What is happening? 2.0 got a huge number of screens, but to everyone's surprise, the film hasn't really struck gold at the box office. The film took a very low start at USA box-office. Trade pundits expected that the names of Rajinikanth and Shankar would bring more than $2 million opening in the USA but the film has not even got 40 percent of it.
It should be noted that Rajinikanth’s Kabali took a massive 1.9 million dollar opening from premiere shows and its day 1 number is around $2.7 million. This film’s first day (premiere +day 1) is just hovering around $500k (early estimates). This is a shockingly low amount. The final count is yet to be reported.
2.0 is said to be the most expensive Indian film ever with an estimated budget of Rs 500 Cr. The overseas rights were also sold for a staggering price. If it doesn’t pick up over this weekend, the distributors would land in big trouble.