India’s most expensive film 2.0 pockets over ₹ 500 crore in its first week

Headlined by Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar, India’s most expensive film 2.0 has exceeded all expectations at the cash counter. The sci-fi thriller, which entered cinemas on 29th November, has crossed ₹ 500 crore mark worldwide within just a week of its theatrical release.

Dharma Productions’ head honcho Karan Johar, who presented the Hindi version of the movie, took to Twitter to share its first-week collection. His tweet read, “A box office PHENOMENA!!!! 500 crores worldwide!!!!! We at @DharmaMovies are so proud to be associated with the HINDI version of this movie marvel!!!!”

The Shankar directorial opened to mixed reviews, but the crazy fan following of southern superstar Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar ensured that it registers a terrific start at the box-office. It earned ₹ 20.25 crore from its Hindi dubbed version on the day of its release.

Just like the other versions of the movie, the Hindi version of 2.0 is still doing phenomenal business at the ticket window. It has clocked ₹ 132 crores in its first week and stands as the eighth biggest hit of 2018 so far.

2.0 is now the second highest grossing Hindi dubbed movie of all times, only behind Baahubali 2: The Conclusion which had accumulated ₹ 511 crores in its lifetime.