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Monday September 17, 2007 10:26 pm

Box Office Breakdown:  The Brave One Reaches #1

The Brave One

The Brave One took in nearly $15 million in its debut, making it the #1 film of this past weekend.  Although some may consider the gross disappointing for a film, I choose to think of it as a feat for women.

I decided to do a little research today and came away with some very unsettling news.  Since FilmCrunch started reporting Box Office numbers in mid-January, no female-led movie has reached the top of the pack.  That’s unless you count with , and I don’t.  Even then, that was almost 3 months ago.

, and made a stand for strong female roles during Sunday’s Emmys—and maybe it’s time that someone finally spoke up for women in film.  Until then, I’ll be counting the days until makes her royal return in Elizabeth: The Golden Years (out October 12th).

1. The Brave One, Warner Bros., $13,471,488
2. 3:10 to Yuma, Lionsgate, $8,930,889
3. Mr. Woodcock, New Line, $8,761,369
4. Superbad, Sony, $5,105,184
5. Dragon Wars, Freestyle Releasing, $5,041,239
6. Halloween, Weinstein Co., $4,867,522
7. The Bourne Ultimatum, Universal, $4,125,380
8. Balls of Fury, Focus Features, $3,324,001
9. Rush Hour 3, New Line, $3,303,341
10. Mr. Bean’s Holiday, Universal, $2,726,475

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