Akshay Kumar, after a dull phase post 2009 has turned the table and how? He, on an average, does 3 films a year and each one of it is box office friendly. Controlled budget, relatable plot, perfect release time, this man has cracked it all to know how can a film work at the ticket windows.

As his next Toilet: Ek Prem Katha releases this week, let’s look at his top 5 highest grossers from last 4 years (2014-2017). In 2014 he did 3 films, Holiday, Entertainment and The Shaukeens. Though he had an extended cameo in the last one but the film was sold on his name. Holiday, still being touted as one of the best thrillers to come out of Bollywood, went ahead and grossed 112.65 crores at the box office. With the plot revolving around sleeper cells, Ghajini‘s director A.R. Murugadoss executed the story very well making it a hit Akshay deserved.

Akshay Kumar's Top 5 Grossers In Last 4 Years
Akshay Kumar’s Top 5 Grossers In Last 4 Years

Movie – Year Released – Collections
Airlift –          2016 –129 Cr
Rustom –       2016 –127.49 Cr
Jolly LLB 2 –  2017 – 117 Cr
Holiday –       2014 – 112.65 Cr
Housefull 3 – 2016 – 107.70 Cr

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In 2015, Akshay starred in 4 films – Baby, Gabbar Is Back, Singh Is Bliing and Brothers. Each did well at the box office but it was not enough to make the top 5 list of Khiladi Kumar.

2016 was the year Akshay Kumar was waiting for. In 2007 Akshay Kumar gave 4 back to back hits in a single year – Namastey London, Welcome, Heyy Babyy and Bhool Bhulaiyaa. 2016, too, did the similar thing for him. He starred in 3 films and all of them ended on a profitable side making it to his top 5 list. The year started with Airlift, the story revolving around the biggest evacuation executed in history, was praised unanimously. It was a box office miracle too as it collected 129 crores turning out to be a super hit for our golden boy.

Akki started 2016 with a bang and it was time to go even higher. Rustom, a courtroom drama based on Nanavati’s case collected a humongous 127.49 crores – second super hit for Akshay in 2016. Trying to make a genre shift, Akshay decided to bring back the Housefull franchise but this time with different director(s). This multi-starrer collected a decent 107.70 ending up on a plus side.

After such successful year, Akshay already became a hot favourite amongst the dominating Khans. Hopes from him were at the zenith when he starred in the sequel to the much loved Jolly LLB. Comparisons with Arshad Warsi were bound to happen as he was brilliant in the first part. Everyone loved this new Jolly and the movie dominated box office by collecting 117 crores.

After this success marathon, Akshay is all set to see a release in Toilet: Ek Prem Katha this week. Based on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s campaign Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, the trailer of the film received a very positive response. The big question is, will this film enter the top 5 grossing films list of Akshay Kumar in last 4 years?

What do you think? Do let us know in the comment section below!


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  1. @koimoi please edit the list given above .
    1. Airlift – 129cr
    2. Rustom – 128cr
    3.Jolly llb 2 – 117cr
    4.Holiday – 112.5cr
    5.Housefull 3 – 109cr
    And I know that TEPK will definately enter this list .
    After watching the dialogue promos i can say that this movie has potential to be highest grosser for akshay kumar till date . I will watch 1st day 1st show of this movie. Really excited. 11 Aug jaldi aa jaa.

  2. definitely TEPK will cross 100 crores at indian box office…….
    but he failed to break the records of his one of the best super-hit movie AIRLIFT……

  3. mam khan’s film released in 4500 to 5000 screen in india, in fesvival . other wise there movie is unable to collect 120 cr. and leave bb2, it was best ever movie has india ever made. so do not compare eny film to bb2. i am not against khan’s or there stardome they achieved.but truth is truth. see raees released in 2700
    screen in india and earned 131cr. net . rustom released in 2300 screen and earned 127cr. net. and sultan released in 4500 screen and earned 300cr. net in india.so how much difference between khan’s and akshay. i agree that amir is only khan who is superior than akshay. being a akki fan i admire amir so much.


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