This is It!

Remember how I’ve been looking for the Into that Strax gave in the theatre?  This is it!  This also includes the skit with Matt Smith and David Tennant.

Updated – found a better copy 🙂


Behind The Lens

This was aired in the theatre after The Day of the Doctor.  I wasn’t expecting it, so it was a nice surprise:

50th Skit

Remember how I was saying I’d like to find the skit that appeared in the theatre before the 50th anniversary special?  This seems to be as close as I can get…


3D Picture

So was this in the gallery during The Day of the Doctor?


More Numbers

Entertainment Weekly has some more numbers for us:

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 it was more than indie fav Much Ado About Nothing ($4.3 million) or bomb The Fifth Estate ($3.3 million).

And don’t forget: This screening was two days after the episode had already premiered on BBC America, so most fans had already seen it. On limited Saturday screenings, the show racked up $204,000 in the U.S. box office and $2.9 million at the UK box office.

“It’s incredible that Doctor Who has made history once again, setting record numbers across the board on BBC America, in social media, and now in theaters. It’s a testament to the fans and their dedication for Doctor Who,” said Soumya Sriraman, EVP Home Entertainment and Licensing, BBC Worldwide North America.

Doctor Who wasn’t too scruffy in the TV ratings either. A total of 2.4 million viewers watched the special’s first telecast at 2:50 p.m. ET on Saturday, breaking BBC America’s ratings records. That total rose to 3.6 million once including the show’s encore.

Box Office Numbers

Variety has posted results from the live theater presentations of The Day of the Doctor in the UK.  I’d like to see numbers on  the total, including other countries and the alternate viewings (like the one in my city on Monday).  This is a start though:

LONDON — The 3D theatrical screenings of the special 50th anniversary episode of sci-fi drama “Doctor Who” earned £1.8 million ($2.91 million) at the U.K. box office, which is a European record for alternative content.

“The Day of the Doctor,” which was screened on Saturday by 440 movie theaters in the U.K. at the same time as the episode aired for free on the BBC, was the third highest-grosser over the weekend, after “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and “Gravity.”

The “Doctor Who” gross broke European records for alternative content, David Hancock, head of cinema at research company IHS Screen Digest, told the Financial Times.

“That’s the sort of number that’s going to get people’s attention, including other TV production companies,” Hancock said.

Alternative content in U.K. movie theaters will generate around $32.3 million this year, Rentrak said, which will rep 2% of the forecast $1.78 billion in U.K. box office this year.

More than 1,500 movie theaters worldwide screened the “Doctor Who” special at the weekend. According to Rentrak, it took $204,000 in the U.S., $317,000 in Germany, and $30,700 in Spain, among other territories.

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