"Ip Man 4" leads Chinese mainland box office

2019-12-26 03:34:54 GMT2019-12-26 11:34:54(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

BEIJING, Dec. 26 (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 Wednesday, according to the China Movie Data Information Network Thursday.

The film raked in 52.18 million yuan (around 7.48 million U.S. dollars) on Wednesday, accounting for more than 40 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 36.95 million yuan on its 13th day of screening.

Coming in third was Chinese romance film "Only Cloud Knows," which grossed about 13.67 million yuan on Wednesday.