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The 20 Highest Grossing Indies of 2019 (A Running List)

Refreshed weekly, here's a chart of the year's twenty highest-grossing specialty films.

The Beach Bum Matthew McConaughey

“The Beach Bum”

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The below list only includes domestic (U.S. and Canada only, unless otherwise indicated) grosses for specialty films — which we define to include independent, foreign (including Bollywood films), and/or documentary films — that opened in limited release (599 screens and under) in 2019 AND/OR were acquired or produced for 2019 distribution by an independent distributor (including STX Films, Annapurna, A24, Entertainment Studios, Amazon, Netflix, Aviron, Global Road, and Bleecker Street) or a studio or its specialty division (including Fox Searchlight, Sony Pictures Classics, and Focus Features).

When provided, this list also includes budgets for each film. Last year’s list can be found here.

Grosses include all reported grosses (via BoxOfficeMojo) up to April 16, 2019. This chart is updated every Tuesday afternoon.

1. “The Upside”
Distributor: STX (purchased from TWC)
Budget (if reported): $37.5M
Release Date: January 11
Opening Theater Count: 3,080
Opening Average: $6,609
Current Gross: $108,204,195

2. “Cold Pursuit”
Distributor: Lionsgate
Budget (if reported): N/A
Release Date: February 11
Opening Theater Count: 2,630
Opening Average: $4,194
Current Gross: $32,121,867

3. “Unplanned”
Distributor: Pure Flix
Budget (if reported): $6M
Release Date: March 29
Opening Theater Count: 1,059
Opening Average: $6,027
Current Gross: $15,794,262

4. “The Prodigy”
Distributor: Orion Pictures
Budget (if reported): $6M
Release Date: February 8
Opening Theater Count: 2,530
Opening Average: $2,313
Current Gross: $14,856,291

5. “Greta”
Distributor: Focus Features (acquired at TIFF)
Budget (if reported): N/A
Release Date: March 1
Opening Theater Count: 2,411
Opening Average: $1,859
Current Gross: $10,519,425

“Greta”

6. “No Manches Frida 2″
Distributor: Panetlion
Budget (if reported): N/A
Release Date: March 15
Opening Theater Count: 472
Opening Average: $8,117
Current Gross: $9,040,514

7. “Serenity”
Distributor: Aviron
Budget (if reported): N/A
Release Date: January 25
Opening Theater Count: 2,561
Opening Average: $1,724
Current Gross: $8,547,045

8. “Apollo 11″
Distributor: NEON
Budget (if reported): N/A
Release Date: March 1
Opening Theater Count: 120
Opening Average: $13,32
Current Gross: $8,305,039

9. “The Best of Enemies”
Distributor: STX Entertainment
Budget (if reported): $10M
Release Date: April 5
Opening Theater Count: 1,705
Opening Average: $2,608
Current Gross: $8,115,696

10. “Hotel Mumbai”
Distributor: Bleecker Street
Budget (if reported): N/A
Release Date: March 22
Opening Theater Count: 4
Opening Average: $22,016
Current Gross: $8,023,786

Hotel Mumbai Armie Hammer

“Hotel Mumbai”

11. “Run the Race”
Distributor: Roadside Attractions
Budget (if reported): N/A
Release Date: February 22
Opening Theater Count: 853
Opening Average: $2,533
Current Gross: $6,395,407

12. “After”
Distributor: Avrion
Budget (if reported): $14M
Release Date: April 12
Opening Theater Count: 2,138
Opening Average: $2,807
Current Gross: $6,002,349

13. “Captive State”
Distributor: Focus Features
Budget (if reported): N/A
Release Date: March 15
Opening Theater Count: 2,548
Opening Average: $1,229
Current Gross: $5,958,315

14. “Missing Link”
Distributor: United Artists Releasing
Budget (if reported): N/A
Release Date: April 12
Opening Theater Count: 3,413
Opening Average: $1,742
Current Gross: $5,944,950

15. “Gloria Bell”
Distributor: A24
Budget (if reported): N/A
Release Date: March 8
Opening Theater Count: 5
Opening Average: $29,044
Current Gross: $5,339,983

16. “Replicas”
Distributor: Entertainment Studios
Budget (if reported): N/A
Release Date: January 11
Opening Theater Count: 2,329
Opening Average: $1,020
Current Gross: $4,046,035

17. “The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2019″
Distributor: Magnolia
Budget (if reported): N/A
Release Date: February 10
Opening Theater Count: 270
Opening Average: $3,476
Current Gross: $3,531,094

Everybody Knows

“Everybody Knows”

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18. “The Beach Bum”
Distributor: Neon
Budget (if reported): N/A
Release Date: March 29
Opening Theater Count: 1,100
Opening Average: $1,603
Current Gross: $3,340,119

19. “The Mustang”
Distributor: Focus Features
Budget (if reported): N/A
Release Date: March 15
Opening Theater Count: 4
Opening Average: $17,194
Current Gross: $3,159,855

20. “Everybody Knows”
Distributor: Focus Features
Budget (if reported): N/A
Release Date: February 11
Opening Theater Count: 4
Opening Average: $17,802
Current Gross: $2,660,165

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