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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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Grandpa Heffley
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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 USA:

$14,623,599, 5 August 2012, Wide Release

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


A sequel was in the works but cancelled when the protagonists underwent a major growth spurt suddenly. See more »


When Rowley, his parents and Greg were playing "I love you because" game, Greg says "How do you even win this game?" though he doesn't speak those lines. See more »


Greg Heffley: [seeing yearbook photo of Greg when he was a much younger kid] What the heck?
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Crazy Credits

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 »


Followed by Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017) See more »


When Johnny Comes Marching Home
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It's not as funny as its predecessors, but this series still delivers
10 August 2012 | by See all my reviews

If you're a fan of the first 2 movies, you'll probably like this one, but somehow, the word "hilarity" doesn't much apply this time around. Maybe it's because Greg has gotten a little older, or maybe the scope of the movie is bigger, or maybe it's because Greg's family aren't seen much this time. Or maybe it's because nothing in Greg's life this time around seems to be truly at stake. Whatever the reason, the movie is slightly less funny. But the movie does have some interesting ideas, so I guess it's still worth the ticket price. Just don't keep your hopes up high, at least not in the laughs department.

*** out of ****

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