The recently released film Simmba has been roaring at the box office since it hit screens last Friday. Directed by Rohit Shetty, Simmba that featured Ranveer Singh in the title role hit a massive 4020 screens and been dominating the box office register. While the business of the film seems to be unstoppable, Ranveer Singh is certainly a happy man. But, we at Bollywood Hungama decided to take a closer look at a new record of sorts that the young gun as managed. Interestingly, with the stunning success of Simmba Ranveer Singh is currently second only to Salman Khan when ranking the highest grossing male celebrities for a particular year.
With a cumulative collection of Rs. 452.96 cr. at the box office from two releases viz. Padmaavat and Simmba in 2018, Ranveer Singh firmly occupies the second spot, after Salman Khan whose highest ever cumulative box office collections in a single year were Rs. 530.50 cr from two films viz. Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo that hit screens in 2015. Ranveer Singh surpassed Akshay Kumar who is currently ranked 3rd with highest ever cumulative box office collections in a single year of Rs. 413.22 cr. in the year 2012 from five releases.
But if that wasn’t all, with Simmba still enjoying the audience’s favour and with little to no competition at the box office it is more than likely that the cumulative collections of Ranveer at the end of Simmba’s box office run will be rather close to that of Salman Khan. In fact, expectations are that Ranveer Singh’s cumulative box office collections are likely to end up at Rs. 526 cr.