‘World War Z’ number one film globally, Paramount very happy!




After all the troubles, fall outs, re-shoots, re-writes and budget issues, Paramount can now breathe again as their zombie epic, World War Z, has become the number one film around the world. Paramount announced the exciting news yesterday.

The stories of Marc Forster’s troubled production engulfed the film from the beginning, and before the films release everyone involved was nervous. Could the Brad Pitt starring and produced film become a success, would fans like it, and would it make back its massive $200 million budget? Well, so far two of those questions have been answered.

Fans have had mixed reviews for the film (read my thoughts here), but the majority of viewers have liked it, and currently it is showing an impressive 7.4% rating on IMDB. Those who liked the film REALLY liked it, and so it turns out that the troubled production did not need all that panic about whether the film would actually be any good, because it is good. Score one point for World War Z. Secondly, would the film be a success? Well, it is now the number one film globally, so I believe that question has been answered with a big fat yes!

Now, will the film actually make Paramount any money? Well, according to Deadline, it is has. They published the report stating that World War Z was listed as the number one film globally this weekend, and it has been generating some impressive figures. The film has done OK business in the US, but not great: in its second weekend the film took $29.8 million, bringing its US total to $123.7 million. However, outside of the US the film has been very successful. This weekend the film opened up in a number of different territories, and achieved a massive $70.1 million, which now brings its figures outside of the US to $135.3 million, making the films total global gross of $260 million in just ten days.

It has made its money back, but all eyes are now to see how much money it can actually make for Paramount, and with the film still to open in one-third of the international market including France, followed by Spain and Japan later this summer, Paramount are expecting the film which everyone believed would struggle, to actually be a success. In fact, it is already a success, and as we have reported before, Paramount are now all set to move forward with a sequel and hopefully deliver the trilogy that was planned all along.





The film is based on the novel written by Max Brooks, and the screenplay was written by Matthew Michael Carnahan and J. Michael Stracynski and the film stars Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale, Elyes Gabel and Julia Levy-Boeken. Brad Pitt’s own production company Plan B are involved in this epic tale of the greatest Zombie war the world has ever known.

World War Z, directed by Marc Forster, arrived in UK cinemas June 21st 2013.



The story is said to revolve around United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself. Enos plays Gerry’s wife Karen Lane; Kertesz is his comrade in arms, Segen. The plot is a bit interesting because the Max Brooks best-selling novel World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War which the movie is based on, dealt with the aftermath of the zombie apocalypse. Hopefully this approach will work for the film.


About Matt Wavish 10001 Articles
A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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