May 1, 2012
By Melody Uy
“Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth,” as the proverb goes. But can something be too much of a good thing?
Malaysia produced an unprecedented 49 feature films last year. The National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS) reports total box-office receipts grew from RM380.72 million (US$123 million) in 2008 to RM601.90 million (US$194 million) in 2011. Local feature films took in RM126 million (US$40 million), or 21% of overall box office figures. This year, the country expects 100 local productions to be shown in the country’s 108 cinemas and 651 screens.