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Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures.

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Storyline

Once upon a time, upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures. Unable to explain the strange disappearances and accidents that seem to be happening on a daily basis, the family blames it all on Jared. When he, Simon and Mallory investigate what's really going on, they uncover the fantastic truth of the Spiderwick estate and of the creatures that inhabit it. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Rated PG for scary creature action and violence, peril and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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14 February 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Spiderwick Chronicles: The IMAX Experience  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,555,791 (UK) (21 March 2008)

Gross:

£10,530,519 (UK) (23 May 2008)
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Trivia

Film prints were shipped to some theaters under the fake title "Widow". See more »

Goofs

When it first appears that the goblins are roasting a cat, the fire is moving in reverse motion. See more »

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[repeated line]
Hogsqueal: Bird!
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In Loving Memory of Scott Rathner and Stuart Rosenberg See more »

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References The Addams Family (1964) See more »

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London Bridge Is Falling Down
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Performed by Jordy Benattar
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AMAZING Kid's Movie!
17 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Don't listen to all those 'know it alls' who say the book is better then the movie, so therefore, this movie isn't any good. This was a GREAT movie! Obviously you can't fit a whole book into a kid length movie - so they do the best they can and this was WILDLY successful! It was a fun, suspenseful movie that engages you from the beginning. I went with my 9 year old daughter and she LOVED IT! I haven't seen such a good children's movie in a long, long time! It's a MUST SEE! If your child is easily scared then this may not be the movie for them. While I don't view it as a scary movie - the goblins and action might be startling for sensitive kids.


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