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

Topic |   American films

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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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