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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 17 Madonna: Truth or Dare Miramax $15,012,935 652 $543,250 51 5/10/91
2 54 Paris is Burning Miramax $3,779,620 91 $310,127 23 8/9/91
3 72 Unzipped Miramax $2,875,086 119 $71,275 2 8/4/95
4 75 Comedian Miramax $2,751,988 244 $60,224 4 10/11/02
5 111 Rhyme & Reason Miramax $1,608,277 280 $853,589 280 3/7/97
6 123 Microcosmos Miramax $1,433,210 43 $35,189 2 10/9/96
7 141 The Thin Blue Line Miramax $1,209,846 23 $17,814 1 8/26/88
8 199 The Big One Miramax $720,074 53 $146,909 33 4/10/98
9 239 Incident at Oglala Miramax $536,848 12 $19,070 3 5/8/92
10 260 The Heart of the Game Miramax $445,374 21 $11,251 3 6/9/06
11 348 American Dream Miramax $269,823 7 $9,291 2 3/18/92
12 489 Once in a Lifetime Miramax $144,601 12 $9,805 1 7/7/06
13 504 Naqoyqatsi Miramax $133,058 9 $17,154 2 10/18/02
14 507 Deep Blue Miramax $132,261 5 $8,373 2 6/3/05
15 1007 Small Wonders Miramax $20,819 7 $2,880 1 10/4/96
16 1094 Full-Tilt Boogie Miramax $15,313 6 $9,895 6 7/31/98
17 1157 My Voyage to Italy Miramax $11,683 1 $7,117 1 10/24/01
18 858 Oh My God? Mitropoulos Films $38,244 7 $8,263 3 11/13/09
19 960 Gotta Dance Mitropoulos Films $25,108 4 $8,576 1 7/31/09
20 1363 The Price of Sugar Mitropoulos Films $3,384 1 $3,384 1 9/28/07
21 1031 Favela Rising Mochary Films $19,781 2 $7,768 1 6/2/06
22 394 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama Monterey Media, Inc. $224,546 11 n/a - 4/27/07
23 1156 One Peace at a Time Monterey Media, Inc. $11,698 2 $4,138 1 12/4/09
24 1182 whaledreamers Monterey Media, Inc. $10,584 6 $1,827 6 9/26/08
25 618 The Cartel Moving Pictures Institute $87,763 2 $3,694 2 4/16/10
26 1141 In No Great Hurry: 13 Lessons in Life with Saul Leiter mTuckman Media $12,133 4 $6,100 1 1/3/14
27 87 Meru Music Box Films $2,334,228 176 $91,279 7 8/14/15
28 296 Happy People: A Year in the Taiga Music Box Films $338,987 23 $10,481 1 1/25/13
29 316 Francofonia Music Box Films $307,040 25 $22,083 2 4/1/16
30 329 Antarctica: A Year on Ice Music Box Films $288,757 30 $32,238 8 11/28/14
31 355 The Green Prince Music Box Films $258,237 24 $32,698 4 9/12/14
32 519 Seasons Music Box Films $126,431 22 $27,134 13 11/25/16
33 565 Bettie Page Reveals All Music Box Films $108,118 21 $4,846 1 11/22/13
34 623 Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present Music Box Films $86,637 5 $11,041 2 6/13/12
35 671 Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You Music Box Films $70,950 6 $16,912 2 7/8/16
36 970 Happy Valley (2014) Music Box Films $23,868 4 $9,047 4 11/21/14
37 1038 Watchers of the Sky Music Box Films $19,339 4 $7,473 4 10/17/14
38 1117 Fifi Howls From Happiness Music Box Films $13,614 2 $2,728 1 8/8/14
39 1150 Revenge of the Mekons Music Box Films $11,861 3 $2,354 1 10/29/14
40 1151 Emptying the Skies Music Box Films $11,811 2 $4,818 2 4/22/15
41 1191 Shepard and Dark Music Box Films $10,278 3 $1,226 1 9/25/13
42 1195 The Informant Music Box Films $10,068 4 $2,947 2 9/13/13
43 1235 We Are Twisted F***ing Sister! Music Box Films $8,277 8 $5,804 6 2/19/16
44 1435 The Tower (2014) Music Box Films $1,117 1 $726 1 11/7/14
45 1436 We Are the Giant Music Box Films $1,088 2 $1,088 2 12/12/14
46 27 Jerusalem National Geographic Entertainment $8,020,721 33 n/a - 9/13/13
47 38 Flying Monsters National Geographic Entertainment $5,705,874 27 n/a 6 10/7/11
48 129 Restrepo National Geographic Entertainment $1,330,894 52 $35,581 2 6/25/10
49 171 The Wildest Dream National Geographic Entertainment $898,137 21 $67,848 12 8/6/10
50 215 The Last Lions National Geographic Entertainment $635,325 61 $53,344 4 2/18/11
51 366 Life in a Day National Geographic Entertainment $252,788 19 $45,202 11 7/29/11
52 1119 Benda Bilili! National Geographic Entertainment $13,420 3 $1,678 1 9/30/11
53 93 The Endless Summer II New Line $2,155,385 302 $657,292 302 6/3/94
54 241 Wild Man Blues New Line $533,759 25 $54,458 3 4/17/98
55 288 The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years New Line $373,743 21 $45,008 21 6/3/88
56 838 Yiddish Theater: A Love Story New Love Films $40,182 3 $1,886 1 11/21/07
57 76 My Architect New Yorker $2,750,707 39 $37,929 2 11/12/03
58 188 Trembling Before G-d New Yorker $788,896 8 $21,410 1 10/24/01
59 191 To Be and to Have New Yorker $777,129 14 $20,528 3 9/19/03
60 351 Life and Debt New Yorker $263,107 4 $1,494 1 6/16/01
61 544 After Innocence New Yorker $114,264 4 $10,194 1 10/21/05
62 596 Paragraph 175 New Yorker $96,630 2 $25,007 2 9/13/00
63 692 Absolute Wilson New Yorker $66,217 3 $6,879 2 10/27/06
64 829 Sobibor, October 14, 1943, 4PM New Yorker $41,040 2 $7,412 1 10/12/01
65 853 Tsahal New Yorker $38,773 1 $12,195 1 1/27/95
66 1216 ABC Africa New Yorker $9,075 1 $559 1 5/3/02
67 - The Sky Turns (El cielo gira) New Yorker n/a 1 n/a 1 2/11/11
68 322 God Grew Tired of Us Newmarket $301,447 10 $21,858 2 1/12/07
69 557 In the Face of Evil: Reagan's War in Word and Deed Non-Fiction Films $110,577 15 $46,975 6 10/1/04
70 522 The Square (2013) Noujaim Films $124,244 9 $16,359 1 10/25/13
71 - In My Father's House OA Investment Holdings n/a - n/a - 10/9/15
72 706 Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision Ocean Releasing $62,186 6 $2,273 1 10/20/95
73 169 The War Room October $901,668 21 $15,264 1 11/3/93
74 270 The Last Days October $421,432 32 $20,492 3 2/5/99
75 808 Moving the Mountain October $44,536 3 $3,199 1 4/26/95
76 645 Harvest of Empire Onyx Films $79,627 2 n/a - 9/28/12
77 1160 Crop Circles: Quest for Truth Open Edge $11,562 1 $5,763 1 8/23/02
78 35 Believe Open Road Films $6,206,566 1,037 $2,007,567 1,037 12/25/13
79 229 Gleason Open Road Films $583,664 148 $91,583 9 7/29/16
80 962 Eat This New York Organic Pictures $24,640 2 $5,847 2 1/30/04
81 1385 Risk/Reward Organic Pictures $2,517 1 $2,517 1 2/27/04
82 365 Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey Orion Classics $253,311 11 $8,335 1 8/25/95
83 79 Samsara Oscilloscope Pictures $2,672,413 70 $76,222 2 8/24/12
84 249 Shut Up and Play the Hits Oscilloscope Pictures $510,334 161 n/a - 7/18/12
85 303 A Film Unfinished Oscilloscope Pictures $320,486 16 $34,060 4 8/18/10
86 319 Unmistaken Child Oscilloscope Pictures $306,140 6 $6,293 1 6/3/09
87 385 Art and Craft Oscilloscope Pictures $235,037 20 $20,879 2 9/19/14
88 492 FLOW: For Love of Water Oscilloscope Pictures $142,569 11 $3,644 1 3/21/08
89 591 No Impact Man Oscilloscope Pictures $100,028 8 $15,215 2 9/11/09
90 630 Los Sures Oscilloscope Pictures $83,992 2 $26,088 1 4/15/16
91 632 12 O'Clock Boys Oscilloscope Pictures $82,614 21 $44,108 21 1/31/14
92 661 After Tiller Oscilloscope Pictures $72,125 6 $15,500 2 9/20/13
93 708 If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front Oscilloscope Pictures $61,794 5 $5,634 2 6/22/11
94 746 The Other F Word Oscilloscope Pictures $53,714 6 $15,792 2 11/4/11
95 762 Burma VJ Oscilloscope Pictures $51,672 3 $5,554 1 5/20/09
96 768 Gunnin' for That #1 Spot Oscilloscope Pictures $50,804 14 $20,355 14 6/27/08
97 794 William S. Burroughs: A Man Within Oscilloscope Pictures $46,380 4 $6,510 1 11/17/10
98 839 Teenage Oscilloscope Pictures $40,169 4 $8,000 1 3/14/14
99 912 These Birds Walk Oscilloscope Pictures $30,408 2 $5,454 1 11/1/13
100 946 The Garden Oscilloscope Pictures $26,931 4 $4,114 1 4/24/09
TOTAL (All Movies):$1,267,917,612----
AVERAGE (All Movies):$877,45250$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