Only 17 days after its release, Munafik 2 has earned RM40mil at the box office. This makes the horror flick the No. 1 local film of all time in Malaysia. Munafik 2 overtook Hantu Kak Limah which earned RM37mil since its release in early August. (Read our review here)

Director and lead actor Syamsul Yusof is elated with the news of Munafik 2’s earnings. “A collection of RM40mil in 17 days is an extraordinary phenomenon in Malaysian cinematic history. It’s not easy for a Malay film to achieve this status. It’s a Malay film tsunami,” he said in a social media posting while thanking fans. 

Munafik 2 tells the story of a cult leader who misinterprets Islamic teachings for his own gain. Ustaz Adam, played by Syamsul, takes on the cult leader as he comes to the aid of a single mother who is being held captive. The film also stars Maya Karin, Mawi and Nasir Bilal Khan.

The sequel was made with a budget of RM2.9mil.

Also read: Actress Maya Karin: “You can’t be a sissy when doing a horror film”