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China Box Office: "Ip Man 3" Shatters Expectations with $72M Opening

3:47 PM 3/6/2016 by Senh Duong
Mike Tyson vs. Donnie Yen in "Ip Man 3"
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.

China Box Office: “Ip Man 3” Could Be Hurt By Piracy and Impending Blu-ray Release

4:18 PM 3/1/2016 by Senh Duong
Donnie Yen Fights Eleven in "Ip Man 3"
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.

"Ip Man 4": Donnie Yen says "very likely"

7:41 PM 1/20/2016 by Senh Duong
Bruce Lee in "Ip Man 3"
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.

"Ip Man 3" Posters Debut in China with New Release Date

3:00 PM 1/12/2016 by Senh Duong
Donnie Yen in "Ip Man 3"
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).

"Ip Man 3" Will Roll Punch Audiences in China on March 4th

6:56 PM 1/11/2016 by Senh Duong
Mike Tyson in "Ip Man 3"
For reasons unexplained, Wilson Yip’s “Ip Man 3,” the third installment of the popular martial arts franchise starring Donnie Yen, was pulled from its original December 24th release date in China.

Box Office: "Terminator: Genisys" Opens Huge in China, Sequels Guaranteed

11:59 AM 8/25/2015 by Senh Duong
Arnold Schwarzenegger in "Terminator: Genisys"
When “Terminator: Genisys” disappointed at the domestic box office, opening to a ho-hum $27M a few months ago and looking to finish its run in the low $90M range, there were reports that this was the end of the line for the franchise, and Paramount might have to abandon its plans for two more sequels.

Chinese Box Office: "Elysium" Debuts with Solid $11.8M; "The Stolen Years" Ups Total to $19.5M; "Jurassic Park 3D" Plummets

12:12 PM 9/11/2013 by Senh Duong
Elysium
Neill Blomkamp’s scifi thriller “Elysium” debuted in China last week to a solid $11.8M after four days, according EntGroup. The Matt Damon starrer has taken in $85.4M domestically and $212M worldwide. Produced for an expensive $115M (and millions more for marketing), it’ll need home video sales to get into the black because studios only get 40-50% of the box office revenue.

Chinese Box Office: "Jurassic Park 3D" Roars to $50M, "Pacific Rim" Ends With $112M

10:30 AM 9/3/2013 by Senh Duong
Pacific Rim
The 3D re-release of Steven Spielberg’s “Jurassic Park” topped the chart again in China with another $17M, upping its total to a gigantic $50M. That’s better than the $45M it chomped up from the U.S. back in April. At its current rate, it has a chance to get into the $70M range, which would make it the third highest grossing American film in that region this year.

Chinese Box Office: "Mr. Right" Scores Again; "Scoundrel" Continues Huang Bo's Hot Streak; "Drug War" Has Solid Debut

2:31 PM 4/11/2013 by Senh Duong
The Chef, The Actor, The Scoundrel
"Finding Mr. Right" has turned into a mega blockbuster in China. It's the top film there for the past three weeks. Last week (4/1 - 4/7), it took in another $23.4M, upping its total to a staggering $62.5M. The Tang Wei starring film is now the second highest grossing romance in China.

Chinese Box Office: "Finding Mr. Right" Nudges "Die Hard 5" Off Top Slot; "Ip Man: Final Fight" Disappoints

3:51 PM 3/29/2013 by Senh Duong
Finding Mr. Right
In last week's report, I was expecting "Ip Man: Final Fight" to do well enough to at least place second at last week's box office (3/18-3/24), but that didn't happen. It debuted at fifth place with just $1.17M, not even good enough to beat the three-week-old martial arts comedy "Princess and Seven Kung Fu Masters."
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