S.Shankar’s Science fiction 2 Point 0 is undoubtedly the biggest film to be released this year. Being the biggest budget Indian movie and stars two legends Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Lyca Productions will go wide this time. As of now, 2.0 will release in 7000+ screens in India alone. Written by S. Shankar and produced by Allirajah Subaskaran, Raju Mahalingam.
Upcoming film 2.0, which was made on a budget of Rs. 500 crore, has recovered a good chunk of the amount through the sale of the film’s satellite rights, digital rights and the distribution rights. Lyca Productions sold 2.0’s satellite rights for Rs. 120 crore and the digital rights for Rs. 60 crore in all versions (the film is releasing in Tamil, Hindi and Telugu).
According to the report also stated that the remaining Rs. 130 crore (to reach break-even point) can be covered in the first week of the film’s release if the content is strong. Recently, Yash Raj Films’ big budget film Thugs Of Hindostan failed to secure good box office numbers despite an ensemble cast including Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan, because of its poor reviews.
On the other hand, Badhaai Ho, a film made on a relatively smaller budget, collected over Rs. 200 crore worldwide based on strong content and positive word-of-mouth reviews.
Meanwhile, the release of 2.0 has been delayed by several months because the filmmakers did not want to compromise on the quality of their project. The filmmakers have promised a unique experience via-a-via the technology used in the film. Starring Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson in the lead roles, the movie is getting ready for a grand release on November 29.
Here’s the reported distribution break-up for 2.0:
- Satellite Rights: Rs. 120 crore (All Versions)
- Digital Rights: Rs. 60 crore (All Versions)
- North Belt Rights: Rs. 80 crore
- Andhra Pradesh/Telangana Rights: Rs. 70 crore
- Karnataka Rights: Rs. 25 crore
- Kerala Rights: Rs. 15 crore
Total: 370 crores.
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