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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 Action International - Top Comedy 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 2018 Li hai le, wo de guo $75,020,000 $0 $75,020,000
6 2010 Oceans $67,365,211 $19,422,319 $86,787,530
7 2005 La marche de l'empereur $55,839,136 $77,437,223 $133,276,359
8 1998 Mysteries of Egypt $49,406,714 $40,593,286 $90,000,000
9 2006 Deep Sea 3D $41,778,182 $46,264,738 $88,042,920
10 1998 Everest $40,811,529 $87,178,599 $127,990,128
11 2002 Bowling for Columbine $36,664,469 $21,576,018 $58,240,487
12 2002 Space Station $33,282,126 $93,231,060 $126,513,186
13 2006 An Inconvenient Truth $28,623,754 $24,146,161 $52,769,915
14 2003 Winged Migration $27,445,930 $11,689,053 $39,134,983
15 2007 Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure $26,982,097 $23,746,066 $50,728,163
16 2013 Justin Bieber’s Believe $26,020,215 $6,206,566 $32,226,781
17 2003 Ocean Wonderland $26,000,000 $0 $26,000,000
18 2017 Twenty-Two $25,695,258 $22,222 $25,717,480
19 2011 Pina $20,940,300 $3,520,458 $24,460,758
20 2005 Deep Blue $19,200,000 $132,261 $19,332,261
21 2010 Hubble 3D $15,987,442 $51,953,160 $67,940,602
22 2005 Wild Safari 3D $15,825,520 $16,621,230 $32,446,750
23 2000 Dolphins $15,600,000 $54,000,000 $69,600,000
24 2015 Amy $15,370,314 $8,413,144 $23,783,458
25 2006 Deutschland: Ein Sommermarchen $14,700,000 $0 $14,700,000
26 2012 Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present $14,576,364 $86,637 $14,663,001
27 2003 To Be and To Have $14,572,964 $7,610,471 $22,183,435
28 2016 Kang rinpoche $14,223,729 $28,184 $14,251,913
29 2011 Plastic Planet $13,565,535 $3,164 $13,568,699
30 2017 Nomoohyeonibnida $13,502,122 $0 $13,502,122
31 1999 Extreme $13,500,000 $12,456,958 $25,956,958
32 2014 The Salt of the Earth $13,209,409 $1,343,349 $14,552,758
33 1999 Buena Vista Social Club $12,811,570 $6,997,620 $19,809,190
34 1997 Thrill Ride: The Science of Fun $12,480,529 $18,798,682 $31,279,211
35 2007 Sicko $11,997,324 $24,538,513 $36,535,837
36 2003 Ghosts of the Abyss $11,687,000 $17,093,668 $28,780,668
37 2008 Waltz with Bashir $11,628,440 $2,283,849 $13,912,289
38 2015 Taxi $10,913,886 $321,642 $11,235,528
39 2004 Touching the Void $10,802,927 $4,593,598 $15,396,525
40 2011 Born to be Wild 3D $10,717,727 $25,614,487 $36,332,214
41 2004 Super Size Me $10,704,440 $11,529,368 $22,233,808
42 2009 Under the Sea 3D $10,688,845 $35,672,566 $46,361,411
43 2008 Shine a Light $10,668,612 $5,505,267 $16,173,879
44 2010 Sea Rex 3D: Journey to a Prehistoric World $10,418,621 $6,096,582 $16,515,203
45 2003 Bugs! (IMAX) $10,112,664 $19,084,280 $29,196,944
46 2016 Born in China $10,063,920 $13,873,211 $23,937,131
47 2008 Dolphins and Whales Tribes of the Ocean 3D $9,537,291 $7,714,996 $17,252,287
48 2011 Senna $9,312,217 $1,612,430 $10,924,647
49 2012 Searching for Sugar Man $8,948,401 $3,965,090 $12,913,491
50 1999 Galapagos $8,518,477 $18,571,938 $27,090,415
51 2004 Yves St. Laurent $8,263,004 $97,092 $8,360,096
52 2012 More Than Honey $8,165,747 $78,324 $8,244,071
53 2017 Earth: One Amazing Day $8,134,455 $81,345 $8,215,800
54 2016 The Beatles: Eight Days a Week $7,467,028 $2,934,445 $10,401,473
55 2002 Adrenaline Rush: The Science of Risk $7,036,640 $16,933,791 $23,970,431
56 2017 Sachin $6,630,190 $0 $6,630,190
57 2012 Chimpanzee $5,752,647 $28,965,459 $34,718,106
58 2005 Magnificent Desolation $5,720,770 $34,126,126 $39,846,896
59 2005 Sharks 3D $5,500,000 $8,500,000 $14,000,000
60 1996 Microcosmos $5,400,000 $1,573,842 $6,973,842
61 2002 Pulse: A Stomp Odyssey $5,297,876 $10,086,514 $15,384,390
62 2011 Flying Monsters 3D $5,143,082 $5,751,141 $10,894,223
63 2010 Babies $4,826,496 $7,320,323 $12,146,819
64 2009 Capitalism: A Love Story $4,758,134 $14,363,397 $19,121,531
65 2018 Loro 1 $4,715,560 $0 $4,715,560
66 2012 To the Arctic 3D $4,521,674 $14,517,845 $19,039,519
67 2001 Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure $4,113,837 $15,553,324 $19,667,161
68 2018 Geunal, bada $4,111,464 $0 $4,111,464
69 2011 Cave of Forgotten Dreams $4,064,709 $5,304,920 $9,369,629
70 1994 Hoop Dreams $4,000,000 $7,768,371 $11,768,371
71 2012 Marley $3,906,254 $1,413,480 $5,319,734
72 2010 Exit Through the Gift Shop $3,841,439 $3,291,250 $7,132,689
73 2005 Aliens of the Deep $3,797,000 $8,968,684 $12,765,684
74 2008 Young @ Heart $3,657,066 $3,992,189 $7,649,255
75 2010 Inside Job $3,487,423 $4,311,834 $7,799,257
76 2014 CitizenFour $3,370,674 $2,800,870 $6,171,544
77 2012 Samsara $3,294,258 $2,672,413 $5,966,671
78 2009 The September Issue $3,260,982 $3,820,700 $7,081,682
79 2017 Return to the Wolves $3,090,000 $0 $3,090,000
80 2016 We are X $3,079,606 $45,270 $3,124,876
81 2014 20,000 Days on Earth $3,034,841 $279,558 $3,314,399
82 2008 Man on Wire $2,654,825 $2,962,242 $5,617,067
83 2005 Mondovino $2,596,915 $209,618 $2,806,533
84 2011 African Cats $2,455,000 $15,428,747 $17,883,747
85 2012 The Imposter $2,330,763 $901,954 $3,232,717
86 2004 The Story of the Weeping Camel $2,230,721 $1,751,698 $3,982,419
87 2016 My Scientology Movie $2,192,492 $22,936 $2,215,428
88 2007 Dinosaurs: Giants of Patagonia $2,130,465 $0 $2,130,465
89 2015 Roger Waters the Wall $2,126,962 $0 $2,126,962
90 2008 The Meerkats $2,100,000 $0 $2,100,000
91 2014 Finding Vivian Maier $2,087,424 $1,509,131 $3,596,555
92 2002 Ayurveda: Art of Being $2,050,000 $16,892 $2,066,892
93 1996 When We Were Kings $1,981,488 $2,666,118 $4,647,606
94 2016 Masaryk $1,951,045 $0 $1,951,045
95 2018 Io sono Tempesta $1,924,613 $0 $1,924,613
96 2015 Jag är Ingrid $1,918,401 $138,148 $2,056,549
97 2017 Gongbeom Jadeul $1,870,581 $0 $1,870,581
98 2015 Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck $1,819,988 $140,208 $1,960,196
99 2003 Spellbound $1,729,129 $5,728,581 $7,457,710
100 2003 Lost in La Mancha $1,705,831 $734,514 $2,440,345

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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