'Ne Zha' leads Chinese mainland box office for 20th day

BEIJING, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- Chinese animated film "Ne Zha" topped Chinese mainland box office for the 20th straight day on Wednesday, the China Movie Data Information Network said Thursday.


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Wednesday saw the feature, already the highest-grossing domestic animated film on the Chinese mainland, earned 68.92 million yuan (about 9.76 million U.S. dollars), with a total box office since its July 26 debut reaching nearly 3.76 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 38 million yuan on Wednesday.

Action crime drama "Line Walker 2" ranked third by raking in 26.72 million yuan on its eighth day of screening.