Inbetweeners 2 Sets New UK Box Office Record For Comedy

by Dayo Laniyan

 

The Inbetweeners 2 has set a new record for a comedy film in the UK, having the Best Opening Day at UK box offices.

On its first day in cinemas, The Inbetweeners 2 earned £2.75million, successfully smashing the previous record of £2.58million, which was made coincidentally enough by its predecessor, The Inbetweeners movie in 2011.

It had also scored the third highest Wednesday opening for any film, beaten only by Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, and Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.

According to creators Iain Morris and Damon Beesley, this story that would see socially awkward school friends Will, Simon and Neil go to Australia where Jay is taking a gap year will be the Intbetweeners’ “last hurrah”, ruling out any chance of a third instalment.

Simon Bird, who plays Will told the BBC that “It would be nice to go out on top. We only considered doing the script because the script was as funny, if not funnier, than the first one.”

Reviewers and fans that have gone to see the film seem to share this sentiment. The Independent’s film reviewer Geoffrey Macnab said “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.”

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