In the realm of Indian cinema, 2023 has been nothing short of a golden year. While Hindi blockbusters like Pathaan, Gadar 2, OMG 2, Dream Girl 2, and the recently unveiled Jawan have rekindled the Box Office flame, South Indian cinema continues to maintain its firm grip on audiences across the nation. This dominance, reminiscent of the era of cinematic marvels such as Baahubali 2, Pushpa, KGF, RRR, Kantara, and others, has now set the stage for another potential record-breaker - Thalapathy Vijay's much-anticipated release, "Leo".
The Leo Phenomenon: Unprecedented Advance Booking Numbers
The buzz surrounding "Leo" has transcended borders, with the film's advance booking numbers in the UK sending shockwaves through the industry. Currently, it stands tall as the number one Kollywood opener, having eclipsed the previous record-holder, Rajinikanth's "Jailer", which had sent waves of excitement just a month prior.
As per the estimations of trade analyst Nishit Shaw, Leo has already amassed an impressive £250,520 through pre-sales, catapulting it to the zenith of the industry even before its release. However, the real spectacle is set to unfold on the 19th of October, 2023, leaving 19 more days for this cinematic juggernaut to rewrite the annals of Box Office history.
A Glimpse at the Leaderboard
With £255K in its arsenal, Thalapathy Vijay's "Leo" has stormed into the list of Top Indian Film Openings in the UK, currently holding the fifth position. This is no small feat, considering the film's release is still on the horizon. As the countdown begins, the prospect of Leo overtaking the reigning champion, "Pathaan", seems increasingly inevitable.
Let's take a glance at the current leaderboard:
Jawan – £307K
Sultan – £271K
Chennai Express – £258.5K
Leo – £255K (19D To Go)
Race 3 – £254.8K
Ponniyin Selvan 1 – £250K
Dhoom 3 – £249.5K
Ponniyin Selvan 2 – £228.5K
Dilwale – £218K
Box Office figures are approximations based on estimates and diverse sources. They have not been independently verified by Koimoi.
In conclusion, the fervor surrounding "Leo" is not without merit. With unprecedented advance booking numbers, Thalapathy Vijay's magnum opus is poised to make cinematic history. As the countdown to release day continues, all eyes are on whether "Leo" will ascend to the pinnacle, dethroning the reigning champion, "Pathaan". Stay tuned for more updates as this gripping Box Office saga unfolds.