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10 items from 2011


Exclusive: Jeff Kinney Talks Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules

9 June 2011 5:39 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The creator of this box-office smash follow-up offers a look at the Blu-ray and DVD, in stores June 21st

Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules is the box office smash sequel to last year's Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and it will be arriving on Blu-ray and DVD June 21st. We recently caught up with Jeff Kinney, the man who created the novel series upon which this popular franchise is based, to chat about this upcoming home video debut, his role in bringing these popular characters to the big screen, and what 20th Century Fox has planned for Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3.

Here is our conversation.

The Wimpy Kid is a smash hit, Judy Moody is great...Are we finally seeing a comeback for the live action family film? Or is this a minor fluke? Because I have to tell you, I am so glad to see these movies! »

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Review: Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules

29 May 2011 6:45 AM, PDT | Pure Movies | See recent Pure Movies news »

This is the Pure Movies review of Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules, directed by David Bowers and starring Zachary Gordon, Devon Bostick, Rachael Harris, Robert Capron, Steve Zahn, Connor Fielding, Owen Fielding and Peyton List. Kids films come and go, and some (shamelessly) rely on big 3D promises to get the younger audience into cinema seats. So, it’s nice to see a good old-fashioned kids film – minus 3D – with bundles of straightforward, playful fun that all generations can enjoy. Sequels are tricky nuts to crack, especially with so much expectation involved, but with an army of young fans in tow, things should prove easier. This is definitely the case with Part 2 of the Wimpy Kid called Rodrick Rules that’s a mix of various moments in the book series, and feels more heartfelt, funnier, and a little less gross than the first film last year. »

- Lisa Keddie

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Box Office Predictions: Can Hop Bounce to Victory This Weekend?

1 April 2011 12:14 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Predicted Weekend Box Office

Hop $22 millionSource Code $18 millionDiary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules $13 millionLimitless $11 millionInsidious $10 millionThe Lincoln Lawyer $8.5 millionSucker Punch $8 millionRango $6 millionBattle: Los Angeles $4.5 millionPaul $4 million

The Easter bunny movie you never asked for, Hop, bounces into theaters this weekend just in time for spring. The mixed live-action/animated pairing of Hugh Laurie and James Marsden should get enough parents and their kids to turn out for a weekend win - maybe. The film hasn't been tracking especially well and, along with its generally terrible reviews, is only expected to gross about $22 million (maybe it goes big and does $25M?). The good news for rabbit fans is that the film cost a meager $63 million, so it should recoup its cost relatively easily.

A more intriguing film opening today is the Jake Gyllenhaal thriller Source Code. It's been getting high marks (and includes the lovely Vera Farmiga and the »

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Box Office Predictions: Can Hop Bounce to Victory This Weekend?

1 April 2011 12:14 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Predicted Weekend Box Office

Hop $22 millionSource Code $18 millionDiary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules $13 millionLimitless $11 millionInsidious $10 millionThe Lincoln Lawyer $8.5 millionSucker Punch $8 millionRango $6 millionBattle: Los Angeles $4.5 millionPaul $4 million

The Easter bunny movie you never asked for, Hop, bounces into theaters this weekend just in time for spring. The mixed live-action/animated pairing of Hugh Laurie and James Marsden should get enough parents and their kids to turn out for a weekend win - maybe. The film hasn't been tracking especially well and, along with its generally terrible reviews, is only expected to gross about $22 million (maybe it goes big and does $25M?). The good news for rabbit fans is that the film cost a meager $63 million, so it should recoup its cost relatively easily.

A more intriguing film opening today is the Jake Gyllenhaal thriller Source Code. It's been getting high marks (and includes the lovely Vera Farmiga and the »

- MovieWeb

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Exclusive: Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules Clip!

1 April 2011 11:29 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules opened number one at the box office last week, and it looks to be headed for another great run this April Fool's Weekend. Loved by audiences and critics alike, this big screen continuation of the popular Jeff Kinney novels is a sure-fired hit that the whole family can enjoy. If you missed it the first time around, be sure to take the kids for its second weekend lap! We have an exclusive clip from Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules, featuring teen heartthrob Devon Bostick as Rodrick, whose parents (Steve Zahn, Rachael Harris) discover that he has partied a little too hard in their absence. Click on the video below, and remember: Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules is in theaters now!

Click to watch Exclusive: That's Not Me!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules was released March 25th, »

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Exclusive: Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules Clip!

1 April 2011 11:29 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules opened number one at the box office last week, and it looks to be headed for another great run this April Fool's Weekend. Loved by audiences and critics alike, this big screen continuation of the popular Jeff Kinney novels is a sure-fired hit that the whole family can enjoy. If you missed it the first time around, be sure to take the kids for its second weekend lap! We have an exclusive clip from Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules, featuring teen heartthrob Devon Bostick as Rodrick, whose parents (Steve Zahn, Rachael Harris) discover that he has partied a little too hard in their absence. Click on the video below, and remember: Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules is in theaters now!

Click to watch Exclusive: That's Not Me!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules was released March 25th, »

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Box Office: March 25-27, 2011: Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules

28 March 2011 11:37 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

The kiddie movie brought in the bucks. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules premiered in the Number One spot at the box office this weekend with $24.4 Million. Sucker Punch premiered in Second Place with $19 Million. Director Zack Snyder has to be disappointed with that opening. That box office take doesn’t count its international revenue so the film may not bomb. Limitless was Third with $15.2 Million. The Lincoln Lawyer was Fourth with $11 Million. Rango was Fifth with $9.8 Million for $106.3 Million so far. Battle: Los Angeles, Paul, Red Riding HoodThe Adjustment Bureau, and Mars Needs Moms rounded out the top ten respectively.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules is a 2011 American comedy film based on the book of the same name. Zachary GordonRobert CapronDevon BostickRachael HarrisSteve Zahn, Connor Fielding, Owen Fielding, Karan Brar, Laine MacNeil, and Grayson Russell all are reprising their roles from the first film. »

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Box Office Beat Down: Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules Crushes Sucker Punch with $24.5 Million

27 March 2011 12:15 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Weekend Box Office

Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules $24.4 millionSucker Punch $19 millionLimitless $15 millionThe Lincoln Lawyer $10.5 millionRango $10 millionBattle: Los Angeles $7.8 millionPaul $7.8 millionRed Riding Hood $4.5 millionThe Adjustment Bureau $4 millionMars Needs Moms $2.5 million

Fanboys didn't turn out in the droves needed to push Sucker Punch, Zack Snyder's first attempt at original material, into the top spot at the box office this weekend. Instead, the family-friendly sequel Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules proved surprisingly strong and handily beat the competition.

At a reported production cost of only $21 million, Fox's Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules looks to be already in the black and given that families are less likely to see a movie on opening weekend the numbers should hold strong as more and more kids get their spring breaks over the next couple of weeks. Also, apparently the actor playing Rodrick, Devon Bostick, is piquing »

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Box Office Predictions: Can Sucker Punch Clobber the Charts This Weekend?

25 March 2011 5:11 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Predicted Weekend Box Office

Sucker Punch $26 millionDiary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules $25 millionLimitless $11.7 millionRango $10.1 millionThe Lincoln Lawyer $8.9 millionBattle: Los Angeles $7.6 millionPaul $6 millionRed Riding Hood $4.3 millionThe Adjustment Bureau $3.9 millionMars Needs Moms $2.7 million

Limitless turned in a surprising upset at the box office last weekend, earning an unexpected $18 million to take that coveted number one position at the top of the charts away from expected winner Battle: Los Angeles, which fell to number three in its second week of release.

But can Bradley Cooper's dirty drug habits keep him afloat for a second straight week in a row? That is highly unlikely as director Zack Snyder debuts his long-awaited first original big screen concept with the non-remake Sucker Punch. Plus, we can't overlook the family friendly fan favorite Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules, which could prove to have enough muscle to take down Baby Doll and her dangerous insane asylum denizens. »

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Exclusive: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Cast Interviews

25 March 2011 1:56 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Author Jeff Kinney's "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" children's series has sold millions of copies and spawned a hit feature film. The sequel, "Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules", continues the story of seventh grader Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon). This time around, Greg's parents (Steve Zahn and Rachael Harris) are forcing him to spend more time with his slacker older brother, Rodrick (Devon Bostick). The Heffley brothers are magnets for trouble, taking along poor Rowley (Robert Capron) on their crazy adventures.

I had the pleasure of doing the interviews for the first film, so it was interesting to see the kids one year later. The good news is that success hasn't gone to their heads and they're still as mischievious as ever. They've settled into their characters. The sequel flows well, is very funny, and wholesome entertainment for the entire family. Robert Capron steals the show again as the hapless Rowley. »

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