Movie Producers be like: “Female led movies just aren’t as successful as male led movies.”
And Angelina be like:
$170 million worldwide!
Are you seriously under the impression that movie producers don’t think female led movies will make them money?
"We have become accustomed to the opening weekend mentality where multiplexes want to get the movies in and the movies out… We make make movies for them to do that with. And young men make up 44% of the opening weekend box office." -Amy Pascal, co-chair of Sony Pictures Entertainment
So no, your dozen and a half examples of female led films over the last eighty years have not disproven the fact that film producers don’t think female led movies will make them money. However, the success of films centered on women time and again, most recently with TFIOS, should have already crushed this false notion on the part of Hollywood executives.
Side Note: Amy Pascal’s 44% comment seems to ignore the data collected by the MPAA that men and women attend movies in equal numbers.
Fun things to say when someone tells you they’re going to go to the bathroom:
- Stay safe
- That’s what they all say
- Different strokes for different folks
- I hope you have the time of your life
- But you have so much to live for
- Please explain
- think of me
- Don’t fall in
- I’ll alert the media
- Good luck
- Have fun
- Mention my name and you’ll get a good seat
- First of all, congrats