On its 13th day, Thala Ajith’s Viswasam entered the elusive 10 cr grossers club in Chennai city, becoming just the 11th film to do so. Viswasam’s competitor Petta was the other recent entrant in this club, a few days back. Superstar Rajinikanth has the most number of films in this club namely Enthiran, Kabali, Kaala, 2.0 and Petta. Thalapathy Vijay has 3 in his kitty namely, Theri, Mersal and Sarkar while Thala Ajith has 2 films namely Vivegam and Viswasam, and Prabhas has 1 with Baahubali 2.
Except Viswasam and Petta, the other films in this club were mostly solo releases or had weak competition. That said, Viswasam and Petta had the longest possible holiday phase thanks to Pongal, to make merry at the ticket windows in all release centers. There are quite a few films this year which can be possible 10 cr+ grossers in Chennai. Thala 59, NGK, Kaappaan, Thalapathy 63 to name a few.
Meanwhile Petta and Viswasam will see some competition at the TN box office this coming Friday in the form of Charlie Chaplin 2, starring Prabhu Deva, Nikki Galrani and Adah Sharma. The two are still expected to stay at the top, unless Charlie Chaplin 2 really pulls off a surprise with some enjoyable comedy content.