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3:07 PM 3/8/2016 by Senh Duong
“Ip Man 3” opened huge in China last weekend, grossing $72M -- the biggest opening ever for a martial arts film (as its distributor proclaimed). Shows were sold out in theaters across the middle kingdom.
6:17 PM 3/7/2016 by Senh Duong
Donnie Yen was promoting “Ip Man 3” as his last martial arts film, but when it broke box office records late last year in Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore (and pulling in strong numbers in neighboring regions) before it opened in China, he told netizens during an IMDB Q&A that a fourth installment is “very likely.”
2:47 PM 3/6/2016 by Senh Duong
Despite debuting two months later than neighboring territories and amidst piracy fears, “Ip Man 3” shattered expectations with a $72M weekend opening at the box office in China, more than doubling the previous film’s total intake during its entire theatrical run.
12:55 PM 3/4/2016 by Senh Duong
“Ip Man 3” just ended “The Mermaid’s” three-week reign atop the box office in China on Friday with a $24.3M opening, which includes $1M from midnight screenings. Depending on word-of-mouth and how front-loaded the martial arts film is, it’s looking at a huge $70M opening for the entire three-day weekend. “Ip Man 3” is directed by Wilson Yip, stars Donnie Yen, features Mike Tyson as a villain, and has Yuen Woo-Ping choreographing the film’s many outstanding fight scenes.
3:18 PM 3/1/2016 by Senh Duong
Originally, Donnie Yen’s “Ip Man 3” was supposed to be released in China on December 24, 2015. But inexplicably, it was pulled weeks before that date, and pushed to March 4, 2016 -- this coming Friday.
10:04 AM 2/24/2016 by Senh Duong
A few weeks after Stephen Chow’s “The Mermaid” had broken all sorts of box office records in China ($450M and still counting), its U.S. distributor Sony launched the film in 35 theaters over the weekend without any kind of marketing. They just kinda threw it out there.
11:55 AM 2/22/2016 by Senh Duong
“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny,” the sequel to Ang Lee’s Oscar-winning 2000 film, opened in China over the weekend and pulled in $21.3M. Compared to the recording-breaking numbers that Stephen Chow’s “The Mermaid” has amassed in the last couple of weeks -- $42M on opening day and $420M since -- this doesn’t sound like much. But “Sword of Destiny’s” relatively modest weekend opening is actually a solid, maybe even great figure.
8:13 PM 1/24/2016 by Senh Duong
Despite a winter storm that caused many theaters in the East Coast to shut down, “Ip Man 3” pulled in a solid $762K at the box office from 103 theaters in its U.S. debut over the weekend. Its per theater average of $7,402 is the highest of all films currently playing, besting “The Revenant” and “Star Wars:
6:41 PM 1/20/2016 by Senh Duong
Donnie Yen did a q/a with IMDB on Twitter to promote the January 22nd release of “Ip Man 3” in the U.S. When asked by fans about the likelihood of an “Ip Man 4,” he responded encouragingly with “very likely.” I’ve read a similar sentiment from the producer as well.
2:00 PM 1/12/2016 by Senh Duong
Now that “Ip Man 3,” the only force strong enough in the universe to withstand “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at the box office, is officially opening in China on March 4th, the local distributor is rolling out new character posters with the new date (check them out below).