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2017 comes to a close, and for the first time in almost 60 years, the top three performers in the Domestic Box Office were movies with a female character as the main star.

1: Beauty and the Beast: 504M 
2: Wonder Woman: 412.5M
3: Star Wars: The Last Jedi 397.27M (and rising)


However, it doesn't end there.  This was merely the crowning achievement of a growing trend.  Four of the last five of the biggest annual Domestic Box Office haul were movies about a female lead.

2017: Beauty and the Beast: 504M 
2016: Star Wars: Rogue One: 532.17M
2015: Star Wars: The Force Awakens 936.62M

2014: American Sniper 350.13M
2013: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire 424.67M

Wordwide, three of the last five annual winners were about a female lead.

2017: Beauty and the Beast 1.26B
2016: Captain America: Civil War 1.15B
2015: Star Wars: The Force Awakens 2.07B
2014: Transformers: Age of Extinction 1.10B
2013: Frozen 1.28B

Audiences have spoken.  


CORRECTION: I previously stated that never before had the Top 3 Domestic been about female leads; that was incorrect.  It happened in 1958. 

The Last Jedi has also made more money since the topic was written, but I don't see the need to adjust it.

Last edited by SuaveSocialist - on 01 January 2018