Akshay Kumar and Rajinikanth are all geared up to release the most anticipated film of the year, 2.0, this weekend. Many posters, teaser, and trailers of the movie have been released and fans are pretty excited to see the two nail it on the big screen. The movie, which is a sequel to 2010 Tamil film Enthiran, has Rajinikanth reprising his role of human-robot Chitti, while Akshay plays the part of antagonist, Dr. Richard aka Crow Man. Bookings for the film has already started in all metropolitan cities which is being released in three languages – Hindi, Tamil and Telugu and will be available in 2D as well as 3D. Pre-bookings for the film started way back and now Book my Show has already sold 1.2 Million tickets before its release.
Film and trade analyst Ramesh Bala shared the news on his Twitter and wrote, “
#BookMyShow has sold 1.2 Million tix so far for #2Point0..”
The trailer of the film was released a few weeks back that showcased Chitti’s return with some new faces around. While in the previous part, Chitti’s love interest was played by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, this time Chitti will be seen romancing Amy Jackson. The movie, which is said to be the most expensive Indian film made to date with an estimated budget of Rs 543 crore, is believed to have already beaten the record of 2017 blockbuster Baahubali 2: The Conclusion.
The movie will reportedly get 4000 to 4100 screens in the North Indian belt and 1200-1250 screens in Andhra Pradesh/Telangana. In Kerela, the number of screens are expected to be 500 to 525 and in Tamil Nadu, it will have 600 and 625 screens. Rumours are that 2.0 has already earned over Rs 120 crore through its advance bookings.
A report in Bollywood Hungama stated that the satellite rights of the film have already been sold for Rs 120 crore, with Rs 60 crore coming from digital rights. It also suggested that the distribution rights for North Belt brought in a staggering Rs 80 crore, for Andhra Pradesh/Telangana around Rs 70 crore, and for Karnataka and Kerala Rs 25 crore and Rs 15 crore respectively.
All that remains to be seen now is how the audience will take it when it releases on November 29, 2018.