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Question: Where are the top three movie-producing industries in the world?

Hint: Yes, they all end in “-ollywood,” and, yes, one of them is in fact Hollywood.

Answer: But the United States’ vaunted movie machine is not first, as lovers of Indian “Bollywood” flicks surely know. Nor, however, is it even second any more. According to the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Nollywood has moved into the runner-up position. (That’s the moniker for Nigeria’s film industry, for those less well-acquainted with the global distribution of -ollywoods.)

What’s more, it wasn’t even close.

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