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The 20 Highest Grossing Indies of 2017 (A Running List)

Refreshed weekly, here's a chart of 2017's twenty highest-grossing specialty films (so far).

“The Big Sick”

Please note: The below list only includes domestic (U.S. and Canada only, unless otherwise indicated) grosses for specialty films — indie, foreign (including Bollywood films that open in limited release), and/or documentary — that opened in limited release (599 screens and under) in 2017 and/or were acquired or produced for 2017 distribution by an independent distributor or a studio (or its specialty division).

Grosses include all reported grosses up to November 14, 2017. This chart is updated every Tuesday afternoon. (Last year’s list can be found here.)

1. “47 Meters Down”
Distributor: Entertainment Studios (acquired from Dimension Films)
Release Date: June 16th
Opening Theater Count: 2,270
Opening Average: $4,936
Current Gross: $44,307,192

2. “The Big Sick”
Distributor: Amazon and Lionsgate (acquired at Sundance)
Release Date: June 23rd
Opening Theater Count: 5
Opening Average: $84,315
Current Gross: $42,873,127

3. “A Bad Moms Christmas”
Distributor: STX
Release Date: November 1
Opening Theater Count: 3,615
Opening Average: $4,636
Current Gross: $58,898,884

4. “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets”
Distributor: STX (produced by EuropaCorp)
Release Date: July 21st
Opening Theater Count: 3,553
Opening Average: $4,787
Current Gross: $40,479,370

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“Wind River”

5. “Wind River”
Distributor: The Weinstein Company
Release Date: August 4th
Opening Theater Count: 4
Opening Average: $40,390
Current Gross: $33,758,257

6. “The Foreigner” 
Distributor: STX
Release Date: October 13th
Opening Theater Count: 2,515
Opening Average: $5,214
Current Gross: $33,554,883

7. “Kidnap”
Distributor: Avrion (acquired at Cannes market)
Release Date: August 4th
Opening Theater Count: 2,378
Opening Average: $4,212
Current Gross: $30,716,642

8. “Logan Lucky”
Distributor: Bleecker Street
Release Date: August 18th
Opening Theater Count: 3,031
Opening Average: $2,507
Current Gross: $27,780,977


9. “Gifted”
Distributor: Fox Searchlight
Release Date: April 7th
Opening Theater Count: 56
Opening Average: $7,791
Current Gross: $24,801,212

10. “Leap!”
Distributor: Weinstein Company
Release Date: August 25th
Opening Theater Count: 2,575
Opening Average: $1,837
Current Gross: $21,741,474

11. “Victoria and Abdul”
Distributor: Focus Features
Release Date: September 22nd
Opening Theater Count: 4
Opening Average: $39,711
Current Gross: $21,216,825

12. “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion”
Distributor: Great India Films
Release Date: April 28th
Opening Theater Count: 425
Opening Average: $24,364
Current Gross: $20,186,659



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13. “The Zookeeper’s Wife”
Distributor: Focus Features
Release Date: March 31st
Opening Theater Count: 541
Opening Average: $6,079
Current Gross: $17,445,186

14. “Detroit”
Distributor: Annapurna Pictures
Release Date: July 28th
Opening Theater Count: 20
Opening Average: $17,510
Current Gross: $16,790,139

15.“Wish Upon”
Distributor: Broad Green Pictures
Release Date: July 14th
Opening Theater Count: 2,250
Opening Average: $2,430
Current Gross: $14,301,001

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“It Comes At Night”

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16. “It Comes at Night”
Distributor: A24
Release Date: June 11th
Opening Theater Count: 2,533
Opening Average: $2,364
Current Gross: $13,985,117

17. “Megan Leavey”
Distributor: Bleecker Street
Release Date: June 11th
Opening Theater Count: 1,956
Opening Average: $1,948
Current Gross: $13,406,883

18. “Battle of the Sexes”
Distributor: Fox Searchlight
Release Date: September 22nd
Opening Theater Count: 21
Opening Average: $24,545
Current Gross: $12,492,482

“Battle of the Sexes”

19. “Before I Fall”
Distributor: Open Road Films
Release Date: March 3rd
Opening Theater Count: 2,346
Opening Average: $1,999
Current Gross: $12,241,122

20. “The Beguiled”
Distributor: Focus Features
Release Date: June 23rd
Opening Theater Count: 4
Opening Average: $57,323
Current Gross: $10,576,669

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