Looks like Brad Pitt hasn’t faced his last zombie, as Paramount is planning a sequel to World War Z after the film opened strongly with a $111.8 million worldwide take.
The film opened with a domestic haul of $66 million, a performance that looks to have convinced Paramount to press on with its burgeoning franchise.
Paramount Chairman Rob Moore has confirmed to THR (opens in new tab) that the studio is actively developing a second film, with Pitt thought to be keen to return to a project he both produced and starred in.
Read what Brad Pitt had to say about a World War Z sequel when we spoke to him at the film's London premiere.
Meanwhile, Monsters University enjoyed an even more profitable opening, romping to top spot in the box office chart with an estimated $82 million take (opens in new tab) .
It’s a figure that makes Monsters Univesity one of the biggest ever Pixar openings, second only to the $110 million earned by Toy Story 3 in 2010.