Ever since the phenomenon of 100 crore club arrived in Bollywood with Aamir Khan’s Ghajini, there have been 45 films that have managed to go past this milestone. The actors who have the maximum centuries between them are the usual suspects – The three Khans, Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgn. Now Rustom has entered the league as well and with that, Akshay Kumar has moved one spot up in terms of the maximum 100 crore successes under an actor’s belt.
Rustom enjoyed a good second weekend at the Box Office with 17 crore* more coming in. With this, the film’s total stands at 108 crore*. While this has resulted in Akshay Kumar registering his sixth century, it is also remarkable for the fact that he now has one more than Ajay Devgn to his name.
The Shivaay actor currently has five 100 crore films [Singham Returns, Golmaal 3, Son of Sardaar, Bol Bachchan, Singham] whereas Akshay has six now [Housefull 2, Rowdy Rathore, Holiday, Airlift, Housefull 3, Rustom].
In fact Akshay Kumar is now tied with Shahrukh Khan who also has six centuries [Ra. One, Don 2, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Chennai Express, Happy New Year, Dilwale]. As for Salman Khan, he leads from the top with 10 centuries to his name and that could well continue as in the near future, one doesn’t see him making a film which doesn’t manage this feat.
Meanwhile, Ajay Devgn is set to catch up with Akshay Kumar and Shahrukh Khan for the joint second spot all over again, what with Shivaay as his next release. That would close 2016 with each of the three actors enjoying six 100 crore films each to their name.
*Final numbers awaited
Note: All collections as per production and distribution sources
Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder