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Men watched comic book movies like Captain Marvel as they belong to male genre : Elizabeth Banks

Actor-filmmaker Elizabeth Banks says the audience, especially men, bought tickets for women-led comic book films such as Captain Marvel and Wonder Woman , as those movies belong to the male genre . Banks latest directorial, Charlie s Angels , opened last week to good reviews but the film failed to crack USD 9 million at the box office. Prior to the movie s opening weekend, the director told Australian outlet Herald Sun that if the action spy comedy, starring Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska, bombs, it would reinforce a stereotype that men don t watch films with women doing stunts. Look, people have to buy tickets to this movie, too. This movie has to make money. If this movie doesn t make money it reinforces a stereotype in Hollywood that men don t go see women do action movies, she said. The 42-year-old also stars as one of the Bosleys in the movie and has produced it too. Banks added that Captain Marvel , led by Brie Larson, and Wonder Woman with Gal Gadot ..


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