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?
All of the children did their own singing in the audition scene on stage for the school play, except Greg Heffley. 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
Dear Gregory, I'm very sorry I chased you with a booger on my finger. Here, I put it on this paper so you can get me back.
The 75th Anniversary variant of the animated 20th Century Fox logo at the beginning of the movie changes to a cartoonified version. The word "CENTURY" appears to be shaded. See more
The word "crappy" in Rodrick's sentence is changed to "queasy" when aired on Disney Channel. See more
TIME TO DIE
Written by Ali Dee
(as Ali Dee Theodore) and Joey Katsaros
Performed by Löded Diper See more