19 Sep – The final instalment in the "Lagenda Budak Setan" movie series proves that the series still has a loyal following as it has now managed to gross a total of RM1 million within five days of showing in Malaysian cinemas.
The producer cum director of the movie, Sharad Sharan, is relieved by the encouraging reception despite the recent decrease in movie earnings in the country, Berita Harian reports.
The first half of the year sees very little in the way of film profits, but that is something "Lagenda Budak Setan 3" does not have to worry about seeing its current success in local cinemas. Sharan hopes the earnings will continue to increase as the school holidays will soon bring forth an influx of moviegoers.
"Lagenda Budak Setan 3" opened in cinemas on 11 September 2014. It is the third movie in the series that is adapted from Ahadiat Akashah's 900-page novel. The movie features Farid Kamil once again, maintaining the main role throughout the movie series as Kasyah. This time around he is joined by Maya Karin, Bront Palarae, Ayu Raudhah, Zack Kool, Mia Sara, Iqram Dinzly and Marisa Yasmin.
Local celebrities Akim and Yuna also lend their voices to the movie soundtrack, which Sharan credited as part of the reason why the movie appealed to a larger audience. In the meantime, the cast of the movie also continued with promotions for it by doing appearances at local shopping malls.