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IP MAN 3's Mainland box office had problems. After the film bureau investigation, 32 million yuan RMB was falsified box office, 56 million RMB was self purchased box office. The authorities immediately ordered the distribution company to halt operation for a month and the related cinemas received serious warnings. The film's producer Raymond Wong Pak Ming yesterday admitted, "we sold the distribution rights of this film to a Mainland distribution company. Whatever they did had nothing to do with us and was beyond our control. However this film indeed broke box office records when it was released in many places, so I felt that as long as it was properly released in the Mainland, it could have good performance. There was no need to do so much, the film was truly well made!"
Wong Pak Ming even agreed with the Mainland film bureau for taking action this time to serve as a warning. However he was still fully confident in IP MAN 3's box office. "Even after 32 million yuan RMB, the film made 770 million and would extremely likely to surpass 800 million. As far as I understood, actually the box office was more chaotic in the first few days of release. Later it was already fine."