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

Photo of Peter Knegt By Peter Knegt | Indiewire October 21, 2014 at 11:28AM

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," "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 20, 2014.

1. The Grand Budapest Hotel (Fox Searchlight) - $59,076,019
2. Chef (Open Road) - $31,424,003
3. Boyhood (IFC Films) - $23,721,469
4. A Most Wanted Man (Roadside) - $17,198,888
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) - $10,472,292
9. Bad Words (Focus) - $7,779,614
10. Cantinflas (Pantelion/Lionsgate) - $6,382,924

Boyhood
IFC Films "Boyhood"

11. The Skeleton Twins (Roadside/Lionsgate) - $4,702,023   
12. Snowpiercer (RADiUS-TWC) - $4,563,029
13. The Railway Man (Weinstein Company) - $4,438,438
14. The Lunchbox (Sony Pictures Classics) - $4,235,151
15. Fading Gigolo (Millennium) - $3,769,873
16. Ida (Music Box) - $3,704,612
17. Calvary (Fox Searchlight) - $3,600,006
18. Wish I Was Here (Focus) - $3,591,299
19. What If (CBS Films) - $3,493,000
20. The Grand Seduction (eOne) - $3,430,018
21. My Old Lady (Cohen Media) - $3,183,703
22. Obvious Child (A24) - $3,123,963   
23. The Fluffy Movie (Open Road) - $2,827,393
24. The Trip To Italy (IFC Filmsl) - $2,808,346   
25. The Raid 2 (Sony Pictures Classics) - $2,627,209


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





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