In the world of Indian cinema, achieving the coveted Rs. 200 crore mark at the worldwide box office is a rare and remarkable feat. With only a select few stars, such as Rajinikanth and Vijay, consistently reaching this milestone, it’s a true testament to their star power. However, the much-anticipated Vijay starrer, “Leo,” is poised to break the mold and surpass this benchmark with its pre-sales alone.
As of Tuesday morning, the advance sales for “Leo” have already crossed an impressive Rs. 125 crores, and it’s still climbing. What’s even more astounding is the relatively even split between domestic and overseas pre-sales, emphasizing the global appeal of this Tamil blockbuster.
Breaking Down the Impressive Numbers
In India, “Leo” has made an astounding Rs. 60 crores in pre-sales for its four-day weekend, setting the stage for a potential record-breaking performance at the box office. Internationally, it has also made a significant impact, with a staggering USD 8 million (Rs. 66 crores) collected from pre-sales.
One remarkable aspect of “Leo’s” advance sales is the Tamil Nadu market, where it has secured nearly Rs. 35 crores for the weekend. With more showcasing yet to be made available, this number is expected to easily cross the Rs. 50 crore mark. Notably, “Leo” has already outperformed the previous opening day record in Kerala, surpassing the Rs. 7.30 crore milestone set by “KGF Chapter 2.”
The Film’s International Triumph
Internationally, “Leo” is creating waves and rewriting records for Kollywood (Tamil film industry). Every territory except the United States is experiencing a surge in advance sales, setting the stage for unprecedented opening records. Notably, regions like the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, and select European markets are already witnessing record-breaking pre-sales, a testament to the film’s global appeal.
Vijay’s Reign Continues
Vijay, often hailed as the reigning superstar of Tamil cinema, has been consistently delivering blockbuster films. However, there has always been a sense of untapped potential, with some of his previous releases failing to receive unanimous acclaim.
Now, with “Leo,” the industry anticipates that this film might be the one to fully unlock that potential. The enormous buzz surrounding “Leo,” as evidenced by its pre-sales figures, suggests that it has all the elements needed to make a significant impact.
The Sky’s the Limit
With the pre-sales already soaring and sky-high expectations, all eyes are now on how “Leo” will be received by audiences. If it can match the immense buzz with a favorable reception, there’s no doubt that the film will shatter records and set new benchmarks at the box office. The road to Rs. 200 crores worldwide may be well within reach for this highly-anticipated Tamil blockbuster