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 121 The First Saturday in May Truly Indie $54,553 43.9% 20 $2,727 $124,294 4/18/08
1002 268 Living in Emergency Truly Indie $21,905 68.0% 7 $3,129 $32,208 6/4/10
1003 271 Valentino: The Last Emperor Truly Indie $21,762 1.2% 1 $21,762 $1,755,134 3/18/09
1004 453 51 Birch Street Truly Indie $10,827 12.8% 2 $5,413 $84,689 10/18/06
1005 599 Incendiary Truly Indie $7,308 32.5% 1 $7,308 $22,457 9/23/11
1006 654 Something to Cheer About Truly Indie $6,410 65.6% 9 $712 $9,777 4/27/07
1007 792 Vajra Sky Over Tibet Truly Indie $4,471 7.2% 1 $4,471 $62,356 8/18/06
1008 867 Fighting for Life Truly Indie $3,423 11.2% 1 $3,423 $30,606 3/7/08
1009 1082 Dumbstruck Truly Indie $981 6.4% 1 $981 $15,379 4/15/11
1010 43 Bowling for Columbine United Artists $209,148 1.0% 8 $26,143 $21,576,018 10/11/02
1011 251 The Yes Men United Artists $24,373 9.5% 3 $8,124 $255,364 9/24/04
1012 276 Grass Unapix Ent. $21,578 6.9% 2 $10,789 $313,039 5/31/00
1013 253 Imelda Unico Entertainment $24,077 12.0% 6 $4,012 $200,992 6/9/04
1014 30 First Descent Universal $438,615 58.4% 243 $1,805 $750,805 12/2/05
1015 79 Inside Deep Throat Universal $88,709 12.8% 12 $7,392 $691,880 2/11/05
1016 417 Fuel Unknown $12,386 38.2% 4 $3,097 $32,465 9/18/09
1017 961 Twisted: A Balloonamentary Unknown $2,354 55.8% 1 $2,354 $4,218 5/23/08
1018 111 Sound City Variance Films $62,842 14.9% 16 $3,928 $422,853 2/1/13
1019 347 The Lottery Variance Films $16,435 30.1% 1 $16,435 $54,543 6/11/10
1020 408 Video Games: The Movie Variance Films $12,759 55.4% 25 $510 $23,043 7/18/14
1021 439 Nursery University Variance Films $11,307 43.4% 1 $11,307 $26,042 4/24/09
1022 468 Walking on Dead Fish Variance Films $10,524 34.7% 1 $10,524 $30,328 9/19/08
1023 475 Elena (2014) Variance Films $10,341 40.1% 1 $10,341 $25,788 5/30/14
1024 480 Citizen Koch Variance Films $10,200 6.6% 1 $10,200 $153,908 6/6/14
1025 600 God Loves Uganda Variance Films $7,300 14.2% 1 $7,300 $51,229 10/11/13
1026 605 Until the Light Takes Us Variance Films $7,246 5.6% 1 $7,246 $130,441 12/4/09
1027 650 Hit So Hard Variance Films $6,500 19.1% 1 $6,500 $34,025 4/13/12
1028 685 American: The Bill Hicks Story Variance Films $5,872 6.4% 1 $5,872 $92,234 4/8/11
1029 781 Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields Variance Films $4,620 6.7% 1 $4,620 $68,719 10/27/10
1030 793 Terms and Conditions May Apply Variance Films $4,446 8.0% 1 $4,446 $55,824 7/12/13
1031 837 How to Live Forever Variance Films $3,716 6.1% 1 $3,716 $60,630 5/13/11
1032 855 Elevate Variance Films $3,547 63.6% 1 $3,547 $5,580 10/21/11
1033 949 After the Cup: Sons of Sakhnin United Variance Films $2,501 21.7% 1 $2,501 $11,538 5/21/10
1034 1026 Addiction Incorporated Variance Films $1,629 4.1% 1 $1,629 $40,106 12/14/11
1035 1028 American Made Movie Variance Films $1,613 3.6% 2 $807 $45,175 8/30/13
1036 1070 Head Games Variance Films $1,152 8.2% 2 $576 $14,056 9/21/12
1037 1078 The Weird World of Blowfly Variance Films $1,036 33.8% 1 $1,036 $3,062 9/16/11
1038 896 Fatal Assistance Velvet Films $3,000 100.0% 1 $3,000 $3,000 2/28/14
1039 568 American Mustang Vitagraph $7,906 16.2% 1 $7,906 $48,700 1/17/14
1040 574 Collapse Vitagraph $7,800 16.6% 1 $7,800 $46,964 11/6/09
1041 626 Running From Crazy Vitagraph $6,822 20.5% 1 $6,822 $33,300 11/1/13
1042 902 Sunset Story Vitagraph $2,966 16.9% 1 $2,966 $17,508 2/25/05
1043 930 Knuckle Vitagraph $2,647 100.0% 3 $882 $2,647 12/9/11
1044 40 Generation Iron The Vladar Company $245,000 28.8% 53 $4,623 $849,521 9/20/13
1045 233 Beyond Sight: The Derek Rabelo Story Walking on Water Films $26,840 26.6% 2 $13,420 $101,074 3/7/14
1046 24 Imagine: John Lennon Warner Bros. $1,412,213 37.6% 561 $2,517 $3,753,977 10/7/88
1047 68 Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones Warner Bros. $99,740 12.8% 26 $3,836 $776,699 10/5/90
1048 85 Roger and Me Warner Bros. $80,253 1.2% 4 $20,063 $6,706,368 12/22/89
1049 194 Into the Arms of Strangers Warner Bros. $32,037 8.4% 5 $6,407 $382,807 9/15/00
1050 36 Freeriders Warren Miller $264,548 9.6% 11 $24,049 $2,750,064 10/20/98
1051 48 Black Diamond Rush Warren Miller $161,115 9.9% 11 $14,646 $1,634,386 10/12/93
1052 507 What Would Jesus Buy? Warrior Poets Releasing $9,527 4.8% 1 $9,527 $200,010 11/16/07
1053 51 Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? Weinstein Company $148,698 38.6% 102 $1,457 $384,955 4/18/08
1054 64 Bully (2012) Weinstein Company $116,472 41.7% 5 $23,294 $279,202 3/30/12
1055 81 Salinger Weinstein Company $86,956 14.9% 4 $21,739 $583,633 9/6/13
1056 128 The Tillman Story Weinstein Company $52,185 6.5% 4 $13,046 $802,535 8/20/10
1057 134 Shut Up and Sing Weinstein Company $50,103 4.1% 4 $12,525 $1,215,045 10/27/06
1058 186 Undefeated (2012) Weinstein Company $33,165 5.9% 5 $6,633 $562,218 2/17/12
1059 429 Pete Seeger: The Power of Song Weinstein Company $11,945 13.5% 1 $11,945 $88,312 10/26/07
1060 248 Unknown White Male Wellspring $24,591 19.4% 4 $6,147 $126,836 2/24/06
1061 360 In the Realms of the Unreal Wellspring $15,477 3.7% 3 $5,159 $417,120 12/22/04
1062 410 Tarnation Wellspring $12,740 2.2% 1 $12,740 $592,014 10/6/04
1063 593 On the Ropes Wellspring $7,431 15.9% 1 $7,431 $46,737 8/18/99
1064 765 Girlhood Wellspring $4,845 12.8% 2 $2,422 $37,977 10/29/03
1065 886 Reel Paradise Wellspring $3,100 9.7% 1 $3,100 $31,918 8/17/05
1066 1065 Beautopia Wellspring $1,219 42.5% 1 $1,219 $2,870 3/5/99
1067 13 March of the Penguins Warner Independent $4,382,340 5.7% 695 $6,305 $77,437,223 7/22/05
1068 115 The 11th Hour Warner Independent $60,853 8.6% 4 $15,213 $707,343 8/17/07
1069 260 Darfur Now Warner Independent $23,217 21.3% 3 $7,739 $109,107 11/2/07
1070 760 Sisters in Law Women Make Movies $4,895 14.7% 1 $4,895 $33,312 4/12/06
1071 150 Veil of Tears Word Films $44,358 61.5% 8 $5,545 $72,078 3/28/14
1072 557 Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope Wrekin Hill $8,203 23.7% 3 $2,734 $34,665 4/6/12
1073 819 Rock Bottom Wringing Hands Prods. $4,017 31.2% 1 $4,017 $12,890 3/2/07
1074 601 Storm Surfers 3D Xlrator Media $7,299 6.2% 2 $3,650 $117,090 4/26/13
1075 177 Koch Zeitgeist $35,196 10.3% 2 $17,598 $342,941 2/1/13
1076 185 Bill Cunningham New York Zeitgeist $33,677 2.2% 1 $33,677 $1,510,026 3/16/11
1077 213 Trouble the Water Zeitgeist $28,606 5.5% 3 $9,535 $520,151 8/22/08
1078 292 Last Train Home Zeitgeist $20,418 7.1% 1 $20,418 $288,328 9/3/10
1079 353 Up the Yangtze Zeitgeist $15,851 2.0% 1 $15,851 $783,969 4/25/08
1080 411 The Gleaners and I Zeitgeist $12,655 8.1% 2 $6,327 $155,320 3/7/01
1081 420 Ballets Russes Zeitgeist $12,230 1.5% 1 $12,230 $815,848 10/26/05
1082 426 Examined Life Zeitgeist $12,085 10.0% 1 $12,085 $120,712 2/25/09
1083 434 One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das Zeitgeist $11,515 11.5% 1 $11,515 $100,401 5/8/13
1084 436 Derrida Zeitgeist $11,473 7.3% 1 $11,473 $157,200 10/23/02
1085 438 Into Great Silence Zeitgeist $11,355 1.4% 1 $11,355 $790,452 2/28/07
1086 440 The Brandon Teena Story Zeitgeist $11,281 12.2% 1 $11,281 $92,113 9/23/98
1087 470 Chop Suey Zeitgeist $10,472 5.8% 1 $10,472 $179,914 10/5/01
1088 476 Chris & Don. A Love Story Zeitgeist $10,337 4.8% 2 $5,169 $216,110 6/13/08
1089 518 Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, The Mistress and the Tangerine Zeitgeist $9,220 9.6% 1 $9,220 $95,865 6/25/08
1090 521 The Pervert's Guide to Ideology Zeitgeist $9,165 13.5% 1 $9,165 $67,966 11/1/13
1091 523 Manufactured Landscapes Zeitgeist $9,129 3.8% 1 $9,129 $240,239 6/20/07
1092 559 Ballot Measure 9 Zeitgeist $8,143 15.1% 1 $8,143 $53,819 3/31/95
1093 570 The Turandot Project Zeitgeist $7,877 23.5% 2 $3,938 $33,504 8/10/01
1094 615 Zizek! Zeitgeist $7,062 35.0% 1 $7,062 $20,177 11/18/05
1095 646 Horse Boy Zeitgeist $6,554 4.2% 3 $2,185 $156,612 9/30/09
1096 686 Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles Zeitgeist $5,869 100.0% 1 $5,869 $5,869 4/30/99
1097 690 Women, Art, Revolution Zeitgeist $5,791 11.0% 2 $2,896 $52,681 6/1/11
1098 693 Paul Goodman Changed My Life Zeitgeist $5,754 16.1% 1 $5,754 $35,671 10/19/11
1099 732 Let the Fire Burn Zeitgeist $5,226 8.1% 1 $5,226 $64,489 10/2/13
1100 736 The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden Zeitgeist $5,185 2.1% 1 $5,185 $247,159 4/4/14
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