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Total box-office revenue in Japan hit a record ¥261.1 billion ($2.4 billion) in 2019, up 17.4 percent from the previous year, aided by mega-hits such as the animated film “Weathering With You,” the Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan said Tuesday.

Cinema attendance surpassed 190 million nationwide, pushing box-office revenue above the previous high of ¥235.5 billion in 2016, the association said.

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