India's Most Expensive Bollywood Flick Flops In China
Another Bollywood blockbuster hopeful has met with a disastrous end in China. "2.0," dubbed as the most expensive Indian movie to date with a reported budget of US$82 million, is running to near-empty 11,000 cinema halls
Starring Indian superstars like Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar, the sci-fi fantasy thriller has managed to earn a little more than two million U.S. Dollars on the Chinese mainland since its release on September 6.
"2.0," the sequel to the 2010 Indian super hit "Robot," follows the story of a humanoid robot called "Chitti" fighting against the spirit of an ornithologist who is hell-bent on killing people using mobile phones.
The Chinese market is seen as a goldmine in India after the success of movies such as "Dangal," "Secret Superstar" and "Andhadhun." However, there has been a long unimpressive spell as well. The latest India release, action thriller "Kaabil," saw one of the worst openings for an Indian film in the country, earning merely US$2 million.