Box Office Performance for Documentary Movies in 2010

Summary for all Years
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RankMovieRelease
Date
Theatrical
Distributor
MPAA
Rating
2010 GrossTickets Sold
1 Hubble 3D 3/19/2010 Warner Bros. G $20,269,075 2,568,957
2 Oceans 4/22/2010 Walt Disney G $19,422,319 2,461,637
3 Babies 5/7/2010 Focus Features PG $7,320,323 927,797
4 Waiting for Superman 9/24/2010 Paramount Vantage PG $6,417,135 813,325
5 Under the Sea 3D 2/13/2009 Warner Bros. G $5,883,261 745,660
6 Inside Job 10/8/2010 Sony Pictures Classics PG-13 $3,483,421 441,498
7 Catfish 9/17/2010 Universal PG-13 $3,237,343 410,309
8 Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work 6/11/2010 IFC Films R $2,930,687 371,443
9 Space Station 4/19/2002 IMAX Films Not Rated $1,931,543 244,808
10 Deep Sea 3-D 3/3/2006 Warner Bros. G $1,379,500 174,841
11 Restrepo 6/25/2010 National Geographic Entertainment R $1,330,894 168,681
12 The Tillman Story 8/20/2010 Weinstein Co. R $798,940 101,259
13 Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure 10/5/2007 National Geographic Entertainment Not Rated $784,637 99,447
14 The Wildest Dream 4/30/2010 National Geographic Entertainment PG $695,607 88,163
15 Racing Dreams 5/21/2010 Hannover House PG $615,028 77,950
16 The Art of the Steal 2/26/2010 IFC Films PG $544,890 69,060
17 Dolphins and Whales Tribes of the Ocean 3D 2/15/2008 3D Entertainment Not Rated $458,309 58,087
18 I Want Your Money 10/15/2010 Freestyle Releasing PG $433,588 54,954
19 I'm Still Here 9/10/2010 Magnolia Pictures R $408,983 51,835
20 Countdown to Zero 7/23/2010 Magnolia Pictures PG $272,040 34,479
21 When You're Strange: A Film About The Doors 4/9/2010 Abramorama Films R $246,078 31,188
22 Casino Jack and the United States of Money 5/7/2010 Magnolia Pictures R $176,865 22,416
23 Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer 11/5/2010 Magnolia Pictures R $172,280 21,835
24 Freakonomics 10/1/2010 Magnolia Pictures PG-13 $101,270 12,835
25 8: The Mormon Proposition 6/18/2010 R $100,280 12,709
26 Waking Sleeping Beauty 3/26/2010 Walt Disney PG $80,741 10,233
27 Cool It 11/12/2010 Roadside Attractions PG $62,713 7,948
28 The Human Experience 4/9/2010 PG-13 $27,170 3,443
29 Good Hair 10/9/2009 Roadside Attractions PG-13 $11,053 1,400
30 GhettoPhysics: Will the Real Pimps and Ho's Please Stand Up? 10/8/2010 Samuel Goldwyn Films R $10,087 1,278
31 Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love 6/12/2009 Shadow Not Rated $7,991 1,012
32 The Cove 7/31/2009 Roadside Attractions PG-13 $7,934 1,005
33 Smash His Camera 7/30/2010 Magnolia Pictures PG-13 $3,644 461
34 The September Issue 8/28/2009 Roadside Attractions PG-13 $3,517 445
35 Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg 7/10/2009 International Film Circuit Not Rated $961 121
Total Gross of All Movies$79,630,107
Total Tickets Sold10,092,519

Note: This chart ranks movies by the amount they earned during 2010. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2010. 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.