‘The Inbetweeners’ Film: Biggest Comedy Opening Ever

The Inbetweeners Movie

If you’re used to the kind of enormous box office takings that tend to come with a massive American comedy film, or a Harry Potter, this news report may be a little underwhelming at first. Please adjust your expectations accordingly.

So, The Inbetweeners film came out over the weekend, and managed to rake in a very impressive £13.2 million ($21.5 million, or thereabouts) at the box office. Which makes it officially the best opening weekend for a British comedy. Ever.

The film beats Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, and Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit into second and third places, respectively. Which leads to an interesting question. Are colons becoming unpopular in film titles now?

Inbetweeners producer Chris Young told the Independent: “We are thrilled that The Inbetweeners movie is the biggest opening of all time for a UK comedy.”

Frankly, we’re just thrilled that there IS an Inbetweeners movie.

Do you need reminding of what it looks like, or that it is NSFW? Thought not:


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Fraser McAlpine

Fraser McAlpine

Fraser is a British writer, broadcaster and the the author of the book Stuff Brits Like. He is Anglophenia's resident Brit blogger, having written BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog, the Top of the Pops website, and for NME, the Guardian and elsewhere. Favorite topics include slang, Doctor Who and cramming as much music into Anglophenia as he can manage. He invites you to join him on Twitter: @csi_popmusic
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