Enthiran actual gross in TN is 95cr and Mersal is 2nd after BB2.
Controversy boosted its collections only in ROI, rest all territories it performed only to the potential and by the festive season.
Regarding comparison with Ajith, from a long time, Vijay is the clear next to Rajini in stardom and boxoffice and way ahead of Ajith, the only thing is Ajith can only compete with Vijay in TN alone and that too trail him even with Vijay facing all the political obstacles and conspiracies ahead of his movie release in his own state,even with these factors making a vijay movie release with limitations and hindrance Ajith only trails him.. Rest in Kerala Ajith isnt even 1/4th of Vijays, overseas Vijays best is 71cr and counting while Ajiths best is 38+cr,in Karnataka too Vijay is ahead..
To be honest only the hindrances via TN politics for a vijay movie makes ajith compete with him amd that too only in TN
In no way Ajith is even close to Vijay while Vijay is giving deadly competition to Rajini.
Rajini himself is ahead of Vijay only in Malaysia aand USA among overseas markets while Vijay keeps the rest as his forts.. Thats massive
Even in TN with equal amount of screens and given a comoletely smooth release, Vijay movie would break any Rajini record.
In kerala Rajini is only behind Vijay
What more, Enthiran with shankar has 15+million overseas gross while Mersal has already done 11.1 million and counting which shows it. A movie for Vijay with shankar and the it will be amswered.