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The 30 Highest Grossing Indies of 2014 (A Running List)

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire December 15, 2014 at 11:03PM

Here's a chart of 2014's thirty highest grossing films (so far) tracked by Indiewire's box office charts.
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"The Grand Budapest Hotel"
Fox Searchlight "The Grand Budapest Hotel"

Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" tops the below list  of 2014's biggest indies, box office wise (and is now Anderson's highest grossing film ever), with nearly $60 million. "St. Vincent," "Chef," "Boyhood," and "Birdman" make up the rest of the quintet of indie films that has passed the $20 million mark in 2014.

Note this list only includes North American grosses for specialty films -- indie, foreign and/or documentary -- that opened in limited release (initially under 500 screens) in 2014 and were released by an independent distributor or a studio specialty division. It also includes films that screened only as an Academy-qualifier in 2013 ("Tim's Vermeer,"  etc). Grosses as of December 15, 2014.

1. The Grand Budapest Hotel (Fox Searchlight) - $59,076,019
2. St. Vincent (The Weinstein Company) - $41,877,049
3. Chef (Open Road) - $31,424,003
4. Boyhood (IFC Films) - $24,089,600
5. Birdman (Fox Searchlight) - $20,778,965
6. A Most Wanted Man (Roadside) - $17,237,244
7. The Theory of Everything (Focus) - $17,089,434
8. Begin Again (The Weinstein Company) - $16,170,632
9. America (Lionsgate) - $14,444,502   
10. Belle (Fox Searchlight) - $10,726,630

Boyhood
IFC Films "Boyhood"

11. Magic In The Moonlight (Sony Pictures Classics) - $10,539,326
12. Bad Words (Focus) - $7,779,614
13. Cantinflas (Pantelion/Lionsgate) - $6,382,924
14. Meet The Mormons (Purdie) - $5,883,132
15. The Skeleton Twins (Roadside/Lionsgate) - $5,279,678
16. Whiplash (Sony Pictures Classics) - $4,775,000
17. Snowpiercer (RADiUS-TWC) - $4,563,650
18. The Railway Man (Weinstein Company) - $4,438,438
19. Dear White People (Roadside Attractions) - $4,327,802
20. The Lunchbox (Sony Pictures Classics) - $4,235,151

Ida

21. My Old Lady (Cohen Media) - $3,962,540
22. Fading Gigolo (Millennium) - $3,769,873
23. Ida (Music Box) - $3,702,612
24. Calvary (Fox Searchlight) - $3,600,006
25. Wish I Was Here (Focus) - $3,591,299
26. What If (CBS Films) - $3,493,000
27. The Grand Seduction (eOne) - $3,430,018
28. Obvious Child (A24) - $3,123,963
29. Rosewater (Open Road) - $3,040,662
30. The Trip To Italy (IFC Films) - $2,873,758

This article is related to: Box Office, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Lists, St. Vincent, Boyhood, A Most Wanted Man, Birdman, Begin Again, Chef, Belle







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