Indie Cinema 2020: Top-Grossing Features

Top-Grossing Indies of 2020

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“The Rental” by Allyson Riggs

Given the rapidly changing state of the box office world, this list only includes movies that have opened in theaters during 2020, including brick and mortar businesses and drive-ins.

 

1. “The Gentlemen”
Distributor: STX Entertainment
Budget (if reported): $22M
Release Date: January 24
Opening Theater Count: 2,165
Opening Average: $4,920
Current Gross: $36,296,455

2. “Gretel & Hansel”
Distributor: United Artists Releasing
Budget (if reported): $5M
Release Date: January 31
Opening Theater Count: 3,007
Opening Average: $2,046
Current Gross: $15,347,654

3. “Brahms: The Boy II”
Distributor: STX Entertainment
Budget (if reported): $10M
Release Date: February 21
Opening Theater Count: 2,151
Opening Average: $2,70
Current Gross: $12,611,536

4. “Emma”
Distributor: Focus Features
Budget (if reported): NA
Release Date: February 21
Opening Theater Count: 5
Opening Average: $46,896
Current Gross: $10,055,355

“Emma” Focus Features

5. “I Still Believe”
Distributor: Lionsgate
Budget (if reported): $12M
Release Date: March 13
Opening Theater Count: 3,250
Opening Average: $2,801
Current Gross: $9,868,521

6. “Downhill”
Distributor: Searchlight Pictures
Budget (if reported): NA
Release Date: February 14
Opening Theater Count: 2,301
Opening Average: $2,003
Current Gross: $8,287,061

7. “Weathering With You”
Distributor: GKIDS
Budget (if reported): NA
Release Date: January 15
Opening Theater Count: 486
Opening Average: $3,721
Current Gross: $7,798,743

8. “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”
Distributor: Neon (acquired at Cannes)
Budget (if reported): NA
Release Date: February 14
Opening Theater Count: 39
Opening Average: $67,344
Current Gross: $3,641,251

9. “2020 Oscar Nominated Short Films”
Distributor: Magnolia Pictures
Budget (if reported): NA
Release Date: January 31
Opening Theater Count: 465
Opening Average: $2,484
Current Gross: $3,306,611

10. “The Last Full Measure”
Distributor: Roadside Attractions
Budget (if reported): $20M
Release Date: January 24
Opening Theater Count: 614
Opening Average: $1,723
Current Gross: $2,949,212

“The Wretched”

IFC Films

11. “The Wretched”
Distributor: IFC Films
Budget (if reported): NA
Release Date: May 1
Opening Theater Count: 12
Opening Average: $5,492
Current Gross: $1,806,698

12. “The Lodge”
Distributor: NEON (acquired at Sundance)
Budget (if reported): NA
Release Date: February 7
Opening Theater Count: 6
Opening Average: $12,708
Current Gross: $1,724,781

13. “The Rental”
Distributor: IFC Films
Budget (if reported): NA
Release Date: July 24
Opening Theater Count: 250
Opening Average: $1,615
Current Gross: $1,372,894

14. “The Assistant”
Distributor: Bleecker Street
Budget (if reported): NA
Release Date: January 31
Opening Theater Count: 4
Opening Average: $19,785
Current Gross: $1,100,313

15. “Relic”
Distributor: IFC Films
Budget (if reported): NA
Release Date: July 3
Opening Theater Count: 69
Opening Average: $2,787
Current Gross: $1,039,375

16. “Becky”
Distributor: Quiver Distribution
Budget (if reported): NA
Release Date: June 5
Opening Theater Count: 45
Opening Average: $4,573
Current Gross: $1,020,413

17. “Mafia Inc.”
Distributor: Entertainment One
Budget (if reported): NA
Release Date: February 14
Opening Theater Count: 85
Opening Average: $3,116
Current Gross: $889,863

“Color Out of Space”

RLJ Entertainment

18. “Color Out of Space”
Distributor: RLJE Films (acquired at TIFF)
Budget (if reported): $6M
Release Date: January 24
Opening Theater Count: 81
Opening Average: $2,668
Current Gross: $765,561

19. “The Tax Collector”
Distributor: RLJE Films
Budget (if reported): NA
Release Date: August 7
Opening Theater Count: 129
Opening Average: $891
Current Gross: $612,528

20. “Unhinged”
Distributor: Solstice Studios
Budget (if reported): NA
Release Date: August 14
Opening Theater Count: 299 (Canada only)
Opening Average: $2,010
Current Gross: $601,032