Superstar Rajinikanth’s latest release Petta is getting tough competition from Ajith starrer Viswasam. Though the latter performed well in Tamil Nadu, Petta emerged victories at the international market. It is leading Viswasam by a huge margin. So far, Rajinikanth’s film has earned $1.61 Million in USA. The movie is set to break the records of Lingaa and Kaala. It has zoomed past the Rs 100-crore mark worldwide. Despite receiving mixed reviews from the critics, the box office game of Petta is quite strong. There is no denying the fact that the Thalaiva has a huge fan following.

The film is having a dream run in Chennai as well. If reports are to be believed, theatres have five shows of Petta and Viswasam.

Petta minted Rs 3.49 crore in Chennai in three days. The numbers are expected to increase in the coming days. According to boxofficeindia, the two days collection of Viswasam was Rs 33.50 crore.

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Petta is directed by Karthik Subbaraj and produced by Kalanithi Maran. It features Vijay Sethupathi, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Trisha, Simran, Malavika Mohanan, Bobby Simhaa and Megha Akash in crucial roles.

Viswasam is directed by Siva. It is bankrolled by Sendhil Thiyagarajan and Arjun Thiyagarajan. It stars Nayanthara opposite Thala Ajith. Both the movies are expected to bear heated competition at the box office as they enter the Pongal holiday week and the box office figures will continue to speak as to who will emerge as a winner in this ultimate face off.

Rajinikanth was last seen in 2.0 with Akshay Kumar. The movie was the sequel to 2010 film Enthiran. The mega-budget film performed well at the ticket window. It was directed by Shankar.