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The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)

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Upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jared Grace / Simon Grace
... Helen Grace
... Mulgarath
... Mallory Grace
... Richard Grace
... Aunt Lucinda Spiderwick
... Arthur Spiderwick
... Hogsqueal (voice)
... Thimbletack (voice)
Jordy Benattar ... Young Lucinda Spiderwick
... Helen's Co-Worker
Mariah Inger ... Nurse
Jeremy Lavalley ... Tow Truck Driver
Lise Durocher-Viens ... Mrs. Spiderwick
... Additional Performer
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Storyline

Once upon a time, upon moving into the run-down Spiderwick Estate with their mother, twin brothers Jared and Simon Grace, along with their sister Mallory, find themselves pulled into an alternate world full of faeries and other creatures. Unable to explain the strange disappearances and accidents that seem to be happening on a daily basis, the family blames it all on Jared. When he, Simon and Mallory investigate what's really going on, they uncover the fantastic truth of the Spiderwick estate and of the creatures that inhabit it. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Their World Is Closer Than You Think See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for scary creature action and violence, peril and some thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 February 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Spiderwick Chronicles: The IMAX Experience  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,740,537, 17 February 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$71,195,053

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$162,839,667
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jared was called "psycho" by his sister Mallory, Freddie Highmore (who plays Jared) also stars as Norman Bates, in Bates Motel (2013), which is a prequel television series to Psycho (1960). See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 13 mins) During the fight scene in the house, Jared throws several tomato bombs at the invaders. He is shown having only 1 in his hand throughout the scene. But when he throws the bomb a new one appears in his hand. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Helen Grace: [the Grace family arrive to the Spiderwick estate house] There it is. Pretty much how I remember it. I was younger than you last time I was here, Simon
Mallory Grace: Well, it's big.
Simon Grace: Yeah, so I can get bigger pets here, right Mom?
Helen Grace: Sure! Get a cow. Get a whole flock.
Simon Grace: [Simon smiles] Herd.
Helen Grace: That, too. What do you think, Jared? Jared?
Helen Grace: [as Jared listens to his headphones ignoring Helen] Okay, here we go.
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In Loving Memory of Scott Rathner and Stuart Rosenberg See more »

Connections

Referenced in Troldspejlet: Episode #39.9 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

London Bridge Is Falling Down
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Written by Traditional
Performed by Jordy Benattar
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AMAZING Kid's Movie!
17 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

Don't listen to all those 'know it alls' who say the book is better then the movie, so therefore, this movie isn't any good. This was a GREAT movie! Obviously you can't fit a whole book into a kid length movie - so they do the best they can and this was WILDLY successful! It was a fun, suspenseful movie that engages you from the beginning. I went with my 9 year old daughter and she LOVED IT! I haven't seen such a good children's movie in a long, long time! It's a MUST SEE! If your child is easily scared then this may not be the movie for them. While I don't view it as a scary movie - the goblins and action might be startling for sensitive kids.


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