Dilwale will release this week and is the hottest Shahrukh Khan film pre release since Om Shanti Om. It is very rare that the near perfect Hindi commercial film comes together for that killer initial. The cast, the music, the scale and the treatment seems perfect obviously content remains to be seen and that can only be judged after release.
The last films that you would put in this bracket were Dhoom 3 and Kick, the initials they took were extraordinary with the number first day number coming out depending on external factors. Dilwale is coming on a non holiday and is pretty certain, the opening would have been highest or second highest to Dhoom 3 for a non holiday (the brand value of Dhoom 3 could have been deciding factor) but for the external factors
The external factor for Dhoom 3 was a non holiday, for Kick it was non holiday and Pre-Eid and for Dilwale it is non holiday and competition in the form of a big budget film releasing on the same day. Dhoom 3 collected an insane 32 crore nett on day one, Kick was 25 crore nett apprx which may not look a big number but to do it four days before is Eid is humongous.