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Brad Pitt's 'World War Z' tops $500 million, becomes his most successful movie ever

No, really, what happened to Brad Pitt? He looks like someone ran him over.

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No, really, what happened to Brad Pitt? He looks like someone ran him over.

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August

Brad Pitt is looking really gross these days, and not just because he's got that ridiculous ponytail and the wardrobe of a 25-year-old. His movie World War Z just surpassed $500 million worldwide, marking his personal best in box office receipts. You mean it made more than Killing Them Softly?

Besides coming in with more cash than Troy, which ended up with $497.3 million, Paramount says the zombie flick's $66 million opening weekend and $197.4 million U.S. gross both are Pitt records. Deadline Hollywood says Mr. & Mrs. Smith previously had a $50.3 million opening weekend and a $186.3 million domestic take. Thanks a lot, 3D ticket prices!

Consider for a moment that World War Z was hobbled by a reported $220 million budget, multiple reshoots and the need for a completely rewritten third act and this is a pretty big win. Now the big question is, will he produce and star in a sequel. We can hear author Max Brooks rolling his eyes from here.

[Last modified: Monday, August 12, 2013 3:56pm]

    

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