6 Films Starring Women That Grossed More Than $100 Million
As 2013 comes to a close, the industry heats up with Golden Globes and Oscar buzz. The biggest commercial films aren't necessarily the most critically acclaimed, but there are plenty of cross-overs. Gravity and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire are shoe-ins for some major nods. Looking back at 2013's biggest box office draws, it's thrilling to see so many films that star powerful female characters. In fact, 2013 was a great year for women in the entertainment industry: We topped Forbes' highest-paid and most powerful celebrities lists and we smashed it at all of the major awards shows. And now, we have even more reasons to celebrate.
We've compiled a list of six of the most successful films of 2013 that proved women have major box office appeal. And what's more thrilling is that this list of films that grossed well over $100 million domestically span nearly all of the most popular genres: Action adventure, comedy, horror, thriller, and drama. Gone are the days of "chick flicks," and, frankly, I say, good riddance. That is, unless, the "chick flick" genre encompasses all of the films that portray women as the smart, powerful, creative, hilarious, emotionally intelligent, kind, strong, and all-around complex beings that we are, well then, okay, we'll keep it.
In the words of Destiny's Child, "All the honeys who makin' money, throw your hands up at me!"
'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire': $336 Million
Oh, just the biggest November opening of all time starring everyone’s favorite Internet BFF. Sorry fellas, was all of that action adventure supposed to be just for you? Nope, didn’t think so.
'Gravity': $251 Million
This year was a good one for Sandra Bullock. She was named Entertainment Weekly’s Entertainer of the Year by totally crushing it at the box office and being an all-around delight of a human being. Oscar number two for Ms. Bullock is looking well on its way.
'The Heat': $160 Million
Sandy’s back! And she’s got the perennial scenes-stealer Melissa McCarthy by her side. The Heat transformed the buddy cop film genre and was a refreshing comedy that not only shook up the gender bias, but was also a Bechdel test dream. Two career-minded women whose main relationship in the film is between each other? More, please.
'We're The Millers': $150 Million
Jennifer Aniston may have landed on Forbes’ Most Overpaid Actors list this year, but hey, she totally earned her box office draw in 2013.
'The Conjuring': $138 Million
V…V…Vera F…F…Farmiga is…s…s…so captivating. NOPE, TOO SCARED.
'Identity Thief': $135 Million
The only thing stolen in this film was THE BOX OFFICE. AMIRIGHT? Hey-oooo!