Women Still Struggle in Hollywood

Posted by on Feb 19, 2015 in Blog | No Comments

If you have read the article in Variety, you would be aware of the ongoing dichotomy plaguing female actors:

Jennifer Lawrence

  1. 15% of the top grossing films in 2013 had female leads[1. http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2014/03/women-films-out-gross-male-films].
  2. The Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film[1. http://womenintvfilm.sdsu.edu/] reports that only 12% of protagonists last year’s top films were female.
  3. Total gross of all the top 100 movies in 2013: $10.039 billion
  4. Total gross of 15 actress-centered movies: $1.908 billion
  5. Total gross of 79 actor-centered movies: $7.525 billion
  6. Average gross of actress-centered movie: $127 million
  7. Average gross of actor-centered movie: $95 million

Some might complain about the performance of Jupiter Ascending[1. http://variety.com/], with Mila Kunis in the lead role. Granted, her character may have been central to the plot, but pundits complain that her role could have been made more significant[1. http://wallstcheatsheet.com/entertainment/].

Perhaps the next female-led action film should be Julie 2.0 by Dwacon®?




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