As expected, 2.0, the most expensive film of Indian cinema, rocked the domestic box-office by registering an earth-shattering occupancy of over 70 to 80 per cent on its opening day on 29th November.
Smashing a string of records, the movie went on to hoard a whopping ₹ 61 crore nett, becoming the second highest opener of all times, behind S.S Rajamouli’s magnum opus, Baahubali: The Conclusion which had netted ₹ 121 crores all across India on its opening day.
The Hindi version of the Shankar directorial alone did the unthinkable and made an impressive debut in cinemas by raking in ₹ 20.25 on opening day.
Sharing the box-office figures on Twitter, noted film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote, “Non-holiday release… Non-festival period… Yet, #2Point0 takes a SUPER START… Keeping in mind the fact that it’s a dubbed film + advance bookings opened very late, the biz is STRONG… Thu ₹ 20.25 cr. India biz. Note: HINDI version.”
Headlined by southern superstar Rajinikanth and Bollywood star Akshay Kumar, 2.0 is a sequel to the 2010 blockbuster Enthiran. Made on a massive budget of between ₹ 400 crore to ₹ 500 crore, the sci-fi action thriller had earned around ₹ 400 crores before its release, by selling theatrical, satellite and streaming rights, etc.