BEIJING, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) — Chinese animated film “Ne Zha” continued leading Chinese mainland box office Sunday, grossing a total of 4.11 billion yuan (about 585 million U.S. dollars) in the 24 days since its debut, the China Movie Data Information Network said Monday.
On Sunday alone, the highest-grossing domestic animation on the Chinese mainland earned nearly 109 million yuan.
Loosely based on the tale of Nezha, a beloved Chinese mythological figure, the film features a daring overhaul of Nezha’s appearance and depicts him more as a mischievous boy than the hero kid in previous cinematic works.
Coming in the second was “The Bravest,” a Chinese feature film putting spotlight on firefighters, which grossed 44.85 million yuan Sunday.
Chinese crime film “Bodies at Rest,” which focuses on two legal medical experts trapped in hijack, was ranked the third by raking in about 30.52 million yuan on its third day of screening.
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