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Box Office Performance for Based on Real Life Events Movies in 2002

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RankMovieRelease
Date
GenreMPAA
Rating
2002 GrossTickets Sold
1 Space Station 4/19/2002 Documentary Not Rated $30,460,417 5,242,756
2 Frida 10/25/2002 Drama R $21,289,079 3,664,213
3 Martin Lawrence Live: RunTelDat 8/2/2002 Concert/Performance R $19,184,820 3,302,034
4 Bowling for Columbine 10/11/2002 Documentary R $16,030,877 2,759,187
5 Ali 12/25/2001 Drama R $8,716,362 1,500,234
6 Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure 2/9/2001 Documentary Not Rated $6,996,294 1,204,181
7 Antwone Fisher 12/19/2002 Drama PG-13 $6,118,566 1,053,109
8 ESPN's Ultimate X - The Movie 5/10/2002 Documentary PG $4,197,175 722,405
9 Comedian 10/11/2002 Documentary R $2,744,253 472,332
10 Galapagos 10/29/1999 Documentary Not Rated $1,781,616 306,646
11 Standing in the Shadows of Motown 11/15/2002 Documentary PG $1,331,012 229,089
12 Dogtown and Z-Boys 4/26/2002 Documentary PG-13 $1,293,295 222,598
13 24 Hour Party People 8/9/2002 Drama R $1,169,030 201,209
14 Thrill Ride: The Science of Fun 7/11/1997 Documentary G $1,133,288 195,058
15 Evelyn 12/13/2002 Drama PG $1,043,479 179,600
16 Notorious C.H.O. 6/28/2002 Concert/Performance Not Rated $1,033,395 177,864
17 The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition 10/5/2001 Documentary G $1,017,167 175,071
18 The Pianist 12/27/2002 Drama R $1,000,511 172,204
19 Bloody Sunday 10/4/2002 Drama R $760,795 130,945
20 Encounter in the Third Dimension 2/26/1999 Drama Not Rated $538,670 92,714
21 Extreme 3/23/1999 Documentary Not Rated $496,254 85,413
22 Trembling Before G-D 10/26/2001 Documentary Not Rated $482,214 82,997
23 The Trials of Henry Kissinger 9/25/2002 Documentary Not Rated $388,890 66,934
24 Sex with Strangers 2/22/2002 Documentary Not Rated $247,740 42,640
25 Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy 11/30/2001 Documentary R $244,557 42,092
26 Hybrid 5/10/2002 Documentary Not Rated $150,662 25,931
27 N'sync: Bigger than Live 2/9/2001 Concert/Performance Not Rated $119,962 20,647
28 Chop Suey 10/5/2001 Documentary Not Rated $95,185 16,382
29 Island of the Sharks 4/30/1999 Documentary Not Rated $86,247 14,844
30 Biggie and Tupac 9/27/2002 Documentary R $54,834 9,437
31 Les enfants du si├Ęcle 9/13/2002 Drama Not Rated $36,087 6,211
32 Shanghai Ghetto 9/27/2002 Documentary Not Rated $29,115 5,011
33 ABC Africa 5/3/2002 Documentary Not Rated $8,886 1,529
34 Caravaggio 4/16/2002 Drama Not Rated $3,151 542
Total Gross of All Movies$130,283,885
Total Tickets Sold22,424,059

Note: This chart ranks movies by the amount they earned during 2002. It includes movies released in previous years that earned money during 2002. 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.

Inflation-adjusted figures are based ticket sale estimates, and may not be precise due to rounding errors.

Our Theatrical Market pages are based on the Domestic Theatrical Market performance only. The Domestic Market is defined as the North American movie territory (consisting of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam).

The yearly amounts on our Theatrical Market pages are based on box office years. Each box office year starts on the first Monday of the year, so the previous year ends on the Sunday before the first Monday. For example, the "2017 box office year" started on January 2, 2017 so the "2016 box office year" ended on Sunday, January 1, 2017.

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