Director Shankar's sci-fi 2.0 starring Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar had the biggest release on November 29 but yet it failed to create a single all time (territory) record on the opening day at the box office.
The movie, which is a sequel to 2010 film Robot, has got an overwhelming response from the audience but it has struggled to set new benchmarks at the box office.
There's no doubt that 2.0 is India's most expensive films that has been made with a budget of nearly Rs 500 crore unlike Baahubali 2 (Rs 250 crore approximately). According to Bollywood Hungama, 2.0 has managed to lock around 6600 to 6800 screens in India. In comparison, Baahubali 2 had managed to acquire approximately 6500 screens across the country. It has also acquired 2,500 screens overseas (total 10,000 screens approximately).
With massive screen counts, 2.0 has been allotted around 32,000 to 33,000 shows across India which will further boost the revenue generated from the ticket window alone. The morning shows are starting from as early as 4 am in several parts of the country. Baahubali 2 was allotted with approximately 31,000 shows across theatres in India.
Considering the hype around 2.0, Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar's film was expected to rake in moolah on the opening day but the movie performed below expectations which is a worrying factor for the makers.
According to AndhraBoxOffice.Com, "With a 1st Day (Premieres+Thu) of around $900K, #2Point0 is off to a Hugely Disappointing Start in USA. Rajini's Highest 1st Day #Kabali collected $2.7 Mn!!."
2.0 even failed to beat Vijay's Sarkar opening record in Tamil Nadu. It opened with around 20 crore gross which is lower than Kabali as well.
It now remains to be seen if Shankar's movie keeps the momentum going and turn out to be the biggest grossers of 2018.