Thalapathy Vijay and director Lokesh Kanagaraj's 'Leo' graced the screens on October 19 amid massive expectations. The film has been receiving positive reviews, with a section of people criticising the second half. However, the film took a monstrous opening at the box office on its first day. According to trade reports, 'Leo' is said to have earned over Rs 100 crore worldwide.


'Leo' was one of the most anticipated films of 2023. The film released in multiple languages, including Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi.

On October 19, 'Leo' was released in thousands of screens across the globe. Vijay's ardent fans thronged theatres to catch the film on the big screens. Trade analyst Ramesh Bala, in his post on X, wrote that the film crossed Rs 100 crore at the worldwide box office

According to the early trade reports, the film is estimated to have earned Rs 63 crore net (excluding the deductions) in India. The actioner had an overall occupancy of 86.92 per cent on October 19.

Trade analyst Ramesh Bala took to X (formerly Twitter) to share the numbers of 'Leo' in North America and the Australian box office. He pointed out that the film had already recorded a phenomenal opening.

Seven Screen Studio claims the the film amassed a global collection of ₹148.5 crore on its opening day (Thursday), out of which it earned approximately ₹64.80 crore in India only.

Despite the aura of Thalapathy Vijay, the film reportedly witnessed a significant fall in its collection and collected ₹36 crore in India on Friday, as per industry tracker Sacnilk. However, the Tamil occupancy of the film is at 66.85 percent.

Film trade expert Manobala Vijayabalan cite negative word of mouth, the film’s shows have been reduced outside Tamil Nadu. He wrote on X, “#Leo screens REDUCED from tomorrow outside Tamil Nadu. Shocking fact is, due to poor WoM, many leo screens are getting allotted to other movies on Day 2 itself all over the world."

Vijay's movie is expected to sustain its top position in the southern market, however, it has few takers in the Hindi-speaking market. As per trade analyst Ramesh Bala, the movie may only earn ₹2.75 crore in the Hindi market.

It is to be known that Rajinikanth’s 2.0 remains the highest-earning Tamil film in the Hindi-speaking belt and had earned ₹20.25 crore.


'Leo' marks the second collaboration of Thalapathy Vijay and director Lokesh Kanagaraj after 'Master'. This film has screenplay written by Lokesh, Rathna Kumar and Deeraj Vaidy. The action entertainer boasts an ensemble cast including Vijay, Trisha, Sanjay Dutt, Arjun Sarja, Mysskin, Sandy and Gautham Menon in pivotal roles. Mathew Thomas, Mansoor Ali Khan, Priya Anand and several others were seen in supporting roles.