‘Munafik’ on a roll, collects RM4.3m in a week

‘Munafik’ tells the story of Ustaz Adam (Syamsul) who gives up on his gift to heal people with Islamic means after the death of his beloved wife in a car accident. — Handout via CinemaOnline
‘Munafik’ tells the story of Ustaz Adam (Syamsul) who gives up on his gift to heal people with Islamic means after the death of his beloved wife in a car accident. — Handout via CinemaOnline

KUALA LUMPUR, March 3 — Syamsul Yusof’s horror flick, Munafik continues to impress the audience after managing to collect RM4.3 million at the box office after a week since being release in cinemas.

According to Syamsul, he expressed his appreciation upon the great reception of his latest production that was unexpected.

“As of yesterday, the response the film received is very unusual. InsyaAllah, with tonight’s collection (yesterday), Munafik might gross RM4.3 million in the span of seven days in cinemas,” he told BH Online.

Recently, the film made RM2.3 million after just four days of screening.

In the meantime, the Khurafat director who had been on break from the industry a few years ago admits he will be satisfied if his film succeeds to collect RM4 million, for which it already has.

The Skop Production film tells the story of an Islamic medical practitioner who cannot accept the fact that his wife died. He later agrees to treat a woman named Maria who is disturbed by a demon and then has to go through many strange experiences.

Munafik premiered on February 25 and stars Nabila Huda, Fizz Fairuz, Pekin Ibrahim, Sabrina Ali, A. Galak, Datuk Rahim Razali and Syamsul himself. — Cinema Online