Female Leads Can Make Money
There has been a clear message from the entertainment industry that people don’t go see female lead movies and they’re simply not enough money to be made to justify making them.
I am really happy that this theory is being proven wrong. I am really happy that more and more I can go to the cinema and enjoy a female led movie with my spouse and we can both enjoy it as much as any male led movie.
In 2012, the third and fifth highest-grossing films featured female leads:
In 2013, the second and fourth highest-grossing films featured female leads:
In 2014, the second highest-grossing film feature a female lead:
In 2015, the top highest-grossing film feature a female lead:
In 2016, the two highest-grossing films feature female leads:
These past five years are proving that people demonstrably go see movies about women and that it is possible to make a top 1 to 5 highest-grossing film. Here’s to more movies with female leads and here’s to hoping for more diversity in 2017 and beyond!