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, #1101-1148
RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total
Gross
Release
Date
101 653 Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore? At Risk Films $6,742 19.0% 1 $6,742 $35,397 7/27/06
102 806 New York in the 50's Avatar $4,552 38.3% 1 $4,552 $11,882 2/9/01
103 1018 Saints and Sinners Avatar $2,167 56.6% 1 $2,167 $3,826 6/18/04
104 1030 MC5: A True Testimonial Avatar $1,962 18.0% 1 $1,962 $10,888 3/5/04
105 420 The Legend of Pale Male Balcony Releasing $12,910 33.9% 1 $12,910 $38,083 11/24/10
106 444 Enlighten Up! Balcony Releasing $11,799 4.8% 1 $11,799 $246,649 9/12/08
107 465 The Sun Behind the Clouds: Tibet's Struggle for Freedom Balcony Releasing $10,884 16.2% 1 $10,884 $67,095 3/31/10
108 471 Kurt Cobain About a Son Balcony Releasing $10,749 12.4% 2 $5,374 $87,016 10/3/07
109 480 Al Franken: God Spoke Balcony Releasing $10,533 10.2% 2 $5,266 $102,990 9/13/06
110 550 Finding Joe Balcony Releasing $8,753 15.8% 1 $8,753 $55,518 9/30/11
111 572 Pray the Devil Back to Hell Balcony Releasing $8,227 9.1% 1 $8,227 $90,066 11/7/08
112 589 Budrus Balcony Releasing $7,819 11.4% 1 $7,819 $68,353 10/8/10
113 603 Sir! No Sir! Balcony Releasing $7,547 6.5% 2 $3,773 $116,944 4/7/06
114 652 King Corn Balcony Releasing $6,753 6.4% 1 $6,753 $105,422 10/12/07
115 683 Sputnik Mania Balcony Releasing $6,223 54.4% 1 $6,223 $11,441 3/14/08
116 699 Wrestling with Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner Balcony Releasing $5,944 24.0% 1 $5,944 $24,729 10/4/06
117 862 The Dhamma Brothers Balcony Releasing $3,710 9.2% 1 $3,710 $40,492 4/11/08
118 898 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
119 921 Stolen Childhoods Balcony Releasing $2,996 100.0% 1 $2,996 $2,996 5/20/05
120 994 Louder Than a Bomb Balcony Releasing $2,300 5.7% 1 $2,300 $40,362 5/18/11
121 1061 Trudell Balcony Releasing $1,592 6.0% 1 $1,592 $26,756 2/3/06
122 1065 Dr. Bronner's Magic Soapbox Balcony Releasing $1,570 7.3% 1 $1,570 $21,579 6/29/07
123 1111 So Much So Fast Balcony Releasing $1,015 4.7% 1 $1,015 $21,525 10/11/06
124 908 Flex is Kings Baxter Bros. $3,152 58.2% 1 $3,152 $5,418 4/4/14
125 716 Better Than Something: Jay Reatard Better Than Something $5,712 26.3% 4 $1,428 $21,697 3/2/12
126 575 Pressure Cooker BEV Pictures $8,151 18.2% 1 $8,151 $44,803 5/27/09
127 988 Stop the Pounding Heart Big World Pictures $2,363 64.9% 1 $2,363 $3,642 9/19/14
128 625 Alive Inside Bond/360 $7,200 2.9% 1 $7,200 $251,717 7/18/14
129 668 Advanced Style Bond/360 $6,500 17.0% 1 $6,500 $38,287 9/26/14
130 4 Chimpanzee Buena Vista $10,673,748 36.8% 1,563 $6,829 $28,972,764 4/20/12
131 5 Earth (2009) Buena Vista $8,825,760 27.6% 1,804 $4,892 $32,011,576 4/22/09
132 8 Oceans Buena Vista $6,058,958 31.2% 1,206 $5,024 $19,422,319 4/22/10
133 9 African Cats Buena Vista $6,003,200 38.9% 1,220 $4,921 $15,428,747 4/22/11
134 10 Bears Buena Vista $4,776,267 26.9% 1,720 $2,777 $17,780,194 4/18/14
135 58 America's Heart and Soul Buena Vista $134,939 42.9% 98 $1,376 $314,402 7/2/04
136 61 Morning Light Buena Vista $129,295 46.9% 55 $2,351 $275,497 10/17/08
137 191 Waking Sleeping Beauty Buena Vista $33,115 41.0% 5 $6,623 $80,741 3/26/10
138 387 The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story Buena Vista $14,632 26.4% 5 $2,926 $55,513 5/22/09
139 487 A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies Buena Vista $10,350 26.5% 1 $10,350 $39,075 3/6/98
140 695 Walt & El Grupo Buena Vista $6,059 29.5% 3 $2,020 $20,521 9/9/09
141 771 Los Angeles Plays Itself Burton/Floyd $5,005 72.1% 1 $5,005 $6,945 7/28/04
142 485 The Other City Cabin Films $10,396 46.1% 2 $5,198 $22,539 9/17/10
143 650 Black Gold California Newsreel $6,764 7.2% 3 $2,254 $93,477 10/6/06
144 1038 Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Romeo Dallaire California Newsreel $1,848 2.7% 1 $1,848 $68,249 5/13/05
145 224 Powaqqatsi Cannon Films $27,899 4.7% 1 $27,899 $589,244 4/29/88
146 291 A Great Day in Harlem Castle Hill $21,078 4.0% 1 $21,078 $527,034 2/17/95
147 721 The Line King: Al Hirschfeld Castle Hill $5,677 11.2% 1 $5,677 $50,605 9/27/96
148 960 Klezmer on Fish Street Castle Hill $2,628 45.9% 1 $2,628 $5,724 4/16/04
149 986 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
150 1011 Standing by Yourself Cheapo Films $2,200 88.0% 1 $2,200 $2,500 5/17/02
151 247 Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey Cinedigm Entertainment $25,573 41.9% 23 $1,112 $61,018 3/8/13
152 355 The Invisible War Cinedigm Entertainment $16,500 22.9% 4 $4,125 $71,968 6/22/12
153 541 Visitors (2014) Cinedigm Entertainment $9,094 10.8% 1 $9,094 $84,577 1/24/14
154 693 Narco Cultura Cinedigm Entertainment $6,093 4.2% 1 $6,093 $145,088 11/22/13
155 694 Our Nixon Cinedigm Entertainment $6,090 29.6% 3 $2,030 $20,584 8/30/13
156 886 Call Me Kuchu Cinedigm Entertainment $3,476 38.1% 1 $3,476 $9,124 6/14/13
157 450 Brother Minister: The Assassination of Malcolm X Cinema Connection $11,437 27.6% 1 $11,437 $41,430 1/11/95
158 762 Cuba: Island of Music Cinema Four $5,071 51.8% 1 $5,071 $9,791 1/16/04
159 1019 Sister Helen Cinema Four $2,163 61.1% 1 $2,163 $3,541 10/24/03
160 313 The Beaches of Agnes Cinema Guild $19,032 7.9% 3 $6,344 $239,711 7/2/09
161 502 Leviathan (2013) Cinema Guild $10,000 13.1% 1 $10,000 $76,211 3/1/13
162 506 Sweetgrass Cinema Guild $9,870 4.8% 1 $9,870 $207,473 1/6/10
163 579 Andre Gregory: Before and After Dinner Cinema Guild $7,980 18.6% 1 $7,980 $42,892 4/3/13
164 584 The Interrupters Cinema Guild $7,920 2.8% 1 $7,920 $282,448 7/29/11
165 634 The Order of Myths Cinema Guild $7,056 11.3% 1 $7,056 $62,645 7/25/08
166 706 The Betrayal Cinema Guild $5,864 14.2% 1 $5,864 $41,271 11/21/08
167 725 Step Up to the Plate Cinema Guild $5,643 11.9% 2 $2,822 $47,439 9/14/12
168 747 Patience (After Sebald) Cinema Guild $5,302 33.3% 1 $5,302 $15,941 5/9/12
169 758 Cousin Jules Cinema Guild $5,135 17.5% 1 $5,135 $29,337 11/29/13
170 775 The Woman with the Five Elephants Cinema Guild $4,988 45.2% 1 $4,988 $11,026 7/20/11
171 794 Red Hollywood Cinema Guild $4,760 56.5% 1 $4,760 $8,426 8/15/14
172 871 Manakamana Cinema Guild $3,635 13.1% 1 $3,635 $27,738 4/18/14
173 899 Marwencol Cinema Guild $3,276 2.9% 1 $3,276 $112,036 10/8/10
174 909 Primo Levi's Journey Cinema Guild $3,151 14.3% 1 $3,151 $22,026 8/17/07
175 939 The Law in These Parts Cinema Guild $2,814 20.6% 1 $2,814 $13,683 11/16/12
176 976 The Unforeseen Cinema Guild $2,496 2.8% 1 $2,496 $90,287 2/29/08
177 1026 Planet of Snail Cinema Guild $2,011 14.4% 1 $2,011 $13,957 7/25/12
178 1079 What Now? Remind Me Cinema Guild $1,434 46.4% 1 $1,434 $3,089 8/8/14
179 87 Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism Cinema Libre $77,982 16.9% 5 $15,596 $461,572 8/6/04
180 115 America: Freedom to Fascism Cinema Libre $61,200 70.0% 10 $6,120 $87,400 7/28/06
181 202 Uncovered: The War on Iraq Cinema Libre $31,481 13.2% 7 $4,497 $238,924 8/20/04
182 285 South of the Border Cinema Libre $21,545 10.8% 1 $21,545 $198,600 6/25/10
183 384 Through the Fire Cinema Libre $14,769 57.4% 8 $1,846 $25,752 2/10/06
184 499 The Highest Pass Cinema Libre $10,125 49.7% 2 $5,063 $20,386 4/27/12
185 552 Future of Food Cinema Libre $8,721 10.7% 2 $4,360 $81,280 9/14/05
186 553 Giuliani Time Cinema Libre $8,661 39.4% 1 $8,661 $21,967 5/12/06
187 636 Lost Angels: Skid Row is My Home Cinema Libre $7,039 58.5% 1 $7,039 $12,025 12/7/12
188 640 Desert Bayou Cinema Libre $6,976 48.6% 1 $6,976 $14,350 10/5/07
189 658 Bloodline Cinema Libre $6,658 10.3% 1 $6,658 $64,698 5/9/08
190 767 Angels in the Dust Cinema Libre $5,043 43.5% 1 $5,043 $11,606 9/14/07
191 829 Weapons of Mass Deception Cinema Libre $4,216 14.0% 3 $1,405 $30,210 12/3/04
192 917 The Beautiful Truth Cinema Libre $3,025 19.7% 1 $3,025 $15,387 11/14/08
193 1002 The Harvest/La Cosecha Cinema Libre $2,245 60.5% 1 $2,245 $3,709 7/29/11
194 1029 Voices in Wartime Cinema Libre $1,966 9.5% 2 $983 $20,702 4/8/05
195 1041 McLibel Cinema Libre $1,821 42.0% 1 $1,821 $4,337 6/10/05
196 1107 The Empire in Africa Cinema Libre $1,088 100.0% 3 $362 $1,088 12/8/06
197 1122 The Fall of Fujimori Cinema Libre $779 16.8% 1 $779 $4,630 5/5/06
198 383 Inni Cinema Purgatorio $14,903 12.1% 3 $4,968 $123,482 10/28/11
199 678 Cropsey Cinema Purgatorio $6,306 12.0% 1 $6,306 $52,476 6/4/10
200 1012 Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo Cinema Purgatorio $2,198 37.1% 2 $1,099 $5,922 9/17/10
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, #1101-1148

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


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UPCOMING RELEASES
Title (click to view)StudioRelease Date
Writer of O Zeit. 5/4/05
Citizenfour RTWC 10/24/14
The Principle RM 10/24/14
Revenge of the Mekons MBox 10/29/14
The Great Invisible RTWC 10/29/14
All You Need Is Love Da. 10/31/14
Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show SD 10/31/14
Magical Universe IFC 10/31/14
National Gallery Zipp. 11/5/14
On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter Hann. 11/7/14
The Tower (2014) MBox 11/7/14
Happy Valley (2014) MBox 11/21/14
Antarctica: A Year on Ice MBox 11/28/14
Remote Area Medical Cdgm. 11/28/14
She's Beautiful When She's Angry ICir 12/5/14
We Are the Giant MBox 12/12/14
Red Army SPC 1/23/15
Ballet 422 Magn. 2/6/15
Lambert & Stamp SPC 2/6/15
Merchants of Doubt SPC 3/6/15
Hillsong - Let Hope Rise WB 4/1/15
Monkey Kingdom BV 4/17/15
Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary RTWC 4/24/15