Vijay’s newest cinematic offering, “Leo,” has taken the global box office by storm, making a spectacular debut with a colossal ₹145 crore in worldwide collections on its opening day. Directed by the renowned filmmaker Lokesh Kanagaraj, the film is setting new records and redefining expectations for Kollywood, the Tamil-language film industry.
“Leo,” starring Vijay in the lead role, marks a significant reunion between the actor and director after their collaboration in the 2021 blockbuster hit, “Master.” The film, which opened in theaters on Thursday, has already earned the title of having the “biggest worldwide opening” for a Kollywood production, as reported by Sacnilk.com.
The film’s box office performance on day one is nothing short of astounding. According to Sacnilk.com, “Leo” has accumulated ₹68 crore nett in India, considering all the languages it was released in. The regional break-up of collections includes an expected ₹32.00 crore in Tamil Nadu, ₹12.50 crore in Kerala, ₹14.50 crore in Karnataka, ₹17 crore in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana (AP-TG), and ₹4 crore in the Rest of India (ROI). The anticipated total India gross for the film is ₹80 crore. Furthermore, “Leo” is expected to rake in ₹65 crore from international markets, resulting in an impressive worldwide gross of ₹145 crore.
Critics and audiences have also been intrigued by “Leo.” A review by The Hindustan Times described the film as a departure from peaceful reformation, portraying a world of assertive characters who believe in undoing wrongs as necessary. It’s another addition to Lokesh Kanagaraj’s filmography featuring lawless yet valiant individuals battling other equally lawless antagonists.
Fans of Vijay celebrated the film’s release in various ways. In a theatre, a couple exchanged garlands and rings during a “Leo” screening, and numerous videos and images have circulated online showing enthusiastic fans dancing and cheering in celebration. In several places, cinema halls were flooded with fans celebrating the film’s release with grand enthusiasm.
“Leo” boasts a star-studded cast, including Vijay, Sanjay Dutt, Trisha Krishnan, Arjun Sarja, Mansoor Ali Khan, Priya Anand, Mysskin, and Gautham Vasudev Menon. Anirudh Ravichander has composed the film’s music, and it is produced by SS Lalit Kumar. Superstar Rajinikanth has also shown his support for the film, expressing his hopes for its tremendous success.
“Leo” has firmly established itself as a force to be reckoned with in the world of Indian cinema, creating immense anticipation and excitement for what’s to come.
Sources By Agencies