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How Akshay Kumar is shattering the 'Khans rule Bollywood' myth, one film at a time

Himesh Mankad | Updated on: 23 August 2016, 15:48 IST

With Rustom entering the Rs 100 crore club, Akshay Kumar has managed to equal the record set by Shah Rukh Khan. Both superstars have six films each in the coveted club.

The year 2016 has been one of Akshay's most successful yet. All three of his releases - Airlift, Housefull 3 and Rustom - have worked their magic at the Box Office.

With his four-films-a-year mantra, the Khiladi has ensured that he bags more releases than King Khan.

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It is important to note that Akshay managed to achieve the feat without releasing any of his six Rs 100 crore films on any of the big religious holiday weekends at the Box Office - Eid, Diwali and Christmas are usually coveted release dates at the Bollywood Box Office.

While Akshay is definitely on a roll, it remains to be said that he has not managed to cross the Rs 150 crore mark at the Box Office yet. Two of Shah Rukh Khan's films - Chennai Express (2013) and Happy New Year (2014) - have earned over Rs 200 crore.

Akshay Kumar films in the Rs 100 crore club:

  1. Housefull 2 (2012): Rs 112 crore
  2. Rowdy Rathore (2012): Rs 132 crore
  3. Holiday (2014): Rs 110 crore
  4. Airlift (2016): Rs 128 crore
  5. Housefull 3 (2016): Rs 110 crore
  6. Rustom (2016): Rs 107 crore and counting

Shah Rukh Khan films in the Rs 100 crore club:

  1. Ra One: 125 crore
  2. Don 2: 112 crore
  3. Jab Tak Hai Jaan: 121 crore
  4. Chennai Express: 227 crore
  5. Happy New Year: 201 crore
  6. Dilwale: 140 crore

While Akshay and Shah Rukh have tied for the spot, the Rs 100 crore club is led by Salman Khan. The Sultan star has a huge margin over his contemporaries as he has delivered 10 consecutive Rs 100 crore films since the release of Dabangg in 2010.

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Here's a look at the players in Bollywood's Rs 100 crore club:

  • Salman Khan: 10 films
  • Shah Rukh Khan: 6 films
  • Akshay Kumar: 6 films
  • Ajay Devgn: 5 films
  • Aamir Khan: 4 films
  • Hrithik Roshan: 3 films
  • Ranbir Kapoor: 2 films
  • Ranveer Singh: 2 films

-- Edited by Blassy Boben

First published: 23 August 2016, 15:48 IST
Himesh Mankad @himeshmankad

Himesh Mankad is an entertainment journalist who has a B.Com degree from Narsee Monjee College, Mumbai. He prefers covering Bollywood and loves good stories and music. When not watching movies, he can be found on a cricket field strutting his stuff.