Adjuster:

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, #1101-1134
RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total
Gross
Release
Date
201 485 Surfwise Magn. $10,304 3.8% 1 $10,304 $269,994 5/9/08
202 486 Crazy Wisdom AM $10,304 12.0% 1 $10,304 $86,202 11/25/11
203 129 The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters PicH $51,493 7.6% 5 $10,298 $677,914 8/17/07
204 161 Occupy Unmasked Magn. $40,952 77.6% 4 $10,238 $52,768 9/21/12
205 296 DIG! Palm $20,437 16.1% 2 $10,218 $127,067 10/1/04
206 487 Citizen Koch Vari. $10,200 6.6% 1 $10,200 $153,908 6/6/14
207 488 After Innocence NYer $10,194 8.9% 1 $10,194 $114,264 10/21/05
208 208 The Central Park Five IFC $30,570 9.4% 3 $10,190 $325,653 11/23/12
209 489 American Swing Magn. $10,174 33.7% 1 $10,174 $30,156 3/27/09
210 490 Carmen Miranda: Bananas Is My Business IntC $10,170 70.0% 1 $10,170 $14,528 7/5/95
211 162 Hating Breitbart RM $40,673 49.9% 4 $10,168 $81,432 10/19/12
212 299 American Movie SPC $20,260 1.7% 2 $10,130 $1,165,795 11/5/99
213 494 Bonhoeffer FRun $10,099 3.4% 1 $10,099 $296,131 6/20/03
214 495 I Am Pala. $10,092 0.6% 1 $10,092 $1,591,034 2/18/11
215 496 Leviathan (2013) CGld $10,000 13.1% 1 $10,000 $76,211 3/1/13
216 497 Patti Smith: Dream of Life Palm $9,993 32.3% 1 $9,993 $30,918 8/6/08
217 498 Hannari - Geisha Modern Saku. $9,930 66.3% 1 $9,930 $14,974 11/17/06
218 304 The Other Dream Team TFA $19,821 14.7% 2 $9,911 $135,228 9/28/12
219 164 Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's EOne $39,630 7.6% 4 $9,908 $518,342 5/3/13
220 500 Sweetgrass CGld $9,870 4.8% 1 $9,870 $207,473 1/6/10
221 501 Mondovino Think $9,840 4.7% 1 $9,840 $209,618 3/23/05
222 502 An Unreasonable Man IFC $9,813 5.6% 1 $9,813 $176,647 1/31/07
223 503 Waste Land Arth. $9,806 5.2% 1 $9,806 $187,716 10/29/10
224 504 Once in a Lifetime Mira. $9,805 6.8% 1 $9,805 $144,601 7/7/06
225 80 Mistaken for Strangers Abr. $87,743 63.1% 9 $9,749 $138,991 3/28/14
226 505 The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl Kino $9,711 2.2% 1 $9,711 $449,707 3/18/94
227 506 The Boys of Baraka Think $9,705 3.0% 1 $9,705 $323,860 11/30/05
228 507 Naked in Ashes Jour $9,690 13.4% 1 $9,690 $72,073 10/21/05
229 306 Fidel FRun $19,320 15.9% 2 $9,660 $121,304 10/18/02
230 307 Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg ICir $19,302 1.7% 2 $9,651 $1,134,623 7/10/09
231 139 First Position IFC $48,024 4.7% 5 $9,605 $1,014,071 5/4/12
232 509 Kumare KL $9,601 7.3% 1 $9,601 $132,160 6/20/12
233 510 The Business of Being Born ICir $9,574 13.7% 1 $9,574 $69,991 1/9/08
234 511 High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music Tara $9,571 18.0% 1 $9,571 $53,319 4/29/94
235 166 In the Shadow of the Moon Think $38,281 3.4% 4 $9,570 $1,134,358 9/7/07
236 512 Catwalk Arro. $9,560 33.3% 1 $9,560 $28,672 2/16/96
237 216 Trouble the Water Zeit. $28,606 5.5% 3 $9,535 $520,151 8/22/08
238 513 Beyond the Mat Lions $9,532 0.5% 1 $9,532 $2,053,648 10/22/99
239 514 What Would Jesus Buy? WarP $9,527 4.8% 1 $9,527 $200,010 11/16/07
240 1 Justin Bieber: Never Say Never Par. $29,514,054 40.4% 3,105 $9,505 $73,013,910 2/11/11
241 515 Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion AL $9,482 1.6% 1 $9,482 $578,241 9/19/03
242 516 Through a Lens Darkly FRun $9,456 18.5% 1 $9,456 $51,251 8/27/14
243 517 Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky in Our Times FRun $9,442 3.2% 1 $9,442 $290,767 11/22/02
244 313 Brooklyn Castle PDA $18,761 8.6% 2 $9,381 $219,407 10/19/12
245 221 Trumbo Gold. $28,125 25.8% 3 $9,375 $109,057 6/27/08
246 520 War Photographer FRun $9,327 15.3% 1 $9,327 $61,040 6/19/02
247 522 Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary FRun $9,283 24.6% 1 $9,283 $37,731 2/1/13
248 35 Grizzly Man Lions $269,131 8.5% 29 $9,280 $3,178,403 8/12/05
249 523 Limelight Magn. $9,259 15.3% 1 $9,259 $60,335 9/23/11
250 526 Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, The Mistress and the Tangerine Zeit. $9,220 9.6% 1 $9,220 $95,865 6/25/08
251 527 Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary SPC $9,216 2.4% 1 $9,216 $378,382 1/24/03
252 529 The Pervert's Guide to Ideology Zeit. $9,165 13.5% 1 $9,165 $67,966 11/1/13
253 530 Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul Strand $9,161 13.0% 1 $9,161 $70,685 6/9/06
254 171 Kids For Cash Pala. $36,639 25.6% 4 $9,160 $143,178 2/7/14
255 229 Searching for Sugar Man SPC $27,459 0.7% 3 $9,153 $3,696,196 7/27/12
256 318 American Promise RFG $18,300 12.5% 2 $9,150 $146,702 10/18/13
257 531 Manufactured Landscapes Zeit. $9,129 3.8% 1 $9,129 $240,239 6/20/07
258 143 American Teen ParV $45,589 4.8% 5 $9,118 $942,441 7/25/08
259 533 Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt Palm $9,098 7.0% 1 $9,098 $129,988 12/2/05
260 534 Visitors (2014) Cdgm. $9,094 10.8% 1 $9,094 $84,577 1/24/14
261 535 2012: Time for Change Mang. $9,009 13.2% 1 $9,009 $68,339 4/9/10
262 536 Fellini: I'm a Born Liar First $8,981 8.4% 1 $8,981 $106,686 4/2/03
263 537 The Five Obstructions Koch $8,940 5.4% 1 $8,940 $165,845 5/26/04
264 322 Ivory Tower Gold. $17,857 16.7% 2 $8,929 $106,771 6/13/14
265 125 Why We Fight SPC $53,571 3.7% 6 $8,928 $1,439,972 1/20/06
266 539 Show Business Reg. $8,829 5.8% 1 $8,829 $151,792 5/11/07
267 329 The Last Mountain Da. $17,570 14.3% 2 $8,785 $122,961 6/3/11
268 542 The Ghosts In Our Machine GMI $8,756 42.3% 1 $8,756 $20,709 11/8/13
269 543 Finding Joe Bal. $8,753 15.8% 1 $8,753 $55,518 9/30/11
270 331 Revenge of the Electric Car A23 $17,482 11.6% 2 $8,741 $150,886 10/21/11
271 546 Giuliani Time Libre $8,661 39.4% 1 $8,661 $21,967 5/12/06
272 336 The Black Power Mix Tape: 1967-1975 IFC $17,316 6.3% 2 $8,658 $273,749 9/9/11
273 547 Road Scholar Gold. $8,635 1.4% 1 $8,635 $597,564 7/16/93
274 548 Bus 174 Think $8,625 4.0% 1 $8,625 $217,201 10/8/03
275 549 The Take Icar. $8,625 28.4% 1 $8,625 $30,380 9/22/04
276 337 Sketches of Frank Gehry SPC $17,239 3.9% 2 $8,619 $439,309 5/12/06
277 338 Naqoyqatsi Mira. $17,154 12.9% 2 $8,577 $133,058 10/18/02
278 550 Gotta Dance Mitro. $8,576 34.2% 1 $8,576 $25,108 7/31/09
279 98 Every Little Step SPC $68,504 4.0% 8 $8,563 $1,725,141 4/17/09
280 341 The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg FRun $17,112 75.4% 2 $8,556 $22,692 2/17/94
281 182 A Film Unfinished Osci. $34,060 10.6% 4 $8,515 $320,486 8/18/10
282 551 This So-Called Disaster IFC $8,435 3.7% 1 $8,435 $226,658 4/21/04
283 554 Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity TFC $8,406 34.1% 1 $8,406 $24,630 9/10/14
284 555 Praying with Lior FRun $8,401 10.2% 1 $8,401 $82,553 2/1/08
285 558 The Homestretch KF $8,373 48.4% 1 $8,373 $17,306 9/12/14
286 248 District of Corruption RM $25,086 78.5% 3 $8,362 $31,954 10/26/12
287 559 Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey OrionC $8,335 3.3% 1 $8,335 $253,311 8/25/95
288 560 Troublesome Creek: A Midwestern AL $8,318 5.9% 1 $8,318 $140,000 1/3/97
289 348 Broadway: The Golden Age Da. $16,524 4.7% 2 $8,262 $353,580 6/11/04
290 563 Been Rich All My Life FRun $8,252 22.7% 1 $8,252 $36,406 7/21/06
291 251 The Punk Singer IFC $24,729 20.1% 3 $8,243 $122,742 11/29/13
292 564 The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till Think $8,230 4.0% 1 $8,230 $204,956 8/17/05
293 351 The House I Live In Abr. $16,453 7.8% 2 $8,227 $210,752 10/5/12
294 565 Pray the Devil Back to Hell Bal. $8,227 9.1% 1 $8,227 $90,066 11/7/08
295 160 Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry IFC $41,104 7.7% 5 $8,221 $534,100 7/27/12
296 566 Hava Nagila (The Movie) ICir $8,218 2.2% 1 $8,218 $370,218 3/1/13
297 192 The Green Prince MBox $32,698 27.0% 4 $8,175 $120,923 9/12/14
298 568 Pressure Cooker BevP $8,151 18.2% 1 $8,151 $44,803 5/27/09
299 569 Ballot Measure 9 Zeit. $8,143 15.1% 1 $8,143 $53,819 3/31/95
300 255 The Yes Men UA $24,373 9.5% 3 $8,124 $255,364 9/24/04
AVERAGE
(Wide Releases Only, 20 titles):
$7,425,64426.3%1,346$5,517$28,286,590-
Rows: #1-100, #101-200, #201-300, #301-400, #401-500, #501-600, #601-700, #701-800, #801-900, #901-1000, #1001-1100, #1101-1134

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


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UPCOMING RELEASES
Title (click to view)StudioRelease Date
The Last Party Trit 8/27/93
NAS: Time is Illmatic Trib. 10/1/14
The Overnighters Drft. 10/10/14
I Am Ali Focus 10/10/14
Awake: The Life of Yogananda CF&SR 10/10/14
Meet the Mormons Purd. 10/10/14
Watchers of the Sky MBox 10/17/14
Algorithms FRun 10/17/14
Citizenfour RTWC 10/24/14
The Principle RM 10/24/14
Revenge of the Mekons MBox 10/29/14
The Great Invisible RTWC 10/29/14
God the Father RM 10/31/14
All You Need Is Love Da. 10/31/14
National Gallery Zipp. 11/5/14
On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter Hann. 11/7/14
The Tower (2014) MBox 11/7/14
Happy Valley (2014) MBox 11/21/14
Antarctica: A Year on Ice MBox 11/28/14
We Are the Giant MBox 12/12/14
Ballet 422 Magn. 2/6/15
Hillsong - Let Hope Rise WB 4/1/15
Monkey Kingdom BV 4/17/15
Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary RTWC 4/24/15