9 Women Who Have Directed Movies With $100 Million Budgets (Photos)

9 Women Who Have Directed Movies With $100 Million Budgets (Photos)
Only nine women directors so far have ever been given a budget north of $100 million. Even fewer have done so without also having a male co-director or on projects that aren’t animated. That needs to change, and with “Captain Marvel” opening this weekend, hopefully that changes soon.

Kathryn Bigelow – “K:19 – The Widowmaker” (2002) – $100 Million

Before she became the first (and only) woman to win the Oscar for Best Director, Kathryn Bigelow was the first woman director to earn a $100 million budget for her 2002 submarine thriller “K-19: The Widowmaker.”

Jennifer Yuh Nelson – “Kung Fu Panda 2” (2011) – $150 Million

Jennifer Yuh Nelson directed the $150 million sequel to “Kung Fu Panda.” She came back for the third film as well with a similar budget, but would then be paired with male director Alessandro Carloni.

Lana and Lilly Wachowski – “Cloud Atlas” (2012) and “Jupiter Ascending” (2016) – $128.5 Million and $176 Million

Lana Wachowski came out publicly as a transgender
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