LOS ANGELES (AP) — The appeal of 3-D movies helped boost movie ticket sales to a record $29.9 billion worldwide in 2009.
That's according to the Motion Picture Association of America.
The jump of nearly 8 percent was driven by a rise in ticket prices and the first increase in attendance in the U.S. and Canada in two years.
There were 20 movies released in 3-D last year, less than 4 percent of the total.
But they accounted for 11 percent of the $10.6 billion in ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada, representing almost all of the increase from a year ago.
Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.
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