After opening on Friday in Britain, Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie has wowed audiences, taking in £4 million ($5.2 million) over the weekend.
The impressive box office takings mean that the movie is the biggest British film since Spectre last October, which took in £6.3 million ($8.2 million) on its opening day alone.
Edina and Patsy’s adventures have trumped other recent British films including the new Dad’s Army movie and Eddie The Eagle.
The new movie sees Eddy and Patsy back to their old tricks: shopping, drinking, and partying their way around London.
Cameron Saunders, UK managing director of Twentieth Century Fox, said: “We are thrilled that audiences have embraced Edina and Patsy’s big screen debut. It is a testament to Jennifer, Joanna and the talented team behind the film who really are absolutely fabulous.”
Jennifer Sauders and Joanna Lumley attended the premiere of the movie on Wednesday, 29 June joined by co-stars and a range of celebrities who cameo in the film. Among the celebrities include Rebel Wilson, Joan Collins, Alesha Dixon, Graham Norton, and Tinie Tempah.
Reviews have been mixed, with critics complaining of “tired jokes” and too many celebrity cameos; others have praised the film for “cheering up” film fans.
Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie is due for release in the US on Friday, 22 July and Thursday, 4 August in Australia.