Thala Ajith’s Viswasam continues to put up a dominant show in all its release centers in TN. The film had a fantastic 3rd weekend, aided by the Republic Day national holiday on Saturday. After 18 days in theaters, Viswasam has grossed close to Rs 114 CR in the state and has entered the all-time Top 5 grossers in the state. The other films in the Top 5 are Baahubali 2, 2.0, Mersal and Sarkar. The gross lead that Viswasam has over Petta is now quite big and there is no denying the fact that the film has topped the TN box office this Pongal. That said, Petta has also done extremely well, grossing close to Rs 96 CR in the state after 18 days; it is expected to hit the century mark soon.
Last Friday’s Charlie Chaplin 2 has been swept away by the Viswasam - Petta wave in TN; its content was also rejected by the audience. This coming Friday, we have STR’s Vandha Rajavadhan Varuven, Mammootty - Ram’s Peranbu and Rajiv Menon’s Sarvam Thaala Mayam in line to release, along with a really small film named Sagaa. We have to see if Viswasam and Petta continue to draw the audiences in large numbers in their 4th weekend too.