Sweating it out at Tamil cinema’s Box Office are Rajinikanth‘s Petta and Ajith Kumar‘s Viswasam, both of which are performing exceptionally well individually and turning out to be blockbusters. Opening to great audience responses, the two movies are, in an interesting manner, outdoing each other in different parts of the state. In his recent tweet, trade analyst Ramesh Bala announced this morning that Petta had grossed Rs 100 crore worldwide.
About the movies’ earnings in the USA, the trade analyst revealed this morning, “As of 6 PM PST, #Viswasam has grossed $20,734 From 66 Locs in #USA on Sunday – Jan 13th..Total – $186,439” (sic) and “#Petta nears $1.90 Million in #USA.. Soon, it will cross #Kaala” (sic).
Sharing the two movies earnings in Singapore, Ramesh tweeted, “#Viswasam had a good Saturday at the #Singapore Box office..3 Days Gross: SG $389,200 [2.02 Cr]” (sic) and “#Petta is doing well at the #Singapore Box office.. 3 Days Gross: SG $702,200 [3.65 Cr]” (sic).
Another trade analyst, Girish Johar, shared on his Twitter handle, “Worldwide Global Wknd BO Estimates aprox crs #Petta ~ ₹115crs (all langs) #Viswasam ~ ₹90crs These are Huuuge numbers for both films … Combining them give a superbb push for Southern Industry @rajinikanth #ThalaAjith” (sic).
Conquering all odds, Viswasam has reportedly held dominion in Tamil Nadu all through its release. Ramesh Bala tweeted, “#Thala #Ajith ‘s #Viswasam wins the 4-day Opening Weekend (Jan 10th – Jan 13th) Pre-Pongal Box Office Battle in TN, by a good margin..No.1 in TN for all the 4 days..” (sic).
Continuing its dream run even on the fourth day, Viswasam ran across packed houses in Tamil Nadu, despite the competition from superstar Rajni’s movie and has become one of the biggest openers in the state. However, the movie is behind Petta in Chennai and international markets.
Sharing the Chennai figures on his Twitter handle, Ramesh Bala wrote, “#Thala #Ajith ‘s #Viswasam had it’s 2nd ₹ 1+ Cr day at the #Chennai City Box office on Sunday (Day 4)..Day 4 Gross – ₹ 1.05 Crs Total 4-days Chennai gross, ₹ 0.88 Crs + ₹ 0.86 Crs + ₹ 1.04 Crs + ₹ 1.05 Crs = ₹ 3.83 Crs” (sic) and “#SuperstarRajinikanth’s #Petta continues to rock the #Chennai City Box office..Total 4-days Chennai gross : ₹ 1.12 Crs + ₹ 1.08 Crs +₹ 1.29 Crs + ₹ 1.32 Crs = ₹ 4.81 Crs No.1 for the Jan 10th – 14th Weekend..” (sic).
Viswasam has spun its magic over Ajith fans and family audience as per trade analysts even though the critics panned the film for being overly dramatic and formulaic.