June 22, 2013 – Brad Pitt’s “WORLD WAR Z” surpassed the star’s “MR. & MRS. SMITH” (which opened at $50.3 million) to deliver the biggest opening of his career earning north of $60 million at the domestic box office.
“WORLD WAR Z’s” stellar debut at approximately 3607 locations, from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions, in association with Hemisphere Media Capital and GK Films, is estimated to have earned $25 million on Friday.
The film earned a terrific B+ Cinema Score from moviegoers, indicated strong word of the mouth for the movie as it plays across the country this weekend and throughout the summer.
“WORLD WAR Z” is directed by Marc Forster from a screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan and Drew Goddard & Damon Lindelof, and a screen story by Matthew Michael Carnahan and J. Michael Straczynski. Based on the novel by Max Brooks. Produced by Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Ian Bryce.