Guardians of the Galaxy Draws Record-Breaking Female Audience

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Think Marvel superhero flicks are just for the guys? Wrong. While it's true that men usually make up the vast majority of the megacorp's moviegoers, the times seem to be a changing. Enter Marvel's latest movie, Guardians of the Galaxy.

According to exit polling, women made up 44% of the audience on opening weekend — a record-breaking number for Marvel Studios films. The Avengers, which brought in a 40% female audience, holds the second-highest percentage. Sure, Guardians doesn't lead by a whopping margin, but we're hopeful it's indicative of an upward trend. And, perhaps it means movie studio executives will finally start realizing the power of the female ticket-holder. (Meanwhile, the stats for female on-screen representation are still grim, to say the least.) Only time will tell. (Box Office Mojo)