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Box Office Stars and Stats of 2010

Computer-generated imagery has yet to replace old-fashioned starpower. According to Forbes magazine, the top box-office stars of 2010 are actual actors.

Box Office Stars and Stats of 2010

Computer-generated imagery has yet to replace old-fashioned starpower. According to Forbes magazine, the top box-office stars of 2010 are actual actors.

You can probably guess the top box-office magnet. (Click link). Pictured are the #2 and #3 top box-office draws, Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska, co-stars of Alice in Wonderland. #4 is Robert Downey, Jr.

What Forbes does not mention, but which is of note for those who believe in equal representation on screen, is that of the ten top box-office films, only three had significant female characters. That would be Wasikowska in Alice, Kristen Stewart in Twilight: Eclipse and Emma Watson in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I. That's consistent with the stats that women characters represent 29 % of the leads in Hollywood films. I couldn't fail to notice that the females in top box-office films are around 20 and the men average 40 years.

Your thoughts on top box-office or gender stats?

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