Can Disney make a 'Star Wars' prequel fans will like?

Due to movies like “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “Hidden Figures,” and “Arrival,” Hollywood noticed a document variety of feminine lead roles in 2016.

Females made up 29% of protagonists within the prime 100 movies on the U.S. field workplace, in keeping with a new study by San Diego State College’s Middle for the Research of Girls in Tv & Movie.

That quantity was up 7% from 2015, which represents “latest historic highs,” in keeping with the middle.

The examine discovered that males made up 54% as a essential character within the prime movies of final 12 months. (One other 17% of the flicks had ensembles as protagonists.)

Girls additionally made up 37% of main characters, which was up three% from final 12 months — one other excessive.

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Movies like “Rogue One” helped 2016 see a document variety of feminine protagonists on display.

Final 12 months confirmed that movies with feminine leads cannot solely break the field workplace, however could make waves in awards season.

“Rogue One,” the highest movie of the 12 months, noticed Felicity Jones’ Jyn Erso lead a pack of rebels in opposition to the evil Empire in Disney’s first “Star Wars” spinoff. The movie went on to make greater than a $520 million domestically.

Different feminine led movies like “Hidden Figures” and “Arrival” noticed spectacular field workplace totals, and each are nominated for Greatest Image at this Sunday’s 89th Academy Awards.

CNNMoney (New York) First revealed February 21, 2017: 2:21 PM ET