As far as this year is concerned, it has been a disaster as nothing has worked except Sultan and to some extent Airlift and Rustom. A movie like Dear Zindagi in worldwide list at 9th just proves that. But Dangal will be right there at the top atleast in overseas with a good chance of topping all three.
In 2017, when Bollywood should be growing it is busy fighting within itself and further breaking down the hope for a comeback year. A clash of 2 of the top 5 stars for just 1 holiday is pointless especially when we have 52 weekends and barely 15 decent level movies(namely SRK - 2movies, Salman 2 movies, Kaabil, Akshay 3 movies inc. Robot 2, Ajay 1-2 movies, Baahubali 2, Padmavati, Half gf, 2-3 other big budget affairs or Hollywood biggies) are there which can get a 15cr+ openings. This leaves those 15 movies with more than 2 open weeks if they are spreaded well over the year and rest smaller movies can be placed in b/w them. But Bollywood is not united enough to do that. When SRK, who is one of the top 3 stars today and capable of giving a 30cr+ opening with the right movie is struggling for good release dates then there is something definitely wrong. It is partial mistake on his side too but still Raees case shows lack of unity too. Hope this all gets better soon else huge problems will arise soon.