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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2012)

PG | | Comedy, Family | 3 August 2012 (USA)
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School's out. Summer vacation is on. However, Greg may not have the best summer vacation ever. What could go wrong?



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Summer vacation started, and Greg has his own way to enjoy it with video games. However, his father wants him to go outside and stop playing video games, and his mother has her own plans, including a reading club. In addition, Greg can't get along with his father. The only thing they have in common is the hatred for the Lil Cutie Comics. Things only get worse after the stay at the beachside cabin goes totally wrong. Will anything go right? At least there's Holly Hills. Written by gamergcfan

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Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some rude humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

3 August 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dagbok för alla mina fans - Usla utsikter  »

Box Office


$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,623,599 (USA) (3 August 2012)


$49,002,815 (USA) (14 December 2012)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is the only film in the series to not have a poster with Greg casting a shadow of the original book character. However, the original character still shows up on the poster, but only as a head. See more »


Although the movie is set during the summer holidays, fall foliage is clearly visible throughout the film. See more »


[from trailer]
Greg Heffley: I can't believe it's so crowded here. Maybe we should come back.
Rodrick Heffley: How about never? Does never sound good?
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Crazy Credits

Just like the original and sequel Diary of a Wimpy Kid film, they are no opening credits after the title is shown. See more »


I'm Thinking Sunshine
Written by Kevin Bard, Blake Healy (as Timothy Healy) and Mark Rosas
Performed by Max & Simon
Courtesy of Blake Healy
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User Reviews

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Dog Days....a very funny and enjoyable movie!
4 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We went to go see the new Diary of a Wimpy Kid Movie-Dog Days and were pleasantly surprised as to how funny and entertaining it was. This is a really good movie for anyone who likes to laugh. You can't help but love this film because it will touch you on so many levels.

A very relatable story about growing up and family dynamics...this film hit home in so many areas for my husband and I. The actor who played the main character (Greg) in the movie- Zach Gordon -was just wonderful, and so believable. He has a bright future in Hollywood. It was hard not to root for him. Steve Zahn(who played Greg's dad) was great also and so was Devon Bostik as Greg's older and tormenting brother. There hasn't been a good, solid, fun movie like this one in a long time.

This movie isn't just for kids. No matter how old you are you can't help but enjoy this movie. I really recommend that if you like good, fun film entertainment, without all the $200,000,000.00 dollar special effects,hands down,this is, definitely, the "go to movie"!

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