Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar’s movie 2.0 continues to rule the box office, whether it be in India or abroad. The movie is said to have set a new benchmark, and has now become the second highest grossing Hindi dubbed film even surpassing the lifetime business of the first part of Baahubali. When it was released, on the first day itself, 2.0 earned Rs 20.25 crore and it has garnered a total of Rs 139.75 crore on its eighth day. The amount is for the Hindi version of the movie.

Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh had tweeted out the numbers, and on December 6 had stated that 2.0 is Rajinikanth’s highest grossing movie ever in Hindi, and that it will also be Akshay’s highest grossing film by day 8. In the current tweet, Taran wrote that 2.0 had an excellent extended week one and week two will give an idea of its lifetime business.

2.0, which is the sequel to 2010 Tamil film Enthiran, marks Akshay’s Tamil debut and sees Rajinikanth reprising his roles of Vaseegaran and Chitti a robot. Akshay plays Pakshirajan, an ornithologist who seeks vengeance on smartphone users to prevent avian population decline.

The movie, which was directed by S Shankar and co-written with B. Jeyamohan, has done very well overseas too and is said to have topped the UAE box office chart in its very opening week. The sci-fi thriller is said to have crushed actor Sylvester Stallone’s Creed 2, which had been released around the same time, and it not only toppled the movie from the top spot, but has also left it far behind where earnings are concerned.

The amazing VFX of the film has been working in its favour, making it a huge hit not just in India but also internationally in countries like New Zealand, Australia and the US. The makers are expecting numbers to grow more, as 2.0 is slated to release in China in 2019.