PETALING JAYA: There is no stopping director Syamsul Yusof’s Munafik. In just 26 days, the film has earned RM17mil in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei.
In Singapore, Munafik raked in S$500,000 (RM1.5mil), making it the best box office collection for a Malay movie while in Brunei, the film earned BND250,000 (RM733,000) so far.
Malaysia’s highest grossing movie of all time – Polis Evo – earned RM17.3mil after 42 days.
Adding icing on the cake, Syamsul not only directed Munafik but also starred in it, alongside Nabila Huda.
Syamsul, who is in Mecca and scheduled to return home at the end of this week, posted the news on his Facebook.
“It is only with God’s will that my small film is making a big impact in the cinemas.
“My prayer is answered; I had hoped in my heart that a film which promotes Islamic ways would become a successful film in Malaysia,” it read.
Munafik tells the story of an ustaz who practises healing through Islamic teachings.