Zero crossed the 100 crore mark worldwide in three days and was the sixth best worldwide opener of 2018 but that is below the mark. The collections are below the mark in India and Overseas. It released before the holiday period and genre is not front loaded so 200 crore was probably out of reach but it should have done 175 crore and then have the reports to take advantage of the holiday period.
Sanju is the only film to go over 200 crore worldwide in the first weekend and even that was also non holiday and the genre was also not front loaded but that film had strong momentum pre release with a huge advance and even a couple of songs worked which does not happen with Rajkumar Hirani films. The other films ahead of Zero are Race 3, Thugs Of Hindostan, Padmaavat and Baaghi 2. These six are the only films to go above 100 crore in the first weekend.
The top ten openings worldwide in 2018 are as follows.
1. Sanju - 203.57 crore
2. Race 3 - 181.79 crore
3. Thugs Of Hindostan - 166.54 crore
4.. Padmaavat - 163.31 crore
5. Baaghi 2 - 115.54 crore
6. Zero - 105 crore apprx
7. 2.0 (Hindi) - 94.87 crore
8. Pad Man - 64.75 crore
9. Gold - 63.42 crore
10. Veere Di Wedding - 62.83 crore