New Delhi: Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar’s sci-fi film 2.0 has bagged over ₹ 500 crore at the worldwide box office if all three languages — Hindi, Tamil, Telugu — are taken into account. In Hindi alone, 2.0 is by far the eighth biggest hit of 2018 and has bagged over ₹ 132 crore in the first seven days of business. 2.0 is now a bigger hit than both Stree and Raazi.
Sanju (Rs 342.53 crore) and Padmaavat (Rs 302.15 crore) are the biggest Bollywood hits of the year. 2.0’s co-producer Karan Johar tweeted, “A box office phenomena. 500 crores worldwide. We at Dharma Movies are so proud to be associated with the Hindi version of this movie marvel".
According to film trade analyst Taran Adarsh, 2.0 is going to be Akshay Kumar’s biggest hit film ever. The actor has already scored a box office hattrick with Gold and Pad Man.
A sequel to the 2010 blockbuster Enthiran in which Rajinikanth plays a scientist and a robot, 2.0 had opened at the box office with a first day collection of ₹ 20.25 crore and on the seventh day, on Wednesday, it looked strong with ₹ 9.5 crore. If the worldwide Hindi version is taken into account, the movie is already touching the ₹ 200 crore mark.
Lyca Productions have also tied up with a Chinese film distributor to release a dubbed version of the Shankar-directed film in 10,000 screens in China in May next year.
Touted to be one of the most expensive films ever made in India, 2.0 was reportedly made at a budget of ₹ 550 crore out of which about ₹ 370 crore was recovered by selling satellite, digital and distribution rights before the release on November 29.