Live Poll: Favorite Top Box Office Grossing Female Director?

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As of 01 December 2018, these female and trans female movie directors are among the highest career earners in all-time domestic box office. All rank among the Box Office Mojo's Top 500 Directors with more than $75m in domestic box office ticket sales each.

Which of these trail-blazing top box office grossing female directors is your personal favorite?

See the partial list of the top female domestic box office cumulative total directors here: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls047702497/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/HUUJ87EbitE/
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Posted 8 months ago

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Ibrahim Akhtar

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Sofia Coppola
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I voted for Nancy Meyers, the first woman on that list
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Coppola (Even though you've got two votes for Coppola here, I bet there will be two, or maybe even three, such as Bigelow, above her in the actual poll.)

I don't think you need "any trans female;" "female" is inclusive. If you keep it though, I'd suggest changing it to "transgender female" or "transgendered female." 
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CORRECTED.

I would prefer to drop it altogether and not make the distiction, I only include the term as a preemptive measure to avoid any comments or disputes over their inclusion for those who like to split-hairs. I am still reworking PS: Best Female Director Cinematic Body of Work? for International Women's Day on 08 March 2019, but I am still having difficultly with defining the criteria for inclusion. In the interim, this poll could be published as the cut-off is well defined and the answer pool is complete.
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Kathryn Bigelow

P.S. Wouldn't it be better to consider the Wachowskis as one option?
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It would create more room, for one. They almost always work as a team, as well.
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If those are the only two advantages, I wouldn't be comfortable consolidating them into a single option. It seems to have as many, if not more disadvantages.
1) How do you present them together on a people poll? Either, I force it somehow and it looks odd or I would have to start from scratch with an image-based poll.
2) It doesn't treat them as individuals and creates an issue if and when they do their own projects.
3) It sets a bad precedent, do I add other related/non-related female or male/female directorial teams as a single entry? ie. Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden, Shari Springer Berman & Robert Pulcini, Deborah Kaplan & Harry Elfont, etc.
4) It concentrates the votes of the two top earners into a single option rather than splitting them creating an unfair advantage over all the other female answer options.
5) Poll takers should be forced to decide between the two Wachowskis, just like they would for any other two close options
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Consolidating the individuals that comprise other perpetually-consistently-composed teams would be fine too. There is no point is forcing the poll takers to choose among the constituent parts of a team.
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While you have valid points, the Wachowskis only ever work together. How would someone choose between them?

You could remake this as an image poll and include the pairs that qualify numbers-wise. When something like this has come up in the past, usually we say (for example), Anna Boden (with Ryan Fleck).
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It seem to be opening a can of worms, that doesn't need to be opened. Plus, even though they done something in the past, it doesn't guarantee they always will in the future. A lot of these team mostly work together, but it is not rare for them to venture off for a solo project or to split up altogether. It seems unnecessary to try to predict the future or even to get into that business altogether.

They are individuals with distinct personalities and I am sure even true Wachowskis fans favor one over the other. I wouldn't even be surprised if their mother has a favorite. It seems like a lot a lot work for others to be lazy and not to have to make a choice. I would suggest poll takers, who claim them as their "favorites" do a little work and educate themselves about what makes each Wachowski unique, if so inclined.

"The sisters have worked as a writing and directing team through most of their professional film careers, until the second season of Sense8 in 2016. At this point Lilly took an active break from writing and directing, with Lana continuing the TV series solo, which has marked the first time that the sisters worked separately." For those truly conflicted, they could base it on the second season of Sense8, if they thought it got better vote for Lana, if it got worse vote for Lilly.. If none of the above is helpful, I would suggest a coin flip.
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Congratulations urbanemovies on your 247th live poll!
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Favorite Top Box Office Grossing Female Director?
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Anna Boden's Movie Directorial Resume
Top Box Office Film: Captain Marvel $200m plus
#323 Box Office Mojo Totals
$200m plus
added #27 15 March 2019 (new entry)


Phyllida Lloyd's Movie Directorial Resume
Top Box Office Film: Mamma Mia! $144.1m
#NR est. 355 Box Office Mojo Totals
$174.2m
added #28 15 March 2019 (not listed on boxofficemojo database)

Honorable Mentions
 
Callie Khouri's Movie Directorial Resume
Top Box Office Film: Ya-Ya Sisterhood $69.6m
#476 Box Office Mojo Totals



Julie Anne Robinson's Movie Directorial Resume
Top Box Office Film: The Last Song $63.0m
#477 Box Office Mojo Totals


Potential 2019 $100m Female Directors (new)
Director: Marielle Heller |
https://www.imdb.com/filmosearch?explore=title_type&role=nm1716636&ref_=filmo_ref_typ&so...
Director: Greta Gerwig
https://www.imdb.com/filmosearch?explore=title_type&role=nm1950086&ref_=filmo_ref_job_typ&am...
Director: Andrea Berloff |
https://www.imdb.com/filmosearch?explore=title_type&role=nm0075696&ref_=filmo_ref_job_typ&am...
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