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, #1101-1167
RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total
Gross
Release
Date
301 213 The Central Park Five IFC $30,570 9.4% 3 $10,190 $325,653 11/23/12
302 221 Trouble the Water Zeit. $28,606 5.5% 3 $9,535 $520,151 8/22/08
303 226 Trumbo Gold. $28,125 25.8% 3 $9,375 $109,057 6/27/08
304 235 Searching for Sugar Man SPC $27,459 0.7% 3 $9,153 $3,696,196 7/27/12
305 254 District of Corruption RM $25,086 78.5% 3 $8,362 $31,954 10/26/12
306 257 The Punk Singer IFC $24,729 20.1% 3 $8,243 $122,742 11/29/13
307 261 The Yes Men UA $24,373 9.5% 3 $8,124 $255,364 9/24/04
308 262 Mr. Death Lions $24,125 4.7% 3 $8,041 $507,941 12/29/99
309 270 Darfur Now WIP $23,217 21.3% 3 $7,739 $109,107 11/2/07
310 290 NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage Spa. $21,500 43.4% 3 $7,167 $49,591 5/2/14
311 294 Cutie and the Boxer RTWC $21,098 10.5% 3 $7,033 $200,036 8/16/13
312 300 Spinning Plates TFA $20,717 18.4% 3 $6,906 $112,449 10/25/13
313 302 To Be and to Have NYer $20,528 2.6% 3 $6,842 $777,129 9/19/03
314 303 The Last Days Oct. $20,492 4.9% 3 $6,830 $421,432 2/5/99
315 310 The Flat IFC $19,916 4.2% 3 $6,639 $471,842 10/19/12
316 316 Incident at Oglala Mira. $19,070 3.6% 3 $6,356 $536,848 5/8/92
317 317 The Beaches of Agnes CGld $19,032 7.9% 3 $6,344 $239,711 7/2/09
318 318 The Wonder of It All Indic. $18,988 2.4% 3 $6,329 $781,016 7/17/09
319 319 The Endurance: Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure Cow. $18,931 0.8% 3 $6,310 $2,453,083 10/5/01
320 325 Hoop Dreams FL $18,396 0.2% 3 $6,132 $7,830,611 10/14/94
321 330 Crazy Love Magn. $17,952 6.0% 3 $5,984 $301,027 6/1/07
322 349 The Cockettes Strand $17,118 7.8% 3 $5,706 $220,165 5/10/02
323 351 Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould Lorb. $17,034 10.2% 3 $5,678 $167,508 9/10/10
324 353 Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer Magn. $16,962 9.0% 3 $5,654 $189,416 11/5/10
325 363 Aileen: The Life and Death of a Serial Killer Lant $16,158 16.6% 3 $5,386 $97,362 1/9/04
326 375 In the Realms of the Unreal Wells $15,477 3.7% 3 $5,159 $417,120 12/22/04
327 376 War/Dance Think $15,471 13.4% 3 $5,157 $115,210 11/9/07
328 387 Inni CP $14,903 12.1% 3 $4,968 $123,482 10/28/11
329 399 Whitey: USA v. James J. Bulger Magn. $14,287 18.8% 3 $4,762 $75,881 6/27/14
330 420 Connected Pala. $13,301 28.4% 3 $4,434 $46,782 9/16/11
331 432 The Dog Drft. $12,431 27.9% 3 $4,144 $44,581 8/8/14
332 435 The Real Dirt on Farmer John Slow $12,376 18.9% 3 $4,125 $65,429 1/20/06
333 442 Islam: What the West Needs to Know Quix. $12,184 53.1% 3 $4,061 $22,938 7/7/06
334 445 Neil Young Journeys SPC $12,025 5.6% 3 $4,008 $215,026 6/29/12
335 458 The Heart of the Game Mira. $11,251 2.5% 3 $3,750 $445,374 6/9/06
336 459 Terror's Advocate Magn. $11,197 23.5% 3 $3,732 $47,724 10/12/07
337 466 Saint Misbehavin': The Wavy Gravy Movie Argo. $10,976 36.7% 3 $3,659 $29,893 12/3/10
338 477 Le Joli Mai Icar. $10,662 23.3% 3 $3,554 $45,743 9/13/13
339 481 Dancemaker AL $10,594 4.1% 3 $3,531 $256,780 3/3/99
340 537 Dare Not Walk Alone Indic. $9,259 17.7% 3 $3,086 $52,166 4/25/08
341 545 Decoding Deepak SF $9,100 100.0% 3 $3,033 $9,100 10/5/12
342 552 Last Call at the Oasis ATO $8,899 21.0% 3 $2,966 $42,423 5/4/12
343 567 Touch the Sound Shad. $8,435 4.8% 3 $2,811 $176,801 9/7/05
344 571 A Man Named Pearl Tent. $8,378 4.0% 3 $2,792 $208,392 8/31/07
345 577 Oh My God? Mitro. $8,263 21.6% 3 $2,754 $38,244 11/13/09
346 582 Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope WHE $8,203 23.7% 3 $2,734 $34,665 4/6/12
347 596 Paper Dolls Strand $7,870 21.5% 3 $2,623 $36,577 9/6/06
348 628 Rising From Ashes FRun $7,298 18.9% 3 $2,433 $38,602 8/2/13
349 659 Black Gold CalN $6,764 7.2% 3 $2,254 $93,477 10/6/06
350 669 Skid Row Scre. $6,627 100.0% 3 $2,209 $6,627 8/24/07
351 673 Horse Boy Zeit. $6,554 4.2% 3 $2,185 $156,612 9/30/09
352 704 Our Nixon Cdgm. $6,090 29.6% 3 $2,030 $20,584 8/30/13
353 705 Walt & El Grupo BV $6,059 29.5% 3 $2,020 $20,521 9/9/09
354 737 America the Beautiful 2: The Thin Commandments PMKBNC $5,599 45.3% 3 $1,866 $12,366 10/14/11
355 752 Otter 501 Pala. $5,444 22.3% 3 $1,815 $24,449 5/11/12
356 753 Great Directors Pala. $5,440 30.4% 3 $1,813 $17,921 7/2/10
357 756 Whores' Glory KL $5,358 17.1% 3 $1,786 $31,420 4/27/12
358 779 Chely Wright: Wish Me Away FRun $5,026 27.0% 3 $1,675 $18,618 6/1/12
359 840 Weapons of Mass Deception Libre $4,216 14.0% 3 $1,405 $30,210 12/3/04
360 867 loudQUIETloud: A Film About The Pixies Roxie $3,792 50.5% 3 $1,264 $7,506 9/29/06
361 944 A Trip to the Moon/The Extraordinary Voyage FA $2,915 5.5% 3 $972 $52,986 2/10/12
362 961 Pink Ribbons, Inc. FRun $2,721 10.2% 3 $907 $26,608 6/1/12
363 967 Knuckle Vita. $2,647 100.0% 3 $882 $2,647 12/9/11
364 1004 The Great Invisible RTWC $2,348 20.5% 3 $783 $11,428 10/29/14
365 1010 Words of My Perfect Teacher ICir $2,300 11.3% 3 $766 $20,318 12/22/06
366 1110 The Ballad of Bering Strait Emr. $1,232 85.6% 3 $410 $1,440 2/19/03
367 1123 The Empire in Africa Libre $1,088 100.0% 3 $362 $1,088 12/8/06
368 92 Samsara Osci. $76,222 2.9% 2 $38,111 $2,672,413 8/24/12
369 95 Senna PDA $73,497 4.6% 2 $36,749 $1,612,430 8/12/11
370 96 Unzipped Mira. $71,275 2.5% 2 $35,637 $2,875,086 8/4/95
371 134 Man on Wire Magn. $51,392 1.7% 2 $25,696 $2,962,242 7/25/08
372 149 Mad Hot Ballroom ParC $45,348 0.6% 2 $22,674 $8,117,961 5/13/05
373 161 Jiro Dreams of Sushi Magn. $42,035 1.6% 2 $21,018 $2,552,478 3/9/12
374 167 Inside Job SPC $39,649 0.9% 2 $19,825 $4,312,735 10/8/10
375 171 My Architect NYer $37,929 1.4% 2 $18,964 $2,750,707 11/12/03
376 172 L'Amour Fou IFC $37,250 11.9% 2 $18,625 $312,494 5/13/11
377 179 Restrepo NGE $35,581 2.7% 2 $17,791 $1,330,894 6/25/10
378 182 Koch Zeit. $35,196 10.3% 2 $17,598 $342,941 2/1/13
379 183 Microcosmos Mira. $35,189 2.5% 2 $17,594 $1,433,210 10/9/96
380 188 Looking for Richard FoxS $33,843 2.4% 2 $16,921 $1,408,575 10/11/96
381 195 Wordplay IFC $32,847 1.1% 2 $16,423 $3,121,270 6/16/06
382 205 No End in Sight Magn. $31,533 2.2% 2 $15,766 $1,433,319 7/27/07
383 211 This Film Is Not Yet Rated IFC $30,664 10.0% 2 $15,332 $306,845 9/1/06
384 214 Last Days in Vietnam AEF $30,500 6.9% 2 $15,250 $440,031 9/5/14
385 216 Room 237 IFC $29,693 10.0% 2 $14,847 $296,359 3/29/13
386 219 Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times Magn. $28,911 2.7% 2 $14,456 $1,067,028 6/17/11
387 230 Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me IFC $27,853 9.1% 2 $13,927 $305,036 2/21/14
388 232 Planet B-Boy Elep. $27,777 10.1% 2 $13,888 $273,870 3/21/08
389 233 Visions of Light Kino $27,761 3.5% 2 $13,880 $799,856 2/24/93
390 240 Stories We Tell RAtt. $27,053 1.7% 2 $13,527 $1,600,145 5/10/13
391 242 Beyond Sight: The Derek Rabelo Story WOWF $26,840 26.6% 2 $13,420 $101,074 3/7/14
392 243 Baraka Gold. $26,812 2.1% 2 $13,406 $1,254,237 9/24/93
393 247 Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life Strand $26,101 12.7% 2 $13,051 $205,246 2/13/98
394 255 Paragraph 175 NYer $25,007 25.9% 2 $12,503 $96,630 9/13/00
395 265 Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy Mael. $23,865 5.7% 2 $11,932 $421,516 11/30/01
396 266 Fast, Cheap and Out of Control SPC $23,665 2.7% 2 $11,832 $878,960 10/3/97
397 269 The Hunting of the President Reg. $23,298 6.2% 2 $11,649 $376,612 6/18/04
398 271 NAS: Time is Illmatic Trib. $23,200 14.1% 2 $11,600 $164,540 10/1/14
399 281 God Grew Tired of Us NM $21,858 7.3% 2 $10,929 $301,447 1/12/07
400 282 The Story of the Weeping Camel Think $21,767 1.2% 2 $10,883 $1,763,052 6/4/04
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, #1101-1167

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


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UPCOMING RELEASES
Title (click to view)StudioRelease Date
Rebirth Osci. 8/31/11
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