A positive note to start the new year on: female leads conquered the box office in 2017.
For the first time since 1958, the top three highest-grossing releases in the US featured female leads.
According to data from Box Office Madness, which tracks charts before 1980, and Box Office Mojo, which tracks charts after 1980, the last time three films led by women occupied the top spots was 1958.
At its front, Daisy Ridley’s Rey and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which became the highest-grossing film of the year in the US on Sunday with $517 million.
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