2018 is definitely a golden year for Malaysia’s film industry as three local films have set all-time new records by raking in more than RM30 million each at the box office!
The amount is almost double that of the previous highest-grossing Malaysian film Abang Long Fadil 2 which tallied at RM18.15 million at the box office.
Horror film Munafik 2 led the year’s highest grossing local films, minting RM42 million at the box office.
Horror-comedy Hantu Kak Limah cashed in second at RM36 million and military action film PASKAL the Movie came in third with RM30 million to date.
After the success of PASKAL, we were left wondering if any other local action movie could top the excitement and adrenaline rush the movie PASKAL, inspired by true events, gave us.
Well, it seems it may have a strong contender now in Polis Evo 2 (PE2), the sequel to the crowd favourite Polis Evo, and was released on November 22.
The movie has already received rave reviews and Malaysian audiences are thrilled.
Just five days after the premiere, Polis Evo 2 had already raked in more than RM 10 million!
There is more… Lee Chong Wei’s biopic movie Rise of the Legend aired on 8,000 cinemas in China, while Pulang was available in 190 countries through an exclusive premiere on Netflix.
Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Eddin Syazlee Shith said that the year 2018 can be regarded as the most exciting and encouraging year in the country’s film industry especially in efforts to penetrate the international market.
With Malaysia’s film industry scoring smashing hits in 2018, 2019 could turn out to be even better with OTT players like Viu going all out to make Malaysian content go global.
Plus VOD player dimsum has just launched in Singapore as part of their regional expansion…