Thala Ajith’s Viswasam and Rajinikanth’s Petta are doing good business at the box-office. In this big clash, Petta has emerged as a clear winner at the overseas box office. While Viswasan has collected around Rs 34 crore, Petta has earned Rs 69 crore in the international markets.
To begin with, Singapore, Petta made Rs 6.38 crore in 11 days, while Viswasam made Rs 3.83 crore. In Sri Lanka, Petta managed Rs 3.02 crore and Viswasam made Rs 2.50 crore. In Malaysia, Viswasam made more than Petta in the second week but overall, Rajinikanth’s movie’s Rs 12.52 crore surpassed Ajith’s movie’s Rs 9.18 crore.
At the home turf, the box office war has been a close one. In Chennai, Viswasam made Rs 10.02 crore while Petta made Rs 12.50 crore as mentioned by trade analyst Ramesh Bala. Both Petta and Viswasam utilised the Pongal holidays to the fullest and set the box office on fire. Rajinikanth’s movie is inching towards the Rs 200 crore mark at the worldwide box office, as is Ajith’s Viswasam.
Rajinikanth’s Petta has already turned to fifth highest all-time grosser at the Chennai box office. Directed by Karthik Subbaraj, it also stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vijay Sethupathi, Trisha and Simran Bagga in pivotal roles. On the other hand, Thala Ajith’s Viswasam, which also features Nayanthara in a lead role is directed by Siva. The film marks the fourth collaboration between the director and Ajith after Vedhalam, Veeram and Vivegam.