Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar’s big budget film 2.0 continues to hold its ground even on the weekdays. 2.0’s producers claimed that the film has already made Rs 400 crores in gross worldwide collection in the first weekend, with its dubbed Hindi version earning Rs 111 crore in five days. 2.0’s Hindi version earned Rs 13. 75 crore on its first Monday, as reported by Boxofficeindia.com.
The film is set to become Akshay’s highest earning film despite his wonderful box office record previously. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh too shared the box office figures of the film and tweeted, “#2Point0 cruises past ₹ 100 cr mark on Day 5 [Mon]… Will emerge Akshay Kumar’s highest grosser *before* Week 1 concludes… Thu 20.25 cr, Fri 18 cr, Sat 25 cr, Sun 34 cr, Mon 13.75 cr. Total: ₹ 111 cr. India biz. Note: HINDI version.”
#2Point0 cruises past ₹ 100 cr mark on Day 5 [Mon]… Will emerge Akshay Kumar’s highest grosser *before* Week 1 concludes… Thu 20.25 cr, Fri 18 cr, Sat 25 cr, Sun 34 cr, Mon 13.75 cr. Total: ₹ 111 cr. India biz. Note: HINDI version.
After packing an impressive total in its *extended* opening weekend, #2Point0 stays SUPER-STRONG on the crucial Mon… Collecting double digits on a working day [Mon] – without enhanced ticket rates – indicates it has stamina to perform well on weekdays. Note: HINDI version.
As expected, the box office numbers of Rajinikanth starrer 2.0’s Hindi version picked up on Sunday. The film earned Rs 24 crore to take the four-day weekend total to Rs 95 crore.
Directed by Shankar, 2.0 also stars Akshay Kumar as the antagonist Pakshi Raja. It is a sequel to 2010 film Enthiran. Rajinikanth reprises the role of scientist Vaseegaran and the robot Chitti.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh posted the latest box office figures on his Twitter account. He said, “#2Point0 puts up a SUPERB TOTAL in its *extended* opening weekend… Biz on Day 3 and Day 4 specifically was fantastic… Thu 19.50 cr, Fri 17.50 cr, Sat 24 cr, Sun 34 cr. Total: ₹ 95 cr. India biz. Note: HINDI version.”
In another tweet, he wrote, “While #2Point0 nears ₹ 100 cr mark after an impressive *extended* opening weekend, the real test for the film begins from today [Mon] onwards… It will be interesting to see how it fares on weekdays… Mon to Thu – the weekdays – are crucial.”
2.0 received mixed critical reviews. The Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta gave the film 2 stars. She wrote, “The real film kicks in post-interval, with the appearance of Akshay’s Pakshiraja, a good man turned bad, out of fear and justifiable anger. The Bird Man will do anything to save his feathery friends, even if it means killing and smashing his way through buildings and cell towers and people who like their hand-sets.”
She added, “Akshay brings some much-required energy to the movie, as well as some moving moments, before he and his glittery gold eyes get encased in metal. By then it’s just a question of how much Shankar will crank it up in the climax. He does, but somehow, none of it sticks after an initial shock-and-awe flash.”
Globally, too, 2.0 is making waves. It has grossed over Rs 400 crore worldwide. This is just the beginning, and before its theatrical run ends, we might see many more records being broken.