'Ip Man 4' China box office sales hit 1 bln yuan

BEIJING, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese mainland box office sales of "Ip Man 4" shot past 1 billion yuan (about 144 million U.S. dollars) Saturday, according to figures from the China Movie Data Information Network.


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"Ip Man 4," the latest installment in the Chinese martial arts film franchise "Ip Man" based on the life of the legendary Wing Chun master of the same name, premiered on the Chinese mainland on Dec. 20, 2019.

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.

The 2016 film "Ip Man 3" generated a Chinese mainland box office revenue of more than 770 million yuan.