Housefull 4 box office collection prediction: Akshay Kumar set to beat Rajesh Khanna's record of 17 consecutive hits
Housefull 4 box office collection prediction: Interestingly, Akshay Kumar who is Rajesh Khanna's son-in-law, has already matched the record with the outstanding performance of Mission Mangal which was actor's 17th consecutive hit.
Housefull 4 box office collection prediction: Akshay Kumar is at the peak of his career, generating box office hit after hit, while drawing praise from critics as well. The actor is set to return to the big screen this Friday with the release of Housefull 4 that also stars Riteish Deshmukh, Kriti Sanon, Bobby Deol and Chunky Pandey, among others. If the strong buzz around the film is anything to go by, he is set to beat Rajesh Khanna's record of 17 consecutive box office hits that has remained untouched for almost 47 years.
While many actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan have dominated the ticket windows from 1980s to now, no one has come close to match Kaka's feat. Between 1960 and 1980, Rajesh Khanna, the first superstar to emerge from Indian film industry had delivered back-to-back 17 successes. These included - Aradhana, Ittefaq, Doli, Bandhan, Do Raaste, The Train, Sachaa Jhutha, Safar, kati Patang, Aan Milo Sajna, Anand, Maryada, Haathi Mera Saathi, Amar Prem, Andaz, Dushman and Apna Desh.
Interestingly, Akshay Kumar who is Rajesh Khanna's son-in-law, has already matched the record with the outstanding performance of Mission Mangal which was actor's 17th consecutive hit. Akshay Kumar’s hits include- Holiday, Entertainment, The Shaukeens, Baby, Gabbar Is Back, Brothers, Singh Is Bliing, Airlift, Housefull 3, Rustom, Jolly LLB 2, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Padman, Gold, 2.0, Kesari and Mission Mangal.
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The actor is expected to take the box office by storm this Diwali with the release of Housefull 4. The is even expected to challenge War as the most successful movie of 2019. However, Film trade analyst and critic Sumit Kadel has confirmed that the film has had poor advance bookings till now. He expects it to pick up leading up to Diwali. "Advance booking of #Housefull4 is poor till now, expecting advance sale to escalate from tomorrow (Wednesday), full fledge shows allocation yet to begin at plexes," Kadel tweeted.
The only other actor who is close to achieving the feat is Salman Khan. He has delivered 14 box office hits till now including Dabangg, Ready, Bodyguard, Ek Tha Tiger, Dabangg 2, Jai Ho, Kick, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, Sultan, Tubelight, Tiger Zinda Hai, Race 3 and Bharat. With Dabangg 3 and Radhe set to release over the next eight months, the actor should take his tally to 16.
Meanwhile, there is a chance that Akshay might take his streak past 20 with Good News and Sooryavanshi appearing to be sure shot hits.