Box Office Performance for Documentary Movies in 2001

Summary for all Years
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RankMovieRelease
Date
Theatrical
Distributor
MPAA
Rating
2001 GrossTickets Sold
1 Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure 2/9/2001 WGBH Giant-Screen Films Not Rated $6,443,686 1,138,460
2 Michael Jordan to the MAX 5/5/2000 Giant Screen Films Not Rated $4,293,965 758,651
3 Galapagos 10/29/1999 IMAX Films Not Rated $3,450,715 609,667
4 Island of the Sharks 4/30/1999 IMAX Films Not Rated $1,626,777 287,416
5 Startup.com 5/11/2001 Artisan R $1,280,975 226,321
6 The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition 10/5/2001 Cowboy Pictures G $1,272,156 224,763
7 Extreme 3/23/1999 IMAX Films Not Rated $1,258,235 222,303
8 Thrill Ride: The Science of Fun 7/11/1997 Sony Pictures Classics G $541,026 95,588
9 Trembling Before G-D 10/26/2001 New Yorker Not Rated $265,772 46,956
10 Calle 54 10/20/2000 Miramax G $122,908 21,715
11 Africa's Elephant Kingdom 5/8/1998 Discovery/IMAX Not Rated $118,955 21,017
12 Chop Suey 10/5/2001 Zeitgeist Not Rated $76,902 13,587
13 Live Nude Girls Unite 10/6/2000 Not Rated $25,741 4,548
14 The Girl Next Door 4/14/2000 Indican Pictures R $16,221 2,866
15 Siegfried & Roy: Masters of the Impossible 10/1/1999 IMAX Films PG $15,953 2,819
16 The Art of Amália 12/8/2000 Avatar Not Rated $12,164 2,149
17 The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack 8/16/2000 PG-13 $10,325 1,824
18 Bounce: Behind the Velvet Rope 9/7/2001 Artistic License Not Rated $8,285 1,464
19 Benjamin Smoke 7/21/2000 Cowboy Pictures Not Rated $578 102
Total Gross of All Movies$20,841,339
Total Tickets Sold3,682,216

Note: This chart ranks movies by the amount they earned during 2001. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2001. 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.