Action-thriller Leo, helmed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, has taken the box office by storm even before its release. The movie has achieved a remarkable feat by surpassing Shah Rukh Khan’s Jawan in advance ticket bookings for 2023. With an impressive number of tickets sold, Leo is garnering tremendous anticipation among fans. Let’s delve into the details of this significant achievement.
Leo leads in Advance Bookings
In advance ticket sales, Leo has emerged as the undisputed champion of 2023. The movie has already sold approximately 16 lakh tickets, and this number is expected to reach around 20 lakh on its opening day. Leo‘s Tamil version is particularly dominating the advance bookings, with a staggering 13.75 lakh tickets sold. The Telugu and Hindi versions of the film have recorded sales of around 2.10 lakh and 20,000 tickets, respectively. This outstanding performance has propelled Leo to the top of the charts, surpassing all other contenders in its path, including Shah Rukh Khan’s Jawan.
Leo Shines at Gulf Box Office
The film has also shattered pre-sales records set by Jawan and Jailer at the Gulf box office. Leo‘s popularity and ticket sales have surpassed all expectations, making it a force to be reckoned with in the film industry.
Leo vs. Jawan: Advance Gross Collections
While Leo has shown its dominance in terms of ticket sales, it falls slightly behind Jawan in terms of advance gross collections. Leo has collected a total of approximately Rs 31 crore, whereas Jawan has raked in around Rs 41 crore in advance booking collections. This disparity can be attributed to the difference in ticket prices between the two movies. Jawan‘s average ticket price was reported to be Rs 251, while Leo’s average ticket price is around Rs 202.
The Stellar Cast and Anticipation
Leo boasts a star-studded cast, with Vijay and Trisha playing the lead roles and Sanjay Dutt portraying the antagonist, Antony Das. Sanjay Dutt’s fans have been eagerly awaiting his appearance on the silver screen after a prolonged absence. His role as the villain in Leo has generated immense excitement among his loyal fanbase. This film also marks his debut in the Tamil film industry, adding to the anticipation surrounding its release.
Fresh Petition and Time Constraints
The makers of Leo have filed a fresh petition with the Madras High Court, requesting that the first show of the film should commence at 7 am rather than 9 am. They have expressed concerns regarding the limited number of shows that can accommodate Vijay’s extensive fan following, considering the film’s lengthy duration of 2 hours and 43 minutes. The filmmakers have emphasized the necessity of a 20-minute interval and a 40-minute gap between shows to ensure a smooth viewing experience for the audience.
A Highly-Awaited Release
As the release date of October 19 approaches, Leo is generating immense buzz and anticipation among fans. Following the success of their previous collaboration on Master, the audience has eagerly awaited Vijay and Lokesh Kanagaraj’s next project. With a multi-lingual release in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, and English, Leo is poised to captivate viewers across various regions.