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Cate Blanchett: "People Want to See Stories With Women at the Center"

Women and Hollywood By Inkoo Kang | Women and Hollywood June 11, 2014 at 4:00PM

Blanchett's remarks were in advance of her receiving Women in Film's Crystal Award for Excellence in Film on June 11.
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Cate Blanchett

After using her Best Actress win at the Oscars as a platform to call for more movies about women ("the world is round, people"), Cate Blanchett recently spoke out again on behalf of her fellow female thespians. 

Often I find with female-lead films, that the budgets are smaller and the resulting box office is extraordinary," she said. "But it would be great if there were more films led by women that had that initial investment, because people want to see stories with women at the center.

Our ticket-sale analyses have shown that movies with a female protagonist earned 20% more on average than movies with a male protagonist. And, the number crunchers at 538 have also proven that films that pass the Bechdel test are more profitable

Blanchett will be presented with Women in Film's Crystal Award for Excellence in Film on June 11.

[via Variety]

This article is related to: Cate Blanchett, Box Office, Academy Awards