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Top Actors in Bollywood: January 2014

A lot has changed since the last Top 5 actors list that we published in September 2013. Quite a few big films like Besharam, Boss, Ram Leela, R.. Rajkumar and of course the two blockbusters Krrish 3 and Dhoom 3 released in the last 3 months of the year. The failure of Besharam has pushed Ranbir, who was previously in the Top 3, lower down the list. Akshay Kumar is out of the Top 5, as BOSS under-performed at the box office.

  • This list would be based on the approximate box office outcome (Nett collections) of their last five movies
  • Only lead roles would be considered. Cameos, special appearances and guest appearances won’t be taken under consideration
  • Dated movies won’t be taken under consideration
  • Only domestic box office performance is being taken into account

Top Actors In Bollywood

Salman Khan Actor

Salman Khan – Dabangg 2 (160 cr), Ek Tha Tiger (199 cr), Bodyguard (141 cr), Ready (121 cr), Dabangg (141 cr)
Salman Khan Total Movie Collections: 762 crore (Average per film: 152.4 cr)

1. Salman hasn’t had a release in 2013, but no other ‘superstar’ has managed to come close, even though Aamir now has two 200 crore grossers! That pretty much sums up how consistent Salman has been in the last 3 years or so — 5 back-to-back record-breaking blockbusters in a row, with the total collections of his last 5 movies adding up to a mind-boggling figure of Rs 762 crore.

His first film in more than a year, Jai Ho, releases this month. And unless it fails miserably and collects less than 70 crore, Salman will continue to be the top star at the domestic box office.

He also has the keenly awaited Eid release ‘Kick’ which is expected to challenge the records set by Dhoom 3.

Aamir Khan Actor

Aamir Khan – Dhoom 3 (270 cr – expected from Hindi), Talaash (90 cr), Dhobi Ghat (14 cr), 3 Idiots (202 cr), Ghajini (115 cr)
Aamir Khan Total Movie Collections: 691 cr (Average per film: 138.2 cr)

2. Dhoom 3, which is now the highest grosser of all time, has taken Aamir Khan to the second spot. Not only has the actor overtaken Shahrukh Khan at the domestic box office, but has also challenged his supremacy in the overseas markets.

His upcoming release – Rajkumar Hirani’s P.K is expected to be yet another sure-shot 200 crore grosser – and if it does, it could well be yet another mega battle between the three Khans for the top spot in 2014.

Shahrukh Khan Actor

Shahrukh Khan – Chennai Express (227 crore), Jab Tak Hai Jaan (122 cr), Don 2 (106 cr), Ra. One (115 cr), My Name Is Khan (73 cr)
Shahrukh Khan Total Movie Collections: 641 crore (Average per film: 128.2 cr)

3. The super-success of Chennai Express took Shahrukh Khan to the second spot, but with Dhoom 3 breaking all records, SRK has dropped down the list. The superstar has ‘Happy New Year’ releasing this Diwali and Maneesh Sharma’s FAN that is expected to release in December this year. It’ll be interesting to see if the two films can take SRK to the top spot.

Akshay Kumar Actor

Hrithik Roshan – Krrish 3 (233 cr), Agneepath (120 cr), Zindagi Naa Milegi Dobara (90 cr), Guzaarish (30 cr), Kites (49 cr)
Hrithik Roshan Total Movie Collections: 522 cr (Average per film: 104.4 cr)

4. For the first time since we started ranking the actors, Hrithik Roshan makes it to the Top 5 with the Hindi version of Krrish 3 collecting Rs 233 crore at the domestic box office.

Hrithik has an out-an-out commercial film Bang Bang, also starring Katrina Kaif, lined up for release this year. While he’s unlikely to challenge the Khans, he could get pretty close to the Top 3 by the end of the year.

Since Bang Bang is expected to release before Happy New Year, the film would need to collect Rs 169 crore or more for Hrithik to beat SRK and take the 3rd spot.

Ranbir Kapoor Actor

Ranbir Kapoor – Besharam (59 cr), Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (189 cr), Barfi! (110 cr), Rockstar (68 cr), Anjaana Anjaani (40 cr)
Ranbir Kapoor Total Movie Collections: 466 cr (Average per film: 93.2 cr)

5. Besharam was expected to take a good start at the box office and it did, what with the film collecting close to Rs 20 crore on its opening day. But the response was so bad that the film ended with lifetime business of less than 60 crore. It was arguably the worst received biggie of the year, as even a film like Himmatwala held up better over the weekend.

Ranbir has two releases this year – Anurag Basu’s Jagga Jasoos and Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet, which is scheduled to release during Christmas 2014. It could well be a battle between him and Akshay Kumar for the 5th spot this year, as the latter has A.R. Murugadoss’ Holiday releasing in the first half of 2014.

Actors who can break into the Top 5 in the next few months

  • Akshay Kumar – Boss (59 cr), Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbaai Dobaara (63 cr), Special 26 (70 cr), Khiladi 786 (71 cr), Rowdy Rathore (133 cr). [Fortchoming film: Holiday] – Total: 396 cr (Average per film: 79.2 cr)
  • John Abraham – (Madras Café (45 cr), Shootout at Wadala (62 cr), I, Me aur Main (9 cr), Race 2 (102 cr), Housefull 2 (114 cr)) [Forthcoming film: Welcome Back] – Total: 332 cr (Average per film: 66.4 cr)
  • Ajay Devgn – (Satyagraha (63 cr), Himmatwala (45 cr), Son of Sardaar (102 cr), Bol Bachchan (101 cr), Tezz (17 cr)) [Forthcoming film: Action Jackson] – Total: 328 cr (Average per film: 65.6 cr)
  • Saif Ali Khan – Bullet Raja (36 cr), Race 2 (102 cr), Cocktail (76 cr), Agent Vinod (45 cr), Aarakshan (42 cr) [Forthcoming film: Happy Ending / Humshakals] – Total: 301 cr (Average per film: 60.2 cr)
  • The average collections of Shahid Kapoor, Emraan Hashmi and Imran Khan is way too low at this stage. But Shahid’s last release R.. Rajkumar did very well at the box office, so he too, along with Emraan (who is going through a career low), could make it to the Top 5 in the next few years.


  • @rohit the barfi example i put in only the same case you mention for kmg for hr, since his debut Ranbir performance is eventually better with every movie barring exception of Besharam,but in that movie i liked Ranbir and Besharam was not a bad movie,it was a watchable movie for me,Hr is no doubt a fantastic actor but there are movies of him when his performance were below avg for me. For you he is most versatile but its not in my case. @yash there is no doubt the performance you talking about Srk characters was great performances but it doesn’t mean only with that movies i ranked him in my list,Srk performance of Mnik was great for you but its good for me.since Cdi i liked srk only in Rbndj till ce none of his performance of him is even good for me not even Don2, an actor likis one who atleast look out at his best whatever the faith of the movie. I don’t find Srk acting at his best which were at the time till Rab ne,its my opinion which i found,your may be differ and why need of argue as that was my list.

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  • @sem superb work and good research of data of three khans, keep it up.i liked your list and the points you mentioned at last.

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  • @jc absolutely right,i suggest you to watch Besharam with minimal expectation,movie is bit entertaining for me but Ranbir was superb,so you will not be disappointed atleast from Ranbir performance.

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  • @Aks -- Even Aamir’s performances were not well in some of his earlier films in my opinion. You must be talking about Hrithik’s flops during 2002-03, he had signed those films before his debut, and he didn’t reject those big banners at that time. Despite of his films, his performances were praised. Apart from those films, he has never received negative response, same with Aamir since 2001.
    Ranbir has no doubt got better till Barfi, but he was not good in Besharam and was average to good in YJHD, just my opinion and of course everyone has a different opinion.

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  • @ aks these r the performance which makes srk ahead among them and its not arguig or somothing as its your list… its only like let take boxoffice numbers amir is ahead of srk or behind salman with 2 major hits like D3 & 3I…

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  • I feel any of these four superstars (Salman, Aamir, SRK, Hrithik) can make or break record with good content and favorable release date.
    Alok Nath Box office Ranking
    Category 1: Salman, Aamir , SRK and Hrithik
    Category 2: Akki, Ranbir, Ajay
    Category 3: John, saif, Emraan
    *Although Akki has star power similar to Cat 1 superstars but so many releases in a year makes it difficult for him to achieve great collections.

    Alok Nath Acting wise ranking (Only Box office Stars)
    Cat1: Aamir, Hrithik, Ajay
    Cat2: SRK, Ranbir, Akki
    Cat3: Saif, Salman,Emraan,John
    *This list does not includes great actor like Naseeruddin Shah, Irrfan Khan, Anupam kher, Om Puri, Amitabh Bachchan etc. as they do not guarantee a good box office pull.

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  • and 1 mre thng to add..srk is named the badshah..because aamir doesnt have the guts to make a movie hit he needs good script..and sallu he just is riding his luck as masala movis are always a hit as we can see snghm 100 crore does that mean ajay devgn no1

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  • and if salman is such a big star den tell him to do a rab ne banadi jodi..he tried yuvraaj the film was a bumper flop biggest ever..and i dont think sallu s jai ho,kick,sher khan or any movie wld crs 200 cr.he with his cheap acting has cheapr fans.

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  • all the salman fans its time be ready ur sallu bhai wil again be bck with his flop just that his luck and the genre of masala movies were going gd he had hits once ppl would get bored salman khan will be found no whre..i can say i m proud to be srk fan

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  • my name is khan dint do a 100 crore as it was for class audience the standard of sallu fans is that they like that city,taali,and cheap acting just a well packaged bhoj puri flim..and srk dint do any masala mvie he just did 1 chennai xpres and 227cr

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  • sallu did 5masala films and highest of them collected 199.5crores that also wth no cmptitn and srk did 1 chennai express and 227crores with quatimd,madras cafe and satyagrah as say who is the baaaaaaaap..???so sallu fans keep shut

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  • salman khan jai ho failed but kick will be super hit inshaala it will cross 321cr in his total collection so i must say salman khan will be in top but srk will be in 2nd and amir wiil be 3rd

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  • but any one doesn’t take king(s.r.k) position on fans heart ,srk is the king what ever box office say’s….

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  • Nipun as per ur knowledge let me tell u Salman Khan will , and always dominate the tag of ” the King of Box Office ” and Kick will collect 500 crore domestically (in India) , and 900 crore Worldwide (in Australia , Canada , UK , USA) !!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love u Sallu , and I’m ur die hard fan

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  • Kick,,expected to earn 350cr,,and p.k,400cr..and happy new year 200cr…so 1.salman2.aamir& srk will take on 3rd ranking,,,,,,,,,it’s shows for 10 yr ranking,,,,,,,,,

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  • singham ,golmal 3 ,once upon a time in mumbai, singham return tera bap include karega bhosdi ke khali avrage films himmatwala or tez ko add kiya hai.

    1.salman (7 film of 100cr.)
    2.ajay devgn (6 film of 100cr)
    3.aamir (3 film ) k

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