27 Jul – Despite previous controversy, Malaysian movie "Pulau" achieved a commendable success in Cambodia, earning RM700,000 at the box office within a month of showing.
The movie reportedly is the first Malaysian film to reach such heights, and topping the chart for the most watched horror films in Cambodia this year.
"We are very proud that the film Pulau di Cambodia attracted the attention of the audience and received an extraordinary response," sadi WebTVASia CEO, Fred Chong. "For Cambodia, which has a population of 16.6 million, the collection can be considered very high."
The movie, which stars Alif Satar and Amelia Henderson among others, is a horror movie about a group of young people travelling to a haunted island.
It has also been screened in Singapore, Brunei and Indonesia.
Earlier this year, the movie received backlash when it released its trailer, with many saying that it was too explicit and suggestive. It suffered ten cuts in order to receive a PG-13 classification.