Box Office: Ayushmann Khurrana joins Akshay Kumar, Hrithik Roshan

Ayushmann Khurrana has touched the mark of 300 crore at domestic box office in this year with his three Hindi films. He has started the year with Article 15 which proved a solid hit at ticket windows with approximately 61 crores as film’s lifetime total.

Khurrana delivered his second big hit in Dream Girl that went on to gather more than 139 crores. The film is also his highest grossing movie in Bollywood. The comedy film had surpassed the lifetime numbers of his previous best earner Badhaai Ho.

The Vicky Donor actor has recently released his last film of 2019, Bala. The film that was based on premature baldness also proved a huge success in term of box office numbers. The film entered into the 100 crore club to become his third entry in the elite club.

The combined numbers of Ayushmann’s three releases of the year are more than 300 crores. He is only the 3rd actor to do so after Hrithik Roshan and Akshay Kumar. Hrithik has given two films in this year.

The Dhoom 2 star made his comeback on big screen after two-and-half-years with Super 30 which surprisingly collected 143 crores. The actor gave his second movie of the year in War which also stars Tiger Shroff and Vaani Kapoor

War has become the first film to eclipse the 300 crore mark in 2019 and is still the highest grossing film of the year so far with a couple of biggies – Dabangg 3 and Good Newwz – to arrive at the end of the year. Hrithik Roshan’s combined numbers stand at 460 crores* for the year.

Akshay Kumar, who is known for multiple releases in a year, is leading the charts in term of annual box office challenge. Kesari, the period drama which was Kumar’s first film of 2019, went on to accumulate 153 crores at ticket windows.

The 52-year-old’s second release was Mission Mangal. The space-film shocked the distributors with its massive success. The film became Akshay’s highest opening day grosser in his Bollywood career. Mission Mangal added 200 crores from domestic box office.

Khiladi delivered his second last film of the year in Housefull 4. Housefull, a famous comedy film series, was always indicating towards breaking some box office records. It shattered a few records on Diwali festive season and became Akshay Kumar’s back-to-back double century. The film gathered around 207 crores* domestically. His total box office numbers stand at the top with around 560 crores*.

Akshay Kumar has one more film in his list for the year. His last film, Good Newwz, will arrive in the last weekend of 2019. Meanwhil Salman Khan will join this club with his 3rd film of Dabangg franchise which will hit the big screen on Christmas season.


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