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Mukesh Bhatt's latest production City Lights has concluded the first week with a decent collection at the Indian Box Office. While one-week old movie Heropanti topped the domestic business chart, the Rajkummar Rao and Patralekha starrer has landed in the second place. Made on shoe-string budget, the movie has recovered its production cost in seven days.
Along with Kuku Mathur Ki Jhand, Citylights released in a limited number of screens in the domestic market on May 30 and opened to lackluster response, but it had better amount occupancy than another new release. However, a positive word of mouth got the film a miraculous jump over the weekend. When compared to its opening day business, the movie witnessed almost 100% growth on Saturday and Sunday.
Directed by Hansal Mehta, Citylights has collected Rs 6 crores nett at the Indian Box Office in the first week. Its breakup is Rs 70 lakhs on Fri, Rs 1.32 cr on Sat, Rs 1.55 cr on Sun, Rs 64 lakhs on Mon, Rs 63 lakhs on Tue, Rs 56 lakhs on Wed and Rs 60 lakhs on Thu. The movie has been made with a small budget of Rs 6 crores and it has recovered this amount in seven days.
Citylights is expected to earn a decent amount of profit share in the second week. However, two much-hyped movies like Holiday and Filmistan have released in theatres today (June 6). Trade experts feel that they will definitely take a toll on the business of the Rajkummar Rao and Patralekha starrer.