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The 20 Highest Grossing Indies of 2018 (A Running List)

Refreshed weekly, here's a chart of 2018's twenty highest-grossing specialty films.

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The below list only includes domestic (U.S. and Canada only, unless otherwise indicated) grosses for specialty films — which we define to include independent, foreign (including Bollywood films), and/or documentary films — that opened in limited release (599 screens and under) in 2018 AND/OR were acquired or produced for 2018 distribution by an independent distributor (including STX Films, Annapurna, A24, Entertainment Studios, Amazon, Netflix, Aviron, and Bleecker Street) or a studio or its specialty division (including Fox Searchlight, Sony Pictures Classics, and Focus Features).

When provided, this list also includes budgets for each film. Last year’s list can be found here.

Grosses include all reported grosses (via BoxOfficeMojo) up to January 16, 2018. This chart is updated every Tuesday afternoon.

1. “Goldbuster”
Distributor: Well Go USA
Budget (if reported): NA
Release Date: January 5
Opening Theater Count: 24
Opening Average: $3,299
Current Gross: $146,219

2. “Namiya”
Distributor: China Lion
Budget (if reported): NA
Release Date: January 5
Opening Theater Count: 21
Opening Average: $1,885
Current Gross: $54,499

3. “Parchi”
Distributor: Atlas Distribution
Budget (if reported): NA
Release Date: January 12
Opening Theater Count: 39
Opening Average: $883
Current Gross: $34,437

4. “The Insult”
Distributor: Cohen Media Group
Budget (if reported): NA
Release Date: January 12
Opening Theater Count: 3
Opening Average: $8,200
Current Gross: $24,600

5. “In Between”
Distributor: Film Movement
Budget (if reported): NA
Release Date: January 5
Opening Theater Count: 2
Opening Average: $2,944
Current Gross: $16,866

6. “Django”
Distributor: Under the Milky Way
Budget (if reported): NA
Release Date: January 5
Opening Theater Count: 4
Opening Average: $2,931
Current Gross: $13,840

7. “Freak Show”
Distributor: IFC Films
Budget (if reported): NA
Release Date: January 12
Opening Theater Count: 1
Opening Average: $6,024
Current Gross: $6,024

8. “Vazante”
Distributor: Music Box Films
Budget (if reported): NA
Release Date: January 12
Opening Theater Count: 1
Opening Average: $3,489
Current Gross: $3,489

9. “In the Land of the Pomegranates”
Distributor: First Run
Budget (if reported): NA
Release Date: January 5
Opening Theater Count: 1
Opening Average: $3,072
Current Gross: $3,072

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