2.0 was released in about 6900 screens in India and over 2000 screens overseas. On its first day of release, its worldwide collection was over ₹117.34 crore, which was the second highest worldwide collection for an Indian film after Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017).
On its opening day, 2.0 earned about ₹80 crore gross collection in India (all versions), which was the second highest ever for an Indian film after Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (2017) which collected ₹154 crore.
From the very first day of 2.0 release, the film has started making new records worldwide. On its second day, the film earned around ₹45 crore net in India.
The film went on to be number one at the Australian box office, on its second day. In Malaysia, the film had an all-time highest opening for any Tamil film.
The 8th-day collection of the film in India is around Rs 15 Crore and so 2.0 possible collection after 8 days will be around Rs 140 crore in India.
2.0 received generally positive reviews from critics in India. Shankar’s direction, visual effects, performances of Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar, suspense and social message received praise, while the introduction, script, and dialogues drew criticism.