S Shankar's 2.0 starring Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar has set the box office on fire. The film continues its winning streak and is going strong even on the weekdays. The film has already crossed the Rs 100 crore mark and managed to collect substantial amount of money on a working Tuesday.
Film Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter and wrote, "#2Point0 sets the BO on ... Double digits yet again on Day 6 [Tue]… The trending on weekdays is EXCELLENT... Thu 20.25 cr, Fri 18 cr, Sat 25 cr, Sun 34 cr, Mon 13.75 cr, Tue 11.50 cr. Total: ₹ 122.50 cr. India biz. Note: HINDI version." (sic)
#2Point0 sets the BO on 🔥🔥🔥... Double digits yet again on Day 6 [Tue]… The trending on weekdays is EXCELLENT... Thu 20.25 cr, Fri 18 cr, Sat 25 cr, Sun 34 cr, Mon 13.75 cr, Tue 11.50 cr. Total: ₹ 122.50 cr. India biz. Note: HINDI version.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) December 5, 2018
2.0 become the highest opener of 2018 by collecting Rs 73.5 crore (all versions) on the opening day and earned Rs 25 crore (Hindi) on Saturday. With an average opening in Hindi version, the film subsequently picked up its collection on the third day of its release.
After making it strong in India, the film is all set to knock the box office in China. Recently IANS reported that it is gearing up for a major China release across 56,000 screens.
A sequel to 2010 blockbuster Enthiran, 2.0 is backed by Lyca Productions and was released in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi on November 29. In a statement, Lyca Productions confirmed the news that the sci-fi movie releases in association with HY Media in China with at least 47,000 of the total screens playing it in 3D format.
"2.0 will release in China in May 2019 and it will be the widest 3D release for any foreign language film in history," the statement said.
The film sees Akshay in the role of an antagonist, Pakshirajan, a cellphone-hating mutant scientist. Rajinikanth reprises his role as Dr Vaseegaran and robot Chitti from the original film. Apart from Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar the film also features Adil Hussain, Sudhanshu Pandey and Amy Jackson in key roles. Music maestro AR Rahman has scored the film.