Ava DuVernay to Direct Racial Drama 'Caste' From Isabel Wilkerson

“When They See Us” director will also write the script based on the New York Times bestseller and Oprah’s Book Club selection

Take a look at which films directed or co-directed by women are on this list, unadjusted for inflation. Credit: Comscore

  • 10. “What Women Want” (2000) 
    Director: Nancy Meyers 
    Domestic gross: $182.8 million 

    Paramount

  • 9. “Pitch Perfect 2” (2015) 
    Director: Elizabeth Banks 
    Domestic gross: $184.3 million 

    Universal

  • 8. “Twilight” (2008)
    Director: Catherine Hardwicke 
    Domestic gross: $192.8 million 

    Summit Entertainment

  • 7. “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel” (2009) 
    Director: Betty Thomas 
    Domestic gross: $219.6 million 

    20th Century Fox

  • 6. Brave” (2012″) 
    Directors: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman 
    Domestic gross: $237.3 million

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  • 5. “Shrek” (2001)   
    Directors: Vicky Jenson, Andrew Adamson 
    Domestic gross: $267.7 million 

    Dreamworks SKG

  • 4. “The Matrix Reloaded” (2003)
    Director: Lily Wachowski and Lana Wachowski (billed as Wachowski Bros.)
    Domestic gross: $281.5 million

    Warner Bros.

  • 3. “Frozen” (2013) 
    Directors: Jennifer Lee, Chris Buck 
    Domestic gross: $400.7 million 

    Disney

  • 2. “Wonder Woman” (2017) 
    Director: Patty Jenkins 
    Domestic gross: $412.6 million 

    Warner Bros.

  • 1. “Captain Marvel (2019)

    Director: Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck
    Domestic gross: $426.8 million 

    Marvel

  • Will Elizabeth Banks’ “Charlie’s Angels” reboot soon join this list of films with female directors (or co-directors)?

    Take a look at which films directed or co-directed by women are on this list, unadjusted for inflation. Credit: Comscore

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