U2 3D's run at the British Film Institute's London IMAX has proven a triumph, as the venue has become the highest grossing cinema in the world for the concert movie.

The film has generated $442,127 (£223,235) to date on the UK's biggest screen since its February 22 release and has reported 19,087 admissions.

It is distributed in the UK through Revolver Entertainment and has made $1.3m in the territory and $9.6m worldwide.

BFI IMAX general and technical manager Dennis Laws said: 'The film was launched with a strong marketing and press campaign which got us off to a flying start and we've maintained consistently strong attendances in peak slots throughout the run.'

Revolver's managing director Justin Marciano added: 'The success that BFI IMAX has had with U2 3D bodes very well for other 3D feature releases.'

U2 3D will play at the venue through the spring months.

3D cinema has been making pivotal box-office advances this year with Walt Disney Studios' Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best Of Both Worlds Concert Tour 3D setting records with a $65m take in the US. Disney recently became the second studio after DreamWorks to pledge devotion to 3D cinema, announcing that all future animated releases will be in the format.