Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar‘s movie, Robot 2.0, has topped the UAE box office chart in its very opening week. The sci-fi thriller that released on Thursday has crushed Sylvester Stallone‘s Creed 2 by earning $2,504,642 (Rs 17.70 cr) in the first four days itself.
The two movies were released around the same time but director S.Shankar‘s 2.0 not only clinched the top spot but also left Creed 2 far behind. Entertainment industry tracker, Ramesh Bala, revealed the numbers on his Twitter handle which makes it evident that India’s mega-budget film has managed to woo a large chunk of the UAE audience.
Talking about the dubbed Hindi version, 2.0 is taking mammoth strides at the box office, having amassed a whopping 500 crore and more. Baahubali: The Beginning, released in 2015, was the last film that had left everyone zapped with its humongous collections. Making over Rs 100 crore at the box office, the movie became a first-of-its-kind for having done so in its Hindi version.
Setting new benchmarks every day, the film, which also stars Amy Jackson, is now the second highest grossing, Hindi dubbed film, surpassing a lifetime business of the movie Baahubali (first part). Sharing this analysis on his Twitter account, trade analyst, Taran Adarsh wrote that it is Rajinikanth’s highest grossing film ever [in Hindi] and will emerge as Akshay Kumar’s highest grossing film on Day 8. This review was strictly for the movie’s Hindi version.
Amy Jackson and Akshay Kumar have not only earned the accolades for their powerful performance in the movie but also rightly earned them their place in the 500 crore club, a first for both of them. In the movie, Akshay Kumar plays the role of Richard/The Crow/Dr. Pakshirajan who is angry seeing the destruction of the environment due to excessive use of technology.
The amazing VFX of the film, which is a sequel of Rajinikanth’s movie Enthiran, has been working in its favour, making it a huge hit not just in India but also internationally in countries like UAE, New Zealand, Australia and the US. The makers are expecting growing numbers with 2.0’s slated release in China in 2019.