In addition to producing more than a dozen short films in the past decade, Kim Adelman has positioned herself as the girl's guru: Her previous titles include "A Girl's Guide to Elvis" and "A Girl's Guide to Country." Chick flicks seem a logical next step in that lineup.

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  1. 1

    Guardians of the Galaxy

    Daily Gross:$1.6M

    Cume to08.28.14: $258.3M

    Guardians of the Galaxy

    1
    Daily:$1.6M Cumulative:$258.3M Disney 3.68%
  2. 2

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    Daily Gross:$1.1M

    Cume to08.28.14: $150.7M

    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    2
    Daily:$1.1M Cumulative:$150.7M Paramount Pictures -0.62%
  3. 3

    If I Stay

    Daily Gross:$1.0M

    Cume to08.28.14: $20.6M

    If I Stay

    3
    Daily:$1.0M Cumulative:$20.6M Warner Brothers / New Line -0.71%

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In addition to producing more than a dozen short films in the past decade, Kim Adelman has positioned herself as the girl’s guru: Her previous titles include “A Girl’s Guide to Elvis” and “A Girl’s Guide to Country.” Chick flicks seem a logical next step in that lineup.

As she covers topics including pics to accompany ice cream eating (with suggested flavors: “Grease” goes well with a Carnation Neapolitan ice cream bar), seven of the best special-edition DVDs, sexiest scenes and forgotten treasures, Adelman explores, as she puts it, the “reason Julia Roberts’ movies have racked up over $2.5 billion worldwide.”

The lavishly illustrated paperback original has the fun, sassy tone of a friend recommending a favorite film. Adelman’s choices encompass a wide range of films, and the book’s organization and size make it the perfect companion for a trip to the vidstore.

The Ultimate Guide to Chick Flicks

Broadway Books, 230 pgs., $12.95

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