Due to financial dues which the producer could not clear, shows were cancelled and the Tamil version was screened on Thursday from noon. Vijay finally was able to come out of home after IT raid got over and immediately agreed to pay the pending amount. Producer waiting on money from Hyderabad.PST, EST and CST premieres cancelled.
In USA & Canada, Puli premier shows happened in just few centers, Premiere gross under $10K from 9 theaters, which must have been over $150K from 100+ theaters in USA and Canada.
While the Telugu version shows were completely cancelled on Thursday and the tickets price was returned . Puli will be releasing in 500 screens on Friday in the both Telugu state. However, Kollywood sources have given bad ratings range from 2 to 3 out of 5 for the film.