To Greg Heffley, middle school is the dumbest idea ever invented. It's a place rigged with hundreds of social landmines, not the least of which are morons, wedgies, swirlies, bullies, lunchtime banishment to the cafeteria floor - and a festering piece of cheese with nuclear cooties. To survive the never-ending ordeal and attain the recognition and status he feels he so richly deserves, Greg devises an endless series of can't-miss schemes, all of which, of course, go awry. And he's getting it all down on paper, via a diary - "it's NOT a diary, it's a journal!" Greg insists, preferring the less-sissyfied designation - filled with his opinions, thoughts, tales of family trials and tribulations, and (would-be) schoolyard triumphs. "One day when I'm famous," writes Greg, "I'll have better things to do than answer people's stupid questions all day." So was born the Wimpy Kid's diary.
Twentieth Century Fox
19 March 2010 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Movie
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Opening Weekend USA: $22,126,166,
21 March 2010, Wide Release
Gross USA: $64,003,625
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $75,700,498
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?
In the Christmas scene where Greg throws a football at Rowley as he is riding down the hill, Zachary Gordon didn't actually throw the ball. He just pretended to throw it during filming and the ball was added later on as a visual effect. See more
A witch decoration by the stairs in the Heffley house is moving around. In another shot, the witch is still. If you look carefully when Greg and Rowley are outside, the witch is moving again. See more
I need something to make me a class favorite.
What about class favorites?
Don't you ever say hi or hello before you start talking?
Greg is only here because he wants to get into.
Rowley! I was just saying that I would really like to nail these people because it's so obvious they're only doing these activities to get into the yearbook.
You know, I like your point of view. You should sign up for the school paper. We are the voice of the people. Well, the people are ...
Other than the film's name, there are no opening credits. See more
NEVER MISS A BEAT
Written by Nick Baines
(as Nicholas Matthew Baines), Nick Hodgson
(as Nicholas James David Hodgson), Simon Rix
(as James Simon Rix), Andrew White
(as Andrew Robert White) and Ricky Wilson
(as Charles Richard Wilson)
Performed by Kaiser Chiefs
(as The Kaiser Chiefs)
Courtesy of Universal Records / B-Unique Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more