LOS ANGELES, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) -- "Ip Man 4: The Finale," the latest installment in the Chinese martial arts film franchise Ip Man, grossed nearly 670,000 U.S. dollars in its second weekend in North America with a 12-day total of 2.866 million dollars through Sunday.
According to the studio figures released on Monday by U.S. analytics firm Comscore, the biographical martial arts film earned 669,054 dollars from 125 locations with a modest per-theater average of 5,325 dollars, ranking 17th among 82 films on the North American weekend box office chart.
"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.
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 United States 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 U.S. review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gives "Ip Man 4: The Finale" a score of 91 percent based on 22 critics' reviews and 2,750 Internet Movie Database (IMDb) users have given a weighted average vote of 7.5 out of 10 for the film to date.