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Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a series of films based on the series of books, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, by Jeff Kinney. The series consists of four films: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2011), Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2012) and the upcoming fourth film Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017).

Films

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid was released March 19, 2010,[2] as it moved up from a previously scheduled April 2 release date.[3] Principal production began on September 21, 2009 and was completed on October 16, 2009. The film was directed by Thor Freudenthal and starred Zachary Gordon as Greg Heffley, Robert Capron as Rowley Jefferson, Rachael Harris as Susan Heffley, Steve Zahn as Frank Heffley, Devon Bostick as Rodrick Heffley, Connor and Owen Fielding as Manny Heffley, Chloë Grace Moretz as Angie Steadman, Grayson Russell as Fregley, Laine MacNeil as Patty Farrell, and Karan Brar as Chirag Gupta. It is the only film in the series to be directed by Thor Freudenthal.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2011)

Rodrick Rules is the second film in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid film series. It was released on March 25, 2011 and is based on the second book, Rodrick Rules with scenes from The Last Straw. Principal photography began on August 23, 2010 and was completed on October 27, 2010, with filming taking place in Vancouver and New Westminster. Rodrick Rules was directed by David Bowers, with Zachary Gordon reprising his role as Greg Heffley. New main characters include Holly Hills (Peyton List), Grandpa (Terence Kelly), and Bill Walter (Fran Kranz)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2012)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days is the third film in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid film series. It was released on August 3, 2012 and is based on the third book The Last Straw and the fourth book Dog Days. The film was directed by David Bowers and features the same familiar cast of characters, introducing a few new ones, and also focusing on lesser characters not elaborated on in previous films, including Frank Heffley (Steve Zahn), Mr. Robert Jefferson (Alf Humphreys) and Holly Hills (Peyton List). Dog Days is the first film in the series not to be released in March.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017)

On July 29, 2016, it was announced that a fourth live action Diary of a Wimpy Kid film is in production.Script error It will be the first film without the original cast, with Jason Drucker and Owen Asztalos portraying Greg and Rowley and David Bowers returning as the director.[4] Alicia Silverstone and Tom Everett Scott will portray Greg's parents Susan and Frank, and Charlie Wright will portray Greg's older brother Rodrick.[5] The film will follow Greg convincing his family to go on a road trip for his grandmother's 90th birthday, but he actually intends on attending a convention.[1] It will be released on May 19, 2017.[6]

Cast

Characters Films
Character Diary of a Wimpy Kid
(2010)
Rodrick Rules
(2011)
Dog Days
(2012)
The Long Haul
(2017)
Gregory "Greg" Heffley Zachary Gordon
Nathaniel Marten (adult)
Dylan Bell (young)
L.J. Benet (uncredited singing voice)
Zachary Gordon Jason Drucker[1]
Rowley Jefferson Robert Capron Owen Asztalos[7]
Rodrick Heffley Devon Bostick Devon Bostick
Conner Ingram (young)
Devon Bostick Charlie Wright
Susan Heffley Rachael Harris Alicia Silverstone
Frank Heffley Steve Zahn Tom Everett Scott
Manny Heffley Connor and Owen Fielding Wyatt and Dylan Walters[8]
Chirag Gupta Karan Brar  
Fregley Grayson Russell  
Patricia "Patty" Farrell Laine MacNeil
Madison Bell (young)
Laine MacNeil  
Coach Malone Andrew McNee  
Mr. Jefferson Alf Humphreys  
Mrs. Jefferson Kaye Capron Bronwen Smith  
Angie Steadman Chloë Grace Moretz
Pete Hosey Nicholas Carey
Colin Lee Alex Farris
Mr. Winsky Rob Labelle
Vice Principle Roy Raugi Yu
Bryce Anderson Owen Best
Mrs. Norton Belita Moreno
Bill Walter Cameo in end credits Fran Kranz
Holly Hills   Peyton List  
Grandpa Heffley   Terence Kelly  
Ben Segal Bryce Hodgson  
Heather Hills   Melissa Roxburgh
(Uncredited)[9]
Melissa Roxburgh[10]  
Stan Warren   Philip Maurice Hayes  
Troopmaster Barret   Frank C. Turner  
Sweetie   Oliver  
Lenwood Heath   Tom Stevens  

Crew

Film Director Producer Writer Composer Cinematographer Editor
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Thor Freudenthal Nina Jacobson
Brad Simpson
Jackie Filgo & Jeff Filgo
Gabe Sachs & Jeff Judah
Theodore Shapiro Jack N. Green Wendy Greene Bricmont
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules David Bowers Gabe Sachs & Jeff Judah Edward Shearmur Troy Takaki
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days Maya Forbes & Wally Wolodarsky Anthony B. Richmond
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul[1] Adam Sztykiel & Brett Baer & Dave Finkel Gregory Richard

Reception

Box office performance

Film Release date Budget Box office gross Box office ranking
United States
opening weekend
North America Other
territories
Worldwide All time
North America
All time
worldwide
Diary of a Wimpy Kid[11] March 19, 2010 $15 million $22,126,166 $64,003,625 $11,696,873 $75,700,498 #1,156 N/A
Rodrick Rules[12] March 25, 2011 $21 million $23,751,502 $52,698,535 $19,718,859 $72,417,394 #1,453
Dog Days[13] August 3, 2012 $22 million $14,623,599 $49,008,662 $28,103,514 $77,112,176 #1,580
Total[14] $58 million $165,710,822 $59,519,246 $225,230,068

Critical and public response

Film Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic CinemaScore
Diary of a Wimpy Kid 53% (105 reviews)[15] 56 (27 reviews)[16] A-[17]
Rodrick Rules 47% (97 reviews)[18] 51 (23 reviews)[19] B[17]
Dog Days 51% (71 reviews)[20] 54 (22 reviews)[21] B+[17]
Average 50% 54 B+

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "WATCH: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Announces Its Brand New Leads for Fourth Film, The Long Haul". 
  2. ""Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)" on". Comingsoon.net. March 19, 2010. Retrieved May 7, 2011. 
  3. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules – On Double DVD and Blu-ray Now". Diaryofawimpykidmovie.com. Retrieved May 7, 2011. 
  4. Brew, Simon (July 28, 2016). "Diary of a Wimpy Kid' Franchise Rebooting With New Cast". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 5, 2016. 
  5. Ford, Rebecca (August 12, 2016). "'Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul' Adds Alicia Silverstone (Exclusive)". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 11, 2016. 
  6. Brew, Simon (August 11, 2016). "Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: new film confirmed for 2017". Den of Geek. Retrieved September 11, 2016. 
  7. "Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Is Trying Something Totally Different For Its Next Movie – CINEMABLEND". 28 July 2016. 
  8. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHDw3tN91jA
  9. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2011) – Full Cast & Crew
  10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2012) – Full Cast & Crew
  11. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved October 4, 2016. 
  12. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2011)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved October 4, 2016. 
  13. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2012)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved October 4, 2016. 
  14. "Bridget Jones Movies at the Box Office". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved October 2, 2016. 
  15. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved October 4, 2016. 
  16. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved October 4, 2016. 
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 "CinemaScore". Retrieved July 21, 2016. 
  18. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved October 4, 2016. 
  19. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules: Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved October 4, 2016. 
  20. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved October 4, 2016. 
  21. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days: Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved October 4, 2016. 

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