BEIJING, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- Chinese animated film "Ne Zha" has been leading Chinese mainland box office for 18 straight days until Monday since its debut, the China Movie Data Information Network said Tuesday.
The feature, already the highest-grossing domestic animated film on the Chinese mainland, earned 88.21 million yuan (about 12 million U.S. dollars) on Monday, with a total box office of more than 3.6 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 46.64 million yuan on Monday.
Action crime drama "Line Walker 2" ranked third by raking in 34.68 million yuan on its sixth day of screening.