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

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire September 22, 2014 at 10:58PM

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" 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 September 22, 2014.

1. The Grand Budapest Hotel (Fox Searchlight) - $59,076,019
2. Chef (Open Road) - $31,424,003
3. Boyhood (IFC Films) - $22,572,321
4. A Most Wanted Man (Roadside) - $16,920,905
5. Begin Again (The Weinstein Company) - $16,123,533
6. America (Lionsgate) - $14,444,502   
7. Belle (Fox Searchlight) - $10,726,630
8. Magic In The Moonlight (Sony Pictures Classics) - $10,183,255
9. Bad Words (Focus) - $7,779,614
10. Cantinflas (Pantelion/Lionsgate) - $6,081,754
11. Snowpiercer (RADiUS-TWC) - $4,543,248
12. The Railway Man (Weinstein Company) - $4,438,438
13. The Lunchbox (Sony Pictures Classics) - $4,235,151
14. Fading Gigolo (Millennium) - $3,769,873
15. Ida (Music Box) - $3,698,434  
16. Wish I Was Here (Focus) - $3,591,299
17. What If (CBS Films) - $3,493,000
18. Calvary (Fox Searchlight) - $3,486,907
19. The Grand Seduction (eOne) - $3,430,018
20. Obvious Child (A24) - $3,112,457
21. The Fluffy Movie (Open Road) - $2,827,393
22. The Raid 2 (Sony Pictures Classics) - $2,627,209
23. Under The Skin (A24) - $2,614,251
24. 2014 Oscar Nominated Short Films (Shorts International) - $2,357,890
25. Le Week-end (Music Box) - $2,225,098



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