2.0 beats Thugs of Hindostan to emerge as 2018’s highest opening day grosser
Rajinikanth-Akshay starrer 2.0 is the current talk of town. The movie which got released last day has opened to phenomenal response, both in the Indian and overseas box office. Early reports from trade experts suggest that the movie has emerged as the highest opening day grosser in Indian cinema this year. The record has held by Aamir Khan’s ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ (ToH), which had a pan-India opening day earning of around Rs 52.25 crores.
Leading trade analyst Sumit Kadel revealed 2.0 collection details with a series of tweets.
#2point0 All India Day-1 ₹ 61 cr nett , which makes 2.0 Second Highest Opener in India of all Time.
#2point0 Thursday (All Lang) ₹ 61 cr nett . India Biz
Tamil Nadu+ AP/TG + Karnataka+Kerala – ₹ 41 cr nett.
Hindi- 20 cr nett. #2point0
2.0 is now only behind Baahubali 2: The Conclusion in the list of highest opening day grosses of all-time. The Rajamouli directorial had earned a net amount of a whopping Rs 121 crore on the first day. Unlike how its usually for big star films, 2.0 was released mid-week on Thursday but it still has the advantage of an extended opening weekend. The movie is expected to shatter several other records in the coming days.
Meanwhile, director Shankar has thanked all his fans and movie lovers for their phenomenal response to 2.0. He has tweeted,
My heart full thanks to the audience who have lapped up #2point0 and celebrated and made it a huge success, and to all the media who supported and respected the hard work of our team, and to my whole team who have given a piece of their life to 2.0
2.0 has been released in 2D and 3D format in Tamil, Hindi and Telugu languages. Lyca Productions is funding this mega budget movie. The makers have invested a whopping Rs 600 crore, which easily makes it the most expensive film ever made in Indian cinema. With this extraordinary initial response, the movie is definite to continue it’s blockbuster run in more number of screens.