Upin and Ipin’s latest movie, Keris Siamang Tunggal, released on March 21 has earned RM12.1mil at the box office in seven days.
Although it has yet to beat the record set by Munafik 2, which earned RM21.6mil in just four days, Keris Siamang Tunggal has bettered the 2009 animated feature, Geng: Pengembaraan Bermula, featuring Upin and Ipin, which had earned RM6.2mil. Both films are produced by Les’ Copaque Production, the company behind the long-running TV series Upin & Ipin.
The film was made with a production cost reaching almost RM20mil and over a period of five years.
In a previous interview, Burhanuddin Radzi, the film’s executive producer said: “That cost was incurred because we wanted to improve our animators’ technical skill. This is to ensure Keris Siamang Tunggal is on par with the quality of international animated films and, at the same time, we want to elevate the standards of Malaysia’s animation industry.”
Upin & Ipin: Keris Siamang Tunggal sees the twins being transported to the fantasyland Inderaloka, where the occupants are familiar characters from this region’s folklore. Working together with them, the boys have to find their way home.