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
201 687 Cropsey Cinema Purgatorio $6,306 12.0% 1 $6,306 $52,476 6/4/10
202 1027 Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo Cinema Purgatorio $2,198 37.1% 2 $1,099 $5,922 9/17/10
203 1058 Regina Spektor: Live In London Cinema Purgatorio $1,798 26.9% 9 $200 $6,684 11/19/10
204 927 Children Underground Cinemax $3,075 24.0% 1 $3,075 $12,798 9/19/01
205 76 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
206 404 Manda Bala (Send a Bullet) City Lights Pictures Releasing $14,030 11.4% 1 $14,030 $122,905 8/17/07
207 480 Suicide Killers City Lights Pictures Releasing $10,601 58.1% 1 $10,601 $18,239 8/25/06
208 665 The Matador (2008) City Lights Pictures Releasing $6,695 30.7% 1 $6,695 $21,816 10/31/08
209 969 Everything's Cool City Lights Pictures Releasing $2,641 54.0% 2 $1,320 $4,890 11/23/07
210 1158 Carbon Nation Clay Way Media $402 2.4% 1 $402 $16,901 5/7/10
211 99 Free Angela and All Political Prisoners Codeblack Entertainment $69,306 35.7% 16 $4,332 $194,102 4/5/13
212 397 The Last Of The Unjust Cohen Media Group $14,328 35.3% 8 $1,791 $40,563 2/7/14
213 400 Mademoiselle C Cohen Media Group $14,284 29.3% 6 $2,381 $48,668 9/11/13
214 635 Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles Cohen Media Group $7,130 64.0% 2 $3,565 $11,138 12/10/14
215 710 The Unbelievers Content Media $5,925 41.1% 1 $5,925 $14,400 11/29/13
216 868 They Come to America Corinth/TV360 $3,775 100.0% 1 $3,775 $3,775 3/31/12
217 433 Beautiful Darling Corinth Films $12,406 36.4% 1 $12,406 $34,096 4/22/11
218 320 Awake: The Life of Yogananda Counterpoint Films $18,885 2.1% 1 $18,885 $887,778 10/10/14
219 287 Life & Times of Hank Greenberg Cowboy $21,675 1.3% 1 $21,675 $1,712,385 1/12/00
220 319 The Endurance: Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure Cowboy $18,931 0.8% 3 $6,310 $2,453,083 10/5/01
221 472 I Am Trying to Break Your Heart Cowboy $10,776 2.4% 1 $10,776 $445,522 7/26/02
222 681 Gigantic: A Tale of Two Johns Cowboy $6,411 4.0% 1 $6,411 $160,621 5/23/03
223 698 Benjamin Smoke Cowboy $6,183 16.7% 1 $6,183 $37,111 7/21/00
224 1084 Dear Jesse Cowboy $1,508 8.5% 1 $1,508 $17,744 6/26/98
225 473 Brother's Keeper Creative Thinking $10,758 0.8% 1 $10,758 $1,305,915 9/9/92
226 476 Paradise Lost Creative Thinking $10,740 3.9% 1 $10,740 $272,750 9/20/96
227 338 The Last Mountain Dada Films $17,570 14.3% 2 $8,785 $122,961 6/3/11
228 357 Broadway: The Golden Age Dada Films $16,524 4.7% 2 $8,262 $353,580 6/11/04
229 754 Documented Define American $5,422 17.7% 1 $5,422 $30,662 5/2/14
230 942 Stealing America: Vote by Vote Direct Cinema Limited $2,944 35.3% 1 $2,944 $8,350 8/1/08
231 885 The Cult of the Suicide Bomber The Disinformation Co. $3,609 48.4% 1 $3,609 $7,451 6/2/06
232 52 James Cameron's Deepsea Challenge 3D DisruptiveLA $149,879 63.6% 304 $493 $235,659 8/8/14
233 782 Becoming Traviata Distrib Films $5,000 8.0% 1 $5,000 $62,652 5/15/13
234 819 Operation Homecoming The Documentary Group $4,516 66.5% 1 $4,516 $6,795 2/9/07
235 904 Hell and Back Again Docurama Films $3,413 8.4% 1 $3,413 $40,634 10/5/11
236 802 Smash & Grab: The Story of the Pink Panthers Doppelganger Releasing $4,794 25.3% 1 $4,794 $18,938 7/31/13
237 184 A Band Called Death Drafthouse $34,839 27.4% 15 $2,323 $127,257 6/28/13
238 229 20,000 Days on Earth Drafthouse $27,879 10.2% 1 $27,879 $274,521 9/17/14
239 236 Act of Killing Drafthouse $27,450 5.6% 1 $27,450 $486,919 7/19/13
240 422 The Ambassador Drafthouse $13,046 46.4% 4 $3,262 $28,102 8/29/12
241 432 The Dog Drafthouse $12,431 27.9% 3 $4,144 $44,581 8/8/14
242 834 The Overnighters Drafthouse $4,324 4.5% 1 $4,324 $95,136 10/10/14
243 1038 The Final Member Drafthouse $2,064 18.1% 7 $295 $11,428 4/18/14
244 827 Fast Trip, Long Drop Drift Releasing $4,438 42.2% 1 $4,438 $10,524 1/6/95
245 366 Long Shot: The Kevin Laue Story Dutchmen Films $16,011 100.0% 1 $16,011 $16,011 10/26/12
246 232 Planet B-Boy Elephant Eye Films $27,777 10.1% 2 $13,888 $273,870 3/21/08
247 591 Billy the Kid Elephant Eye Films $7,923 15.0% 1 $7,923 $52,823 12/5/07
248 207 This Old Cub Emerging Pictures $31,252 11.6% 6 $5,208 $270,014 3/26/04
249 417 Music from the Inside Out Emerging Pictures $13,444 9.5% 1 $13,444 $141,504 4/22/05
250 828 Cowboy del Amor Emerging Pictures $4,438 100.0% 2 $2,219 $4,438 2/10/06
251 918 Home of the Brave (2004) Emerging Pictures $3,185 65.3% 1 $3,185 $4,874 10/1/04
252 1109 The Ballad of Bering Strait Emerging Pictures $1,232 85.6% 3 $410 $1,440 2/19/03
253 378 Yves St. Laurent Empire $15,385 15.4% 1 $15,385 $99,819 1/7/04
254 788 With All Deliberate Speed Empire $4,920 64.0% 5 $984 $7,690 5/14/04
255 672 The Panama Deception Empowerment Project $6,563 2.1% 1 $6,563 $309,596 7/31/92
256 603 A Walk to Beautiful Engel Entertainment $7,718 100.0% 1 $7,718 $7,718 2/8/08
257 168 Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's Entertainment One $39,630 7.6% 4 $9,908 $518,342 5/3/13
258 602 Watermark Entertainment One $7,724 9.1% 2 $3,862 $84,464 4/4/14
259 783 Carol Channing: Larger Than Life Entertainment One $5,000 22.0% 2 $2,500 $22,740 1/20/12
260 176 Beyond the Gates (2004) Every Tribe $36,412 54.0% 5 $7,282 $67,433 11/5/04
261 354 The Last Dispatch Fabrication Films $16,848 81.5% 1 $16,848 $20,684 7/29/05
262 770 Muhammad Ali, The Greatest Facets $5,093 25.4% 1 $5,093 $20,073 4/11/03
263 163 Call + Response Fair Trade Pictures $41,346 19.2% 12 $3,446 $215,185 10/10/08
264 1007 Split: A Deeper Divide Feature Presentations Releasing $2,338 100.0% 1 $2,338 $2,338 10/12/12
265 300 Spinning Plates The Film Arcade $20,717 18.4% 3 $6,906 $112,449 10/25/13
266 312 The Other Dream Team The Film Arcade $19,821 14.7% 2 $9,911 $135,228 9/28/12
267 745 Broadway Idiot FilmBuff $5,514 20.0% 1 $5,514 $27,595 10/11/13
268 286 The Internet's Own Boy FilmBuff/Participant Media $21,705 44.4% 12 $1,809 $48,911 6/27/14
269 569 Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity The Film Collaborative $8,406 34.1% 1 $8,406 $24,630 9/10/14
270 1077 Before You Know It The Film Collaborative $1,591 23.7% 1 $1,591 $6,717 5/30/14
271 943 Hitler's Children Film Movement $2,939 10.3% 1 $2,939 $28,663 11/16/12
272 1031 Only When I Dance Film Movement $2,181 25.0% 1 $2,181 $8,738 7/2/10
273 908 Body of War Film Sales Company $3,321 4.6% 1 $3,321 $71,716 3/7/08
274 231 The Year of the Yao Fine Line $27,823 78.2% 12 $2,318 $35,591 4/15/05
275 325 Hoop Dreams Fine Line $18,396 0.2% 3 $6,132 $7,830,611 10/14/94
276 419 The Filth and the Fury Fine Line $13,305 2.2% 1 $13,305 $612,192 3/29/00
277 699 Herb and Dorothy 50x50 Fine Line Media $6,157 15.8% 1 $6,157 $38,933 9/13/13
278 337 New York Doll First Independent Pictures $17,583 8.0% 5 $3,516 $219,672 10/28/05
279 660 America the Beautiful First Independent Pictures $6,760 8.9% 1 $6,760 $76,173 5/9/08
280 712 I Trust You to Kill Me First Independent Pictures $5,888 45.8% 1 $5,888 $12,854 9/8/06
281 285 Mayor of the Sunset Strip First Look $21,722 8.4% 7 $3,103 $257,315 3/26/04
282 390 Emmanuel's Gift First Look $14,642 61.7% 6 $2,440 $23,728 10/21/05
283 550 Fellini: I'm a Born Liar First Look $8,981 8.4% 1 $8,981 $106,686 4/2/03
284 131 49 Up First Run $53,277 22.0% 21 $2,537 $241,772 10/6/06
285 279 56 Up First Run $22,088 3.1% 1 $22,088 $701,278 1/4/13
286 314 Fidel First Run $19,320 15.9% 2 $9,660 $121,304 10/18/02
287 323 Weapons of the Spirit First Run $18,580 8.0% 1 $18,580 $232,981 9/1/89
288 328 Phil Ochs: There But For Fortune First Run $18,211 6.9% 1 $18,211 $263,723 1/5/11
289 350 The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg First Run $17,112 75.4% 2 $8,556 $22,692 2/17/94
290 356 Crude First Run $16,595 9.7% 1 $16,595 $170,295 9/9/09
291 371 Stonewall Uprising First Run $15,729 12.3% 4 $3,932 $128,203 6/16/10
292 377 The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby First Run $15,411 8.4% 1 $15,411 $183,342 9/23/11
293 382 Kings of Pastry First Run $15,162 4.5% 2 $7,581 $336,386 9/15/10
294 389 The Trials of Henry Kissinger First Run $14,667 2.8% 1 $14,667 $516,726 9/25/02
295 449 Four Seasons Lodge First Run $11,667 20.0% 1 $11,667 $58,334 11/11/09
296 450 42 Up First Run $11,599 3.9% 1 $11,599 $300,880 11/17/99
297 503 Constantine's Sword First Run $10,131 5.6% 2 $5,065 $179,507 4/18/08
298 505 Bonhoeffer First Run $10,099 3.4% 1 $10,099 $296,131 6/20/03
299 528 Through a Lens Darkly First Run $9,456 15.3% 1 $9,456 $61,885 8/27/14
300 529 Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky in Our Times First Run $9,442 3.2% 1 $9,442 $290,767 11/22/02
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
Inside the Mind of Leonardo Da Vinci in 3D SD 12/19/14
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
Lambert & Stamp SPC 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
Hillsong - Let Hope Rise WB 4/1/15
Monkey Kingdom BV 4/17/15
Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary RTWC 4/24/15