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Box Office: Business Report Card of Actors for the year 2015

By Suleman Mobhani

2015 has ended and the award season has kick stared, with celebrities being nominated and honoured for their contribution to cinema and their overall performances in the year that was. But away from the glitz and glamour, we at Bollywood Hungama decided to take a look at some of the Top Male celebrities of 2015 with reference to their box office success.

In this Box Office report, we compare the box office collections of some of the top stars in terms of cumulative box office collections and average per movie collections. Not surprisingly, it is Salman Khan who featured in two releases last year, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo who tops the charts aggregating Rs. 530.50 crores with an average of Rs. 265.25 crores.

Akshay Kumar comes in second aggregating Rs. 355.53 cr with four releases, however when compared on the scale of average per movie collections, Akshay ranks 8th collecting Rs. 88.88 cr per film on an average. Varun Dhawan follows Akshay in the cumulative collections list aggregating Rs. 305.81 cr with three releases. Surprisingly, Ranveer Singh, who ended 2015 with a bang ranks 4th on the list of cumulative collections with Rs. 256.88 cr from two releases.

Coming to the average per movie collections, Salman Khan tops the list followed by R. Madhavan whose only release Tanu Weds Manu Returns clocked Rs.152.39 cr at the box office, with Shah Rukh Khan taking the third slot with Dilwale.

Rankings based on cumulative collections

RankCelebNo. of moviesLifetime (INR in Crores)Biggest Hit
1Salman Khan2530.50Bajrangi Bhaijaan
2Akshay Kumar4355.53Baby
3Varun Dhawan3305.81Dilwale
4Ranveer Singh2256.88Bajirao Mastani
5Anil Kapoor2173.57Welcome Back
6R. Madhavan1152.39Tanu Weds Manu Returns
7Shah Rukh Khan1150Dilwale
8Ranbir Kapoor3135.45Tamasha
9Irrfan Khan3135.03Piku
10Amitabh Bachchan2102.23Piku
11John Abraham196.69Welcome Back
12Nana Patekar196.69Welcome Back
13Siddharth Malhotra182.47Brothers
14Farhan Akhtar176.88Dil Dhadakne Do
15Karan Singh Grover271.04Hate Story 3
16Ajay Devgn167.13Drishyam
17Kartik Aaryan164.10Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2
18Emraan Hashmi259.22Hamari Adhuri Kahani
19Saif Ali Khan154.19Phantom
20Kapil Sharma149.38Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon
21Arjun Rampal144.52Roy
22Shahid Kapoor143.13Shaandaar
23Arjun Kapoor139.26Tevar
24Ayushmann Khurana233.72Dum Laga Ke Haisha
25Sooraj Pancholi132.43Hero
26Sushant Singh Rajput127.05Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!
27Jay Bhanushali126.57Ek Paheli Leela
28Pulkit Samrat224.75Dolly Ki Doli
29Imran Khan124.41Katti Batti
30Raj Kumar Rao119.26Dolly Ki Doli
31Varun Sharma119.26Dolly Ki Doli
32Arshad Warsi217.07Guddu Rangeela
33Abhishek Bachchan115.92All is Well
34Gurmeet Choudhary114.06Khamoshiyaan
35Ali Fazal114.06Khamoshiyaan
36Gulshan Devaiah113.63Hunterrr
37Nawazuddin Siddique112.53Manjhi - The Mountain Man
38Jackie Bhagnani18.30Welcome to Karachi
39Randeep Hooda16.06Main Aur Charles
40Riteish Deshmukh15.75Bangistan
41Sunny Deol11.54I Love NY

NOTE - Bajirao Mastani and Dilwale still running in theatres. For basis of calculation, lifetime of Bajirao Mastani and Dilwale are approximated at 180 cr and 150 cr respectively.

To calculate the cumulative box office performance of the mentioned celebrities, only films in which the said celebrity has featured in the lead role have been accounted for. Example: Nawazuddin Siddiqui featured in three release viz. Badlapur, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Manjhi - The Mountain Man; however he featured as the main lead in only Manjhi, while playing a supporting role in the other two. Hence Manjhi is the only film accounted for Nawazuddin.

Rankings based on average per movie collections

RankCelebAvg. (INR in crores)
1Salman Khan265.25
2R. Madhavan152.39
3Shah Rukh Khan150.00
4Ranveer Singh128.44
5Varun Dhawan101.94
6John Abraham96.69
7Nana Patekar96.69
8Akshay Kumar88.88
9Anil Kapoor86.79
10Siddharth Malhotra82.47
11Farhan Akhtar76.88
12Ajay Devgn67.13
13Kartik Aaryan64.10
14Saif Ali Khan54.19
15Amitabh Bachchan51.12
16Kapil Sharma49.38
17Ranbir Kapoor45.15
18Irrfan Khan45.01
19Arjun Rampal44.52
20Shahid Kapoor43.13
21Arjun Kapoor39.26
22Karan Singh Grover35.52
23Sooraj Pancholi32.43
24Emraan Hashmi29.61
25Sushant Singh Rajput27.05
26Jay Bhanushali26.57
27Imran Khan24.41
28Raj Kumar Rao19.26
29Varun Sharma19.26
30Ayushmann Khurana16.86
31Abhishek Bachchan15.92
32Gurmeet Choudhary14.06
33Ali Fazal14.06
34Gulshan Devaiah13.63
35Nawazuddin Siddique12.53
36Pulkit Samrat12.38
37Arshad Warsi8.54
38Jackie Bhagnani8.30
39Randeep Hooda6.06
40Riteish Deshmukh5.75
41Sunny Deol1.54

The Box Office figures are compiled from various sources and our own research. The figures can be approximate and Bollywood Hungama does not make any claims about the

authenticity of the data. However, they are adequately indicative of the box-office performance of the film(s).

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