BoBoiBoy Movie 2 is the highest grossing Malaysian animated film having collected RM27.7mil in the local box office in just 26 days. The film which opened in cinemas on Aug 8, remains a popular option with the audiences.
The figure has overtaken the previous champion, the March release Upin & Ipin: Keris Siamang Tunggal, which had earned a total of RM25mil at the box office.
According to a press statement by Astro Shaw and Animonsta Studios, the amount collected not only beat the local animated features but also earnings by international animations screened in Malaysia.
Nizam Abdul Razak, CEO of Animonsta as well as director and producer of BoBoiBoy Movie 2 said in the release: “Monsta is excited about the record-breaking success of BoBoiBoy Movie 2 at the box office and would like to thank the millions of viewers who have supported the film to make it the success it is.”
Raja Jastina Raja Arshad, vice president, head of Astro Shaw & Nusantara, added: “(This marks) an incredible achievement in the local film industry, as this film has beaten even popular internationally-produced animations.”
Animonsta’s first film, BoBoiBoy: The Movie, in 2016 was also a big hit when it was released. It became the highest-grossing local animated movie, with a box office collection of RM18mil, before Keris Siamang Tunggal overtook it this year.
BoBoiBoy was originally made as TV series in 2011. It revolves around a schoolboy who gains superpowers and teams up with his friends to protect the earth from alien threats.
After three seasons, it continued as a new show titled BoBoiBoy Galaxy in 2016 which ended its run in the middle of last year. That’s when the studio shifted into focus to making the second movie.