During its theatrical run, the film earned over 7 million worldwide, making it the 6th highest grossing film of 2014, as well as the highest-grossing film in the series until 2016 when it was surpassed by Deadpool.
After Skins he acted in the first episode of Wallander.
Soon after that he starred in the West End play New Boy; small and without much publicity, the play broke records on ticket sales thanks to his Skins fame.
The 2015 British dark comedy crime-thriller film directed by Owen Harris, Kill Your Friends script written by John Niven based on his own written 2008 novel of the same name, playing the lead character Steven Stelfox, alongside Craig Roberts, James Corden, Tom Riley and Ed Skrein.
And Equals an American science fiction dystopian romantic drama film directed by Drake Doremus starring opposite Kristen Stewart.
The film was critically acclaimed and earned Nicholas his 2010 BAFTA Rising Star Award nomination.
That collaboration also gave Hoult the opportunity of being the face of Tom Ford eyewear for spring 2010 In January 2010 he was cast as Nux in George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road, but that summer when he was doing pre-production in Australia (the initial location of the movie) the production was delayed indefinitely due to heavy raining, the filming was scheduled to last several months, so Nicholas had no other project lined up: " I was down in Australia starting prep on Mad Max and they told us it wasn’t going to shoot that year, so I called my agent and said I needed a job. Hoult made his professional acting debut at the age of seven in the 1996 film Intimate Relations.He received recognition after landing the role of Marcus Brewer in About a Boy, for which he was nominated for the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer.At the time he thought they wanted him to play Sid, a character more similar to himself according to him, and was doubtful he could play the manipulative, egocentric anti-hero, but ended up doing such a great job many people expected him to be like his character at parties.The show ran for seven series, ending in 2013, but Hoult was only part of the first two.The film premiered in New York City on , and was theatrically released on 23 May.