The World's End

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $26,004,851Details
International Box Office $21,209,595
Worldwide Box Office $47,214,446
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $2,616,587 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $4,659,701 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $7,276,288
Further financial details...

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Synopsis

20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hellbent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by Gary King, a 40-year-old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their hometown and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub - The World's End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind's. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
89% - Certified Fresh
Audience
72% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$20,000,000
Theatrical Release: August 23rd, 2013 (Wide) by Focus Features
Video Release: November 19th, 2013 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for pervasive language including sexual references.
(Rating bulletin 2274, 5/29/2013)
Franchise: Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy
Keywords: Voiceover/Narration, Prologue, Intertitle, Twins, Robot, Alien Invasion, Epilogue, Mid-Life Crisis, One Night, End of the World, Non-Chronological, Screenplay Written By the Star, Suicide Attempt
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Science Fiction
Production Companies: Focus Features, Universal Pictures, Relativity Media, Working Title Films, Big Talk Pictures

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Thanksgiving is less than a week away and that means Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and a ton of shopping. It also means the first installment of our Holiday Gift Guide. Over the next month, we will talk about TV on DVD releases, independent releases, foreign language releases, classics, etc. but this week we start with Major Movie Releases. These are first run releases, franchise box sets, etc. However, this year seems weaker than years past. Last year the biggest new release was The Avengers, which was also one of the best reviewed wide releases of the year. This year the biggest release is Iron Man 3, which earned good reviews, but not great reviews. Last year there were a ton of franchise box sets. This year has been pretty barren. In fact, I think the only franchise box set that's truly new and really worth picking up is... More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 19th, 2013

There are some good releases this week, but it is also a shallow week. If you look at Amazon.com's list of new releases, by the third or fourth page, you will find more filler than releases worth talking about. On the other hand, there are a number of late releases that finally arrived and I was able to get done. There are a number of contenders for Pick of the Week this week, including Doctor Who Story 29: The Tenth Planet, which is a must have for all Whovians. Kinky Boots is a very fun movie and you can't beat the price of the DVD. On the other hand, the Star Trek: The Next Generation Blu-ray releases for Season Five and Unification are expensive, but worth it for fans. In the end, I went with The World's End on Blu-ray Combo Pack for Pick of the Week. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: The World's End

The World's End is the final film of the Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy. The first two films were Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. This film was the least financially successful of the three films, but is it also the weakest? If so, is it so weak that it isn't worth checking out? More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Summer Ends in an Upward Direction

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Weekend Predictions: Laborious Task

It's the Labor Day long weekend, which is widely regarded as the weakest long weekend of the year. This year there are two wide releases, One Direction: This is Us and Getaway, looking to grab the final box office dollars before Summer officially ends. (One could argue it unofficially ended weeks ago.) One Direction should have no trouble finding an audience among young girls, but there's a chance the more mature audience Lee Daniels' The Butler has been attracting will be large enough to withstand that push. Getaway, on the other hand, is just hoping to get one positive review before the weekend starts. There was a third film that was supposed to open wide this week, Closed Circuit, but it is now opening in 800 or so theaters, so it won't be a factor. Last year, there were two wide releases, both of which topped $10 million during the three-day weekend. The new releases this year won't match that, but there's better depth this time around. More...

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Butting Heads

Summer is rapidly ending and you can tell by the box office numbers of the wide releases this weekend. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones had the biggest opening of the three wide releases, but not really the best opening. The World's End earned a little less over the three-day weekend, but it also reportedly cost just $20 million to make, so it will earn a profit, unlike City of Bones. The final new release was You're Next, which couldn't live up to its reviews, but again, it is rumored to have cost very little to make, perhaps less than $1 million, so it should break even sooner rather than later. With the weakness in the new releases, Lee Daniels' The Butler had no trouble repeating in first place, but the overall box office did fall by 21% from last weekend to $110 million. This was still better than last year by 12%, which extends 2013's winning streak to five weeks. Year-to-date, 2013 has pulled in $7.18 billion leading 2012's pace of $6.97 billion by 3%. More...

Weekend Estimates: Openers Falter to Give Butler Second Win

Lee Daniels' The Butler will enjoy a second weekend atop the box office chart thanks in part to a good hold, at 31% down from last weekend, but also because of a major misfire for Mortal Instruments: City of Bones on its opening weekend. The fantasy adventure will only muster about $9.3 million Friday-Sunday for $14.05 million after five days in release -- a big disappointment for a film that reportedly cost $60 million to produce. International markets will make up some of the gap, and a sequel is still said to be in the works, but North America won't contribute much if anything to the coffers after marketing costs are taken into account. The rest of the chart has some bright spots though. More...

Weekend Predictions: Can Any New Release take out The Butler?

There are three wide releases coming out this week, well, two and a half really. The World's End is only opening in 1,548 theaters, but it is also earning by far the best reviews. It is probably still too much of a niche market to take top spot. You're Next is earning great reviews and horror films do have a history of doing well at this time of year. The final wide release of the week is The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. Not only did it open on Wednesday, but its reviews are terrible. Last year there were three wide releases, all of them bombed. Combined they made less than $14 million. The new releases should have no trouble topping last year's new releases, while the holdovers are also stronger. More...

Contest: Around the World and Back

Next weekend there are three wide releases, the biggest of which is The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. However, the film is opening on a Wednesday, which complicates things when it comes to the weekly box office prediction contest. Instead, we will use one of the two smaller releases: The World's End or You're Next. Maybe it's personal bias, but I think The World's End will have the bigger opening, plus the prize also has "World" in the title, so it works. Thus, it is the target film for this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for The World's End. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), regardless if they go over or not, will win a signed copy of the In a World... poster, signed by the writer / director / star, Lake Bell.

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2013 Preview: August

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Cast

Nick Frost    Andy Knightley
Simon Pegg    Gary King
Paddy Considine    Steven Prince
Martin Freeman    Oliver Chamberlain
Eddie Marsan    Peter Page
Rosamund Pike    Sam Chamberlain
Thomas Law    Young Gary
Zachary Bailess    Young Andy
Jasper Levine    Young Steven
James Tarpey    Young Peter
Luke Bromley    Young Oliver
Sophie Evans    Becky Salt
Samantha White    Erika Leekes
Rose Reynolds    Tracy Benson
Richard Hadfield    Young Shane
Flora Slorach    Young Sam
Francesca Reidie    Teenage Twin
Charlotte Reidie    Teenage Twin
David Bradley    Basil
Michael Smiley    Reverend Green
Alex Austin    Pale Young Man
Jonathan Aris    Group Leader
Jenny Bede    Fitness Instructor (26)
Angie Walls    Peter's Wife
Paul Bentall    Peter's Dad
Richard Graham    Head Builder
Alice Lowe    Young Lady
Rafe Spall    Young Man
Leo Thompson    Felicity
Steve Oram    Motorcycle Policeman
Julia Deakin    B & B Landlady
Greg Townley    Greg
Sebastian Zaniesienko    Seb
Luke Scott    Luke
Tyler Dobbs    Tyler
Samuel Mak    Sam
Teddy Kempner    Publican 1
Mark Kempner    Publican 2
Nick Holder    Publican 3
Darren Boyd    Shane Hawkins
Paul Kennington    Publican 5
Mike Sarne    Publican 6
Reece Sheapsmith    Collaborator
Nicholas Burns    Collaborator
Mark Heap    Publican 7
Kelly Franklin    Kelly
Stacey Franklin    Stacey
James Grandstrom    Adrian Keane
Gabe Cronnelly    Upstairs Beehive Man
Patricia Franklin    Upstairs Beehive Lady
Mark Donovan    Big Ugly Bastard
Ricky Champ    Big Ugly Bastard
Ken Bones    Publican 13

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Edgar Wright
Producer    Nira Park
Producer    Tim Bevan
Producer    Eric Fellner
Screenwriter    Simon Pegg
Screenwriter    Edgar Wright
Executive Producer    James Briddle
Executive Producer    Edgar Wright
Executive Producer    Simon Pegg
Executive Producer    Nick Frost
Executive Producer    Liza Chasin
Co-Producer    Mairi Bett
Director of Photography    Bill Pope
Production Designer    Marcus Rowland
Editor    Paul Machliss
Costume Designer    Guy Speranza
Make-up and Hair Designer    Jane Walker
Composer    Steven Price
Music Supervisor    Nick Angel
Casting Director    Nina Gold
Casting Director    Robert Sterne
Assistant Director    Jack Ravenscroft
Unit Production Manager    Sasha Harris
Choreographer    Litza Bixler
Post-Production Supervisor    Michael Solinger
Sound Mixer    Colin Nicolson
Supervising Art Director    Nick Gottschalk
Re-recording Mixer    Mark Paterson
Re-recording Mixer    Julian Slater
Assistant Director    Alex Fenn
Art Director    Peter Dorme
Set Decorator    Sara Wan
Second Unit Director    Brad Allan
Second Unit Director of Photography    Jake Polonsky
First Assistant Director    Charlie Watson
Sound Mixer    Martin Seeley

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/08/23 3 $3,514,854   1,551 $2,266   $3,514,854 1
2013/08/24 5 $3,125,185 -11% 1,551 $2,015   $6,640,039 2
2013/08/25 5 $2,171,751 -31% 1,551 $1,400   $8,811,790 3
2013/08/26 5 $808,471 -63% 1,551 $521   $9,620,261 4
2013/08/27 6 $886,627 +10% 1,551 $572   $10,506,888 5
2013/08/28 6 $663,747 -25% 1,551 $428   $11,170,635 6
2013/08/29 6 $638,599 -4% 1,551 $412   $11,809,234 7
2013/08/30 9 $1,340,984 +110% 1,553 $863   $13,150,218 8
2013/08/31 8 $1,807,899 +35% 1,553 $1,164   $14,958,117 9
2013/09/01 8 $1,887,429 +4% 1,553 $1,215   $16,845,546 10
2013/09/02 9 $1,475,023 -22% 1,553 $950   $18,320,569 11
2013/09/03 7 $461,034 -69% 1,553 $297   $18,781,603 12
2013/09/04 6 $359,810 -22% 1,553 $232   $19,141,413 13
2013/09/05 7 $328,204 -9% 1,553 $211   $19,469,617 14
2013/09/06 - $703,189 +114% 1,520 $463   $20,172,806 15
2013/09/07 - $1,044,210 +48% 1,520 $687   $21,217,016 16
2013/09/08 - $567,095 -46% 1,520 $373   $21,784,111 17
2013/09/09 6 $199,276 -65% 1,520 $131   $21,983,387 18
2013/09/10 6 $266,416 +34% 1,520 $175   $22,249,803 19
2013/09/11 6 $222,865 -16% 1,520 $147   $22,472,668 20
2013/09/12 6 $191,948 -14% 1,520 $126   $22,664,616 21
2013/09/13 - $411,116 +114% 1,243 $331   $23,075,732 22
2013/09/14 - $576,022 +40% 1,243 $463   $23,651,754 23
2013/09/15 - $321,103 -44% 1,243 $258   $23,972,857 24
2013/09/16 9 $128,977 -60% 1,243 $104   $24,101,834 25
2013/09/17 9 $153,968 +19% 1,243 $124   $24,255,802 26
2013/09/18 9 $129,552 -16% 1,243 $104   $24,385,354 27
2013/09/19 9 $121,959 -6% 1,243 $98   $24,507,313 28
2013/09/20 - $210,852 +73% 833 $253   $24,718,165 29
2013/09/21 - $337,398 +60% 833 $405   $25,055,563 30
2013/09/22 - $168,079 -50% 833 $202   $25,223,642 31
2013/09/23 - $66,916 -60% 833 $80   $25,290,558 32
2013/09/24 - $77,565 +16% 833 $93   $25,368,123 33
2013/09/25 - $68,979 -11% 833 $83   $25,437,102 34
2013/09/26 - $65,470 -5% 833 $79   $25,502,572 35
2013/09/27 - $58,624 -10% 281 $209   $25,561,196 36
2013/09/28 - $88,063 +50% 281 $313   $25,649,259 37
2013/09/29 - $45,286 -49% 281 $161   $25,694,545 38
2013/09/30 - $19,195 -58% 281 $68   $25,713,740 39
2013/10/01 - $23,343 +22% 281 $83   $25,737,083 40
2013/10/02 - $19,030 -18% 281 $68   $25,756,113 41
2013/10/03 - $19,268 +1% 281 $69   $25,775,381 42
2013/10/04 - $19,160 -1% 131 $146   $25,794,541 43
2013/10/05 - $27,354 +43% 131 $209   $25,821,895 44
2013/10/06 - $16,683 -39% 131 $127   $25,838,578 45
2013/10/07 - $7,402 -56% 131 $57   $25,845,980 46
2013/10/08 - $9,379 +27% 131 $72   $25,855,359 47
2013/10/09 - $7,324 -22% 131 $56   $25,862,683 48
2013/10/10 - $8,095 +11% 131 $62   $25,870,778 49
2013/10/11 - $9,482 +17% 73 $130   $25,880,260 50
2013/10/12 - $14,954 +58% 73 $205   $25,895,214 51
2013/10/13 - $7,706 -48% 73 $106   $25,902,920 52
2013/10/14 - $5,441 -29% 73 $75   $25,908,361 53
2013/10/15 - $3,980 -27% 73 $55   $25,912,341 54
2013/10/16 - $4,000 +1% 73 $55   $25,916,341 55
2013/10/17 - $3,769 -6% 73 $52   $25,920,110 56
2013/10/18 - $4,810 +28% 40 $120   $25,924,920 57
2013/10/19 - $6,402 +33% 40 $160   $25,931,322 58
2013/10/20 - $3,003 -53% 40 $75   $25,934,325 59
2013/10/21 - $1,978 -34% 40 $49   $25,936,303 60
2013/10/22 - $2,349 +19% 40 $59   $25,938,652 61
2013/10/23 - $2,626 +12% 40 $66   $25,941,278 62
2013/10/24 - $2,491 -5% 40 $62   $25,943,769 63
2013/10/25 - $3,797 +52% 26 $146   $25,947,566 64
2013/10/26 - $5,420 +43% 26 $208   $25,952,986 65
2013/10/27 - $2,743 -49% 26 $106   $25,955,729 66
2013/10/28 - $1,840 -33% 26 $71   $25,957,569 67
2013/10/29 - $2,101 +14% 26 $81   $25,959,670 68
2013/10/30 - $1,926 -8% 26 $74   $25,961,596 69
2013/10/31 - $1,174 -39% 26 $45   $25,962,770 70
2013/11/01 - $2,747 +134% 16 $172   $25,965,517 71
2013/11/02 - $3,922 +43% 16 $245   $25,969,439 72
2013/11/03 - $1,920 -51% 16 $120   $25,971,359 73
2013/11/04 - $1,162 -39% 16 $73   $25,972,521 74
2013/11/05 - $1,120 -4% 16 $70   $25,973,641 75
2013/11/06 - $1,283 +15% 16 $80   $25,974,924 76
2013/11/07 - $1,177 -8% 16 $74   $25,976,101 77
2013/11/08 - $2,311 +96% 9 $257   $25,978,412 78
2013/11/09 - $2,806 +21% 9 $312   $25,981,218 79
2013/11/10 - $1,329 -53% 9 $148   $25,982,547 80
2013/11/11 - $1,045 -21% 9 $116   $25,983,592 81
2013/11/12 - $611 -42% 9 $68   $25,984,203 82
2013/11/13 - $608 n/c 9 $68   $25,984,811 83
2013/11/14 - $1,127 +85% 9 $125   $25,985,938 84
2013/11/15 - $1,174 +4% 8 $147   $25,987,112 85
2013/11/16 - $1,702 +45% 8 $213   $25,988,814 86
2013/11/17 - $919 -46% 8 $115   $25,989,733 87
2013/11/18 - $292 -68% 8 $37   $25,990,025 88
2013/11/19 - $490 +68% 8 $61   $25,990,515 89
2013/11/20 - $646 +32% 8 $81   $25,991,161 90
2013/11/21 - $662 +2% 8 $83   $25,991,823 91
2013/11/22 - $1,310 +98% 6 $218   $25,993,133 92
2013/11/23 - $2,252 +72% 6 $375   $25,995,385 93
2013/11/24 - $840 -63% 6 $140   $25,996,225 94
2013/11/25 - $340 -60% 6 $57   $25,996,565 95
2013/11/26 - $804 +136% 6 $134   $25,997,369 96
2013/11/27 - $826 +3% 6 $138   $25,998,195 97
2013/11/28 - $900 +9% 6 $150   $25,999,095 98
2013/11/29 - $1,426 +58% 6 $238   $26,000,521 99
2013/11/30 - $1,536 +8% 6 $256   $26,002,057 100
2013/12/01 - $1,092 -29% 6 $182   $26,003,149 101
2013/12/02 - $335 -69% 6 $56   $26,003,484 102
2013/12/03 - $523 +56% 6 $87   $26,004,007 103
2013/12/04 - $482 -8% 6 $80   $26,004,489 104
2013/12/05 - $362 -25% 6 $60   $26,004,851 105

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/08/23 4 $8,811,790   1,551 $5,681   $8,811,790 3
2013/08/30 8 $5,036,312 -43% 1,553 $3,243   $16,845,546 10
2013/09/06 10 $2,314,494 -54% 1,520 $1,523   $21,784,111 17
2013/09/13 12 $1,308,241 -43% 1,243 $1,052   $23,972,857 24
2013/09/20 16 $716,329 -45% 833 $860   $25,223,642 31
2013/09/27 28 $191,973 -73% 281 $683   $25,694,545 38
2013/10/04 43 $63,197 -67% 131 $482   $25,838,578 45
2013/10/11 52 $32,142 -49% 73 $440   $25,902,920 52
2013/10/18 65 $14,215 -56% 40 $355   $25,934,325 59
2013/10/25 60 $11,960 -16% 26 $460   $25,955,729 66
2013/11/01 51 $8,589 -28% 16 $537   $25,971,359 73
2013/11/08 63 $6,446 -25% 9 $716   $25,982,547 80
2013/11/15 65 $3,795 -41% 8 $474   $25,989,733 87
2013/11/22 68 $4,402 +16% 6 $734   $25,996,225 94
2013/11/29 61 $4,054 -8% 6 $676   $26,003,149 101

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
11/24/20131149,202 49,202$820,197$820,1971
12/29/20132220,151 99,422$181,157$1,577,3126
1/5/20142519,110-5% 118,532$164,919$1,742,2317

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
11/24/2013683,987 83,987$1,823,347$1,823,3471

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