June 24th, 2013
08:37 PM ET
Brad Pitt's "World War Z" didn't make it to No. 1 on its opening weekend - Disney/Pixar's "Monsters University" beat it to the top of the box office - but Paramount is still pleased enough to think about a follow-up.
The vice chairman for the studio tells The Hollywood Reporter that Paramount "will turn to developing a sequel."
"World War Z" earned $66 million domestically in its first weekend, which makes it the biggest opening of star Pitt's career. If you add in international box office, "World War Z" walked away from its debut run in theaters with $112 million.
According to THR, Marc Forster's adaptation of Max Brooks' novel was initially envisioned as a trilogy, but those grand plans were scaled down after the project needed a major overhaul, bumping its release date back from December 2012 to June.
But with surprisingly positive reviews, the future looks bright for Pitt's "World War Z," which he also produced.
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