AR Murugadoss’ SPYder starring Mahesh Babu and Rakul Preet Singh got brilliant response at the worldwide box office on its first day, and is set become the biggest opener for the Prince of Tollywood. SPYder has made headlines for several good reasons, and its promos garnered a lot of attention. The makers created massive publicity for the movie.
Above all, the rare combination of Murugadoss and Mahesh heightened the viewers’ expectations and curiosity. The movie went to do record breaking pre-release business and become the highest earner among non-Baahubali Telugu films even before its release.
The distributors arranged for the film to be release in over 2,500 screens around the world in a bid to recover their investments in the first weekend. The hype surrounding it helped the film to huge advance booking amounts for its opening day. After seeing all these aspects, trade experts have predicted that the movie will start with a bang at the box office.
The Mahesh Babu and Rakul Preet Singh-starrer premiered in a large number of screens in key international markets like the US and the UAE on Tuesday, and garnered fantastic response, with some screens witnessing 100 percent occupancy. Its screening started in early hours of Wednesday in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
SPYder ran to packed houses in almost all screens in these areas in these shows. The movie registered an average of 75 percent occupancy in the regular morning and matinee shows. The AR Murugadoss-directed film has got huge advance bookings for its evening and nights shows and is expected to make even bigger collections than it did in the morning shows.
On first day, AR Murugadoss’ directorial recorded the occupancy of more than 80% on around 800 screens across Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. With such an excellent occupancy, Spyder registered the superb opening of 23.40 crores (gross) at AP/T box office. As per early trends, SPYder will collect Rs 51 crore gross at the worldwide box office on the first day.
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