Petta box office: Rajinikanth film earns Rs 105 crore worldwide, trumps Ajith’s Viswasam
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Petta box office: Rajinikanth film earns Rs 105 crore worldwide, trumps Ajith’s Viswasam

Actor Rajinikanth’s Petta has performed well in India and overseas, while Ajith’s Viswasam is ahead of superstar’s film in Tamil Nadu.

regional movies Updated: Jan 14, 2019 19:42 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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Rajinikanth’s Petta is ahead of Viswasam in worldwide box office collections.

Rajinikanth’s Petta and Ajith’s Viswasam were both released on January 10, Thursday to coincide with Pongal. More than the films , fans and trade experts seem to be more interested in how they will perform at the box office. From box office collections recorded in the first weekend, it looks like both the films are off to a great start, but it is unclear as to which will eventually emerge as the winner.

Collections in Chennai for Petta until Sunday stood at Rs 3.83 crore while Viswasam has collected Rs 4.81 crore. A report in FirstPost says that Petta has collected Rs 105 crore worldwide, while Viswasam has earned around Rs 70-75 crore

According to trade analyst Sreedhar Pillai, Petta has performed really well in the rest of India and overseas, while Viswasam seems to be ruling the Tamil Nadu box-office. Petta will touch $2 million dollars in the coming days and would become the first south Indian film to do so in 2018. He also tweeted, “#Petta grosses US $1.5 Million in 3 days. Taking #USA gross to $1,640,973 [₹ 11.50 Crs] . All set to breach $2 Million Today (Jan 13) making it biggest South Indian hit among 2019 #Pongal-#Sankranthi Releases.”

When asked about collections, Vettri theatre owner Rakesh Gowthaman said to FirstPost, “After four days it’s evident that both Petta and Viswasam are super hits, and the whole industry is happy about this. Instead of dissecting which film is a bigger hit, let audiences watch both and enjoy Pongal holidays. We do not want any fan fights on who is bigger.”

Viswasam was released only in Tamill, while the Telugu version is scheduled to release on January 25. Petta, however, released in Tamil, Telugu and Hindi on the same day.

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First Published: Jan 14, 2019 19:32 IST