India January 11(IM): The clash of Kollywood titans Ajith and Rajinikanth is the talk of the town currently. The box office fight turned out to be intense as fans of both the stars are flocking to the theatres.
According to trade analyst Ramesh Bala, Viswasam has raked in more money at the domestic box office than Petta. On the other hand, Petta is dominating the international box office.
In Chennai, where the multiplex penetration is huge, Petta is the winner of Day1. The film has earned about Rs 1.10 crore and Viswasam has raked in Rs 80 lakh.
Visawsam has impressed the family audience and has also roped in more screens than Petta, which has given the film an edge over Petta. The release date of the film was announced way earlier, which turned out to be an advantage for the Ajith-starrer.
However, the overseas market is getting dominated by the Superstar.
Directed by Karthik Subbaraj, Petta is about a hostel warden Kaali played by Rajinikanth. The film also stars Simran, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Vijay Sethupathi in lead roles.
On the other hand, Viswasam, the fourth collaboration of Ajith and director Siruthai Siva, has Nayanthara and Jagapati Babu in the lead role.