Viswasam and Petta clashed at the box office, and both showed their upper hands in different areas. But Thala’s Viswasam opened better than Rajini’s Petta in Tamil Nadu on day 1, and the last time when Rajini’s movie opened at no. 2 was at October 25 in 1992 with Kamal Haasan’s Thevar Magan which took over Rajini's Pandian on day 1. Meanwhile, no one has crossed Rajini on Day 1, and after almost 27 years Thala’s Viswasam did it. Although, Petta is dominating the overall worldwide collections, Viswasam stoop top in Tamil Nadu indicating the Immense fan following that Thala has at present.