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Box Office Performance for Documentary Movies in 1999

Summary for all Years
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RankMovieRelease
Date
Theatrical
Distributor
MPAA
Rating
1999 GrossTickets Sold
1 Mysteries of Egypt 7/16/1998 Sony Pictures Not Rated $27,042,366 5,323,300
2 Everest 3/6/1998 MacGillivray Freeman Films PG-13 $18,064,450 3,555,994
3 Africa's Elephant Kingdom 5/8/1998 Discovery/IMAX Not Rated $7,049,211 1,387,639
4 Buena Vista Social Club 6/4/1999 Artisan G $6,918,494 1,361,908
5 Extreme 3/23/1999 IMAX Films Not Rated $6,892,475 1,356,786
6 Island of the Sharks 4/30/1999 IMAX Films Not Rated $5,206,926 1,024,985
7 Thrill Ride: The Science of Fun 7/11/1997 Sony Pictures Classics G $3,441,911 677,541
8 Fifty 10/29/1999 Warren Miller Entertainment Not Rated $3,328,240 655,165
9 Wolves 2/26/1999 Primesco Not Rated $2,852,213 561,459
10 Galapagos 10/29/1999 IMAX Films Not Rated $2,644,430 520,557
11 Siegfried & Roy: Masters of the Impossible 10/1/1999 IMAX Films PG $2,162,167 425,623
12 Wildfire: Feel The Heat 3/12/1999 Primesco Not Rated $1,850,683 364,307
13 Mark Twain's America 3D 7/3/1998 Sony Pictures Classics G $671,617 132,208
14 Trekkies 5/21/1999 Paramount Pictures PG $617,172 121,490
15 American Movie: The Making of Northwestern 11/5/1999 Sony Pictures Classics R $459,537 90,460
16 The Last Days 2/5/1999 October Films PG-13 $419,762 82,630
17 The Source 8/25/1999 WinStar Cinema Not Rated $167,773 33,026
18 Get Bruce 9/17/1999 Miramax R $43,155 8,495
19 Genghis Blues 7/9/1999 Roxie Releasing Not Rated $32,606 6,418
20 Mein Liebster Feind 11/5/1999 New Yorker PG-13 $31,460 6,192
21 42: Forty Two Up 11/17/1999 First Run Features Not Rated $14,576 2,869
22 Beyond the Mat 10/22/1999 Universal R $9,532 1,876
23 Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life 2/13/1998 Strand Not Rated $4,737 932
Total Gross of All Movies$89,925,493
Total Tickets Sold17,701,860

Note: This chart ranks movies by the amount they earned during 1999. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 1999. For example, a movie released over Thanksgiving in 2010 will most likely earn money in 2010 and 2011. Click on the individual movie to see its total gross over all the years in which it played.

Each box office year ends on the first Sunday of the following year. The next year starts the following day (Monday). For example, the "2004 box office year" ended on Sunday, January 2, 2005.

Inflation-adjusted figures are based ticket sale estimates, and may not be precise due to rounding errors.