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Box Office Performance for Based on Real Life Events Movies in 2011

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RankMovieRelease
Date
GenreMPAA
Rating
2011 GrossTickets Sold
1 Justin Bieber: Never Say Never 2/11/2011 Concert/Performance G $73,013,910 9,207,302
2 Dolphin Tale 9/23/2011 Drama PG $71,963,792 9,074,879
3 The Fighter 12/10/2010 Drama R $47,228,156 5,955,631
4 J. Edgar 11/11/2011 Drama R $36,572,605 4,611,930
5 50/50 9/30/2011 Black Comedy R $35,014,192 4,415,408
6 Sanctum 2/4/2011 Adventure R $23,209,310 2,926,773
7 African Cats 4/22/2011 Documentary G $15,428,747 1,945,617
8 Born to be Wild 3D 4/8/2011 Documentary G $15,147,629 1,910,167
9 The Conspirator 4/15/2011 Drama PG-13 $11,538,204 1,455,006
10 Hubble 3D 3/19/2010 Documentary G $10,312,700 1,300,466
11 My Week with Marilyn 11/23/2011 Drama R $8,935,721 1,126,824
12 127 Hours 11/5/2010 Drama R $7,900,795 996,317
13 Cave of Forgotten Dreams 4/29/2011 Documentary G $5,247,347 661,708
14 Under the Sea 3D 2/13/2009 Documentary G $5,030,172 634,321
15 Buck 6/17/2011 Documentary PG $4,023,123 507,329
16 Des Hommes et Des Dieux 2/25/2011 Drama PG-13 $3,954,651 498,694
17 The Social Network 10/1/2010 Drama PG-13 $3,740,668 471,710
18 Space Station 4/19/2002 Documentary Not Rated $2,167,258 273,298
19 Unstoppable 11/12/2010 Action PG-13 $2,094,456 264,118
20 The Mighty Macs 10/21/2011 Drama G $1,891,936 238,579
21 Gerry 6/15/2011 Drama Not Rated $1,844,754 232,629
22 Senna 8/12/2011 Documentary PG $1,612,430 203,332
23 I Am 2/18/2011 Documentary Not Rated $1,591,034 200,634
24 Bill Cunningham New York 3/16/2011 Documentary Not Rated $1,510,026 190,419
25 The Devil's Double 7/29/2011 Drama R $1,361,512 171,691
26 Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest 7/8/2011 Documentary R $1,200,046 151,329
27 Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness 7/8/2011 Documentary Not Rated $1,131,261 142,655
28 The Whistleblower 8/5/2011 Drama R $1,120,914 141,351
29 There Be Dragons 5/6/2011 Drama PG-13 $1,069,334 134,846
30 Page One: Inside the New York Times 6/17/2011 Documentary R $1,067,028 134,555
31 I Love You, Phillip Morris 12/3/2010 Comedy R $911,157 114,900
32 Inside Job 10/8/2010 Documentary PG-13 $859,817 108,425
33 Casino Jack 12/17/2010 Thriller/Suspense R $808,865 102,000
34 Tabloid! 7/15/2011 Documentary R $682,559 86,073
35 Secretariat 10/8/2010 Drama PG $645,831 81,441
36 POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold 4/22/2011 Documentary PG-13 $638,476 80,513
37 The Last Lions 2/18/2011 Documentary PG $635,325 80,116
38 U2 3D 2/15/2008 Concert/Performance G $625,031 78,818
39 Made in Dagenham 11/19/2010 Drama R $602,990 76,039
40 Machine Gun Preacher 9/23/2011 Drama R $538,690 67,930
41 Deep Sea 3D 3/3/2006 Documentary G $504,147 63,574
42 Pearl Jam Twenty 9/20/2011 Documentary Not Rated $471,334 59,436
43 Fair*Game 11/5/2010 Drama PG-13 $421,935 53,207
44 Project Nim 7/8/2011 Documentary PG-13 $411,184 51,851
45 The 5th Quarter 3/25/2011 Drama PG $408,159 51,470
46 Turtle: The Incredible Journey 6/24/2011 Documentary G $391,942 49,425
47 The First Grader 5/13/2011 Drama PG-13 $332,306 41,904
48 The Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 9/9/2011 Documentary Not Rated $268,813 33,898
49 Conan O'Brien Can't Stop 6/24/2011 Documentary R $267,965 33,791
50 Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure 10/5/2007 Documentary Not Rated $262,465 33,097
51 PASSIONE: A Musical Adventure 6/22/2011 Documentary Not Rated $258,222 32,562
52 Life in a Day 7/24/2011 Documentary PG $252,788 31,877
53 The Interrupters 7/29/2011 Documentary Not Rated $236,957 29,881
54 Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey 10/21/2011 Documentary PG $236,939 29,878
55 Serge Gainsbourg vie heroique 8/31/2011 Drama Not Rated $230,767 29,100
56 Pina 1/20/2012 Documentary PG $228,992 28,876
57 Into the Abyss 11/11/2011 Documentary PG-13 $223,880 28,232
58 The Iron Lady 1/13/2012 Drama PG-13 $220,409 27,794
59 Ip Man: Legend of the Grand Master 1/28/2011 Action R $205,675 25,936
60 The Wildest Dream 4/30/2010 Documentary PG $203,839 25,704
61 El Bulli: Cooking in Progress 7/27/2011 Documentary Not Rated $196,127 24,732
62 JIG 6/17/2011 Documentary PG $183,790 23,176
63 Amigo 8/19/2011 Drama R $180,582 22,772
64 The Man Nobody Knew: In Search of My Father, CIA Spymaster William Colby 9/23/2011 Documentary Not Rated $170,888 21,549
65 Magic Trip 8/5/2011 Documentary R $154,521 19,485
66 Jin D?ng W?i Y 6/24/2011 Drama Not Rated $151,305 19,080
67 Revenge of the Electric Car 10/14/2011 Documentary PG-13 $150,886 19,027
68 Thunder Soul 9/23/2011 Documentary PG $143,986 18,157
69 Eames: The Architect and the Painter 11/18/2011 Documentary Not Rated $139,813 17,630
70 Xinhai geming 10/7/2011 Drama R $135,739 17,117
71 The Last Mountain 6/3/2011 Documentary PG $122,959 15,505
72 Nanjing! Nanjing! 5/11/2011 Drama R $122,558 15,454
73 Rejoice and Shout 6/3/2011 Documentary PG $100,237 12,640
74 The Undefeated 7/15/2011 Documentary PG-13 $100,085 12,621
75 Exporting Raymond 4/29/2011 Documentary PG $87,727 11,062
76 Vidal Sassoon: The Movie 2/11/2011 Documentary PG $85,974 10,841
77 Su Qi Er 5/13/2011 Action R $80,096 10,100
78 If A Tree Falls: The Story of the Earth Liberation Front 6/22/2011 Drama Not Rated $61,794 7,792
79 The Whale 9/9/2011 Documentary G $61,120 7,707
80 Limelight 9/23/2011 Documentary Not Rated $60,335 7,608
81 Crime after Crime 7/1/2011 Documentary Not Rated $60,291 7,602
82 Finding Joe 9/30/2011 Documentary Not Rated $55,518 7,001
83 The Other F Word 11/2/2011 Documentary Not Rated $53,714 6,773
84 My Reincarnation 10/28/2011 Documentary R $51,742 6,524
85 Connected: An Autobiography about Love, Death & Technology 9/16/2011 Documentary PG $46,782 5,899
86 Crazy Wisdom 11/25/2011 Documentary Not Rated $43,742 5,516
87 Love Etc. 7/1/2011 Documentary Not Rated $43,593 5,497
88 Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow 8/10/2011 Documentary Not Rated $43,214 5,449
89 People v. The State of Illusion 9/9/2011 Documentary Not Rated $42,202 5,321
90 La conqute 11/11/2011 Drama Not Rated $41,130 5,186
91 Road to Nowhere 6/10/2011 Thriller/Suspense R $40,294 5,081
92 Where Soldiers Come From 9/9/2011 Documentary Not Rated $38,151 4,810
93 Granito: How to Nail a Dictator 9/14/2011 Documentary Not Rated $36,738 4,632
94 Hell and Back Again 10/5/2011 Documentary Not Rated $34,637 4,367
95 Khodorkovsky 11/30/2011 Documentary Not Rated $27,718 3,495
96 Autobiografia lui Nicolae Ceausescu 9/9/2011 Documentary Not Rated $27,556 3,474
97 Howl 9/24/2010 Drama R $25,522 3,218
98 Paul Goodman Changed My Life 10/19/2011 Documentary Not Rated $25,020 3,155
99 Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure 8/26/2011 Documentary Not Rated $23,901 3,013
100 Jane's Journey 9/16/2011 Documentary Not Rated $23,746 2,994
101 Garbo: El espa 11/18/2011 Documentary Not Rated $22,233 2,803
102 Incendiary: The Willingham Case 9/23/2011 Documentary Not Rated $21,882 2,759
103 Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles 9/2/2011 Documentary Not Rated $20,726 2,613
104 Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer 11/5/2010 Documentary R $18,587 2,343
105 L'instinct de mort 8/27/2010 Drama R $18,218 2,297
106 5 Days of War 8/19/2011 Drama R $17,479 2,204
107 The Last Ride 10/21/2011 Drama PG-13 $16,270 2,051
108 Dumbstruck 4/15/2011 Documentary PG $15,378 1,939
109 Benda Bilili! 9/30/2011 Documentary PG-13 $13,420 1,692
110 Charlotte Rampling: The Look 11/4/2011 Documentary Not Rated $13,171 1,660
111 L'ennemi public n1 9/3/2010 Drama R $13,134 1,656
112 Under the Boardwalk: The MONOPOLY Story 3/4/2011 Documentary G $13,080 1,649
113 America the Beautiful II: The Thin Commandments 10/12/2011 Documentary Not Rated $12,366 1,559
114 Rebirth 8/31/2011 Documentary Not Rated $12,358 1,558
115 Back Door Channels: The Price of Peace 9/16/2011 Documentary Not Rated $12,139 1,530
116 Sarah Palin: You Betcha! 9/30/2011 Documentary Not Rated $10,935 1,378
117 Die Frau mit den 5 Elefanten 7/20/2011 Documentary Not Rated $9,256 1,167
118 Je suis heureux que ma mre soit vivante 9/2/2011 Drama Not Rated $8,705 1,097
119 Addiction Incorporated 12/14/2011 Documentary PG $6,442 812
120 Elevate 10/21/2011 Documentary PG $5,580 703
121 Sons of Perdition 2/18/2011 Documentary R $5,401 681
122 The Harvest/La Cosecha 7/29/2011 Documentary Not Rated $3,709 467
123 The Sons of Tennessee Williams 10/7/2011 Documentary Not Rated $3,242 408
124 The Weird World of Blowfly 9/16/2011 Documentary Not Rated $3,062 386
125 Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel 12/16/2011 Documentary R $3,050 384
126 Protektor 8/5/2011 Documentary Not Rated $2,968 374
127 Forks Over Knives 5/6/2011 Documentary PG $2,700 340
128 Knuckle 12/9/2011 Documentary R $2,647 333
129 Burke & Hare 9/9/2011 Black Comedy R $1,587 200
Total Gross of All Movies$414,496,628
Total Tickets Sold52,269,371

Note: This chart ranks movies by the amount they earned during 2011. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2011. 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.