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FILE - This file image released by Disney shows Dan Stevens as The Beast, left, and Emma Watson as Belle in a live-action adaptation of the animated classic "Beauty and the Beast." Bolstered by hits like “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and “Beauty and the Beast,” the Walt Disney Company is the top grossing studio at the 2017 domestic box office with over $2.2 billion in revenue and 21.2 percent of the market share.(Disney via AP, File)

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Year's box office drops, still 3rd highest gross in history

After two consecutive record-breaking years at the domestic box office, 2017 was the year the momentum slowed — even with the late adrenaline boost of a new "Star Wars" film.