Top 3 Grossers: Salman tops July, August releases fail

January: The biggest releases in January 2015 were Baby and Tevar. Both films failed to make it to the Top 3. Akshay Kumar’s Baby got close, but fell short by around 5 crore.

  • Agneepath (121 cr) – Hrithik Roshan
  • Jai Ho (112 cr) – Salman Khan
  • Race 2 (101 cr) – Saif Ali Khan and John Abraham

February: Major releases of February 2015 were Roy starring Ranbir Kapoor in an extended special appearance and Badlapur starring Varun Dhawan. Again, both films failed to get close to Akshay’s Special 26 or the highest collecting February movie Gunday.

  • Gunday (78 cr) – Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor
  • My Name Is Khan (73 cr) – Shahrukh Khan
  • Special 26 (69 cr) – Akshay Kumar

March: Only one major film releases in March, Anushka Sharma’s NH10, it feel well short of the Top 3. The target wasn’t huge, but for female centric films, crossing the 50 crore mark is a big deal!

  • Race (63 cr) – Saif Ali Khan
  • Queen (62 cr) – Kangana Ranaut
  • Kahaani (59 cr) – Vidya Balan

April: Sunny Leone’s Ek Paheli Leela and Emraan Hashmi’s Mr X were the big releases. Both tanked at the box office. For the 4th consecutive month this year, no film has entered the Top 3.

  • Housefull 2 (116 cr) – Akshay Kumar and John Abraham
  • 2 States (102 cr) – Arjun Kapoor
  • Aashiqui 2 (81 cr) – Aditya Roy Kapoor

May: The month of May was huge for Bollywood. Akshay Kumar’s Gabbar Is Back, Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone’s Piku, Ranbir Kapoor’s Bombay Velvet and Kangana Ranaut’s Tanu Weds Manu Returns released. Two films made it to the Top 3, dislodging Shootout at Wadala (62 cr) and Fanaa (53 cr). But the No 1 film held on to its top spot, even though Tanu Weds Manu Returns did the unthinkable.

  • Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (189 cr) – Ranbir Kapoor
  • Tanu Weds Manu Returns (151 cr) – Kangana Ranaut
  • Gabbar Is Back (87 cr) – Akshay Kumar

June: Zoya Akhtar’s Dil Dhadakne Do, Emraan Hashmi’s Hamari Adhuri Kahani and ABCD 2 starring Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor were the big releases of the month. ABCD 2 is likely to finish at around the 110 crore mark, which won’t be good enough to beat Akshay’s Holiday.

  • Rowdy Rathore (134 cr) – Akshay Kumar
  • Ready (121 cr) – Salman Khan
  • Holiday (113 cr) – Akshay Kumar

July: It was Salman vs Salman is July and the superstar has surpassed his previous highest grosser by a huge margin of 87 crore! Salman has also dominated the month of July with his Eid releases. Baahubali Hindi also made it to the Top 3, by far the biggest Hindi dubbed film of all time. Drishyam didn’t make it to the Top 3.

  • Bajrangi Bhaijaan (320 cr) – Salman Khan
  • Kick (233 cr) – Salman Khan
  • Baahubali (116 cr) – Prabhas, Rana Daggubati

August: Brothers was the biggest release of the month and there were expectations of the film doing 150 crore at the box office. However, the collections of the film came crashing down after a fairly successful first weekend. The Top 3 highest grossers remain unchanged, dominated by Salman and Shahrukh. All three are Eid releases. Phantom releases tomorrow, but that film has little or no chance of crossing the collections of Bodyguard.

  • Chennai Express (227 cr) – Shahrukh Khan
  • Ek Tha Tiger (199 cr) – Salman Khan
  • Bodyguard (145 cr) – Salman Khan

September: Hero, Welcome Back and Katti Batti are the big films in September this year. To make it to the Top 3, the target is a 100 crore grosser.

  • Dabangg (140 cr)  – Salman
  • Barfi! (106 cr) – Ranbir Kapoor
  • Grand Masti (100 cr) – Ritesh Deshmukh and Vivek Oberoi

October: Akshay Kumar and Prabhu Deva’s Singh Is Bling releases on Gandhi Jayanti. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s Jazbaa and Shahid Kapoor’s Shandaar are the other big releases. The target is Shahrukh Khan’s 4 year old film Ra One.

  • Happy New Year (204 cr) – Shahrukh Khan
  • Bang Bang (181 cr) – Hrithik Roshan
  • Ra.One (125 cr) – Shahrukh Khan

November: Salman Khan’s Prem Ratan Dhan Payo will be up against Hrithik’s Krrish 3. The other big film is Ranbir Kapoor’s Tamasha. Both films have the potential to make it to the Top 3 and given the form that Salman Khan is in, PRDP is set to take the biggest star of 2015 and possibly the biggest of all time.

  • Krrish 3 (244 cr) – Hrithik Roshan
  • Jab Tak Hai Jaan (120 cr) – Shahrukh Khan
  • Ram Leela (116 cr) – Ranveer Singh

December: The Christmas weekend has been dominated by Aamir Khan over the years. Stars like Akshay Kumar (Tees Maar Khan), Shahrukh Khan (Don 2) and Salman Khan (Dabangg 2) have tried their luck, but Aamir is in a league of his own in December. Unfortunately, he has no Christmas release this year. It will be Rohit Shetty who teams up with Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon. The last time SRK and Rohit did a film together, they delivered the biggest grosser of all time. Will history repeat itself? The target last time around was the 4 year old record of 3 Idiots. But Aamir and Hirani have set the benchmark way higher this time. Plus, Sanjay Leela Bhansali will be releasing Bajirao Mastani during Christmas.

  • PK (340 cr) – Aamir Khan
  • Dhoom 3 (285 cr) – Aamir Khan
  • 3 Idiots (202 cr) – Aamir Khan

Final Analysis

  • Jan – Hrithik Roshan
  • Feb – Ranveer and Arjun
  • Mar – Saif Ali Khan
  • Apr – Akshay Kumar
  • May – Ranbir Kapoor
  • Jun – Akshay Kumar
  • Jul – Salman Khan
  • Aug – Shahrukh Khan
  • Sep – Salman Khan
  • Oct – Shahrukh Khan
  • Nov – Hrithik Roshan
  • Dec – Aamir Khan

Salman, SRK, Akshay and Hrithik have two highest grossers of the month. Ranbir, Aamir, Ranveer, Arjun and Saif have one each.

Article idea and Credit: Saksham Duggal

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57 Comments

  • @indicine u got to answer me this.? Why do u keep on humiliating yourself as well as the Credibility of ur website by saying Krissh 3 as 244 crore while whole world knows it never crossed 180 crore.. Its just so shameful for a star like Hrithik Roshan to fudge the collections so much..

  • Just can’t wait for PRDP,SIB , DILWALE

    Also waiting for
    Prdp
    sultan
    dungal
    raees
    Azhar Biopic
    airlfit
    mohen jo daro

  • In upcoming months we will get new topper for November with PRDP(280crs+).

    September,October & December will remain unchanged.

    From January 2016-

    Airlift may challenge January.

    April will get new topper with Fan.

    Its hard to beat May as YJHD set huge target & no big films release.

    In July Sultan will challenge BB.

    August also has chances of getting new as one as probably Raees will release on 15August.

    December will have new after Dangal.

  • Also waiting for Tigers directed by danis tanovic.. It will release in india soon…

    Emraan hashmi will win Oscar 2017..

  • Be ready guys King is comming this DECEMBER to break Aamir’s all previous records. ONLY SRK RULESSS……

  • If PRDP crosses Krissh 3’s 244 then Salman will be the only actor with 3 highest grossers of the month :D

  • Biggest rivalries on Indicine :

    5. sss vs Tiger–the real king
    4. iamAKN vs Legend Aamir Khan
    3. The Phenom vs hrithik
    2. Babaji ka thullu vs Navin
    and …
    1. ARJUN YOUNGISTAAN FAN vs EVERYONE !!!
    Thanks .

  • Imagine SRK in bajrangi bhaijaan. Filmfare bhi jeet jata. PK ka WW gross bhi cross ho jata… lekin salman tha usme to bas babaji ka thullu

  • August will belong to Hrithik after MOHENJO DARO

    despite not being release in most saved zone (dates) E.D.X (Eid.Deepawali.Xmas) holidays , MOHENJO DARO will be the 1st 400 plus crores because over all Hrithik the fearless actor of Hindu cinema film who doesn’t need E.D.X holidays for giving hits n because he isn’t like khans who need E.D.X to save their respective careers from flops !

  • So its a tie for 1st position ,but surely the winner is salman khan as he also has more no. 2nd highest grosser film of the month.

  • All the top 5 actors have delivered at least 2 top grosser of the month except for Aamir Khan. Apart from fanaa,not a single film featuring Aamir khan is in top 3 grosser of a month except for december

  • @Rohit:
    I am aware of them. I want a full fledged article covering all the decades since 1940.

  • Safe to say that November will belong to bhai after PRDPs 300cr storm but luckily Christmas will not fall prey to koyla queen. Aamir is the only Khan apt for Christmas time- full of joy unlike our Scrooge aka Sarkar…!

  • Srk’s upcomming tops in every month
    Dilwale- dec 18
    Fan- april 15
    Raees- july 3
    Gauri Shinde’s next- dec 23

  • @ Romance Dilwale Fan
    3 Idiots was the biggest hit in terms of collection
    Gadar was the biggest hit in terms of footfall
    And you dont worry since none of them features SRK

  • 1st Rank : SK – 2, SRK- 2, AK- 1, Akshay- 2, HR-2
    2nd Rank : SK – 4, SRK – 1, AK- 1, Akshay- 0, HR-1
    3rd Rank : SK – 1 , SRK- 1, AK- 1, Akshay- 3,HR- 0
    So Final Rankings ==>>
    1st: Salman Khan (Dominator/King)
    2nd: SRK (consistent/Baadshah)
    3rd: Akshay kumar (Challenger/Khiladi)
    4th: Aamir (All rounder/Perfectionist)
    5th: Hrithik (Contender/ Super Hero)

    Fare Enough @indicine ?

  • @Romance, loooool, keep dreaming, and you can keep on dreaming as follows, if srk in these movies

    BB – 500 cr
    PK – 600 cr
    Dhoom 3 – 700 cr
    Bombay Velvet – 100000000000 cr

    lol……

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