An Analysis of LGBTQ+ at the Box Office
The highest-grossing movies with a LGBTQ+ protagonist don’t compare well with the highest-grossing movies of all time. In terms of pure dollars, the highest-grossing LGBTQ+ film came out in the mid-1990s, and nothing has sold nearly as well since then. Even big award winning films like “Brokeback Mountain” and, “Philadelphia” haven’t been big box office winners. A look at the numbers provides insight as to whether there is any money in queer cinema.