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Chi­nese pro­duc­tion and distri­bu­tion com­pany, HY Me­dia has picked up main­land China distri­bu­tion rights to block­buster In­dian film “2.0”. Star­ring South In­dian su­per­star, Ra­jinikanth, the film was by some mea­sures the high­est gross­ing movie in the world last week­end.

“2.0” is un­der­stood to be the first Ra­jinikanth-star­ring film re­leased in China in re­cent times. In­dian films have made im­pres­sive in­roads at the Chi­nese box of­fice in the past cou­ple of years, led by Aamir Khan-star­ring ti­tles “Dan­gal” and “Se­cret Su­per­star”, which grossed $193 mil­lion and $118 mil­lion re­spec­tively. Amitabh Bachchan-star­ring “102 Not Out” was re­leased in the past week and has earned $4.09 mil­lion in its first six days in China.

Ra­jinikanth (“Si­vaji”, “Ra.One”) plays four dis­tinct roles in “2.0” and is pitched against Bol­ly­wood star Ak­shay Ku­mar as the an­tag­o­nist. Di­rected by Shankar Shan­mugam, the film is a se­quel to Shan­mugam and Ra­jinikanth’s 2010 hit “En­thi­ran”, which grossed $50 mil­lion world­wide. (RTRS)

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