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The 25 Highest Grossing Indies of 2014 (A Running List)

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire July 28, 2014 at 3:25PM

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

Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" easily 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 and counting. "Chef," "Belle," "America," "Begin Again," "Boyhood," "Ida" and "Snowpiercer" are among the other big winners so far, with some of them still going strong.

The list should evolve drastically into the the year's second half, with a much more aggressive specialty release schedule in place.

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 July 28, 2014.


1. The Grand Budapest Hotel (Fox Searchlight) - $59,000,057
2. Chef (Open Road) - $27,262,537
3. America (Lionsgate) - $13,242,504
4. Begin Again (The Weinstein Company) - $12,308,000
5. Belle (Fox Searchlight) - $10,521,819
6. Bad Words (Focus) - $7,779,614
7. The Railway Man (Weinstein Company) - $4,438,438
8. The Lunchbox (Sony Pictures Classics) - $4,202,632
9. Boyhood (IFC Films) - $4,162,681
10. Snowpiercer (RADiUS-TWC) - $3,904,458
11. Fading Gigolo (Millennium) - $3,769,873
12. Ida (Music Box) - $3,478,255   
13. The Grand Seduction (eOne) - $3,099,239
14. Obvious Child (A24) - $2,789,700
15. A Most Wanted Man (Roadside) - $2,686,526   
16. The Raid 2 (Sony Pictures Classics) - $2,627,209
17. Under The Skin (A24) - $2,585,817     
18. 2014 Oscar Nominated Short Films (Shorts International) - $2,357,890
19. Le Week-end (Music Box) - $2,238,174
20. Words and Pictures (Roadside Attractions) - $2,112,289       
21. Gloria (Roadside Attractions) - $2,107,925
22. The Immigrant (The Weinstein Company) - $2,025,328
23. Wish I Was Here (Focus) - $1,835,000
24. Only Lovers Left Alive (Sony Pictures Classics) - $1,826,788
25. Tim's Vermeer (Sony Pictures Classics) - $1,671,377


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