Poster of the animated movie Ne Zha
"Ne Zha," the domestic animated film which is now wildly popular among Chinese audiences, dominated the Chinese mainland box office for another day on Friday, the China Movie Data Information Network said Saturday.
After becoming the highest-grossing domestic animated film in China on its fifth day of screening, the popularity of "Ne Zha" showed no signs of waning, raking in almost 200 million yuan (about 29 million U.S. dollars) Friday with its total box office added up to nearly 1.67 billion yuan.
Coming in second was domestic film "The Bravest," which tells the stories of a team of valiant firefighters. The domestic disaster film pocketed about 107 million yuan on Friday, contributing to its total box office of 281 million yuan.
It is followed by domestic comedy "Coward Hero," which generated a total box office of 24.5 million yuan on its Friday debut.