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No More Movies with Female Leads for Warner Bros

Posted: October 8th, 2007 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
No More Movies with Female Leads for Warner BrosSubmit Comment
DeadlineHollywoodDaily reports that three different producers have come forward to reveal that Warner Bros' president of production, Jeff Robinov, has stated that "we are no longer doing movies with women in the lead." This statement comes after Jodie Foster's "The Brave One" and Nicole Kidman's "The Invasion" underperformed at the box office.

Whether this kind of thinking will become a rule at Warner Bros is unlikely, but these kind of statements alone could create a massive amount of problems for the studio. I realize that there is overwhelming evidence that movies with female leads tank at the theaters, but with so many projects in the works every year, you can also easily find movies that have tanked with men in the lead and children in the lead and Chinese in the lead and animals in the lead and so on.

A movie's success depends on many factors, including story, time of release, actors, director, budget, marketing and many others. To point a finger at any factor and say that that is the sole problem is very ignorant. Remember when Warner Bros were coming up with tons of excuses why "Superman Return" underperformed and The Weinstein Company where trying to find reasons why "Grindhouse" was such a disaster? It is not that easy to find one thing to blame.

Source: DeadlineHollywoodDaily


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