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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 has been writing and broadcasting about music and popular culture for over 15 years, first at the Top of the Pops website, and most recently for the NME, Guardian and MSN. He also wrote BBC Radio 1's Chart Blog and reviews albums for BBC Radio 2.
He is Anglophenia's current resident Brit, blogging about British slang and running around the Mall taking snaps of the crowd at the Royal Wedding, as well as reigniting a childhood passion for classic Doctor Who and cramming as much music in as he can manage.
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