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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).

“47 Meters Down”

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 speciality division). It also includes films that screened only as an Academy-qualifier in 2016.

Grosses include all reported grosses up to July 18, 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: $41,136,687

2. “Gifted”
Distributor: Fox Searchlight
Release Date: April 7th
Opening Theater Count: 56
Opening Average: $7,791
Current Gross: $24,702,994

3. “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

“The Zookeeper’s Wife”

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

5. “The Big Sick”
Distributor: Amazon and Lionsgate (acquired at Sundance)
Release Date: June 23rd
Opening Theater Count: 5
Opening Average: $84,315
Current Gross: $15,966,414

6. “It Comes at Night”
Distributor: A24
Release Date: June 11th
Opening Theater Count: 2,533
Opening Average: $2,364
Current Gross: $13,778,239

7. “Megan Leavey”
Distributor: Bleecker Street
Release Date: June 11th
Opening Theater Count: 1,956
Opening Average: $1,948
Current Gross: $12,705,458

8. “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

“Before I Fall”

9. “The Belko Experiment”
Distributor: BH Tilt
Release Date: March 17th
Opening Theater Count: 1,341
Opening Average: $3,085
Current Gross: $10,166,820

10. “The Beguiled”
Distributor: Focus Features
Release Date: June 23rd
Opening Theater Count: 4
Opening Average: $57,323
Current Gross: $9,394,214

11. “The Lost City of Z”
Distributor: Bleecker Street, Amazon
Release Date: April 14th
Opening Theater Count: 4
Opening Average: $27,544
Current Gross: $8,754,339

12. “The Promise”
Distributor: Open Road Films (acquired at TIFF)
Release Date: April 21st
Opening Theater Count: 2,251
Opening Average: $1,820
Current Gross: $8,224,288

13. “I Am Not Your Negro”
Distributor: Magnolia
Release Date: February 3rd
Opening Theater Count: 43
Opening Average: $15,962
Current Gross: $7,123,919

14. “Beatriz at Dinner”
Distributor: Roadside Attractions (acquired at Sundance)
Release Date: June 9th
Opening Theater Count: 5
Opening Average: $28,392
Current Gross: $6,457,859

15. “Lowriders”
Distributor: BH Tilt
Release Date: May 12th
Opening Theater Count: 295
Opening Average: $8,149
Current Gross: $6,179,955

“Wish Upon”

16. “Wish Upon”
Distributor: Broad Green Pictures
Release Date: July 14th
Opening Theater Count: 2,250
Opening Average: $2,430
Current Gross: $5,467,084

17. “Paris Can Wait”
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
Release Date: May 12th
Opening Theater Count: 4
Opening Average: $24,713
Current Gross: $5,300,675

18. “Your Name.”
Distributor: FUNimation
Release Date: April 7th
Opening Theater Count: 290
Opening Average: $5,662
Current Gross: $5,004,629

19. “The Book of Henry”
Distributor: Focus Features
Release Date: June 16th
Opening Theater Count: 579
Opening Average: $1,459
Current Gross: $4,288,104

20. “Sleight”
Distributor: BH Tilt
Release Date: April 28th
Opening Theater Count: 565
Opening Average: $3,012
Current Gross: $3,930,990

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