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All Time International Box Office for Documentary Movies


See also: Top Documentary Domestic - Top Documentary Worldwide

Other International Genres records: Top Adventure International - Top Comedy International - Top Action International - Top Drama International - Top Thriller/Suspense International - Top Horror International - Top Romantic Comedy International - Top Musical International

This chart contains the top 100 Documentary movies based on the cumulative international box office.

See our Documentary Theatrical Market Charts for more overviews regarding the domestic theatrical box office performance of Documentary movies.

Rank Released Movie International
Box Office
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
1 1984 Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets $186,200,000 $52,800,000 $239,000,000
2 2009 Michael Jackson's This Is It $180,000,000 $72,091,016 $252,091,016
3 2004 Fahrenheit 9/11 $102,034,442 $119,114,517 $221,148,959
4 2009 Earth $84,761,741 $32,011,576 $116,773,317
5 2010 Oceans $67,365,211 $19,422,319 $86,787,530
6 2005 La marche de l'empereur $55,839,136 $77,437,223 $133,276,359
7 1998 Mysteries of Egypt $49,406,714 $40,593,286 $90,000,000
8 2006 Deep Sea 3D $41,778,182 $46,233,398 $88,011,580
9 1998 Everest $40,811,529 $87,178,599 $127,990,128
10 2002 Bowling for Columbine $36,664,469 $21,576,018 $58,240,487
11 2002 Space Station $33,282,126 $93,231,060 $126,513,186
12 2006 An Inconvenient Truth $28,623,754 $24,146,161 $52,769,915
13 2003 Winged Migration $27,445,930 $11,689,053 $39,134,983
14 2007 Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure $26,982,097 $23,746,066 $50,728,163
15 2013 Justin Bieber’s Believe $26,020,215 $6,206,566 $32,226,781
16 2003 Ocean Wonderland $26,000,000 $0 $26,000,000
17 2017 Twenty-Two $25,695,258 $22,222 $25,717,480
18 2011 Pina $20,940,300 $3,520,458 $24,460,758
19 2005 Deep Blue $19,200,000 $132,261 $19,332,261
20 2010 Hubble 3D $15,987,442 $51,933,456 $67,920,898
21 2005 Wild Safari 3D $15,825,520 $16,621,230 $32,446,750
22 2000 Dolphins $15,600,000 $54,000,000 $69,600,000
23 2015 Amy $15,370,314 $8,413,144 $23,783,458
24 2006 Deutschland: Ein Sommermarchen $14,700,000 $0 $14,700,000
25 2012 Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present $14,576,364 $86,637 $14,663,001
26 2003 To Be and To Have $14,572,964 $7,610,471 $22,183,435
27 2016 Kang rinpoche $14,223,729 $28,184 $14,251,913
28 2011 Plastic Planet $13,565,535 $3,164 $13,568,699
29 1999 Extreme $13,500,000 $12,456,958 $25,956,958
30 1999 Buena Vista Social Club $12,811,570 $6,997,620 $19,809,190
31 2017 Nomoohyeonibnida $12,759,102 $0 $12,759,102
32 1997 Thrill Ride: The Science of Fun $12,480,529 $18,798,682 $31,279,211
33 2007 Sicko $11,997,324 $24,538,513 $36,535,837
34 2003 Ghosts of the Abyss $11,687,000 $17,093,668 $28,780,668
35 2008 Waltz with Bashir $11,628,440 $2,283,849 $13,912,289
36 2009 Under the Sea 3D $10,963,748 $35,655,551 $46,619,299
37 2015 Taxi $10,913,886 $321,642 $11,235,528
38 2004 Touching the Void $10,802,927 $4,593,598 $15,396,525
39 2001 Born to be Wild 3D $10,717,727 $25,601,026 $36,318,753
40 2004 Super Size Me $10,704,440 $11,529,368 $22,233,808
41 2008 Shine a Light $10,668,612 $5,505,267 $16,173,879
42 2010 Sea Rex 3D: Journey to a Prehistoric World $10,418,621 $6,096,582 $16,515,203
43 2003 Bugs! $10,112,664 $19,084,280 $29,196,944
44 2016 Born in China $10,063,920 $13,873,211 $23,937,131
45 2008 Dolphins and Whales Tribes of the Ocean 3D $9,537,291 $7,714,996 $17,252,287
46 2011 Senna $9,312,217 $1,612,430 $10,924,647
47 2012 Searching for Sugar Man $8,948,401 $3,965,090 $12,913,491
48 1999 Galapagos $8,518,807 $18,571,938 $27,090,745
49 2004 Yves St. Laurent $8,263,004 $97,092 $8,360,096
50 2012 More Than Honey $8,165,747 $78,324 $8,244,071
51 2016 The Beatles: Eight Days a Week $7,604,350 $2,934,445 $10,538,795
52 2002 Adrenaline Rush: The Science of Risk $7,036,640 $16,933,791 $23,970,431
53 2017 Earth: One Amazing Day $6,668,642 $81,345 $6,749,987
54 2017 Sachin $6,630,190 $0 $6,630,190
55 2012 Chimpanzee $5,752,647 $28,965,459 $34,718,106
56 2005 Magnificent Desolation $5,720,770 $34,126,126 $39,846,896
57 2005 Sharks 3D $5,500,000 $8,500,000 $14,000,000
58 1996 Microcosmos $5,400,000 $1,573,842 $6,973,842
59 2002 Pulse: A Stomp Odyssey $5,297,876 $10,086,514 $15,384,390
60 2011 Flying Monsters 3D $5,143,082 $5,751,141 $10,894,223
61 2010 Babies $4,826,496 $7,320,323 $12,146,819
62 2009 Capitalism: A Love Story $4,758,134 $14,363,397 $19,121,531
63 2012 To the Arctic 3D $4,521,674 $14,517,845 $19,039,519
64 2001 Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure $4,113,837 $15,553,324 $19,667,161
65 2011 Cave of Forgotten Dreams $4,064,709 $5,304,920 $9,369,629
66 1994 Hoop Dreams $4,000,000 $7,768,371 $11,768,371
67 2012 Marley $3,906,254 $1,413,480 $5,319,734
68 2010 Exit Through the Gift Shop $3,841,439 $3,291,250 $7,132,689
69 2005 Aliens of the Deep $3,797,000 $8,968,684 $12,765,684
70 2008 Young @ Heart $3,657,066 $3,992,189 $7,649,255
71 2010 Inside Job $3,487,423 $4,311,834 $7,799,257
72 2014 CitizenFour $3,370,674 $2,800,870 $6,171,544
73 2012 Samsara $3,294,258 $2,672,413 $5,966,671
74 2009 The September Issue $3,260,982 $3,820,700 $7,081,682
75 2017 Return to the Wolves $3,090,000 $0 $3,090,000
76 2016 We are X $3,075,433 $45,270 $3,120,703
77 2014 20,000 Days on Earth $3,034,841 $279,558 $3,314,399
78 2014 The Salt of the Earth $2,852,734 $1,343,349 $4,196,083
79 2008 Man on Wire $2,654,825 $2,962,242 $5,617,067
80 2005 Mondovino $2,596,915 $209,618 $2,806,533
81 2011 African Cats $2,455,000 $15,428,747 $17,883,747
82 2012 The Imposter $2,330,763 $901,954 $3,232,717
83 2004 The Story of the Weeping Camel $2,230,721 $1,751,698 $3,982,419
84 2016 My Scientology Movie $2,192,492 $22,936 $2,215,428
85 2007 Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia $2,130,465 $0 $2,130,465
86 2015 Roger Waters the Wall $2,126,962 $0 $2,126,962
87 2008 The Meerkats $2,100,000 $0 $2,100,000
88 2014 Finding Vivian Maier $2,088,253 $1,509,131 $3,597,384
89 2002 Ayurveda: Art of Being $2,050,000 $16,892 $2,066,892
90 1996 When We Were Kings $1,981,488 $2,666,118 $4,647,606
91 2016 Masaryk $1,951,045 $0 $1,951,045
92 2015 Jag är Ingrid $1,918,401 $138,148 $2,056,549
93 2017 Gongbeom Jadeul $1,870,581 $0 $1,870,581
94 2015 Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck $1,819,988 $140,208 $1,960,196
95 2003 Spellbound $1,729,129 $5,728,581 $7,457,710
96 2003 Lost in La Mancha $1,705,831 $734,514 $2,440,345
97 2015 He Named Me Malala $1,665,280 $2,668,936 $4,334,216
98 2013 Jerusalem $1,661,254 $8,020,721 $9,681,975
99 2009 Home $1,620,056 $0 $1,620,056
100 1999 The Source $1,594,465 $362,357 $1,956,822

The International Market is defined as all territories excluding the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam.

This table is updated daily to reflect the latest studio reports.

Note: This chart is not adjusted for inflation.

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