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
It's Not A Diary. It's A Movie.
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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
Gross USA: $64,003,625
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $75,700,498
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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As of February 2019, the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series as a whole is the 12th-best selling book series in the world. The 11th-best selling is the Robert Langdon series by Dan Brown, the 10th-best selling is the San-Antonio series by Frédéric Dard, the 3rd-best selling is the Perry Mason series by Erle Stanley Gardner, the 2nd-best selling is the Goosebumps series by R.L. Stine, and the very best selling is the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. See more
Some of the foam from the fire extinguisher is sprayed onto Greg. Two shots later, Greg is clean. See more
This place is an intellectual wasteland.
Other than the film's name, there are no opening credits. See more
The word "crappy" in Rodrick's sentence is changed to "queasy" when aired on Disney Channel. See more
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