Diary of a Wimpy Kid (film series)

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid films
Diary of a Wimpy Kid film series.jpg
The logo for the films
Directed by
Produced by
Screenplay by
Based on Diary of a Wimpy Kid series
by Jeff Kinney
Starring
Narrated by Zachary Gordon (13)
Jason Drucker (4)
Music by
Cinematography
Edited by
  • Wendy Greene Bricmont (1)
  • Troy Takaki (2-4)
Production
company
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date
  • 1: March 19, 2010
  • 2: March 25, 2011
  • 3: August 3, 2012
  • 4: May 19, 2017
Country United States
Language English
Budget Total (4 films)
$80 million
Box office Total (3 films)
$225,230,068

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 latest fourth film Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017).

Films[edit]

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)[edit]

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 Freudenthal. The Original Score for the movie was composed by Theodore Shapiro.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2011)[edit]

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). Edward Shearmur composes the original score for the film.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2012)[edit]

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)[edit]

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul was released on May 19, 2017, and is the first film to feature an entirely new cast. Jason Drucker and Charlie Wright portray Greg and Rodrick Heffley, and Tom Everett Scott and Alicia Silverstone as their parents, Frank and Susan.[4] The film follows Greg and Rodrick convincing their family to go on a road trip for their grandmother's 90th birthday, but they actually plan on attending a video game convention.[1] The film received mixed to negative reviews upon release.[5]

Cast[edit]

Character Films
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
(2010)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid:
Rodrick Rules

(2011)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid:
Dog Days

(2012)
Diary of a Wimpy Kid:
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
Rowley Jefferson Robert Capron Owen Asztalos
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
Chirag Gupta Karan Brar  
Fregley Grayson Russell  
Patricia "Patty" Farrell Lanie 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 Ferris
Mr. Winsky Rob Labelle
Vice Principle Roy Raugi Yu
Bill Walter Cameo in end credits Fran Kranz
Holly Hills   Peyton List  
Grandpa Heffley   Terence Kelly Photograph
Heather Hills   Marcia Miller
(Uncredited)[6]
Melissa Roxburgh[7]  
Stan Warren   Philip Maurice Hayes  
Troopmaster Barret   Frank C. Turner  
Sweetie   Oliver  
Mac Digby   Joshua Hoover
Mr. Beardo   Chris Coppola
Meemaw   Mimi Gould

Crew[edit]

Role Film
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
(2010)
Rodrick Rules
(2011)
Dog Days
(2012)
The Long Haul[1]
(2017)
Director Thor Freudenthal David Bowers
Producer Nina Jacobson
Brad Simpson
Writer Jackie Filgo
Jeff Filgo
Gabe Sachs
Jeff Judah
Gabe Sachs
Jeff Judah
Maya Forbes
Wally Wolodarsky
Jeff Kinney
David Bowers
Composer Theodore Shapiro Edward Shearmur
Cinematographer Jack N. Green Anthony B. Richmond
Editor Wendy Greene Bricmont Troy Takaki
Allan Joseph John
Troy Takaki
Production company Color Force
Dune Entertainment
Color Force
TSG Entertainment
Distributor 20th Century Fox
Running time 94 minutes 101 minutes 96 minutes 90 minutes
Release date March 19, 2010 March 25, 2011 August 3, 2012 May 19, 2017

Reception[edit]

Box office performance[edit]

Film Release date Budget Box office gross
North America Other
territories
Worldwide
Diary of a Wimpy Kid[8] March 19, 2010 $15 million $64,003,625 $11,696,873 $75,700,498
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules[9] March 25, 2011 $21 million $52,698,535 $19,718,859 $72,417,394
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days[10] August 3, 2012 $22 million $49,008,662 $28,103,514 $77,112,176
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul[11] May 19, 2017 $22 million $19,850,995 $8,628,548 $28,479,543
Total $80 million $165,710,822 $59,519,246 $225,230,068

Critical and public response[edit]

Film Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic CinemaScore
Diary of a Wimpy Kid 53% (106 reviews)[12] 56 (27 reviews)[13] A-[14]
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules 47% (98 reviews)[15] 51 (23 reviews)[16] A-[14]
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days 51% (71 reviews)[17] 54 (22 reviews)[18] A-[14]
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul 18% (60 reviews)[19] 39 (16 reviews)[20] B[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "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. ^ https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/diary_of_a_wimpy_kid_the_long_haul/
  6. ^ Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2011) – Full Cast & Crew
  7. ^ Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2012) – Full Cast & Crew
  8. ^ "Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved October 4, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (2011)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved October 4, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2012)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved October 4, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved October 2, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Diary of a Wimpy Kid". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved October 4, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved October 4, 2016. 
  14. ^ a b c d "CinemaScore". Retrieved July 21, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved October 4, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules: Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved October 4, 2016. 
  17. ^ "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved October 4, 2016. 
  18. ^ "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days: Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved October 4, 2016. 
  19. ^ "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (2017)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved May 20, 2017. 
  20. ^ "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved May 20, 2017.