The official release from Paramount:
HOLLYWOOD, CA -- Brad Pitt's "WORLD WAR Z" has now earned over $500 million at worldwide box office, making it the actor's highest grossing worldwide release, surpassing the star's "TROY" which grossed $497.3 million globally.
After setting a personal best with a $66 million opening on June 21, "WORLD WAR Z" has gone on to total $197.4 million in the U.S. The film delivered Pitt's highest grossing domestic release of all time (besting "MR. & MRS. SMITH's" total domestic gross of $186.3 million), and the biggest opening weekend of his career (beating "SMITH's" $50.3 million opener). The film has earned $305.2 million at the international box office, to date.
"WORLD WAR Z" revolves around an ex-United Nations investigator Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop a pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself. The film stars Pitt, Mireille Enos and James Badge Dale.
Paramount Pictures and Skydance Production present, in association with Hemisphere Media Capital and GK Films, a Plan B Entertainment/2DUX2 Production "WORLD WAR Z," directed by Marc Forster from a screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan and Drew Goddard & Damon Lindelof, and 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.