World War Z

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $202,359,711Details
International Box Office $337,200,000
Worldwide Box Office $539,559,711
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $21,285,541 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $34,249,978 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $55,535,519
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Synopsis

United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop a pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
68% - Fresh
Audience
72% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$190,000,000
Theatrical Release: June 21st, 2013 (Wide) by Paramount Pictures
Video Release: September 17th, 2013 by Paramount Home Video
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense frightening zombie sequences, violence and disturbing images.
(Rating bulletin 2269, 4/24/2013)
Keywords: Dystopia, Political, Zombies, Epidemic, Post Apocalypse, Novel or Other Work Adapted by Author, 3-D
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 1st, 2013

This list is a little short and a little late, because WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO THE INTERNET? The past three days, the internet has been slow as hell. There are a number of interesting releases coming out this week, several of them have screeners that are on their way. Unfortunately, only one screener did arrive on time. Fortunately, it was The Little Mermaid on Blu-ray Combo Pack and it, or the 3D Combo Pack, are worthy of Pick of the Week. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: World War Z

World War Z was one of the most anticipated films of the summer, as it was based on a popular book and starred Brad Pitt, one of the biggest movie stars around. However, there were hints of problems, including extensive reshoots. In the end, it cost $190 million to make and while it pulled in more than $500 million worldwide, it will likely need a little help on the home market to break even. Will it break even on the home market? Or is it a flawed execution to a really good idea? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for September 17th, 2013

It's kind of a bad week for screeners, as there are four or so that either didn't arrive on time, or still are not here. This includes the biggest release of the week, World War Z, as well as a number of other releases I'm really looking forward to (Behind the Candelabra, Nashville: The Complete First Season, Sofia the First: Ready to Be a Princess, etc.). World War Z should lead the charts, both on DVD and on Blu-ray, but I'm not sure if I will agree with the pros or the cons on this one. Fortunately, some screeners did arrive, including the final season of Leverage. While I'm not happy this is the final season of the show, I'm very happy with the quality level for Season Five and it is the Pick of the Week. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Summer Ends in an Upward Direction

The Labor Day long weekend is over and pre-weekend predictions were spot on, at least when it came to the top-two films. One Direction: This is Us opened in first place on Friday, but by Sunday had fallen to fifth place, allowing Lee Daniels' The Butler to remain on top, if you go by the four-day weekend. There were a few surprises this weekend, including Instructions Not Included. I hoped it would do well, but I never imaged it would do this well. Overall the weekend was strong at $125 million over the three-day weekend, which was 14% more than last weekend. Over four days, the total box office was $160 million. This was 21% higher than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2013 holds a 0.9% lead over 2012 at 7.44 billion to $7.37 billion. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Despicable Lonely At the Top

The July 4th long weekend resulted in a delay for some of the final box office numbers, but now that we have them, it was worth the wait. Despicable Me 2 scored an easy win with The Lone Ranger coming in a very, very distant second place. Fortunately, Despicable Me 2 made enough to compensate and the overall box office numbers were very strong. Over the three-day portion of the holiday weekend, $227 million was brought in. This is 19% higher than last weekend and 16% higher than the same three-day weekend last year. (Because July 4th falls on a different day each week, there's no way to compare the full holiday year-over-year.) Year-to-date, 2013 has earned $5.53 billion, which is 2.1% lower than last year's pace. It would only take a couple of solid wins for 2013 to earn the $118 million needed to catch up to 2012, but with The Dark Knight Rises looming ahead, that seems unlikely for now. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Despicable Be Picable?

It's July 4th, which means it is the Independence Day long weekend, one of the busiest weekends of the year. There are two wide releases looking to compete with the holdovers for box office dollars, but it is clear that Despicable Me 2 has far more box office potential than The Lone Ranger has. Meanwhile, Kevin Hart: Let-Me-Explain should grab a spot in the top ten. Meanwhile, Monsters University, The Heat, and the rest of the holdovers should help the overall box office climb higher than last year. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Monsters Freeze Out Competition

As expected, Monsters University remained the top draw on the weekend box office chart. The Heat performed a little better than expected, but White House Down struggled. Overall, the box office fell 21% from last weekend to $190 million over the weekend. More importantly, this is 9% lower than the same weekend last year, meaning 2013 fell a little further behind 2012's pace. The difference is only $78 million or 1.5% at $5.18 billion to $5.26 billion, which is much better than it was earlier this year, so hopefully we can close that gap before too long. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will the Weekend Race be a Dead Heat?

The final weekend of June has two wide releases that should be in a very close battle at the box office. The Heat and White House Down could finish within $1 million of each other over the weekend. Unfortunately, neither one really has a shot at first place. It looks like Monsters University will have no trouble repeating as champion at the box office. Comparisons to last year are a little complicated. The new releases last year were stronger than the new releases this year; however, this year's holdovers are better. So will 2013 win in the year-over-year comparison? Not sure, but it could be really close. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Monsters Graduate Magna Cum Laude

It was a great week at the box office with both new releases, Monsters University and World War Z, topping predictions. The overall box office rose 18% to $240 million, which was the eighth biggest weekend of all time. The box office was 46% higher than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2013 is still behind 2012, but now by less than 1% at $4.88 billion to $4.93 billion. Maybe by the end of the month, 2013 will have completely caught up to 2012. The new releases will have to be stronger than anticipated, but it isn't out of the question. More...

Per Theater Chart: Wide Releases Scare Away the Competition

You can tell it's summertime, because the two wide releases topped the per theater chart this weekend. Monsters University earned first place on both the overall chart and the per theater average chart with an average of $20,587. World War Z placed second with $18,412. Unfinished Song earned an average of $12,864 in two theaters. The only holdover in the $10,000 club was 20 Feet from Stardom, which earned an average of $10,744 in six theaters. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Monsters School Zombies?

There are two potential monster hits opening this weekend: Monsters University and World War Z. Not only should both of those films score with moviegoers, but Man of Steel's sophomore stint should be strong as well resulting in a powerful weekend box office. This weekend last year was led by Brave with $66.32 million, a figure Monsters University should top. Meanwhile this year has a lot more depth at the box office than last year did, so 2013 should earn a victory in the year-over-year comparison. This is great news, because 2013 is still far behind 2012. More...

2013 Preview: June

May ended on a mixed note, but there was still enough to celebrate. Of the seven films I thought had a legitimate shot at $100 million, four have already gotten there, one more is a sure thing, and another has a good shot as well. Only one, After Earth, will definitely fail to get to that milestone. (Although Now You See Me might get there instead.) Looking forward to June, there are four weekends, each with two wide releases, for a total of eight films. Of those eight, six have a legitimate shot at $100 million. One, Monsters University, should have no trouble getting to $200 million, and another, Man of Steel, should top $300 million. It is hard to compare this June with last June, because last June there were five weekends. Taking that into account and ignoring the first week, which lines up with the final week of May, there were eight wide releases. Of those eight, five hit $100 million, including three $200 million movies. There were no $300 million movies, so if the two big hits this month do as well as expected, 2013 could come out ahead. More...

Cast

Brad Pitt    Gerry Lane
Mireille Enos    Karen
James Badge Dale    Army Ranger
Matthew Fox    Army Ranger
Daniella Kertesz    Soldier
David Morse    CIA Operative
Fana Mokeona    Thierry
Abigail Hargrove    Rachel
Sterling Jerins    Constance
Ludi Boeken    Mossad Agent
Fana Mokoena    Thierry Umutoni
Fabrizio Zacharee Guido    Tommy
Elyes Gabel    Dr. Andrew Fassbach

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Marc Forster
Screenwriter    Matthew Michael Carnahan
Screenwriter    Drew Goodard
Screenwriter    Damion Lindelof
Screenstory    Matthew Michael Carnahan
Screenstory    J. Michael Straczynski
Based on the Novel by    Max Brooks
Producer    Brad Pitt
Producer    Dede Gardner
Producer    Jeremy Kleiner
Producer    Ian Bryce
Executive Producer    Marc Forster
Executive Producer    Brad Simpson
Executive Producer    David Ellison
Executive Producer    Dana Goldberg
Executive Producer    Paul Schwake
Executive Producer    Graham King
Executive Producer    Tim Headington
Director of Photography    Ben Seresin
Production Designer    Nigel Phelps
Editor    Roger Barton
Editor    Matt Chesse
Costume Designer    Mayes C. Rubeo
Composer    Marco Beltrami
Supervising Art Director    Jon Billington
Senior Art Director    Alan Gilmore
Senior Art Director    Julian Ashby
Art Director    Ben Collins
Art Director    Matthew Gray
Art Director    James Foster
Set Decorator    Jennifer Williams
Sound Designer    Stuart Wilson
Supervising Sound Editor    Nigel Stone
Supervising Sound Editor    Ethan Van der Ryn
Re-recording Mixer    Anna Behlmer
Re-recording Mixer    Lora Hirschberg
Visual Effects Producer    Robin Saxen
Assistant Director    Toby Hefferman
Second Unit Director    Simon Crane
Stunt Coordinator    Simon Crane
Second Unit Camera    Igor Meglic
Casting Director    Kate Dowd
Special Effects Supervisor    Neil Corbould
Assistant ADR Recordist (uncredited)    Justin Van Hout

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/06/21 2 $25,196,879   3,607 $6,986   $25,196,879 1
2013/06/22 2 $22,619,334 -10% 3,607 $6,271   $47,816,213 2
2013/06/23 2 $18,595,621 -18% 3,607 $5,155   $66,411,834 3
2013/06/24 2 $7,675,366 -59% 3,607 $2,128   $74,087,200 4
2013/06/25 2 $7,981,168 +4% 3,607 $2,213   $82,068,368 5
2013/06/26 2 $6,226,175 -22% 3,607 $1,726   $88,294,543 6
2013/06/27 2 $5,627,751 -10% 3,607 $1,560   $93,922,294 7
2013/06/28 4 $8,994,726 +60% 3,607 $2,494   $102,917,020 8
2013/06/29 3 $11,643,031 +29% 3,607 $3,228   $114,560,051 9
2013/06/30 3 $9,136,868 -22% 3,607 $2,533   $123,696,919 10
2013/07/01 3 $4,387,159 -52% 3,607 $1,216   $128,084,078 11
2013/07/02 - $4,106,417 -6% 3,607 $1,138   $132,190,495 12
2013/07/03 - $4,034,822 -2% 3,405 $1,185   $136,189,822 13
2013/07/04 - $4,355,358 +8% 3,405 $1,279   $140,545,180 14
2013/07/05 - $6,388,018 +47% 3,316 $1,926   $146,933,198 15
2013/07/06 - $6,789,117 +6% 3,316 $2,047   $153,722,315 16
2013/07/07 - $5,231,828 -23% 3,316 $1,578   $158,954,143 17
2013/07/08 5 $2,251,183 -57% 3,316 $679   $161,205,326 18
2013/07/09 5 $2,524,267 +12% 3,316 $761   $163,729,593 19
2013/07/10 5 $2,065,948 -18% 3,316 $623   $165,795,541 20
2013/07/11 5 $1,825,884 -12% 3,316 $551   $167,621,425 21
2013/07/12 7 $2,788,132 +53% 3,003 $928   $170,409,557 22
2013/07/13 7 $3,750,130 +35% 3,003 $1,249   $174,159,687 23
2013/07/14 7 $2,776,600 -26% 3,003 $925   $176,971,782 24
2013/07/15 7 $1,217,477 -56% 3,003 $405   $178,189,259 25
2013/07/16 7 $1,430,813 +18% 3,003 $476   $179,620,072 26
2013/07/17 8 $1,150,532 -20% 3,003 $383   $180,770,604 27
2013/07/18 8 $970,463 -16% 3,003 $323   $181,741,067 28
2013/07/19 9 $1,550,409 +60% 2,066 $750   $183,291,476 29
2013/07/20 9 $2,107,177 +36% 2,066 $1,020   $185,398,653 30
2013/07/21 10 $1,533,955 -27% 2,066 $742   $186,932,608 31
2013/07/22 10 $720,006 -53% 2,066 $349   $187,652,614 32
2013/07/23 10 $876,430 +22% 2,066 $424   $188,529,044 33
2013/07/24 10 $695,384 -21% 2,066 $337   $189,224,428 34
2013/07/25 10 $635,118 -9% 2,066 $307   $189,859,546 35
2013/07/26 12 $812,057 +28% 1,440 $564   $190,671,603 36
2013/07/27 12 $1,134,431 +40% 1,440 $788   $191,806,034 37
2013/07/28 13 $854,197 -25% 1,440 $593   $192,660,231 38
2013/07/29 13 $387,574 -55% 1,440 $269   $193,047,805 39
2013/07/30 13 $438,521 +13% 1,440 $305   $193,486,326 40
2013/07/31 14 $293,825 -33% 1,440 $204   $193,780,151 41
2013/08/01 14 $293,811 n/c 1,440 $204   $194,073,962 42
2013/08/02 - $516,237 +76% 912 $566   $194,590,199 43
2013/08/03 - $743,558 +44% 912 $815   $195,333,757 44
2013/08/04 - $548,436 -26% 912 $601   $195,882,193 45
2013/08/05 - $276,182 -50% 912 $303   $196,158,375 46
2013/08/06 - $266,342 -4% 912 $292   $196,424,717 47
2013/08/07 - $205,870 -23% 912 $226   $196,630,587 48
2013/08/08 - $173,045 -16% 912 $190   $196,803,632 49
2013/08/09 - $200,134 +16% 505 $396   $197,003,766 50
2013/08/10 - $271,193 +36% 505 $537   $197,274,959 51
2013/08/11 - $183,148 -32% 505 $363   $197,458,107 52
2013/08/12 - $100,750 -45% 505 $200   $197,558,857 53
2013/08/13 - $122,023 +21% 505 $242   $197,680,880 54
2013/08/14 - $98,088 -20% 505 $194   $197,778,968 55
2013/08/15 - $87,165 -11% 505 $173   $197,866,133 56
2013/08/16 - $132,914 +52% 307 $433   $197,999,047 57
2013/08/17 - $184,668 +39% 307 $602   $198,183,715 58
2013/08/18 - $119,794 -35% 307 $390   $198,303,509 59
2013/08/19 - $58,564 -51% 307 $191   $198,362,073 60
2013/08/20 - $66,642 +14% 307 $217   $198,428,715 61
2013/08/21 - $54,252 -19% 307 $177   $198,482,967 62
2013/08/22 - $57,054 +5% 307 $186   $198,540,021 63
2013/08/23 - $91,885 +61% 239 $384   $198,631,906 64
2013/08/24 - $134,756 +47% 239 $564   $198,766,662 65
2013/08/25 - $88,279 -34% 239 $369   $198,854,941 66
2013/08/26 - $45,637 -48% 239 $191   $198,900,578 67
2013/08/27 - $46,665 +2% 239 $195   $198,947,243 68
2013/08/28 - $39,826 -15% 239 $167   $198,987,069 69
2013/08/29 - $36,762 -8% 239 $154   $199,023,831 70
2013/08/30 - $280,259 +662% 1,247 $225   $199,304,090 71
2013/08/31 - $489,851 +75% 1,247 $393   $199,793,941 72
2013/09/01 - $492,610 +1% 1,247 $395   $200,286,551 73
2013/09/02 - $387,654 -21% 1,247 $311   $200,674,205 74
2013/09/03 - $91,342 -76% 1,247 $73   $200,765,547 75
2013/09/04 - $75,778 -17% 1,247 $61   $200,841,325 76
2013/09/05 - $79,212 +5% 1,247 $64   $200,920,537 77
2013/09/06 - $117,846 +49% 374 $315   $201,038,383 78
2013/09/07 - $201,004 +71% 374 $537   $201,239,387 79
2013/09/08 - $119,632 -40% 374 $320   $201,359,019 80
2013/09/09 - $37,908 -68% 374 $101   $201,396,927 81
2013/09/10 - $44,160 +16% 374 $118   $201,441,087 82
2013/09/11 - $39,713 -10% 374 $106   $201,480,800 83
2013/09/12 - $38,033 -4% 374 $102   $201,518,833 84
2013/09/13 - $93,485 +146% 280 $334   $201,612,318 85
2013/09/14 - $130,484 +40% 280 $466   $201,742,802 86
2013/09/15 - $92,874 -29% 280 $332   $201,835,676 87
2013/09/16 - $31,071 -67% 280 $111   $201,866,747 88
2013/09/17 - $30,933 n/c 280 $110   $201,897,680 89
2013/09/18 - $25,077 -19% 280 $90   $201,922,757 90
2013/09/19 - $26,214 +5% 280 $94   $201,948,971 91
2013/09/20 - $51,570 +97% 203 $254   $202,000,541 92
2013/09/21 - $86,103 +67% 203 $424   $202,086,644 93
2013/09/22 - $49,501 -43% 203 $244   $202,136,145 94
2013/09/23 - $12,642 -74% 203 $62   $202,148,787 95
2013/09/24 - $15,491 +23% 203 $76   $202,164,278 96
2013/09/25 - $13,673 -12% 203 $67   $202,177,951 97
2013/09/26 - $12,777 -7% 203 $63   $202,190,728 98
2013/09/27 - $23,557 +84% 160 $147   $202,214,285 99
2013/09/28 - $41,531 +76% 160 $260   $202,255,816 100
2013/09/29 - $23,042 -45% 160 $144   $202,278,858 101
2013/09/30 - $6,406 -72% 160 $40   $202,285,264 102
2013/10/01 - $7,870 +23% 160 $49   $202,293,134 103
2013/10/02 - $7,054 -10% 160 $44   $202,300,188 104
2013/10/03 - $8,152 +16% 160 $51   $202,308,340 105
2013/10/04 - $12,104 +48% 75 $161   $202,320,444 106
2013/10/05 - $19,632 +62% 75 $262   $202,340,076 107
2013/10/06 - $9,428 -52% 75 $126   $202,349,504 108
2013/10/07 - $2,401 -75% 75 $32   $202,351,905 109
2013/10/08 - $2,503 +4% 75 $33   $202,354,408 110
2013/10/09 - $2,415 -4% 75 $32   $202,356,823 111
2013/10/10 - $2,888 +20% 75 $39   $202,359,711 112

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/06/21 2 $66,411,834   3,607 $18,412   $66,411,834 3
2013/06/28 3 $29,774,625 -55% 3,607 $8,255   $123,696,919 10
2013/07/05 5 $18,408,963 -38% 3,316 $5,552   $158,954,143 17
2013/07/12 7 $9,314,862 -49% 3,003 $3,102   $176,971,782 24
2013/07/19 9 $5,191,541 -44% 2,066 $2,513   $186,932,608 31
2013/07/26 13 $2,800,685 -46% 1,440 $1,945   $192,660,231 38
2013/08/02 15 $1,808,231 -35% 912 $1,983   $195,882,193 45
2013/08/09 21 $654,475 -64% 505 $1,296   $197,458,107 52
2013/08/16 25 $437,376 -33% 307 $1,425   $198,303,509 59
2013/08/23 29 $314,920 -28% 239 $1,318   $198,854,941 66
2013/08/30 22 $1,262,720 +301% 1,247 $1,013   $200,286,551 73
2013/09/06 27 $438,482 -65% 374 $1,172   $201,359,019 80
2013/09/13 27 $316,843 -28% 280 $1,132   $201,835,676 87
2013/09/20 38 $187,174 -41% 203 $922   $202,136,145 94
2013/09/27 42 $88,130 -53% 160 $551   $202,278,858 101
2013/10/04 48 $41,164 -53% 75 $549   $202,349,504 108

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
9/22/20131573,554 573,554$8,580,368$8,580,3681
9/29/20132135,488-76% 709,042$2,230,132$10,810,5002
10/6/2013571,741-47% 780,783$1,200,944$12,011,4453
10/13/2013955,398-23% 836,181$841,496$12,852,9404
10/20/20131140,769-26% 876,950$677,988$13,530,9295
10/27/20131731,796-22% 908,746$505,874$14,036,8036
11/3/20131130,566-4% 939,312$422,422$14,459,2257
11/10/20131921,396-30% 960,708$314,093$14,773,3198
12/1/201318259,946 1,249,619$2,924,392$18,120,20711
12/8/20131759,693-77% 1,309,312$906,140$19,026,34712
12/15/20132623,928-60% 1,333,240$393,137$19,419,48413

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
9/22/20131706,866 706,866$17,643,375$17,643,3751
9/29/20132117,405-83% 824,271$2,926,907$20,570,2822
10/13/2013745,583 874,717$1,137,743$21,829,4044
10/20/2013842,677-6% 917,394$1,151,007$22,980,4115
10/27/20131022,151-48% 939,545$566,170$23,546,5816
11/3/20131015,892-28% 955,437$456,908$24,003,4897
11/10/20132014,349-10% 969,786$412,105$24,415,5948
11/17/20131811,084-23% 980,870$308,256$24,723,8509
12/1/20137239,742 1,228,233$4,027,664$28,879,54611
12/8/20131089,211-63% 1,317,444$2,202,620$31,082,16612
12/15/20131843,350-51% 1,360,794$1,285,337$32,367,50313

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