Following on from the previews figures that we saw last week, it’s no surprise that we’ve just heard that The Inbetweeners Movie (our review here) has raked in a massive £13.2m at the UK box office in the past 4 days breaking the previous record for a UK comedy which was previously held by Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason.
I’ve placed the official press release below for your viewing pleasure but with figures like this, does that mean that there could be room (or requirement?!) for a sequel to the extremely popular Channel 4 series movie? As an UK going audience, the answer would surely be yes!
During the Big Screen weekend last week, I attended The Inbetweeners panel which was attended by the writers of both the series and the movie, I asked that very question to the writers of The Inbetweeners, Iain Morris, Damon Beesley who categorically stated that this was the end of The Inbetweeners. Transcription below but now that we’ve seen these HUGE numbers, do you think they might find a way to carry it on or should they quit while they’re hugely ahead? During the panel, they also talked about working with Ricky Gervais and The Office and it struck me how Gervais ended The Office when it was at an all-time high and I guess the same thing could happen her.
HeyUGuys: Is The Inbetweeners Movie the end of the Inbetweeners?
Iain: No, that’s it?! Again even saying it out loud makes me feel a little bit sad.
Damon: This is a bit embarrassing but this happened! We finished two weeks ago and it’s been a very intense period finishing the third series and then getting the movie ready for the summer. We finished the final mix and it was a bit of a kick, bollock and scramble to get all the music cleared and done in time. We sat down and watched the final version of the film and the film with music and we put on the end the theme music which doesn’t feature in the film Morning Runner but it’s the track and it’s the last thing that comes up during the credits. We were sitting there in the dark. It was Iain and me and our Executive Producer, called Caroline Leddy who’s from Channel 4 and she’s a brilliant influence on the show, it wouldn’t haven’t happened without her. We sat there and had all been through this together.
As the lights came up, we just looked down the line and all of us have tears, and Caroline is opening bawling! it was an emotional moment and it did feel like the end.
So there you go! That IS the end…. or do Iain and Damon have something more up their sleeve? From the above transcript that is indeed that but I guess time will tell!
THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE HAS THE BIGGEST OPENING OF ALL TIME FOR A UK COMEDY
Comedy takes over £13 million
London, UK – Entertainment Film Distributors is delighted to announce that The Inbetweeners Movie is the Number 1 film in the UK & Ireland and has had the biggest opening of all time for a UK comedy. The film has stormed to the top of the box office, taking £13,196,422 from 455 sites.
The number 2 biggest opening British comedy is Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason taking £10.43 million, number 3 is Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit with £9.37 million, Mamma Mia! takes the number 4 position with £6.59 million and Mr. Bean’s Holiday is number 5 with £6.44 million.
Producer Chris Young comments “We are thrilled that The Inbetweeners Movie is the biggest opening of all time for a UK comedy. We really want to thank all the cinema goers out there who have made the film such a huge success.”
Will (Simon Bird), Simon (Joe Thomas), Jay (James Buckley) and Neil (Blake Harrison), have finished school forever, and are off on their first lads’ holiday. They’ve got two weeks in Malia with no parents, no teachers, no money, and little chance with the ladies.
From the creative minds that brought you the award winning TV show (creators and writers Damon Beesley and Iain Morris; producer Christopher Young and director Ben Palmer), the boys are joined on the big screen by Emily Head, Belinda Stewart-Wilson, and Greg Davies. The film introduces Lydia Rose Bewley, Laura Haddock, Jessica Knappett, and Tamla Kari.
Join them in cinemas everywhere as they continue their outrageous adventures on the big screen.
This summer four boys become men.