Superstar Mahesh Babu’s highly anticipated film, SPYder has taken a decent start at box office on Day 1. As per trade reports, the AR Murugadoss directorial collected 40 Cr worldwide gross on its opening day.
Spyder collected a meager Rs 15.3 Cr share (22 Cr gross) in the Telugu states on Day 1, the 2nd highest opener for Mahesh in AP & TS after Srimanthudu. This opening is nowhere comparable to the openings of biggies that released this year – Khaidi No.150, Katamarayudu, Jai Lava Kusa and even DJ.
Area-wise break-up of distributor share:
EAST GODAVARI 2.30
WEST GODAVARI 1.91
1ST DAY AP & TS SHARE 15.34
In US, Spyder raked in $1 million with premieres alone. The movie also had decent start in Tamil Nadu and Kerala thanks to the brand of A R Murugadoss.
Total 1st Day Worldwide Share of Telugu & Tamil versions – 25-26 Cr (Gross 40-42 Cr)
Buyers were shocked with the film’s performance on opening day. One can blame the reviews and/or word of mouth if collections drop on second day but the lame opening on Day 1 for a superstar’s film which had non-Baahubali record release during Dasara holiday season, has left everyone shell-shocked.
Going by the talk, the film desperately needs to cash in on the Dasara holidays to alleviate the anticipated losses of buyers, who had splurged money believing in the crazy combo of Mahesh-ARM.