<p> The opening and initial few days&#39; collections for big ticket movies like <em><strong>Kaala</strong></em>, <em><strong>Sarkar</strong></em> &amp; <em><strong>2.0</strong></em> released in the recent past have broken records and were seen hitting the roof. However, while comparing these with the numbers of the Pongal releases - <em>Petta</em> and <em>Viswasam</em>, there seems to be a steep drop in the collections. We at Galatta analysed this and found a few plausible reasons for it...</p> <p> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display:block;" data-ad-client="ca-pub-4598819753511212" data-ad-slot="5395023069" data-ad-format="auto"></ins> <script> (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); </script><br><img alt="Petta &amp; Viswasam collections lower than Sarkar." src="https://d1ydle56j7f53e.cloudfront.net/assets/news_images/Viswasam-Ajith-Rajinikanth-PETTA-jpg-100532." style="width: 600px; height: 454px;" /></p> <p> The mammoth clash of a same day release, between two of Kollywood&#39;s titans - Thalaivar and Thala, left theatre owners pulling their hair out. This battle caused a severe split in screens and this could also be a significant reason behind the drop in collections.</p> <p> Till before this week, the Tamil Nadu government had allowed multiplexes to screen 4 regular shows and a special show (5th show) for the first few days from release. However, the TN government did not allow the same to happen for <em>Petta</em> &amp; <em>Viswasam</em> and cancelled the screening of the special show.</p> <p> Following the recent reduce in the GST percentage for movie tickets, their prices reduced considerably and that too could be a very important reason behind the fall in collections.</p>