AR Murugadoss and Mahesh Babu joined forces to make the bilingual, SPYder. Even much before its release, the movie had caught the imagination of people and there were a lot of expectations from the spy thriller. As the initial reactions are pouring in, both Murugadoss and Babu are probably sighing in relief. SPYder has opened strongly, particularly at the USA box office. SPYder released on a weekday, and even on its first day, SPYder collected almost a million in USA.
Not only that, as trade analyst, Taran Adarsh, mentioned, it is a feat only very few Indian films have achieved.
Almost $ 1 mn on a working day [Tue] in USA - a feat very few Indian films/actors can boast of. Indeed, #SPYder/Mahesh Babu hv cast a spell!- taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) September 27, 2017
Mahesh Babu's movie has also managed to pull in crowds in Chennai. The Tamil version of SPYder made Rs 46 lakhs, while the Telugu version made Rs 18 lakhs, adding up to a gross Rs 64 lakhs in the city.
Tamil - ₹ 46 Lacs
Telugu - ₹ 18 Lacs
Total - ₹ 64 Lacs pic.twitter.com/AXOapqP8eM- Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) September 28, 2017
Telugu cinema has seen some great blockbusters recently, and SPYder might take some time to catch up. Needless to say, it is on a very encouraging path.
Apart from Mahesh Babu, the movie also features SJ Suriyah, RJ Balaji, Rakul Preet Singh and Bharath in key roles. SPYder is AR Murugadoss' first movie with superstar Mahesh Babu.