Do Women Love Angelina Jolie More Than Men?
This weekend’s box office results suggest women are keeping Angelina Jolie’s career alive.
The one adjective that is used more than any other to describe Angelina Jolie is sexy. The woman exudes such confidence and sex appeal on the screen, it’s hard to take your eyes off of her. For this reason, you would expect men to be running to the theaters just to catch a glimpse of her, but an interesting thing happened this weekend that proves otherwise.
Angelina’s new movie Salt ranked number two at the box office with Leonardo DiCaprio’s Inception remaining at number one. The interesting thing to note is what the Huffington Post pointed out in their box office coverage:
“While young males usually make up the bulk of the action audience, women and older crowds were the core fans of Jolie’s Salt. Females accounted for 53 percent of viewers, while 59 percent of the audience was older than 25, according to Sony.”
If Angelina is such a sexpot, where were all of the guys filling those theater seats? Why was the audience mostly women?
Perhaps Angelina is past her prime when it comes to making men weak at the knees. She’s only 35, but her role as a Hollywood figure has changed a lot since her Tomb Raider days. Now, she’s a mom, a UN goodwill ambassador, and a doting Brad Pitt lover – stuff that might not be so sexy to men, but is increasingly sexy to us women.
The box office statistics from this weekend say it all – the men might have moved on from worshipping Ms. Jolie, but we women have kept her career alive and thriving. She’s doing so well not because of the way she heats up the screen, but because she’s a woman who is doing it all – and we want to watch her to figure out how.
I, myself happen to love Angie. I’m envious of her successful career, the fact that she climbs into bed with Brad every night, and that she finds time to help others and fight for causes she believes in. Oh, and those lips, too (I want them!). So, if there’s a rerun of Mr. & Mrs. Smith on (like there was last night), I’m going to watch it for the umpteenth time because maybe she’ll reveal one of her secrets that I can use to be a little more like her.
Yes, I’m sure I sound silly, but that’s honestly why I watch her movies, and I’m positive many other women watch them for the same reason.
But how long will our fascination with Angie last? Will we be like the men and lose interest in her after a certain point, or will her career continue to flourish as she ages? We guess only time (and box office numbers) will tell. (Huffington Post)
Tell us: do you think women are now Angelina Jolie’s biggest fans?
Faye Brennan is assistant editor at BettyConfidential.