Thalapathy Vijay’s latest cinematic extravaganza, ‘Leo,’ directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, has stormed the worldwide box office, setting the stage for a historic triumph. With a jaw-dropping weekend collection that teeters shy of the Rs 400-crore mark, ‘Leo’ is poised to rewrite the record books.
Record-Breaking Opening Weekend
In a cinematic twist, ‘Leo‘ didn’t follow the conventional Friday release pattern but made a grand entrance on Thursday, ensuring a prolonged opening weekend. The deadly duo of Thalapathy Vijay and director Lokesh Kanagaraj orchestrated an epic box office run, propelling the film to Vijay’s highest-grossing accolade in just three days. Surpassing the global sum of Varisu, ‘Leo’ marked its territory as Vijay’s blockbuster, particularly shining in the overseas market.
As the dust settles after an extended opening weekend, ‘Leo’ stands tall with an estimated worldwide gross of Rs 383-385 crores, including premieres. Overseas, the film has raked in a staggering Rs 150 crores gross, solidifying its trajectory towards an all-time blockbuster status. With the Dussehra festivities extending until Tuesday, ‘Leo’ is eyeing two more lucrative days, poised to reach new heights. The film managed to rake in Rs 50 crores on its Day 4 i.e. Sunday.
Vikram’s Record In Sight
The film now has its sights set on dethroning Vikram as the highest-grossing film in the Lokesh Cinematic Universe (LCU). Vikram’s Rs 426 crore gross global sum is the target, and ‘Leo’ is on track to achieve this milestone, possibly by Monday. The makers, riding high on the film’s success, might soon unveil the official numbers for the extended opening weekend.
Legal Victory Amidst Triumph
In a parallel legal battle, the Madras High Court stepped in to ban the illegal release of ‘Leo’ through pirated versions online. Seven Screen Studio, the film’s producers, sought the court’s intervention to prevent the screening of pirated versions. This led to a directive against internet service providers supporting such releases. ‘Leo’ features a stellar cast, including Trisha Krishnan, Sanjay Dutt, and Arjun Sarja. And Gautham Vasudev Menon continues to roar at the box office. Thus leaving an indelible mark in the history of Thalapathy Vijay’s illustrious career.
Leo’s Global Resonance
Beyond the confines of Indian shores, ‘Leo’ has become a global phenomenon, resonating with audiences far and wide. The film’s overseas triumph, crossing the 150-crore gross mark, showcases Thalapathy Vijay’s international star power. As the movie inches closer to the pinnacle of LCU’s highest-grossing film, it not only reinforces Vijay’s magnetic pull at the box office. But also solidifies the Lokesh Kanagaraj cinematic universe as a powerhouse in the global film industry, with accolades pouring in and records breaking. Thus ‘Leo’ stands as a testament to the dynamic synergy between Vijay’s on-screen charisma. And Lokesh Kanagaraj’s directorial prowess. Therefore setting a new standard for cinematic success on a truly global scale.