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Box Office Performance for Factual Movies in 2010

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RankMovieRelease
Date
GenreMPAA
Rating
2010 GrossTickets Sold
1 Jackass 3D 10/15/2010 Comedy R $117,109,417 14,842,765
2 Hubble 3D 3/19/2010 Documentary G $20,149,829 2,553,843
3 Oceans 4/22/2010 Documentary G $19,422,319 2,461,637
4 Babies 5/7/2010 Documentary PG $7,320,323 927,797
5 Waiting for Superman 9/24/2010 Documentary PG $6,417,135 813,325
6 Under the Sea 3D 2/13/2009 Documentary G $5,857,442 742,388
7 The Wildest Dream 4/30/2010 Documentary PG $4,896,296 620,569
8 Inside Job 10/8/2010 Documentary PG-13 $3,452,017 437,517
9 Exit Through the Gift Shop 4/16/2010 Documentary R $3,291,250 417,141
10 Catfish 9/17/2010 Documentary PG-13 $3,237,343 410,310
11 Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work 6/11/2010 Documentary R $2,930,687 371,443
12 Magnificent Desolation 9/23/2005 Documentary Not Rated $2,504,085 317,374
13 U2 3D 2/15/2008 Concert/Performance G $2,054,521 260,395
14 Space Station 4/19/2002 Documentary Not Rated $1,931,542 244,808
15 Deep Sea 3D 3/3/2006 Documentary G $1,379,500 174,841
16 Restrepo 6/25/2010 Documentary R $1,330,894 168,681
17 The Tillman Story 8/20/2010 Documentary R $798,940 101,259
18 Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure 10/5/2007 Documentary Not Rated $781,527 99,052
19 Racing Dreams 5/21/2010 Documentary PG $615,028 77,950
20 Elvis on Tour 7/29/2010 Concert/Performance G $587,818 74,502
21 The Art of the Steal 2/26/2010 Documentary PG $544,890 69,060
22 Phish 3D 4/16/2010 Concert/Performance Not Rated $485,913 61,585
23 Dolphins and Whales Tribes of the Ocean 3D 2/15/2008 Documentary Not Rated $458,309 58,087
24 The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers 1/29/2010 Documentary Not Rated $453,650 57,496
25 I Want Your Money 10/15/2010 Documentary PG $433,588 54,954
26 I'm Still Here 9/10/2010 Documentary R $408,983 51,835
27 Last Train Home 9/3/2010 Documentary Not Rated $288,328 36,543
28 Countdown to Zero 7/23/2010 Documentary PG $272,040 34,479
29 Breath Made Visible 4/2/2010 Documentary Not Rated $267,281 33,875
30 Kings of Pastry 9/15/2010 Documentary Not Rated $264,482 33,521
31 Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child 7/21/2010 Documentary Not Rated $256,242 32,476
32 When You're Strange: A Film About The Doors 4/9/2010 Documentary R $246,078 31,188
33 Sweetgrass 1/6/2010 Documentary Not Rated $207,473 26,295
34 South of the Border 6/25/2010 Documentary Not Rated $198,600 25,171
35 Winnebago Man 7/9/2010 Documentary Not Rated $181,039 22,945
36 Casino Jack and the United States of Money 5/7/2010 Documentary R $176,865 22,416
37 Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer 11/5/2010 Documentary R $170,829 21,651
38 Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould 9/10/2010 Documentary Not Rated $162,122 20,547
39 La Danse 11/4/2009 Documentary Not Rated $149,561 18,955
40 Stonewall Uprising 6/16/2010 Documentary Not Rated $128,203 16,248
41 Galapagos 10/29/1999 Documentary Not Rated $113,853 14,430
42 Waste Land 10/29/2010 Documentary Not Rated $102,454 12,985
43 Freakonomics 10/1/2010 Documentary PG-13 $101,270 12,835
44 8: The Mormon Proposition 6/18/2010 Documentary R $100,280 12,709
45 Until the Light Takes Us 11/20/2009 Documentary Not Rated $84,156 10,666
46 Waking Sleeping Beauty 3/26/2010 Documentary PG $80,741 10,233
47 Living in Emergency 6/4/2010 Documentary Not Rated $69,047 8,751
48 Budrus 10/8/2010 Documentary Not Rated $68,353 8,663
49 2012: Time for Change 4/9/2010 Documentary Not Rated $68,339 8,661
50 Dancing Across Borders 3/26/2010 Documentary Not Rated $66,166 8,386
51 Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage 6/4/2010 Documentary Not Rated $63,696 8,073
52 Marwencol 10/8/2010 Documentary Not Rated $63,292 8,021
53 Cool It 11/12/2010 Documentary PG $62,713 7,948
54 The Nature of Existence 6/18/2010 Documentary Not Rated $54,645 6,925
55 Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields 10/27/2010 Documentary Not Rated $54,152 6,863
56 Enemies of the People 7/30/2010 Documentary Not Rated $46,463 5,888
57 Cropsey 6/4/2010 Documentary Not Rated $42,392 5,372
58 The Oath 5/7/2010 Documentary Not Rated $42,273 5,357
59 Queen of the Sun 9/17/2010 Documentary Not Rated $41,895 5,309
60 The Legend of Pale Male 11/24/2010 Documentary Not Rated $38,083 4,826
61 Boxing Gym 10/22/2010 Documentary Not Rated $36,812 4,665
62 Bhutto 12/3/2010 Documentary Not Rated $34,963 4,431
63 The Yes Men Fix the World 10/7/2009 Documentary Not Rated $34,136 4,326
64 Ahead of Time 9/10/2010 Documentary Not Rated $33,024 4,185
65 William S. Burroughs: A Man Within 11/17/2010 Documentary Not Rated $32,608 4,132
66 Who is Harry Nilsson (and Why is Everybody Talkin' About Him)? 9/10/2010 Documentary Not Rated $30,975 3,925
67 GasLand 9/15/2010 Documentary Not Rated $30,846 3,909
68 Deux de la vague 5/19/2010 Documentary Not Rated $28,808 3,651
69 Visual Acoustics 10/9/2009 Documentary Not Rated $27,565 3,493
70 The Human Experience 4/9/2010 Documentary PG-13 $27,170 3,443
71 October Country 2/12/2010 Documentary Not Rated $26,185 3,318
72 Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno 7/16/2010 Documentary Not Rated $24,328 3,083
73 Behind the Burly Q 4/23/2010 Documentary Not Rated $23,889 3,027
74 Saint Misbehavin’: The Wavy Gravy Movie 12/3/2010 Documentary Not Rated $23,887 3,027
75 Smash His Camera 7/30/2010 Documentary PG-13 $23,671 3,000
76 The Other City 9/17/2010 Documentary Not Rated $22,539 2,856
77 And Everything is Going Fine 12/10/2010 Documentary Not Rated $22,080 2,798
78 Raw Faith 5/28/2010 Documentary Not Rated $20,956 2,656
79 Double Take 6/2/2010 Documentary Not Rated $20,218 2,562
80 Neshoba: The Price of Freedom 8/13/2010 Documentary Not Rated $19,245 2,439
81 The Horse Boy 9/11/2009 Documentary Not Rated $19,117 2,422
82 Off and Running 1/29/2010 Documentary Not Rated $18,262 2,314
83 Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo 5/12/2010 Documentary Not Rated $15,930 2,019
84 The End of Poverty? 11/13/2009 Documentary Not Rated $15,444 1,957
85 The Kids Grow Up 10/29/2010 Documentary Not Rated $12,095 1,532
86 After the Cup: Sons of Sakhnin United 5/21/2010 Documentary Not Rated $12,085 1,531
87 Picture Me: A Model's Diary 9/17/2010 Documentary Not Rated $12,008 1,521
88 Good Hair 10/9/2009 Documentary PG-13 $11,053 1,400
89 The Two Escobars 8/27/2010 Documentary Not Rated $10,942 1,386
90 GhettoPhysics: Will the Real Pimps and Ho's Please Stand Up? 10/8/2010 Documentary R $10,229 1,296
91 The Cove 7/31/2009 Documentary PG-13 $7,934 1,005
92 Mugabe and the White African 7/23/2010 Documentary Not Rated $7,924 1,004
93 The Thorn in the Heart 4/2/2010 Documentary Not Rated $7,376 934
94 Youssou N'Dour: I Bring What I Love 6/12/2009 Documentary Not Rated $7,296 924
95 Only When I Dance 7/2/2010 Documentary Not Rated $7,150 906
96 Crude 9/9/2009 Documentary Not Rated $6,878 871
97 The Cartel 4/16/2010 Documentary Not Rated $6,569 832
98 Brutal Beauty: Tales of the Rose City Rollers 1/8/2010 Documentary Not Rated $6,280 795
99 Phyllis and Harold 2/19/2010 Documentary Not Rated $5,992 759
100 Nenette 12/22/2010 Documentary Not Rated $5,450 690
101 Whiz Kids 6/4/2010 Documentary Not Rated $5,427 687
102 American Grindhouse 6/18/2010 Documentary Not Rated $3,598 456
103 Det rode kapel 12/29/2010 Documentary Not Rated $3,539 448
104 The September Issue 8/28/2009 Documentary PG-13 $3,169 401
105 Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo 9/17/2010 Documentary Not Rated $2,198 278
106 Fallen Idol: The Yuri Gagarin Conspiracy 10/2/2009 Documentary Not Rated $2,126 269
107 Nobody's Perfect 4/16/2010 Documentary Not Rated $2,122 268
108 A Mother's Courage: Talking Back to Autism 9/24/2010 Documentary Not Rated $1,916 242
109 45365 2/26/2010 Documentary Not Rated $1,909 241
110 Carbon Nation 5/7/2010 Documentary Not Rated $1,470 186
111 Convention 6/4/2010 Not Rated $1,220 154
112 Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg 7/10/2009 Documentary Not Rated $961 121
113 The Wonder of it All 7/17/2009 Documentary Not Rated $355 44
Total Gross of All Movies$213,966,581
Total Tickets Sold27,118,644

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.

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

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