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

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire October 28, 2014 at 10:59AM

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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"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," "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 drastically 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 October 27, 2014.

1. The Grand Budapest Hotel (Fox Searchlight) - $59,076,019
2. Chef (Open Road) - $31,424,003
3. Boyhood (IFC Films) - $23,796,520
4. A Most Wanted Man (Roadside) - $17,220,643
5. Begin Again (The Weinstein Company) - $16,170,632
6. America (Lionsgate) - $14,444,502   
7. Belle (Fox Searchlight) - $10,726,630
8. Magic In The Moonlight (Sony Pictures Classics) - $10,491,490
9. St. Vincent (The Weinstein Company) - $8,577,553
10. Bad Words (Focus) - $7,779,614

Boyhood
IFC Films "Boyhood"

11. Cantinflas (Pantelion/Lionsgate) - $6,382,924
12. The Skeleton Twins (Roadside/Lionsgate) - $4,928,054   
13. Snowpiercer (RADiUS-TWC) - $4,563,650
14. The Railway Man (Weinstein Company) - $4,438,438
15. The Lunchbox (Sony Pictures Classics) - $4,235,151
16. Fading Gigolo (Millennium) - $3,769,873
17. Ida (Music Box) - $3,704,612
18. Calvary (Fox Searchlight) - $3,600,006
19. Wish I Was Here (Focus) - $3,591,299
20. What If (CBS Films) - $3,493,000

Ida

21. My Old Lady (Cohen Media) - $3,431,186
22. The Grand Seduction (eOne) - $3,430,018
23. Obvious Child (A24) - $3,123,963 
24. The Trip To Italy (IFC Filmsl) - $2,846,596
25. The Fluffy Movie (Open Road) - $2,827,393
26. The Raid 2 (Sony Pictures Classics) - $2,627,209
27. Under The Skin (A24) - $2,614,251
28. Le Week-End (Music Box) - $2,225,098
29. Kill The Messenger (Focus) - $2,223,563
30. Love is Strange (Sony Pictures Classics) - $2,214,019

This article is related to: Box Office, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Lists, Gloria , Tim's Vermeer





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