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The 25 Highest Grossing Documentaries of All Time

The 25 Highest Grossing Documentaries of All Time

Werner Herzog’s “Cave of Forgotten Dreams” is likely just a few days away from joining the club….

1 Fahrenheit 9/11 $119,194,771
2 March of the Penguins $77,437,223
3 Justin Bieber: Never Say Never $73,013,910
4 Earth $32,011,576
5 Sicko $24,540,079
6 An Inconvenient Truth $24,146,161
7 Bowling for Columbine $21,576,018
8 Oceans $19,422,319
9 African Cats $15,040,977
10 Madonna: Truth or Dare $15,012,935
11 Capitalism: A Love Story $14,363,397
12 Religulous $13,011,160
13 Winged Migration $11,689,053
14 Super Size Me $11,536,423
15 Mad Hot Ballroom $8,117,961
16 Hoop Dreams $7,830,611
17 Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed $7,720,487
18 Tupac: Resurrection $7,718,961
19 Babies $7,320,323
20 Roger and Me $6,706,368
21 Waiting for “Superman” $6,417,135
22 The Aristocrats $6,377,4615
23 Spellbound (2003) $5,728,581
24 Shine a Light $5,505,267
25 Touching the Void $4,593,598
26 Cave of Forgotten Dreams $4,437,000

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