The Inbetweeners Movie, a big screen spin-off of the hit E4 comedy show, opened at the top of the UK box office this weekend with a whopping £13.2M, surpassing all analysts predictions.
Its better-than-expected opening means the Entertainment Film Distributors’ film has already reclaimed the slender £3.5M production cost and surpassed Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason to become the biggest grossing British comedy of all time.
Elsewhere, Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes managed to hold off competition from other – considerably underwhelming – new releases, including Cowboys & Aliens, Spy Kids: All The Time In The World and Glee: The 3D Concert Movie, with a very respectable £2.4. The film, which has been on general release since August 11, has now raked in a total of £11.6M and shows no sign of slowing down.
The top ten in full:
1. The Inbetweeners Movie – £13.2M
2. Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes – £2.4M
3. Cowboys & Aliens – £1.7M
4. The Smurfs – £1.4M
5. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 – £960,000
6. Spy Kids: All The Time In The World – £703,000
7. Super 8 – £441,000
8. Mr Popper’s Penguins – £421,000
9. Glee: The 3D Concert Movie – £356,000
10. Cars 2 – £311,000