Two of India”s biggest blockbusters have ended up as disasters in China, in what could be a serious setback to mainstream cinema”s ongoing attempt to foray that market.
Shankar”s “2:0”, starring Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar had done spectacular domestic business in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu versions. However, the film opened on September 6 in China, only to flop miserably. “2.0” collected a meagre Rs 22 crore in its first week in the Chinese market.
The failure of “2.0” follows the no-show of another domestic recordbuster — “Baahubali 2: The Conclusion”. The SS Rajamouli starring Prabhas managed around Rs 52 crore after releasing in May 2018, running to near-empty Chinese theatres.