Superstar Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer 2.0, which was released on November 27th in Tamil, Hindi and Telugu, has completed it’s run at the box-office. Directed by Shankar, 2.0 is a sequel to 2010 Blockbuster Endhiran (Robot) and it was made on a humongous budget of around Rs 543 crore which is highest for any Indian movie till date. The budget is more than the combined total budget of Baahubali 1 and Baahubali 2.
After release, 2.0 received mixed to positive response from audience and critics which helped the film to score high during it’s first weekend. Majority of the audience didn’t like it’s storyline and VFX which turned out to be a massive blow in box-office numbers. Though the box-office collections of 2.0 are huge, it has not managed to become a successful venture for it’s distributors (except Hindi) due to high distribution prices.
2.0 Worldwide Theatrical Rights were valued at whooping Rs 375 crore. Thus it had to collect this much share to be a profitable venture for it’s investors but the film has ended it’s run below the 350 crore share mark. The film collected a worldwide gross of around 714 crore with a share of 348 crore it it’s total run. Except Hindi belt, 2.0 failed to recover it’s investment in almost every territory which got this film a Below Average to Average Verdict.
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Due to massive hype and Akshay Kumar’s presence, 2.0 fared extremely well in the Hindi belt and did a nett collection of Rs 190 crore which helped the film’s overall collections to get a respectable total. In Tamilnadu, 2.0 minted a gross of 136 crore with a share of 81.60 crore.
Area Wise Break-up of 2.0 Total Worldwide Box Office Collections :-
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Produced by Lyca Productions, 2.0 also stars Amy Jackson, Sudhanshu Pandey, Adil Hussain, Avijit Dutt and Kalabhavan Shajohn in other key roles. AR Rahman composed music for the film and Nirav Shah handled the cinematography. 2.0 has become the second highest grossing South Indian Movie of all time beating Baahubali 1.