At 4/26/13 02:25 PM, ChloBro wrote:
At 4/26/13 03:25 AM, triplenoob wrote:
Planet Earth, An Inconvenient Truth, Fahrenheit 9/11, Justin Bieber : Never Say Never (shamefully), Chimpanzee, Earth... Want me to go on or did you have enough? I can keep rubbing your nose in your own lack of research for a whole paragraph if you want.None of these made hundreds of millions of dollars, which is blockbuster territory.
You originally just said millions, not hundreds of millions. Anyway, I don't really know why they're not as popular as fictional feature films. When it comes to them generally being for niche audiences and not being as cinematic, which others have mentioned, those could be reasons. It may all depend on the doc, though. If a doc like The Imposter got a wide release and got the same amount of advertising as, say, Oblivion, who knows how well it would do? (Of course, it also depends on how well it's advertised.)