The episode has also been doing very well digitally, racing to the top of episodes purchased on iTunes in the US and Amazon’s television chart.
The special made £1.8m over the three days in the UK and $4.7m in the US. 320,000 tickets were sold for screenings on Monday in the US which made it the second biggest film of the day after Hunger Games.
BBC Worldwide chief brands officer, Amanda Hill said:
“We organised the global cinema events to give the fans an opportunity to get together and enjoy a unique moment in Doctor Who history as one. It also gave those same fans who didn’t have 3D TVs a chance to see the special in its biggest and most amazing form. We had no idea that there would be such a demand at the global box office. This demonstrates how huge the show remains in the UK and how far it’s come internationally over the last few years.”