Superstar Rajinikanth’s latest hit Petta has crossed a new milestone in its ongoing highly successful run at the box office. After its 9th day, the film has crossed the 10 CR gross mark in Chennai city with a total gross of 10.34 CR in 9 days. This is a fantastic achievement, considering the clash with Thala Ajith’s Viswasam which has also done really well, grossing 8.25 CR in 9 days. Viswasam is also expected to get into the 10 CR grossers club soon.
Both Petta and Viswasam have eaten into each other’s business but apparently, there isn’t much of an adverse impact as the long stretch of Pongal holidays has benefited both the films immensely. The coming 2nd weekend is expected to see jam-packed theatres for both the films.
Rajinikanth now has the maximum 10 CR+ grossers (5) in Chennai city, starting from Enthiran to Kabali, Kaala, 2.0 and now Petta. The all-time record Chennai gross of his 2.0 will be very hard to beat. Petta is now also part of the all-time Top 10 grossers in Chennai and is expected to make a push into the Top 5 by the end of this weekend.