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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Did You Know?
All of the children did their own singing in the audition scene on stage for the school play, except Greg Heffley. See more
Some of the foam from the fire extinguisher is sprayed onto Greg. Two shots later, Greg is clean. See more
Come on! What you waiting for, huh? Don't be such a wuss, Heffley. Make your move!
She's a girl! Where do I grab her?
Other than the film's name, there are no opening credits. See more
Written by Joakim Åhlund
(as Joakim Frans Ahlund), Klas Ahlund
(as Klas Frans Ahlund), Patrik Arve
(as Patrik Knut Arve), Mad Cobra
(as Ewart Everton Brown), Troy Rami, Fabian Torsson
, David Parker and Sylvia Robinson
Performed by Teddybears Sthlm
(as Teddybears) feat. Mad Cobra
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
(contains an interpolation of "Mad Cash Money") See more