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
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?
Patty performs in a British accent while playing Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz play (Dorothy is an American character from Kansas). See more
When Greg opens the school door at the start of the movie, a trash can is knocked over and it is completely full. This scene was set at the very beginning of the school year, making a full trash can seem strange as they would have been emptied over the summer. See more
[looking at class favorites
The class favorites.
[opening the section
They're the best in their class. These people aren't nobodies. They're famous. They don't have to worry about getting a seat in the cafeteria, either. Check this out. There's tons of things I qualify for: "Most Likely to Succeed", "Best Looking", "Class Clown". They should just give that to me right now.
Don't you have to be funny for that?
[spotting something in the section
Hey! We can try for cutest friends!
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
Written by Craig Nicholls
Performed by The Vines
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music See more