Mahesh Babu’s much-anticipated film, SPYder is finally set to hit the big screen this week and the expectations from the film are sky high. While Mahesh Babu’s presence would ensure a record breaking start at the Box-Office, the film needs to record a healthy trend to emerge a profitable venture for the distributors.
The all India distribution rights of the AR Murugadoss directorial has been sold for Rs 102 crore, which is the second highest ever for a Telugu film after the Baahubali 2. The film, which is a spy thriller, is carrying a positive report from the censor board, however, it would be interesting to see if the audience’s word of mouth is on similar lines.
SPYder is getting a massive release across the country and the advance ticket sales for the film is extraordinary so far. In Hyderabad, out of the 508 shows allotted to the film, over 300 shows are sold out in advance and the count of houseful shows are expected to increase to around 480 to 500 on the first day.
While Nizam and Andhra Pradesh would be massive due to Mahesh Babu’s fan following, being bilingual, the movie is expected to embark on a decent start at the Box Office in Tamil Nadu as well.
We are expecting the film to gross around Rs 43.50 to 44.50 crore in India on its opening day, thereby emerging as the biggest non-Baahubali opener of all time. The film should easily go past the current record holder, Jai Lava Kusa, which grossed approximately Rs 39 crore on its opening day.
SPYder is also expected to emerge as the biggest opener of all time for Mahesh Babu. The record is currently held by Srimanthudu, which grossed approximately Rs 25.60 crore.
Box Office Prediction (Gross):
The movie is carrying tremendous buzz in the USA and will release on around 450 locations as compared to 300 to 325 locations for big-budget Bollywood films. The film has sold tickets worth $1 million (6.50 crore) in advance at US, which is the highest ever for an Indian film after Baahubali 2. The worldwide collections of SPYder are expected to be in the range of Rs 53 to 58 crore.
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