TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Indonesian cinema industry in on a revival path, as seen by the increasing numbers of local movies released in 2016. The number of moviegoers is also in an uptrend; increasing every year.
"2016 was the moment for Indonesian movies revival, which we will always remember. It saw the release of 'Warkop DKI Reborn: Jangkrik Boss! Part 1', which became the best-selling Indonesian movie of all time," Sudhir Syal, co-founder & director of BookMyShow Indonesia said in a press release Thursday, December 29.
The first and second best-selling movies in 2016 according to BookMyShow are Warkop DKI Reborn: Jangkrik Boss! Part 1 which grossed Rp205 billion, followed by Ada Apa Dengan Cinta 2 with a gross profit of Rp109 billion.
In third and fourth positions are My Stupid Boss (Rp91 billion) and Rudy Habibie (Rp60 billion), while the fifth-grossing movie of 2016 was Koala Kumal (Rp55.9 billion).
In sixth place came Comic 8: Casino Kings Part 2 with Rp55 billion gross income, followed by ILY from 38.000 Ft (Rp47 billion) and Hangout (Rp35 billion) at the seventh and eighth place.
At number nine and 10 are London Love Story (Rp33 billion) and Headshot (Rp20 billion).