And the answer came back in a single sentence:
Because of you, Saturday, November 23, 2013, The Day of The Doctor, was…
Yet another high five, Whovians!
The Time Lord has conquered the box office.
A special nationwide 3D screening of the Doctor Who 50th anniversary TV special “Day of the Doctor” grossed a stunning $4.8 million at the U.S. box office.
What makes this particularly impressive: That’s from one night. The 75-minute “Day of the Doctor” screened in 660 theaters as a one-night-only special event Monday and averaged $7,155 per location, with 320,000 tickets sold. Granted, the tix were $15 a pop, so that certainly helped.
In fact, the BBC’s cult favorite show was the No. 2 movie in America on Monday, behind only The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Its gross is nearly as much as The Wizard of Oz in 3D made during its entire run earlier this year ($5.5 million). And more than indie fav Much Ado About Nothing ($4.3 million) or The Fifth Estate ($3.3 million).
High five, Whovians!
Jenna Louise Coleman as Clara Oswald in “The Day of the Doctor”
I laugh so hard every time I watch the scene where the Doctor and Queen Elizabeth I get married, and Clara is so excited to be there, even though the whole thing stemmed from a huge misunderstanding.