Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special Earns $4.7 Million in Theaters
On Monday, November 25, BBC America and NCM Fathom Events presented the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary celebration, Doctor Who: The Day of The Doctor in RealD 3D in over 660 select movie theaters across the country. The record setting one-night unaudited theatrical event grosses are estimated to be approximately $4.77 million, according to Rentrak. More than 320,000 tickets were sold, making this Fathom's most successful one-night event ever.
Doctor Who: The Day of The Doctor had the highest per location average revenue Monday night with an estimated $7,155 per location. Overall Doctor Who: The Day of The Doctor was No. 2 at the box office on Monday night.
BBC America's Soumya Sriraman had this to say in a statement.
"It's incredible that Doctor Who has made history once again, setting record numbers across the board on BBC American, in social media, and now in theaters. It's a testament to the fans and their dedication for Doctor Who. We wanted to fulfill the fans desire to be part of the global celebration and they rewarded BBC American and NCM Fathom Events with their enthusiasm and support."
Fathom Events' Shelly Maxwell had this to say in a statement.
"Doctor Who fans have proven their loyalty and devotion to this series, making it the most successful sci-fi series ever and now the biggest Fathom, one-night event, ever. In association with BBC America, we are thrilled to have given fans the opportunity to watch the Doctor in a whole new way - in 3D on the big screen."