Kollywood Star Hero Vijay’s film “Leo” in its Telugu version has created a significant impact in the overseas markets, particularly affecting the prospects of Nandamuri Balakrishna’s “Bhagavanth Kesari” and Ravi Teja’s “Tiger Nageswara Rao.” The anticipation for “Leo” is incredibly high, and it is competing strongly with the Telugu films.
In the UK, “Leo” Telugu version’s ticket sales are on par with “Bhagavanth Kesari.” Also in the USA, “Leo” Telugu version’s premier advance bookings have grossed over 100K, a remarkable number. This has made it challenging for “Bhagavanth Kesari” to cross the 200K mark, as it is trending at 165K.
The situation is similar in other countries, where “Leo” is generating massive hype, thanks to director Lokesh Kanagaraj’s brand and Thalapathy Vijay’s star power. On the other hand, “Tiger Nageswara Rao” is struggling with negligible advance bookings, and it requires a substantial push to gain traction.
The buzz surrounding “Leo” has set overseas records even before its release, reflecting the immense excitement it has generated among moviegoers, not only in the Tamil market but also among Telugu audiences. This competition between the films indicates a fierce battle for overseas box office dominance, with “Leo” leading the way in the pre-release bookings trend.