By most accounts, World War Z (reviewed below) was a troubled production. A late rewrite of the film’s third act necessitated some reshooting, and a lot of experts thought the flick would turn out to be a dud.

But it didn’t. It came in at number two in last weekend’s box office derby with 66 million dollars’ worth of tickets sold domestically, and in fact it’s the best opening of superstar Brad Pitt’s career.

And that seems to have settled the question as to whether there would be a sequel. Paramount has counted the receipts and given the green light for more World War Z. Brad Pitt’s on board too.