Record opening for 'The Inbetweeners Movie'

August 23, 2011 - 8:05 AM

LONDON (AP) — "The Inbetweeners Movie" has the biggest opening of all time for a U.K. comedy.

Entertainment Film Distributors says the movie, based on the cult British TV comedy show, took over 13 million pounds ($21 million) in its opening weekend. The record was previously held by "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason", which opened in 2004.

"The Inbetweeners" TV show followed four misfits through high school, while the movie sees them graduate and embark on their first boys' vacation.

Like the program, the movie stars British actors Simon Bird, Joe Thomas, James Buckley and Blake Harrison, and is directed by Ben Palmer.

The movie is currently the No. 1 film in the U.K. and Ireland.