One of the most awaited and expensive films of the year, 2.0 is all set to release on November 29, 2018. The film starring Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson is currently the talk of the town as the film is setting a huge record even before it’s release. Yes, the film has already earned Rs 120 crore just in advance booking. The big budget film has had a record-breaking advance booking already and this only hints that 2.0 is going to set the box office on fire.
In fact, 2.0 has become the first Tamil film to earn Rs 100 crore even before the release. Trade analyst Ramesh Bala wrote, “#2Point0 TN Pre-release Theaterical total advance is valued the highest in Tamil Cinema.. Nearly ₹ 120 Crs.. A First in Tamil Cinema to cross ₹ 100 Crs..”. Meanwhile, Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan’s Thugs of Hindostan, which had released a week ago is failing at the box office. Though the film has managed to earn Rs 150 crore nett approx in 12 days, ToH has turned disaster in terms of reviews by audience and critics.
#2Point0 TN Pre-release Theaterical total advance is valued the highest in Tamil Cinema.. Nearly ₹ 120 Crs..
A First in Tamil Cinema to cross ₹ 100 Crs.. pic.twitter.com/sAGp6PFxxf
— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) November 19, 2018
Meanwhile, in an EXCLUSIVE interview with Pinkvilla, we asked trade expert Girish Johar if the number of screens for Thugs of Hindostan will drastically fall down once 2.0 releases. “It’s already come under 1-2 shows this week and this weekend has also not done well – it’s been around Rs 5 crores. By next week, it will be like droplets, ek show (only one show), which is almost negligible,” Girish revealed.
In the film, Rajinikanth plays a scientist and a robot. 2.0 is a sequel to the 2010 blockbuster Enthiran (Robot) which also featured Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Lyca Productions produced 2.0 starring Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar in the lead. The film marks Akshay Kumar’s Tamil debut. Amy Jackson is the female lead in this Shankar-directorial movie. 2.0 is all set to release on November 29.