Sammo Hung (L) and Donnie Yen (R) at the celebration party. [Photo: CFP]
Wilson Yip at the celebration party. [Photo: CFP]
Raymond Wong at the celebration party. [Photo: CFP]
Chinese martial-arts film "Ip Man 2" has raked in 200 million yuan (US$30 million) in the 16 days since its release, M1905.com reports.
A celebration party was held Wednesday in Beijing with director Wilson Yip and lead actors Donnie Yen, Sammo Hung and Louis Fan in attendance.
However, producer An Xiaofen says the film could have earned much more. "Ip Man 2" was leaked online on May 4, one week after its release. The pirated version has attracted more than 10 million clicks. That would amount to 300 million yuan (US$44 million) at the box office, the producer estimated.
An says legal actions have been taken against the Web sites involved.
"Ip Man 2", a biopic about Bruce Lee's mentor, Ip Man, opened in cinemas on April 27 following the success of the 2008 film "Ip Man".
Donnie Yen, who plays the title character, said Wednesday that he is unlikely to continue the role if a third installment is made.
"I don't really want to play Ip Man again, but I know many people want me to continue. I don't want to talk more about this for now."
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