Leo Scam Explained: Thalapathy Vijay Beating Leonardo DiCaprio’s Killers International Office Of The Moon Fake? (Photo: IMDb)
If you woke up this morning to news of “Leo Beats Leo!” you have to stick to the end of this to find out what happened. For those who are still wondering what this line means, it’s about Thalapathy Vijay’s latest film against Martin Scorsese, Leonardo DiCaprio’s Killers Of The Flower Moon at the international box office. Soon after this, another topic began to be heard, ‘Leo Scam,’ now what?
First of all, if you read the numbers, they will make India proud for beating a Hollywood film. But things are not empty and empty.
On one hand, Thalapathy Vijay’s fans are celebrating a big success in Hollywood; there are some who call this fake and an ‘agenda’ to push the star to number 1 using inorganic methods. So, they’re still confused about what’s going on, listen to it.
Yesterday, the data analysis site Comscore wrote that although Leonardo DiCaprio’s Killers Of The Flower Moon is ahead with ($44 Million) and its collection in the first weekend, if we consider the ‘worldwide increase,’ Leo gets better than the Hollywood biggie that is . $48 Million.
As soon as Comscore posted this and Variety reported it, all hell broke loose. Thalapathy Vijay’s followers never stopped jumping for joy, and his detractors started finding ways to do the same. But, the big shock came when well-known box office experts started posting how Comscore data is exaggerated, fake, not real.
Here’s what the Andhra Box Office had to say:
Update: Earlier today we shared Comscore Data for #LeoMovie. But it is considered to be exaggerated and misleading Baseless targets especially for Indian BO. We have removed the text.
— AndhraBoxOffice.Com (@AndhraBoxOffice) October 23, 2023
This sent shockwaves through the film industry, infuriating Thalapathy Vijay’s fans and giving fans of other stars an opportunity to lash out.
Here’s what his response was:
Dai scammers, comscore explains few numbers of leo🤦 koochamey illama tweets vera🤷
And it is below “Flower moon killers”. What a joke guys 🤣🤣🤣
Use vpn to access this site if not downloading. #LeoScam #LeoDisaster pic.twitter.com/oN3EsAcSgc
— White Bear (@White_Bear_RP) October 23, 2023
Many countries shared #Leo proxy bookings.
Well let me also share from Singapore.
Again…. Dhammathoondu blade mela vecha…SeeMore#LeoDisaster #LeoScam pic.twitter.com/RwR3kFvWh9
— Kousik Karthikeyan (@kousik23) October 23, 2023
Shameless fans like @SacnilkEntmt @Cinetrak don’t follow this or show it? Paid mafia #LeoDisaster #LeoScam everywhere pic.twitter.com/DHRYP4dqPf
— Satwik Deshpande (@satwik375) October 24, 2023
The adopted son has become an orphan all over Kerala today. Everyone left uncle crying in Kochi and Trivandrum too😆#Leo#LeoScam #LeoDisaster pic.twitter.com/wARSReT1ZT
— AK 2.0 (@Augusti28461057) October 24, 2023
This is not unusual in the South Indian industry, as there have been several instances where producers have pushed other filmmakers in terms of box office collections to the extent that it is difficult to see reviews and online bookings.
In Koimoi’s movie review for Leo, we gave it 1/5, saying, “The story of the Thalapathy Vijay starrer is so old that even if the film is retitled as ‘Deo,’ it still stinks. But, there are some high moments, as promised, which it makes the acting look good in the game. The problem is, apart from that? Because these high moments are too small to count, and sometimes, you’re like, “Vikram chala do wapas!” (Play me Vikram again!)
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