Mahesh Babu's Spyder has become the toast of the season already. As buzz around the movie is high not just in Telugu, Tamil also owing to the popularity of the director, A.R. Murugadoss, along with fans of the actor even common audience are waiting to see how this combination fares at the box office and what content they will deliver.
The buzz is so high that distributors around the world have shown their interest in buying the Theatrical rights of the movie for high rates. Almost equal to Baahubali-1 and Baahubali-2 rates in few areas. On the whole, Mahesh's Spyder made 69 crores from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Theatrical rights.
From Overseas rights they got upto 20 crores including Tamil rights. And from Tamil Theatrical rights the film made more than 30 crores taking the total to 120 crores just from Theatrical rights. Other digital, satellite and audio rights have taken the total to 150 crores.
This is a new record for Telugu Cinema and also an unique record for Mahesh Babu as this is his debut in Tamil Cinema and no Telugu hero is able to sell his movie for 30 crores in the market yet. We have to see how film will fare in the markets to recover such high costs.