The Chennai city box-office history was rewritten on the night of December 10, when 2.0 overtook Baahubali 2’s lifetime Chennai gross after just 12 days of its run. 2.0 has grossed 19.57 Cr after 13 days and looks set to hit the magical 20 CR mark after exactly 2 weeks. That it will achieve this mark on December 12th, the Superstar’s birthday would make the achievement all the more special and memorable for fans of the icon.
Over the years, Enthiran was at the top for the maximum time. From its release in October 2010 till the release of Theri in the summer of 2016, Enthiran was unshakable at the top of the Chennai city box-office. After Theri, there has been a change of hands quite often with Kabali and Baahubali 2 taking over.
One thought that the 18.85 cr lifetime Chennai gross of Baahubali 2 would be unrivalled for many years to come but 2.0 has unseated it in just 1 year and 8 months. The film looks strong to gross close to 25 cr by the time it exhausts all its fuel. For now, it looks really strong with main centers like Sathyam and Palazzo in the city drawing housefull shows even on weekdays.
2.0’s record will certainly stand longer than Baahubali 2’s. Dot!