Mat Kilau Earns RM90 Million, Beating Avengers: Endgame Record!

The film has become the highest-grossing film in Malaysia in both local and international categories!

mat kilau earns rm90 million, beating avengers: endgame record!Photo via Budiey

The epic biographical film Mat Kilau: Kebangkitan Pahlawan (Mat Kilau: The Rise of a Warrior) which has created an extraordinary phenomenon, has raked in RM90 million in ticket sales after 33 days of screening nationwide, Singapore and Brunei.

Its director, Mohd Syamsul Mohd Yusof or better known as Syamsul Yusof said the film is now the highest grossing film in Malaysia after Munafik 2 and Avengers: End Game. 

“There are no words. I and the whole team are very moved. Thank you to the audience for continuing to believe in this work and all my previous films.

From the first film to now, Insya Allah (God willing), may it continue to inspire me for movies to come,” he said in a statement, as reported by Malay Mail. 

Syamsul, who won Best Director at the 57th Asia Pacific Film Festival also said that Mat Kilau has also become the number one film in the weekly box office chart in the country for five consecutive weeks, beating big Hollywood films. 

Since the film was first released in cinemas on June 23rd, the film, which was inspired by a Malaysian true history has managed to become one of the main conversations on social media, in addition to evoking the spirit of patriotism with many Malaysians dressed in traditional Malay attire when they watch the film in the cinema. 

What an amazing achievement! Congratulations, Syamsul!

Have you watched Mat Kilau, yet?

By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat