Sunday's live screening of Billy Elliot – The Musical has topped the UK and Ireland cinema box office charts after taking £1.9 million.
Screened at over 550 UK locations – the widest ever cinema release of a live event – it just pipped Denzel Washington's new film The Equalizer.
The previous 'event cinema' record was held by Doctor Who 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor, which took £1.8 million last year.
All three original Billys – James Lomas, George Maguire and Liam Mower – took part in Sunday's finale. Screening venues included the historic Easington Social Welfare Centre, formerly the Easington Colliery Miners' Institute, one of the settings for Billy's story.
Daldry said: "Having the older Billys, all the kids from around the country who had been in the show before, I think it really demonstrates the legacy of the show – of kids having that extraordinary training and extraordinary ability and opportunity to really flourish."
As previously reported, Billy Elliot Live will be available on Blu-ray and DVD from 24 November. Encore screenings are scheduled to take place from 2 to 5 of October 2014 in more than 350 cinemas across the country.
Billy Elliot – The Musical is booking at the Victoria Palace until 19 December 2015.