"It is unclear at this time how much they walked away with but it is probably a substantial sum by now based on the amounts of likes and shares we have been seeing".
While the Rowan Atkinson-created character of Mr. Bean might be known worldwide for his goofy and downright silly comedy, a new fan-edited trailer proves he could've become someone very different from his beloved persona. The false news spread out like fire on social media, trending on twitter etc.
A website Hoax Alert was quickly launched to counter the claims.
The film is considered to be the most lucrative movie of the Bean series after "Mr. Bean's Holiday" in 2007.
While he happily got into character and posed for cameras, elsewhere a fake Twitter account had been set up to look like Fox News was spreading that he had been killed in a vehicle crash.
It added: "The first one is the video player embedded on the site". RIP" Another wrote, "Absolutely crushed to hear about Rowan Atkinson.
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Rowan Atkinson's character is seen licking his electronic razor and scaring policemen in a holding cell as dramatic, creepy music plays in the background.
The entertainment icon was a victim of a similar death hoax past year when claims he had committed suicide swept the web.
It is not the first time the British star has been the target of hoaxers.
Just days later, Atkinson appeared alive and well in China as part of the premiere of his new film 'Top Funny Comedian.
Atkinson is an actor, screenwriter and comedian most famous for his roles in Mr Bean and Blackadder.