To Greg Heffley, middle school is the dumbest idea ever invented. It's a place rigged with hundreds of social landmines, not the least of which are morons, wedgies, swirlies, bullies, lunchtime banishment to the cafeteria floor - and a festering piece of cheese with nuclear cooties. To survive the never-ending ordeal and attain the recognition and status he feels he so richly deserves, Greg devises an endless series of can't-miss schemes, all of which, of course, go awry. And he's getting it all down on paper, via a diary - "it's NOT a diary, it's a journal!" Greg insists, preferring the less-sissyfied designation - filled with his opinions, thoughts, tales of family trials and tribulations, and (would-be) schoolyard triumphs. "One day when I'm famous," writes Greg, "I'll have better things to do than answer people's stupid questions all day." So was born the Wimpy Kid's diary. Written by
Twentieth Century Fox
19 March 2010 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Movie
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Opening Weekend USA: $22,126,166,
21 March 2010, Wide Release
Gross USA: $64,003,625
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $75,700,498
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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The character of Angie was not in the book. She was created only for the movie. See more
Some of the foam from the fire extinguisher is sprayed onto Greg. Two shots later, Greg is clean. See more
I need something to make me a class favorite.
What about class favorites?
Don't you ever say hi or hello before you start talking?
Greg is only here because he wants to get into.
Rowley! I was just saying that I would really like to nail these people because it's so obvious they're only doing these activities to get into the yearbook.
You know, I like your point of view. You should sign up for the school paper. We are the voice of the people. Well, the people are ...
The 75th Anniversary variant of the animated 20th Century Fox logo at the beginning of the movie changes to a cartoonified version. The word "CENTURY" appears to be shaded. See more
Written by Mike D
(as Michael Diamond), Adam Horovitz
, Adam Yauch
and Mario Caldato Jr.
Performed by Beastie Boys
Courtesy of Capitol Records
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