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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, #1401-1500, #1501-1600, #1601-1700, #1701-1800, #1801-1889
RankTitle (click to view)StudioLifetime Gross / TheatersOpening / TheatersDate
1 Fahrenheit 9/11 Lions $119,194,771 2,011 $23,920,637 868 6/23/04
2 March of the Penguins WIP $77,437,223 2,506 $137,492 4 6/24/05
3 Justin Bieber: Never Say Never Par. $73,013,910 3,118 $29,514,054 3,105 2/11/11
4 Michael Jackson's This Is It Sony $72,091,016 3,481 $23,234,394 3,481 10/28/09
5 2016 Obama's America RM $33,449,086 2,017 $31,610 1 7/13/12
6 Earth (2009) BV $32,011,576 1,804 $8,825,760 1,804 4/22/09
7 Chimpanzee BV $28,972,764 1,567 $10,673,748 1,563 4/20/12
8 One Direction: This is Us TriS $28,873,374 2,735 $15,815,497 2,735 8/30/13
9 Katy Perry: Part of Me Par. $25,326,071 2,732 $7,138,266 2,730 7/5/12
10 Sicko LGF $24,540,079 1,117 $68,969 1 6/22/07
11 An Inconvenient Truth ParC $24,146,161 587 $281,330 4 5/24/06
12 Won't You Be My Neighbor? Focus $22,835,787 893 $475,419 29 6/8/18
13 Bowling for Columbine UA $21,576,018 248 $209,148 8 10/11/02
14 Oceans BV $19,422,319 1,232 $6,058,958 1,206 4/22/10
15 They Shall Not Grow Old WB $17,956,913 1,335 n/a 1,142 12/17/18
16 Bears BV $17,780,194 1,790 $4,776,267 1,720 4/18/14
17 Free Solo NGE $17,541,090 483 $294,288 4 9/28/18
18 Monkey Kingdom BV $16,432,322 2,012 $4,577,861 2,012 4/17/15
19 A Beautiful Planet IMAX $15,563,583 155 $223,983 137 4/29/16
20 African Cats BV $15,428,747 1,224 $6,003,200 1,220 4/22/11
21 Madonna: Truth or Dare Mira. $15,012,935 652 $543,250 51 5/10/91
22 America (2014) LGF $14,444,502 1,105 $38,608 3 6/27/14
23 Capitalism: A Love Story Over. $14,363,397 995 $231,964 4 9/23/09
24 RBG Magn. $14,017,361 432 $578,470 34 5/4/18
25 Born in China BV $13,873,211 1,508 $4,790,367 1,508 4/21/17
26 Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party QF $13,099,931 1,217 $74,814 3 7/15/16
27 Religulous LGF $13,011,160 568 $3,409,643 502 10/1/08
28 Three Identical Strangers Neon $12,320,845 433 $171,503 5 6/29/18
29 Winged Migration SPC $11,689,053 202 $33,128 1 4/18/03
30 Super Size Me IDP $11,536,423 230 $516,641 41 5/7/04
31 Apollo 11 Neon $9,039,891 588 $1,607,040 120 3/1/19
32 Amy A24 $8,413,144 435 $222,500 6 7/3/15
33 Mad Hot Ballroom ParC $8,117,961 202 $45,348 2 5/13/05
34 Jerusalem NGE $8,020,721 33 n/a - 9/13/13
35 Hoop Dreams FL $7,830,611 262 $18,396 3 10/14/94
36 Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed RM $7,720,487 1,052 $2,970,848 1,052 4/18/08
37 Tupac: Resurrection Par. $7,718,961 804 $4,632,847 801 11/14/03
38 Penguins (Disneynature) BV $7,699,452 1,815 $2,282,593 1,815 4/17/19
39 Babies Focus $7,320,323 543 $2,160,460 534 5/7/10
40 I am Not Your Negro Magn. $7,123,919 320 $686,378 43 2/3/17
41 Roger and Me WB $6,706,368 265 $80,253 4 12/22/89
42 Waiting for "Superman" ParV $6,417,135 330 $139,033 4 9/24/10
43 The Aristocrats Think $6,377,461 234 $243,796 4 7/29/05
44 Fahrenheit 11/9 Briarcliff $6,352,306 1,719 $3,008,563 1,719 9/21/18
45 Believe ORF $6,206,566 1,037 $2,007,567 1,037 12/25/13
46 Meet the Mormons Purd. $6,047,363 333 $2,509,808 317 10/10/14
47 Death of a Nation QF $5,885,881 1,005 $2,356,522 1,005 8/3/18
48 Pandas WB $5,757,906 35 $158,915 33 4/6/18
49 Spellbound (2003) Think $5,728,581 117 $17,508 1 4/30/03
50 Flying Monsters NGE $5,705,874 27 n/a 6 10/7/11
51 Shine a Light ParV $5,505,267 277 $1,488,081 276 4/4/08
52 Cave of Forgotten Dreams IFC $5,304,920 123 $139,101 5 4/29/11
53 20 Feet from Stardom RTWC $4,946,445 147 $54,596 3 6/14/13
54 Bring the Soul: The Movie Trafalgar $4,809,800 873 $2,383,604 873 8/7/19
55 Pavarotti CBS $4,600,249 288 $144,032 19 6/7/19
56 Touching the Void IFC $4,593,598 137 $96,973 5 1/23/04
57 Amazing Grace (2019) Neon $4,450,456 263 $57,353 3 12/7/18
58 Food, Inc. Magn. $4,417,674 155 $60,513 3 6/12/09
59 Biggest Little Farm Neon $4,366,949 285 $110,492 5 5/10/19
60 Inside Job SPC $4,312,735 250 $39,649 2 10/8/10
61 That's Dancing! MGM $4,210,938 906 $1,506,802 906 1/18/85
62 Burn the Stage: The Movie Trafalgar $4,201,819 645 $2,420,197 629 11/15/18
63 The Fog of War SPC $4,198,566 261 $41,449 3 12/19/03
64 Good Hair RAtt. $4,157,223 466 $1,039,220 186 10/9/09
65 Bully (2012) Wein. $4,142,648 6 $116,472 5 3/30/12
66 Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room Magn. $4,071,700 151 $76,639 3 4/22/05
67 Buck IFC $4,038,912 152 $67,548 4 6/17/11
68 Young@Heart FoxS $3,992,189 212 $50,937 4 4/9/08
69 Paris is Burning Mira. $3,905,297 91 $310,127 23 8/9/91
70 Where to Invade Next Drft. $3,827,261 308 $897,034 308 2/12/16
71 The September Issue RAtt. $3,820,067 143 $220,633 6 8/28/09
72 Imagine: John Lennon WB $3,753,977 561 $1,412,213 561 10/7/88
73 Searching for Sugar Man SPC $3,696,196 157 $27,459 3 7/27/12
74 Step Into Liquid Art. $3,681,803 91 $135,985 5 8/8/03
75 Pina IFC $3,524,826 84 $68,012 3 12/23/11
76 Born Into Brothels Think $3,515,061 127 $14,605 1 12/8/04
77 BTS World Tour: Love Yourself in Seoul Fathom $3,509,917 997 $2,860,016 997 1/26/19
78 An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power Par. $3,496,795 556 $124,823 4 7/28/17
79 The Corporation Zeit. $3,493,516 28 $28,671 2 6/4/04
80 Echo in the Canyon Greenwich $3,353,384 147 $117,651 2 5/24/19
81 Rize Lions $3,336,391 352 $1,574,787 352 6/24/05
82 Exit Through the Gift Shop PDA $3,291,250 46 $170,756 8 4/16/10
83 Catfish Rog. $3,237,343 143 $257,285 12 9/17/10
84 Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice Greenwich $3,231,298 247 $113,235 7 9/6/19
85 Grizzly Man Lions $3,178,403 105 $269,131 29 8/12/05
86 The Eagle Huntress SPC $3,169,351 122 $52,574 4 11/2/16
87 Maiden SPC $3,137,112 180 $46,931 6 6/28/19
88 Wordplay IFC $3,121,270 154 $32,847 2 6/16/06
89 Capturing the Friedmans Magn. $3,119,113 78 $65,154 3 5/30/03
90 The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill Shad. $3,058,527 67 $36,731 5 2/9/05
91 Crumb SPC $3,041,083 56 $19,859 1 4/21/95
92 Whitney RAtt. $3,026,351 451 $1,265,572 451 7/6/18
93 Rachel Hollis Presents: Made for More Fathom $2,999,134 703 n/a - 8/2/18
94 Man on Wire Magn. $2,962,242 93 $51,392 2 7/25/08
95 Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work IFC $2,930,687 115 $164,351 7 6/11/10
96 The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years Abr. $2,930,414 155 $785,336 85 9/15/16
97 Unzipped Mira. $2,875,086 119 $71,275 2 8/4/95
98 Kedi Osci. $2,835,047 130 $40,103 1 2/10/17
99 Citizenfour RTWC $2,800,870 105 $126,321 5 10/24/14
100 When We Were Kings Gram. $2,789,985 92 $12,479 2 10/25/96
TOTAL (All Movies):$1,526,648,694----
AVERAGE (All Movies):$839,74162$126,22431-
TOTAL
(Wide Releases Only):
$777,026,462----
AVERAGE
(Wide Releases Only):
$14,660,8771,205$6,683,5171,473-
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, #1401-1500, #1501-1600, #1601-1700, #1701-1800, #1801-1889


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UPCOMING RELEASES
Title (click to view)StudioRelease Date
The Pruitt-Igoe Myth FRun 1/20/12
Skid Row Marathon Fathom 10/14/19
Serendipity (2019) Cohen 10/18/19
QT8: The First Eight Fathom 10/21/19
Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound Mats. 10/25/19
The Divine Plan Fathom 11/6/19
Mr. Toilet: The World's #2 Man Argo. 11/8/19
The Kingmaker Greenwich 11/8/19
Shooting the Mafia Cohen 11/22/19
Never Surrender: A Galaxy Quest Doc Fathom 11/26/19
Let Them Play Fathom 2020
Blind Eyes Opened Fathom 1/23/20
Free Burma Rangers Fathom 2/24/20
Compared to What? The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank PWP TBD
Whitney: Can I Be Me N/A TBD
Spitfire (2018) N/A TBD