Superstar Mahesh Babu's Spyder is set to create history in the US. Eighteen years after he made his debut as a leading hero, Mahesh Babu is set to have yet another 'first' in his career, his upcoming Telugu-Tamil bilingual, Spy thriller Spyder, directed by AR Murugadoss, which is scheduled to hit the theaters on 27th September. While the his films have been dubbed into Tamil before, this is the first time Srimanthudu star will have a direct Tamil release.
Spyder will release in over 400 locations in above 800 screens worldwide. ATMUS has acquired the US theatrical rights of Spyder, and is releasing the film in association with AZ India under SSS (Satyam, Shivam and Sundaram). The sources say that the final list of theaters will be ready by 16th September and the advance booking will be started from the same day. The premiers will be organized across the US on 26th September from 12 pm PST. Spyder is all set to become the highest grosser in the US on the premier day.
The Telugu version of Spyder will be released in over 600 screens in 260+ locations, whereas its Tamil version will be released in above 150 locations in above 200 screens. It is second-biggest release for an Indian film after SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali 2, which was released in over 1,100 screens.
Mahesh Babu's previous movies like Brahmotsavam, Srimanthudu and Aagadu were released in the range of 200-400 screens.
The Spyder teasers have received about 9.5 million views in Telugu, and 3.1 million views in Tamil. One can't say if the YouTube hype is an indication of what the film's box office collections will be.
The film starring Rakul Preet Singh, SJ Suryah, Bharath and RJ Balaji. The trailer of Spyder will be unveiled on 15th September. With a Rs 125 Cr budget-film, Mahesh Babu is all set to put his best foot forward in Tamil cinema.
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