Kung Fu Panda 2 is Top Animated Film in Malaysia
JUNE 23, 2011 – UIP has reported in a media release that KUNG FU PANDA 2 has become the highest grossing animation film of all-time at the Malaysian box-office.
In a mere 28 days, the sequel achieved a significant milestone in Malaysia by beating the previous record held by Madagascar 2 as the biggest animation in Malaysian history.
The DreamWorks animation – which was released in 3D on 26 May – now ranks as Malaysia’s top animation movie, followed by Madagascar 2 in second place and the first Kung Fu Panda which is now in third place in the Malaysian box office ranking.
Nicholas Yong, managing director of the film’s local distributing arm, United International Pictures (Singapore & Malaysia), said, "We’re awed and thrilled with the results! When the first Kung Fu Panda broke records as the country’s biggest animation in 2008, it was indeed a feat. We had hoped that Kung Fu Panda 2 would be able to trump the box office numbers of the first instalment, but to see it beat the animation record held by Madagascar 2 and Kung Fu Panda to become the biggest animation film of all-time is truly awesome. This means our panda ‘Po' is the undisputed biggest animation champion of all-time now whilst DreamWorks Animation holds the top three biggest animation titles of all-time locally!”
The English and Cantonese versions of Kung Fu Panda 2 are currently showing in cinemas nationwide. The movie is also available on 3D format at selected cinema location.