Fans settling in for a screening of "World War Z" got a very exciting, non-zombie-related surprise: Brad Pitt.

The movie's star popped in on the screening in Hoboken, NJ, and was met with applause and cheers from the crowd.

Earlier in the day, Pitt attended another screening for the sci-fi zombie flick in New York at the Museum of Modern Art. The actor was sans fiancee Angelina Jolie, who just revealed she had a preventative double mastectomy, but was surrounded by his A-list friends at the MOMA, according to People. Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Bacon were reportedly on-hand, among others.

But, according to People, Pitt was more concerned with his trip to Jersey than with impressing his famous pals: "They said we got to do a showing in the city and I said okay, but we can't do it without showing it to the people who we made the film for," he told the fans at the screening. "So we decided to do it no other place than Jersey."

As you can see in the video above, fans were thrilled to see the movie star, so we think he made the right choice.

"World War Z" hits theaters June 21.
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