Film Community Service Program in Dancer Village reached 7 million views in 19 days since it premiered on April 30 last. This figure makes the film the highest-grossing Indonesian film of all time.
“I am very grateful that the KKN film in Penari Village has received a tremendous response. With your support, the KKN film in Penari Village has 7 million viewers meeting Badarawuhi,” said MD Pictures producer Manoj Punjabi, followed by Badarawuhi’s voice, via uploads on Instagram, Thursday (19/5).
The achievement of the KKN film in the Dancer Village, which reached 7 million viewers, also welcomes the National Awakening Day which falls on Friday (20/5) tomorrow.
“We hope that the KKN film in Penari Village will be a starting point or milestone in the history of the revival of Indonesian films,” the caption for the video said.
“The 7 million viewers are clear evidence of the high awareness and enthusiasm of the community to appreciate the work of the nation’s children,” the statement continued.
With that number of viewers, the film Community Service Program in Dancer Village officially crowned as the highest-grossing Indonesian film of all time. The film by director Awi Suryadi replaced the defending champion Warkop DKI Reborn: Jangkrik Boss! Part 1 which aired in 2016.
The Warkop DKI film has now dropped one place to second place with 6,858,616 viewers.
Meanwhile, the third position is currently filled by the 1990 film Dilan, starring Iqbaal Ramadhan and Vanesha Prescilla. The film, which was adapted from Pidi Baiq’s novel, was watched by 6,315,664 viewers.
Previously, KKN in Penari Village had won the title of the best-selling horror film in Indonesia when it sold more than 4.5 million tickets as of Thursday (12/5) at 17.00 WIB.
The ticket sales made KKN in Penari Village shift Servant of Satan (2017), which previously became the highest-grossing horror film of all time in Indonesia.
KKN in Penari Village tells the story of a group of students who carry out Real Work Lectures (KKN) in the East Java region. They are Nur (Tissa Biani), Widya (Adinda Thomas), Ayu (Aghniny Haque), Bima (Achmad Megantara), Anton (Calvin Jeremy), and Wahyu (Fajar Nugraha).
The six students live in a remote village led by Pak Prabu (Kiki Narendra). Since their arrival, Pak Prabu advised to avoid a number of taboos while living in the village.
However, the village’s magical inhabitants don’t seem to like their presence. A series of mystical things began to terrorize each KKN student.
This film is based on a mystical story entitled KKN Stories in the Dancing Village which went viral on Twitter in 2019.
Community Service Program in Dancer Village airing since April 30 in Indonesian cinemas. In addition to Indonesia, KKN at the Dancer Village will also be broadcast in Singapore and Malaysia starting Thursday (12/5).