`Citylights` collects Rs. 3.57 crore in opening weekend

IANS| Last Updated: Jun 02, 2014, 14:28 PM IST

Mumbai: Hansal Mehta`s “Citylights” opened well at the box office, garnering strong business during its first weekend with Rs 3.57 crore.

"`Citylights` does a good opening weekend. Friday - Rs.70 lakh, Saturday - Rs. 1.32 crore (almost double of Friday) and Sunday - Rs. 1.55 crore. Total - Rs. 3.57 crore, said a statement issued Monday.

Presented by Fox Star Studios in association with Vishesh Films, "Citylights" released May 30. The film features Rajkummar Rao and Patralekha and is an adaptation of British film "Metro Manila".

Also, the film collected profits even before it`s release.

"`Citylights` has already recovered it`s cost of production (COP) and Publicity and Advertising (P&A) much before the release of the film. Mehta`s film has been made with a budget of Rs.2.5 crore and P&A is approximately Rs.4 crore.

"The film has already recovered Rs.7 crore from its satellite rights and music that has been topping the charts currently," the statement added.