A poster for Chinese biographical martial art title ‘Ip Man 4’ at a cinema in Yichang, central China's Hubei Province, December 14, 2019. (Photo: VCG)
BEIJING, Dec. 23 (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 Sunday, according to the China Movie Data Information Network Monday.
The film raked in 99.86 million yuan (around 14 million U.S. dollars) on Sunday, accounting for more than 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 54.41 million yuan on its 10th day of screening.
Coming in third was Chinese romance film "Only Cloud Knows," which grossed about 18.53 million yuan on Sunday.