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
601 416 4 Little Girls GV $13,528 10.4% 1 $13,528 $130,146 7/9/97
602 417 Music from the Inside Out Emr. $13,444 9.5% 1 $13,444 $141,504 4/22/05
603 419 The Filth and the Fury FL $13,305 2.2% 1 $13,305 $612,192 3/29/00
604 421 On the Bowery (re-release) Mile. $13,236 31.7% 1 $13,236 $41,802 9/17/10
605 424 The Legend of Pale Male Bal. $12,910 33.9% 1 $12,910 $38,083 11/24/10
606 426 El Bulli: Cooking in Progress AM $12,756 5.4% 1 $12,756 $237,181 7/27/11
607 427 Tarnation Wells $12,740 2.2% 1 $12,740 $592,014 10/6/04
608 433 Beautiful Darling Crnth $12,406 36.4% 1 $12,406 $34,096 4/22/11
609 436 The War Tapes SenA $12,268 4.8% 1 $12,268 $254,190 6/2/06
610 437 Ballets Russes Zeit. $12,230 1.5% 1 $12,230 $815,848 10/26/05
611 438 Free the Mind ICir $12,215 7.8% 1 $12,215 $157,201 5/3/13
612 440 Beware of Mr. Baker SF $12,195 10.5% 1 $12,195 $116,476 11/28/12
613 441 Tsahal NYer $12,195 31.5% 1 $12,195 $38,773 1/27/95
614 443 Examined Life Zeit. $12,085 10.0% 1 $12,085 $120,712 2/25/09
615 444 Festival Express Think $12,074 1.0% 1 $12,074 $1,174,079 7/23/04
616 446 Pete Seeger: The Power of Song Wein. $11,945 13.5% 1 $11,945 $88,312 10/26/07
617 448 Enlighten Up! Bal. $11,799 4.8% 1 $11,799 $246,649 9/12/08
618 449 Four Seasons Lodge FRun $11,667 20.0% 1 $11,667 $58,334 11/11/09
619 450 42 Up FRun $11,599 3.9% 1 $11,599 $300,880 11/17/99
620 451 One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das Zeit. $11,515 11.5% 1 $11,515 $100,401 5/8/13
621 452 Lagerfeld Confidential Koch $11,477 17.0% 1 $11,477 $67,500 10/24/07
622 453 Derrida Zeit. $11,473 7.3% 1 $11,473 $157,200 10/23/02
623 454 Brother Minister: The Assassination of Malcolm X CCx $11,437 27.6% 1 $11,437 $41,430 1/11/95
624 455 Into Great Silence Zeit. $11,355 1.4% 1 $11,355 $790,452 2/28/07
625 456 Nursery University Vari. $11,307 43.4% 1 $11,307 $26,042 4/24/09
626 457 The Brandon Teena Story Zeit. $11,281 12.2% 1 $11,281 $92,113 9/23/98
627 461 The Devil Came on Horseback ICir $11,143 8.4% 1 $11,143 $132,782 7/25/07
628 462 Battle for Brooklyn Rum. $11,141 62.0% 1 $11,141 $17,981 6/17/11
629 464 Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator Palm $10,998 7.3% 1 $10,998 $150,268 8/22/03
630 469 The Sun Behind the Clouds: Tibet's Struggle for Freedom Bal. $10,884 16.2% 1 $10,884 $67,095 3/31/10
631 472 I Am Trying to Break Your Heart Cow. $10,776 2.4% 1 $10,776 $445,522 7/26/02
632 473 Brother's Keeper CThnk $10,758 0.8% 1 $10,758 $1,305,915 9/9/92
633 474 Mondo New York 4&B $10,752 5.6% 1 $10,752 $193,209 4/22/88
634 476 Paradise Lost CThnk $10,740 3.9% 1 $10,740 $272,750 9/20/96
635 478 Beautiful Losers Side. $10,607 18.8% 1 $10,607 $56,386 8/8/08
636 480 Suicide Killers CityL $10,601 58.1% 1 $10,601 $18,239 8/25/06
637 483 Crips and Bloods: Made in America Argo. $10,537 15.0% 1 $10,537 $70,219 1/23/09
638 485 Walking on Dead Fish Vari. $10,524 34.7% 1 $10,524 $30,328 9/19/08
639 486 She's Beautiful When She's Angry ICir $10,505 31.0% 1 $10,505 $33,935 12/5/14
640 487 Happy People: A Year in the Taiga MBox $10,481 3.1% 1 $10,481 $338,987 1/25/13
641 488 Chop Suey Zeit. $10,472 5.8% 1 $10,472 $179,914 10/5/01
642 491 Shanghai Ghetto Men. $10,356 1.5% 1 $10,356 $712,446 9/27/02
643 492 A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies BV $10,350 26.5% 1 $10,350 $39,075 3/6/98
644 493 Elena (2014) Vari. $10,341 40.1% 1 $10,341 $25,788 5/30/14
645 496 Surfwise Magn. $10,304 3.8% 1 $10,304 $269,994 5/9/08
646 497 Crazy Wisdom AM $10,304 12.0% 1 $10,304 $86,202 11/25/11
647 498 Citizen Koch Vari. $10,200 6.6% 1 $10,200 $153,908 6/6/14
648 499 After Innocence NYer $10,194 8.9% 1 $10,194 $114,264 10/21/05
649 500 American Swing Magn. $10,174 33.7% 1 $10,174 $30,156 3/27/09
650 501 Carmen Miranda: Bananas Is My Business IntC $10,170 70.0% 1 $10,170 $14,528 7/5/95
651 505 Bonhoeffer FRun $10,099 3.4% 1 $10,099 $296,131 6/20/03
652 506 I Am Pala. $10,092 0.6% 1 $10,092 $1,591,034 2/18/11
653 507 National Gallery Zipp. $10,049 7.1% 1 $10,049 $142,001 11/5/14
654 508 Leviathan (2013) CGld $10,000 13.1% 1 $10,000 $76,211 3/1/13
655 509 Patti Smith: Dream of Life Palm $9,993 32.3% 1 $9,993 $30,918 8/6/08
656 510 Hannari - Geisha Modern Saku. $9,930 66.3% 1 $9,930 $14,974 11/17/06
657 512 Sweetgrass CGld $9,870 4.8% 1 $9,870 $207,473 1/6/10
658 513 Mondovino Think $9,840 4.7% 1 $9,840 $209,618 3/23/05
659 514 An Unreasonable Man IFC $9,813 5.6% 1 $9,813 $176,647 1/31/07
660 515 Waste Land Arth. $9,806 5.2% 1 $9,806 $187,716 10/29/10
661 516 Once in a Lifetime Mira. $9,805 6.8% 1 $9,805 $144,601 7/7/06
662 517 The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl Kino $9,711 2.2% 1 $9,711 $449,707 3/18/94
663 518 The Boys of Baraka Think $9,705 3.0% 1 $9,705 $323,860 11/30/05
664 519 Naked in Ashes Jour $9,690 13.4% 1 $9,690 $72,073 10/21/05
665 521 Kumare KL $9,601 7.3% 1 $9,601 $132,160 6/20/12
666 522 The Business of Being Born ICir $9,574 13.7% 1 $9,574 $69,991 1/9/08
667 523 High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music Tara $9,571 18.0% 1 $9,571 $53,319 4/29/94
668 524 Catwalk Arro. $9,560 33.3% 1 $9,560 $28,672 2/16/96
669 525 Beyond the Mat Lions $9,532 0.5% 1 $9,532 $2,053,648 10/22/99
670 526 What Would Jesus Buy? WarP $9,527 4.8% 1 $9,527 $200,010 11/16/07
671 527 Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion AL $9,482 1.6% 1 $9,482 $578,241 9/19/03
672 528 Through a Lens Darkly FRun $9,456 15.1% 1 $9,456 $62,598 8/27/14
673 529 Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky in Our Times FRun $9,442 3.2% 1 $9,442 $290,767 11/22/02
674 530 Stations of the Elevated APD/C $9,423 33.0% 1 $9,423 $28,516 10/17/14
675 533 War Photographer FRun $9,327 15.3% 1 $9,327 $61,040 6/19/02
676 535 Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary FRun $9,283 24.6% 1 $9,283 $37,731 2/1/13
677 536 Limelight Magn. $9,259 15.3% 1 $9,259 $60,335 9/23/11
678 539 Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, The Mistress and the Tangerine Zeit. $9,220 9.6% 1 $9,220 $95,865 6/25/08
679 540 Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary SPC $9,216 2.4% 1 $9,216 $378,382 1/24/03
680 542 The Pervert's Guide to Ideology Zeit. $9,165 13.5% 1 $9,165 $67,966 11/1/13
681 543 Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul Strand $9,161 13.0% 1 $9,161 $70,685 6/9/06
682 544 Manufactured Landscapes Zeit. $9,129 3.8% 1 $9,129 $240,239 6/20/07
683 546 Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt Palm $9,098 7.0% 1 $9,098 $129,988 12/2/05
684 547 Visitors (2014) Cdgm. $9,094 10.8% 1 $9,094 $84,577 1/24/14
685 549 2012: Time for Change Mang. $9,009 13.2% 1 $9,009 $68,339 4/9/10
686 550 Fellini: I'm a Born Liar First $8,981 8.4% 1 $8,981 $106,686 4/2/03
687 551 The Five Obstructions Koch $8,940 5.4% 1 $8,940 $165,845 5/26/04
688 553 Show Business Reg. $8,829 5.8% 1 $8,829 $151,792 5/11/07
689 556 The Ghosts In Our Machine GMI $8,756 42.3% 1 $8,756 $20,709 11/8/13
690 557 Finding Joe Bal. $8,753 15.8% 1 $8,753 $55,518 9/30/11
691 560 Giuliani Time Libre $8,661 39.4% 1 $8,661 $21,967 5/12/06
692 561 The Principle RM $8,657 50.2% 1 $8,657 $17,261 10/24/14
693 562 Road Scholar Gold. $8,635 1.4% 1 $8,635 $597,564 7/16/93
694 563 Bus 174 Think $8,625 4.0% 1 $8,625 $217,201 10/8/03
695 564 The Take Icar. $8,625 28.4% 1 $8,625 $30,380 9/22/04
696 565 Gotta Dance Mitro. $8,576 34.2% 1 $8,576 $25,108 7/31/09
697 566 This So-Called Disaster IFC $8,435 3.7% 1 $8,435 $226,658 4/21/04
698 569 Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity TFC $8,406 34.1% 1 $8,406 $24,630 9/10/14
699 570 Praying with Lior FRun $8,401 10.2% 1 $8,401 $82,553 2/1/08
700 573 The Homestretch KF $8,373 48.4% 1 $8,373 $17,306 9/12/14
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
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