We all know that Doctor Who fans are a special kind of beast — fiercely loyal, dedicated, and operate somewhat as a kind of perpetually enthusiastic cult. So it should come as no surprise that when BBC America invited fans to a series of 50th anniversary screenings across the globe, fans showed up in droves. Like, Hunger Games-esque droves.
In the US alone, the 11 nationwide screenings of Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor that took place Monday night — after the special had aired on TV, by the way — scored a per-screen average of $13,603, performing better than The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, which had a $12,300 per screen average and was shown on more than 4,000 screens. Globally, the screenings earned $10.2 million. That’s pretty huge.
These results — combined with the overall buzz surrounding the sold-out screenings — also begs the question: Do we want to see more cult television screened in theaters? READ FULL STORY