A dark week for ‘Citylights’ at BO

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By Vinod Mirani Posted on : 02 Jun 2014 06:11 pm

MUMBAI: This was a bad week for the exhibitors, especially with multiplexes having more than one screen to fill. Remake of Manila Metro, Citylights, a gross injustice to a Charles Chaplin’s film title, turns out to be a pretentious film with little to do with the life of migrants in Mumbai. A purportedly black film that is aimed at awards, proves to be poor at box office. It collects a meagre Rs 3.25 crore, despite the actor director pair winning the National Awards last year; another reminder that the National Awards mean nothing to the ticket buying audience.
 
A colloquially titled Delhi flavoured film, Kuku Mathur Ki Jhand Ho Gayi faces the same fate as its title, whatever it means. Film ‘thand’ ho gayi! The collections with the figures of Rs 1.55 crore for the opening weekend take it nowhere.
 
Tiger Shroff has always been in media despite not being in films, thanks to his father, Jackie Shroff’s goodwill. Also thanks to this goodwill, the film with average content and shoddy handling,  Tiger’s debut film,  Heropanti, not only takes a healthy weekend but also goes on to take a respectable first week of Rs 35.9 crore. The film has continued to do well into its second weekend as well.
 
Kochadaiiyan has managed to collect just about Rs 1.65 crore in its first week.
 
The Xpose has added Rs 50 lakh in its second week to take its total to Rs 12.85 crore. Hawaa Hawaai has added Rs 55 lakh in its third week to take its three week total to Rs 8.5 crore.
 
2 States has added Rs 80 lakh in its sixth week to take its six week total to Rs 103.75 crore.

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