50/50 in 2020? Half of Next Year’s 10 Highest Grossing Films Could Have Female Directors

Could Hollywood see gender parity at the top of the box office charts for the first time ever?

Female directors who have pushed for gender parity in Hollywood could achieve a milestone at the box office in 2020.

Five potential blockbusters directed by women — Cathy Yan’s DC Comics film “Birds of Prey,” Niki Caro’s Disney remake “Mulan,” Cate Shortland’s Marvel spinoff “Black Widow,” Patty Jenkins’ “Wonder Woman 1984” and Chloe Zhao’s Marvel film “Eternals” — have the potential to rank among the top 10 highest grossing films of next year. If so, it would be the first time ever that the annual top 10 came from equal numbers of male and female filmmakers.

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Jeremy Fuster

Jeremy Fuster

Box Office Reporter • jeremy.fuster@thewrap.com