Top Grossing Documentary Films

February 26, 2009
Top Grossing Documentary Films

1 Fahrenheit 9/11 $119,194,771

2 March of the Penguins $77,437,223

3 Sicko $24,540,079

4 An Inconvenient Truth $24,146,161

5 Bowling for Columbine $21,576,018

6 Madonna: Truth or Dare $15,012,935

7 Winged Migration $11,689,053

8 Super Size Me $11,536,423

9 Mad Hot Ballroom $8,117,961

10 Hoop Dreams $7,830,611


11 Tupac: Resurrection $7,718,961

12 Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed $7,499,617

13 Roger and Me $6,706,368

14 The Aristocrats $6,377,461

15 Spellbound (2003) $5,728,581

16 Shine a Light $5,129,873

17 Touching the Void $4,593,598

18 The Fog of War $4,198,566

19 Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room

20 Paris is Burning $3,779,620

21 Imagine: John Lennon $3,753,977

22 Step Into Liquid $3,681,803

23 Born Into Brothels $3,515,061

24 The Corporation $3,493,516

25 Rize $3,336,391

26 Grizzly Man $3,178,403

27 Wordplay $3,121,270

28 Capturing the Friedmans $3,119,113

29 The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill $3,058,527

30 Crumb $3,041,083

31 Unzipped $2,875,086

32 When We Were Kings $2,789,985

33 Comedian $2,751,988

34 My Architect $2,750,707

35 Freeriders $2,750,064

36 Control Room $2,589,616

37 The Endurance: Shackleton’s Antarctic Adventure $2,453,083

38 Snowriders 2 $2,287,639

39 A Brief History of Time $2,279,692

40 Riding Giants $2,276,368

41 Rivers and Tides $2,200,276

42 The Endless Summer II $2,155,385

43 Snowriders $2,068,490

44 Beyond the Mat $2,053,648

45 [email protected] $2,005,718

46 Endless Winter $1,966,454

47 Vertical Reality $1,951,429

48 The Story of the Weeping Camel $1,763,052

49 Koyaanisqatsi $1,723,872

50 Life & Times of Hank Greenberg $1,712,385

51 Who Killed the Electric Car? $1,678,874

52 Black Diamond Rush $1,634,386

53 Rhyme & Reason $1,608,277

54 Vincent: The Life and Death of Vincent Van Gogh $1,577,480

55 Murderball $1,531,154

56 Why We Fight $1,439,972

57 The Kid Stays in the Picture $1,439,232

58 No End in Sight $1,433,319

59 Microcosmos $1,433,210

60 Looking for Richard $1,408,575

61 The Celluloid Closet $1,400,591

62 Hearts of Darkness $1,318,449

63 Anne Frank Remembered $1,310,200

64 Brother’s Keeper $1,305,915

65 Dogtown and Z-Boys $1,300,682

66 Startup.com $1,283,356

67 Metallica: Some Kind of Monster $1,222,708

68 Shut Up and Sing $1,215,045

69 The Thin Blue Line $1,209,846

70 Festival Express $1,174,079

71 American Movie $1,165,795

72 In the Shadow of the Moon $1,134,358

73 Paper Clips $1,121,744

74 The U.S. Vs. John Lennon $1,109,146

75 “>Leonard Cohen I’m Your Man $1,044,254

76 The Eyes of Tammy Faye $1,029,591

77 35 Up $922,872

78 Jesus Camp $902,544

79 The War Room $901,668

80 Fast, Cheap and Out of Control $878,960

81 Marlene $852,676

82 Sharkwater $850,920

83 Arctic Tale $833,532

84 Ballets Russes $815,848

85 Visions of Light $799,856

86 Into Great Silence $790,452

87 Trembling Before G-d $788,896

88 To Be and to Have $777,129

89 Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones $776,699

90 The Girl Next Door (2000) $771,712

91 For All Mankind $770,132

92 First Descent $750,805

93 Lost in La Mancha $732,393

94 The Big One $720,074

95 The 11th Hour $707,343

96 Inside Deep Throat $691,880

97 Wigstock: The Movie $686,152

98 The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters $677,914

99 Kurt and Courtney $668,228

100 Dust to Glory $640,013

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