Thala Ajith’s Viswasam and Rajinikanth’s Petta clashed at the box office this weekend and while Rajini fans would not be too pleased by the news, Ajith has managed to give the superstar a tough fight. It is being said that Ajith is the only actor in the last 27 years to have beaten Rajini at the Tamil Nadu box office. Viswasam released in only Tamil, Petta was a trilingual release in Tamil, Telugu as well as Hindi. And so when we compare the two films’ Tamil box office numbers, the result was shocking.
While Viswasam earned Rs 26 crore in Tamil Nadu on Day 1, Petta managed to collect only Rs 23 crore for it’s Tamil release. However, Rajini’s film’s collection worldwide turned out to be better than that of Ajith’s film, earning Rs 48 crore as compared to Viswasam which earned Rs 43 crore. But all said and done, it’s just been 4 days and the battle is raging. Let’s see how both the films fare at the end of their run at the theatres.