The Imitation Game

Not too long ago we posted this story about the considerable lack of box office hits featuring lead LGBT characters in the past few years -- especially when compared to the 1990s and 2000s. In the 1990s, 48 films with a lead LGBT character grossed over $1 million at the box office. In the 2000s, 20 did. So far in the 2010s, there are 12 examples. 

Ira Sachs' "Love is Strange," Craig Johnson's "The Skeleton Twins," Matthew Warchus' "Pride" and Morten Tyldum's "The Imitation Game" joined the all-too-exclusive LGBT million dollar box office club last year, while Paul Weitz's "Grandma" did so this past summer. Unfortunately, "Stonewall" and "Freeheld" both crashed and burned this fall, though all eyes are on "Carol" and "The Danish Girl" to push the number to 13.

Check out the chart below -- which tracks the grosses of LGBT films since 2010. And before you take to the comments, we know you could arguably also include "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," "Dallas Buyers Club," "Your Sister's Sister" and "Beginners," though in all four cases the LGBT characters (played by Ezra Miller, Jared Leto, Rosemarie DeWitt and Christopher Plummer, respectively) are supporting a heterosexual lead, so we've decided to keep to leads.

1. The Imitation Game (2014)
Distributor: The Weinstein Company
Opening Weekend Average: $119,838  per 4 theaters
Widest Release: 2,402 theaters 
Final Gross: $91,035,333

2. The Kids Are All Right (2010)

Distributor: Focus Features 
Opening Weekend Average: $70,282 per 7 theaters
Widest Release: 994 theaters
Final Gross:

$20,811,365


3. Grandma (2015)

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
Opening Weekend Average: $28,885 per 4 theaters
Widest Release: 1,061 theaters 

Final Gross: $6,864,779

Grandma
"Grandma"

4. The Skeleton Twins (2014)

Distributor: Roadside Attractions
Opening Weekend Average: $25,379 per 15 theaters
Widest Release: 461 theaters 
Final Gross: $5,284,309

5. Love is Strange (2014)
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
Opening Weekend Average: $23,455 per 5 theaters
Widest Release: 138 theaters
Final Gross: $2,262,223


6. Blue is the Warmest Color (2013) 
Distributor: IFC Films
Opening Weekend Average: $25,079 per 4 theaters
Widest Release: 142 theaters
Final Gross: $2,199,787 

7. I Love You, Phillip Morris (2010) 
Distributor: Roadside Attractions
Opening Weekend Average: $18,753 per 6 theaters
Widest Release: 100 theaters
Final Gross:  $2,037,459


8. Farewell My Queen (2012) 
Distributor: Cohen Media Group
Opening Weekend Average: $18,025 per 4 theaters
Widest Release: 64 theaters
Final Gross: 

$1,597,998

9. Pride (2014)
Distributor: CBS Films
Opening Weekend Average: $14,133 per 6 theaters
Widest Release: 124 theaters 
Final Gross: $1,446,634



10. I'm So Excited (2013) 
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
Opening Weekend Average: $19,466 per 5 theaters
Widest Release: 99 theaters
Final Gross: 

$1,368,119


11. La Mission (2010) 
Distributor: Screen Media
Opening Weekend Average: $23,455 per 5 theaters
Widest Release: 47 theaters
Final Gross: 

$1,062,940


12. Kill Your Darlings (2013) 
Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
Opening Weekend Average: $13,363 per 4 theaters
Widest Release: 78 theaters
Final Gross: $

1,030,064