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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, #1101-1200, #1201-1300, #1301-1400, #1401-1500, #1501-1526
RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioLifetime Gross / TheatersOpening / TheatersDate
1 237 La Danse: Le Ballet de L'Opera de Paris Zipporah Films $567,493 25 $14,000 1 11/4/09
2 370 National Gallery Zipporah Films $253,941 15 $10,049 1 11/5/14
3 467 Crazy Horse Zipporah Films $157,782 14 $7,963 1 1/18/12
4 906 Boxing Gym Zipporah Films $32,476 7 n/a - 10/22/10
5 913 At Berkeley Zipporah Films $31,736 6 $5,069 2 11/8/13
6 62 The Corporation Zeitgeist $3,493,516 28 $28,671 2 6/4/04
7 124 Bill Cunningham New York Zeitgeist $1,510,026 34 $33,677 1 3/16/11
8 187 Ballets Russes Zeitgeist $815,848 21 $12,230 1 10/26/05
9 192 Into Great Silence Zeitgeist $790,452 19 $11,355 1 2/28/07
10 194 Up the Yangtze Zeitgeist $783,969 23 $15,851 1 4/25/08
11 250 Trouble the Water Zeitgeist $520,151 15 $28,606 3 8/22/08
12 300 Koch Zeitgeist $342,941 16 $35,196 2 2/1/13
13 337 Last Train Home Zeitgeist $288,328 14 $20,418 1 9/3/10
14 373 A Place Called Chiapas Zeitgeist $252,546 - n/a - 11/4/98
15 377 The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden Zeitgeist $247,159 15 $5,185 1 4/4/14
16 385 Manufactured Landscapes Zeitgeist $240,239 12 $9,129 1 6/20/07
17 388 Ram Dass: Fierce Grace Zeitgeist $238,260 6 $3,638 2 2/27/02
18 406 Chris & Don. A Love Story Zeitgeist $216,110 12 $10,337 2 6/13/08
19 438 Chop Suey Zeitgeist $179,914 5 $10,472 1 10/5/01
20 469 Eva Hesse Zeitgeist $157,481 7 $12,780 1 4/27/16
21 471 Derrida Zeitgeist $157,200 6 $11,473 1 10/23/02
22 473 Horse Boy Zeitgeist $156,612 5 $6,554 3 9/30/09
23 475 The Gleaners and I Zeitgeist $155,320 4 $12,655 2 3/7/01
24 540 Examined Life Zeitgeist $120,712 6 $12,085 1 2/25/09
25 588 Afghan Star Zeitgeist $102,115 5 $3,671 1 6/26/09
26 596 One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das Zeitgeist $100,401 5 $11,515 1 5/8/13
27 606 Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, The Mistress and the Tangerine Zeitgeist $95,865 4 $9,220 1 6/25/08
28 612 The Brandon Teena Story Zeitgeist $92,113 2 $11,281 1 9/23/98
29 620 Stranded: I Have Come from a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains Zeitgeist $89,473 7 $3,077 1 10/22/08
30 644 Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt Zeitgeist $82,143 4 $13,244 1 4/6/16
31 693 The Pervert's Guide to Ideology Zeitgeist $67,966 4 $9,165 1 11/1/13
32 707 Let the Fire Burn Zeitgeist $64,489 9 $5,226 1 10/2/13
33 729 Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters Zeitgeist $60,064 3 $1,492 1 11/2/12
34 742 Divan Zeitgeist $56,214 4 $3,560 1 3/17/04
35 754 Ballot Measure 9 Zeitgeist $53,819 1 $8,143 1 3/31/95
36 762 Women, Art, Revolution Zeitgeist $52,681 4 $5,791 2 6/1/11
37 881 Paul Goodman Changed My Life Zeitgeist $35,671 2 $5,754 1 10/19/11
38 898 My Country, My Country Zeitgeist $33,620 4 $3,546 1 8/4/06
39 899 The Turandot Project Zeitgeist $33,504 3 $7,877 2 8/10/01
40 964 Earth Days Zeitgeist $26,748 5 $2,408 1 8/14/09
41 1038 Zizek! Zeitgeist $20,177 1 $7,062 1 11/18/05
42 1081 Payback (2012) Zeitgeist $17,979 3 $2,186 1 4/25/12
43 1108 A Letter to True Zeitgeist $15,635 1 $4,395 1 9/8/04
44 1137 A Space Program Zeitgeist $13,739 1 $10,247 1 3/18/16
45 1177 Writer of O Zeitgeist $11,728 1 $2,245 1 5/4/05
46 1193 Theo Who Lived Zeitgeist $11,271 2 $4,990 1 10/7/16
47 1205 China Heavyweight Zeitgeist $10,550 4 $3,792 1 7/6/12
48 1220 Act of God Zeitgeist $9,955 1 $522 1 7/31/09
49 1238 Out of the Past (1998) Zeitgeist $9,078 1 $1,671 1 7/31/98
50 1264 In the Mirror of Maya Deren Zeitgeist $8,077 2 $3,225 1 1/24/03
51 1320 Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles Zeitgeist $5,869 1 $5,869 1 4/30/99
52 1345 Call Her Applebroog Zeitgeist $4,842 1 $2,559 1 6/10/16
53 - Forbidden Films Zeitgeist n/a - n/a - 5/13/15
54 544 Storm Surfers 3D Xlrator Media $117,090 7 $7,299 2 4/26/13
55 1150 Rock Bottom Wringing Hands Prods. $12,890 1 $4,017 1 3/2/07
56 888 Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope Wrekin Hill $34,665 6 $8,203 3 4/6/12
57 - The People vs. George Lucas Wrekin Hill n/a 1 n/a 1 5/6/11
58 1077 Holy Hell WRA Productions $18,051 3 $9,238 3 5/27/16
59 543 See What I'm Saying: The Deaf Entertainers Documentary Worldplay $118,206 21 $4,996 1 3/19/10
60 673 Veil of Tears Word Films $72,078 8 $44,358 8 3/28/14
61 901 Sisters in Law Women Make Movies $33,312 2 $4,895 1 4/12/06
62 231 Tarnation Wellspring $592,014 22 $12,740 1 10/6/04
63 276 In the Realms of the Unreal Wellspring $417,120 13 $15,477 3 12/22/04
64 298 The Source Wellspring $362,649 - n/a - 8/25/99
65 526 Unknown White Male Wellspring $126,836 11 $24,591 4 2/24/06
66 801 On the Ropes Wellspring $46,737 5 $7,431 1 8/18/99
67 872 Girlhood Wellspring $37,977 3 $4,845 2 10/29/03
68 912 Reel Paradise Wellspring $31,918 6 $3,100 1 8/17/05
69 1407 Beautopia Wellspring $2,870 1 $1,219 1 3/5/99
70 50 Bully (2012) Weinstein Company $4,142,648 6 $116,472 5 3/30/12
71 145 Shut Up and Sing Weinstein Company $1,215,045 84 $50,103 4 10/27/06
72 190 The Tillman Story Weinstein Company $802,535 28 $52,185 4 8/20/10
73 235 Salinger Weinstein Company $583,633 138 $86,956 4 9/6/13
74 240 Undefeated (2012) Weinstein Company $562,218 21 $33,165 5 2/17/12
75 285 Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? Weinstein Company $384,955 102 $148,698 102 4/18/08
76 622 Pete Seeger: The Power of Song Weinstein Company $88,312 3 $11,945 1 10/26/07
77 424 What Would Jesus Buy? Warrior Poets Releasing $200,010 25 $9,527 1 11/16/07
78 80 Freeriders Warren Miller $2,750,064 30 $264,548 11 10/20/98
79 92 Snowriders 2 Warren Miller $2,287,639 - n/a - 10/15/97
80 98 Snowriders Warren Miller $2,068,490 - n/a - 10/16/96
81 100 Endless Winter Warren Miller $1,966,454 - n/a - 10/20/95
82 101 Vertical Reality Warren Miller $1,951,429 - n/a - 10/19/94
83 113 Black Diamond Rush Warren Miller $1,634,386 47 $161,115 11 10/12/93
84 2 March of the Penguins Warner Independent $77,437,223 2,506 $137,492 4 6/24/05
85 206 The 11th Hour Warner Independent $707,343 111 $60,853 4 8/17/07
86 570 Darfur Now Warner Independent $109,107 24 $23,217 3 11/2/07
87 666 Batkid Begins Warner Bros. (New Line) $74,709 14 $19,437 4 6/26/15
88 33 Roger and Me Warner Bros. $6,706,368 265 $80,253 4 12/22/89
89 57 Imagine: John Lennon Warner Bros. $3,753,977 561 $1,412,213 561 10/7/88
90 233 Elvis On Tour 75th Anniversary Warner Bros. $587,818 - n/a - 7/29/10
91 251 Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser Warner Bros. $518,918 11 $31,842 2 10/1/89
92 288 Into the Arms of Strangers Warner Bros. $382,807 18 $32,037 5 9/15/00
93 594 Beyond Sight: The Derek Rabelo Story Walking on Water Films $101,074 2 $26,840 2 3/7/14
94 792 American Mustang Vitagraph $48,700 3 $7,906 1 1/17/14
95 799 Collapse Vitagraph $46,964 5 $7,800 1 11/6/09
96 902 Running From Crazy Vitagraph $33,300 5 $6,822 1 11/1/13
97 1084 Sunset Story Vitagraph $17,508 3 $2,966 1 2/25/05
98 1389 The Hacker Wars Vitagraph $3,470 1 $2,958 1 10/17/14
99 1410 Knuckle Vitagraph $2,647 3 $2,647 3 12/9/11
100 1403 Fatal Assistance Velvet Films $3,000 1 $3,000 1 2/28/14
TOTAL (All Movies):$1,288,741,320----
AVERAGE (All Movies):$874,90952$138,51930-
TOTAL
(Wide Releases Only):
$678,970,647----
AVERAGE
(Wide Releases Only):
$24,248,9521,518$8,792,6941,640-
Rows: #1-100, #101-200, #201-300, #301-400, #401-500, #501-600, #601-700, #701-800, #801-900, #901-1000, #1001-1100, #1101-1200, #1201-1300, #1301-1400, #1401-1500, #1501-1526


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UPCOMING RELEASES
Title (click to view)StudioRelease Date
Hellbound? A23 9/21/12
Aida's Secrets MBox May 2017
Sacred Argo. 5/5/17
Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe FRun 5/12/17
The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography Neon 6/2/17
Night School (2017) Osci. 6/9/17
Santoalla Osci. 7/7/17
An Inconvenient Sequel ParV 7/28/17
Compared to What? The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank PWP TBD