We all knew that The Day of the Doctor, the 50th anniversary for the BBC’s long-running sci-fi adventure Doctor Who, was a big deal. But how big a deal was it? Aside from delighting Whovians the world over—check out David’s epic list of highlights—the special took on, and in at least one small way, defeated the biggest movie of the year, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.
In addition to being simulcast around the world, followed by numerous rebroadcasts, Day of the Doctor also played in 3D in a handful of movie theaters across the country. This is where it battled Catching Fire, and on a per screen basis, the Doctor bested Katniss and her folk. While the hotly anticipated follow up to the Hunger Games brought in an average of $12,300 per screen on Saturday, the half-century celebration of the Time Lord raked in more than $13,000. Suck it, teens, the old folks are talking here.