The Inbetweeners 2: Sequel beats own record for best opening day at UK box office
It has recorded the best ever opening for a comedy in the UK
The Inbetweeners 2 has taken £2.75million in its first day in cinemas, creating a new record for the best opening day for a comedy in the UK.
It was released to the public yesterday and smashed its own record of £2.58million, which the first instalment of the series, The Inbetweeners Movie, scored in its first day in 2011.
The latest chapter sees the hapless foursome delight audiences with gags and puns packed with less wink, wink, nudge, nudge, than a big elbow in the ribs.
Will (Simon Bird), Simon (Joe Thomas) and Neil (Blake Harrison) have given the film a twist by heading to Australia where Jay (James Buckley) is on a gap year.
“Lads’ mags may have fallen out of fashion but the spirit of Nuts and Loaded lives on in this cheery, intermittently hilarious and unremittingly crude sequel to the 2011 box-office hit,” The Independent’s film reviewer Geoffrey Macnab says.
It seems to have been a sweeping hit with filmgoers across the country, in almost 500 cinemas, and could lead to a spectacular opening weekend for the production.
The first big screen instalment in 2011 was the third biggest film that year.
As reported by Screen Daily, its first day success could in part be down to the appeal of EE Wednesdays, with Orange and T-Mobile customers making the most of 2-for-1 tickets.
The sequel was written and directed by the series creators, Damon Beesley and Iain Morris, and has been produced by Bwark Productions with co-financing from Channel4/Film4.
If audiences continue to flock to showings this weekend, the sequel could also have the best opening weekend of all 2014 films in the UK.
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