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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 $20,149,829 2,553,843
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 $5,857,442 742,388
6 The Wildest Dream 4/30/2010 National Geographic Entertainment PG $4,896,296 620,569
7 Inside Job 10/8/2010 Sony Pictures Classics PG-13 $3,452,017 437,517
8 Exit Through the Gift Shop 4/16/2010 Producers Distribution Agency R $3,291,250 417,141
9 Catfish 9/17/2010 Universal PG-13 $3,237,343 410,310
10 Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work 6/11/2010 IFC Films R $2,930,687 371,443
11 Magnificent Desolation 9/23/2005 IMAX Films Not Rated $2,504,085 317,374
12 Space Station 4/19/2002 IMAX Films Not Rated $1,931,542 244,808
13 Deep Sea 3D 3/3/2006 Warner Bros. G $1,379,500 174,841
14 Restrepo 6/25/2010 National Geographic Entertainment R $1,330,894 168,681
15 The Tillman Story 8/20/2010 Weinstein Co. R $798,940 101,259
16 Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure 10/5/2007 National Geographic Entertainment Not Rated $781,527 99,052
17 Racing Dreams 5/21/2010 Hannover House PG $615,028 77,950
18 The Art of the Steal 2/26/2010 IFC Films PG $544,890 69,060
19 Dolphins and Whales Tribes of the Ocean 3D 2/15/2008 3D Entertainment Not Rated $458,309 58,087
20 I Want Your Money 10/15/2010 Freestyle Releasing PG $433,588 54,954
21 I'm Still Here 9/10/2010 Magnolia Pictures R $408,983 51,835
22 Countdown to Zero 7/23/2010 Magnolia Pictures PG $272,040 34,479
23 When You're Strange: A Film About The Doors 4/9/2010 Abramorama Films R $246,078 31,188
24 Casino Jack and the United States of Money 5/7/2010 Magnolia Pictures R $176,865 22,416
25 Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer 11/5/2010 Magnolia Pictures R $170,829 21,651
26 Galapagos 10/29/1999 IMAX Films Not Rated $113,853 14,430
27 Waste Land 10/29/2010 Arthouse Films Not Rated $102,454 12,985
28 Freakonomics 10/1/2010 Magnolia Pictures PG-13 $101,270 12,835
29 8: The Mormon Proposition 6/18/2010 R $100,280 12,709
30 Waking Sleeping Beauty 3/26/2010 Walt Disney PG $80,741 10,233
31 Budrus 10/8/2010 Balcony Releasing Not Rated $68,353 8,663
32 Marwencol 10/8/2010 Not Rated $63,292 8,021
33 Cool It 11/12/2010 Roadside Attractions PG $62,713 7,948
34 Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields 10/27/2010 Variance Films Not Rated $54,152 6,863
35 The Legend of Pale Male 11/24/2010 Balcony Releasing Not Rated $38,083 4,826
36 Boxing Gym 10/22/2010 Zipporah Not Rated $36,812 4,665
37 Bhutto 12/3/2010 First Run Features Not Rated $34,963 4,431
38 William S. Burroughs: A Man Within 11/17/2010 Oscilloscope Pictures Not Rated $32,608 4,132
39 The Human Experience 4/9/2010 PG-13 $27,170 3,443
40 Saint Misbehaviní: The Wavy Gravy Movie 12/3/2010 Argot Pictures Not Rated $23,886 3,027
41 Smash His Camera 7/30/2010 Magnolia Pictures PG-13 $23,671 3,000
42 And Everything is Going Fine 12/10/2010 IFC Films Not Rated $22,080 2,798
43 The Kids Grow Up 10/29/2010 Not Rated $12,095 1,532
44 Good Hair 10/9/2009 Roadside Attractions PG-13 $11,053 1,400
45 GhettoPhysics: Will the Real Pimps and Ho's Please Stand Up? 10/8/2010 Samuel Goldwyn Films R $10,087 1,278
46 The Cove 7/31/2009 Roadside Attractions PG-13 $7,934 1,005
47 Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love 6/12/2009 Shadow Not Rated $7,296 924
48 Nenette 12/22/2010 Kino International Not Rated $5,450 690
49 Det rode kapel 12/29/2010 Lorber Films Not Rated $3,539 448
50 The September Issue 8/28/2009 Roadside Attractions PG-13 $3,169 401
51 Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg 7/10/2009 International Film Circuit Not Rated $961 121
Total Gross of All Movies$90,075,704
Total Tickets Sold11,416,413

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.