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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, #1201-1267
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 2016 Obama's America RM $33,449,086 2,017 $31,610 1 7/13/12
5 Earth (2009) BV $32,011,576 1,804 $8,825,760 1,804 4/22/09
6 Chimpanzee BV $28,972,764 1,567 $10,673,748 1,563 4/20/12
7 One Direction: This is Us TriS $28,873,374 2,735 $15,815,497 2,735 8/30/13
8 Katy Perry: Part of Me Par. $25,326,071 2,732 $7,138,266 2,730 7/5/12
9 Sicko LGF $24,540,079 1,117 $68,969 1 6/22/07
10 An Inconvenient Truth ParC $24,146,161 587 $281,330 4 5/24/06
11 Bowling for Columbine UA $21,576,018 248 $209,148 8 10/11/02
12 Oceans BV $19,422,319 1,232 $6,058,958 1,206 4/22/10
13 Bears BV $17,780,194 1,790 $4,776,267 1,720 4/18/14
14 African Cats BV $15,428,747 1,224 $6,003,200 1,220 4/22/11
15 Madonna: Truth or Dare Mira. $15,012,935 652 $543,250 51 5/10/91
16 America (2014) LGF $14,444,502 1,105 $38,608 3 6/27/14
17 Capitalism: A Love Story Over. $14,363,397 995 $231,964 4 9/23/09
18 Religulous LGF $13,011,160 568 $3,409,643 502 10/1/08
19 Winged Migration SPC $11,689,053 202 $33,128 1 4/18/03
20 Super Size Me IDP $11,536,423 230 $516,641 41 5/7/04
21 Mad Hot Ballroom ParC $8,117,961 202 $45,348 2 5/13/05
22 Hoop Dreams FL $7,830,611 262 $18,396 3 10/14/94
23 Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed RM $7,720,487 1,052 $2,970,848 1,052 4/18/08
24 Tupac: Resurrection Par. $7,718,961 804 $4,632,847 801 11/14/03
25 Babies Focus $7,320,323 543 $2,160,460 534 5/7/10
26 Roger and Me WB $6,706,368 265 $80,253 4 12/22/89
27 Waiting for "Superman" ParV $6,417,135 330 $139,033 4 9/24/10
28 The Aristocrats Think $6,377,461 234 $243,796 4 7/29/05
29 Believe ORF $6,206,566 1,037 $2,007,567 1,037 12/25/13
30 Spellbound (2003) Think $5,728,581 117 $17,508 1 4/30/03
31 Flying Monsters NGE $5,705,874 27 n/a 6 10/7/11
32 Jerusalem NGE $5,520,506 33 n/a - 9/13/13
33 Shine a Light ParV $5,505,267 277 $1,488,081 276 4/4/08
34 Cave of Forgotten Dreams IFC $5,304,920 123 $139,101 5 4/29/11
35 20 Feet from Stardom RTWC $4,946,445 147 $54,596 3 6/14/13
36 Meet the Mormons Purd. $4,934,345 333 $2,509,808 317 10/10/14
37 Touching the Void IFC $4,593,598 137 $96,973 5 1/23/04
38 Food, Inc. Magn. $4,417,674 155 $60,513 3 6/12/09
39 Inside Job SPC $4,312,735 250 $39,649 2 10/8/10
40 That's Dancing! MGM $4,210,938 906 $1,506,802 906 1/18/85
41 The Fog of War SPC $4,198,566 261 $41,449 3 12/19/03
42 Good Hair RAtt. $4,157,223 466 $1,039,220 186 10/9/09
43 Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room Magn. $4,071,700 151 $76,639 3 4/22/05
44 Buck IFC $4,038,912 152 $67,548 4 6/17/11
45 Young@Heart FoxS $3,992,189 212 $50,937 4 4/9/08
46 The September Issue RAtt. $3,820,067 143 $220,633 6 8/28/09
47 Paris is Burning Mira. $3,779,620 91 $310,127 23 8/9/91
48 Imagine: John Lennon WB $3,753,977 561 $1,412,213 561 10/7/88
49 Searching for Sugar Man SPC $3,696,196 157 $27,459 3 7/27/12
50 Step Into Liquid Art. $3,681,803 91 $135,985 5 8/8/03
51 Pina IFC $3,524,826 84 $68,012 3 12/23/11
52 Born Into Brothels Think $3,515,061 127 $14,605 1 12/8/04
53 Bully (2012) Wein. $3,495,043 6 $116,472 5 3/30/12
54 The Corporation Zeit. $3,493,516 28 $28,671 2 6/4/04
55 Rize Lions $3,336,391 352 $1,574,787 352 6/24/05
56 Exit Through the Gift Shop PDA $3,291,250 46 $170,756 8 4/16/10
57 Catfish Rog. $3,237,343 143 $257,285 12 9/17/10
58 Grizzly Man Lions $3,178,403 105 $269,131 29 8/12/05
59 Wordplay IFC $3,121,270 154 $32,847 2 6/16/06
60 Capturing the Friedmans Magn. $3,119,113 78 $65,154 3 5/30/03
61 The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill Shad. $3,058,527 67 $36,731 5 2/9/05
62 Crumb SPC $3,041,083 56 $19,859 1 4/21/95
63 Man on Wire Magn. $2,962,242 93 $51,392 2 7/25/08
64 Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work IFC $2,930,687 115 $164,351 7 6/11/10
65 Unzipped Mira. $2,875,086 119 $71,275 2 8/4/95
66 When We Were Kings Gram. $2,789,985 92 $12,479 2 10/25/96
67 Comedian Mira. $2,751,988 244 $60,224 4 10/11/02
68 My Architect NYer $2,750,707 39 $37,929 2 11/12/03
69 Freeriders WM $2,750,064 30 $264,548 11 10/20/98
70 Samsara Osci. $2,672,413 70 $76,222 2 8/24/12
71 Control Room Magn. $2,589,616 74 $27,125 1 5/21/04
72 Jiro Dreams of Sushi Magn. $2,552,478 80 $42,035 2 3/9/12
73 The Endurance: Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure Cow. $2,453,083 40 $18,931 3 10/5/01
74 The Gatekeepers SPC $2,415,727 131 $61,552 3 2/1/13
75 The Queen of Versailles Magn. $2,401,999 89 $51,326 3 7/20/12
76 Snowriders 2 WM $2,287,639 - n/a - 10/15/97
77 A Brief History of Time Trit $2,279,692 45 $84,025 5 8/21/92
78 Riding Giants SPC $2,276,368 64 $134,400 26 7/9/04
79 Rivers and Tides Roxie $2,200,276 15 $12,256 1 6/26/02
80 The Endless Summer II NL $2,155,385 302 $657,292 302 6/3/94
81 Blackfish Magn. $2,073,582 99 $75,962 5 7/19/13
82 Snowriders WM $2,068,490 - n/a - 10/16/96
83 Beyond the Mat Lions $2,053,648 298 $9,532 1 10/22/99
84 Endless Winter WM $1,966,454 - n/a - 10/20/95
85 Vertical Reality WM $1,951,429 - n/a - 10/19/94
86 The Story of the Weeping Camel Think $1,763,052 55 $21,767 2 6/4/04
87 Valentino: The Last Emperor Truly $1,755,134 38 $21,762 1 3/18/09
88 Girl Rising Gathr $1,727,259 170 $81,640 34 3/7/13
89 Every Little Step SPC $1,725,141 70 $68,504 8 4/17/09
90 Koyaanisqatsi IsAl $1,723,872 - n/a - 4/27/83
91 Life & Times of Hank Greenberg Cow. $1,712,385 31 $21,675 1 1/12/00
92 Who Killed the Electric Car? SPC $1,678,874 74 $45,138 8 6/28/06
93 Tim's Vermeer SPC $1,671,377 129 $49,777 4 1/31/14
94 Black Diamond Rush WM $1,634,386 47 $161,115 11 10/12/93
95 Senna PDA $1,612,430 47 $73,497 2 8/12/11
96 It Might Get Loud SPC $1,610,163 75 $92,679 7 8/14/09
97 Rhyme & Reason Mira. $1,608,277 280 $853,589 280 3/7/97
98 Stories We Tell RAtt. $1,600,145 70 $27,053 2 5/10/13
99 I Am Pala. $1,591,034 74 $10,092 1 2/18/11
100 Vincent: The Life and Death of Vincent Van Gogh Roxie $1,577,480 16 $4,632 1 8/19/88
TOTAL (All Movies):$1,091,159,224----
AVERAGE (All Movies):$882,81547$132,59327-
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, #1201-1267


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UPCOMING RELEASES
Title (click to view)StudioRelease Date
Blockade Icar. 3/14/07
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
All You Need Is Love Da. 10/31/14
Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show SD 10/31/14
Magical Universe IFC 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
Remote Area Medical Cdgm. 11/28/14
She's Beautiful When She's Angry ICir 12/5/14
We Are the Giant MBox 12/12/14
Red Army SPC 1/23/15
Ballet 422 Magn. 2/6/15
Lambert & Stamp SPC 2/6/15
Merchants of Doubt SPC 3/6/15
Hillsong - Let Hope Rise WB 4/1/15
Monkey Kingdom BV 4/17/15
Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary RTWC 4/24/15