On Thursday, Thalaivar Rajinikanth’s Petta and Thala Ajith’s Viswasam clashed at the box office. In Chennai, Petta grossed Rs 1.12 crores and Viswasam is said to have collected 88 lakhs. But the Thala starrer took 3 Cr lead in Tamil Nadu. Yes, early estimates say that Viswasam has grossed around 15 cr (approx) on the first day in Tamil Nadu whereas Petta grossed around 12 cr in the state. Sources say that Viswasam has a stronghold in B and C centers of Tamil Nadu.
But in the overseas box office, Superstar Rajinikanth dominates in the key territories. Petta already grossed 750k $ in the US and it is all set to touch the one million mark by Sunday. Viswasam only grossed around 83k $ so far in the USA. The Thala Ajith starrer is also way behind Petta in Karnataka and other overseas territories.