The last 10 years have seen a huge surge in blockbuster movies based on comic books. In 2002, superhero films brought in just over $200 million at the box office. In 2012, this number ballooned to over $800 million. We’ve seen the Avengers and nearly countless iterations on Superman and Batman, but what we haven’t seen is a female superhero snag her own gigantic blockbuster. The reasoning usually boils down to some combination of “it’s too risky” and “no one will want to see it”, the assumption being that both men and women will see a male-led superhero film, while only women will turn out to see a female-led superhero film. In this post we’ll cover how female-led blockbusters are on the rise and bringing in big box office revenue, which is why the time is ripe for a female superhero blockbuster.
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