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Inbetweeners in £13m record opening

Published 22/08/2011

Blake Harrison, James Buckley, Joe Thomas and Simon Bird play the Inbetweener pals
Blake Harrison, James Buckley, Joe Thomas and Simon Bird play the Inbetweener pals

The film version of TV hit The Inbetweeners has raked in more than £13 million in a matter of days - making it the biggest ever opening weekend for a UK comedy.

The spin-off from the E4 show has now overtaken Bridget Jones: Edge Of Reason, which was the previous biggest opener with £10.4 million.

The Inbetweeners movie sees show regulars Simon Bird, Joe Thomas, James Buckley and Blake Harrison heading off on their first "lads' holiday" with a wild trip to Malia in Crete.

It took £13.2 million since its opening, including previews.

Producer Chris Young said: "We are thrilled that The Inbetweeners Movie is the biggest opening of all time for a UK comedy."

The third biggest all-time UK comedy was Wallace & Gromit: Curse Of The Were-Rabbit with £9.4 million.

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