Further, the S.Shankar directed film made around Rs 18.57 crore from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and crossed the $1-million mark in the United States and UAE-GCC. The film, that reportedly showed record-breaking advance bookings at the ticket window, has been creating waves at the box-office. According to the reports that came in, 2.0 went on to cross the 100-Crore mark on its very first day at the worldwide box office. Circuits that were performing okay/low have picked up. It is the first Indian 3D movie directed the great director Shankar.
Rajinikanth's ambitious sci-fi saga 2.0 has been one of the most anticipated films of 2018.
The film's gross collection on day 1 was around Rs 74 crore (net Rs 61 crore).
On the other hand, the film has been doing a handsome business at overseas box offices. In TN as a whole, the film has grossed close to 18 CR which is Rajini's 2nd best opener in the state below Kabali, but Shankar's career best. Akshay Kumar, who debuted in the role of an antagonist in southern cinema, was seen playing an ornithologist who, when loses his fight to telecom companies while trying to save birds from dying from the emission of mobile towers, uses the fifth force to wreak havoc and take revenge. Academy award winning music maestro AR Rahman has composed music for the film. The film released in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi, as promised. The film is anyways making money in the South languages and if Hindi version supports well too then recovery of the huge budget won't be an issue.