The World's End is a 2013 British science
fiction comedy directed by Edgar Wright. The
film follows a group of friends who discover an
alien invasion during an epic pub crawl in their
home town. Wright has described the film as
"social science fiction" in the tradition of John
Wyndham and Samuel Youd.
3. DIRECTOR – EDGAR WRIGHT
Edgar Howard Wright (born 18 April 1974) is an
English film and television director, screenwriter
and producer. He is most known for his "Three
Flavours Cornetto trilogy" consisting of
Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The
He is also the co-director of the television series
The World’s End is produced by Relativity
Media, Big Talk Productions, and Working
6. RELATIVITY MEDIA
is an American full-scale film studio. It
acquires, develops, produces, and distributes
films and produces television programs.
Relativity’s film production division was its first
and remains its largest division. It has been
involved in more than 200 films that have
accrued more than $17 billion in worldwide box
office receipts. Its releases include The Raven,
Mirror Mirror, Act of Valor, Immortals,
Bridesmaids, Limitless, The Fighter and The
7. WORKING TITLE FILM
is a British film production company, based in
London owned by Universal Studios. The
company was founded by Tim Bevan and Sarah
Radclyffe in 1983. It produces feature films and
several television productions.
Notable products: The World’s End (2013), Les
Miserable (2012), Rush (2013).
9. UNIVERSAL PICTURES
is an American motion picture studio, owned by
Comcast through its wholly owned subsidiary
NBCUniversal, and is one of the six major movie
Universal Studios is a member of the Motion
Picture Association of America (MPAA).
Three of Universal Studios' films—Jaws (1975),
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982), and Jurassic
Park (1993), all of which were directed by Steven
Spielberg—achieved box office records, each
becoming the highest-grossing film at the time.
10. FOCUS FEATURES
is the art house films division of NBCUniversal, and
acts as both a producer and distributor for its own
films and a distributor for foreign films.
Focus Features was formed from the 2002 divisional
merger of USA Films, Universal Focus and Good
Focus' most successful release in North America to
date is Brokeback Mountain (2005), which earned
$83,043,761 at the North American box office.
However, this is not counting the domestic total of
Traffic (2000), which earned $124,107,477 under the
USA Films banner. Focus' most successful
international release is Burn After Reading (2008),
which earned $161,128,228 in gross revenue.
12. SIMON PEGG
is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter, and
He is best known for having co-written and
starred in the Three Flavours Cornetto
trilogy of films, Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot
Fuzz (2007), and The World's End (2013), and
the comedy series Spaced (1999–2001), all of
them directed by his friend Edgar Wright.
13. NICK FROST
is an English actor, comedian and screenwriter.
He is best known for his work with Simon Pegg
and Edgar Wright in the role of Mike Watt in the
television comedy Spaced, as well as Ed in Shaun
of the Dead, Danny Butterman in Hot Fuzz,
Andrew Knightley in The World's End, Clive
Gollings in Paul, and drug dealer Ron in Attack
the Block. He is also well known for his various
roles in the sketch show Man Stroke Woman.
14. PADDY COSIDINE
is an English actor, film director, screenwriter,
and musician. He is best known for his portrayals
of dark, troubled, and morally or mentally
15. MARTIN FREEMAN
is an English actor. He is best known for his
portrayals of Tim Canterbury in The Office, Dr.
Watson in Sherlock, and Bilbo Baggins in Peter
Jackson‘s The Hobbit film trilogy.
He won a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor
for Sherlock (2011).
16. BOX OFFICE
The World's End earned £2,122,288 ($3,242,064
USD) during its UK opening weekend, losing the
top spot to Monsters University. Its weekend
grosses were higher than Shaun of the Dead's
£1.6 million but lower than Hot Fuzz's £5.4
The World's End also had the highest per-theater
average out of all films in theaters throughout
the US on its opening day.
The World's End received two Critics' Choice
Movie Awards nominations, for Best Actor in
a Comedy (for Simon Pegg) and for Best
Comedy, ultimately losing out to The Wolf of
Wall Street and American Hustle respectively.