Director Lokesh Kanagaraj’s action-thriller, “Leo,” featuring Vijay in the lead role, has achieved remarkable success at the box office, reaching two significant milestones. On its seventh day in theaters, the film garnered an impressive 12 crore rupees across all languages in India, as reported by industry tracker Sacnilk. This achievement means that within just one week of its release, “Leo” has crossed the 250 crore rupee mark in India and grossed over 500 crore rupees globally.
As of now, the movie’s domestic collections stand at 262 crore rupees, while its worldwide gross
has exceeded 500 crore rupees, according to an official source on Twitter. “Leo” has emerged as the second-highest-grossing Tamil language film of the year, trailing only behind Rajinikanth’s “Jailer,” and it now ranks as the third-highest-grossing Tamil film of all time, behind “Jailer” and “2.0.”
“Leo” made a stunning debut, becoming the second-highest opening for a
Tamil film, earning 64 crore rupees in India on its first day. The film continued its successful run with 35 crore rupees on day two, 39 crore rupees on day three, 41 crore rupees on day four, 35 crore rupees on day five, and 31 crore rupees on day six. Most of the film’s revenue comes from Vijay’s home state of Tamil Nadu, but it has also enjoyed significant success in Kerala, where it added 2 crore rupees on the seventh day. Notably, the film’s occupancy in Tamil Nadu on day seven was reported at 34%, the lowest yet.
Even the Hindi dubbed version of “Leo” managed to secure over 15
crore rupees in earnings, despite not being released in multiplexes due to a theatrical release window dispute.
The film’s success is partially attributed to its connection with director Lokesh’s cinematic universe, which includes films like Karthi’s “Kaithi” and Kamal Haasan’s “Vikram.” “Leo” has outperformed
both of these movies, and there is anticipation about whether it can surpass “Jailer’s” impressive global gross of 604 crores. Despite a drop in collections on the seventh day, “Leo” still has a good chance of crossing the 600 crore rupee mark globally, given that it’s only been a week since its release.