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Genres

Documentary - Political

1982-Present



Rows: #1-100, #101-114
RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total
Gross
Release
Date
1 45 Iraq in Fragments Arab Film Dist. $24,435 12.0% 7 $3,490 $204,462 11/8/06
2 103 Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land Arab Film Dist. $1,735 35.2% 1 $1,735 $4,930 1/28/05
3 109 The Letter: An American Town and the 'Somali Invasion' Arab Film Dist. $789 53.3% 1 $789 $1,479 2/9/05
4 112 Return to the Land of Wonders Arab Film Dist. $357 26.7% 1 $357 $1,338 7/13/05
5 18 The Undefeated (2011) Arc Entertainment $65,132 56.0% 10 $6,513 $116,381 7/15/11
6 73 Can Mr. Smith Get to Washington Anymore? At Risk Films $6,742 19.0% 1 $6,742 $35,397 7/27/06
7 63 Al Franken: God Spoke Balcony Releasing $10,533 10.2% 2 $5,266 $102,990 9/13/06
8 86 Stolen Childhoods Balcony Releasing $2,996 100.0% 1 $2,996 $2,996 5/20/05
9 102 Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Romeo Dallaire California Newsreel $1,848 2.7% 1 $1,848 $68,249 5/13/05
10 75 Our Nixon Cinedigm Entertainment $6,090 29.6% 3 $2,030 $20,584 8/30/13
11 95 Journeys with George Cinema Four $2,264 63.1% 1 $2,264 $3,588 3/14/03
12 92 The Unforeseen Cinema Guild $2,496 2.8% 1 $2,496 $90,287 2/29/08
13 16 Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism Cinema Libre $77,982 16.9% 5 $15,596 $461,572 8/6/04
14 22 America: Freedom to Fascism Cinema Libre $61,200 70.0% 10 $6,120 $87,400 7/28/06
15 38 Uncovered: The War on Iraq Cinema Libre $31,481 13.2% 7 $4,497 $238,924 8/20/04
16 67 Giuliani Time Cinema Libre $8,661 39.4% 1 $8,661 $21,967 5/12/06
17 78 Weapons of Mass Deception Cinema Libre $4,216 14.0% 3 $1,405 $30,210 12/3/04
18 100 Voices in Wartime Cinema Libre $1,966 9.5% 2 $983 $20,702 4/8/05
19 107 The Empire in Africa Cinema Libre $1,088 100.0% 3 $362 $1,088 12/8/06
20 14 Celsius 41.11: The Truth Behind the Lies of Fahrenheit 9/11 Citizens United $93,000 100.0% 116 $801 $93,000 10/22/04
21 62 Suicide Killers City Lights Pictures Releasing $10,601 58.1% 1 $10,601 $18,239 8/25/06
22 88 Everything's Cool City Lights Pictures Releasing $2,641 54.0% 2 $1,320 $4,890 11/23/07
23 50 The Last Mountain Dada Films $17,570 14.3% 2 $8,785 $122,961 6/3/11
24 87 Stealing America: Vote by Vote Direct Cinema Limited $2,944 35.3% 1 $2,944 $8,350 8/1/08
25 82 The Cult of the Suicide Bomber The Disinformation Co. $3,609 48.4% 1 $3,609 $7,451 6/2/06
26 74 The Panama Deception Empowerment Project $6,563 2.1% 1 $6,563 $309,596 7/31/92
27 28 Call + Response Fair Trade Pictures $41,346 19.2% 12 $3,446 $215,185 10/10/08
28 94 Split: A Deeper Divide Feature Presentations Releasing $2,338 100.0% 1 $2,338 $2,338 10/12/12
29 85 Body of War Film Sales Company $3,321 4.6% 1 $3,321 $71,716 3/7/08
30 49 Fidel First Run $19,320 15.9% 2 $9,660 $121,304 10/18/02
31 53 The Trials of Henry Kissinger First Run $14,667 2.8% 1 $14,667 $516,726 9/25/02
32 66 Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky in Our Times First Run $9,442 3.2% 1 $9,442 $290,767 11/22/02
33 71 For the Bible Tells Me So First Run $7,412 2.4% 1 $7,412 $312,751 10/5/07
34 106 The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers First Run $1,114 0.2% 1 $1,114 $453,650 1/29/10
35 108 Unborn in the USA First Run $1,035 70.2% 1 $1,035 $1,475 6/15/07
36 110 Brothers in Arms First Run $658 18.0% 1 $658 $3,664 8/27/04
37 113 America Betrayed First Run $245 18.7% 1 $245 $1,311 3/27/09
38 114 Evergreen: The Road to Legalization First Run $189 8.0% 1 $189 $2,363 6/13/14
39 56 The Ground Truth Focus Features $12,207 61.0% 8 $1,525 $20,013 9/15/06
40 9 I Want Your Money Freestyle Releasing $249,428 57.5% 537 $464 $433,588 10/15/10
41 72 Sarah Palin - You Betcha! Freestyle Releasing $6,911 63.2% 6 $1,152 $10,935 9/30/11
42 34 Your Mommy Kills Animals Halo8 Releasing $34,000 100.0% 1 $34,000 $34,000 7/20/07
43 44 Tying the Knot IDP $24,517 60.4% 8 $3,064 $40,576 10/1/04
44 20 Dirty Wars IFC $63,504 16.5% 4 $15,876 $384,473 6/7/13
45 29 Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry IFC $41,104 7.7% 5 $8,221 $534,100 7/27/12
46 65 An Unreasonable Man IFC $9,813 5.6% 1 $9,813 $176,647 1/31/07
47 89 So Goes the Nation IFC $2,622 25.4% 4 $655 $10,337 10/4/06
48 59 Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story InterPositive Media $10,939 18.1% 2 $5,470 $60,332 9/26/08
49 70 Meeting Resistance International Film Circuit $7,712 37.4% 2 $3,856 $20,616 10/19/07
50 77 Granito: How to Nail a Dictator International Film Circuit $4,330 9.9% 1 $4,330 $43,942 9/14/11
51 90 Crossing the Line Kino $2,605 28.1% 1 $2,605 $9,258 8/10/07
52 69 Our Brand Is Crisis Koch Lorber Films $7,970 4.8% 1 $7,970 $166,750 3/1/06
53 101 Up for Grabs Laemmle / Zeller Films $1,881 13.5% 2 $940 $13,931 5/6/05
54 99 Running with Arnold Lantern Lane $2,119 100.0% 2 $1,059 $2,119 1/11/08
55 80 Wall Lifesize $4,015 27.6% 1 $4,015 $14,541 8/26/05
56 4 Sicko Lionsgate $3,600,179 14.7% 702 $5,128 $24,540,079 7/3/07
57 6 America (2014) Lionsgate $2,743,753 19.0% 1,105 $2,483 $14,444,502 7/2/14
58 17 The U.S. Vs. John Lennon Lionsgate $69,143 6.2% 6 $11,523 $1,109,146 9/15/06
59 1 Fahrenheit 9/11 Lions Gate $23,920,637 20.1% 868 $27,558 $119,194,771 6/25/04
60 111 With God on Our Side: George W. Bush... Lumiere Productions $563 29.9% 1 $563 $1,884 1/19/05
61 24 Shoot Down Magic Lamp $49,182 66.1% 21 $2,342 $74,421 1/25/08
62 30 Occupy Unmasked Magnolia $40,952 77.6% 4 $10,238 $52,768 9/21/12
63 36 Outrage Magnolia $32,589 11.3% 5 $6,518 $287,198 5/8/09
64 37 No End in Sight Magnolia $31,533 2.2% 2 $15,766 $1,433,319 7/27/07
65 41 Voices of Iraq Magnolia $30,634 52.8% 12 $2,552 $57,999 10/29/04
66 42 Casino Jack and the United States of Money Magnolia $28,234 16.0% 9 $3,137 $176,865 5/7/10
67 43 Control Room Magnolia $27,125 1.0% 1 $27,125 $2,589,616 5/21/04
68 51 Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer Magnolia $16,962 9.0% 3 $5,654 $189,416 11/5/10
69 104 This Divided State Minority Films $1,653 38.8% 1 $1,653 $4,255 7/22/05
70 12 The Big One Miramax $146,909 20.4% 33 $4,452 $720,074 4/10/98
71 84 The Price of Sugar Mitropoulos Films $3,384 100.0% 1 $3,384 $3,384 9/28/07
72 25 In the Face of Evil: Reagan's War in Word and Deed Non-Fiction Films $46,975 42.5% 6 $7,829 $110,577 10/1/04
73 52 The War Room October $15,264 1.7% 1 $15,264 $901,668 11/3/93
74 58 Feed Original Cinema $11,448 25.2% 1 $11,448 $45,488 10/7/92
75 81 FLOW: For Love of Water Oscilloscope Pictures $3,644 2.6% 1 $3,644 $142,569 3/21/08
76 3 Capitalism: A Love Story Overture Films $4,447,378 31.0% 962 $4,623 $14,363,397 10/2/09
77 7 An Inconvenient Truth Paramount Classics $281,330 1.2% 4 $70,332 $24,146,161 5/24/06
78 13 Inequality for All Radius-TWC $140,888 11.7% 28 $5,032 $1,205,273 9/27/13
79 19 The Unknown Known Radius-TWC $64,315 23.3% 18 $3,573 $276,497 4/4/14
80 98 The Prisoner or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair Red Envelope Entertainment $2,194 70.7% 2 $1,097 $3,103 3/23/07
81 47 The Hunting of the President Regent Releasing $23,298 6.2% 2 $11,649 $376,612 6/18/04
82 21 I.O.U.S.A. Roadside Attractions $61,313 7.5% 18 $3,406 $821,046 8/22/08
83 26 Chicago 10 Roadside Attractions $42,724 24.1% 14 $3,052 $177,490 2/29/08
84 39 Escape Fire Roadside Attractions $30,953 24.5% 12 $2,579 $126,238 10/5/12
85 2 2016 Obama's America Rocky Mountain Pictures $6,509,433 19.5% 1,091 $5,966 $33,449,086 8/24/12
86 5 Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed Rocky Mountain Pictures $2,970,848 38.5% 1,052 $2,824 $7,720,487 4/18/08
87 31 Hating Breitbart Rocky Mountain Pictures $40,673 49.9% 4 $10,168 $81,432 10/19/12
88 40 There's No Place Like Utopia Rocky Mountain Pictures $30,710 67.9% 1 $30,710 $45,254 7/18/14
89 61 Ever Again Rocky Mountain Pictures $10,802 62.4% 12 $900 $17,304 12/8/06
90 76 Orwell Rolls in His Grave Sag Harbor Basement $6,059 29.7% 1 $6,059 $20,389 7/23/04
91 35 Brothers at War Samuel Goldwyn $33,142 21.6% 7 $4,735 $153,148 3/13/09
92 55 The War Tapes SenArt/Scranton-Lacy Films $12,268 4.8% 1 $12,268 $254,190 6/2/06
93 54 The Weather Underground Shadow Dist. $13,984 2.5% 1 $13,984 $564,632 6/4/03
94 105 The Yes Men Fix the World Shadow Dist. $1,242 0.6% 2 $621 $194,533 9/25/09
95 96 Pay 2 Play: Democracy's High Stakes Shoot First Inc. $2,233 38.0% 1 $2,233 $5,876 9/5/14
96 23 Why We Fight Sony Classics $53,571 3.7% 6 $8,928 $1,439,972 1/20/06
97 27 The Fog of War Sony Classics $41,449 1.0% 3 $13,816 $4,198,566 12/19/03
98 32 Inside Job Sony Classics $39,649 0.9% 2 $19,825 $4,312,735 10/8/10
99 57 Bush's Brain Tartan $11,927 6.7% 4 $2,981 $177,525 8/20/04
100 8 Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry ThinkFilm $279,219 45.5% 163 $1,713 $614,138 10/1/04
AVERAGE
(Wide Releases Only, 6 titles):
$7,365,37120.7%963$7,648$35,618,720-
Rows: #1-100, #101-114

Note: Only movies with opening weekend grosses are listed on this chart.


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UPCOMING RELEASES
Title (click to view)StudioRelease Date
Citizenfour RTWC 10/24/14