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, #1101-1166
RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total
Gross
Release
Date
1001 123 Murderball ThinkFilm $57,286 3.7% 8 $7,160 $1,531,154 7/8/05
1002 170 In the Shadow of the Moon ThinkFilm $38,281 3.4% 4 $9,570 $1,134,358 9/7/07
1003 199 The Hip Hop Project ThinkFilm $32,520 70.4% 42 $774 $46,208 5/11/07
1004 209 The Agronomist ThinkFilm $30,855 13.6% 7 $4,407 $226,189 4/23/04
1005 282 The Story of the Weeping Camel ThinkFilm $21,767 1.2% 2 $10,883 $1,763,052 6/4/04
1006 284 Protocols of Zion ThinkFilm $21,733 12.1% 4 $5,433 $178,875 10/21/05
1007 333 Encounters at the End of the World ThinkFilm $17,730 1.9% 1 $17,730 $944,933 6/11/08
1008 339 Spellbound (2003) ThinkFilm $17,508 0.3% 1 $17,508 $5,728,581 4/30/03
1009 376 War/Dance ThinkFilm $15,471 13.4% 3 $5,157 $115,210 11/9/07
1010 393 Born Into Brothels ThinkFilm $14,605 0.4% 1 $14,605 $3,515,061 12/8/04
1011 444 Festival Express ThinkFilm $12,074 1.0% 1 $12,074 $1,174,079 7/23/04
1012 468 Taxi to the Dark Side ThinkFilm $10,930 4.0% 2 $5,465 $274,661 1/18/08
1013 513 Mondovino ThinkFilm $9,840 4.7% 1 $9,840 $209,618 3/23/05
1014 518 The Boys of Baraka ThinkFilm $9,705 3.0% 1 $9,705 $323,860 11/30/05
1015 563 Bus 174 ThinkFilm $8,625 4.0% 1 $8,625 $217,201 10/8/03
1016 579 The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till ThinkFilm $8,230 4.0% 1 $8,230 $204,956 8/17/05
1017 598 Zoo ThinkFilm $7,811 11.2% 1 $7,811 $69,770 4/25/07
1018 640 Ghosts of Cite Soleil ThinkFilm $7,100 14.6% 1 $7,100 $48,752 6/27/07
1019 686 Nanking ThinkFilm $6,316 3.9% 1 $6,316 $161,182 12/12/07
1020 748 I Like Killing Flies ThinkFilm $5,487 33.8% 1 $5,487 $16,214 7/28/06
1021 758 F**k ThinkFilm $5,299 23.7% 2 $2,649 $22,359 11/10/06
1022 786 The Last Mogul ThinkFilm $4,965 30.1% 1 $4,965 $16,469 6/24/05
1023 792 Genesis ThinkFilm $4,891 29.8% 1 $4,891 $16,413 5/27/05
1024 814 Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired ThinkFilm $4,613 7.8% 1 $4,613 $59,192 7/11/08
1025 824 Three of Hearts ThinkFilm $4,482 20.9% 1 $4,482 $21,429 10/19/05
1026 850 Tell Them Who You Are ThinkFilm $4,060 10.4% 1 $4,060 $39,075 5/13/05
1027 980 Lake of Fire ThinkFilm $2,559 10.1% 1 $2,559 $25,317 10/3/07
1028 1025 Blood and Tears ThinkFilm $2,201 50.4% 1 $2,201 $4,364 6/15/07
1029 1113 Glastonbury ThinkFilm $1,179 14.0% 1 $1,179 $8,419 2/23/07
1030 1145 The Trials of Darryl Hunt ThinkFilm $619 50.9% 2 $309 $1,217 6/15/07
1031 1154 The Big Question ThinkFilm $466 20.7% 1 $466 $2,248 3/17/06
1032 829 Plagues and Pleasures on the Salton Sea Tilapia Film $4,424 8.3% 2 $2,212 $53,471 2/24/06
1033 1117 The Only Real Game The Only Real Game Movie $1,130 21.0% 1 $1,130 $5,384 3/7/14
1034 776 Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story Tostie Productions $5,054 38.6% 1 $5,054 $13,080 3/4/11
1035 694 Touch the Wall Touch the Wall, LLC $6,200 51.0% 2 $3,100 $12,156 11/28/14
1036 605 Guest of Cindy Sherman Trela Media $7,685 28.4% 1 $7,685 $27,052 3/27/09
1037 271 NAS: Time is Illmatic Tribeca Film $23,200 14.1% 2 $11,600 $164,540 10/1/14
1038 541 How to Make Money Selling Drugs Tribeca Film $9,202 23.5% 5 $1,840 $39,192 6/26/13
1039 650 Side By Side Tribeca Film $6,956 11.8% 1 $6,956 $58,825 8/17/12
1040 858 Ultrasuede Tribeca Film $3,968 34.4% 1 $3,968 $11,539 1/20/12
1041 993 Bookers Place Tribeca Film $2,455 44.2% 2 $1,228 $5,549 4/25/12
1042 3 One Direction: This is Us TriStar $15,815,497 54.8% 2,735 $5,783 $28,873,374 8/30/13
1043 87 A Brief History of Time Triton $84,025 3.7% 5 $16,805 $2,279,692 8/21/92
1044 157 Hearts of Darkness Triton $42,992 3.3% 4 $10,748 $1,318,449 11/27/91
1045 849 The Last Party Triton $4,088 36.6% 1 $4,088 $11,156 8/27/93
1046 1078 Twist (1993) Triton $1,589 4.3% 1 $1,589 $36,875 7/16/93
1047 125 The First Saturday in May Truly Indie $54,553 43.9% 20 $2,727 $124,294 4/18/08
1048 280 Living in Emergency Truly Indie $21,905 68.0% 7 $3,129 $32,208 6/4/10
1049 283 Valentino: The Last Emperor Truly Indie $21,762 1.2% 1 $21,762 $1,755,134 3/18/09
1050 470 51 Birch Street Truly Indie $10,827 12.8% 2 $5,413 $84,689 10/18/06
1051 625 Incendiary Truly Indie $7,308 32.5% 1 $7,308 $22,457 9/23/11
1052 682 Something to Cheer About Truly Indie $6,410 65.6% 9 $712 $9,777 4/27/07
1053 825 Vajra Sky Over Tibet Truly Indie $4,471 7.2% 1 $4,471 $62,356 8/18/06
1054 902 Fighting for Life Truly Indie $3,423 11.2% 1 $3,423 $30,606 3/7/08
1055 1129 Dumbstruck Truly Indie $981 6.4% 1 $981 $15,379 4/15/11
1056 45 Bowling for Columbine United Artists $209,148 1.0% 8 $26,143 $21,576,018 10/11/02
1057 261 The Yes Men United Artists $24,373 9.5% 3 $8,124 $255,364 9/24/04
1058 288 Grass Unapix Ent. $21,578 6.9% 2 $10,789 $313,039 5/31/00
1059 263 Imelda Unico Entertainment $24,077 12.0% 6 $4,012 $200,992 6/9/04
1060 31 First Descent Universal $438,615 58.4% 243 $1,805 $750,805 12/2/05
1061 82 Inside Deep Throat Universal $88,709 12.8% 12 $7,392 $691,880 2/11/05
1062 434 Fuel Unknown $12,386 38.2% 4 $3,097 $32,465 9/18/09
1063 981 Plot for Peace Unknown $2,554 36.2% 2 $1,277 $7,051 10/31/14
1064 1003 Twisted: A Balloonamentary Unknown $2,354 55.8% 1 $2,354 $4,218 5/23/08
1065 115 Sound City Variance Films $62,842 14.9% 16 $3,928 $422,853 2/1/13
1066 361 The Lottery Variance Films $16,435 30.1% 1 $16,435 $54,543 6/11/10
1067 425 Video Games: The Movie Variance Films $12,759 55.4% 25 $510 $23,043 7/18/14
1068 456 Nursery University Variance Films $11,307 43.4% 1 $11,307 $26,042 4/24/09
1069 485 Walking on Dead Fish Variance Films $10,524 34.7% 1 $10,524 $30,328 9/19/08
1070 493 Elena (2014) Variance Films $10,341 40.1% 1 $10,341 $25,788 5/30/14
1071 498 Citizen Koch Variance Films $10,200 6.6% 1 $10,200 $153,908 6/6/14
1072 626 God Loves Uganda Variance Films $7,300 14.2% 1 $7,300 $51,229 10/11/13
1073 631 Until the Light Takes Us Variance Films $7,246 5.6% 1 $7,246 $130,441 12/4/09
1074 678 Hit So Hard Variance Films $6,500 19.1% 1 $6,500 $34,025 4/13/12
1075 714 American: The Bill Hicks Story Variance Films $5,872 6.4% 1 $5,872 $92,234 4/8/11
1076 813 Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields Variance Films $4,620 6.7% 1 $4,620 $68,719 10/27/10
1077 826 Terms and Conditions May Apply Variance Films $4,446 8.0% 1 $4,446 $55,824 7/12/13
1078 872 How to Live Forever Variance Films $3,716 6.1% 1 $3,716 $60,630 5/13/11
1079 890 Elevate Variance Films $3,547 63.6% 1 $3,547 $5,580 10/21/11
1080 988 After the Cup: Sons of Sakhnin United Variance Films $2,501 21.7% 1 $2,501 $11,538 5/21/10
1081 1072 Addiction Incorporated Variance Films $1,629 4.1% 1 $1,629 $40,106 12/14/11
1082 1074 American Made Movie Variance Films $1,613 3.6% 2 $807 $45,175 8/30/13
1083 1116 Head Games Variance Films $1,152 8.2% 2 $576 $14,056 9/21/12
1084 1125 The Weird World of Blowfly Variance Films $1,036 33.8% 1 $1,036 $3,062 9/16/11
1085 932 Fatal Assistance Velvet Films $3,000 100.0% 1 $3,000 $3,000 2/28/14
1086 593 American Mustang Vitagraph $7,906 16.2% 1 $7,906 $48,700 1/17/14
1087 599 Collapse Vitagraph $7,800 16.6% 1 $7,800 $46,964 11/6/09
1088 653 Running From Crazy Vitagraph $6,822 20.5% 1 $6,822 $33,300 11/1/13
1089 938 Sunset Story Vitagraph $2,966 16.9% 1 $2,966 $17,508 2/25/05
1090 940 The Hacker Wars Vitagraph $2,958 85.2% 1 $2,958 $3,470 10/17/14
1091 967 Knuckle Vitagraph $2,647 100.0% 3 $882 $2,647 12/9/11
1092 42 Generation Iron The Vladar Company $245,000 28.8% 53 $4,623 $849,521 9/20/13
1093 1134 Death Metal Angola The Vladar Company $895 19.1% 1 $895 $4,674 11/7/14
1094 242 Beyond Sight: The Derek Rabelo Story Walking on Water Films $26,840 26.6% 2 $13,420 $101,074 3/7/14
1095 25 Imagine: John Lennon Warner Bros. $1,412,213 37.6% 561 $2,517 $3,753,977 10/7/88
1096 71 Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones Warner Bros. $99,740 12.8% 26 $3,836 $776,699 10/5/90
1097 89 Roger and Me Warner Bros. $80,253 1.2% 4 $20,063 $6,706,368 12/22/89
1098 201 Into the Arms of Strangers Warner Bros. $32,037 8.4% 5 $6,407 $382,807 9/15/00
1099 38 Freeriders Warren Miller $264,548 9.6% 11 $24,049 $2,750,064 10/20/98
1100 50 Black Diamond Rush Warren Miller $161,115 9.9% 11 $14,646 $1,634,386 10/12/93
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, #1101-1166

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


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UPCOMING RELEASES
Title (click to view)StudioRelease Date
Full Battle Rattle MEnd 7/9/08
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