Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Sandra Bullock makes Cinema History

From: The Daily Telegraph January 06, 2010 12:02AM

SANDRA Bullock has rung in the new year making box office history - beating female stars Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Angelina Jolie and Reese Witherspoon.

Variety reports that Bullock's "The Blind Side" became the first film in history driven solely by a top female star to jump the US$200 million mark at the US domestic box office.

No previous films in which Bullock had top solo billing have reached $200 million, nor have any of the solo starring efforts of the likes of Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Angelina Jolie or Reese Witherspoon.

Roberts' "Erin Brockovich" - the film most often compared with "Blind Side" - grossed $125.6 million domestically. Streep's "The Devil Wears Prada" fashioned $124.7 million at the domestic B.O.

The only female-driven film that jumped $200 million domestically was romantic comedy "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," the 2002 indie hit starring then-unknown Nia Vardalos and "Northern Exposure" star John Corbett, which earned $241.1 million domestically.

Some female-driven films have found more love overseas. Musical "Mamma Mia!," with a cast led by Streep, grossed $144.1 million domestically and a massive $465.7 million overseas.

(Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images) Source: AFP/Getty Images

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