The Inbetweeners Movie has now sold 1.3m units in its first week of DVD and Triple Play release.

The film already made an astounding £45m at the box office.

4DVD, which also handles home entertainment releases of the TV show box sets, noted that all the series and movie now have sold 3.5m units.

Head of 4DVD David Root said: “We continue to be amazed by the success of this film and are delighted that the success it enjoyed in the summer has been echoed as we approach Christmas. It’s a true British success story, from the imagination of a pair of incredibly talented writers in Iain Morris and Damon Beesley and brought to life through some first-rate performances. In putting together the DVD and Triple Play, we were aware of the need to offer the fans something new - given just how many people saw it first time around - so we collected over 2 hours of additional material, from behind-the-scenes interviews on set to hilarious outtakes and deleted scenes to create a really engaging product for the festive season!”

Gennaro Castaldo Head of Press & PR at retailer HMV added: “There’s been an unprecedented level of demand for The Inbetweeners Movie over the past few days - making it our biggest-ever week-one release on DVD across any genre. It’s clearly connected with the British public in a big way, and we’re seeing large numbers of HMV customers making this their number one last-minute gift purchase.”

The film now stands at number 12 on the chart of first-week top-selling DVDs in the UK, behind such titles as Mamma Mia! (3.1m), Titanic (2.3m), Avatar (1.9m), and Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince (1.7m).