Despite the deadly word of mouth from all corners, World War Z has pretty much come out on top. It did well in theaters, and it’s also cleaning up on DVD, BluRay and streaming. There’s still serious consideration over a sequel, but there’s one major player involved in World War Z that won’t be coming back.
It’s funny that World War Z was coming right on the heels of Star Trek Into Darkness this summer, because they’re also neck and neck in home entertainment. Last week Trek was #1, and now the zombies have climbed to the top of the heap.
Many predicted that World War Z would suffer the same fate as After Earth and The Lone Ranger. In other words, everyone was convinced it would wind up a complete box office disaster. While World War Z wasn’t a hit on the level of say, Iron Man 3, and it could still take time before it earns a profit, it dodged a bullet and actually did fairly well all things considered.
Along with the Lone Ranger, no movie had worse buzz than World War Z, and the press had a field day with reports of the third act having to be redone from scratch, budget over-runs reaching the moon, and reported fighting between Brad Pitt and director Marc Foster.
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This summer, there are two movies that have a lot on the line: The Lone Ranger, and World War Z. A Wall Street analyst even predicted they could end up being the biggest flops of this moviegoing season, if not the year.
There has been troubled buzz on World War Z for quite some time now, and it’s left us scratching our collective heads wondering what went wrong.
The most expensive zombie movie ever made. Sounds funny, doesn’t it? But if you’ve been following the trials and tribulations of World War Z, it’s no surprise that it is indeed history the most expensive zombie movie ever, possibly more than every George Romero undead flick combined.
World War Z is based on the book by Max Brooks, which is a challenge, since the book covers a lot of ground in a story which is not exactly chronological, appearing as the personal account of one journalist covering the end of the world.
In recent memory, it’s hard to think of a movie getting worse press than World War Z, and it’s still ways away from being out in theaters, with a current release date of June 21, 2013.
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