'2.0' Day 1 collection: Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer record highest-opening of 2018

A poster of Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar starrer '2.0' Photograph:( WION Web Team )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 30, 2018, 01.46 PM (IST)

Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer ‘2.0’ started on a good note yesterday as the film saw a good number of people lining outside the theatres to catch the show. Despite being a mid-week release, ‘2.0’ saw people dancing inside cinema halls, hooting and praying for Rajinikanth; so that his film becomes a blockbuster hit. Read review here.

‘2.0’is the sequel to 2010 blockbuster ‘Enthiran’ that had Rajinikanth play the role of a doctor Vaseegaran and a robot, Chitti. This film also has Akshay Kumar who plays an antagonist, in what happens to be his Tamil debut. Also read: '2.0': Madras High Court blocks 12000 websites to prevent film piracy

The official ‘2.0’ handle tweeted, “It’s an Overwhelming Response for #2Point0. Thanks all for your Unconditional Love. Experience the Grand Epic in 3D. @rajinikanth @akshaykumar @iamAmyJackson @shankarshanmugh @arrahman @resulp @srinivas_mohan @LycaProductions @DharmaMovies @LycamobileUK @divomovies”

‘2.0’ has so far registered the highest opening of 2018, beating Aamir Khan’s ‘Thugs of  Hindostan’ which had collected Rs 52 crore (all versions). The total India collections of ‘2.0’ (all versions) for Day 1 is reported to be around Rs 73.5 crore. 

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh spoke highly of the film’s opening and said: “I would say the opening is very good. Please note it opened on a Thursday and still managed to break records despite advance booking opening late.”

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The film is expected to cross Rs 100 crore on Day 2 as the word-of-mouth around ‘2.0’ is positive. 

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‘2.0’ has so far registered the highest opening of 2018, beating Aamir Khan’s ‘Thugs of  Hindostan’ which had collected Rs 52 crore (all versions).