Queues for most pricey ticket ever
IS the $17 ticket price for Endhiran the highest for a movie ticket in Singapore to date?
Tickets are usually $7.50 to $10, depending on whether it's a weekend or weekday.
For Endhiran, it is $17 at Rex Cinemas and $15 at Cathay and Golden Village halls.
Rex Cinemas' director, Mr Senthil Kumar, said the pricing is determined by the local distributor who brought the movie here.
He added: "$17 is definitely the highest priced ticket that Rex Cinemas has sold."
Tickets for Indian movies at Rex typically cost between $10 and $13, depending on the popularity and cast of the film.
At Golden Village, they are usually $11. But $15 is the highest that the cinema has charged for a ticket that is not from the Gold Class, which goes for $28 on weekdays and $36 on weekends.
For 3-D films, tickets are $11 on weekdays and $14 on weekends in all cinemas.
A Cathay spokesman said all Hindi and Tamil movies screened at its cineplexes "have always been priced at $15".
This article was first published in The New Paper.