Top ten documentary films, in numbers of paying viewers


This video from the USA is called Michael Moore – Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004) – Trailer.

From Documentaries.about.com; with different URL’s etc. there:

Documentary is finding a bigger and broader audience than ever before.

Seven of the top ten highest grossing documentaries were released in the past three years.

Of course, money isn’t everything…

1) Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
$119.2 Million – Michael Moore …

2) March of the Penguins (2005) …

[See on penguins also here.]

3) Bowling for Columbine (2002)
$21.6 Million – Michael Moore …

4) An Inconvenient Truth (2006)
$15.04 Million (through 7/9/2006)- A concert film based on Vice President Al Gore‘s touring global warming powerpoint presentation might sound like an unlikely box office draw, but it does just about live up to its billing as “the most terrifying film you’ll ever see.”

5) Madonna: Truth or Dare (1991) …

6) Winged Migration (2003) …

7) Super Size Me (2004)
$11.5 Million – Morgan Spurlock’s documentary critiques the fast food industry while the director himself conducts a health-defying act of dietary destruction by eating only Mcfood for 30 days.

8) Mad Hot Ballroom (2005) …

9) Hoop Dreams (1994)
$7.8 Million – Acclaimed documentary on inner city youth and their unrealistic dreams of escaping poverty through basketball superstardom.

10) Tupac: Resurrection (2003)
$7.7 Million – A look at the too-short life of Tupac Shakur through home movies, photographs and more.

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