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, #1101-1126
RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total
Gross
Release
Date
101 998 Saints and Sinners Avatar $2,167 56.6% 1 $2,167 $3,826 6/18/04
102 1010 MC5: A True Testimonial Avatar $1,962 18.0% 1 $1,962 $10,888 3/5/04
103 410 The Legend of Pale Male Balcony Releasing $12,910 33.9% 1 $12,910 $38,083 11/24/10
104 434 Enlighten Up! Balcony Releasing $11,799 4.8% 1 $11,799 $246,649 9/12/08
105 455 The Sun Behind the Clouds: Tibet's Struggle for Freedom Balcony Releasing $10,884 16.2% 1 $10,884 $67,095 3/31/10
106 461 Kurt Cobain About a Son Balcony Releasing $10,749 12.4% 2 $5,374 $87,016 10/3/07
107 470 Al Franken: God Spoke Balcony Releasing $10,533 10.2% 2 $5,266 $102,990 9/13/06
108 539 Finding Joe Balcony Releasing $8,753 15.8% 1 $8,753 $55,518 9/30/11
109 559 Pray the Devil Back to Hell Balcony Releasing $8,227 9.1% 1 $8,227 $90,066 11/7/08
110 576 Budrus Balcony Releasing $7,819 11.4% 1 $7,819 $68,353 10/8/10
111 590 Sir! No Sir! Balcony Releasing $7,547 6.5% 2 $3,773 $116,944 4/7/06
112 638 King Corn Balcony Releasing $6,753 6.4% 1 $6,753 $105,422 10/12/07
113 668 Sputnik Mania Balcony Releasing $6,223 54.4% 1 $6,223 $11,441 3/14/08
114 684 Wrestling with Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner Balcony Releasing $5,944 24.0% 1 $5,944 $24,729 10/4/06
115 844 The Dhamma Brothers Balcony Releasing $3,710 9.2% 1 $3,710 $40,492 4/11/08
116 880 Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Times of Hannah Senesh Balcony Releasing $3,316 17.8% 1 $3,316 $18,654 1/28/09
117 903 Stolen Childhoods Balcony Releasing $2,996 100.0% 1 $2,996 $2,996 5/20/05
118 974 Louder Than a Bomb Balcony Releasing $2,300 5.7% 1 $2,300 $40,362 5/18/11
119 1040 Trudell Balcony Releasing $1,592 6.0% 1 $1,592 $26,756 2/3/06
120 1044 Dr. Bronner's Magic Soapbox Balcony Releasing $1,570 7.3% 1 $1,570 $21,579 6/29/07
121 1090 So Much So Fast Balcony Releasing $1,015 4.7% 1 $1,015 $21,525 10/11/06
122 890 Flex is Kings Baxter Bros. $3,152 58.2% 1 $3,152 $5,418 4/4/14
123 701 Better Than Something: Jay Reatard Better Than Something $5,712 26.3% 4 $1,428 $21,697 3/2/12
124 562 Pressure Cooker BEV Pictures $8,151 18.2% 1 $8,151 $44,803 5/27/09
125 611 Alive Inside Bond/360 $7,200 3.4% 1 $7,200 $213,608 7/18/14
126 4 Chimpanzee Buena Vista $10,673,748 36.8% 1,563 $6,829 $28,972,764 4/20/12
127 5 Earth (2009) Buena Vista $8,825,760 27.6% 1,804 $4,892 $32,011,576 4/22/09
128 8 Oceans Buena Vista $6,058,958 31.2% 1,206 $5,024 $19,422,319 4/22/10
129 9 African Cats Buena Vista $6,003,200 38.9% 1,220 $4,921 $15,428,747 4/22/11
130 10 Bears Buena Vista $4,776,267 26.9% 1,720 $2,777 $17,780,194 4/18/14
131 57 America's Heart and Soul Buena Vista $134,939 42.9% 98 $1,376 $314,402 7/2/04
132 60 Morning Light Buena Vista $129,295 46.9% 55 $2,351 $275,497 10/17/08
133 189 Waking Sleeping Beauty Buena Vista $33,115 41.0% 5 $6,623 $80,741 3/26/10
134 378 The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story Buena Vista $14,632 26.4% 5 $2,926 $55,513 5/22/09
135 477 A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies Buena Vista $10,350 26.5% 1 $10,350 $39,075 3/6/98
136 680 Walt & El Grupo Buena Vista $6,059 29.5% 3 $2,020 $20,521 9/9/09
137 756 Los Angeles Plays Itself Burton/Floyd $5,005 72.1% 1 $5,005 $6,945 7/28/04
138 475 The Other City Cabin Films $10,396 46.1% 2 $5,198 $22,539 9/17/10
139 636 Black Gold California Newsreel $6,764 7.2% 3 $2,254 $93,477 10/6/06
140 1018 Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Romeo Dallaire California Newsreel $1,848 2.7% 1 $1,848 $68,249 5/13/05
141 222 Powaqqatsi Cannon Films $27,899 4.7% 1 $27,899 $589,244 4/29/88
142 286 A Great Day in Harlem Castle Hill $21,078 4.0% 1 $21,078 $527,034 2/17/95
143 706 The Line King: Al Hirschfeld Castle Hill $5,677 11.2% 1 $5,677 $50,605 9/27/96
144 941 Klezmer on Fish Street Castle Hill $2,628 45.9% 1 $2,628 $5,724 4/16/04
145 967 The Optimists: The Story of the Rescue of the Bulgarian Jews from the Holocaust Castle Hill $2,377 100.0% 1 $2,377 $2,377 10/21/05
146 991 Standing by Yourself Cheapo Films $2,200 88.0% 1 $2,200 $2,500 5/17/02
147 244 Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey Cinedigm Entertainment $25,573 41.9% 23 $1,112 $61,018 3/8/13
148 348 The Invisible War Cinedigm Entertainment $16,500 22.9% 4 $4,125 $71,968 6/22/12
149 530 Visitors (2014) Cinedigm Entertainment $9,094 10.8% 1 $9,094 $84,577 1/24/14
150 678 Narco Cultura Cinedigm Entertainment $6,093 4.2% 1 $6,093 $145,088 11/22/13
151 679 Our Nixon Cinedigm Entertainment $6,090 29.6% 3 $2,030 $20,584 8/30/13
152 868 Call Me Kuchu Cinedigm Entertainment $3,476 38.1% 1 $3,476 $9,124 6/14/13
153 440 Brother Minister: The Assassination of Malcolm X Cinema Connection $11,437 27.6% 1 $11,437 $41,430 1/11/95
154 747 Cuba: Island of Music Cinema Four $5,071 51.8% 1 $5,071 $9,791 1/16/04
155 979 Journeys with George Cinema Four $2,264 63.1% 1 $2,264 $3,588 3/14/03
156 307 The Beaches of Agnes Cinema Guild $19,032 7.9% 3 $6,344 $239,711 7/2/09
157 492 Leviathan (2013) Cinema Guild $10,000 13.1% 1 $10,000 $76,211 3/1/13
158 496 Sweetgrass Cinema Guild $9,870 4.8% 1 $9,870 $207,473 1/6/10
159 566 Andre Gregory: Before and After Dinner Cinema Guild $7,980 18.6% 1 $7,980 $42,892 4/3/13
160 571 The Interrupters Cinema Guild $7,920 2.8% 1 $7,920 $282,448 7/29/11
161 620 The Order of Myths Cinema Guild $7,056 11.3% 1 $7,056 $62,645 7/25/08
162 691 The Betrayal Cinema Guild $5,864 14.2% 1 $5,864 $41,271 11/21/08
163 710 Step Up to the Plate Cinema Guild $5,643 11.9% 2 $2,822 $47,439 9/14/12
164 732 Patience (After Sebald) Cinema Guild $5,302 33.3% 1 $5,302 $15,941 5/9/12
165 743 Cousin Jules Cinema Guild $5,135 17.5% 1 $5,135 $29,337 11/29/13
166 760 The Woman with the Five Elephants Cinema Guild $4,988 45.2% 1 $4,988 $11,026 7/20/11
167 853 Manakamana Cinema Guild $3,635 15.0% 1 $3,635 $24,182 4/18/14
168 881 Marwencol Cinema Guild $3,276 2.9% 1 $3,276 $112,036 10/8/10
169 891 Primo Levi's Journey Cinema Guild $3,151 14.3% 1 $3,151 $22,026 8/17/07
170 920 The Law in These Parts Cinema Guild $2,814 20.6% 1 $2,814 $13,683 11/16/12
171 957 The Unforeseen Cinema Guild $2,496 2.8% 1 $2,496 $90,287 2/29/08
172 1006 Planet of Snail Cinema Guild $2,011 14.4% 1 $2,011 $13,957 7/25/12
173 1058 What Now? Remind Me Cinema Guild $1,434 46.4% 1 $1,434 $3,089 8/8/14
174 86 Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism Cinema Libre $77,982 16.9% 5 $15,596 $461,572 8/6/04
175 114 America: Freedom to Fascism Cinema Libre $61,200 70.0% 10 $6,120 $87,400 7/28/06
176 200 Uncovered: The War on Iraq Cinema Libre $31,481 13.2% 7 $4,497 $238,924 8/20/04
177 280 South of the Border Cinema Libre $21,545 10.8% 1 $21,545 $198,600 6/25/10
178 375 Through the Fire Cinema Libre $14,769 57.4% 8 $1,846 $25,752 2/10/06
179 489 The Highest Pass Cinema Libre $10,125 49.7% 2 $5,063 $20,386 4/27/12
180 541 Future of Food Cinema Libre $8,721 10.7% 2 $4,360 $81,280 9/14/05
181 542 Giuliani Time Cinema Libre $8,661 39.4% 1 $8,661 $21,967 5/12/06
182 622 Lost Angels: Skid Row is My Home Cinema Libre $7,039 58.5% 1 $7,039 $12,025 12/7/12
183 626 Desert Bayou Cinema Libre $6,976 48.6% 1 $6,976 $14,350 10/5/07
184 644 Bloodline Cinema Libre $6,658 10.3% 1 $6,658 $64,698 5/9/08
185 752 Angels in the Dust Cinema Libre $5,043 43.5% 1 $5,043 $11,606 9/14/07
186 812 Weapons of Mass Deception Cinema Libre $4,216 14.0% 3 $1,405 $30,210 12/3/04
187 899 The Beautiful Truth Cinema Libre $3,025 19.7% 1 $3,025 $15,387 11/14/08
188 982 The Harvest/La Cosecha Cinema Libre $2,245 60.5% 1 $2,245 $3,709 7/29/11
189 1009 Voices in Wartime Cinema Libre $1,966 9.5% 2 $983 $20,702 4/8/05
190 1020 McLibel Cinema Libre $1,821 42.0% 1 $1,821 $4,337 6/10/05
191 1086 The Empire in Africa Cinema Libre $1,088 100.0% 3 $362 $1,088 12/8/06
192 1101 The Fall of Fujimori Cinema Libre $779 16.8% 1 $779 $4,630 5/5/06
193 374 Inni Cinema Purgatorio $14,903 12.1% 3 $4,968 $123,482 10/28/11
194 663 Cropsey Cinema Purgatorio $6,306 12.0% 1 $6,306 $52,476 6/4/10
195 992 Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo Cinema Purgatorio $2,198 37.1% 2 $1,099 $5,922 9/17/10
196 1022 Regina Spektor: Live In London Cinema Purgatorio $1,798 26.9% 9 $200 $6,684 11/19/10
197 897 Children Underground Cinemax $3,075 24.0% 1 $3,075 $12,798 9/19/01
198 73 Celsius 41.11: The Truth Behind the Lies of Fahrenheit 9/11 Citizens United $93,000 100.0% 116 $801 $93,000 10/22/04
199 391 Manda Bala (Send a Bullet) City Lights Pictures Releasing $14,030 11.4% 1 $14,030 $122,905 8/17/07
200 466 Suicide Killers City Lights Pictures Releasing $10,601 58.1% 1 $10,601 $18,239 8/25/06
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, #1101-1126

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


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UPCOMING RELEASES
Title (click to view)StudioRelease Date
China Heavyweight Zeit. 7/6/12
Stop the Pounding Heart BWP 9/19/14
Pump SD 9/19/14
Keep On Keepin' On RTWC 9/19/14
Advanced Style B360 9/26/14
The Overnighters Drft. 10/10/14
Watchers of the Sky MBox 10/10/14
I Am Ali Focus 10/10/14
Algorithms FRun 10/17/14
Citizenfour RTWC 10/24/14
National Gallery Zipp. 11/5/14
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