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‘Warkop DKI Reborn’ surpasses 'Rudy Habibie’ in box office

Masajeng Rahmiasri
Masajeng Rahmiasri

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Tue, September 13, 2016  /  04:52 pm
‘Warkop DKI Reborn’ surpasses 'Rudy Habibie’ in box office

Left to right: Abimana Aryasatya (as Dono), Vino G Bastian (Kasino) and Tora Sudiro (Indro) at a "Warkop DKI Reborn: Jangkrik Boss Part I" press conference in Jakarta on Sept. 6. ( Reinis Kumampung)

Local movie Warkop DKI Reborn: Jangkrik Boss Part I has attracted 2.2 million moviegoers in only five days after its premiere in local cinemas.

Produced by Falcon Pictures and directed by Anggy Umbara, the remake of Indonesia’s classic comedy Warkop has surpassed the viewer numbers of previous mega-hit Rudy Habibie, which was released in June and ranked third in Indonesia’s box office with 2,009,198 viewers, reported Meanwhile, sitting in first and second place are Ada Apa Dengan Cinta 2 (What's Up with Cinta 2) with 3.6 million and My Stupid Boss with 3 million viewers.

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Indrodjojo "Indro" Kusumonegoro, the original star of the Indro character in the series expressed his happiness regarding the film's success. “Thank God. I feel like Warkop DKI is back. Back then, it used to be like this every time Warkop DKI was screened in the theaters. It feels like I’m going back in time,” he said.

Warkop enjoyed fame during the 1970s-1990s, when it was screened in local cinemas as well as aired on television. It is famous for its three main characters, the comedy trio Dono, Kasino and Indro. In the remake version, they are reinterpreted by Abimana Aryasatya, Vino G Bastian and Tora Sudiro, respectively. (kes)

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