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World War Z opens big at the boxoffice, focusing the studio's sights on a sequel.
No one could have ever imagined World War Z's box office success. The zombie thriller opened at $112 million wordwide, bringing in around $66 million domestically. And get this, according to Paramount, this was the largest domestic opening for an original live action film since Avatar. We originally heard that World War Z was going to be the tentpole of a new zombie franchise, but with all of the production issues on this first film, many were just hoping they could re-coop the $190 million bucks they spent on it. But now, thanks to its surprising success, Paramount's Vice Chairman Rob Moore told THR that the studio is now focusing their sights on the development of a sequel.
Belive it or not, this film was also a new milestone for Brad Pitt, as it was his biggest box office opening ever. His now second place box office hit was Mr. & Mrs. Smith which made about $50 million, followed by Troy which made around $46 million. The actor spoke to E!News about the possibility of a sequel, to which he said "we gotta see if this one works first. But there's ton of information to mine from the book, certainly."
Many fans were disappointed that the movie's plot completely veered away from the popular Max Brook novel it was based on, but perhaps a sequel will make some of the fans happy if the team brings in more elements from the actual book. So, did any of you all hit the theaters to see World War Z? And what do you think about a sequel or even a threesquel? Leave us your thoughts below, and make sure you head on over to our official ClevverMovies Facebook page, and connect with us there as well. Thank you all so much for watching, until the next video, Im Erin White. See ya soon.