Despite a new release in the form of Sushant Singh Rajput and Sara Ali Khan’s Kedarnath, Superstar Rajinikanth starrer 2.0 stayed strong.
Its Hindi dubbed version earned Rs 5.85 crore on Friday to take the total earnings to Rs 145.60 crore. The Shankar directorial, which also stars Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson, recently crossed the Rs 500 crore mark at the worldwide box office.
2.0 is a spiritual successor to the 2010 film Enthiran. Rajinikanth’s characters Vaseegaran and Chitti return in the film. The movie features stunning visual effects and is said to have been made on a budget of over Rs 500 crore.
Trade analyst Taran Adarsh posted 2.0’s box office figures on Twitter. He wrote, “#2Point0 stayed strong, despite a new release [#Kedarnath] eating into the screens, shows and footfalls… Expected to show substantial growth on second Sat and Sun… Will cross ₹ 150 cr today… [Week 2] Fri 5.85 cr. Total: ₹ 145.60 cr. India biz. Note: HINDI version.”
2.0 received mixed reviews. The Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta gave the film 2 stars. She wrote, “2.0 is dull as ditchwater in the first half, perking up a little in the second, with a half-way watchable Akshay, and a Rajini coming into his own right towards the end, for a bit. There are some oh-wow moments, but on the whole, the film is not worth all the sound and fury.
“Will there be a 3.0? Give that a thought while I deposit my 3D glasses by the door,” she added.