.0: Akshay Kumar Becomes 1st Bollywood Actor to Cross Rs 100 Crore Mark on Day 1 – 2.0: Akshay Kumar Becomes 1st Bollywood Actor to Cross Rs 100 Crore Mark on Day 1
Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar’s most anticipated film of the year 2.0, that was in the making for three years, released over 10,500 screens worldwide on November 29. Akshay in the film plays the role of an antagonist, Pakshirajan, an ornithologist and professor who is against the telecom industry. There are now reports that the film has grossed Rs 80 crore (across all formats) at the Box Office in India alone. The film was also released overseas in the UK, the US, Australia and New Zealand among other countries.
According to film trade analyst Ramesh Bala, the film has earned Rs 59 lakh (Australia), Rs 2.43 crore in the US and Rs 11.11 lakh New Zealand. Ramesh even confirmed that the film has already crossed the Rs 100-crore mark on the worldwide box office. If these numbers are to be believed then Akshay becomes the first Bollywood actor to receive such huge numbers at the Box Office.
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted about the earnings of the Hindi version, and stated that even though the movie had been dubbed and advance bookings had opened late, it still did strong business.
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.
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) November 30, 2018
2.0 is said to have toppled Vijay’s Sarkar from the number one spot by earning a whopping Rs 2.64 crore in Chennai alone.
2.0 is a sequel to 2010 Tamil film Enthiran, has Rajinikanth reprising his role of human-robot Chitti, while Akshay plays the role of Dr. Richard a.k.a Crow Man. While in the previous part, Chitti’s love interest was played by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, this time Chitti will be seen romancing Amy Jackson. The movie, which is said to be the most expensive Indian film made to date with an estimated budget of Rs 543 crore (USD 76 million), is believed to have already beaten the record of 2017 blockbuster Baahubali 2: The Conclusion.