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Watch The Last Exorcism Part 2 Online This is a story that gets told over and over again at the box office-- women, especially older women, are undervalued by Hollywood, so when a movie targets them they will show up in droves. And it's a story that The Great Gatsby's distributor Warner Bros. has come to understand extremely well. Last year they took a gamble on Steven Soderbergh's male stripper drama Magic Mike, marketed the hell out of it, and made a $113 million hit off a film that Soderbergh and Channing Tatum funded themselves for $16 million. Warner Bros. built a franchise out of two Sex and the City movies, one of which was mediocre and one of which was abysmal, but both of which tapped into one of very, very few franchises with primarily female audiences. And, god help them, they were responsible for both Valentine's Day and New Year's Eve, another female-driven franchise of sorts that basically applied the Avengers logic to a rom-com: slap as many big names together as possible and watch the cash roll in.
Watch Olympus Has Fallen Online What's the common denominator here? Same as it is for all the male-driven summer hits: spectacle. Virtually every summer movie promises essentially the same thing, an opportunity to witness something on the big screen that exceeds anything that exists in your normal life. That can be the robot suits of Iron Man 3, the swinging heroism of The Amazing Spider-Man, the inventive effects of Inception… or the endless sequins of The Great Gatsby. What Gatsby and Magic Mike and the Sex and the City movies offer is the kind of spectacle that women are often drawn to-- clothes, scenery, attractive men, music, or in the case of Gatsby, a combination of all of the above. The chaotic, glittering ads for The Great Gatsby are effectively the same as the ones for Iron Man 3, except that instead of explosions and lingering shots of Tony Stark's technology, we get confetti and lingering shots of sequined flapper dresses.
It's a long-known fact that women like the Iron Man's and Spider-Man's of the world nearly as much as the men do, and that women will go see movies aimed primarily toward men far more often than men will do the reverse. And Gatsby is far, far from the first movie to apply the spectacle of film toward things that largely appeal to women-- every glittering, white-carpeted apartment in rom-coms of the 30s and 40s will tell you that much. But seeing spectacle for women produced on this large a scale is encouraging in its own way, a promise that studios aren't just relying on cheaper films like Bridesmaids or The Vow to get women in theaters. Both Alice in Wonderland and Oz The Great And Powerful were expensive films with a majority female audience, but they were aimed at kids too. The Great Gatsby is the first movie since Sex and the City 2 that says that you can spend a lot of money, market hard to mostly women, and make it worth your while. The fact that it's infinitely better than Sex and the City 2 isn't a bad bonus.