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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, #1401-1426
RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioLifetime Gross / TheatersOpening / TheatersDate
1 115 Finding Vivian Maier IFC $1,514,782 97 $63,600 3 3/28/14
2 132 The Wolfpack Magn. $1,301,696 94 $43,920 2 6/12/15
3 69 Man on Wire Magn. $2,962,242 93 $51,392 2 7/25/08
4 562 A LEGO Brickumentary RTWC $101,531 93 $43,285 93 7/31/15
5 73 When We Were Kings Gram. $2,789,985 92 $12,479 2 10/25/96
6 53 Paris is Burning Mira. $3,779,620 91 $310,127 23 8/9/91
7 56 Step Into Liquid Art. $3,681,803 91 $135,985 5 8/8/03
8 83 The Queen of Versailles Magn. $2,401,999 89 $51,326 3 7/20/12
9 109 Weiner IFC $1,594,521 88 $84,173 5 5/20/16
10 57 Pina IFC $3,524,826 84 $68,012 3 12/23/11
11 137 Shut Up and Sing Wein. $1,215,045 84 $50,103 4 10/27/06
12 174 Generation Iron TVC $849,521 84 $245,000 53 9/20/13
13 202 Red Army SPC $694,600 84 $20,100 3 1/23/15
14 155 The Music of Strangers Orch. $963,790 82 $24,614 3 6/10/16
15 122 Looking for Richard FoxS $1,408,575 81 $33,843 2 10/11/96
16 80 Jiro Dreams of Sushi Magn. $2,552,478 80 $42,035 2 3/9/12
17 124 The Salt of the Earth SPC $1,343,349 80 $44,900 4 3/27/15
18 209 Dust to Glory IFC $640,013 80 $15,757 2 4/1/05
19 329 The Unknown Known RTWC $276,497 80 $64,315 18 4/4/14
20 356 Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things Gathr $251,737 80 n/a - 5/24/16
21 66 Capturing the Friedmans Magn. $3,119,113 78 $65,154 3 5/30/03
22 272 The Armstrong Lie SPC $383,294 77 $28,992 5 11/8/13
23 559 Stevie Nicks - In Your Dreams Abr. $103,028 76 n/a - 3/31/13
24 106 It Might Get Loud SPC $1,610,163 75 $92,679 7 8/14/09
25 79 Control Room Magn. $2,589,616 74 $27,125 1 5/21/04
26 102 Who Killed the Electric Car? SPC $1,678,874 74 $45,138 8 6/28/06
27 110 I Am Pala. $1,591,034 74 $10,092 1 2/18/11
28 170 Dark Horse (2016) SPC $862,274 74 $13,838 3 5/6/16
29 121 Marley Magn. $1,413,480 73 $262,004 42 4/20/12
30 77 Samsara Osci. $2,672,413 70 $76,222 2 8/24/12
31 99 Every Little Step SPC $1,725,141 70 $68,504 8 4/17/09
32 108 Stories We Tell RAtt. $1,600,145 70 $27,053 2 5/10/13
33 133 Dogtown and Z-Boys SPC $1,300,682 70 $103,355 20 4/26/02
34 364 The Summit IFC $243,550 70 $20,904 8 10/4/13
35 166 Best of Enemies Magn. $892,802 69 $50,378 3 7/31/15
36 67 The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill Shad. $3,058,527 67 $36,731 5 2/9/05
37 147 The U.S. Vs. John Lennon LGF $1,109,146 65 $69,143 6 9/15/06
38 149 Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times Magn. $1,067,028 65 $28,911 2 6/17/11
39 198 Cartel Land Orch. $704,352 65 $15,581 2 7/3/15
40 88 Riding Giants SPC $2,276,368 64 $134,400 26 7/9/04
41 117 Why We Fight SPC $1,439,972 64 $53,571 6 1/20/06
42 191 Seymour: An Introduction IFC $743,541 64 $26,587 2 3/13/15
43 208 Jodorowsky's Dune SPC $647,280 61 $36,018 3 3/21/14
44 211 The Last Lions NGE $635,325 61 $53,344 4 2/18/11
45 463 Go Tigers! IFC $151,779 61 $64,479 61 9/21/01
46 173 Sharkwater Free $850,920 60 $37,140 60 9/28/07
47 246 Pearl Jam Twenty Abr. $471,334 60 $102,448 7 9/20/11
48 460 Backstreet Boys: Show 'Em What You're Made Of Grav. $153,068 60 $153,068 60 1/30/15
49 135 Gonzo Magn. $1,252,100 59 $191,942 26 7/4/08
50 154 First Position IFC $1,014,071 58 $48,024 5 5/4/12
51 205 The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters PicH $677,914 58 $51,493 5 8/17/07
52 299 The Hornet's Nest Free $312,706 57 $26,550 4 5/9/14
53 68 Crumb SPC $3,041,083 56 $19,859 1 4/21/95
54 118 The Kid Stays in the Picture Focus $1,439,232 56 $89,087 4 7/26/02
55 167 Tyson SPC $887,918 56 $85,046 11 4/24/09
56 171 The Cove RAtt. $857,005 56 $57,640 4 7/31/09
57 201 Muscle Shoals Magn. $696,241 56 $13,901 1 9/27/13
58 217 Gunner Palace Palm $607,844 56 $63,520 8 3/4/05
59 96 The Story of the Weeping Camel Think $1,763,052 55 $21,767 2 6/4/04
60 150 Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man LGF $1,044,254 55 $17,130 1 6/21/06
61 330 Morning Light BV $275,497 55 $129,295 55 10/17/08
62 140 Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest SPC $1,200,326 54 $111,982 4 7/8/11
63 266 Still, We Believe: The Boston Red Sox Movie Think $396,803 54 $91,388 17 5/7/04
64 127 Chasing Ice SD $1,328,467 53 n/a - 11/9/12
65 195 The Big One Mira. $720,074 53 $146,909 33 4/10/98
66 126 Restrepo NGE $1,330,894 52 $35,581 2 6/25/10
67 162 Jesus Camp Magn. $902,544 52 $17,659 13 9/15/06
68 151 The Eyes of Tammy Faye Lions $1,029,591 51 $46,111 9 7/21/00
69 216 City of Gold IFC $611,702 50 $62,959 4 3/11/16
70 258 Sound City Vari. $422,853 50 $62,842 16 2/1/13
71 771 Greedy Lying Bastards LR $45,000 50 $45,000 50 3/8/13
72 104 Black Diamond Rush WM $1,634,386 47 $161,115 11 10/12/93
73 105 Senna PDA $1,612,430 47 $73,497 2 8/12/11
74 62 Exit Through the Gift Shop PDA $3,291,250 46 $170,756 8 4/16/10
75 392 Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon RTWC $213,064 46 $23,017 4 6/6/14
76 472 Narco Cultura Cdgm. $145,088 46 $6,093 1 11/22/13
77 87 A Brief History of Time Trit $2,279,692 45 $84,025 5 8/21/92
78 235 The First Monday in May Magn. $527,474 45 $99,242 20 4/15/16
79 120 Microcosmos Mira. $1,433,210 43 $35,189 2 10/9/96
80 141 Festival Express Think $1,174,079 43 $12,074 1 7/23/04
81 145 Paper Clips Slow $1,121,744 43 $25,535 5 11/24/04
82 439 NAS: Time is Illmatic Trib. $164,540 43 $23,200 2 10/1/14
83 672 Cool It RAtt. $62,713 43 $26,847 41 11/12/10
84 762 The Hip Hop Project Think $46,208 42 $32,520 42 5/11/07
85 290 Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me IFC $327,452 41 $27,853 2 2/21/14
86 81 The Endurance: Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure Cow. $2,453,083 40 $18,931 3 10/5/01
87 168 Fast, Cheap and Out of Control SPC $878,960 40 $23,665 2 10/3/97
88 301 West of Memphis SPC $310,154 40 $13,360 5 12/25/12
89 75 My Architect NYer $2,750,707 39 $37,929 2 11/12/03
90 157 Encounters at the End of the World Think $944,933 39 $17,730 1 6/11/08
91 185 The Wonder of It All Indic. $781,016 39 $18,988 3 7/17/09
92 193 Forks Over Knives Pas. $739,561 39 $17,645 1 1/7/11
93 97 Valentino: The Last Emperor Truly $1,755,134 38 $21,762 1 3/18/09
94 123 The Celluloid Closet SPC $1,400,591 38 $95,047 9 3/15/96
95 239 Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's EOne $518,342 38 $39,630 4 5/3/13
96 243 Deli Man Cohen $502,294 38 $37,321 15 2/27/15
97 313 Crazy Love Magn. $301,027 38 $17,952 3 6/1/07
98 200 Tabloid IFC $696,921 37 $91,201 14 7/15/11
99 232 Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry IFC $534,100 37 $41,104 5 7/27/12
100 474 Thunder Soul RAtt. $143,986 37 $51,260 35 9/23/11
TOTAL (All Movies):$1,240,639,169----
AVERAGE (All Movies):$899,66651$141,78529-
TOTAL
(Wide Releases Only):
$662,178,092----
AVERAGE
(Wide Releases Only):
$27,590,7541,614$9,507,5551,700-
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, #1401-1426


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UPCOMING RELEASES
Title (click to view)StudioRelease Date
Make Believe CS 5/13/11
Citizen Soldier INDEP 8/5/16
When Two Worlds Collide FRun 8/17/16
Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World Magn. 8/19/16
Author: The JT LeRoy Story Magn. 9/9/16
Command and Control AEF 9/14/16
Hillsong - Let Hope Rise PFR 9/16/16
Silicon Cowboys FR 9/16/16
The Lovers and the Despot Magn. 9/23/16
Danny Says Magn. 9/30/16
The Eagle Huntress SPC 10/28/16
Harry Benson: Shoot First Magn. 11/4/16
Seasons MBox 11/11/16
Born in China BV 4/21/17
Compared to What? The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank PWP TBD