Emma Watson as Belle and Kevin Kline as Maurice in Beauty and the Beast, the year’s second highest-grossing film. Photo: Laurie Sparham/Disney/AP
Emma Watson as Belle and Kevin Kline as Maurice in Beauty and the Beast, the year’s second highest-grossing film. Photo: Laurie Sparham/Disney/AP

Fewer major roles for females in 2017’s top-grossing films, for all that it was the year of Wonder Woman

Less than a quarter of the protagonists in the year’s 100 biggest grossing films were female characters, down from 2016, annual study finds

Emma Watson as Belle and Kevin Kline as Maurice in Beauty and the Beast, the year’s second highest-grossing film. Photo: Laurie Sparham/Disney/AP
Emma Watson as Belle and Kevin Kline as Maurice in Beauty and the Beast, the year’s second highest-grossing film. Photo: Laurie Sparham/Disney/AP
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