Wednesday, January 17, 2007

'Cicak-Man' Tops Local B-O Gross

15 Jan - As expected, "Cicak-Man" is the top-grossing Malaysian movie of 2006, raking in RM5.1 million over 33 days on 34 screens nationwide. This is followed by "Remp-It", the controversial feature about illegal motorcycle racers in the Klang Valley. "Remp-It" grossed RM4 million over 42 days on 33 screens.

Tail-gating "Remp-It" in the box-office list is "Bujang Senang" at RM3.11 million, followed by "Nana Tanjung" (RM3.02 million) and "Buli Balik" (RM2.31 million).

According to figures released by FINAS (Perbadanan Kemajuan Filem Nasional Malaysia), the other movies making up the Bottom Five of the 'Top 10' list are: "Cinta" (RM2.3 million); "Castello" (RM1.56 million); "Tentang Bulan" (RM1.3 million) "Diva Popular" (RM1.11 million) and "Senario Pemburu Emas Yamashita" (RM995,000).

A total of 28 movies were released in Malaysian cinemas in 2006. Interestingly, Yasmin Ahmad's "Gubra" hit the 15th spot at RM523,000 – just below the thriller "Gong" at RM650,000.

Among the independent movies shot in the digital format, "Rain Dogs" grossed RM18,349 over 35 days on three screens; "Love Conquers All" made about RM13,000 over 19 days on three screens; "Chiplak" did RM10,000 over 28 days on three screens; and "S'kali" collected RM3,427 over 21 days at its sole venue, the Cathay Cineplex Damansara.


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