Box Office Performance for Documentary Movies in 2007

Summary for all Years
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RankMovieRelease
Date
Theatrical
Distributor
MPAA
Rating
2007 GrossTickets Sold
1 Sicko 6/29/2007 Lionsgate PG-13 $24,530,513 3,565,482
2 Deep Sea 3-D 3/3/2006 Warner Bros. G $11,754,511 1,708,505
3 Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure 10/5/2007 National Geographic Entertainment Not Rated $5,692,253 827,362
4 Magnificent Desolation 9/23/2005 IMAX Films Not Rated $5,124,397 744,825
5 Wild Safari 3D 4/8/2005 nWave Pictures Not Rated $3,984,947 579,207
6 Galapagos 10/29/1999 IMAX Films Not Rated $3,308,148 480,835
7 Roving Mars 1/27/2006 Walt Disney G $2,597,849 377,594
8 No End In Sight 7/27/2007 Magnolia Pictures Not Rated $1,433,319 208,331
9 Space Station 4/19/2002 IMAX Films Not Rated $1,408,698 204,753
10 In the Shadow of the Moon 9/7/2007 ThinkFilm PG $1,134,358 164,878
11 Sharkwater 9/28/2007 Alliance Films PG $847,424 123,172
12 Arctic Tale 7/25/2007 Paramount Vantage G $833,532 121,153
13 Bugs! 3/14/2003 SK Films Not Rated $804,245 116,896
14 Die Große Stille 2/28/2007 Zeitgeist Not Rated $790,452 114,891
15 11th Hour 8/17/2007 Warner Independent PG $703,464 102,248
16 The King of Kong 8/17/2007 Picturehouse PG-13 $674,925 98,100
17 When the Road Bends: Tales of a Gypsy Caravan 6/15/2007 Shadow Not Rated $442,936 64,380
18 Manufactured Landscapes 6/20/2007 Zeitgeist Not Rated $395,623 57,503
19 God Grew Tired of Us: The Story of Lost Boys of Sudan 1/12/2007 Newmarket Films PG $301,447 43,815
20 Crazy Love 6/1/2007 Magnolia Pictures PG $301,027 43,754
21 Deep Water 8/24/2007 IFC Films PG $271,143 39,410
22 For the Bible Tells Me So 8/5/2007 First Run Features Not Rated $269,246 39,135
23 Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten 11/2/2007 Sony Pictures Not Rated $229,992 33,429
24 In Search of Mozart 7/20/2007 Direct Cinema Ltd Not Rated $225,000 32,703
25 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama 8/24/2007 Monterey Media Not Rated $224,546 32,638
26 Aliens of the Deep 1/28/2005 Walt Disney G $221,894 32,252
27 My Kid Could Paint That 10/5/2007 Sony Pictures Classics PG-13 $213,141 30,980
28 What Would Jesus Buy? 11/16/2007 Warrior Poets PG $188,778 27,439
29 Pete Seeger: The Power of Song 9/14/2007 Weinstein Co. PG $178,968 26,013
30 An Unreasonable Man 1/31/2007 IFC First Take Not Rated $176,647 25,675
31 Show Business 5/11/2007 Regent Releasing PG $151,708 22,051
32 Iraq in Fragments 11/8/2006 Typecast Releasing Not Rated $136,239 19,802
33 The Devil Came on Horseback 7/25/2007 IFC Films Not Rated $132,782 19,300
34 Manda Bala 8/17/2007 City Lights Pictures Not Rated $122,905 17,864
35 Darfur Now 11/2/2007 Warner Independent PG $109,107 15,859
36 Mr. Untouchable 10/26/2007 Magnolia Pictures R $103,590 15,057
37 King Corn 10/12/2007 Balcony Releasing Not Rated $95,603 13,896
38 Shut Up and Sing 10/27/2006 Weinstein Co. R $95,040 13,814
39 Jimmy Carter: Man From Plains 10/26/2007 Sony Pictures Classics PG $80,529 11,705
40 Kurt Cobain: About a Son 10/3/2007 Balcony Releasing Not Rated $74,723 10,861
41 Air Guitar Nation 3/23/2007 R $71,471 10,388
42 Zoo 4/25/2007 ThinkFilm Not Rated $69,770 10,141
43 Wie man sein leben kocht 10/26/2007 Roadside Attractions PG-13 $62,632 9,103
44 Maxed Out: Hard Times, Easy Credit and the Era of Predatory Lenders 3/9/2007 Magnolia Pictures Not Rated $58,829 8,551
45 War Dance 11/9/2007 ThinkFilm PG-13 $57,685 8,384
46 Lagerfeld Confidential 10/24/2007 Koch Lorber Films Not Rated $57,080 8,297
47 Steep 12/21/2007 Sony Pictures Classics PG $55,771 8,106
48 Transformation: The Life & Legacy of Werner Erhard 7/27/2007 Reel Diva Consultants Not Rated $49,919 7,256
49 Ghosts of Cité Soleil 6/27/2007 ThinkFilm Not Rated $48,752 7,086
50 L'avocat de la terreur 10/12/2007 Magnolia Pictures Not Rated $47,724 6,937
51 The Hip Hop Project 5/11/2007 ThinkFilm PG-13 $46,208 6,716
52 A Man Named Pearl 8/31/2007 Railroad Square G $45,513 6,615
53 I Have Never Forgotten You: The Life & Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal 5/23/2007 Walking Shadows PG-13 $39,340 5,718
54 Jesus Camp 9/15/2006 Magnolia Pictures PG-13 $29,645 4,309
55 Nanking 12/12/2007 ThinkFilm R $26,212 3,810
56 Billy the Kid 12/5/2007 Elephant Eye Films Not Rated $25,320 3,680
57 Lake of Fire 10/3/2007 ThinkFilm Not Rated $25,317 3,680
58 Forever 9/12/2007 First Run/Icarus Not Rated $25,222 3,666
59 La Strada di Levi 8/17/2007 Cinema Guild Not Rated $22,026 3,201
60 Dr. Bronner's Magic Soapbox 6/29/2007 Balcony Releasing Not Rated $20,577 2,991
61 Meeting Resistance 10/19/2007 International Film Circuit Not Rated $20,469 2,975
62 Romántico 11/1/2006 Kino International Not Rated $19,862 2,887
63 Steal a Pencil for Me 11/9/2007 Seventh Art Releasing Not Rated $18,918 2,750
64 The Singing Revolution 12/7/2007 Abramorama Films Not Rated $17,301 2,515
65 Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman 7/4/2007 Artistic License Not Rated $16,856 2,450
66 American Cannibal 3/16/2007 Lifesize Entertainment Not Rated $16,567 2,408
67 Yiddish Theater: A Love Story 11/21/2007 New Love Films Not Rated $15,796 2,296
68 Abduction: The Megumi Yokota Story 11/24/2006 Safari Media, LLC Not Rated $15,023 2,184
69 Protagonist 11/30/2007 IFC Films R $13,850 2,013
70 American Hardcore 9/22/2006 Sony Pictures Classics R $13,673 1,987
71 China Blue 1/19/2007 Argot Pictures Not Rated $12,185 1,771
72 Absolute Wilson 10/27/2006 New Yorker Not Rated $12,041 1,750
73 Blockade 3/14/2007 First Run/Icarus Not Rated $11,750 1,708
74 Angels in the Dust 9/14/2007 Cinema Libre Not Rated $11,606 1,687
75 East of Havana 2/2/2007 Sony/BMG Not Rated $11,550 1,679
76 Verdict on Auschwitz: The Frankfurt Trial 1963-1965 1/12/2007 First Run Features Not Rated $11,396 1,656
77 Matthew Barney: No Restraint 12/20/2006 IFC First Take Not Rated $11,079 1,610
78 En el hoyo 2/2/2007 Kino International Not Rated $10,433 1,516
79 El Inmigrante 7/13/2007 Indican Pictures Not Rated $9,904 1,440
80 Something to Cheer About 4/27/2007 Truly Indie Not Rated $9,777 1,421
81 Crossing the Line 8/10/2007 Kino International Not Rated $9,258 1,346
82 Glastonbury 2/23/2007 ThinkFilm R $8,419 1,224
83 Words of My Perfect Teacher 12/22/2006 IFC Films Not Rated $7,665 1,114
84 Quantum Hoops 11/2/2007 Not Rated $7,075 1,028
85 Skid Row 8/24/2007 Screen Media Films R $7,052 1,025
86 Jack Smith and the Destruction of Atlantis 4/11/2007 Film Forum Not Rated $7,000 1,017
87 The Camden 28 7/27/2007 First Run Features Not Rated $6,983 1,015
88 Desert Bayou 10/5/2007 Cinema Libre Not Rated $6,976 1,014
89 Casting About 5/11/2007 Kino International Not Rated $6,922 1,006
90 Operation Homecoming 2/9/2007 The Documentary Group Not Rated $6,795 988
91 Fired! 2/2/2007 International Film Circuit Not Rated $5,661 823
92 Everything's Cool: A Toxic Comedy About Global Warming 11/23/2007 City Lights Pictures Not Rated $4,890 711
93 Blood and Tears 6/15/2007 ThinkFilm PG-13 $4,364 634
94 Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust 12/25/2007 Shadow Not Rated $3,970 577
95 The Price of Sugar 9/28/2007 Mitropoulos Films Not Rated $3,384 492
96 Malon 9 Kochavim 5/23/2007 Koch Lorber Films Not Rated $2,900 422
97 Summercamp! 7/18/2007 Argot Pictures Not Rated $2,600 378
98 Looking for an Icon 5/9/2007 First Run/Icarus Not Rated $2,393 348
99 You're Gonna Miss Me 6/8/2007 Palm Pictures Not Rated $2,324 338
100 The Prisoner or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair 3/23/2007 PG-13 $2,194 319
101 Oswald's Ghost 11/30/2007 Seventh Art Releasing Not Rated $1,796 261
102 49 Up 10/6/2006 First Run Features Not Rated $1,557 226
103 'Tis Autumn: The Search for Jackie Paris 12/7/2007 Outsider Not Rated $1,476 215
104 Unborn in the USA: Inside the War on Abortion 6/15/2007 First Run Features Not Rated $1,476 214
105 The Trials of Darryl Hunt 6/15/2007 ThinkFilm PG $1,217 177
106 Au-delŕ de la haine 6/15/2007 First Run Features Not Rated $949 138
107 El telón de azúcar 7/25/2007 First Run/Icarus Not Rated $929 135
Total Gross of All Movies$71,648,923
Total Tickets Sold10,414,090

Note: This chart ranks movies by the amount they earned during 2007. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2007. 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.