"Ne Zha" leads Chinese mainland box office for 19th day

2019-08-14 03:28:25 GMT2019-08-14 11:28:25(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

BEIJING, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- Chinese animated film "Ne Zha" topped Chinese mainland box office for the 19th straight day on Tuesday, the China Movie Data Information Network said Wednesday.

Tuesday saw the feature, already the highest-grossing domestic animated film on the Chinese mainland, earned nearly 77 million yuan (about 11 million U.S. dollars), with a total box office since its July 26 debut reaching nearly 3.7 billion 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 second was "The Bravest," a Chinese feature film putting spotlight on firefighters, which grossed 42 million yuan on Tuesday.

Action crime drama "Line Walker 2" ranked third by raking in 30 million yuan on its seventh day of screening.