Happy Birthday Akshay Kumar! It’s been almost 30 years since you entered the Bollywood industry as an actor who became more famous for his action and less for his acting. You only have gone on board and have announced publicly, that your acting was compared to “furniture”.
Who at that time would’ve imagined that this Khiladi will one day turn out to be one of the best actors and biggest stars in the industry? Who would’ve imagined that you’ll have a lineup of exciting films year after year and will be among the biggest reasons behind the happy faces of public, exhibitors, distributors and producers?
You have done that and how! Year after year, from 1991 to 2019 your growth has been phenomenal and more than opinions, facts speak about it. Akshay, you’ve worked hard, you’ve been consistent, you’ve made mistakes also but you have made sure to use them in your favour and have turned your weaknesses into new strengths.
Today is the day when you are still famous as Khiladi Kumar but people also know you for your brilliant acting skills, your consistency to give multiple good films every year and making sure they make profits for everyone related. In the last few years, in fact, you have given back to back 100 crore grossers which is commendable because your average movies per year is amazing. And now, with Mission Mangal taking a shot for 200 crores mark we know you are going to get only bigger in future especially considering your lineup for 2019-2020.
Here I am going to share why you are the ‘Mini Bollywood Industry’ at this point in time of your career and why you should not stop coming up with back to back big films every year. Let’s have a look at the total business your films did year on year from 2015-2019 and how much contribution it has to the overall total of Top 10 films of each year.
Baby – 95.5 crores
Gabbar Is Back – 86 crores
Brothers – 82.47 crores
Singh Is Bling – 90.25 crores
Total: 354.22 crores
Top 10 Movies Total – 1518.1 crores
Your Contribution: 23.33%
Airlift – 129 crores
Housefull 3 – 107.70 crores
Rustom – 127.49 crores
Total: 364.19 crores
Top 10 Movies Total – 1558.85 crores
Your Contribution: 23.36%
Jolly LLB 2 – 117 crores
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha – 133.60 crores
Total: 250.6 crores
Top 10 Movies Total – 1947.64 crores
Your Contribution: 12.86%
PadMan – 78.95 crores
Gold – 107.37 crores
2.0 – 188 crores
Total: 374.32 crores
Top 10 Movies Total – 1937.91 crores
Your Contribution: 19.31%
Kesari 153 crores
Mission Mangal 193.14 crores (so far)
Total – 346.14 crores (so far)
Top 10 Movies Total – 1745.39 crores (so far)
Your Contribution: 19.31% (so far)
After looking at this data of the last 5 years, it’s clear that you are one of the major contributors at overall Box Office. Even at the time when Khans’ films didn’t work, your films were there to bring the lost smile back on the faces of distributors, exhibitors and of course the fans of Bollywood.
Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Akshay Kumar and here’s hoping (just like everyone) that you never age and keep on entertaining us and keeping the money flowing in the industry.