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'Pengabdi Setan' opens at No. 1 in Hong Kong

Liza Yosephine
Liza Yosephine

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Tue, April 3, 2018  /  01:12 pm
'Pengabdi Setan' opens at No. 1 in Hong Kong

No peeking: Tara Basro stars in Joko Anwar's 2017 remake of Pengabdi Setan as Rini, the eldest daughter in a family that experiences hauntings after the mother's death. (Rapi Film/File)

Indonesian horror film Pengabdi Setan (Satan's Slave) opened in the top slot at Hong Kong cinemas, its director Joko Anwar shared Tuesday on Twitter.

In Tuesday's tweet, Joko shared an image of the film's digital advertisement in Hong Kong, which touted Pengabdi Setan as "HK Opening Day and Weekend Box Office No. 1". 

"Pengabdi Setan is currently in number 1 box office in Hong Kong," Joko wrote in his tweet. 

The Hong Kong ad also noted that Pengabdi Setan was the top Indonesian horror film of all time. 

Released in 2017, Joko's film is a remake of the 1980 film directed by Sisworo Gautama Putra. 

Produced by Rapi Films, the horror flick tells of the terror a Jakartan family experiences following the mother's death, and stars Tara Basro, Bront Palarae, Endy Arfian and Ayu Laksmi.

The film was a hit in Indonesia, where it reportedly attracted 4.2 million viewers and garnered several awards, including Best Cinematography at the 37th Indonesian Film Festival last year.

Read also: ‘Pengabdi Setan’ coming soon to online streaming service

Pengabdi Setan was also screened in Malaysia and Singapore, and is planned to be screened in other countries including Australia, the United States, the Netherlands, Germany, Canada, New Zealand and Switzerland. (kes)

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