The Inbetweeners 2 sets UK opening day box office record
Story by Jack Foley
THE Inbetweeners 2 has set a new record for an opening day gross at the UK box office.
The sequel made £2.75m on its opening day, a record for a live-action comedy at the UK box office.
In doing so, it also scored the third-highest Wednesday opening for any film, being beaten only by Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince and Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.
The Inbetweeners 2 follows up the 2011 original by following socially awkward school friends Will, Simon, Jay and Neil reunite for an adventure in Australia.
The success of the film will undoubtedly prompt talk of a trilogy but, thus far, the cast have refused to be drawn definitively.
The BBC reports that creators Iain Morris and Damon Beesley have ruled out a third instalment, insisting that the current film would be the Inbetweeners’ “last hurrah”.
But The Guardian offered fans a little more hope by staging a readers’ Q&A session with the actors and drawing this response from Joe Thomas on the subject of a third movie: “We do feel quite at home in this show. When we get back together, there’s quite a lot of infant regression going on. So maybe we haven’t outgrown it, but we should have.”