Salman Khan had made this record of highest cumulative total of movies in a single year. His two releases in 2015 saw massive box office results. Salman had collected mammoth 527.74 crores with his two films of the year – Bajrangi Bhaijaan (320.34) and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (207.4).
It was Ranveer Singh, who broke Salman Khan’s record last year. Ranveer had two huge hits at the ticket counters in 2018. First he tasted the blockbuster success of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat (300.26 crs) and then his masala entertainer Simmba – directed by Rohit Shetty – did wonders at the box office.
Simmba went on to earn 240.22 crs in Christmas festive season. The Gully Boy star earned 540.48 crores and was leading the charts before Akshay Kumar. The 52-year-old has been riding high on box office success since 2016. The actor has now surpassed the record of Ranveer Singh.
The Khiladi gathered 540.74 crores* at the box office in this year that includes the numbers of Kesari (153 crs), Mission Mangal (200.16 crs), and Housefull 4 (187.58 crs*). Amazingly Akshay has one more left for the year. The actor’s Good Newwz which also stars Kareen Kapoor Khan, Kiara Advani and Diljit Dosanjh is slated to hit the big screends in December.
One can say Akshay Kumar will easily surpass the unthinkable 600 crore mark with his last release to make this record even solid and unbreakable for other big stars.