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The New Highest Grossing Film Directed By A Woman?

The New Highest Grossing Film Directed By A Woman?

A few weeks back this article on indieWIRE tracked the highest grossing films of the 2000s that were directed by a woman. Well it seems an unlikely new entry could end up nearly topping that chart, and becoming the highest grossing film solely directed by a woman ever. That’s right: “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.”

Directed by Betty Thomas (who already has one of the highest grossing female-helmed films in similarly animal infested “Dr. Dolittle”), “The Squeakquel” had grossed $160 million in less than 3 weeks, and should top out well over $200 million – taking out Catherine Hardwicke’s “Twilight” as the highest grossing film solely directed by a woman. It remains to be seen whether it can also beat out “Shrek” – co-directed by Vicky Jenson. That film grossed $268,665,011. But either way, this potential gives 2009 one last, strange hurrah as “the year of the female director.”

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