“I think in the world today we’ve had plenty enough
of male-driven everything and it’s finally time to see how wonderful the
world can be with beautiful, strong intelligent women kicking some
major ass.” - Chris Pine on Wonder Woman (2017)
Honorable Mentions: Yuki Kashima in Lady Snowblood (1973), Coffy from Coffy (1973), Fox in Wanted (2008), Alice from The Resident Evil Series (2002), Selene in Underworld (2003), China O Brien from China O Brien (1990), Xiao Mei in House of Flying Daggers (2004), Cheng Tai-Nan from My Young Auntie (1981), Azumi in Azumi (2003), Chang Hsuan-yen from Come Drink with Me (1966) and Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad (2016).
When People Say Movie Audiences Are Not Accepting of a Female Action Hero:
$102,515,793 & an Oscar Nomination with a possible sequel in the works.
$118,311,368 (making back its budget).
$136,307,228 with 2 movies/a $30 million budget.
$163,789,606 with 2 more movies coming out.
$196,828,266 with 2 movies.
$222,412,919 with 4 movies/a 5th in development.
$244,523,928 with 5 movies.
$269,361,252 with 4 movies/a 5th in development.
And of course…
$1,169,814,624 with one more coming out.
The Hunger Games was the #3 movie of 2012 after Avengers & Dark Knight Rises.
Catching Fire was the #1 movie of 2013.
Mockingjay - Part 1 was the #2 movie of 2014 after American Sniper.
I’m really surprised that we don’t have more female-driven films, not just action films. Pitch Perfect 2 just made a ton of money and Tomorrowland - starring Britt Robertson in the lead - just won Memorial Day weekend. So can we get more movies like this out there?