(File pix) Cast and crew of KL Special Force. The film collected around RM4.7 million just four days after premiering in cinemas nationwide. Pix by Zunnur Al Shafiq

KUALA LUMPUR: Living up to its name, new action film KL Special Force seems to be a force to be reckoned with at the box office after managing to collect around RM4.7 million just four days after premiering in cinemas nationwide.

Not bad for a movie with a working budget of RM4 million. The rapid collection represents a new record for Skop Productions, which produced the cops-and-robbers action drama directed by Syafiq Yusof.

In a report by BH Online yesterday, Syafiq’s father Datuk Yusof Haslam, who is also the film’s producer and Skop's head, said that it was a pleasant surprise that the film managed to accumulate about RM900,000 on the first day of its screening last Thursday.

“The close to RM1 million-collection includes the sneak preview late night screening on Wednesday, which has even topped Abang Long Fadil 2’s opening-day gross last year. It was really unexpected for me, since this is a more serious film as compared to Abang Long Fadil 2 which had a comedy element to it,” he said.

Yusof added that he hoped the film would continue to get support from the cinema-going public in light of other upcoming big blockbuster films such as Pacific Rim: Uprising and Lee Chong Wei: Rise Of The Legend due to open soon.

KL Special Force, which was co-produced with Damofa Productions and Viper Studios, stars Datuk Rosyam Nor, Fattah Amin and Syamsul Yusof.


(File pix) Director by Syafiq Yusof (right) and his father Datuk Yusof Haslam, who is also the KL Special Force’s producer and Skop's head. Pix by Nurul Shafina Jemenon

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