“Ip Man 3” opened huge in China last weekend, grossing $72M -- the biggest opening ever for a martial arts film (as its distributor proclaimed). Shows were sold-out across the middle kingdom. But box office trackers noticed something odd and suspicious about those sold-out screenings in some theaters over the weekend: they were for shows before 8am and after midnight, hours when those theaters were closed to the public.

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    03/4/2019 - 2:53 pm | View Website
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    12/21/2017 - 11:08 am | View Website
  • China Box Office: 'Ip Man 3' Opens to $75M Amid Fraud ...
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    06/2/2016 - 7:53 pm | View Website
  • ‘Ip Man 3’ Distributor Suspended For Box Office Fraud ...
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    03/21/2016 - 1:53 am | View Website
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