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

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire November 25, 2014 at 12:24PM

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. "Chef," "Boyhood," "Belle," "America," "Begin Again," "St. Vincent," "The Skeleton Twins," "Birdman," "A Most Wanted Man," "Ida" and "Snowpiercer" are among the other big winners so far, with some of them still going strong.

The list should evolve considerably into the the year's final months, with a whole lot of indies still to come.

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 November 25, 2014.

1. The Grand Budapest Hotel (Fox Searchlight) - $59,076,019
2. St. Vincent (The Weinstein Company) - $36,507,962
3. Chef (Open Road) - $31,424,003
4. Boyhood (IFC Films) - $23,973,400
5. A Most Wanted Man (Roadside) - $17,237,244
6. Begin Again (The Weinstein Company) - $16,170,632
7. America (Lionsgate) - $14,444,502   
8. Birdman (Fox Searchlight) - $14,405,771
9. Belle (Fox Searchlight) - $10,726,630
10. Magic In The Moonlight (Sony Pictures Classics) - $10,539,326

Boyhood
IFC Films "Boyhood"

11. Bad Words (Focus) - $7,779,614
12. Cantinflas (Pantelion/Lionsgate) - $6,382,924
13. Meet The Mormons (Purdie) - $5,833,665
14. The Skeleton Twins (Roadside/Lionsgate) - $5,244,617   
15. Snowpiercer (RADiUS-TWC) - $4,563,650
16. The Railway Man (Weinstein Company) - $4,438,438
17. The Lunchbox (Sony Pictures Classics) - $4,235,151
18. Dear White People (Roadside Attractions) - $4,068,419
19. My Old Lady (Cohen Media) - $3,871,611
20. Fading Gigolo (Millennium) - $3,769,873

Ida

21. Ida (Music Box) - $3,704,612
22. Calvary (Fox Searchlight) - $3,600,006
23. Wish I Was Here (Focus) - $3,591,299
24. What If (CBS Films) - $3,493,000
25. The Grand Seduction (eOne) - $3,430,018
26. Whiplash (Sony Pictures Classics) - $3,227,000
27. Obvious Child (A24) - $3,123,963 
28. The Trip To Italy (IFC Films) - $2,873,758
29. The Fluffy Movie (Open Road) - $2,827,393
30. The Theory of Everything (Focus) - $2,807,853



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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