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The 20 Highest Grossing Indies of 2021 (A Running List)

The 20 Highest Grossing Indies of 2021 (A Running List)

The below list only includes domestic 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 2021 And/Or were acquired or produced for 2021 distribution by an independent distributor or a studio or its specialty division.

Given the rapidly changing state of the box office world (and its attendant reporting), this list only includes movies that have opened in theaters during 2021, including brick and mortar businesses and drive-ins. For more information on streaming and VOD box office takes, please check out our weekly updates in those markets right here.

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 or as provided by a film’s representative) up to May 11, 2021. This chart is updated every Tuesday afternoon.

1. “Demon Slayer: Mugen Train

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