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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, #1501-1512
RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioLifetime Gross / TheatersOpening / TheatersDate
1 186 Ballets Russes Zeit. $815,848 21 $12,230 1 10/26/05
2 175 The Wildest Dream NGE $898,137 21 $67,848 12 8/6/10
3 173 The War Room Oct. $901,668 21 $15,264 1 11/3/93
4 170 35 Up Gold. $922,872 21 $13,690 1 1/15/92
5 119 Awake: The Life of Yogananda CF&SR $1,539,680 21 $18,885 1 10/10/14
6 756 To Be Takei SM $52,823 22 $22,846 22 8/22/14
7 488 Seasons MBox $150,092 22 $27,134 13 11/25/16
8 483 Generation Found Gathr $151,751 22 n/a - 8/29/16
9 385 Uncovered: The War on Iraq Cinema Libre $238,924 22 $31,481 7 8/20/04
10 305 The Central Park Five IFC $325,653 22 $30,570 3 11/23/12
11 277 Project Nim RAtt. $411,184 22 $25,820 4 7/8/11
12 231 Powaqqatsi Can. $589,244 22 $27,899 1 4/29/88
13 230 Tarnation Wells $592,014 22 $12,740 1 10/6/04
14 717 Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey Cdgm. $61,018 23 $25,573 23 3/8/13
15 560 The Overnighters Drft. $110,763 23 $4,324 1 10/10/14
16 485 Dancing in Jaffa IFC $151,098 23 $10,564 2 4/11/14
17 474 Bra Boys Slow $155,056 23 $45,589 23 4/11/08
18 414 Soul Power SPC $207,121 23 $23,893 6 7/10/09
19 406 Neil Young Journeys SPC $215,026 23 $12,025 3 6/29/12
20 357 Steep SPC $260,586 23 $21,189 17 12/21/07
21 300 Happy People: A Year in the Taiga MBox $338,987 23 $10,481 1 1/25/13
22 193 Up the Yangtze Zeit. $783,969 23 $15,851 1 4/25/08
23 145 The Thin Blue Line Mira. $1,209,846 23 $17,814 1 8/26/88
24 568 Darfur Now WIP $109,107 24 $23,217 3 11/2/07
25 531 The Punk Singer IFC $122,742 24 $24,729 3 11/29/13
26 476 Citizen Koch Vari. $153,908 24 $10,200 1 6/6/14
27 418 Deliver Us from Evil (2006) LGF $201,275 24 $15,656 4 10/13/06
28 359 The Green Prince MBox $258,237 24 $32,698 4 9/12/14
29 353 Conan O'Brien Can't Stop Abr. $267,965 24 $97,043 24 6/24/11
30 294 Hava Nagila (The Movie) ICir $370,218 24 $8,218 1 3/1/13
31 283 Turtle: The Incredible Journey Hann. $386,073 24 $69,389 24 6/24/11
32 282 Detropia LF $390,024 24 $17,414 1 9/7/12
33 202 Lost in La Mancha IFC $732,393 24 $63,303 8 1/31/03
34 - Live from New York! Abr. n/a 25 n/a 25 6/12/15
35 1166 Lucha Mexico KL $11,722 25 $7,245 25 7/15/16
36 986 Video Games: The Movie Vari. $23,043 25 $12,759 25 7/18/14
37 454 We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks Focus $166,243 25 $27,689 4 5/24/13
38 422 What Would Jesus Buy? WarP $200,010 25 $9,527 1 11/16/07
39 412 Under the Electric Sky Focus $207,584 25 n/a - 5/29/14
40 320 Francofonia MBox $307,040 25 $22,083 2 4/1/16
41 278 The Hunting Ground RTWC $405,917 25 $22,464 2 2/27/15
42 259 Last Days in Vietnam AEF $466,114 25 $30,500 2 9/5/14
43 245 Wild Man Blues NL $533,759 25 $54,458 3 4/17/98
44 240 Harry & Snowman FR $561,460 25 $56,842 18 9/30/16
45 236 La Danse: Le Ballet de L'Opera de Paris Zipp. $567,493 25 $14,000 1 11/4/09
46 152 Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg ICir $1,134,623 25 $19,302 2 7/10/09
47 1146 The Armor of Light FFS $12,267 26 n/a - 10/30/15
48 582 Mr. Untouchable Magn. $104,678 26 $48,280 26 10/26/07
49 484 Hecho En Mexico LGF $151,133 26 $76,123 12 11/30/12
50 450 Apparition Hill Little Flowe $170,457 26 $4,152 1 8/5/16
51 318 Bigger, Stronger, Faster* Magn. $308,575 26 $31,576 6 5/30/08
52 672 Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made Drft. $71,916 27 $26,059 24 6/17/16
53 631 Author: The JT LeRoy Story Magn. $85,999 27 $23,413 5 9/9/16
54 521 Bjork - Biophilia Live CP $127,754 27 n/a - 9/26/14
55 472 Billabong Odyssey Arna $156,000 27 $54,000 27 11/7/03
56 440 Monumental: In Search of America's National Treasure AAE $177,729 27 $28,340 6 3/30/12
57 420 No Place on Earth Magn. $200,238 27 $13,813 2 4/5/13
58 303 Ballet 422 Magn. $333,554 27 $27,653 2 2/6/15
59 257 The Flat IFC $471,842 27 $19,916 3 10/19/12
60 215 Anvil! The Story of Anvil Abr. $667,911 27 $34,651 3 4/10/09
61 211 Inside Deep Throat Uni. $691,880 27 $88,709 12 2/11/05
62 179 Particle Fever Abr. $869,838 27 $53,901 4 3/5/14
63 164 Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel Gold. $1,017,579 27 $63,700 3 9/21/12
64 39 Flying Monsters NGE $5,705,874 27 n/a 6 10/7/11
65 558 Rich Hill Orch. $111,376 28 $9,635 1 8/1/14
66 342 20,000 Days on Earth Drft. $279,558 28 $27,879 1 9/17/14
67 329 Room 237 IFC $296,359 28 $29,693 2 3/29/13
68 254 Mr. Death Lions $507,941 28 $24,125 3 12/29/99
69 189 The Tillman Story Wein. $802,535 28 $52,185 4 8/20/10
70 135 Hearts of Darkness Trit $1,318,449 28 $42,992 4 11/27/91
71 61 The Corporation Zeit. $3,493,516 28 $28,671 2 6/4/04
72 256 Act of Killing Drft. $486,919 29 $27,450 1 7/19/13
73 224 The Filth and the Fury FL $612,192 29 $13,305 1 3/29/00
74 171 Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness ICir $906,666 29 $20,247 1 7/8/11
75 150 American Movie SPC $1,165,795 29 $20,260 2 11/5/99
76 399 Into the Abyss IFC $223,880 30 $47,559 12 11/11/11
77 333 Antarctica: A Year on Ice MBox $288,757 30 $32,238 8 11/28/14
78 319 Merchants of Doubt SPC $308,156 30 $20,300 4 3/6/15
79 212 Wigstock: The Movie Gold. $686,152 30 $35,563 3 6/9/95
80 79 Freeriders WM $2,750,064 30 $264,548 11 10/20/98
81 434 Lambert & Stamp SPC $183,320 31 $13,500 3 4/3/15
82 285 Dirty Wars IFC $384,473 31 $63,504 4 6/7/13
83 188 Bill W. P124 $809,590 31 n/a - 5/18/12
84 174 The Imposter IM $898,317 31 $22,379 1 7/13/12
85 136 Anne Frank Remembered SPC $1,310,200 31 $26,697 4 2/23/96
86 107 Life & Times of Hank Greenberg Cow. $1,712,385 31 $21,675 1 1/12/00
87 704 Rock School PicH $64,310 32 $28,136 32 6/3/05
88 365 The Yes Men UA $255,364 32 $24,373 3 9/24/04
89 274 The Last Days Oct. $421,432 32 $20,492 3 2/5/99
90 207 56 Up FRun $701,278 33 $22,088 1 1/4/13
91 27 Jerusalem NGE $8,020,721 33 n/a - 9/13/13
92 241 The Art of the Steal IFC $544,890 34 $39,019 3 2/26/10
93 123 Bill Cunningham New York Zeit. $1,510,026 34 $33,677 1 3/16/11
94 493 Seed: The Untold Story Collective E $145,441 35 n/a 3 8/22/16
95 392 A Place at the Table Magn. $231,378 35 $92,257 35 3/1/13
96 141 Startup.com Art. $1,283,356 35 $16,118 1 5/11/01
97 496 Thunder Soul RAtt. $143,986 37 $51,260 35 9/23/11
98 244 Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry IFC $534,100 37 $41,104 5 7/27/12
99 208 Tabloid IFC $696,921 37 $91,201 14 7/15/11
100 648 For the Love of Spock Grav. $80,141 38 n/a - 9/9/16
TOTAL (All Movies):$1,281,698,932----
AVERAGE (All Movies):$877,87651$136,41029-
TOTAL
(Wide Releases Only):
$674,180,280----
AVERAGE
(Wide Releases Only):
$24,969,6401,519$9,028,1251,648-
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, #1501-1512


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UPCOMING RELEASES
Title (click to view)StudioRelease Date
Giuliani Time Cinema Libre 5/12/06
God Knows Where I Am INDEP 3/31/17
Alive and Kicking Magn. 4/7/17
Jeremiah Tower Orch. 4/14/17
Born in China BV 4/21/17
Citizen Jane IFC 4/21/17
Aida's Secrets MBox May 2017
Sacred Argo. 5/5/17
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