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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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Comedy | Family

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Rated PG for some rude humor | See all certifications »

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3 August 2012 (USA)  »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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[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 »


References Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979) See more »


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Greg's Finest Adventure
4 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days stars Greg Heffley, a middle schooler who is just trying to have a fun summer, however his Summer plans are different than most others, playing video games all day. Things get complicated when his dad disagrees, a dog comes into the family, and all sorts of trouble breaks loose.

When I first saw Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, I was very impressed, the film was great and it seemed like nothing could beat the sequel, it was much better than the first film. But when I saw Dog Days in the theaters I was amazed, it might have even been better. Loads of times the audience in the theater was cracking up due to some hilarious jokes. The actors did a great job, it's obvious Zachary and Robert have grown skill when it comes to acting, as they are able to deliver their lines well. The dad was probably my favorite character, his hilarious reactions and timing is just hilarious.

The entire movie flowed well, no moments felt dry, and that can be a big problem with some movies today. There will be spaces that just feel empty and leave you to wait 5 minutes for something to happen. But the 2 Wimpy Kid sequels don't have that problem, they always leave something going on. Now, from what I understand some people have called this movie to be too "Childish". I really don't find that true, sure, the books are aimed a little more for kids, as well as the movies. But adults can find the movie just as enjoyable. Many adults in the theaters were laughing along with the kids.

Overall, Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, is a great, fun, enjoyable film for the family. I can't wait to see what the studio is going to do next!

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