Malaysian animated feature 'Mechamato Movie' grosses RM5mil in 3 days


'Mechamato Movie' opened at cinemas in Malaysia on Dec 8. Photo: Handout

After three days of screening in cinemas, Mechamato Movie, a locally produced 3D animated film, has managed to rake in RM5mil.

In a statement on Sunday (Dec 11), Animonsta Studios (Monsta) chief executive officer Nizam Abd Razak, who is the film’s writer and director, expressed his gratitude for the overwhelming response.

"Honestly, we did not expect such a great response because Mechamato is the newest production from Monsta, unlike BoBoiBoy which has become a national icon,” he said.

The film raked in RM1.1mil on the first day of its screening which started Thursday (Dec 8).

According to him, the Mechamato animated series has only been aired on Cartoon Network for a year and two months on Netflix.

"Mechamato fever can really be felt. Heard that some (movie-goers) have gone into ‘silat’ mode after leaving the theatre,” he quipped, thanking everyone who has watched the movie, adding that he hoped the audience could spread the word about the film to friends and family.

Nizam said Mechamato Movie will be exported abroad next year. – Bernama

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