“Spy” Wins Box Office Race While “Entourage” Fails
The numbers don’t freaking lie and feminism is in serious action with the results of this weekend’s box office figures.
Spy, a James Bond spoof that stars Melissa McCarthy, raked in $30 million in its opening weekend. Coming in fourth at $10 million was the much talked about but not excited about movie version of the HBO series Entourage.
Paul Feig, famed director of the original Ghostbusters, directed this comedy and has no qualms about making women the stars as evidenced by his recent decision to reboot Ghostbusters with an all-female cast.
In many ways, this proves that women are not only dying to see movies that positively represent them, it’s proving that they also have the purchasing power to create more of them.
A few weeks ago a Facebook friend asked the question: “What kind of person is Spy being marketed to anyway?”
Jezebel’s Erin Gloria Ryan brilliantly summed it up, tweeting:
It's almost like half the population likes watching movies where they're treated like people instead of fuck puppets http://t.co/SlITFJpSii
— Erin Gloria Ryan (@morninggloria) June 7, 2015
We couldn’t agree more.