BEIJING, Dec. 24 (Xinhua) -- Domestic thriller film "Fireflies in the Sun" stayed atop the Chinese mainland box office chart on Thursday, data from the China Movie Data Information Network showed Friday.
The movie, which is a sequel to "Sheep Without a Shepherd" released in 2019, depicts the story of a poor family and a desperate father who gives all his efforts to collect money for his son's operation.
On its seventh day of release, the movie raked in nearly 30.8 million yuan (around 4.8 million U.S. dollars), accounting for over 65 percent of the day's total.
Domestic animation "I am Who I am" came in second on the box office chart, generating over 4.4 million yuan on Thursday. The movie tells the stories of three kids realizing their dream of lion dancing through tough practice.
It was followed by domestic epic movie "Crossing the Yalu River," with a daily box office earning of over 3.9 million yuan. Enditem