The excitement surrounding Thalapathy Vijay’s “Leo” is at an all-time high and is on track to break Shahrukh Khan’s UK record. The well-known director Lokesh Kanagaraj, known for his work on Kamal Haasan’s “Vikram,” is currently creating his own cinematic universe. Thalapathy Vijay, a superstar in South India, is the man in control in his most recent work, “Leo.” The movie has caused such a craze that overseas advance ticket sales are already breaking records. ‘Leo’ is on course to become the Indian movie with the biggest opening day ever in the UK.
It is extremely difficult to compete with Shahrukh Khan’s films’ success in international markets because he has long been seen as the face of Indian cinema. Thalapathy Vijay, a well-known name in the South Indian cinema business, is close to doing the remarkable, nonetheless. On October 19, Vijay’s upcoming masterpiece of a movie, “Leo,” is scheduled to debut in theaters, and excitement is tremendous.
Advance reservations for the movie have started in overseas markets, and based on how quickly tickets are selling, it appears that it will break several legendary Indian movies’ records. Leo is being anticipated with such passion in the UK that, amazingly, 19 days before its scheduled debut, it has already started to break box office records. Leo by Thalapathy Vijay is set to challenge Shahrukh Khan’s records in the UK.
What distinguishes ‘Leo’? With the 2019 release of “Kaithi,” starring Karthi in the lead role, director Lokesh Kanagaraj began the development of his cinematic universe. The movie has now gained cult status. “Vikram,” the second film in this world, debuted in 2022 and starred none other than the illustrious Kamal Haasan. Hindi-speaking viewers responded favorably to “Vikram’s” national release.
Now that “Leo” is the third movie in this universe, it is expected to enthrall viewers not just in Tamil, but also in five other languages. Sanjay Dutt is also a part of the cast of “Leo,” which also features Thalapathy Vijay and promises notable cameos. The movie’s previously published teaser earned overwhelmingly positive reviews.
Leo has already made an astonishing revenue of over 265,000 pounds (about Rs 2.68 crore) from advance bookings, sweeping the UK. ‘Leo’ has the distinction of becoming the UK’s biggest opening film thanks to this amazing achievement, which was accomplished 19 days before the movie’s scheduled premiere. Additionally, it has broken the old record set by the Tamil movie “Ponniyin Selvan.”
The biggest opening day for a Hindi film in the UK is now held by Shahrukh Khan’s smash hit “Jawaan.” However, if ‘Leo’ keeps going in the same direction, it could surpass Shahrukh’s movie just in terms of advance reservations. Currently, the following are the top three Indian film opening weekends in the UK:
- ‘Pathan’ – Rs 3.23 crore
- ‘Jawan’ – Rs 3.11 crore
- ‘Sultan’ – Rs 2.75 crore
With 19 days remaining until the release of ‘Leo’ and the eagerly anticipated trailer yet to drop, the pace of advance bookings is set to accelerate dramatically. Given these circumstances, it appears almost certain that Thalapathy Vijay’s ‘Leo’ will surpass Shahrukh Khan’s films in terms of first-day earnings in the UK, securing its place as the Indian film with the highest opening collection in the region.