Box Office Performance for Documentary Movies in 2002

Summary for all Years
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RankMovieRelease
Date
Theatrical
Distributor
MPAA
Rating
2002 GrossTickets Sold
1 Space Station 4/19/2002 IMAX Films Not Rated $29,820,971 5,132,697
2 Adrenaline Rush: The Science of Risk 10/18/2002 Giant Screen Films Not Rated $16,933,791 2,914,594
3 Bowling for Columbine 10/11/2002 MGM R $15,203,743 2,616,823
4 Pulse: A Stomp Odyssey 10/11/2002 Giant Screen Films Not Rated $10,086,514 1,736,061
5 Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure 2/9/2001 WGBH Giant-Screen Films Not Rated $7,235,633 1,245,376
6 ESPN's Ultimate X - The Movie 5/10/2002 Walt Disney PG $4,197,175 722,405
7 Comedian 10/11/2002 Miramax R $2,744,253 472,333
8 Rivers and Tides 6/28/2002 Roxie Releasing Not Rated $2,200,276 378,705
9 Galapagos 10/29/1999 IMAX Films Not Rated $1,842,841 317,184
10 The Kid Stays in the Picture 7/26/2002 Focus Features R $1,434,436 246,891
11 Dogtown and Z-Boys 4/26/2002 Sony Pictures Classics PG-13 $1,293,295 222,598
12 Standing in the Shadows of Motown 11/15/2002 Artisan PG $1,234,246 212,435
13 The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition 10/5/2001 Cowboy Pictures G $1,180,410 203,169
14 Thrill Ride: The Science of Fun 7/11/1997 Sony Pictures Classics G $1,138,659 195,983
15 Extreme 3/23/1999 IMAX Films Not Rated $523,067 90,029
16 Trembling Before G-D 10/26/2001 New Yorker Not Rated $497,983 85,711
17 The Trials of Henry Kissinger 9/25/2002 First Run Features Not Rated $340,078 58,533
18 The Last Waltz 4/5/2002 MGM Not Rated $321,952 55,413
19 Sex with Strangers 2/22/2002 Not Rated $247,740 42,640
20 Hybrid 5/10/2002 Indican Pictures Not Rated $150,570 25,916
21 Chop Suey 10/5/2001 Zeitgeist Not Rated $103,012 17,730
22 Island of the Sharks 4/30/1999 IMAX Films Not Rated $86,247 14,845
23 Biggie and Tupac 9/27/2002 Roxie Releasing R $54,834 9,438
24 Shanghai Ghetto 9/27/2002 Menemsha Entertainment Not Rated $29,115 5,011
25 Ayurveda: Art of Being 7/19/2002 Kino International Not Rated $16,892 2,907
26 ABC Africa 5/3/2002 New Yorker Not Rated $8,886 1,529
Total Gross of All Movies$98,926,619
Total Tickets Sold17,026,956

Note: This chart ranks movies by the amount they earned during 2002. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2002. 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.