Mumbai, December 22 (Business Today): Tamil superstar Rajinikanth’s 2.0, which has done extraordinarily well in both the domestic and overseas markets, is set to be launched in China soon.
The China release of 2.0 has been negotiated by the UK-based Lyca Productions and the Beijing-based production and distribution company HY Media. They have entered into a partnership.
The film’s Mandarin dubbed and subbed versions are scheduled to play on 56,000 screens in Chinese theatres. Out of these, 47,000 screens will play 2.0 in 3D.
China has become one of the biggest markets for Bollywood films.
2.0 Second Highest Earner
Meanwhile, 2.0 has become the second all-time highest earner in terms of gross box office collections in India.
The costliest film ever made in India, 2.0 has pipped SS Rajamouli’s “Baahubali: The Beginning”, and is now behind its sequel, “Baahulbali: The Conclusion.”
By its 19th day, 2.0 had reported collected INR 5180 million in India, to surpass Prabhas-starrer Baahubali: The Beginning, which made INR 5160 million in the country. It now has Baahubali 2: The Conclusion ahead of it, which boasts a massive gross box office collection of Rs 14,300 million.
“The Top 3 Grossers in #India – All originate from South… 1. #Baahubali2 2. #2Point0 3. #Baahubali,” industry analyst Ramesh Bala wrote on his Twitter account.
Directed by Shankar, 2.0 faced continuous challenges from other releases during its three weeks at the box office. It competed with Ayushmann Khurrana’s “Badhaai Ho” in its first week, Sara Ali Kahn’s debut film Kedarnath in its second week, and DCEU’s Aquaman starring Jason Mamoa in its third.
But the Rajinikanth-starer managed to break quite a few records despite the competition.
With still shows left to its name, 2.0 will now compete with Shahrukh Khan’s much-awaited Zero, Dhanush’s Maari 2 and Yash’s K.G.F: Chapter 1 during the upcoming week. This may slow the box office collection of 2.0 during the next week.