9 Jun – Malaysian buddy cop blockbuster, "Polis Evo 3," continues to dominate the box office with a massive RM41.3 million in collections within a span of just 12 days, including previews.
This achievement establishes the collaboration between Astro Shaw, Skop Productions, and TGV Pictures as the highest-grossing film of 2023 in Malaysia, surpassing major international franchises that previously helmed the top spot.
Raja Jastina Raja Arshad, the Executive Producer of Polis Evo 3 and also the Vice President, Head of Astro Shaw & Malay Nusantara Business, expressed, "We are immensely proud of the outstanding achievement of 'Polis Evo 3' thus far. Despite numerous new films from popular Hollywood franchises in theatres, local productions are still capable of providing fierce competition."
"This success results from the audience's support, which is the main driving force behind the 'Polis Evo 3' phenomenon. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the theatres for their tremendous support, the media for extensive coverage, and all the 'Polis Evo 3' viewers throughout Malaysia, as well as the cast members who have shown great commitment in promoting the film!" she added.
Shaheizy also took to social media to share a photo of him and Zizan during one of the tours, writing, "Wasn't an easy journey these past 8 years but it's all worth it... Thanks to everyone... We love you all."
Meanwhile, a weekend tour was held in Kedah, Penang, and Perak, attracting an estimated attendance of over 100,000 fans. The presence of leading actors Shaheizy Sam, Zizan Razak, Sharnaaz Ahmad, Syafiq Kyle, Douglas Lim, Farali Khan, as well as director Syafiq Yusof and producer Joel Soh, was warmly received. The "Polis Evo 3" fever has sparked a new phenomenon in the local film industry.