Ranbir Kapoor vs Imran Khan (BO comparison)

Imran Khan and Ranbir Kapoor both started their careers around the same time in 2007-08. Both are considered to be the future of Bollywood.

Below is a comparison between the two stars, based on the box-office collections of their films in India. Very little to choose between the two! Have a look

Imran Khan

  • Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na (Superhit) – 56.41 crores
  • Kidnap (Flop) – 21.82 crores
  • Luck (Flop) – 21.58 crores
  • I Hate Luv Storys (Hit) – 43.68 crores
  • Break Ke Baad (Flop) – 17 crores
  • Delhi Belly (Superhit) – 55.25 crores
  • Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (Hit) – 57.81 crores
  • Ek Main Aur Ek Tu (Hit)- 45 crores (expected)

Ranbir Kapoor

  • Saawariya (Flop) – 23.8 crores
  • Bachna Ae Haseeno (Above Average) – 36.35 crores
  • Wake up Sid (Above Average) – 28.8 crores
  • Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani (Superhit) – 62.94 crores
  • Rocket Singh Salesman of the Year (Below average) – 20.22 crores
  • Rajneeti (Blockbuster) – 92.93 crores
  • Anjaana Anjaani (Average) – 40.3 crores
  • Rockstar (Hit) – 67.63 crores


 Imran KhanRanbir Kapoor
Total Nett collections318.55 crores (8 films)372.97 crores (8 films)
Average per film39.81 crores46.62 crores
Success Ratio*62.5%62.5%
Hit Ratio**62.5%37.5%

*Above average or better
** Hit or better

Some facts

  • Both Imran and Ranbir have acted in 8 films each (special appearances not included)
  • If Rajneeti, which also featured a big star like Ajay Devgan, is removed.. Ranbir Kapoor films earn an average of 40 crores each, just 19 lakhs more than Imran Khan!
  • 3 flops for Imran –  just one for Ranbir.
  • 5 hits or better for Imran – 3 for Ranbir.

What do you think? Tell us in the comments section below



raj:  (February 22, 2012 at 7:48 pm)


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Sahrukh khan:  (February 22, 2012 at 7:52 pm)

Imran khan is Best and super star in future

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Aamir khan:  (February 22, 2012 at 7:55 pm)

Imran best and better imran bigest super star

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SKY:  (February 22, 2012 at 8:05 pm)

who said ranbeer kapoor is self made actor ranbeer done his max films with established director sanjay leela bhansali, shimit amin (chak de india fame), Prakash Jha, Imtiyaz Ali, rajkumar santoshi etc while imran khan had worked with new director. Ranbir is better actor than Imran but acting in jeans of rk . So in my opinion both Imran and Ranbir are superstar of future

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sowmith:  (February 22, 2012 at 8:16 pm)

Imran fans all india imran is best and great actor

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aashkaran:  (February 22, 2012 at 8:17 pm)

Difference between both r ranbir 64cr net movie is semihit,where as imran no movie cross 60cr yet.

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dinesh:  (February 22, 2012 at 8:22 pm)

I am sorry i wright ranbiv is best but imran is best

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aashkaran:  (February 22, 2012 at 8:25 pm)

Imran is biggest super star in future

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aashkaran:  (February 22, 2012 at 8:28 pm)

and also IHLS semihit,EMAET above average expected.

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alok raj:  (February 22, 2012 at 9:32 pm)

Imran khan movies -- jane tu ya jane na [superhit] , i hate love story [hit] , delhi belly [superhit] , mere brother ki dulhan [hit] , ek main ek tu [hit] but Ranvir kapoor movies -- ajab prem ki gajab kahani [superhit] , rajneeti 50/50 ranvir kapoor and ajay devgan [blockbuster] rock star [hit] you desied how are best imran ya ranvir i think imran is best and biggest superstar

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aryan:  (February 22, 2012 at 9:37 pm)

Imran best and ranvir is rocket shingh

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zahid:  (February 22, 2012 at 10:00 pm)

Ranbir z best..

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meghani:  (February 23, 2012 at 10:53 am)

@SKY: dont talk rubbish man. if an actor works with a big director, it doesnt mean that he is not a self made actor. ranbir worked with ayan mukerjee as well..remember???? imran may have worked with new directors, but with BIG banners..and with the backup of mamu aamir. (banner of the movie is the biggest thing than the director) may be ranbir has acting in his genes. and he is a very dedicated actor and intelligent in choosing characters. not like imran. it may be genes or anything, ranbir is a better actor and a superstar than imran..no doubt..and its obvious that whoever is jealous of ranbir talks rubbish things about him..

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killer:  (February 23, 2012 at 1:38 pm)

Future super star ali zafar

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sadik:  (February 23, 2012 at 3:48 pm)


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the awesome one:  (February 23, 2012 at 6:11 pm)

Ab yaha Ali Zafar ka naam kyu le rahe ho? Kick him back to Pakistan please.

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rahul:  (February 23, 2012 at 7:14 pm)

Imran khan best

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ajay:  (February 23, 2012 at 7:19 pm)

Imran khan movie in production jane tu ya jane na superhit and delhi bell superhit so aamir is best director and actor aamir always genes

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Guljar:  (February 26, 2012 at 12:26 am)

Both are best.

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maryam from iran:  (February 26, 2012 at 2:28 am)

imran is the besttttttttttttttttt

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haaa:  (February 27, 2012 at 6:07 am)

imran khan is better ranbiir kapoor for sure

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asok:  (February 27, 2012 at 8:49 pm)

Ranbir does not need to worry of imran acting because, he always act the same type of style.The main danger for ranbir is Ranveer singh who is better than IMRAN KHAN in EVERY LEVEL OF ACTING.

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Rex:  (February 28, 2012 at 1:11 pm)

@ Indicine team

Didnt expect such shoddy commentary from ur side.

EMAET is average at best & wont do more than 40 crs.

I hope u correct the numbers & the verdict.

Rockstar was too an above average/semi-hit grosser . stop inflating the numbers & the verdicts.

The stardom of both ranbir & imran is only limited to a specific demography & i bet either of the so called stars wud have ceased to exist in the pre mutliplex bloom era…specially imran who has his mamu to thank for all the attention & a major share of the successes he has got until now.

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@akhjak:  (February 29, 2012 at 2:45 am)

u all guys r sure sick..
concentrate mind on present.. ‘future wil b future’

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*;->Srk;->*:  (February 29, 2012 at 3:41 am)

Ranbir iz the next gen Srk..

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