The Day of the Doctor box office success for Australia and New ZealandBookmark and Share

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 - Reported by Chuck Foster
The Day of the Doctor - in Cinema (Australia/New Zealand) (Credit: BBC Worldwide)Hot on the heels of the UK box office success, Australia's figures show that The Day of the Doctor was a huge hit in cinemas there, too! The 50th Anniversary adventure took $1.54 million (£872K) at the weekend, placing it third in the charts. Webwombat reported:
Showing on just 107 screens, the sci-fi celebration average an astounding $14,399 per screen (pretty much means every session was sold out) for a final take of over $1.5M.
As with the UK, the runaway leader was The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, whose opening weekend took some $12.5m (£7.8m); however, second place was taken by Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa achieving $1.7m (£962K) in its second week.

Meanwhile, in New Zealand, Flicks reports the episode was even more successful, reaching second place in the chart after taking $187,029 (£95K) at the box office. Unsurprisingly, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was again top of the charts, taking $2.16m (£1.1m) in its opening weekend. Thor: The Dark World took the third spot at $159,271 (£81K).

(with thanks to Dallas Jones)