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Rajinikanth starrer '2.0' shows major drop in box office collection in China

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

WION Web Team New Delhi Sep 10, 2019, 03.55 PM (IST)

Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar starrer ‘2.0’ is seeing a sharp dip in its box office collections, on the second day of its release in China. 

The film started on a good note but possibly not-so-great word of mouth has taken a toll on the earnings of the film. The film after doing good business in India released in 40 foreign countries on November 29, 2018. 

The makers of the film hoped that it would do well in China as science fiction is very popular in the country. Star Alliance, which acquired its theatrical rights, booked 48,000 3D screens for the movie in the country.

Lyca Productions tweeted on September 6, "#2Point0InChinaFromToday ✨ Star Alliance Ltd. is our distributor for #2Point0 in Mainland China @2Point0movie releasing in a record number of 48000 - 3D screens in China today @rajinikanth @shankarshanmugh @akshaykumar @arrahman @iamAmyJackson."

The movie ‘2.0’ collected $1.37 million at the Chinese box office on the first day of its release.

One tweet read: “#2Point0InChina collects $1.37 million on release day Friday (6 September) from 60,677 shows. Around 2.91 lakh tickets were sold on day 1. Here is 1st day data for Indian films in China: Ssuperstar- $6.74M Hindi Medium - $3.39M BB2 - $2.85M Dangal - $2.4M BBjan - $2.2M”

Trade experts in India feel that 2.0 is heading to become a disaster at the Chinese box office. Sumit Kadel tweeted, "#2point0 flopped in china, the fact is Chinese are not interested to watch our scifi-action or period action film like #Baahubali . Why they will watch our $ 40-50M action film when Hollywood offers them 250-400M product . Only high on content Indian cinema will work out there."

Story highlights

The movie started on a good note in China with $1.37 million at the box office on its first day of release but could not land in the list of top five biggest opener Indian movies in the country.