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"The Journey" Beat "KL Gangster" As Highest Grossing Malaysian Movie Ever

Directed by Chiu Keng Guan, "The Journey" is a cross-cultural tale about an old man whose daughter is engaged to a foreigner.

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Local Movie "The Journey" Is The Highest-Grossing Local Movie Of All Time, Beating "KL Gangster" And "Ombak Rindu"

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Barely three weeks after its release, local movie The Journey is making waves in the local movie scene.

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It Raked In RM12.92 Million As Of 23 Feb, Breaking The Previous Record Of RM11.74 Million Held By "KL Gangster"

The movie made RM12.92 million (as of Feb 23), making it the highest earning local movie of all time, beating Syamsul Yusof's KL Gangster (RM11.74 million) and Osman Ali's 2011 Ombak Rindu (RM10.9 million).

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"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.

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"The Journey" Took To Facebook To Announce The Movie's Historical Moment While Also Thanking Fans For Their Support

"The Journey" page announces success.

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Like "Great Day", "The Journey" was financed by Astro Shaw and produced by Woohoo Pictures. Chiu is also head of Chinese productions at Astro. The screenplay for The Journey was written by Chiu’s longtime collaborator Ryon Lee.

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The Film, Directed By Chiu Keng Guan, Is A Cross-Cultural Tale About An Old Man Whose Daughter Is Engaged To A Foreigner

The Journey is a cross-cultural tale about an old man whose daughter is engaged to a foreigner. The old man sets his future son-in-law the task of travelling across Malaysia to deliver wedding invitations.

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Chiu’s previous films, Tiger Woohoo (also known as Woohoo) and Great Day, were both a success by local film industry standards. Tiger Woohoo reaped RM4 million, despite having its initial investor pull out at the last minute, and only screening at six cinemas upon its release.

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The Film Stars Australian Stage Actor Ben Andrew Pfeiffer, Former Miss Astro Chinese International Joanne Yew And 74-Year-Old Retiree Frankie Lee

"The Journey" tells the story of a prodigal daughter, Bee (played by Joanne Yew) coming home during Chinese New Year to introduce her British fiancé Benji (Australian actor Ben Andrew Pfeiffer) to her estranged conservative widower dad (Lee Sai Peng) who lives in Cameron Highlands.

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The Journey stars 73-year-old Lee Sai Peng as Uncle Chuan and Joanne Yew Hong Im as his daughter, Ah Bee.

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"The Journey" Has Garnered Praise From Local Celebrities Like "Sepet" Star Sharifah Amani And Datin Sofia Jane

Sharifah Amani tweets about "The Journey".

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Award-winning actress, Datin Sofia Jane, known for her role in Suratan Kasih, also tweeted her praise: "I'm so glad for its overwhelming run. I enjoyed it tremendously. Wished my dad was around to watch it with me. #thejourney'"

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It Was Shot Over 4 Months In Diverse Locations Including Cameron Highlands, Penang And Johor, WATCH THE TRAILER:

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FUN FACT: The Biggest Prop In "The Journey" Is A Hot Air Balloon Made Of Over 10,000 Recycled Plastic Bags Contributed By People All Over The Country

Hot air balloon for "The Journey".

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