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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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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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Rated PG for some rude humor | See all certifications »

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Dagbok för alla mina fans - Usla utsikter  »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,623,599, 5 August 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$49,008,662

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$77,112,176
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David Bowers: As the Lil' Cutie writer's son, seen in the hotel room's television report. See more »

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When the Cranium shaker moves upwards, we see some mountain scenery and movie studio buildings below, and not the usual boardwalk scenery where the movie should take place. See more »

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Greg Heffley: I can't believe it's so crowded here. Maybe we should come back.
Rodrick Heffley: How about never? Does never sound good?
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Each main character is showcased in a montage during the end credits, with much of the footage taken from the first 2 movies in the series. See more »

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Courtesy of Benair Churchill and The Californias
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Greg's Finest Adventure

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days stars Greg Heffley, a middle schooler who is just trying to have a fun summer, however his Summer plans are different than most others, playing video games all day. Things get complicated when his dad disagrees, a dog comes into the family, and all sorts of trouble breaks loose.

When I first saw Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, I was very impressed, the film was great and it seemed like nothing could beat the sequel, it was much better than the first film. But when I saw Dog Days in the theaters I was amazed, it might have even been better. Loads of times the audience in the theater was cracking up due to some hilarious jokes. The actors did a great job, it's obvious Zachary and Robert have grown skill when it comes to acting, as they are able to deliver their lines well. The dad was probably my favorite character, his hilarious reactions and timing is just hilarious.

The entire movie flowed well, no moments felt dry, and that can be a big problem with some movies today. There will be spaces that just feel empty and leave you to wait 5 minutes for something to happen. But the 2 Wimpy Kid sequels don't have that problem, they always leave something going on. Now, from what I understand some people have called this movie to be too "Childish". I really don't find that true, sure, the books are aimed a little more for kids, as well as the movies. But adults can find the movie just as enjoyable. Many adults in the theaters were laughing along with the kids.

Overall, Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, is a great, fun, enjoyable film for the family. I can't wait to see what the studio is going to do next!


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