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Rajinikanth's 2.0 Box Office Collection: S Shankar Film's Hindi Version Beats Thugs of Hindostan

S Shankar's 2.0 refuses to slow down at the box office it continues to zoom past its competitions.

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Updated:December 9, 2018, 5:31 PM IST
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Rajinikanth's 2.0 Box Office Collection: S Shankar Film's Hindi Version Beats Thugs of Hindostan
S Shankar's 2.0 refuses to slow down at the box office it continues to zoom past its competitions.
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S Shankar's 2.0 refuses to slow down at the box office it continues to zoom past its competitions. The Rajinikanth-Akshay Kumar starrer's Hindi dubbed version has crossed Rs 150 crore mark at the box office after witnessing 56.41% growth on Saturday. The film collected Rs 9.15 crore on Saturday, taking the total collection to Rs 154.75 crore.

The film has also beat the lifetime box-office business of Thugs of Hindostan, which starred Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Fatima Sana Sheikh and Katrina Kaif in key roles, according to Times Now.

Tweeting the latest box office figures, film trade analyst Taran Adarsh, "#2Point0 picks up speed again... Growth on second Sat [vis-à-vis second Fri]: 56.41%... Should score on second Sun too... [Week 2] Fri 5.85 cr, Sat 9.15 cr. Total: ₹ 154.75 cr. India biz. Note: HINDI version." (sic)

Apart from that, it has become the second highest grossing Hindi dubbed film by surpassing the lifetime business of S S Rajamouli's Baahubali: The Beginning. It is also Rajnikanth’s highest earning Hindi film.

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.

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