Ip Man 4: The Finale is now the highest grossing Chinese film of all time in Malaysia, according to its Malaysian distributor.
Film distributor Lotus Five Star announced the achievement via Instagram yesterday (Jan 8). As of Jan 1, the movie had grossed RM30.3 mil since it opened on December 19, 2019, beating the previous record holder Ip Man 3's RM30mil in 2015. (Update: As of yesterday (Jan 8), the movie has grossed RM34mil).
Ip Man 4 also held the top spot in the Malaysian box office for 20 consecutive days after its release, holding off challenges from Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker (which opened on the same day) and Jumanji: The Next Level.
Ip Man 4: The Finale, is the final chapter of the Ip Man series directed by Wilson Yip and starring Yen as the legendary Wing Chun grandmaster. In it, Ip Man visits his former student Bruce Lee (Danny Chan) in San Francisco to see his Wing Chun school, but gets caught up with the struggles of the Chinese immigrants there, and also incurs the wrath of a US military officer, played by Scott Adkins.
During a media session in Kuala Lumpur recently, Yen said that this will definitely be the last time he plays the character.
“All good things come to an end, and I feel we’ve given Ip Man the most complete ending possible with Ip Man 4. As an actor, I also want to look for other roles and challenges," he said.
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