Shankar’s ‘2.0’ starring Akshay Kumar and Rajinikanth has lived up to the expectations of being termed the costliest film in the history of Indian cinema. With more than Rs 500 crore invested, the thought of gaining profit would’ve probably not been immediate for the makers, with the eyes on the recovery process first. However, the collections have come as a breath of fresh air for them since the movie’s release on 29 November.
The movie's Hindi version has now entered the Rs 150-crore club at the box office and the current total stands at Rs 154.75 crore. In fact, the collections on Saturday almost doubled that of Friday, going from 5.85 crore to 9.15 crore, as per trade expert Taran Adarsh.
The collections are the highest domestic figures for both Akshay and Rajinikanth as far as the Hindi versions are concerned. The former’s ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ held his highest grossing movie record in India with collections of about Rs 133 crore. The movie’s overall collections in all the languages combined across the world are said to be more Rs 500 crore.
‘2.0’ also stars Amy Jackson and the story revolves around the double roles of Rajinikanth as a scientist and as a robot as they fight the menace created by Akshay’s ‘Crow Man’ character. The movie has been produced by Subaskaran’s Lyca Productions and presented by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions.
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