LEO GLOBAL ADVANCE BOOKING
South Indian superstar Thalapathy Vijay is all set to conquer new heights, and this time it’s happening overseas with his much-anticipated release, ‘Leo.’ The Tamil action thriller, directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, is creating waves at the US Box Office even before its grand premiere on October 19, 2023.
In a matter of just 48 hours, ‘Leo’ has witnessed a staggering jump in pre-sale figures, leaving fans and industry experts astounded. Two days ago, the film was already a force to be reckoned with, standing at a pre-sale total of $528,641. Now, the numbers have soared to an impressive $629,118 for the premiere day in the USA, marking a remarkable increase of nearly $100,000 in just two days.
The enthusiasm surrounding ‘Leo’ in the US is palpable, and it’s evident in the numbers. Recent reports indicate that over 27,366 tickets have been sold for the film, and ‘Leo’ is gearing up for a release in 370+ locations with over 900+ showings. Thalapathy Vijay has set his sights on a colossal $1 million+ opening in the US, and if he achieves this feat, he will surpass his own previous record set by ‘Varisu,’ which earned $1.14 million on its opening day in the same territory. Additionally, ‘Leo’ might also eclipse Rajinikanth’s record-breaking $1.15 million opening with his recent release, ‘Jailer.’
Thalapathy Vijay’s overseas dominance is nothing new, as his last film, ‘Varisu,’ performed exceptionally well and secured the title of the biggest worldwide grosser, raking in close to 300 crores globally. With ‘Leo,’ it appears that Thalapathy is poised to continue this streak and target even greater numbers, maintaining the impressive trend of Indian films performing exceptionally well at the box office.
With 11 more days to go before the film’s release, ‘Leo’ is expected to pick up momentum during the Dussehra season, and theaters are likely to display “Housefull” signs due to the festive fervor.
Currently, ‘Leo’ stands at an incredible $629,118 in pre-sales in the USA, and it has even surpassed the day 1 advance booking figures for Salman Khan’s ‘Sultan’ in the same region. With these remarkable numbers, ‘Leo’ is all set to break records not only in the US but also in the Gulf territories and beyond.
For those unfamiliar with the film’s storyline, Thalapathy Vijay takes on the role of a chocolatier settled in Kashmir in ‘Leo.’ He finds himself targeted by two formidable gangsters, portrayed by Sanjay Dutt and Arjun Sarja, who suspect he might be their long-lost brother. ‘Leo’ marks the third installment in the Lokesh Cinematic Universe, following ‘Kaithi,’ starring Karthi, and ‘Vikram,’ starring Kamal Haasan.