Once again the pages flew off our calendars, and in the blink of an eye 2010 has come to a close. It seems like only yesterday when I wrote about the Female Feats of 2009. Remember back that far? Kathryn Bigelow was making waves with 'The Hurt Locker,' and heck, women directors were making waves all over the place, from the swelling romance of Jane Campion to the May-December love affair that is 'An Education.'

This year brought its own charm, but how well did it all come together on the mainstream scene? It doesn't take much to come up with films that offered great female characterizations (like 'Agora,' 'Easy A,' 'Red,' 'The Kids Are All Right'), but all of those rest outside of the Top 20 Grossing Films of 2010.

If we step back from our movie lover ways and investigate the films the casual moviegoer frequented, do female characterizations hold up?