Monday, 24 February 2014

[Local Entertainment] The Journey《一路有你》Broke Malaysia Record with RM 12.92 Million Box Office Sales!

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The Journey《一路有你》Broke Malaysia Record with RM 12.92 Million Box Office Sales!


Achievement of Malaysia’s No.1 Local Movie!

Kuala Lumpur, 24th February 2014 – With the great support from the whole nation, it is a pleasure to announce that Astro Shaw’s Production: “The Journey” has finally broken the Malaysia record with total of RM 12.92 million Box Office Sales as on 23rd February 2014! This is definitely a historical moment to be remembered!

“Nation Director”, 周青元(Chiu导)[CHIU], was very surprised and found it unbelievable that the movie could reach such an achievement.


He humbly stated that, 
 “It was a miracle that 《一路有你》 The Journey” could achieve such a good result today. The movie has been giving me (CHIU) a lot of surprises everyday. Besides, recently many people were also discussing about the movie via social media and spreading the love and emotion in the movie to the others. We were even more delightful as the movie has received positive remarks from audience of different races as well. This is something beyond our own expectation.  It is a very touching, grateful and historical moment. ‘The Journey’ is a beautiful Malaysian made movie with a huge Malaysian appeal as it transcends cultures and generations, thus celebrating the values of filial piety, love, family unity, cultural diversity, as well as themes of east-west and parent-child tension. It is a Nation Movie which involves the efforts from everyone of different races! Thus, the achievement belongs to every MALAYSIAN!”

Director CHIU’s Original Reply in Mandarin:
[“《一路有你》走到今天有如此成绩,已经是奇迹中的奇迹,每一天都是惊喜。尤其近期大家纷纷在社交网站上讨论,以致这份情感继续延伸,甚至连看了这部电影的友族同胞也深刻感受到这片土地的美丽和爱,这完全是我们始料未及的。很感动,也很感恩,这段历史,有不分种族的全民,一路和我们共同缔造,这份成就属于每一个马来西亚人。”]

Despite it is the 4th week for “The Journey” to be shown in the cinema, the box office sales is still very promising! Last week (20th February 2014-23rd February), the movie has sold a total of RM 2.22 million and became the best-selling local movie for the last weekend. And now, after 25 days of screening, it has broken the record with RM12.92 million box office sales and became the No.1 Malaysia Local Movie now!

Synopsis of the film:
The story revolves around a conservative father who reluctantly agrees to his daughter’s marriage to a foreigner.The movie places importance in the concept of family, a universal theme that is relevant to all cultures regardless of background. Astro will continue to look to engage more local talents in line with our efforts in developing a more diverse talent pool for the industry. ‘The Journey’ is the third part of a film trilogy by award winning director Chiu Keng Guan – with Woohoo! (2010) and Great Day (2011), both top grossing films in local cinemas respectively.

‘The Journey’ is now showing in cinemas nationwide and will make its theatrical debut in Singapore in March. This movie is also slated for a release in Taiwan later this year.

In order to thank the audience for such a great result, “The Sofaman” who has gained a lot of affection from the audience, Ben Pfeiffer will be coming back to Malaysia soon for a series of activities to thank the audience!

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By the way, do check out my previous coverage on the movie premiere!

Congratulations to Director CHIU! And Thanks for bringing us such an amazing Movie!


Thanks Uncle Frankie for the realistic performances!


Do follow Joanne Yew’s Facebook page! She’s one fine, pretty goddess!


Last but not least, do support Ben Pfeiffer’s page as well!



Positive Remarks by some Prominent Figures in Malaysia
‘The Journey’ received some heartfelt praises from our local artists. Sharifah Armani, a popular actress posted on her Instagram – “A cross-continental story that explores the idea of culture, not just as tradition but as an expression of love. No hantu with bad make up. No big stars overdoing it. No crash boom bang. But full of love, tradition and beauty. I'm so glad I had the opportunity to watch this beautiful film. (Cry like gila) My favourite Malaysian film so far this year. With amazing shots, wonderful story and honest performances The Journey is hard to beat. Well done director, cast and team. Thank you for a beautiful film. There is still hope for Malaysian films. Syukur Alhamdulillah.”

Muzaffar Mustapa(@SultanMuzaffar), a popular blogger tweeted, “Although ‘The Journey’ shows a significant difference in culture, it truly represents a Malaysian identity that can bring us closer as a nation. A must watch!”

Datin Sofia Jane, a renowned actress mentioned on twitter, “I’m so glad for its overwhelming run. I enjoyed it tremendously. Wished my dad was around to watch it with me. #thejourney.”

Ben Andrew Pfeiffer, who plays Benji in the movie said, “I am overwhelmed with the film’s reception. This movie truly belongs to the Malaysian people. What a surprising and beautiful outcome for everyone involved. I would like to thank Astro Shaw for placing their faith in the entire team. It feels like this will be a film that stays in the hearts of all who witness it for a long time to come. It's become a cultural and national treasure".

Other than Australian stage actor Ben Andrew Pfeiffer, all the other actors like 74year-old retiree Frankie Leeand Joanne Yew, who is the winner of Miss Astro Chinese International Pageant 2007, as well as other actors are amateurs and this translates to a sincere and honest performance on screen.

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