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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)

Source:  http://www.boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?yr=2017

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

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and yet some people still believe sexism is a huge problem these days...



KLXVER said:
and yet some people still believe sexism is a huge problem these days...

It totally is, for men!

I think this is also a reflection of who actually goes to the movies. Young wimmenz!

I mean I already argue popular radio stations suck because its women primarily listening.



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Star Wars will do great regardless. Take those out and it's 50/50 or less.




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Finally they found out how to monetize male guilt.

Now do the same for gaming, please!



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vivster said:
Finally they found out how to monetize male guilt.

Now do the same for gaming, please!

I would be fine with that.... as long as they have big boobs and wear little clothing. 



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eva01beserk said:
vivster said:
Finally they found out how to monetize male guilt.

Now do the same for gaming, please!

I would be fine with that.... as long as they have big boobs and wear little clothing. 

Obviously. Just get all the schlongs out of my games.



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Star Wars could have starred a cat and it would have been on that list.



KLXVER said:
and yet some people still believe sexism is a huge problem these days...

LMAO what kind of logic is this. I guess because Obama was president racism can't be a problem either? I guess if a man marries a woman, he can't be a sexist pig?