KUALA LUMPUR: Animation film Upin & Ipin: Keris Siamang Tunggal has earned RM5.3 million at the box office just four days after it premiered on March 21.
The producer and managing director of Les’ Copaque Production Sdn Bhd, Burhanuddin Md Radzi is hopeful that the film will continue to receive positive response throughout the screening period.
“According to the plan, the film will also be screened in Vietnam on April 27, followed by Indonesia on May 9. We also hope to penetrate the Chinese and Taiwanese market,” he said in a news report yesterday. Meanwhile, social media is abuzz with positive reactions on the film from movie goers.
On Twitter, a user @haruhi_0810 wrote: “Finished watching Upin & Ipin: Keris Siamang Tunggal. Totally worth it. Great plot. Great animation. Great soundtracks. Malaysian 3D animation has gone to another level. Kudos to the directors, and all people from Les’ Copaque for making such a great work.”
Another user @nisasharom wrote: “Upin & Ipin : Keris Siamang Tunggal was really great! 9.5/10! I felt like I was watching a Disney movie. The storyline was amazing. I love how they incorporate the folklores characters in the movie.”
Upin & Ipin: Keris Siamang Tunggal is about 5-year-old twins Upin and Ipin and their fellow friends who live in Kampung Durian Runtuh.
One day they come across a mystical keris (Malay dagger) which transports the whole gang to the Kingdom of Inderaloka.
Together they must help to restore the kingdom back to its glory past, and fight the evil king.