Note: This article was originally published on 9th June after the release of Housefull 3. 

The opening day collections have become a big deal, of late. Earlier, the talk would revolve around the weekend collections or total collections of a film. The same is the case with the holiday releases like Eid, Diwali and Christmas.

The fight for the holiday weekend is going to get uglier. Films like Happy New Year, Singham Returns and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo had record breaking opening despite receiving a mixed response. Nowadays actors tend to book the holiday period one or two years in advance. They also prefer to work on one project at a time.

While the competition is largely between the three Khans – Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan and Aamir Khan – we cannot ignore Akshay Kumar. While the Khans have one movie a year, their fans go throng to the theatres in bulk to see them. But Akshay’s collections get divided because of his multiple releases. Getting the audiences to the theatres three or four times in a year is not an easy feat. If an actor has four releases, it makes a bit of difference on the collections of the first day, but if you look at the yearly total, it does prove profitable for the producers.

Akshay Kumar is the only actor to deliver three 100 crores grosser on non-holiday (Housefull 2, Rowdy Rathore and Holiday). Housefull 3 is expected to join the list soon. Only Ajay Devgn and Ranbir Kapoor have crossed 100 crore two times on non-holiday. Actors like SRK, Aamir, Hrithik etc have yet to achieve this feat. It is not an as easy task as it seems. Recently Shahrukh Khan’s Fan failed to cross 100 crores released on non-holiday. Akshay Kumar also gets the highest collections every year most of the time because he has at least three releases every year.

The best thing about Akshay is his consistency. He tends to do 3-4 films every year of different genres having a different look. Last year he had four releases Baby (Thriller), Gabbar Is Back (Action), Brothers (Sports) and Singh Is Bling (Comedy). Sometimes he has to shoot for 2 films simultaneously and promote the third. He does not care about holidays and release his films whenever he wants.

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Akshay also brings a good mullah for single screens distributors and exhibitor through his multiple releases every year. Akki’s last film that did not cross 70 crore mark was Boss released in 2013. So most of his films tend to fall in the hit to average category.

It is also a shame that Akshay does not get his due in the media. He has been ignored at award functions despite giving splendid performances in Special 26, Baby or Holiday. But guess what? Akki does not give a damn about that. He seems to be happy with the love he receives from his fans.

Long Live the Hit Machine of Bollywood.

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  1. Thanks Bollywood arena to write this wonderful article on most underrated Actor but one of the best actor ever

  2. I m an SRK fan & honestly i would say I love Akshay Kumar n i hv a lot of respect for him.He has never been someone looking for Holiday releases.He believes in content of the film.If film is good it will do well no matter what time it comes out.
    He has tried different things sometimes he fails sometimes he succeeds.
    All the Akkians it’s time to celebrate for u.All d best for Rustom also.I wish it also does well at BO.

  3. Akkie is most versatile actor…..

    he done everything action to comdey…
    Action mean pure action…. not like main hoon na type action
    Comedy mean hera pheri… not like judwa type

    Amir ajay n hritik can do

    but sorry for srk or salman salman(specially in comedy)

  4. Quntitity & Quality = Akshay Kumar

    Most Versatile Actor Of Bollywood….
    Most Underrated Actor of Bollywood….
    Most Kind Hearted Person of the World….

    I can’t express my love for Akshay Kumar at Here.

    Thanks @Bollywood arena

  5. feels so good to see this article. Thanks a lot, means a lot to us. Akki sir really he is the real king of bollywood.we love akki sir, we love you. You are just amazing actor+person.

  6. @Bollywood arena how can I e an regular commenter of this.
    coz I don’t want to write my username and email address every time.
    please reply me as soon as u can.

  7. A big bigger and biggest thanks to Bollyarena for this article on Akki. He really deserves more attention from media awards but not given. Howver, its public who has given and giving his best derserving fan following and respect as a versatile actor.

    Thanks once again Bollyarena.

  8. How baised r u bollyarena team….i”ll never visit your site. I use to visit yr site 100 times in a day….i earliar said that u r baised abt akki….keep promotin akki movies and make his fan happy.

  9. @bollyarena
    He got Holiday period BUT he was Unable to transform that into big figures. There are many examples recently Singh is Bling,Brothers etc. if Khan’s esp Salman followed by Srk get this period their ROI is way better than Akshay even with extremly mix WoM examples are ETT,PRDP,HNY. Khan’s esp Salman followed by Srk have persona and Charisma to attract Crores of peoples inside 1st weekend which Kumar rarely do even in lifetime. Housefull 3 should have collected 150 cr plus multistarer and Kumar presence and big franchise ,In real terms HF3 is underperformer Likewise If SULTAN collects less than Kick it will be an Underperformer Becoz Salman commands unargueably the biggest Fan base. Likewise Jai Ho & Dilwale were Underperformers & Fan is a very big Flop in real terms.

  10. I watched him from 1991..but after Mohra I became the blind fan.. After khiladiyo ke khiladi.. He already written off from industry.. But sangarsh though it was flop.. He delivered his best till date.. And Janwar which was also nominated for Oscar.. Then bring back him again.. Then Hera feri Dhadkan.. Bhul Bhulaiya Khaki and Insaan best ever performed according to me may be most of my friend disagreed.. Bollyarena you took too long time to give him respect honoured.. But we the Akkian no matters for us what the sites written or not.. All @##!! Sites promoting others movie from their shooting…. But my Boss.. Always given the chance to us for cheering almost four times in a year.. So keep it up Mr. Tees Maar Khan.. With movies n also for social cause (no sites have time to write about it)… Proud to be a fan.. Love you Akshay.. Na Mai Amitabh na DILIP Kumar na kisi hero k bache.. Tum ho humare pyare Akshay akshay

  11. i totaly agree with u all guys.akki sir is versatile of all;in hf3 his expressions r mind blowing espetialy when he say”bay chay sandi ni sundi”hats off 4 u sir….waiting 4 ur next flick rustom…

  12. Thank You Bolly Arena ….
    My one of the comment is Turned into an Article ……
    I love every article on Akki .
    This one is SPECIAL..

  13. Agree. akki rocks. With mixed to positive reviews hf3 could cross 200 CR. Still it’s successful because of star power of akshay.

  14. I will be very much happy if akshay housefull3 will beat salman ready worldwide box office collection….
    and i am damn sure on this that akshay will achieve this feat tooo…..

  15. @bollywoodarena
    you guys did a lot of hardwork to provide each and every news as fast as possible but when you are engage in one thing then you forget to provide other news (housefull3 ke baare mein hi news de rhe ho baaki movies such as sairat and udta punjab se related news dusre site pe hai)…..
    all the best for your future and all the best

  16. Not a single movie of akshay has collected 100cr+ in 2015(out of all 4 movies released)
    but i think his all release of 2016(may be 4) will collect 100cr+ in domestic……

  17. box office arena u r 1 of d bst sites

    u wrote about is thing u tell people dat a if actor will gave ony 1 movi per year dose not mean they will great movie

    akkii is most wesetile actor in boollywood nd little bit underrated
    but i m d biggest fan of akki nd now ur box office arena ka bhi?????

    if u start watching any of akki movi even boss aur joker with d prformance of akki u will definatly nor getting bored

  18. I have only one word for akshay sir, He is the “Best”.
    I have watched almost all movies of akshay kumar and he gives his best in each and every film, see in this year “Airlift” and “Housefull 3”,What a variation in acting..both are totally different films.

    sanjay from “”

  19. Have flop 50, followed by 2-3 mediocre, not flop films – and has underrated? Akshay – flop – actor of all time …

  20. Congrats Akki for the achievement……

    But I don’t agree with the headline Bollyarena team, it right that he don’t release his movie in EDX but look at his latest release Rustom, it has 4 holidays (including Sunday and 2 partial holiday) in it’s 1st week, even more than this EID which had only 2 partial holiday and 1 Sunday in 1st week, how many more holiday he wants and look at the collection……I know Rustom is a small movie but it got good response from public…

    Anywise happy for Akki and hope he will continue it’s good run in Box Office…After Salman it’s Akki whose movie generate profit for Distributors (not as big as Salman movies)……But I think Robot 2 will be his 1st Big Grosser….


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