‘2.0’ records two-day box office collections of ₹109 crore1 min read . Updated: 01 Dec 2018, 04:43 PM IST
The Hindi version of the film made around ₹18 crore on the second day, notching up a two-day collection of around ₹38 crore
New Delhi: Rajinikanth’s science fiction flick ‘2.0’ continued its steady march at the box office on day two. The film’s two-day all-India total stands at ₹ 109 core — it made ₹ 45 crore on the second day after ₹ 64 crore on day one
The Hindi version of the film made around ₹ 18 crore, a minimal drop from day one, but fairly impressive considering the film was only dubbed in Hindi.
The Hindi version recorded a two-day collection of around ₹ 38 crore.
Trade website Box Office India said the film was performing well in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, East Punjab, Bihar and Central India, all traditional territories where dubbed South Indian films struggle, thanks to the presence of Akshay Kumar, who plays the antagonist.
Further, the S.Shankar directed film made around ₹ 18.57 crore from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and crossed the $1-million mark in the US and UAE-GCC. According to trade experts, the numbers are decent, but the film has to sustain the momentum on Sunday to put up a solid weekend total.
Box Office India pointed out that at ₹ 64 crore net, the all-India first day collections of the Rajinikanth film were only about a little more than 50% of the opening figures of ‘Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’, which had made more than ₹ 120 crore in 2017. Tamil Nadu, Rajni’s home ground, recorded around ₹ 16.5 crore. Mumbai remained an important player at ₹ 6.5 crore, while Delhi-Uttar Pradesh, East Punjab and Rajasthan followed up with ₹ 4.86 crore, ₹ 1.93 crore and ₹ 1.28 crore, respectively.
Much of the burden for the recovery of ‘2.0’’s ₹ 510 crore investment still rides on its theatrical business. While the satellite TV rights have gone to Zee Network for ₹ 110 crore, around ₹ 80 crore has come from Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions for distribution rights of the Hindi version.