The Downton Abbey bosses are reportedly pressing ahead with plans for a sequel already.
The movie topped the box office in the UK and the US, and apparently it’s made a total of $135.4 million (£110 million) worldwide so far.
Not bad for a film that only cost $20 million (£16 million) to make!
An insider told British newspaper The Sun this week: “Downton’s popularity as a film has been phenomenal. It took £60million in America alone and has been a roaring success.”
They added: “[Downton creator] Julian [Fellowes] and the team are over the moon with how it played out. No one expected it would be this big.”
So big, in fact, that a sequel is being developed…
The insider revealed: “The commercial viability of a second film is now a dead cert, so Julian has been told to start putting pen to paper on the follow-up.”
We’ll have to wait to find out which cast members will return, but the Downton team aren’t ruling out a miraculous recovery for Maggie Smith’s character, following Lady Violet’s shocking revelation at the end of the first movie.
The Downton Abbey movie is available to pre-order on DVD on Amazon.