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Box Office Performance for Documentary Movies in 2002

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RankMovieRelease
Date
Theatrical
Distributor
MPAA
Rating
2002 GrossTickets Sold
1 Space Station 4/19/2002 IMAX Films Not Rated $30,460,417 5,242,756
2 Bowling for Columbine 10/11/2002 MGM R $16,030,877 2,759,187
3 Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure 2/9/2001 WGBH Giant-Screen Films Not Rated $6,996,294 1,204,181
4 ESPN's Ultimate X - The Movie 5/10/2002 Walt Disney PG $4,197,175 722,405
5 Comedian 10/11/2002 Miramax R $2,744,253 472,332
6 Galapagos 10/29/1999 IMAX Films Not Rated $1,781,616 306,646
7 The Kid Stays in the Picture 7/26/2002 Focus Features R $1,434,436 246,890
8 Standing in the Shadows of Motown 11/15/2002 Artisan PG $1,331,012 229,089
9 Dogtown and Z-Boys 4/26/2002 Sony Pictures Classics PG-13 $1,293,295 222,598
10 Thrill Ride: The Science of Fun 7/11/1997 Sony Pictures Classics G $1,133,288 195,058
11 The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition 10/5/2001 Cowboy Pictures G $1,017,167 175,071
12 Extreme 3/23/1999 IMAX Films Not Rated $496,254 85,413
13 Trembling Before G-D 10/26/2001 New Yorker Not Rated $482,214 82,997
14 The Trials of Henry Kissinger 9/25/2002 First Run Features Not Rated $388,890 66,934
15 The Last Waltz 4/5/2002 MGM Not Rated $321,952 55,413
16 Sex with Strangers 2/22/2002 Not Rated $247,740 42,640
17 Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy 11/30/2001 R $244,557 42,092
18 Hybrid 5/10/2002 Indican Pictures Not Rated $150,662 25,931
19 Chop Suey 10/5/2001 Zeitgeist Not Rated $95,185 16,382
20 Island of the Sharks 4/30/1999 IMAX Films Not Rated $86,247 14,844
21 Biggie and Tupac 9/27/2002 Roxie Releasing R $54,834 9,437
22 Shanghai Ghetto 9/27/2002 Menemsha Entertainment Not Rated $29,115 5,011
23 Ayurveda: Art of Being 7/19/2002 Kino International Not Rated $16,892 2,907
24 ABC Africa 5/3/2002 New Yorker Not Rated $8,886 1,529
Total Gross of All Movies$71,043,258
Total Tickets Sold12,227,743

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.