‘Doctor Who’ Anniversary Special Earns $10.2 Million Worldwide

"The Day of the Doctor" becomes a box office hit in just three days

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Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary special episode was a force at the box office last weekend, grossing $10.2 million worldwide in just three days.

Commemorating the BBC sci-fi drama Doctor Who, “The Day of the Doctor” aired globally on Nov. 23. The 75-minute episode raked in $4.77 million from the U.S. box office on Monday, selling 320,000 tickets at more than 660 movie theaters.

The anniversary special came in second at the U.S. box office, second only to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.