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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2012)

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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

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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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This is the only "Wimpy Kid" movie in the trilogy that takes place during summer vacation. See more »


When Susan is telling Frank about Manny's lost Tingy, Frank replies with "I'm sure it'll turn up" while facing forward talking to Susan. In the next shot Susan is behind him finding the Tingy. 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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Each main character is showcased in a montage during the end credits, with much of the footage taken from the first 2 movies in the series. See more »


Edited from Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010) See more »


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Excellent big-screen adaptation of a Jeff Kinney bestseller
17 June 2013 | by (Chantilly, Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

Even though I haven't read the novel, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: RODRICK RULES, in my opinion, is an excellent big-screen adaptation of a Jeff Kinney bestseller. If you ask me, Patty (Laine MacNeil) was a totally b****y ice queen. I think that for many reasons. In my opinion, one of the most hilarious parts of this movie was when Greg (Zachary Gordon) went off the high diving board at the country club swimming pool. If you want to know why, you'll have to see the movie. Also, I thought that the camping trip scene was absolutely hilarious. In conclusion, if you enjoyed the novel or are a fan of anyone in the cast, check this movie out today. You'll be glad you did

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