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!"