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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, #1401-1498
RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioLifetime Gross / TheatersOpening / TheatersDate
1 183 Life Itself Magn. $810,454 100 $131,411 23 7/4/14
2 94 Blackfish Magn. $2,073,582 99 $75,962 5 7/19/13
3 306 America's Heart and Soul BV $314,402 98 $134,939 98 7/2/04
4 117 Murderball Think $1,531,154 97 $57,286 8 7/8/05
5 118 Finding Vivian Maier IFC $1,514,782 97 $63,600 3 3/28/14
6 147 Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe Libre $1,163,265 95 $28,339 1 4/1/16
7 135 The Wolfpack Magn. $1,301,696 94 $43,920 2 6/12/15
8 69 Man on Wire Magn. $2,962,242 93 $51,392 2 7/25/08
9 582 A LEGO Brickumentary RTWC $101,531 93 $43,285 93 7/31/15
10 74 When We Were Kings Gram. $2,789,985 92 $12,479 2 10/25/96
11 54 Paris is Burning Mira. $3,779,620 91 $310,127 23 8/9/91
12 57 Step Into Liquid Art. $3,681,803 91 $135,985 5 8/8/03
13 85 The Queen of Versailles Magn. $2,401,999 89 $51,326 3 7/20/12
14 106 Weiner IFC $1,676,108 88 $84,173 5 5/20/16
15 58 Pina IFC $3,524,826 84 $68,012 3 12/23/11
16 140 Shut Up and Sing Wein. $1,215,045 84 $50,103 4 10/27/06
17 179 Generation Iron TVC $849,521 84 $245,000 53 9/20/13
18 206 Red Army SPC $694,600 84 $20,100 3 1/23/15
19 144 The Music of Strangers Orch. $1,176,781 82 $24,614 3 6/10/16
20 125 Looking for Richard FoxS $1,408,575 81 $33,843 2 10/11/96
21 82 Jiro Dreams of Sushi Magn. $2,552,478 80 $42,035 2 3/9/12
22 127 The Salt of the Earth SPC $1,343,349 80 $44,900 4 3/27/15
23 213 Dust to Glory IFC $640,013 80 $15,757 2 4/1/05
24 339 The Unknown Known RTWC $276,497 80 $64,315 18 4/4/14
25 352 Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things Gathr $261,865 80 n/a - 5/24/16
26 66 Capturing the Friedmans Magn. $3,119,113 78 $65,154 3 5/30/03
27 272 Embrace: The Documentary Gathr $412,340 77 n/a - 9/19/16
28 282 The Armstrong Lie SPC $383,294 77 $28,992 5 11/8/13
29 578 Stevie Nicks - In Your Dreams Abr. $103,028 76 n/a - 3/31/13
30 110 It Might Get Loud SPC $1,610,163 75 $92,679 7 8/14/09
31 81 Control Room Magn. $2,589,616 74 $27,125 1 5/21/04
32 105 Who Killed the Electric Car? SPC $1,678,874 74 $45,138 8 6/28/06
33 113 I Am Pala. $1,591,034 74 $10,092 1 2/18/11
34 157 Dark Horse (2016) SPC $1,030,851 74 $13,838 3 5/6/16
35 124 Marley Magn. $1,413,480 73 $262,004 42 4/20/12
36 262 Gimme Danger Magn. $440,627 71 $44,725 3 10/28/16
37 79 Samsara Osci. $2,672,413 70 $76,222 2 8/24/12
38 102 Every Little Step SPC $1,725,141 70 $68,504 8 4/17/09
39 112 Stories We Tell RAtt. $1,600,145 70 $27,053 2 5/10/13
40 136 Dogtown and Z-Boys SPC $1,300,682 70 $103,355 20 4/26/02
41 375 The Summit IFC $243,550 70 $20,904 8 10/4/13
42 172 Best of Enemies Magn. $892,802 69 $50,378 3 7/31/15
43 67 The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill Shad. $3,058,527 67 $36,731 5 2/9/05
44 152 The U.S. Vs. John Lennon LGF $1,109,146 65 $69,143 6 9/15/06
45 155 Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times Magn. $1,067,028 65 $28,911 2 6/17/11
46 202 Cartel Land Orch. $704,352 65 $15,581 2 7/3/15
47 91 Riding Giants SPC $2,276,368 64 $134,400 26 7/9/04
48 120 Why We Fight SPC $1,439,972 64 $53,571 6 1/20/06
49 195 Seymour: An Introduction IFC $743,541 64 $26,587 2 3/13/15
50 212 Jodorowsky's Dune SPC $647,280 61 $36,018 3 3/21/14
51 215 The Last Lions NGE $635,325 61 $53,344 4 2/18/11
52 478 Go Tigers! IFC $151,779 61 $64,479 61 9/21/01
53 178 Sharkwater Free $850,920 60 $37,140 60 9/28/07
54 254 Pearl Jam Twenty Abr. $471,334 60 $102,448 7 9/20/11
55 360 Life, Animated Orch. $255,388 60 $21,883 3 7/1/16
56 475 Backstreet Boys: Show 'Em What You're Made Of Grav. $153,068 60 $153,068 60 1/30/15
57 138 Gonzo Magn. $1,252,100 59 $191,942 26 7/4/08
58 161 First Position IFC $1,014,071 58 $48,024 5 5/4/12
59 209 The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters PicH $677,914 58 $51,493 5 8/17/07
60 309 The Hornet's Nest Free $312,706 57 $26,550 4 5/9/14
61 68 Crumb SPC $3,041,083 56 $19,859 1 4/21/95
62 121 The Kid Stays in the Picture Focus $1,439,232 56 $89,087 4 7/26/02
63 173 Tyson SPC $887,918 56 $85,046 11 4/24/09
64 176 The Cove RAtt. $857,005 56 $57,640 4 7/31/09
65 205 Muscle Shoals Magn. $696,241 56 $13,901 1 9/27/13
66 222 Gunner Palace Palm $607,844 56 $63,520 8 3/4/05
67 99 The Story of the Weeping Camel Think $1,763,052 55 $21,767 2 6/4/04
68 156 Leonard Cohen I'm Your Man LGF $1,044,254 55 $17,130 1 6/21/06
69 340 Morning Light BV $275,497 55 $129,295 55 10/17/08
70 143 Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest SPC $1,200,326 54 $111,982 4 7/8/11
71 276 Still, We Believe: The Boston Red Sox Movie Think $396,803 54 $91,388 17 5/7/04
72 130 Chasing Ice SD $1,328,467 53 n/a - 11/9/12
73 199 The Big One Mira. $720,074 53 $146,909 33 4/10/98
74 218 Tickled Magn. $613,956 53 $21,898 2 6/17/16
75 129 Restrepo NGE $1,330,894 52 $35,581 2 6/25/10
76 168 Jesus Camp Magn. $902,544 52 $17,659 13 9/15/06
77 158 The Eyes of Tammy Faye Lions $1,029,591 51 $46,111 9 7/21/00
78 225 Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World Magn. $594,912 51 $114,273 39 8/19/16
79 485 Michael Moore In TrumpLand Moore $149,090 51 $50,200 2 10/19/16
80 221 City of Gold IFC $611,702 50 $62,959 4 3/11/16
81 267 Sound City Vari. $422,853 50 $62,842 16 2/1/13
82 804 Greedy Lying Bastards LR $45,000 50 $45,000 50 3/8/13
83 108 Black Diamond Rush WM $1,634,386 47 $161,115 11 10/12/93
84 109 Senna PDA $1,612,430 47 $73,497 2 8/12/11
85 62 Exit Through the Gift Shop PDA $3,291,250 46 $170,756 8 4/16/10
86 403 Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon RTWC $213,064 46 $23,017 4 6/6/14
87 488 Narco Cultura Cdgm. $145,088 46 $6,093 1 11/22/13
88 90 A Brief History of Time Trit $2,279,692 45 $84,025 5 8/21/92
89 243 The First Monday in May Magn. $527,474 45 $99,242 20 4/15/16
90 123 Microcosmos Mira. $1,433,210 43 $35,189 2 10/9/96
91 145 Festival Express Think $1,174,079 43 $12,074 1 7/23/04
92 150 Paper Clips Slow $1,121,744 43 $25,535 5 11/24/04
93 453 NAS: Time is Illmatic Trib. $164,540 43 $23,200 2 10/1/14
94 701 Cool It RAtt. $62,713 43 $26,847 41 11/12/10
95 795 The Hip Hop Project Think $46,208 42 $32,520 42 5/11/07
96 300 Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me IFC $327,452 41 $27,853 2 2/21/14
97 83 The Endurance: Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure Cow. $2,453,083 40 $18,931 3 10/5/01
98 174 Fast, Cheap and Out of Control SPC $878,960 40 $23,665 2 10/3/97
99 311 West of Memphis SPC $310,154 40 $13,360 5 12/25/12
100 76 My Architect NYer $2,750,707 39 $37,929 2 11/12/03
TOTAL (All Movies):$1,268,001,041----
AVERAGE (All Movies):$877,50950$137,29729-
TOTAL
(Wide Releases Only):
$670,675,025----
AVERAGE
(Wide Releases Only):
$26,827,0011,582$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, #1401-1498


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UPCOMING RELEASES
Title (click to view)StudioRelease Date
Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust Shad. 12/7/07
I am Not Your Negro Magn. 2/3/17
Kedi Osci. 2/10/17
Contemporary Color Osci. 3/1/17
My Scientology Movie Magn. 3/3/17
Jeremiah Tower Orch. 4/14/17
Born in China BV 4/21/17
Aida's Secrets MBox May 2017
Compared to What? The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank PWP TBD