Polygamy Flick Tops Indonesian Box Office in 2015


DECEMBER 16, 2015

Jakarta. According to a list recently released by the film critics website filmindonesia.or.id, "Surga Yang Tak Dirindukan" ("Heaven That Won't Be Missed") topped Indonesian box office earnings in 2015.

According to the site, 1,523,570 tickets were sold for the movie in theaters across the country since its release in July.

Directed by Kuntz Agus and produced by Manoj Punjabi of MD Pictures, starring Fedi Nuril, Laudya Cynthia Bella and Raline Shah, the movie was adapted from a novel by Asma Nadia about a marriage torn apart by polygamy.

The action comedy "Comic 8: Casino Kings – Part 1," meanwhile, ranks in second place, with as many as 1,211,820 tickets sold.

It is followed by the rom-com "Magic Hour"; "Di Balik 98" ("Behind 98"), a drama recounting the May 1998 riots in Jakarta; and "3 Dara" ("3 Virgins), a buddy comedy flick.

To create this list, the website — initiated by veteran film critic J.B. Kristanto — combines box-office data from local cinemas like Cinema 21 and CGV Blitz, the Association of Indonesian Film Companies (PPFI) and various film producers.

The ranking in this list only reflects the number of tickets sold and does not rank movies based on other aspects of the film.