Rajinikanth's 2.0 Box Office Collection Day 3: S Shankar's Directorial Continues Its Dream Run

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After having an average earning at the box office on day 2, S Shankar's 2.0 witnessed a significant growth in its collection on third day of its release. The film, which has become the highest opener of 2018 by minting Rs 73.5 crore on opening day, earned Rs 25 crore (Hindi version) on Saturday. The total collection of 2.0 now stands at Rs 136.5 crore, excluding the day 2 and day 3 earnings in Tamil and Telugu versions.

Tweeting the latest box office figures of 2.0, film trade analyst Taran Adarsh posted, “#2Point0 jumps on Day 3 [Sat]... Growth on Day 3 [vis-a-vis Day 2]: 23.46%... Circuits that were performing okay/low have picked up... Day 4 [Sun] should witness further growth... Thu 20.25 cr, Fri 18 cr, Sat 25 cr. Total: Rs 63.25 cr. India biz. Note: HINDI version." (sic)

The long-awaited sequel to the 2010 blockbuster Robot stars Rajinikanth and Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar. The film sees Akshay in the role of an antagonist, Dr Richard/Crowman, a cellphone-hating mutant scientist. While Rajini reprises his role as Dr Vaseegaran/Chitti from the original film.

CNN-News18 film critic Rajeev Masand rated the film 3/5. Praising the film's visual effects, Masand wrote, "The VFX and the sheer spectacle on display allow me to forgive many of its faults. Shortcomings notwithstanding, it is the victory of vision. Shankar has shown us that slick special effects blockbusters are very much within our grasp."

The film also features Adil Hussain, Sudhanshu Pandey and Amy Jackson in key roles. Music maestro AR Rahman has scored the film.