Study Shows Movies With Strong Female Characters Made More Money Than Those Without in 2013

Study Shows Movies With Strong Female Characters Made More Money Than Those Without in 2013Image via Color Force

The Bechdel Test, named after cartoonist Alison Bechdel, is used to determine whether a work of art, in this case movies, has two or more women who have a conversation about something other than a man. Vocativ applied the Bechdel Test to the top fifty blockbusters of 2013. The result: only seventeen passed but those that did had significantly higher box office returns than those that failed.

That handful includes a few no-brainers like The Heat and Catching Fire, but also a few surprises like Fast and Furious 6 and G.I. Joe: Retaliation. The takeaway: write more badass, independent women, Hollywood, and the effort will pay off, literally.

View Vocativ's full chart here.

[via Vocativ]

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