Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 31 to 45 of 58

Thread: Ip Man 3

  1. #31
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    Fremont, CA, U.S.A.
    Posts
    44,252

    This made TMZ

    Mike Tyson Kung-Fu Fightin'
    ... In Brand New Action Flick

    10/1/2015 10:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF



    Mike Tyson's boxing days are over, but he's proving his fists still have fury ... starring in a new Kung-Fu flick alongside some of the biggest names in martial arts movie history.

    The trailer just dropped for "Ip Man 3" ... the follow up to Ip Man 1 and 2 ... and it shows Mike calling punks out to see whose hands are the most lighting fast between a boxer and a Kung-Fu master.

    Mike's in some GREAT company ... the movie stars Donnie Yen as Ip Man (The guy that trained Bruce Lee!!) and Sammo Hung, who between them have starred in over 239 movies ... most of which are the flying-kick-to-the-face variety.

    Check out the trailer ... you get to see a little vintage Mike workin' the speed bag (he's still got it) but if you wanna see him throw down with the big boys on-screen ... you might need to buy a ticket.

    We can't wait.

    I imagine this is exactly the sort of cross-over IM3 is looking for...
    Gene Ching
    Publisher www.KungFuMagazine.com
    Author of Shaolin Trips
    Support our forum by getting your gear at MartialArtSmart

  2. #32
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    Fremont, CA, U.S.A.
    Posts
    44,252

    Official U.S. trailer

    It's Donnie and Iron Mike versus Jackie, Johnny and Bingbing this xmas.

    Gene Ching
    Publisher www.KungFuMagazine.com
    Author of Shaolin Trips
    Support our forum by getting your gear at MartialArtSmart

  3. #33
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    Fremont, CA, U.S.A.
    Posts
    44,252

    U.S theatrical is January 22

    Once again, courtesy of WellGoUSA



    Synopsis

    Donnie Yen (upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2) ignites the screen in a return to the role that made him an icon - as Ip Man, the real-life Wing Chun grandmaster who mentored Bruce Lee. In this explosive third installment of the blockbuster martial arts series, when a band of brutal gangsters led by a crooked property developer (Mike Tyson) make a play to take over the city, Master Ip is forced to take a stand. Fists will fly as some of the most incredible fight scenes ever filmed play out on the big screen in this soon-to-be genre classic.

    Director: Wilson Yip
    Cast: Donnie Yen
    Producer: Bak-Ming Wong
    Genre: Action & Adventure, Foreign
    Sub Genre: Biography, Martial Arts
    Theatrical Date: Jan 22, 2016
    Original Language: Cantonese
    Subtitle: English
    Gene Ching
    Publisher www.KungFuMagazine.com
    Author of Shaolin Trips
    Support our forum by getting your gear at MartialArtSmart

  4. #34
    Quote Originally Posted by geneching View Post
    it's donnie and iron mike versus jackie, johnny and bingbing this xmas.

    cool..............

  5. #35
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    Fremont, CA, U.S.A.
    Posts
    44,252

    WellGoUSA just dropped some posters

    ...including Bruce!






    Gene Ching
    Publisher www.KungFuMagazine.com
    Author of Shaolin Trips
    Support our forum by getting your gear at MartialArtSmart

  6. #36
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Great Lakes State, U.S.A.
    Posts
    1,646

  7. #37
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    Fremont, CA, U.S.A.
    Posts
    44,252

    Opens this Friday

    Here's the list from the Well Go USA site. This is a big opening for them.

    USA THEATER LOCATION

    January 22, 2016
    ALASKA

    Bear Tooth Theatrepub
    1230 W 27th Ave
    Anchorage, AK 99503
    (907) 276-4200

    ATLANTA

    AMC Phipps Plaza 14
    3500 Peachtree Rd
    Atlanta, GA 30326
    (404) 231-1492

    Regal Cinemas Hollywood 24
    3265 Northeast Expy NE
    Chamblee, GA 30341
    (844) 462-7342

    AMC Southlake 24
    7065 Mt Zion Cir
    Morrow, GA 30260

    AUSTIN

    Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
    1120 S Lamar Blvd
    Austin, TX 78704
    (512) 861-7040

    Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Lakeline
    14028 US-183
    Austin, TX 78717
    (512) 861-7070

    BALTIMORE

    Cinemark Egyptian 24
    7000 Arundel Mills Cir
    Hanover, MD 21076
    (443) 755-8990

    BLOOMINGTON

    AMC Showplace Bloomington 11
    1351 S College Mall Rd
    Bloomington, IN 47401

    BOSTON

    AMC Loews Boston Common 19
    175 Tremont St
    Boston, MA 02111
    (617) 423-5801

    BUFFALO

    Regal Cinemas Elmwood Center 16
    2001 Elmwood Ave
    Buffalo, NY 14207
    (844) 462-7342

    CHARLOTTE

    AMC Concord Mills 24
    8421 Concord Mills Blvd.,
    Concord, NC 28027
    (704) 979-0200

    Regal Cinemas Ballantyne Village 5
    14815 Ballantyne Village Way
    Charlotte, NC 28277
    (844) 462-7342

    CLEVELAND

    Cinemark At Valley View And XD
    6001 Canal Rd
    Valley View, OH 44125
    (216) 447-8820

    CHICAGO

    AMC River East 21
    322 East Illinois Street
    Chicago, IL 60611
    (312) 596-0333

    COLUMBUS

    AMC Lennox Town Center 24
    777 Kinnear Rd
    Columbus, OH 43212

    DALLAS

    AMC Grapevine Mills
    3150 Grapevine Mills Parkway
    Grapevine, TX 76051
    (972) 539-5909

    AMC Mesquite 30
    19919 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy
    Mesquite, TX 75149
    (972) 329-3992

    Angelika Film Center
    5321 E Mockingbird Ln
    Dallas, TX 75206
    (214) 841-4713

    Cinemark Legacy
    7201 North Central Expressway
    Plano, TX 75025

    DENVER

    Sie FilmCenter
    2510 E Colfax Ave
    Denver, CO 80206

    Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Littleton
    7301 S Santa Fe Dr
    Littleton, CO 80120
    (303) 730-2470

    DETROIT

    Historic Howell Theater
    315 E Grand River Ave
    Howell, MI 48843
    (517) 579-2355

    EL PASO

    Santikos Silverado IMAX
    24720 TX-249
    Tomball, TX 77375
    (281) 290-0077

    HAWAII

    Consolidated Theatres Kahala 8
    4211 Waialae Avenue #3080
    Honolulu, HI 96816
    (808) 733-6243

    Pearlridge West 16
    98-1005 Moanalua Road
    Aiea, HI 96701
    (808) 483-5339

    HOUSTON

    AMC Gulf Point 30
    11801 South Sam Houston Pkwy E
    Houston, TX 77089

    AMC Studio 30
    2949 Dunvale
    Houston, TX 77063
    (713) 977-4431

    Santikos Palladium AVX Entertainment
    7301 West Grand Parkway South
    Richmond, TX 77407
    (281) 239-4200

    IRVINE

    Edwards University Town Center 6
    4245 Campus Drive, University Center
    Irvine, CA 92612
    (844) 462-7342

    KNOXVILLE

    Regal Cinemas Downtown West 8
    1640 Downtown W Blvd
    Knoxville, TN 37919
    (844) 462-7342

    LANSING

    NCG Eastwood Cinemas
    2500 Showtime Dr
    Lansing, MI 48906
    (517) 316-9100

    LAS VEGAS

    AMC Town Square 18
    6587 Las Vegas Blvd South
    Las Vegas, NV 89119
    (702) 362-7283

    LOS ANGELES

    AMC Burbank Town Center 6
    770 North 1st Street
    Burbank, CA 91501

    AMC Puente Hills 20
    1560 South Azusa Avenue
    City of Industry, CA 91748

    AMC Atlantic Time Square
    450 N Atlantic Blvd
    Monterey Park, CA 91754
    (626) 407-0240

    AMC Orange 30
    20 City Blvd West
    Orange, CA 92868

    Laemmle Playhouse 7
    673 E Colorado Blvd
    Pasadena, CA 91101

    Cinemark 18 & XD
    6081 Center Dr
    Los Angeles, CA 90045
    (310) 568-3394

    MCALLEN

    Cinemark Hollywood 17 + XD
    100 W Nolana Ave
    McAllen, TX 78504
    (956) 682-9438

    MIAMI

    AMC Aventura 24
    19501 Biscayne Blvd #3001
    Aventura, FL 33180
    (305) 466-9880

    NEW ORLEANS

    AMC Elmwood Palace 20
    1200 Elmwood Park Blvd
    Harahan, LA 70123

    NEW YORK CITY

    AMC Empire 25
    234 West 42nd Street
    New York, NY 10036

    IFC Center
    323 6th Ave
    New York, NY 10014
    (212) 924-7771

    College Point Multiplex Cinemas
    2855 Ulmer St
    Flushing, NY 11354

    NEW JERSEY

    AMC Jersey Gardens 20
    651 Kapkowski Road
    Elizabeth, NJ 07201

    PHILADELPHIA

    UA Riverview Plaza Stadium 17
    1400 S Christopher Columbus Blvd
    Philadelphia, PA 19147

    AMC Neshaminy 24
    660 Neshaminy Mall
    Bensalem, PA 19020
    (215) 396-8050

    AMC Cherry Hill 24
    2121 NJ-38
    Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
    (856) 486-7420

    Cinemark University City 6
    230 S 40th St
    Philadelphia, PA 19104
    (215) 386-0869

    PHOENIX

    Harkins Arizona Mills
    5000 S Arizona Mills Cir
    Tempe, AZ 85282

    Victory Theatre
    555 E Entertainment Ave
    Safford, AZ 85546
    (928) 428-1503

    PITTSBURGH

    Hollywood Theater Dormont
    1449 Potomac Ave
    Pittsburgh, PA 15216
    (412) 563-0368

    AMC Waterfront
    300 West Waterfront Dr.
    West Homestead, PA 15120

    PORTLAND

    Kiggins Theatre
    1011 Main St
    Vancouver, WA 98660
    (360) 737-3161

    Regal Cinemas Fox Tower 10
    846 SW Park Ave
    Portland, OR 97205
    (844) 462-7342

    RALEIGH-DURHAM

    AMC Southpoint 17
    8030 Renaissance Pkwy
    Durham, NC 27713
    (919) 313-6627

    SAN DIEGO

    AMC La Jolla 12
    8657 Villa La Jolla Dr #129
    La Jolla, CA 92037
    (858) 458-1098

    AMC Mission Valley 20
    1640 Camino Del Rio N
    San Diego, CA 92108

    SAN FRANCISCO / BAY AREA

    Landmark Shattuck Cinemas
    2230 Shattuck Ave
    Berkeley, CA 94704
    (510) 644-2992

    AMC Metreon 16
    35 4th St Suite 3000
    San Francisco, CA 94103

    Camera 3
    288 S Second St
    San Jose, CA 95113
    (408) 294-3334

    Century 25 Union Landing & XD
    32100 Union Landing Blvd
    Union City, CA 94587
    (510) 487-9347

    Cinemark 20 Great Mall
    1010 Great Mall Dr
    Milpitas, CA 95035
    (408) 942-7441

    Four Star
    2200 Clement St
    San Francisco, CA 94121
    (415) 666-3488

    Cinemark Century 20 Daly City
    1901 Junipero Serra Blvd.
    Daly City, CA 94015
    (650)994-2488

    SEATTLE

    AMC Pacific Place 11
    600 Pine Street - Ste 400
    Seattle, WA 98101
    (206) 652-8908

    Cinemark Century Federal Way
    2001 S Commons
    Federal Way, WA 98003
    (253) 946-0942

    SANTA FE

    Regal Cinemas DeVargas Mall Cinema 6
    562 N Guadalupe St
    Santa Fe, NM 87501
    (844) 462-7342

    WASHINGTON, D.C.

    AMC Hoffman Center 22
    206 Swamp Fox Rd
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    (703) 236-1083

    AMC Loews Rio Cinemas 18
    9811 Washingtonian Ctr
    Gaithersburg, MD 20878

    Angelika Film Center at Mosaic
    2911 District Ave
    Fairfax, VA 22031
    (571) 512-3301

    Angelika Pop-Up at Union Market
    550 Penn St NE
    Washington, DC 20002
    (571) 512-3313

    February 4, 2016
    SYRACUSE

    Cornell Cinema
    104 Willard Straight Hall
    Ithaca, NY 14853
    (607) 255-3522

    January 27, 2016

    SOUTH DAKOTA

    Sioux Falls - Indievents
    214 W 10th St
    Sioux Falls, SD 57104
    (605) 274-0700


    February 5, 2016

    ALBUQUERQUE

    Guild Cinema
    3405 Central Ave NE
    Albuquerque, NM 87106
    (505) 255-1848

    CHICAGO

    Normal Theater
    209 W North St
    Normal, IL 61761
    (309) 454-9720

    CANADA THEATER LOCATION

    January 22, 2016
    OTTAWA

    Mayfair Theatre
    1074 Bank St
    Ottawa, ON K1S 3X3, Canada

    TORONTO

    Cineplex Scotiabank
    259 Richmond St W

    Cineplex Cinemas Winston Churchill
    2081 Winston Park Dr
    Oakville, ON L6H 6P5, Canada
    +1 905-829-2009

    Cineplex Cinemas Scarborough
    Scarborough Town Centre, 300 Borough Drive, Scarborough
    ON, M1P 4P5 Canada
    416-290-5217

    Cineplex Cinemas Markham & VIP
    79 Enterprise Blvd #169
    Markham, ON L6G 0E7, Canada

    VANCOUVER

    Cineplex Cinemas SilverCity Riverport
    14211 Entertainment Way
    Richmond, BC V6W 1K4, Canada

    Cineplex Cinemas Odeon International Village
    3, 88 West Pender Street
    Vancouver, BC V6B 6N9, Canada

    ALBERTA

    Cinema City Movies 12
    5074 130 Avenue
    Edmonton, AB T5A 5A9, Canada
    +1 780-472-9779

    Cineplex Odeon Sunridge Spectrum Cinemas
    2555 32 St NE #400
    Calgary, AB T1Y 7J6, Canada
    +1 403-717-1200

    WINNIPEG

    Cinema City Northgate
    Northgate, 1399 McPhillips St.
    Winnipeg, MB R2V 3C4, Canada
    +1 204-334-6234

    MONTREAL

    Cineplex Forum
    2313 Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest #101
    Montréal, QC H3H 1N2, Canada
    +1 514-904-1274
    Gene Ching
    Publisher www.KungFuMagazine.com
    Author of Shaolin Trips
    Support our forum by getting your gear at MartialArtSmart

  8. #38
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    Fremont, CA, U.S.A.
    Posts
    44,252

    In Person in Los Angeles

    I was just passed this by a Well Go USA rep. I don't see the offer on the ipman3.com site yet, but if you're in L.A. and want to go, keep your eye on this.

    Name:  in person.jpg
Views: 522
Size:  93.4 KB
    Gene Ching
    Publisher www.KungFuMagazine.com
    Author of Shaolin Trips
    Support our forum by getting your gear at MartialArtSmart

  9. #39
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    Fremont, CA, U.S.A.
    Posts
    44,252

    Opens today!

    Read our exclusive coverage: IP MAN 3: I Think I Can Beat Mike Tyson by Greg Lynch Jr.
    Gene Ching
    Publisher www.KungFuMagazine.com
    Author of Shaolin Trips
    Support our forum by getting your gear at MartialArtSmart

  10. #40
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    Fremont, CA, U.S.A.
    Posts
    44,252

    Variety coverage

    Oh Donnie. That suit!

    ‘Ip Man 3’ Actor Mike Tyson Believes His Fighting Background Gave Him an Edge


    BUCHAN/VARIETY/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK

    JANUARY 21, 2016 | 01:48PM PT
    Margaret Lenker
    The third installment of the “Ip Man” series premiered Wednesday in Los Angeles at the Pacific Theaters at the Grove. While the movie bowed in Hong Kong over the holidays, both Donnie Yen (Ip Man) and Mike Tyson (Frank) attended the Los Angeles debut of “Ip Man 3,” with much appreciation from fans.

    Before the screening, Well Go SVP Jason Pfardrescher led the audience in a classic “Ip Man” chant, complete with a brief Kung Fu move. Both Yen and Tyson introduced the film, eliciting applause from the audience.

    “Ip Man 3” follows the iconic character Ip Man — the real-life Wing Chun Kung Fu master who mentored Bruce Lee — as he defends his son’s school when a band of gangsters led by crook Frank attempt to take over the city.

    Although “Ip Man 3” has an abundance of Wing Chun Kung Fu, Yen explains he is an actor first, and a martial arts professional second. “I mean at the end of the day, acting is acting, right? The most important [aspect] is just playing the character,” Yen said. “I think there’s an advantage of being a martial arts actor, because not only do you have to craft your acting skills, but you’ve also got to know enough of martial arts.”

    Yen’s mother was his first martial arts instructor, and he’s thankful for what his mother instilled in him. “I think from a martial arts background, my mom gave me a very strong foundation,” Yen said. “Of course, I thank my mom for giving me that kind of family background.”

    Tyson retired from fighting in 2005, but has returned to the spotlight through acting. After appearing in pieces such as “The Hangover,” “Entourage” and his one-man show on Broadway, “Mike Tyson: The Undisputed Truth,” Tyson explained his fighting background has helped his new ventures. “I’m used to being under pressure,” Tyson said. “I’m pretty composed. I believe that gave me an edge.”

    Tyson and Yen duke it out in the film, each using his own skill. “If those two have to go head-to-head, that’s going to be a fight,” co-host of “American Ninja Warrior,” Akbar Gbaja-Biamila said. “That’s going to get me out of my seat. That’s too much action for one movie.”

    Some of Tyson’s friends attended the premiere to support the new actor. Boxer Danny Musico was 14 years old when he first met Tyson at a training facility in Upstate New York, and he explained his utter excitement for Tyson’s success and appreciation for the martial arts in “Ip Man 3.” “That’s what I actually really love about this movie,” Musico said. “It’s them doing their own fight scenes. A lot of it is they just keep the cameras going when they’re doing it. You wouldn’t know if it’s supposed to be or not supposed to be. It’s just them naturally being fighters.”
    Gene Ching
    Publisher www.KungFuMagazine.com
    Author of Shaolin Trips
    Support our forum by getting your gear at MartialArtSmart

  11. #41
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    Fremont, CA, U.S.A.
    Posts
    44,252

    Extra

    January 22, 2016
    Mike Tyson on Hoverboard Fail: ‘My Pride Was Hurt'

    http://extratv.com/videos/0_buwo9od8

    On Thursday, “Extra’s” Charissa Thompson sat down with Mike Tyson and Donnie Yen at Universal Studios Hollywood, where they promoted their film, “Ip Man 3.”

    Tyson recently made headlines for falling off his hoverboard... with the clip posted on his Instagram. On the incident Mike shared, “Well, my pride was hurt pretty bad.”

    “Ip Man 3” hits theaters today!
    Talking 'bout IP3 so naturally the headline is 'hoverboard fail'
    Gene Ching
    Publisher www.KungFuMagazine.com
    Author of Shaolin Trips
    Support our forum by getting your gear at MartialArtSmart

  12. #42
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    Fremont, CA, U.S.A.
    Posts
    44,252

    First forum review!

    The ezine articles don't really count, but Greg was spot on about Tyson's voice in his review for us. Tyson's English was his usual lithpy self but the Chinese was distractingly deeper. His whole story arc was oddly superfluous in the end, surpringly not even the finale fight, but did provide an excuse for a lot of gratuitous fight scenes, just as oppressive mob bosses do in martial arts flicks.

    IP3 had such Chinese melodrama and yet that didn't get too distracting from the action, although only barely so. Perhaps I was forgiving because of its random artsy strokes - the moth on the dummy, the lost red balloon, the focus on the water glass, the relationships with the kids. There was more of a love story than I anticipated, but such is the Chinese palette in movies nowadays. This will probably put out the narrow martial arts flick fans who aren't as tuned into Asian film right now.

    The fights were good - very YWP with his wire-fu defiance of physics, but some satisfyingly long complicated single-shot sequences were delivered. Donnie is still strong in the role.

    I enjoyed it overall and it tempts me to revisit parts 1 & 2. 3 wasn't as good as 1 (if memory serves) but decent closure from 2.
    Gene Ching
    Publisher www.KungFuMagazine.com
    Author of Shaolin Trips
    Support our forum by getting your gear at MartialArtSmart

  13. #43
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    CA, USA
    Posts
    4,885
    I actually liked part 3 better than part 2.

    I had been expecting Mike Tyson to play a much bigger role, meaning, as an arch-villain. But it was fun to see him fighting in a HK/Chinese movie. However, Mike was an anachronism in 1959 Hong Kong. He was like a modern guy who took a time machine back to the late '50s, rather than a person of the time.

    They screwed up the Bruce Lee timeline. If I'm not mistaken, BL actually began WC around 1954 or so, and he had already left HK by '59. But then again, it's clear these Ip Man movies are not intended as accurate biographies.

    I didn't mind the drama. IMO, this was Donnie's most human portrayal of Ip Man.

    Yuen Woo Ping's choreography is better here than it has been in years. I had started to believe he had run out of ideas, based on most of his work in recent years.

    If I have a gripe, it's that these Ip Man movies portray all non-Wing Chun CMA as worse than useless. In part 3, the styles most obviously taken shots at are CLF and Mantis. Even though CLf isn't mentioned by name, it's very clear they're showing it as such, by Mike's right-hand thug and his sifu, played by Leung Kar-Yan. Not only are these portrayals unfair, but also completely inaccurate and biased. Why in the hell would any of these other "sifu" have had students at all if all their arts sucked so badly? I'm asking this in relation to the 'reality' that the movie's characters inhabit. In the movie's version of reality, surely everyone would've figured out long ago how badly the other teachers and their styles sucked, right? The Ip Man movies even portray foreign arts as superior to CMA (again, except for WC). Japanese Karate, Western boxing, Muay Thai. So while the first two Ip Man films masqueraded as Chinese pride films, in reality they were only WC pride films.

    *Speaking of anachronisms, another one that nobody but a knife aficionado would spot is the automatic knife (switchblade) pulled out by the right-hand thug. I couldn't tell if it was quality or a cheapie, but it is clearly of modern design.
    Last edited by Jimbo; 01-25-2016 at 03:12 PM.

  14. #44
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    Fremont, CA, U.S.A.
    Posts
    44,252

    2016 Newest HD: Donnie Yen LIVE Peformance Chinese New Year Gala 甄子丹 春晚 (Most watched

    Gene Ching
    Publisher www.KungFuMagazine.com
    Author of Shaolin Trips
    Support our forum by getting your gear at MartialArtSmart

  15. #45
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    Fremont, CA, U.S.A.
    Posts
    44,252

    I thought this came out already...in China...

    Just like Monkey King 2, we got in theaters first. It's a wild time for the Chinese and U.S. film market.

    China Box Office: “Ip Man 3” Could Be Hurt By Piracy and Impending Blu-ray Release
    Posted 3:18 PM March 1st, 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.

    Maybe the distributor felt that the period between those dates were too competitive, jam-packed with potential hits. In hindsight, if that was their reason, then they were right. That period produced ten films that grossed over $100M each: “Devil and Angle” ($100M); “Mr. Six” ($137M); “Mojin - The Lost Legend” ($256M); “Detective Chin Tang” ($125M); “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” ($125M); “Kung Fu Panda 3” ($150M); “The Monkey King 2” ($179M); “From Macau to Vegas 3” ($168M); and of course, the record-breaking “Mermaid” ($488M).

    If it’s any consolation to the producers of “Ip Man 3,” Jackie Chan’s action-comedy “Skiptrace” was also suddenly pulled from the same release date. Chan’s film currently does not have a date set for China.

    Delaying the release of “Ip Man 3” two months later produces several problems for its producers that could impact the film’s performance at the box office.

    First, they would have to redo all of their marketing materials.

    Second, I’m not sure if Yen can still promote it as his last martial arts film when he and the film’s producers have repeatedly said that “Ip Man 4” is “very likely” now because of its recording-breaking success in regions nearby China during its initial release.

    Third, the film has already been pirated and shared online. On one of the pirate sites, the downloads have already exceeded 400,000.

    Finally, neighboring countries will release the “Ip Man 3” blu-ray within weeks of its China theatrical debut. Soon, there’ll be crystal clear versions of the film floating around online. The distributors will try to combat that by showing the film primarily in 3D, which is still a thing in China.

    Less of a factor might be the fact that another Donnie Yen movie, “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny,” was released only a few weeks ago and is still playing.

    So how much does “Ip Man 3” need to make in order to break even? The film cost $36M to produce. The film company generally gets 45% of the box office. It has already grossed around $30M in foreign markets. All it needs from China is $50M if we’re basing this solely on theatrical revenue and excluding marketing cost and video sales.

    That’s very doable even with the piracy and blu-ray issues because the China market has expanded so much since the first two installments. Since “Ip Man 2,” China’s film market has grown from $1.5B to $6.8B. “Ip Man” (2008) and “Ip Man 2” (2010) grossed $14M and $30M, respectively. Although those figures seem modest now, they were blockbusters in their respective years.

    Even though “Ip Man 3” only needs to “roll punch” $50M in ticket sales from the China audience to break even, I think it still needs to get to $100M in order for it to be considered a hit nowadays. And that figure could be affected by online piracy and the impending blu-ray release. We’ll see in a few days.

    (Box office figures from Entgroup.cn)
    Gene Ching
    Publisher www.KungFuMagazine.com
    Author of Shaolin Trips
    Support our forum by getting your gear at MartialArtSmart

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •