In a single week, Nezha has become the highest-grossing Chinese animated film ever. Through Friday, the cg feature — which hit China’s theaters on July 26 — had grossed $243.1 million (1.68 billion yuan). That beats the the $220 million gross of Disney’s Zootopia, which was the previous record-holder for highest-grossing animated film in the country.
It also puts the film far ahead of the previous highest-grossing Chinese-produced animated feature, Monkey King: Hero Is Back, which took $153 million in 2015.
Maoyan, China’s foremost movie ticketing platform, reports that more than half the audience is in the 20–29 age bracket. It predicts that Nezha will finish with more than $500 million. (The film was produced by Enlight Media, one of Maoyan’s shareholders.)