‘World War Z’ becomes Brad Pitt’s most successful film internationally

Thursday, August 15th, 2013. Filed under: Film Hollywood Stars
With "World War Z," Brad Pitt has achieved a new personal record for success at the global box office. US actor Brad Pitt gestures prior to the opening ceremony of the 35th Moscow Film Festival at Rossiya theatre in Moscow on June 20, 2013. ©AFP PHOTO/KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV

With “World War Z,” Brad Pitt has achieved a new personal record for success at the global box office.
US actor Brad Pitt gestures prior to the opening ceremony of the 35th Moscow Film Festival at Rossiya theatre in Moscow on June 20, 2013.
©AFP PHOTO/KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV

(Relaxnews) – For the first time in history, a film with Brad Pitt has brought in $500 million in global revenues, Paramount Pictures has announced.

The combination of Brad Pitt and zombies proved to be a highly attractive one to moviegoers around the world this summer, leading to global revenues of $502.6 million for “World War Z” since its release in the US on June 21.

The star reached a new milestone with this apocalyptic thriller, his first to cross the half-billion-dollar mark. With around 40 film credits to his name, the actor has come close to this exploit in the past, particularly through his 2004 performance as Achilles in “Troy.” The epic film brought in $497.4 million before the end of its theater run. “World War Z” also proved more lucrative than “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” ($478.2 million) and “Ocean’s Eleven” ($450.7 million).

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