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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, #1201-1292
RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioLifetime Gross / TheatersOpening / TheatersDate
1 34 Shine a Light Paramount Vantage $5,505,267 277 $1,488,081 276 4/4/08
2 143 American Teen Paramount Vantage $942,441 109 $45,589 5 7/25/08
3 158 Arctic Tale Paramount Vantage $833,532 227 $22,607 4 7/25/07
4 10 An Inconvenient Truth Paramount Classics $24,146,161 587 $281,330 4 5/24/06
5 21 Mad Hot Ballroom Paramount Classics $8,117,961 202 $45,348 2 5/13/05
6 267 Trekkies Paramount Classics $318,246 339 $125,636 339 5/21/99
7 3 Justin Bieber: Never Say Never Paramount $73,013,910 3,118 $29,514,054 3,105 2/11/11
8 8 Katy Perry: Part of Me Paramount $25,326,071 2,732 $7,138,266 2,730 7/5/12
9 24 Tupac: Resurrection Paramount $7,718,961 804 $4,632,847 801 11/14/03
10 557 16 Days of Glory Paramount $83,857 - n/a - 3/7/86
11 958 7th Street Paradise Acres $15,629 1 $6,354 1 1/17/03
12 1231 Souldier Parade Deck Films $1,500 2 $900 2 2/21/14
13 956 People Say I'm Crazy Palo Alto Pictures $15,679 1 $4,820 1 4/30/04
14 195 Gunner Palace Palm $607,844 56 $63,520 8 3/4/05
15 288 Scratch Palm $289,885 7 $29,677 5 2/15/02
16 429 Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator Palm $150,268 13 $10,998 1 8/22/03
17 457 Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt Palm $129,988 5 $9,098 1 12/2/05
18 461 DIG! Palm $127,067 10 $20,437 2 10/1/04
19 578 The Nomi Song Palm $74,631 3 $14,510 2 2/4/05
20 709 William Eggleston in the Real World Palm $44,435 2 $6,820 1 8/31/05
21 719 Mandela Palm $42,056 8 $8,413 8 3/21/97
22 726 Tom Dowd and the Language of Music Palm $40,919 10 $16,522 10 8/13/04
23 799 Patti Smith: Dream of Life Palm $30,918 1 $9,993 1 8/6/08
24 814 Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Impassioned Eye Palm $29,710 2 $7,235 2 1/13/06
25 829 Who Gets to Call It Art? Palm $27,344 1 $7,520 1 2/1/06
26 996 Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme Palm $12,600 1 $4,842 1 7/16/04
27 1090 Kill Your Idols Palm $7,753 2 $3,274 1 7/7/06
28 1157 How to Draw a Bunny Palm $4,658 1 $2,706 1 3/12/04
29 1216 You're Gonna Miss Me Palm $2,324 1 $1,340 1 6/8/07
30 573 This is Not a Film Palisades Tartan $77,016 5 $12,608 5 2/29/12
31 473 Spark: A Burning Man Story Paladin/Film Buff $120,459 8 $9,366 2 8/16/13
32 100 I Am Paladin $1,591,034 74 $10,092 1 2/18/11
33 437 Kids For Cash Paladin $143,178 12 $36,639 4 2/7/14
34 561 The Whale Paladin $81,881 5 $4,835 2 9/9/11
35 691 Connected Paladin $46,782 7 $13,301 3 9/16/11
36 712 Love Etc. Paladin $43,593 2 $8,781 2 7/1/11
37 762 Mansome Paladin $36,280 20 $18,395 20 5/18/12
38 848 Otter 501 Paladin $24,449 4 $5,444 3 5/11/12
39 935 Great Directors Paladin $17,921 4 $5,440 3 7/2/10
40 162 Bill W. Page 124 Productions $809,590 31 n/a - 5/18/12
41 17 Capitalism: A Love Story Overture Films $14,363,397 995 $231,964 4 9/23/09
42 212 Sex Is... Outsider Films $530,833 6 n/a - 5/7/93
43 1235 'Tis Autumn: The Search for Jackie Paris Outsider Films $1,476 1 $1,476 1 12/7/07
44 70 Samsara Oscilloscope Pictures $2,672,413 70 $76,222 2 8/24/12
45 218 Shut Up and Play the Hits Oscilloscope Pictures $510,334 161 n/a - 7/18/12
46 265 A Film Unfinished Oscilloscope Pictures $320,486 16 $34,060 4 8/18/10
47 278 Unmistaken Child Oscilloscope Pictures $306,140 6 $6,293 1 6/3/09
48 344 Art and Craft Oscilloscope Pictures $226,584 20 $20,879 2 9/19/14
49 438 FLOW: For Love of Water Oscilloscope Pictures $142,569 11 $3,644 1 3/21/08
50 523 No Impact Man Oscilloscope Pictures $100,028 8 $15,215 2 9/11/09
51 558 12 O'Clock Boys Oscilloscope Pictures $82,614 21 $44,108 21 1/31/14
52 581 After Tiller Oscilloscope Pictures $72,125 6 $15,500 2 9/20/13
53 623 If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front Oscilloscope Pictures $61,794 5 $5,634 2 6/22/11
54 653 The Other F Word Oscilloscope Pictures $53,714 6 $15,792 2 11/4/11
55 668 Burma VJ Oscilloscope Pictures $51,672 3 $5,554 1 5/20/09
56 672 Gunnin' for That #1 Spot Oscilloscope Pictures $50,804 14 $20,355 14 6/27/08
57 695 William S. Burroughs: A Man Within Oscilloscope Pictures $46,380 4 $6,510 1 11/17/10
58 735 Teenage Oscilloscope Pictures $40,169 4 $8,000 1 3/14/14
59 804 These Birds Walk Oscilloscope Pictures $30,408 2 $5,454 1 11/1/13
60 833 The Garden Oscilloscope Pictures $26,931 4 $4,114 1 4/24/09
61 905 The Past is a Grotesque Animal Oscilloscope Pictures $20,056 10 n/a - 6/20/14
62 912 Tchoupitoulas Oscilloscope Pictures $19,375 6 $2,379 1 12/7/12
63 918 The Kill Team Oscilloscope Pictures $18,983 2 n/a - 7/25/14
64 926 Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father Oscilloscope Pictures $18,334 3 $2,886 1 10/31/08
65 964 Only the Young Oscilloscope Pictures $15,312 2 $1,446 1 12/7/12
66 319 Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey Orion Classics $253,311 11 $8,335 1 8/25/95
67 846 Eat This New York Organic Pictures $24,640 2 $5,847 2 1/30/04
68 1207 Risk/Reward Organic Pictures $2,517 1 $2,517 1 2/27/04
69 30 Believe Open Road Films $6,206,566 1,037 $2,007,567 1,037 12/25/13
70 1018 Crop Circles: Quest for Truth Open Edge $11,562 1 $5,763 1 8/23/02
71 568 Harvest of Empire Onyx Films $79,627 2 n/a - 9/28/12
72 148 The War Room October $901,668 21 $15,264 1 11/3/93
73 236 The Last Days October $421,432 32 $20,492 3 2/5/99
74 708 Moving the Mountain October $44,536 3 $3,199 1 4/26/95
75 621 Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision Ocean Releasing $62,186 6 $2,273 1 10/20/95
76 465 The Square (2013) Noujaim Films $124,244 9 $16,359 1 10/25/13
77 493 In the Face of Evil: Reagan's War in Word and Deed Non-Fiction Films $110,577 15 $46,975 6 10/1/04
78 282 God Grew Tired of Us Newmarket $301,447 10 $21,858 2 1/12/07
79 68 My Architect New Yorker $2,750,707 39 $37,929 2 11/12/03
80 166 Trembling Before G-d New Yorker $788,896 8 $21,410 1 10/24/01
81 169 To Be and to Have New Yorker $777,129 14 $20,528 3 9/19/03
82 308 Life and Debt New Yorker $263,107 4 $1,494 1 6/16/01
83 484 After Innocence New Yorker $114,264 4 $10,194 1 10/21/05
84 528 Paragraph 175 New Yorker $96,630 2 $25,007 2 9/13/00
85 609 Absolute Wilson New Yorker $66,217 3 $6,879 2 10/27/06
86 725 Sobibor, October 14, 1943, 4PM New Yorker $41,040 2 $7,412 1 10/12/01
87 749 Tsahal New Yorker $38,773 1 $12,195 1 1/27/95
88 1064 ABC Africa New Yorker $9,075 1 $559 1 5/3/02
89 - The Sky Turns (El cielo gira) New Yorker n/a 1 n/a 1 2/11/11
90 734 Yiddish Theater: A Love Story New Love Films $40,182 3 $1,886 1 11/21/07
91 80 The Endless Summer II New Line $2,155,385 302 $657,292 302 6/3/94
92 211 Wild Man Blues New Line $533,759 25 $54,458 3 4/17/98
93 252 The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years New Line $373,743 21 $45,008 21 6/3/88
94 29 Jerusalem National Geographic Entertainment $6,305,074 33 n/a - 9/13/13
95 33 Flying Monsters National Geographic Entertainment $5,705,874 27 n/a 6 10/7/11
96 114 Restrepo National Geographic Entertainment $1,330,894 52 $35,581 2 6/25/10
97 150 The Wildest Dream National Geographic Entertainment $898,137 21 $67,848 12 8/6/10
98 191 The Last Lions National Geographic Entertainment $635,325 61 $53,344 4 2/18/11
99 320 Life in a Day National Geographic Entertainment $252,788 19 $45,202 11 7/29/11
100 986 Benda Bilili! National Geographic Entertainment $13,420 3 $1,678 1 9/30/11
TOTAL (All Movies):$1,097,880,431----
AVERAGE (All Movies):$873,41347$130,88727-
TOTAL
(Wide Releases Only):
$565,731,794----
AVERAGE
(Wide Releases Only):
$28,286,5901,568$8,879,1871,551-
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, #1201-1292


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UPCOMING RELEASES
Title (click to view)StudioRelease Date
Rebirth Osci. 8/31/11
The Search for General Tso IFC 1/2/15
Red Army SPC 1/23/15
Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter FRun 1/23/15
Above and Beyond ICir 1/30/15
Ballet 422 Magn. 2/6/15
Farewell to Hollywood ICir 2/25/15
Deli Man Cohen 2/27/15
My Life Directed RTWC 2/27/15
Merchants of Doubt SPC 3/6/15
The Salt of the Earth SPC 3/27/15
Hillsong - Let Hope Rise WB 4/1/15
Lambert & Stamp SPC 4/3/15
Monkey Kingdom BV 4/17/15
Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary RTWC 4/24/15
Sunshine Superman Magn. 5/22/15