The Smurf Ghetto: Hollywood's New Glass Ceiling for Women Directors

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What's the top-grossing film directed by a woman? (Hint: It's not 'Big' or 'You've Got Mail' or 'It's Complicated,' and it's certainly not 'The Hurt Locker.')

Give up? It's 'Kung Fu Panda 2.' As Entertainment Weekly's Inside Movies blog notes, Jennifer Yuh Nelson's summer 2011 cartoon hit has grossed $637.6 million worldwide, beating the record set by Phyllida Lloyd's 'Mamma Mia!' ($609.8 million) in 2008.

EW crunches the numbers to c...