'2.0' Box-office Collection Day 1: Rajinikanth And Akshay Kumar's Film Off To A Magnificent Start | Hindi Movie News
According to the recent reports on Boxofficeindia.com, the action-sci-fi film has raked in Rs 20 crore on its first day at the box-office.
Videos of Rajinikanth's fans performing aarti before entering the theatres while some took out a rath yatra went viral on the internet. Some fans even went up to the extent of pausing the film in the middle to celebrate the superstar's entry.
The film which is touted as the costliest film in the history of Indian cinema with a budget of nearly Rs 500 crore has already raked in the amount through its satellite rights and other revenues sources.
Although the storyline of the film was criticised for not being that intriguing, the VFX effects have blown away the audience as well as the critics. With a good word of mouth, the film's box-office is expected to just get better with time.
Akshay, who made his South debut with '2.0' opposite Rajinikanth just couldn't stop praising the South megastar. Talking about his aura on the sets Akshay reportedly revealed that once, while waiting on the set for the next shot, Rajinikanth brushed some dirt off his pants and the entire unit was "awestruck" by how "stylishly" he did it. He even went on to add that he even "enjoyed getting punched" by the South Superstar. Just like the rest of us, Akshay Kumar too is a die-hard Rajinikanth fan and confessed that Thalaiva is "the only one in the industry who has got swag."
Apart from Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar the film also stars Amy Jackson, Adil Hussain, Sudhanshu Pandey in significant roles.
The Tamil film industry has praises for the film for Rajinikanth’s previous film ‘Kaala’s director Pa Ranjith wrote, “Getting positive reviews #2Point0 romba magizchi #superstar @rajinikanth sir @shankarshanmugh sir & fantastic team #superstar_fans vazthugal” (sic) Before watching the film, music director Anirudh Ravinchander, who recently composed the Karma theme from Samantha’s ‘U Turn’ shared his excitement and wrote, “The day is here. A proud moment for Indian cinema. Thalaivar Superstar @rajinikanth. The magician @shankarshanmugh. The mozart @arrahman. The awesome @akshaykumar. The visionaries at @LycaProductions. #2point0 BLAST” (sic)
After watching the film, he couldn’t hold back from writing, “#2point0 OUT OF THE WORLD EXPERIENCE . ALL INDIAN BOX OFFICE RECORDS WILL BE REWRITTEN. Bow down to Thalaivar @rajinikanth , The Master @shankarshanmugh , @akshaykumar @arrahman @LycaProductions @iamAmyJackson and the thousands of ppl involved! Feel like watching on repeat” (Sic)