In 1958, the box office looked very different than it does now. For example, there were no superhero movies and no Star Wars movies to dominate the movie industry. Instead, the three highest grossing movies of the year were South Pacific, Auntie Mame, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
What do these three movies all have in common, aside from the fact that they would never be among the highest grossing movies in 2017, you might ask? Well, each of those movies was anchored by a performance from a lead woman.
Since then, the three highest grossing movies at the box office have never again featured three women as the respective main characters. That is, until 2017.
That’s right, the almost sixty year drought of women dominating the box office is over thanks to a slew of releases that were beloved by critics and audiences alike!
For most of the year, Beauty and the Beast, Disney’s remake of their 1991 animated classic, was atop the box office charts and this movie, of course, starred Emma Watson as Belle, the lead character in the production.
Close to it all year was Wonder Woman, the first film in the DC Extended Universe to receive good reviews, and this, of course, starred Gal Gadot as the titular hero.
Then, right at the end of the year, the Daisy Ridley as Rey-led film, Star Wars: The Last Jedi crushed the competition and vaulted to the top, leaving the three highest grossing movies of the year to be three films that starred women
More from Entertainment
ORLANDO, Florida — Wrestling is, by its very nature, a story that never ends. There are no periods, just a continuous …
Television producer and reality TV show judge Simon Cowell hasn't used his mobile phone in almost a year — and …
Sweet moment soldier surprises his Philadelphia 76ers dancer girlfriend live at Saturday night’s game after returning from 11-month deployment
A Philadelphia 76ers dancer had a heartwarming reunion with her army boyfriend at Saturday night's game. Video shows the moment 23-year-old …