Thalapathy Vijay-starrer Leo has set a new record. The upcoming Thalapathy Vijay movie has beaten Shah Rukh Khan‘s latest film Jawan in terms of the highest ticket sales in advance booking by an Indian movie in 2023 so far. Leo has sold around 16 lakh tickets and is expected to finish around 20 lakh for the opening day.
Even though Leo has surpassed Jawan in terms of the number of tickets sold, the film is far behind Jawan in terms of its advance gross collection. Leo has collected a total of around Rs 31 crore so far whereas Jawan raked in approximately Rs 41 crore in advance booking collections.
The difference in gross collections of Leo and Jawan can be attributed to the difference in ticket prices of both the movies. While the average ticket price for Jawan was reportedly Rs 251 per ticket, the same for Leo is around Rs 202.
Leo Sets Record In Advances In Kerala
Leo is set to be one of the widest releases ever in Kerala. According to trends, the film is headed to release on 655 screens on October 19 with over 3455 shows scheduled for the opening day in the state. There is a talk to add additional late-night and early-morning shows of Leo, which will just push the opening day at an unimaginable number. For those who tuned in now, Leo is set to be the first film to clock a double-digit opening in Kerala.
Leo is already the highest opening day ever in Kerala with just pre-sales breaking KGF Chapter 2’s long-standing record. The Thalapathy Vijay-led action thriller directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj is set to be the first film to score a double-digit opening day in the state.
Top Kerala Opening days
1. Leo: Rs. 9.5 crore (1 day to go for release)
2. KGF Chapter 2: Rs. 7.3 crore
3. Odiyan: Rs. 7.1 crore
Advance For Weekend In India Set To Cross 100 Cr For Weekend
The Lokesh Kanagaraj-directed Leo led by Thalapathy Vijay is counting down on a Rs 100 crore advance in India. As of 5 PM on Wednesday, the advance sales for the weekend is Rs 98 crore, of which Rs 49 crore is for the opening day. Leo will hit the century shortly for the weekend as well as a half-century for the opening day in India. Historic opening loading for the action thriller.
National Chains Not To Screen Leo In North India
PVR, Inox and Cinepolis have decided to not screen Leo (Tamil, Telugu, Hindi) at their properties in North India. The decision has been taken in light of the 4-week OTT window that the team of this action thriller has opted for. The multiplex chains are clear on the 8-week digital window for feature films in all languages to be released in North India at their properties.
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Makers Of Leo Demand Earlier Shows, Files Petition For Same In High Court
Meanwhile, makers of Leo have submitted a fresh petition to the Madras High Court wherein they have requested that the first show should start at 7 am instead of 9 am. They also said that there might not be adequate shows to cater to Vijay’s fans given the film’s running time of 2 hours and 43 minutes. They added that an interval of 20 minutes along with a 40-minute gap between shows is mandatory.
Moreover, the matter of Leo‘s release in the state has become political as AIADMK has alleged that the film is facing issues since it is not released by DMK leader and state minister Udhayanidhi Stalin’s movie production and distribution company Red Giant Movies.
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