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Famed director Hayao Miyazaki’s latest animated film, “Howl’s Moving Castle,” chalked up 1.48 billion yen in box-office revenue and attracted an audience of 1.1 million people in its first two days of release.

According to distributor Toho Co., it is a new record for a domestic film, surpassing the record set by Miyazaki’s previous work, “Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi” (Spirited Away) by 40 percent, Toho said.

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