KUNG FU PANDA 2 TRIUMPHS AS THE HIGHEST GROSSING ANIMATION OF ALL-TIME IN MALAYSIA
Everyone’s favorite panda conquers the Malaysian Box office (again) as KUNG FU PANDA 2 triumphs as the highest grossing animation film of all-time.
In a mere 28 days, the highly anticipated sequel has achieved a significant milestone in Malaysia by beating the previous record held by Madagascar 2 as the biggest animation in Malaysian history.
The DreamWorks animation – which was released in 3D on 26 May – now ranks as the country’s number 1 top animation movie, followed by Madagascar 2 in second place and the first Kung Fu Panda installment which now holds third placing in the Malaysian box office ranking.
Mr. Nicholas Yong, Managing Director of the film’s local distributing arm, United International Pictures (Singapore & Malaysia) said, “We’re awed and thrilled with the results! When the first Kung Fu Panda broke records as the country’s biggest animation in 2008, it was indeed a feat. We had hoped that KUNG FU PANDA 2 would be able to trump the box office numbers of the first instalment, but to see it beat the animation record held by Madagascar 2 and Kung Fu Panda to become the biggest animation film of all-time is truly awesome. This means our panda ‘PO’ is the undisputed biggest animation champion of all-time now whilst DreamWorks Animation holds the top three biggest animation titles of all-time locally!”
The English and Cantonese versions of KUNG FU PANDA 2 are currently showing in cinemas nationwide. The movie is also available on 3D format at selected cinema location.
About DreamWorks Animation
DreamWorks Animation creates high-quality entertainment, including CG animated feature films, television specials and series, live entertainment properties and online virtual worlds, meant for audiences around the world. The Company has world-class creative talent, a strong and experienced management team and advanced filmmaking technology and techniques. DreamWorks Animation has been named one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” by FORTUNE® Magazine for three consecutive years. In 2011, DreamWorks Animation ranks #10 on the list. All of DreamWorks Animation’s feature films are now being produced in 3D. The Company has theatrically released a total of 21 animated feature films, including the franchise properties of Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon.
About United International Pictures
United International Pictures (UIP) is one of the world’s leading film distribution companies. Jointly owned by Paramount and Universal, we bring many of the most exciting films made today to a global audience. Since 1981, we have distributed more than 1,000 movies, including more than 100 Academy Award winners, and enjoyed huge box office success with films as diverse as the franchises of Shrek, Transformers and Kung Fu Panda.