/94
993 636 Black Is, Black Ain't Tara Releasing $7,120 70.0% 1 $7,120 $10,171 5/5/95
994 836 Freedom on My Mind Tara Releasing $4,272 6.0% 1 $4,272 $71,176 6/22/94
995 447 Bush's Brain Tartan $11,927 6.7% 4 $2,981 $177,525 8/20/04
996 571 A Man Named Pearl Tentmakers Entertainment $8,378 4.0% 3 $2,792 $208,392 8/31/07
997 811 The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu The Film Desk $4,644 13.6% 1 $4,644 $34,023 9/9/11
998 864 The Windmill Movie The Film Desk $3,832 12.8% 1 $3,832 $30,050 6/17/09
999 36 Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry ThinkFilm $279,219 45.5% 163 $1,713 $614,138 10/1/04
1000 43 The Aristocrats ThinkFilm $243,796 3.8% 4 $60,949 $6,377,461 7/29/05
AVERAGE
(Wide Releases Only, 20 titles):
$7,425,64426.3%1,346$5,517$28,286,590-
Rows: #1-100, #101-200, #201-300, #301-400, #401-500, #501-600, #601-700, #701-800, #801-900, #901-1000, #1001-1100, #1101-1167

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


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UPCOMING RELEASES
Title (click to view)StudioRelease Date
Rebirth Osci. 8/31/11
The Search for General Tso IFC 1/2/15
Red Army SPC 1/23/15
Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter FRun 1/23/15
Above and Beyond ICir 1/30/15
Ballet 422 Magn. 2/6/15
Farewell to Hollywood ICir 2/25/15
Deli Man Cohen 2/27/15
My Life Directed RTWC 2/27/15
Merchants of Doubt SPC 3/6/15
The Salt of the Earth SPC 3/27/15
Hillsong - Let Hope Rise WB 4/1/15
Lambert & Stamp SPC 4/3/15
Monkey Kingdom BV 4/17/15
Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary RTWC 4/24/15
Sunshine Superman Magn. 5/22/15