Vijay-Lokesh Kanagaraj Film Leo Breaches Blockbuster Rs 600 Crore Mark, Just Falls Short Of 650 Cr Gross Of Jailer

Vijay’s Leo has successfully crossed the Rs 600 crore mark at the worldwide box office in 25 days. Trade tracker Sacnilk has claimed that the Lokesh Kanagaraj directorial scaled the rare feat on Monday. Despite competition from festival releases like Jigarthanda Doubled and Japan, Leo has managed to mint moolah from theatres across the country. Now, it has also become the third Tamil film to cross the Rs 600 crore mark worldwide.

Rajinikanth’s 2.0 and Jailer are the other two movies which have managed to cross the milestone. Vijay has become the second hero to achieve it in Tamil cinema. However, it is said that Leo will not be able to break Jailer’s lifetime record of Rs 650 crore (approx). With Leo in the last phase of its theatrical run, it looks like raking in more numbers is unlikely.

However, it is an incredible feat for Vijay, who is emerging as the next numero uno in Tamil cinema. Lately, there have been a lot of debates about who is the next superstar of Tamil cinema. Fight over this topic is still ongoing on social media between Vijay and Rajinikanth fans. Despite Vijay claiming that Rajinikanth is the only superstar in Tamil, the Leo star’s fans continue to fight for the top place for their idol.

On the other hand, at the Leo success meet, Vijay took up Thalapathy as his moniker. Vijay claimed he was like the foot soldier of the people and would be at their service. Vijay recently returned to Chennai from Thailand after wrapping up a schedule of Thalapathy 68, directed by Venkat Prabhu.

Box Office Collection Of Vijay’s Leo

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 remained steady on weekdays and collected 53 cr nett all India.

Film has crossed 325 cr nett eventually but it might fall short of 350 cr nett lifetime domestic total. With 23 million USD from overseas, film has crossed 600 crore gross worldwide in 25 days.

Leo has already become Thalapathy Vijay’s and director Lokesh’s highest-grosser and today, it has become their first 600 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 and collected 650 crores worldwide gross.

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)

2nd Week:

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: 4.45 cr (Tamil: 3.15 cr, Telugu: 0.68 cr, Hindi: 0.60 cr Kannada: 0.02 cr)

Tuesday: 3.50 cr (Tamil: 2.28 cr, Telugu: 0.60 cr, Hindi: 0.60 cr Kannada: 0.02 cr)

Wednesday: 3.55 cr (Tamil: 2.51 cr, Telugu: 0.40 cr, Hindi: 0.60 cr Kannada: 0.04 cr)

Thursday: 2.65 cr (Tamil: 1.85 cr, Telugu: 0.38 cr, Hindi: 0.40 cr Kannada: 0.02 cr)

2nd Week Total: 53.35 cr (Tamil: 40.99 cr, Telugu: 5.71 cr, Hindi: 6.40 cr Kannada: 0.25 cr)

3rd Week: 

Friday: 2.25 cr (Tamil: 1.68 cr, Telugu: 0.22 cr, Hindi: 0.35 cr)

Saturday: 4.25 cr (Tamil: 3.40 cr, Telugu: 0.25 cr, Hindi: 0.60 cr)

Sunday: 5.25 cr (Tamil: 4.25 cr, Telugu: 0.25 cr, Hindi: 0.75 cr)

Total: 329.35 cr (Tamil: 262.52 cr, Telugu: 40.63 cr, Hindi: 24.75 cr Kannada: 1.45 cr)

Leo Surpasses $23 Million In Overseas After 4th Weekend

The way the film started on Thursday, it was expected to cruise past USD 23 million in 25 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

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Leo Becomes Top Tamil Grosser In Hindi Beating P.S. 1

1. Leo: 31.30 cr nett (25 days of run)

2. Ponniyin Selvan 1: 23 cr nett

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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