19 Jan – Looks like Pekin Ibrahim and Syafiq Yusof's "Mat Moto" is giving a good start to the local film industry as the film succeeded at the box office in collecting RM 3 million after just 4 days of release.
The phenomenon was a real surprise to Pekin who says producing films that are closely related to him coupled with the support of the fans is an immense pleasure.
"I was shocked and never expected the collection to exceed expectations. I thought the first day we would collect around RM 500,000, but then I was shocked when informed by Datuk Yusof Haslam that the collection had exceeded RM1 milllion, I am truly grateful for this reception," he tells Harian Metro.
However, Pekin who is also the lead of the film says the turnover was not anticipated; on the contrary he wants the audience to appreciate the story and the life of bikers who are often labelled as hooligans.
Pekin also says he did not place a box office target, but if and when it reaches RM 5 million, then the planning for "Mat Moto 2" will begin.
Other than Pekin, the film that was released on 14 January 2016 also stars Shaheizy Sam, Datuk Rosyam Nor, Syamsul Yusof, Zul Huzaimy, Faizal Hussein, Falisha Crossley and Cat Farish.