Its been a dull few weeks at the box office. Things are yet to turn normal after the theatre owners strike. The state government will hold the local entertainment tax till the joint committee consisting of members form both factions submit their report.

Film producers and theater owners have meanwhile noticed a significant decrease in people coming to theatres. The price of a single ticket in Chennai has shot up to 153.60 from 120. As many in metros book through portals, an additional charge of 20 to 30rs is levied by the booking site. Further taking the ticket price close to 200.

Upcoming releases like Vijay Sethupathi-Madhavan’s Vikram Vedha and Ajith’s Vivegam are expected to pull in more crowds. With the ever present menace of piracy, higher ticket prices may turn many honest viewers away.