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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2012)

PG | | Comedy, Family | 3 August 2012 (USA)
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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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David Bowers

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Maya Forbes (screenplay by), Wallace Wolodarsky (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Zachary Gordon ... Greg Heffley
Steve Zahn ... Frank Heffley
Robert Capron ... Rowley Jefferson
Devon Bostick ... Rodrick Heffley
Rachael Harris ... Susan Heffley
Peyton List ... Holly Hills
Grayson Russell ... Fregley
Karan Brar ... Chirag Gupta
Laine MacNeil ... Patty Farrell
Connor Fielding ... Manny Heffley
Owen Fielding ... Manny Heffley
Melissa Roxburgh ... Heather Hills
Philip Maurice Hayes ... Stan Warren
Terence Kelly ... Grandpa Heffley
Bronwen Smith ... Mrs. Jefferson
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Summer vacation started, and Greg has his own way to enjoy it with video games. However, his father wants him to go outside and stop playing video games, and his mother has her own plans, including a reading club. In addition, Greg can't get along with his father. The only thing they have in common is the hatred for the Lil Cutie Comics. Things only get worse after the stay at the beachside cabin goes totally wrong. Will anything go right? At least there's Holly Hills. Written by gamergcfan

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Based on the best-selling books. See more »

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Comedy | Family

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Rated PG for some rude humor | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Thought to be the last of the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" movies although the book series would continue. This was changed after a new cast was assembled for a new movie, Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul. See more »

Goofs

The characters played by Joshua J. Ballard and Matt Mazur are swapped in the end credits. In fact Ballard was Spag Union Tracking Device Boy and Mazur was Spag Union Math Boy. See more »

Quotes

Spag Union Math Boy: I used to play a lot of video games, I was playing all the time. Sometimes two hours a day.
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Crazy Credits

Just like the original and sequel Diary of a Wimpy Kid film, they are no opening credits after the title is shown. See more »

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Edited from Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2011) See more »

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Ginger Pig's Epic Battle
Written and Performed by Lior Rosner
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Wimpy Kid tackles summer in Dog Days
3 August 2012 | by rgblakeySee all my reviews

While The Diary of a Wimpy Kid books were a major hit, the movies never really seemed to hit all that big, but surprisingly have been doing just well enough under the radar to keep the series alive. The latest entry Dog Days brings back all the favorites, combining the third and fourth books in the series, but will it continue to deliver the fun of these characters or will their age slowly start becoming a factor finally close the book on the film series? Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days follows Greg as he hatches a plan to win the girl of his dreams during the summer, but as usual nothing is as simple as it seems for Greg Heffley. There aren't too many films like this that can entertain the adults just as much as the kids, but the Wimpy Kid series does just that. The stories are pretty simple and light on content, but carry just enough fun to keep everyone entertained. This latest entry works really well having numerous laugh out loud moments. While still not quite as entertaining as the first film in the series it does manage to step things up to entertain more than the last film Roderick Rules. All the original cast return and yes the kids are getting bigger, but thanks to the age they starting making these films, everyone is still believable in the grade they are mean to be in. There are a few characters here and there that just aren't all that well acted, but you somehow can let it go thanks to the fun you get with your leads. Sadly there just aren't enough of fan favorites Fregley and Chirag.

If you're looking for that fun film to take the family too without having to suffer through another cartoon or weird princess film, then this is a must see. While it helps to see the other films just to know the characters, you can pretty much watch this as a standalone film. Turn off your brain and have some family fun. No word if another film will becoming for this franchise, but there are still two other books to work from, so we can only hope.

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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,623,599, 5 August 2012

Gross USA:

$49,008,662

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$77,229,695
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