In the world of Indian cinema, Thalapathy Vijay’s latest action thriller, ‘Leo: Bloody Sweet,’ has made quite an impact. This highly anticipated Tamil film of 2023, which also features renowned actors Sanjay Dutt and Trisha Krishnan, has shattered several box office records.
Record-Breaking Opening Day
On its first day of release, ‘Leo,’ directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, raked in a staggering Rs 140 crore in global gross earnings, with Rs 64.8 crore coming from India alone. However, industry tracker Sacnilk reports a significant drop in earnings on the second day, where the film earned only Rs 36 crore, marking a decline of nearly 44%. Despite this drop, the film has crossed the Rs 100 crore mark, amassing a total of Rs 100.80 crore thus far.
While ‘Leo’ enjoyed robust performance in Tamil Nadu with a 66.85% occupancy rate on Friday, it has struggled to replicate this success in other parts of India.
Challenges and Controversies
Leading up to its release, ‘Leo’ faced its share of challenges and controversies. The film was embroiled in controversy when its poster triggered protests, resulting in the cancellation of the audio launch event. Despite these hurdles, ‘Leo’ had a successful opening day, even with the cancellation of an early morning screening in Tamil Nadu.
The drop in earnings on the second day could be attributed to a lukewarm audience response. It remains to be seen whether the film can regain momentum, particularly during the upcoming Dussehra holidays. Trade analysts are optimistic about the film’s prospects, especially on Monday and Tuesday.
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