Films starring the big stars have completed the theatrical run this year.
The box office run of December 20 releases Hero and Thambi is also nearing the finish line.
We pick the top five heroes of this year purely based on the box office run of their films, budget invested in their current films and future films, pre-release business value and more such factors.
Thalapathy Vijay is undeniably this year’s #1 star. His magnum opus sports drama Bigil grossed nearly 300 crores globally. The film is also the number one grosser among all the Tamil films released this year in Tamil Nadu. The worldwide numbers also tell us that Bigil is the numero uno film of 2019.
The pre-release business of Vijay’s upcoming film with Lokesh Kanagaraj is almost done which tells us that his producers are super lucky as the interest rate will be considerably reduced.
Besides the strong Tamil market, Vijay also has a very good pull in Kerala, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh/Telangana. The actor’s overseas market is only next to the Big Daddy Rajinikanth! But this year, Bigil ranks above Petta in TN and the overall box office collections.
Vijay’s next release is a yet-untitled film with Kaithi director Lokesh Kanagaraj.
What he did: This year’s release Bigil grossed nearly 300 crores globally
Future Projects: Untitled film with Lokesh Kanagaraj
Tip: Lokesh’s project looks promising, we expect him to pick more content-driven films and move away from commercial cliches.