Akshay Kumar: A film less than 100 crore is declared flop

November 5, 2012 03:07:15 PM IST
By Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial

Akshay Kumar is on a roll. 2012 has turned out to be a fantabulous year for him with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ROWDY RATHORE by Prabhudheva emerging as a huge grosser, Sajid Nadiadwala’s HOUSEFULL 2 with Sajid Khan bringing him into the 100 crore club and his own production OMG OH MY GOD! directed by Umesh Shukla crossing this landmark in terms of worldwide collections. With three of his films scoring a century each and that too in a matter of six months, he can well be expected to be elated.


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”Trust me, one can’t feel elated for too long,” smiles Akshay, ”You couldn’t imagine how quickly it will be before even these records will be broken. Times are rapidly changing.

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75 Comments

  1. Rockyy
    Rockyy
    November 5, 2012 at 7:51 PM

    Actor with just 1 solo Blockbuster ( 4get Atbb) is not a Superstar..

    1. khiladi
      khiladi
      November 5, 2012 at 8:41 PM

      An actor struggling to cross 4year old film collections at BO cannot be called even a star.

    2. khiladi
      khiladi
      November 5, 2012 at 8:43 PM

      4years ke ek film ke BO collections nahi tod paya aur khud ko king khan kehta hai lol king khan

  2. Tashan
    Tashan
    November 5, 2012 at 8:22 PM

    ”’ then whos a superstar???

    the so called king khan who hasnt had a solid hitin last 5 years and even that rnbdj was a mystery sort of hit and many even call it a manipulated hit where yrf gave and showed fake numbers to the trade.

    or the star who promoted his last two films for an years and was dancing at every channel to get publicity for his dream projects, is a superstar??? and still cudnt get a clean big hit

    and tell me were dewana.karan arjun.oso,main hn na., mohabtein, k3g etc solo films and hits????

    saale baat karte hain khanatics

    khud ke favs ki multistarrer bhi solo aur dusre ki solo main rajpal ya ritesh ho tau wo multistarrer lol

    and superstar kaun hai we know

    ur so called superstar can not even touch akshay kumar now dekhtay jaoo.

    wrinkle khan aik hit dega. aur akshay 4 tau bolo superstar kaun?????

  3. ranjit
    ranjit
    November 5, 2012 at 8:50 PM

    lol Khilad Returns In & As Tashan :P

    how are you tashan bro?…… ajkal fb me bhi baat nahi karte…..
    itni jaldi bhool gaye …

  4. Tashan
    Tashan
    November 5, 2012 at 8:58 PM

    @ranjit lol am fine n u ? and no yaar bhula nahe, just a lil bit busy these days.

  5. Aditya007
    Aditya007
    November 5, 2012 at 8:59 PM

    Yeah Tashan bro : Even after RNBDJ all fims were theatrically flop & Underperformers!lol at King Khan!

  6. ranjit
    ranjit
    November 5, 2012 at 9:03 PM

    hmm ……. mai toh as usual bindass :)………..aap twitter pe ho?

  7. ranjit
    ranjit
    November 5, 2012 at 9:10 PM

    aare yaar baksh do king khan ko………..
    neglcet them and concentrate on khiladi kumar :)
    i heard there is a very much similarity in stories of K786 and S26…..

    it suggests me k786 has a good story……. what do you say?

  8. Tashan
    Tashan
    November 5, 2012 at 9:13 PM

    @ranjit no dnt have a personal acc on twitter…@aditaya haha but haters gonna hate…

  9. ranjit
    ranjit
    November 5, 2012 at 9:15 PM

    A big question trailer kab niklega k786 ka/?
    i heard s26 ka trailer diwali me niklega …….is it true?
    Special Remix video of LONELY song kab niklega?
    hooka bar ka video is coming on 12th……

  10. Rockyy
    Rockyy
    November 5, 2012 at 9:25 PM

    Actor whose movies become hit because of paresh rawal n bb because of nana patekar is not a superstar..

  11. diva
    diva
    November 5, 2012 at 9:29 PM

    lol on akshay fanatics comparing SRK to akshay.

    SRK who gave his first ATBB in year 1995 cannot be compared to actor who gave his first solo BB after20 years in year 2012 .LOL.

  12. diva
    diva
    November 5, 2012 at 9:32 PM

    Rocky, besides Zero ATBB and first solo blockbuster in 2012 he also has ZERO highest grosser of single year. and Lol they are comparing him to SRK

  13. Rockyy
    Rockyy
    November 5, 2012 at 9:33 PM

    Lol ‘Rnbdj a manipulated hit ‘
    ‘showed fake numbers to trade’…
    Ye janab ko sab maloom hai..

  14. diva
    diva
    November 5, 2012 at 9:35 PM

    Forget comparing akshay to SRK even Emraan Hashmi has more solo and total blockbusters than Akshay. lol superstar

    1. Rockyy
      Rockyy
      November 5, 2012 at 9:45 PM

      Diva, did u knw rnbdj was a manipulated hit.. Yrf had shown fake numbers to trade..
      Aur ye baat exclusive pakistan se mili hai..

  15. ranjit
    ranjit
    November 5, 2012 at 9:39 PM

    aa gaye apne shit nikalne….. yaar ghar me bathroom bhi nahi hai kya ki ng pe hi saare kaam karte ho :P…… back off srkians………y do u always starts fight?

    1. Rockyy
      Rockyy
      November 5, 2012 at 9:51 PM

      Jab akshay fan ‘khiladi’ srk ki post mein shit nikalta hai tab kaha rehte ho tum??

      1. ranjit
        ranjit
        November 5, 2012 at 10:25 PM

        but be sensible khiladi toh music ke bare me bol raha tha but look at ur comment
        “Actor with just 1 solo Blockbuster ( 4get Atbb) is not a Superstar..”

        do you really think that Akki is not a superstar?if yes then i have nothing to say you………

        and with your these comment fight has started…….

        1. Khan.1
          Khan.1
          November 6, 2012 at 11:04 AM

          Yeahh i think akshay is not a superstar. If akshay is superstar than sunny leone is mega star

  16. diva
    diva
    November 5, 2012 at 9:39 PM

    Even one time superstars like Sunny deol and govinda had Given ATBB and more than one Highest grossers in their prime. but akshay who has even given first solo blockbusters in this year 2012. still has not able to give Highest grosser (forget ATBB no chance)

  17. diva
    diva
    November 5, 2012 at 9:43 PM

    Another actor having exact similar record same as akshay is Ajay devgn

    One solo blockbuster two total blockbuster

    Zero ATBB

    Zero highest grosser

    Infact ajay devgn had given his first solo blockbuster before akshay kumar which was singham.

  18. diva
    diva
    November 5, 2012 at 9:48 PM

    Thanks to south remakes both actors ajay devgn and akshay kumar were able to give their first SOLO BLOCCKBUSTER of their whole careers.

    And akshay fans to compare akshay to SRK LOL their is ablsolutely no comparison of akshay with SRK.

  19. ranjit
    ranjit
    November 5, 2012 at 9:48 PM

    ATBB chance nahi hai to nahi hi sahi……tumhara kya jata hai…….. back off srkians ……..
    jo beet gaya wo bhool jao………. jo raha hai wahi dekho……. aur tum sarak chap admi akki ko star mano chahe na mano….. we dont care.kyo faltu ka apna energy and time kharcha kar rahe ho…….

  20. diva
    diva
    November 5, 2012 at 9:53 PM

    Thanks to south remakes both actors ajay devgn and akshay kumar were able to finally give their first SOLO BLOCCKBUSTER of their whole careers.

    And akshay fans to compare akshay to SRK LOL their is ablsolutely no comparison of akshay with SRK.

  21. FS
    FS
    November 5, 2012 at 9:54 PM

    How can one criticize the epitome of homosexuality? Archetypes of High falutin chichi? Please make way n shower him with eunuch’s salutations…..

  22. Aditya007
    Aditya007
    November 5, 2012 at 10:06 PM

    ha ha right akshay with No compare Srk, Because he has No achivement ,which’ve Akki- 4single hit in 3 times in carreer ! manupulated Name of King Khan !
    And about Ab srk kavi ekk blockbuster bhi nahi de payega ,forget ATBB ,And Akki ready with another blockbuster K786. Aur next year Highest grosser bhi ho jayegi i.e OUTIAM2 & BoSs.
    Akki have recard Non holiday opening & highest Grossing movie. While srk didn’t cross even 4year back Ghajini. Ha ha srk suckksss

    1. FS
      FS
      November 5, 2012 at 10:22 PM

      You talk abt 4 hits in a row but can khiladi surpass four homosexual acts in front of live audience?

  23. javeed
    javeed
    November 5, 2012 at 10:23 PM

    First let Akki act in some film then compare him with othere..Akki is competition to Paresh Rawl,Govinda,etc and not to any big star.

  24. The vikram Rathore
    The vikram Rathore
    November 5, 2012 at 10:41 PM

    haha hatrezz to haterzz h jalne do jalte h to vadya hdiwaali pe roshni milegi inke jalne se ….kingkong ki baat mat karo ….flop pe flop pe flop …..no big opening that too relesing his film wid over screens .n big holidays ////….fir bhi fusss ….btw srk fans ki statments dekho flop after flops …before relese mnik gonna make 200 cr ,braaone make 300 cr dog2 make 400 cr jthj make 500 cr
    etc etc ..after fuss kitna bhi akre its beyond any record srk was awsome mvi was awsome out of this world ….masterpiece ..

    etc etc …..

    even gng by jthj buzz most srk fans strt making statments lyk jthj is beyond anything numbers r for masala films jthj is awsome film srk is awsome ..blah blah

    1. Khan.1
      Khan.1
      November 6, 2012 at 11:10 AM

      Lol Ra.one collected more than 20cr which was the lifetime collection of joker.
      After giving a string of 12 DISASTERS akki is finally getting some decent numbers which KING KHAN is doing in his worst phase.

  25. Kumar3798
    Kumar3798
    November 5, 2012 at 11:46 PM

    Srk Is a Forgettable Name ,Even YRF knows it thats why They Signed d Agreement with Distributors At the time of ETT saying “U will get ETT only if U will Screen srk’s Next i.e. JTHJ on Diwali ” Jab Khud Makers Confident hai ki Srk cant Even Withstand Ajay Devgan’s SOS then Akshay ki to Baat chodd hi do .

  26. danish
    danish
    November 5, 2012 at 11:54 PM

    by no stretch of imagination can akshay be called a superstar. he doesnt have a single film that became the rage of its time. superstars do that. srk, has done that at least thrice. salman many times. s also amitah and dilip kumar. for a few years even rajesh khanna and shammi kapoor were superstars (Junglee was a rage) dev anand was a rage to at times but infrequently.

    but akshay has never had a film thats been a rage of its tmes, biggest hit of the year or an atbb forget the biggest hit f the decade.

    NO WAY CAN AKSHAY KUMAR BE CALLED A SUPERSTAR. AN ‘ALSO RAN, A STAR MAY BE BUT NOT A SUPERSTAR. HE WUD BE THE MALE EQUIVALENT OF SAY A RENA ROY FROM THE SEVENTIES, AND AN EQUIVALENT OF JOY MUKHERJI OF THE 60. THEY WERE STARS BUT NOT SUPERSTARS.

  27. Kumar3798
    Kumar3798
    November 5, 2012 at 11:57 PM

    Srk Brings only One Film a Year nd That makes it Smhow Noticable for which his Fans wait Badly yet it hardly makes 107cr ,See Akshay Who gives 4 films nd Crosses around (136+113+26+83+120crk786) =478cr nett All India In a Year 2012 The Real Superstar inspite of Regular Appearances Throughout the Year .So Srkians Dont make fool out of Yourselves nd Concentrate on JTHJ instead of Khiladi786 or else SOS will Thrash You

  28. Being Heman
    Being Heman
    November 6, 2012 at 12:01 AM

    unnecessary discussn…akki nd srk both are superstars…i can say one thing for sure that if akki takes his career seriously then he can easily be on the top…
    dont compare them…they both are legends… no one can match up to them, as frm nothing they have got all these success… both are inspiration… stop comparing…

  29. danish
    danish
    November 6, 2012 at 12:18 AM

    @being animal – no way is akshay a superstar. all ten actors in top 10 can never be a superstar. only one, maximum 2 can be. in teh 50s it was dilip kumar and deva anand (raj kapoor was a superstar director not superstar actor) in the 60s it was dilip/rajendra kumar/shammi kapoor (all three were not hit throughout, dilip lost some ground n later 60s. in the 70s it was amitabh and rajeshkhanna/dharmendar at no 2 for different parts of teh decade. in the 80s there was no superstar and for the last 25 years there have been salman and sharukh.

    akshay is just a star!

  30. Phantom
    Phantom
    November 6, 2012 at 12:24 AM

    A tier-3 star is someone who has same number of blockbusters as shreyas talpade and arjun rampal

  31. Aditya007
    Aditya007
    November 6, 2012 at 12:31 AM

    salman Is Just Artist !!

  32. Action
    Action
    November 6, 2012 at 12:34 AM

    Akshay is not a Superstar bcos he is a mini industry.
    Akshay ka achcha time to 2012 se shuru hua he agle 5 saal me Akki bahut saare succesful movie dega jo SRK sirf dekhta hi reh jayega.
    2010-19 decade main Akki SRK se bahut aage nikal jaayega.
    P.S. I dont hate SRK but I am a big fan of SRK faltu fan:D

  33. sahildiksha
    sahildiksha
    November 6, 2012 at 2:07 AM

    Nothing to say more than two words. “HAIL AKSHAY”

  34. danish
    danish
    November 6, 2012 at 2:42 AM

    but by no definition can akshay be called a superstar.

    wikipedia says its a celebrity with wide and popular appeal. by that definition even shreyas talpade is a superstar.

    online dictionary.com says one who is extremely popular. by that definition only salman, amitabh and dilip kumar can be called superstars.

    merriam webster brings in the additional ‘high salary’ anagle. now what is high salary? 25 cr of akshay sounds rather high but not wen compared to salman khan rejecting 100 cr offer from taurani. since we all know everything is relative, 25 cr doesnt qualify today as high salary of a superstar. anything above 75 cr will make any one a superstar after salman has rejected a 100 cr offer.

    disctionary.com talks of exceptional talent so akshay is out anyways.

    by none of the above definitions akshay is a superstar. just another film star.

  35. rafee
    rafee
    November 6, 2012 at 3:40 AM

    akshay is definitely a top superstar of bollywood.

    from year 2007 he gave 4hits in that year.

    Then SIK in 2008.

    and now this year HF2 OMG as producer and small role

    and main Big blockbuster of the year Rowdy Rathore best entertaning movie of this year.

    And agree with Action above he is mini industry of bollywood.
    He does maximum films has given results in 2007 and 2012 which no other actor has 3-4 hits in single year.

  36. danish
    danish
    November 6, 2012 at 3:53 AM

    @rafee – akshay is a top star – not superstar. he has been in top 10 always (so is ajay and was sunil shetty) but as i said all 10 in top cant be superstars, only one or two can. akshay never went beyond no 4, that too for just one year in 2007 (2012 we are yet to see).

    and someone who gives 4 hits ina year and then 13 flops is called a fluke not a superstar. besides he has never had a film that was the rage of the year like bodyguard/oso/ghajini or rage of the decade like mpk/hahk. so no way can akshay be a superstar.

    he is a star, very successful may be though erratic. also there is a differnce in akshay’s erratic career and salman’s. in salman’s case footfall was never falling, only revenues were as he kept his focus on core indian audiences that were buying 10 times cheaper tickets in 2000s. and as we can see, the startegy has paid off in the long term. but akshay had upgraded his image to a multiplex star with films like namaste london, singh si king etc (just as he has gotten back his ss audiences with rr) and still gave flops like kambakht ishq, totally focussed on teh NRI. which simply means he lost out on footfall, unlike salman. the latter’s tere naam cud easily beat gadar and 3 idiots in footfall in the last decade, but all with 10 rs tickets.
    so akshay is, was and will remain (for the next 5 years) a star, not a superstar.

    as for calling him mini industry etc, i have no problems with that. but so was mithun in the 90s, kanti shah and TLV prasad.

    1. rafee
      rafee
      November 6, 2012 at 4:04 AM

      danish though your explanation is somewhat valid. But in year 2007 he entered a big league and gave tough competition and now this year RR is one of the biggest blockbusters of not only this year but also after Aamir and Salman films RR is biggest blockbuster. So he is a superstar. you can’t under estimate him. anyway lets agree to disagree.

  37. FS
    FS
    November 6, 2012 at 4:09 AM

    Aaj akshay ko superstar keh rahe hain, agle saal kahenge alshay superstar ban sakta tha, do saal baad kahenge akshay superstar material tha, 3 saal baad kahenge mein bhi kabhi alkshay ka fan huwa larta tha, 4 saal baad kahenge koi akshay kumar tha aur 5 saal baad kahenge kaun akshay?

  38. danish
    danish
    November 6, 2012 at 4:18 AM

    @rafee – nobody becomes a superstar on the basis of one year. by 2007 salman had had two atbbs and 6 biggest hits of the year. sharukh had had one atbb and 4 biggest hist of the year and aamir one atbb and two biggest hist of the year. the total number of films on teh top 5 page for all three khans wud be higher for as compared toa kshay. propotiantely speaking even hrithik wud be ahed of akshay in 2007 (if u just compared 7 years of both actors) the only one akshay clearly beat in 2007 was ajay devgan, who later faought back and came neck to neck again soon. however this year akshay seems to have acquired the edge again. yeshe had clearly beatn sunil shetty in early 2000s. till that time ajay-sunil-akshay were tied at no 4-5-6.

    in the last 4 years though sharukh has remained stagnant, aamir and salman haver taken huge leaps and its impossibel for akshay to catch up. even sharukh is ahead on the basis of over all rtecords. and so is hrithik in a proptionate comparison (12 years vs 12 years) if son of sardar works big time he may soon be tied up at 4-5-6, only with hrithik replacing sunil shetty this time.

    and i dont think even if all sharukh movies flop from now on (which is not possible), akshay cant be comapred to sharukh on the basis of past records (atbbs, bbs, biggest hist of teh year) in fact teh very fact that akshay doesntvhave a ddlj (nor likely to have) to his credit is enuff to keep him stuck at no4-5-6.

    but in t

  39. diva
    diva
    November 6, 2012 at 4:28 AM

    Exactly akshay can never be compared with shahrukh khan after so many years this is his record

    ATBB – Zero

    2 blockbusters First in 2007 welcome and second rowdy rathore FIRST solo blockbuster of whole career this year 2012.

    Highest grossers – zero

    Even someone like emran hashmi has better record as far as blockbusters are concerned

    And ajay devgn has exact similar record.

    So no comparison to SRK.

  40. diva
    diva
    November 6, 2012 at 4:31 AM

    On the post akshay is totally wrong to say that

    A film less than 100crores is declared a flop,

    Isn’t OMG which did less than 100crores declared a SUPERHIT?

    And there are so many other such films.

  41. danish
    danish
    November 6, 2012 at 4:50 AM

    @diva – akshay and his fans are into downright fraud. srk is a manipulator who manipulated the facts (of his success) to claim the king title but akshay fans just cook up facts. can u belive it that a fan called tashan has been quoting an unheard of ilm called jaanwar as a hit and a classic for two years in naachgaana. thats a typical akshay fan. he wud project hera peri as a hit, claim waqt was a hit and akshay’s only clean hit around that time mujhse shaadi karogi where he played a johny lever/mehmood type comedian is salman khan’s love story to be akshay’s hit.

    but wat can they do. their fave star frequently leaks false news of him signing films at an astronomical price, fake records (SIK ATBB in canada) and many more

    1. diva
      diva
      November 6, 2012 at 5:06 AM

      Danish i don’t want to go so much in detail about it. I have said what i had to. i would like to leave it to that.

  42. nitesh
    nitesh
    November 6, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    history of indian cinema the biggest super star has been one and only one amitabh bachchan. still he is a super star even in age of 70. last 40 years big b ruled over film industry.

    1950s – dev anand and dilip kumar both were big star but not a super star.

    1960s – shammi kapoor and rajendra kumar both were big star but not a super star.

    1970s – first superstar, rajesh khanna for 5 years .
    1970 t0 2012 – last and biggest superstar amitabh bachchan 1973 to 1992 one to ten and one man industry . all time greatest super star.
    1990s – after amitabh 1995 to 1999 srk has been big star.
    2000s- no super star but star like aamir, akshay ,ajay, salmaan has been big star for limited period of time.
    in true sence there are only two super stars amitabh for last four decades and rajesh khanna for 5 years. now there is no super star .

  43. TheRisingStar
    TheRisingStar
    November 6, 2012 at 3:33 PM

    PLEASE PAY ATTENTION: AKSHAY HATERS

    TOP ALL TIME

    1. Three Idiots (2009) – 202.57 crore
    2. Ek Tha Tiger (2012) – 186.18 crore
    3. Bodyguard (2011) – 140.95 crore
    4. Dabangg (2010) – 140.10 crore
    5. Rowdy Rathore (2012) – 134.45 crore
    6. Ready (2011) – 121.26 crores
    7. Agneepath (2012) – 120.53 crores
    8. Ra.One (2011) – 114.78 crores
    9. Ghajini (2008) – 114.67 crores
    10. Housefull 2 (2012) – 113.13 crores

    TOP TEN 2012

    1. Ek Tha Tiger – 187 crore
    2. Rowdy Rathore – 135 crore
    3. Agneepath – 121 crore
    4. Housefull 2 – 114 crore
    5. Barfi – 106 crore
    6. Bol Bachchan – 100 crore
    7. OMG Oh My God – 80 crore
    8. Cocktail – 75 crore
    9. Raaz 3 – 68 crore
    10. Kahaani – 59 crore

    Khiladi 786 and Dabangg2 may outdo jthj and talaash and top both the above charts to jthj and talaash.

  44. danish
    danish
    November 6, 2012 at 3:42 PM

    @nitesh – between 1947 and 196i dilip kumar gave 30 hits wthut a single faliure over 15 years and he was not a superstar but amitabh bachchan whose 11 years (1973-1983) reign was punctuated by numeros flops is the only superstar – some logic this!

    dilip kumar had 9 biggest hits of teh year in his career, bachchan just 5 (6 if u include suhaag whic was highest grosser but not biggest hit of 79) but bachchan was the only star, is it? i say bah to that.

    just becoz the print media had a huge growth and publications mushroomed in the seventies and 80s does not mean bachchan was the 1st superstar. k l sehgal was followed by dilip kumar, dev anand, rajendra kumar, shammi kapoor, rajesha khanna and then came amitabh who surpassed everyone else except dilip kumar.

    dev anand was a superstar in limited way and i have said that.

    rajebdra kumar and shammi kapoor were great rage – fashion rage like dev anand and had numerus genuime hits and can easily be called superstars – rajendra kumar in the later half of the 60s, shammi kapoor in the 1st half.

    snce 1980s bachchan ahs been giving numerus flops and disasters and has almost wiped ut his 11 years old reign with such dubious records as maximum disasters, maximum flops, biggest disasters each year etc. superstar for 40 years my foot!

    salman khan became a superstar with maine pyaar kiya in 1989, the biggest ever film for a newcomer, the biggest hit of teh decade and the 6th biggest hit of teh century. since then he has had huge atbbs, bbs, superhits and 9 times biggest hits f the year (at age 47 as opposed to dilip kumar who had nine biggest hits of teh year at age 64). soon he is going to be the biggest star ever in bollywood. in between for a decade with the rise of multiplexes his revenue had gone down a bit but not footfall. he remains the second longest lasting superstar of bollywood after dilip kumar (as his regin broke in between due to revenue factor)

    sharukh khan became a superstar with ddlj in 1995 and remianed one till so (2007) since then he has been faltering.

    on the basis of boxoffice records these are the genune superstars. as for media article and reports, shove them up ur – cupboard.

  45. danish
    danish
    November 6, 2012 at 3:47 PM

    @the rising star – ye list akshay ki tareef mein hai ya salman ki. top pe to wo nazar aa raha hai.

    also n the basis of just 2007 and 2012 akshay can never be a superstar.

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