Tamil film Leo has emerged as the biggest overseas weekend opener for Kollywood with 15 Million USD . Now it has grossed USD 22 million (Rs. 183 crore) till 2nd Sunday. Combined with the Rs. 377 crore gross earned in India, the worldwide total box office gross of the film stands at Rs. 560 crore and it will be crossing 575 crore gross this week. It will be surpassing the Rs. 600 crore worldwide gross mark at a record pace for the industry.
Following a slump in its box office earnings on Friday, Lokesh Kanagaraj’s ‘Thalapathy’ Vijay-starrer Leo made a remarkable comeback on its third day in theatres, registering impressive numbers, on Saturday.
Leo earned Rs 40 crore nett in the domestic market, recording an 11.88 per cent surge in box office earnings from Day 2’s figure of Rs 34.25 crore. Film jumped and collected 38.30 crore nett on Saturday with 13% jump. Film collected huge 39.80 crore nett on Sunday with 4.40% growth.
Film dropped on Monday by 14% and collected 34.10 cr nett. Due to Dussera festival, film held well on Tuesday and collected 30.70 cr nett. Film dropped big on Wednesday and collected 13.40 cr nett. Film added 8.90 cr nett on Thursday. Film has collected 264 cr nett domestic in week one.
Leo Crosses 575 Cr Worldwide Gross Landmark In 2nd Week
After collecting 264 cr nett in week one, Vijay’s Leo dropped on 2nd Friday and collected 7.65 cr nett. Film crossed 15 cr nett on 2nd Saturday followed by 16.55 cr nett on 2nd Sunday. Film has total of 308 cr nett domestic and it will cross 325 cr nett eventually but it might fall short of 350 cr nett lifetime domestic total. With 22 million USD from overseas, film has crossed 560 crore gross worldwide in 11 days.
Leo has already become Thalapathy Vijay’s and director Lokesh’s highest-grosser and today, it will become their first 500 crores worldwide grosser movie. The first Tamil movie to top this figure was Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar’s 2.0 in 2018, and the last was again Rajinikanth-led Jailer which was released earlier this year.
Leo is the highest-grossing film for Thalapathy Vijay at the overseas box office. Domestically, it is the actor’s biggest grosser in almost all the major states, including Tamil Nadu, Kerala, AP-TG, and Karnataka, and also in the Hindi belt.
Following are the collections for the film:
Thursday: 64.80 cr (Tamil: 48.96 cr, Telugu: 12.90 cr, Hindi: 2.80 cr Kannada: 0.14 cr)
Friday: 34.25 cr (Tamil: 28.04 cr, Telugu: 4.50 cr, Hindi: 1.60 cr Kannada: 0.11 cr)
Saturday: 38.30 cr (Tamil: 31.40 cr, Telugu: 4.40 cr, Hindi: 2.35 cr Kannada: 0.15 cr)
Sunday: 39.80 cr (Tamil: 33.55 cr, Telugu: 3.50 cr, Hindi: 2.60 cr Kannada: 0.15 cr)
Monday: 34.10 cr (Tamil: 29.50 cr, Telugu: 2.55 cr, Hindi: 1.85 cr Kannada: 0.20 cr)
Tuesday: 30.70 cr (Tamil: 24.50 cr, Telugu: 3.45 cr, Hindi: 2.55 cr Kannada: 0.20 cr)
Wednesday: 13.40 cr (Tamil: 9.85 cr, Telugu: 1.85 cr, Hindi: 1.55 cr Kannada: 0.15 cr)
Thursday: 8.90 cr (Tamil: 6.40 cr, Telugu: 1.05 cr, Hindi: 1.35 cr Kannada: 0.10 cr)
1st Week Total: 264.25 cr (Tamil: 212.20 cr, Telugu: 34.20 cr, Hindi: 16.65 cr Kannada: 1.20 cr)
Friday: 7.65 cr (Tamil: 5.90 cr, Telugu: 0.70 cr, Hindi: 1 cr Kannada: 0.05 cr)
Saturday: 15 cr (Tamil: 11.95 cr, Telugu: 1.45 cr, Hindi: 1.55 cr Kannada: 0.05 cr)
Sunday: 16.55 cr (Tamil: 13.35 cr, Telugu: 1.50 cr, Hindi: 1.65 cr Kannada: 0.05 cr)
Monday: 4.50 cr
Total: 307.45 cr nett All India
Leo Surpasses $22 Million In Overseas In 11 Days
The way the film started on Thursday, it was expected to cruise past USD 22 million in 11 days. However, there was a bit of a slowdown on Friday and then Saturday didn’t make the required gain in some of the markets, so it won’t pull that off but nevertheless set to surpass the previous four-day number.
Leo has broken or will be breaking opening records for Tamil films everywhere barring the United States. That said, the film has performed best in Europe, which is a stronghold for Vijay as even his weakest performers are among the top grossers and this film is certainly not a weak one.
Leo added USD 1.80 million to its international total in the second weekend, which now boasts USD 22 million (Rs. 183 crore). Leo is now the second highest-grossing Kollywood film internationally, placed between two Rajinikanth films Jailer (USD 23.80 million) and 2.0 (USD 21.80 million). The film is likely to fall a bit short of Jailer unless there is exceptional trending in coming days.
North America: USD 5,600,000
Middle East: USD 6,400,000
Australia/NZ: USD 1,025,000
Malaysia: USD 2,550,000 approx
Singapore: USD 1,450,000
Sri Lanka: USD 600,000
Rest of Asia: USD 200,000
United Kingdom: USD 1,800,000
France: USD 675,000
Europe: USD 1,600,000
Rest of World: USD 100,000
Total: Total: USD 22,000,000 / Rs. 183 crores
Leo Set To Cross Ponniyin Selvan 1 In Hindi To Become Top Tamil Grosser
Vijay’s Leo released only in non national chains and still film managed to cross 18 cr nett in 10 days. Full will emerge highest grosser Tamil film ever in Hindi beating Ponniyin Selvan 1. Following are the top Tamil grossers in Hindi:
1. Ponniyin Selvan 1: 23 cr nett
2. Leo: 20.25 cr nett (11 days of run)
3. Ponniyin Selvan 2: 16.25 cr nett
4. Vikram: 10.25 cr nett
5. Varisu: 8 cr nett
6. Jailer: 7.25 cr nett
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