Top 10 Actors in Bollywood

We are starting a new feature called Top Ten, a weekly special that will cover something new each week. Today, we start off with the Top 10 Actors in Bollywood.

Note

  • We have included all movies from 2010. With others who feature in just one film per year or those who didn’t have a release in 2010, we have taken only their last 3 films into consideration.
  • This particular list is based on the box office performance of movies in India only.
  • Movies with actors in small supporting roles or guest appearances have been ignored.

Top 10 Actors in Bollywood, we start with number 10…

Number 10 – Emraan Hashmi

  • Helped by Once Upon A Time In Mumbai, which also starred Ajay Devgan, Emraan Hashmi makes a surprise entry into the Top 10.
  • Crook (October 2010) – 12 crores
  • Once Upon A Time In Mumbai (July 2010) – 58 crores
  • Tum Mile (November 2009) – 10 crores
  • Total – 80 crores
  • Average per movie – 26.5 crores

Number 9 – Imran Khan

  • Imran Khan started off in a big way but apart from I Hate Luv Story’s his other films have failed to work at the box office.
  • Break Ke Baad (November 2010) – 17 crores
  • I Hate Luv Storys (July 2010) – 44 crores
  • Luck (July 2009) – 21 crores
  • Total – 82 crores
  • Average per movie – 27 crores

Number 8 – Saif Ali Khan

  • Saif had no release in 2010, Love Aaj Kal remains his biggest solo grosser.
  • Kurbaan (November 2009) – 24 crores
  • Love Aaj Kal (July 2009) – 66 crores
  • Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic (June 2008) – 22 crores
  • Total – 112 crores
  • Average per movie – 37 crores

Number 7 – Hrithik Roshan

  • The last time we did a similar list, Hrithik Roshan, fresh from the super-success of Krrish and Dhoom 2, was right on the top of the list. But after the failure of Kites and Guzaarish, he’s slumped down to No 7.
  • Guzaarish (November 2010) – 30 crores
  • Kites (May 2010) – 49 crores
  • Jodha Akbar (February 2008) – 62 crores
  • Total – 141 crores
  • Average per movie – 47 crores

Number 6 – Akshay Kumar

  • Akshay Kumar had a decent 2010. With all his movies combined, he hit the 200 crore mark! Not as bad as the media makes it out to be, is it?
  • Tees Maar Khan (December 2010) – 62 crores
  • Action Replay (November 2010) – 27 crores
  • Khatta Meetha (July 2010) – 40 crores
  • Housefull (April 2010) – 72 crores
  • Total – 201 crores
  • Average per movie – 50 crores

Number 5 – Ranbir Kapoor

  • Ranbir is rising and rising quick. Almost all his films except Rocket Singh have done well at the box office. He’s by far the youngest in the Top 5.
  • Anjaana Anjaani (September 2010) – 40 crores
  • Raajneethi (June 2010) – 93 crores
  • Rocket Singh (December 2009) – 21 crores
  • Total – 154 crores
  • Average per movie – 51 crores

Number 4 – Ajay Devgan

  • Ajay Devgan is rocking these days, he’s currently one of the most bankable actors in the country and the numbers below are staggering for a Ajay Devgan film. Who would have thought 2010 would be his year?
  • Golmaal 3 (Number 2010) – 108 crores
  • Aakrosh (October 2010) – 14 crores
  • Once Upon A Time In Mumbai – 58 crores
  • Athithi Tum Kab Jaoge (March 2010) – 30 crores
  • Total – 210 crores
  • Average per movie – 61 crores

Number 3 – Salman Khan

  • Don’t be surprised if Chulbul Pandey makes it to the top by the end of 2012, he has some hugely potential box office blockbusters up for release in the coming two years, which includes the sequel to Dabangg!
  • Dabangg (September 2010) – 144 crores
  • Veer (January 2010) – 37 crores
  • London Dreams (October 2009) – 29 crores
  • Total – 210 crores
  • Average per movie – 70 crores

Number 2 – Shahrukh Khan

  • The most consistent Khan of all, Shahrukh Khan has sustained his place at the top ever since he started his career. Again, his upcoming films promise huge box office returns. Can he make it to the top once again?
  • My Name Is Khan (February 2010) – 73 crores
  • Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (December 2008) – 85 crores
  • Om Shanti Om (November 2007) – 81 crores
  • Total – 239 crores
  • Average per movie – 80 crores

Number 1 – Aamir Khan

  • And at No 1 is Aamir Khan. He’s currently far far ahead of the competition. Each of his films earn approximately 50 crores more than the second best! His numbers speak for themselves, don’t they?
  • 3 Idiots (December 2009) – 203 crores
  • Ghajini (December 2008) – 115 crores
  • Taare Zameen Par (December 2007) – 62 crores
  • Total – 380 crores
  • Average per movie – 127 crores

Some points..

  • Abhishek Bachchan with a 3 film average of 22 crores, John Abraham with an average of 20 crores and Shahid Kapoor with a 23 crore average.. came close but couldn’t make it to the Top 10. Abhishek didn’t make it mainly because of Ashutosh Gowariker’s Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey, an epic box office disaster.
  • Aamir’s last 3 films have netted 380 crores at the box office. 141 crores more than Shahrukh’s and 170 crores more than Salman in the same number of films!
  • Aamir’s 3 Idiots alone has netted more than 8 Abhishek Bachchan movies in the last 3 – 4 years.
  • Irrespective of how other films perform, Aamir should retain the top spot in the Top 10 Actors list atleast for another year.

As usual, comments below

 

Comments

zakir:  (March 7, 2011 at 9:23 pm)

salman all the way…akki ll b left behind this year too

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subhu:  (March 8, 2011 at 12:57 pm)

Great job indicine,
this year the raking may change, there is every possibility Shahrukh may top the list in 2011, just because Aamir khan’s Dhobi Ghat(though it is offbit & unusual film) didn’t not do as excepted and most probably his next movie will come in 2012. Where as Shahrukh Khan has 2 big budget movie are lining up & trader’s expectation are huge from the movie.

Similarly apna Sallu Bhai will surely create some more magic this year also. Before 3 month of release Ready is a talking point every where.

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Suniel:  (March 8, 2011 at 3:27 pm)

Amazing job indicine. So glad to have you back… your articles and features really stand out and thats what makes your site so good.

Its sad that Hrithik is down to No 7… hes a much better actor and much bigger star than Ranbir and Ajay devgn.. hmmm I hope Zindagi Na Mile Dobara works and works big.. cant wait to watch that movie.. Krrish 2 is also coming up :) lots to look forward to.

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Mohammad Khan:  (March 9, 2011 at 2:22 am)

SHAH RUKH KHAN is number 1

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vinshal:  (March 9, 2011 at 8:54 am)

ofcourse 2011 is going to be SRk’s year…DON 2 and RA 1…cant imagine wat is goin to happen at boxoffice…

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prity sinha:  (March 11, 2011 at 5:17 pm)

salmaan is the best and he is so honest

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sunesh:  (March 12, 2011 at 1:38 pm)

NICE WORK DONE BY THE INDICINE TEAM BUTTTTTTTTTT AFTER ALL THIS IS ONLY A MERE STAT…..V ALL KNOW WHO RULES OUR HEART i.e NONE OTHER THAN OUR OWN SRK——THE TRUE KING KHAN…..NO ONE CAN COME CLOSE 2 HIM AS HE IS MILES AHEAD OF ALL OTHERZZZZZ…
MATHEMATICS OF BOLLYWOOD: AAMIR KHAN + SALMAN KHAN + AMITABH BACHAN+ HRITIK ROSHAN + AKSHAY KUMAR < SHAH RUKH KHAN

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Don bhai:  (March 13, 2011 at 1:44 pm)

great job to have you back indicine
Please keep updating stuff

Yes Aamir khan uu good
Chulbul pandeyy is not faar behind aamr

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sajid khan:  (March 14, 2011 at 11:17 pm)

I think INDICINE has to calculate rate of success by each year film if this has to be than SRK will be no. 1 OR else Past ten years record in that case also SRK IS NO. 1 & finally if u look the perfomance of an actor over the past 20 years than even though SRK will TOP.

any how calculation of actor according to BOX office success its ok…………..

But if u reallly want to calculate no. 1 actor than go with other areas like
Popularity
Social Service
Expert review
Star power
etc etc

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Hirock Das:  (March 18, 2011 at 4:34 pm)

1.Hrithik Roshan .
2.Srk.
3.Amir Khan.
4.Saif ali khan.
5.Salman Khan.
6.and another……

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ronak:  (March 19, 2011 at 6:03 pm)

hiiiiiiiiiiiiiii you are th

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asghar mirza:  (March 21, 2011 at 12:51 am)

for rani mukherjee

happy birthday to you sweet rani you done a great job in indian movies from ghulam to no one killed jessica

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mike:  (March 21, 2011 at 6:45 am)

i need akshay kumar for usa tour

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James:  (March 23, 2011 at 1:10 am)

Based on the past decade:
1) SRK
2) Salman Khan
3) Aamir Khan
4) Akshay Kumar
5) Hritikh
6) Amitabh
7) Ajay Devgn
8) Ranvir Kapoor
9) Saif Ali Khan
10) Johnathon Abraham

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ahsan khan:  (March 24, 2011 at 4:36 pm)

King kumar will be back

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ratnesh mishra:  (March 28, 2011 at 2:38 pm)

i do not know how you given this list.
its wrong .srk is the best actor ever ever and forever

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youssef:  (April 2, 2011 at 5:30 am)

king khan is the best he is aliving legend no one can be near him

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gauravcnn:  (April 7, 2011 at 11:39 pm)

a.k ll be back with Thank you… or tees maar khan or action replay ka sirf 1st week ka collection likha hai …kuch pata bi hai indicine ko …ya aese hi logo ka ullu bana re ho…

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haroonn401:  (April 14, 2011 at 8:18 pm)

i like ur list. Its nice to see u back. after don2 and ra1 srk will be number 1 again.

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sagar:  (April 24, 2011 at 6:23 pm)

dears mano ya na mano akhshay is the best actor forever…….!

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SURESH:  (April 25, 2011 at 7:31 pm)

KKR MEANS KING KHAN RULED FROM 2011-NOT STOP

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SURESH:  (April 25, 2011 at 7:33 pm)

KKR KING KHAN WILL RULED THE BOLLYWOOD INDUSTRY AND KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS WILL ROCK IN 2011 IPL . SHAHRUKH KHAN U R ROCK .U R THE NO -- 1 ACTOR IN THIS CENTURIES

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AKBAR:  (April 26, 2011 at 3:33 pm)

THX INDICINE: use ur logic…HRITIK IS UNCOMPARABLE…STOP BELIEVING @ MEDIA…HRITIK IS MUCH MORE SUPERIOR N DYNAMIC THAN OTHERS

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Ali:  (May 3, 2011 at 9:27 pm)

1 EMRAAN HASHMI BEST

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Ajay kumar thakur:  (May 16, 2011 at 4:01 pm)

1.Ajay Devgn
2.Salman Khan
3.Shah Rukh Khan
4.Aamir Khan
5.Akshay Kumar
6.Hrithik Roshan
7.Amitabh Bachchan
8.Sahid kapoor
9.Ranbir Kapoor
10.Imran Khan. This is my list of top ten actor of bolliwood in 2010.

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