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Let’s see: The “Hunger Games” franchise has so far taken in $800 million. “Lucy,” starring Scarlett Johansson as a hyper-evolved superwoman, opened last weekend at the top of the box office, grossing $44 million. Do you think this female action hero thing has legs? Male-dominated Hollywood may view girl power as an anomaly, but here are five in the genre that should make them think again.

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