THE RAID Punches Indonesia's Box Office In The Face

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THE RAID Punches Indonesia's Box Office In The Face
While Gareth Huw Evans' action spectacular The Raid racking up accolades and very solid per-screen numbers in the US - where it is released as The Raid: Redemption and will soon be adding a host of cities to its limited theatrical run - it is becoming something of a sensation in its native Indonesia.

Over its first ten days of release in Indonesia The Raid has posted roughly 760k admissions, with the numbers rising steadily day over day as the word gets out and more people flock to the theaters. The first day where numbers dipped, in fact, was March 30th - the second Friday of release when Jakarta was impacted by massive public protests.

To put this number in context, consider this: I'm told that the top Indonesian produced film of all time is 2008 offering Laskar Pelangi, which posted roughly 4.5 million admissions over its total theatrical run and the last Indonesian film to break the one million admission mark was 2009 offering Sang Pemimpi. At it's current pace The Raid will break the one million mark either Wednesday or Thursday.

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doug gabrielApril 3, 2012 4:59 PM

any truth to the rumor that you're changing your domain name from Twitchfilm.com to EndlessTHERAIDshilling.net?

Todd BrownApril 3, 2012 5:03 PM

Only if you ask very nicely.

doug gabrielApril 3, 2012 5:37 PM

lol

nessie117April 3, 2012 5:40 PM

I hope this blows up in the states when it opens wider on the 13th. I'm whoring The Raid out like Heidi Fleiss. Best action movie in years.

MartenApril 3, 2012 5:49 PM

I see absolutely no problem with Todd promoting a film he co-produced. First, this is *his* own site; Second, a film like The Raid deserves any publicity it can get. What I have a problem with is Todd recommending that all movies to be no longer available to the end consumer on any physical format. That's Todd The Business Man speaking and not Todd The Film Aficionado :)

MartenApril 3, 2012 5:52 PM

I'll be pimping this movie to my male co-workers the week prior to the 13th as well!

RoachgoddApril 3, 2012 6:34 PM

I don't care if he pimps it endlessly because otherwise I might not have seen it, and I did this weekend, and it blew my goddamn brain out my ass.

Andrew MackApril 3, 2012 6:49 PM

May we have a moment of silence please for Roachgodd's brain? And his ass. Don't forget his ass.

Ard VijnApril 3, 2012 6:57 PM

Hmm... interesting question: when "The Raid" gets released on BluRay, will Todd object?

SwarezApril 4, 2012 8:04 AM

"Blew my goddamn brains out my ass" now my favorite frase.

Kurt HalfyardApril 4, 2012 9:51 AM

SECONDED!

MartenApril 4, 2012 10:54 AM

What happened to Roachgodd was a simple case of explosive diarrhea.


* I kid I kid ;) *

Ard VijnApril 5, 2012 7:15 AM

Thanks. Now I wonder what comes out when Roachgodd blows his nose...

RoachgoddApril 9, 2012 9:36 AM

Well that got more of a response than I figured...