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    'Your Name.,' the biggest anime box office hit ever, opens in North America today

    A scene from the 2016 Japanese anime "Your Name." (Funimation Films)
    A scene from the 2016 Japanese anime "Your Name." (Funimation Films)

    The film that unseated "Spirited Away" as the highest-grossing anime film of all time is finally opening in North American movie theaters Friday.

    "Your Name.," a body-swap love story from writer and director Makoto Shinkai, opened on Aug. 26 in Japan before going on to earn more than $328 million worldwide to date.

    And it's done so without an extensive North American release — in order to qualify for Oscar eligibility, the film did have a one-week Los Angeles release in December.

    The Los Angeles Film Critics Assn.'s winner for best animated film is opening Friday on 303 screens. 

    READ THE TIMES' REVIEW OF "YOUR NAME." >

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