Two big Tamil movies Rajinikanth’s ‘Petta‘ and Ajith’s ‘Viswasam’ released on Thursday and since then it is neck to neck fight between them. Both the films are earning in double digits but ‘Viswasam’ is doing better in Tamil Nadu and ‘Petta’ collection is better in other parts of the country.
However, the opening day was a disappointment for the Rajinikanth’s fans. Trade analyst Ramesh Bala shared an interesting fact on his twitter account about Rajinikanth being second 27 years ago.
— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) January 12, 2019
The Rajinikanth starrer has managed to collect ₹ 18 crores across the nation and the Ajith starrer just 2 crores behind it with ₹ 16.25 crore nett across India. But the Tamil Nadu box office collection is slightly different from that of India’s. ‘Viswasam’ has become the seventh top nett opening day collectors in Tamil Nadu with ₹ 13.50 crores and ‘Petta’ is standing at 14th in the list with ₹ 11 crores approx.
Entertainment Industry Tracker and trade analyst Ramesh Bala wrote, “In all 3 Epic clashes – (VeeramVsJilla, VedhalamVsThoongavanam, and ViswasamVsPetta),
#Thala #Ajith movies have taken the better opening than competing movies at the TN Box office – affirming #Thala #Ajith ‘s status as the #KingOfOpening in TN..”
In all 3 Epic clashes – ( VeeramVsJilla , VedhalamVsThoongavanam and ViswasamVsPetta), #Thala #Ajith movies have taken the better opening than competing movies at the TN Box office – affirming #Thala #Ajith 's status as the #KingOfOpening in TN..
— Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) January 11, 2019
‘Viswasam’ is directed by Siva and produced by Sendhil Thiyagarajan and Arjun Thiyagarajan. It stars Nayanthara opposite Thala Ajith. The film opened with mixed reviews from the audience and negative reviews from the critics. The typical action masala movie had nothing new to offer.
‘Petta’ is directed by Karthik Subbaraj and produced by Kalanithi Maran. It also stars Vijay Sethupathi, Simran, Trisha, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Bobby Simha and M. Sasikumar in lead roles.