Rajinikanth's '2.0' to topple Prabhas' 'Baahubali' from being most-widely released film?

Rajinikanth's '2.0' vs Prabhas' 'Baahubali' Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 22, 2018, 09.46 AM (IST)

This is no joke! Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar’s upcoming film ‘2.0’ is likely to beat Baahubali’s previously-held record of being the most-widely released film. While ‘Baahubali 2’ had 6500 screens-release all over India, ‘2.0’ is said to get close to 6600 to 6800 screens. This also includes 17 IMAX theatres. See posters. 

The screen allocation for the film will be as follows: (tentative)

North Belt: 4000 – 4100 Screens
Andhra Pradesh/Telangana: 1200 – 1250 screens
Tamil Nadu: 600 – 625 screens
Kerala: 500 – 525 screens
Karnataka: 300 screens
Total: 6600 to 6800 screens (Approx.)

Apart from this, ‘2.0’ is also the most expensive film made in India till date with an unheard budget of more than Rs 500 crore. The film also boasts of some never-seen-before CGI. See trailer here. 

‘2.0’ starring Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar is a sequel to 2010’s much-loved film ‘Enthiran’. The film, with all that hype around it, is expected to gross in excess of Rs. 100 crore on its opening day with the contribution from Hindi version being around Rs. 35 crores gross. In comparison, ‘Baahubali 2’ raked in approximately Rs. 125 crore on its first day in India. 

Directed by Shankar, ‘2.0’ is slated to release on November 29, 2018. 

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According to media reports, '2.0' is most likely to get 6600 to 6800 screens (including 17 IMAX theatres) in India, beating 6500 screens release of 'Baahubali'.