CULTURE 'Ip Man 4' leads Chinese mainland box office

CULTURE

'Ip Man 4' leads Chinese mainland box office

Xinhua

14:45, December 22, 2019

BEIJING, Dec. 22 (Xinhua) -- "Ip Man 4," the latest installment in the Chinese martial arts film franchise "Ip Man" based on the life of a legendary Wing Chun master, led the Chinese mainland box office Saturday, according to the China Movie Data Information Network Sunday.

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The film raked in about 122.80 million yuan (around 17.54 million U.S. dollars) on Saturday, accounting for nearly 45 percent of the daily total.

Set in the 1960s, the new film sees Donnie Yen reprising the title role as the Kung Fu master who travels to the United States to work with Bruce Lee after the latter decides to open a Wing Chun school.

It was followed by "Sheep Without a Shepherd," a Chinese adaptation of a renowned Indian drama. The film pocketed 67.76 million yuan on Saturday.

Coming in third was American space-opera film "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker," which grossed 26.11 million yuan.

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