Viswasam Box Office Collection (Day 1)
Ajith's Viswasam locked horns with Rajinikanth's Petta at box office.PR Handout

Ajith Kumar and Nayanthara's Viswasam has opened to positive reviews from the audience and critics. Indeed, the Kollywood movie is off to a great start at the Tamil Nadu box office and given hopes of becoming one of the biggest hits of Thala in the recent years.

Viswasam has been released in over 525 screens in Tamil Nadu and had over 150 shows in Chennai alone. The movie had the potential to have 650 screens in the state and easily over 300 shows in the capital city of Tamil Nadu, but the simultaneous release of Rajinikanth's Petta had an impact on the overall film's collection. Petta vs Viswasam day 1 Worldwide Collection

The early estimation coming from the trade indicates Viswasam to have grossed over Rs 15 crore on the first day at the Tamil Nadu box office. Some trade analysts have predicted the flick to have earned around Rs 15-17 crore. 

As per the buzz, the collection of Viswasam is on par with Rajinikanth's Petta. However, it is not clear who is the winner at the box office on the first day yet. The rough estimation coming from the trade indicate that the Rajini's flick had raked in over Rs 13 crore on the first day.

In Chennai, Petta has grossed Rs 1.12 crore, whereas Viswasam has raked in around 88 lakh on the opening day.

However, Petta has beaten Viswasam outside Tamil Nadu. The collection of Rajinikanth's film is better than Viswasam in Karnataka and foreign countries like in the US and the GCC.

Especially in the US, Petta has performed way better than Viswasam. While the Rajinikanth-starrer has grossed over $700K (premiere+day collection), the Ajith's film has collected over $84K (premiere+day collection) in the North America. 

Ajith in Viswasam
Ajith in Viswasam.PR Handout

Siruthai Siva-directorial Viswasam is action drama produced by Sathya Jyothi Films, while Karthik Subbaraj's Petta is out-and-out Rajinikanth film!