Spyder 1st Day Box Office Collection: Tollywood superstar Mahesh Babu starrer Spyder hit the screens yesterday. As per the initial trade reports, the film has taken just about a reasonable opening.
Spyder was a bilingual movie simultaneously made in Tamil and Telugu languages. The film has collected a share of approximately 16.50 crores in Telugu states which is decent but nowhere close to any of the record openings. Spyder opening day is also lower than other Telugu releases of 2017 like DJ, Khaidi No 150, Katamarayudu and Jai Lava Kusa. Meanwhile, it is expected to gross approx 4 crores in Tamil Nadu.
In overseas, the film was off to a flying start, especially in USA. The film debuted at the fifth pace in USA by grossing $1,005,630. It is the sixth highest opening day of all time for Indian films. The top five films are Baahubali 2, Kabali, Bahubali, Khaidi No 150 and Dhoom 3. The film has also grossed A$113,494 in Australia.
The numbers might seem pretty high but South Indian films tend to face a big drop after a monstrous opening day. This is likely to be the case with Spyder as collections will face a rapid tumble in USA.
Overall Spyder collections are disappointing. It is likely to be a tough race ahead for the film as it might not reach the break-even point. If that is the case then it will be second big disastrous/flop in a row for Mahesh Babu.