'World War Z' Is Brad Pitt's Career High Box Office Winner

08/12/2013 10:42 am ET | Updated Aug 12, 2013

You might think marrying Angelina Jolie, raising a soccer team of children and being one of the most successful and desirable men on the face of the earth means there's no more room for growth, but Brad Pitt and 3-D technology are here to disabuse you of that notion.

"World War Z," Pitt's once-troubled zombie apocalypse movie, has dialed up $502.3 million at the worldwide box office, the star's biggest total to date. It's worth noting, of course, that films available in 3-D have somewhat inflated tallies, as ticket prices are higher.

Half a billion dollars is a pretty sum, but it's certainly nowhere near all-time record holders like "Avatar," which raked in over $2.7 billion at the international box office. In fact, "World War Z" lands at a somewhat unremarkable 112th slot on Box Office Mojo's all-time international chart. (Domestically, it falls to No. 140.)

Still, Pitt has a number of heavy hitters to his name. "Troy" ($497.4 million), "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" ($478.2 million) and "Ocean's Eleven" ($450.7 million) all cleared the $400 million hurdle, with favorites like "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "Seven" and "Inglorious Basterds" not too far behind.

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