‘Ip Man 4: The Finale’ grosses USD1.46M in North America

LOS ANGELES (Xinhua) – Ip Man 4: The Finale, the latest installment in the Chinese martial arts film franchise Ip Man, has grossed more than USD730,000 in its opening weekend in North America with a five-day total of 1.46 million dollars through last Sunday.

Ip Man 4: The Finale was released by Well Go USA Entertainment in Chinese and English with English and Chinese subtitles in select North American cities including Sacramento, New York and San Francisco.

According to studio figures released on Monday by United States (US) analytics firm Comscore, the biographical martial arts film earned USD737,718 from 70 locations with a strong per-theatre average of USD10,539, ranking 16th among 73 films on the North American weekend box office chart.

It landed in second on Comscore Specialised Top 10 Weekend Box Office Actuals Chart for films released in fewer than 1,000 locations.

Directed by Wilson Yip, the new film sees Donnie Yen reprising the title role as the legendary Wing Chun kung fu master. In the film, following the death of his wife, Ip Man travels to the US in order to ease the tensions between the local kung fu masters and his star student, Bruce Lee, and gets involved in a dispute between local armed forces and a Chinese martial arts school in San Francisco’s Chinatown.

The US review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gives Ip Man 4: The Finale a score of 90 per cent based on 21 critics’ reviews and 1,521 Internet Movie Database (IMDb) users have given a weighted average vote of 7.6 out of 10 for the film to date.

Donnie Yen (L) plays the martial arts master for the last time in ‘Ip Man 4: The Finale’. PHOTO: THESTAR