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, #1101-1113
RowRankTitle (click to view)StudioOpening% of
Total
Theaters / Avg.Total
Gross
Release
Date
601 445 Battle for Brooklyn Rum. $11,141 62.0% 1 $11,141 $17,981 6/17/11
602 447 Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator Palm $10,998 7.3% 1 $10,998 $150,268 8/22/03
603 452 The Sun Behind the Clouds: Tibet's Struggle for Freedom Bal. $10,884 16.2% 1 $10,884 $67,095 3/31/10
604 455 I Am Trying to Break Your Heart Cow. $10,776 2.4% 1 $10,776 $445,522 7/26/02
605 456 Brother's Keeper CThnk $10,758 0.8% 1 $10,758 $1,305,915 9/9/92
606 457 Mondo New York 4&B $10,752 5.6% 1 $10,752 $193,209 4/22/88
607 459 Paradise Lost CThnk $10,740 3.9% 1 $10,740 $272,750 9/20/96
608 461 Beautiful Losers Side. $10,607 18.8% 1 $10,607 $56,386 8/8/08
609 463 Suicide Killers CityL $10,601 58.1% 1 $10,601 $18,239 8/25/06
610 466 Crips and Bloods: Made in America Argo. $10,537 15.0% 1 $10,537 $70,219 1/23/09
611 468 Walking on Dead Fish Vari. $10,524 34.7% 1 $10,524 $30,328 9/19/08
612 469 Happy People: A Year in the Taiga MBox $10,481 3.1% 1 $10,481 $338,987 1/25/13
613 470 Chop Suey Zeit. $10,472 5.8% 1 $10,472 $179,914 10/5/01
614 473 Shanghai Ghetto Men. $10,356 1.5% 1 $10,356 $712,446 9/27/02
615 474 A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies BV $10,350 26.5% 1 $10,350 $39,075 3/6/98
616 475 Elena (2014) Vari. $10,341 40.1% 1 $10,341 $25,788 5/30/14
617 478 Surfwise Magn. $10,304 3.8% 1 $10,304 $269,994 5/9/08
618 479 Crazy Wisdom AM $10,304 12.0% 1 $10,304 $86,202 11/25/11
619 480 Citizen Koch Vari. $10,200 6.6% 1 $10,200 $153,908 6/6/14
620 481 After Innocence NYer $10,194 8.9% 1 $10,194 $114,264 10/21/05
621 482 American Swing Magn. $10,174 33.7% 1 $10,174 $30,156 3/27/09
622 483 Carmen Miranda: Bananas Is My Business IntC $10,170 70.0% 1 $10,170 $14,528 7/5/95
623 487 Bonhoeffer FRun $10,099 3.4% 1 $10,099 $296,131 6/20/03
624 488 I Am Pala. $10,092 0.6% 1 $10,092 $1,591,034 2/18/11
625 489 Leviathan (2013) CGld $10,000 13.1% 1 $10,000 $76,211 3/1/13
626 490 Patti Smith: Dream of Life Palm $9,993 32.3% 1 $9,993 $30,918 8/6/08
627 491 Hannari - Geisha Modern Saku. $9,930 66.3% 1 $9,930 $14,974 11/17/06
628 493 Sweetgrass CGld $9,870 4.8% 1 $9,870 $207,473 1/6/10
629 494 Mondovino Think $9,840 4.7% 1 $9,840 $209,618 3/23/05
630 495 An Unreasonable Man IFC $9,813 5.6% 1 $9,813 $176,647 1/31/07
631 496 Waste Land Arth. $9,806 5.2% 1 $9,806 $187,716 10/29/10
632 497 Once in a Lifetime Mira. $9,805 6.8% 1 $9,805 $144,601 7/7/06
633 498 The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl Kino $9,711 2.2% 1 $9,711 $449,707 3/18/94
634 499 The Boys of Baraka Think $9,705 3.0% 1 $9,705 $323,860 11/30/05
635 500 Naked in Ashes Jour $9,690 13.4% 1 $9,690 $72,073 10/21/05
636 502 Kumare KL $9,601 7.3% 1 $9,601 $132,160 6/20/12
637 503 The Business of Being Born ICir $9,574 13.7% 1 $9,574 $69,991 1/9/08
638 504 High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music Tara $9,571 18.0% 1 $9,571 $53,319 4/29/94
639 505 Catwalk Arro. $9,560 33.3% 1 $9,560 $28,672 2/16/96
640 506 Beyond the Mat Lions $9,532 0.5% 1 $9,532 $2,053,648 10/22/99
641 507 What Would Jesus Buy? WarP $9,527 4.8% 1 $9,527 $200,010 11/16/07
642 508 Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion AL $9,482 1.6% 1 $9,482 $578,241 9/19/03
643 509 Power and Terror: Noam Chomsky in Our Times FRun $9,442 3.2% 1 $9,442 $290,767 11/22/02
644 512 War Photographer FRun $9,327 15.3% 1 $9,327 $61,040 6/19/02
645 514 Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary FRun $9,283 24.6% 1 $9,283 $37,731 2/1/13
646 515 Limelight Magn. $9,259 15.3% 1 $9,259 $60,335 9/23/11
647 518 Louise Bourgeois: The Spider, The Mistress and the Tangerine Zeit. $9,220 9.6% 1 $9,220 $95,865 6/25/08
648 519 Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary SPC $9,216 2.4% 1 $9,216 $378,382 1/24/03
649 521 The Pervert's Guide to Ideology Zeit. $9,165 13.5% 1 $9,165 $67,966 11/1/13
650 522 Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul Strand $9,161 13.0% 1 $9,161 $70,685 6/9/06
651 523 Manufactured Landscapes Zeit. $9,129 3.8% 1 $9,129 $240,239 6/20/07
652 525 Be Here to Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt Palm $9,098 7.0% 1 $9,098 $129,988 12/2/05
653 526 Visitors (2014) Cdgm. $9,094 10.8% 1 $9,094 $84,577 1/24/14
654 527 2012: Time for Change Mang. $9,009 13.2% 1 $9,009 $68,339 4/9/10
655 528 Fellini: I'm a Born Liar First $8,981 8.4% 1 $8,981 $106,686 4/2/03
656 529 The Five Obstructions Koch $8,940 5.4% 1 $8,940 $165,845 5/26/04
657 531 Show Business Reg. $8,829 5.8% 1 $8,829 $151,792 5/11/07
658 534 The Ghosts In Our Machine GMI $8,756 42.3% 1 $8,756 $20,709 11/8/13
659 535 Finding Joe Bal. $8,753 15.8% 1 $8,753 $55,518 9/30/11
660 538 Giuliani Time Libre $8,661 39.4% 1 $8,661 $21,967 5/12/06
661 539 Road Scholar Gold. $8,635 1.4% 1 $8,635 $597,564 7/16/93
662 540 Bus 174 Think $8,625 4.0% 1 $8,625 $217,201 10/8/03
663 541 The Take Icar. $8,625 28.4% 1 $8,625 $30,380 9/22/04
664 542 Gotta Dance Mitro. $8,576 34.2% 1 $8,576 $25,108 7/31/09
665 543 This So-Called Disaster IFC $8,435 3.7% 1 $8,435 $226,658 4/21/04
666 546 Praying with Lior FRun $8,401 10.2% 1 $8,401 $82,553 2/1/08
667 549 Theremin: An Electronic Odyssey OrionC $8,335 3.3% 1 $8,335 $253,311 8/25/95
668 550 Troublesome Creek: A Midwestern AL $8,318 5.9% 1 $8,318 $140,000 1/3/97
669 553 Been Rich All My Life FRun $8,252 22.7% 1 $8,252 $36,406 7/21/06
670 554 The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till Think $8,230 4.0% 1 $8,230 $204,956 8/17/05
671 555 Pray the Devil Back to Hell Bal. $8,227 9.1% 1 $8,227 $90,066 11/7/08
672 556 Hava Nagila (The Movie) ICir $8,218 2.2% 1 $8,218 $370,218 3/1/13
673 558 Pressure Cooker BevP $8,151 18.2% 1 $8,151 $44,803 5/27/09
674 559 Ballot Measure 9 Zeit. $8,143 15.1% 1 $8,143 $53,819 3/31/95
675 561 Teenage Osci. $8,000 19.9% 1 $8,000 $40,169 3/14/14
676 562 Andre Gregory: Before and After Dinner CGld $7,980 18.6% 1 $7,980 $42,892 4/3/13
677 563 Our Brand Is Crisis Koch $7,970 4.8% 1 $7,970 $166,750 3/1/06
678 564 Crazy Horse Zipp. $7,963 5.0% 1 $7,963 $157,782 1/18/12
679 565 Ain't In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm KL $7,937 7.0% 1 $7,937 $113,966 4/19/13
680 566 Billy the Kid Elep. $7,923 15.0% 1 $7,923 $52,823 12/5/07
681 567 The Interrupters CGld $7,920 2.8% 1 $7,920 $282,448 7/29/11
682 568 American Mustang Vita. $7,906 16.2% 1 $7,906 $48,700 1/17/14
683 569 Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story ICir $7,882 7.0% 1 $7,882 $112,679 5/4/12
684 572 Budrus Bal. $7,819 11.4% 1 $7,819 $68,353 10/8/10
685 573 Zoo Think $7,811 11.2% 1 $7,811 $69,770 4/25/07
686 574 Collapse Vita. $7,800 16.6% 1 $7,800 $46,964 11/6/09
687 575 Somewhere Between Long Shot $7,799 3.7% 1 $7,799 $210,975 8/24/12
688 576 Favela Rising Moch. $7,768 39.3% 1 $7,768 $19,781 6/2/06
689 578 A Walk to Beautiful Engel $7,718 100.0% 1 $7,718 $7,718 2/8/08
690 580 Guest of Cindy Sherman Trela $7,685 28.4% 1 $7,685 $27,052 3/27/09
691 581 American Meat LB $7,659 71.9% 1 $7,659 $10,650 4/12/13
692 582 Meet the Fokkens KL $7,628 24.8% 1 $7,628 $30,810 8/8/12
693 584 Hands on a Hard Body Prov. $7,607 1.4% 1 $7,607 $563,482 7/10/98
694 585 Word Wars 7Art $7,559 6.8% 1 $7,559 $110,617 5/28/04
695 587 Big Men Abr. $7,539 13.4% 1 $7,539 $56,286 3/14/14
696 588 Who Gets to Call It Art? Palm $7,520 27.5% 1 $7,520 $27,344 2/1/06
697 589 Making the Boys FRun $7,513 22.5% 1 $7,513 $33,443 3/11/11
698 590 That Man: Peter Berlin Gori. $7,511 13.6% 1 $7,511 $55,398 1/13/06
699 591 Bounce: Behind the Velvet Rope AL $7,502 85.5% 1 $7,502 $8,779 9/7/01
700 592 Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple 7Art $7,482 5.0% 1 $7,482 $148,292 10/20/06
AVERAGE
(Wide Releases Only, 20 titles):
$7,425,64426.3%1,346$5,517$28,283,532-
Rows: #1-100, #101-200, #201-300, #301-400, #401-500, #501-600, #601-700, #701-800, #801-900, #901-1000, #1001-1100, #1101-1113

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


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UPCOMING RELEASES
Title (click to view)StudioRelease Date
So Goes the Nation IFC 10/4/06
Expedition to the End of the World Argo. 8/20/14
To Be Takei SM 8/22/14
Last Days in Vietnam AEF 9/5/14
Pay 2 Play: Democracy's High Stakes SFI 9/5/14
The Green Prince MBox 9/12/14
I Am Eleven ICir 9/12/14
Stop the Pounding Heart BWP 9/19/14
Pump SD 9/19/14
Keep On Keepin' On RTWC 9/19/14
Watchers of the Sky MBox 10/10/14
The Overnighters Drft. 10/24/14
On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter Hann. 11/7/14
Hillsong - Let Hope Rise WB 4/1/15
Monkey Kingdom BV 4/17/15