BEIJING, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- Chinese animated film "Ne Zha" continued leading Chinese mainland box office Tuesday, grossing a total of over 4.21 billion yuan (about 596 million U.S. dollars) in 26 days since its debut, the China Movie Data Information Network said Wednesday.
The feature, already the fourth franchise raking in over 4 billion yuan on the box office chart covering all the films ever screened on the Chinese mainland, earned 49.59 million yuan on Tuesday.
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 heroic youngster shown in previous cinematic works.
Coming in the second was "The Bravest," a Chinese feature film putting spotlight on firefighters, which grossed 24 million yuan Tuesday.
Action crime drama "Line Walker 2" ranked third by raking in 13.35 million yuan on its 14th day of screening.