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The Business of Leading Ladies in Hollywood

3 Dec

By: Lurker

The box office hasn’t always been so nice to leading ladies in movies. In fact, female consumers aren’t always lining up to buy tickets to chick flicks either.  Looking over the numbers there are a few themes that emerge for leading ladies to cash in at the box office.

At risk of starting off with too many clichés, leading ladies are being typecast. Whether that is because it’s a successful formula or playing to what fans will buy I think that could be argued in both directions. While pouring over the numbers women appear to have box office success three ways: being placed in a particular part – typecasting, or landing in a specific story line or becoming part of an ensemble cast. However, there is no argument that Hollywood is a business and businesses must make money.  Continue reading