Ajith starrer Viswasam has taken over the Rajinikanth starrer Petta at the France box office. Viswasam is already in lead in Tamil Nadu, elsewhere Petta is ahead.
Upon its release on January 10, Thala Ajith starrer Viswasam had done the unthinkable. It had taken a lead over the fellow release, Rajinikanth starrer Petta. For the first time in 27 years, Rajinikanth starrer had opened at no. 2 position at the box office. The last time Rajinikanth had lost a box office clash was in 1992 when his film Pandian had released alongside Kamal Haasan’s Thevar Magan. And now Ajith has become the only actor after Kamal Haasan since 1992 to achieve that feat.
While Viswasam had taken a good lead over Petta at their home market, it was the Rajinikanth starrer which had triumphed the Ajith starrer everywhere else. At the worldwide box office, Petta is leading by a margin over Viswasam. But, for the first time since their release, Ajith’s Viswasam had taken over Rajinikanth’s Petta at the France box office.
Petta is making rapid strides at the box office and is setting up new records with every passing day. Karthik Subbaraj has given out a complete package for Rajinikanth fans and the film has garnered a lot of ‘repeat audience’.
The production house Sun Pictures have come out with the box office collection of the Rajinikanth-starrer. According to the report, Petta will cross Rs 100 crore-mark on Sunday in Tamil Nadu alone.
Petta will become the first-ever Tamil film to garner Rs 100 crore in 11 days, according to the report.
At the international box office, Petta has collected Rs 65 crore till date. Malikstreams, one of the international distributors of Petta, has said that the film has done good business and everyone is happy because of the movie.
Going by the reports, Petta will effortlessly cross Rs 200-crore mark at the worldwide box office next week.
Petta, which is on the lines of Rajinikanth’s 1995 film Baasha, seems to have satisfied the audience from all walks of life.
Other than Rajinikanth, the film stars Vijay Sethupathi, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sasi Kumar and Simran in lead roles. Anirudh Ravichander has composed music for the film.
In Tamil Nadu, Viswasam has set the box office on fire with its collections. It has outran Petta and made Rs 125 crore in the state alone. Viswasam also has the higher screen count as the makers had decided on the release date months in advance, successfully securing most of the single-screen theatres. If Viswasam has made Rs 125 crore so far, is Rs 200 crore far away? Not really.
The collection was reported by KJR Studios that distributed Viswasam.
Viswasam is performing well in Karnataka as well. However, the Karnataka collections are far behind than what Viswasam made in Tamil Nadu. In Karnataka, Viswasam made Rs 7.30 crore in Week 1.
However, when it comes to international box office, Viswasam is moving slower than Petta
Ajith’s Viswasam has achieved this feat despite mixed reviews about the film. Directed by Siva, the film is about Thookudurai, who solves his family and friends’ problems through violence and how love changes his life. Nayanthara plays the role of his wife Niranjana in the film, while Anikha plays their daughter.
It also learnt that Petta & Viswasam has earned profit before the release check out the below video.