The Inbetweeners 2 has set a new box office record in the U.K. by claiming £2.7 million ($3.9 million AUD) in its first night of release. That’s the biggest opening ever for a comedy.
It even outdoes the huge first night of its predecessor, which managed £2.58 million ($3.73 million AUD).
The total weekend grosses of TI2 were just behind that of the first movie, but its five-day haul of £12.5m ($18 million AUD) is the biggest bow of the year, trumping even Transformers 4.
The Inbetweeners Movie holds the record for the highest grossing live-action comedy at the UK box office, with £45 million ($64.97 million AUD). We shall watch with great interest to see if this sequel – set, fittingly, in Australia – manages to top that figure.
Clearly people love seeing these four “fwends” reunite.