The year 2022 was a disaster for the Hindi film industry. With only a few films performing well at the box office. Even in this lean box office period, there were a few actors who impressed with their staggering box office pull. Now that things are slowly returning to normal, we expect 2023 to outdo 2022 in a big way. Kartik Aaryan was the year’s biggest gainer, guiding Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 to a staggering box office total with no flop films to his name. Ranbir Kapoor, Ajay Devgn, and Anupam Kher had a successful box office year. Each of them had a big hit, but one or more of their films either bombed or did not perform well.
Ajay Devgn topped the 2022 list
His three lead films contributing more than Rs 300 nett. Drishyam 2 contributed the most, with 235 crore, while Thank God and Runway 34 contributed over 70 crore. He also played pivotal roles in the year’s two most successful films, RRR and Gangubai Kathiawadi. If the earnings from these two films are added together. The actor’s total nett earnings in Hindi exceed Rs. 700 crore. Surprisingly, with the release of Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior, Devgn was also the top actor in 2020.
Anupam Kher starred in the year’s biggest hit
The Kashmir Files, and was also in Uunchai, a critically acclaimed and commercially successful film. Both films’ total nett collections are around Rs. 280 crore. Not only that, but the actor played a key role in Karthikeya 2, the sequel to Tollywood’s mythological drama film, which shocked the trade with Hindi collections exceeding Rs 30 crore nett.
Akshay Kumar had a forgettable year with all four of his films bombing at the box office.
The total nett collections of his four lead films, Bachchhan Paandey, Samrat Prithviraj, Raksha Bandhan, and Ram Setu, total around Rs. 235 crore. These figures cannot be ignored, as they place Akshay Kumar fourth on the list of highest-grossing actors in 2022.
Kartik Aaryan had one major theatrical release in the form of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2.
The film grossed more than Rs 180 crore and was the fourth highest Hindi grosser of the year, trailing only The Kashmir Files, Drishyam 2 and Brahmastra. The actor has a big 2023 with major solo releases, and if they do well, he will be among the crop of today’s biggest stars.