Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $49,008,662Details
International Box Office $28,221,033
Worldwide Box Office $77,229,695
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $15,897,870 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $4,392,635 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $20,290,505
Further financial details...

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Synopsis

During his summer vacation, "Wimpy Kid" Greg Heffley, the hero of the successful book series, hatches a plan to pretend he has a job at a ritzy country club - which fails to keep him away from the season's dog days, including embarrassing mishaps at a public pool and a camping trip that goes horribly wrong.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
Critics
51% - Rotten
Audience
63% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$22,000,000
Theatrical Release: August 3rd, 2012 (Wide) by 20th Century Fox
Video Release: December 18th, 2012 by Fox Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for some rude humor.
(Rating bulletin 2214, 3/14/2012)
Franchise: Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Keywords: Summer Vacation, Animated Sequences, Sibling Rivalry, Dysfunctional Family, Camping, Voiceover/Narration, First Love, Tennis
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Companies: Fox 2000 Pictures, Color Force, Dune Entertainment

Blu-ray Sales: New Releases are Far From Perfect

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DVD Sales: Ted Takes Down the Competition

While there were a number of new releases to reach the to 30 of the DVD sales chart this week, Ted was able to remain in first place. It sold an additional 1.04 million units while generating $18.59 million, lifting its totals to 2.71 million units / $45.24 million after two weeks of release. More...

2012 - Holiday Gift Guide - Part IV

There are only a few days left till Christmas and we are officially in the panic zone for gift shopping. This week we have our final installment of our annual Holiday Gift Guide. Part I dealt with first run releases, Part II dealt with TV on DVD releases, Part III dealt with limited releases, foreign titles, and classics. This week, we deal with some music, books, games, as well as releases from the first three parts that I forgot the first time around. As always, there are quite a few in that last category. (I also use this time to burn off some releases that arrived late. This way I can get through all of the late reviews quicker than normal and actually have enough time to celebrate Christmas.) More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for December 18th, 2012

It's the last week before Christmas, which means it is the last chance for last minute gifts. There are a number of first-run releases coming out this week, some of which are not coming out till Friday, or even next Monday. There are also quite a few limited releases and TV on DVD releases hitting the home market this week. However, none of these were big hits and very few earned strong praise from critics. That doesn't mean there are none that are worth picking up. In fact, we have a trio of contenders for Pick of the Week. Shameless: The Complete Second Season on DVD or Blu-ray; Pitch Perfect on DVD or Blu-ray Combo Pack; and Arbitrage on DVD or Blu-ray. It was a close call, but in the end I went with Arbitrage. Also coming out this week is Rush: 2012 - CD and Blu-ray in a Deluxe Edition or Super Deluxe Edition, which is a clear winner of Puck of the Week. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Legacy Leads Competition, Weekend Still Weak

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Contest: Top Dog: Winning Announcement

The winners of our Top Dog were determined and they are... More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: New Releases Can't Rise to the Occasion

As I've mentioned before, for a film to repeat at the top of the box office, it generally just needs to earn a massive opening and to avoid a big fall during its sophomore stint. However, for a film to earn first place at the box office three times in a row, it needs help from weak new releases. This is certainly the case with The Dark Knight Rises. Granted, it did hold on better than expected this weekend, but the two new releases, Total Recall and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, were so far behind that The Dark Knight Rises would have won with ease, even if it just missed expectations. The weakness in the new releases resulted in the overall box office falling 8.5% from last week to just $123 million. More importantly, this was 27% lower than the same weekend last year. 2012 is still head of 2011's pace, but the margin has been reduced to just 4.2% at $6.80 billion to $6.53 billion. If things don't turn around soon, 2012 might relinquish its lead before the end of the year. More...

Weekend Estimates: Dark Knight Recalled for Third Weekend

The Dark Knight Rises will become the third film this year to top the weekend box office chart for three weeks running, thanks in part to another reasonably strong weekend (down 41% from last time), but mainly because Total Recall will muster only a decidedly so-so $26 million on debut, according to Sony's Sunday estimate. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days is expected to pull in about $14.7 million for Fox, rounding out another weekend where new movies have failed to catch on with audiences. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Dark Knight Complete Threepeat, or Will Recall Rise to the Top?

The Dark Knight Rises should have a relatively easy time earning first place this weekend, but the new releases are stronger than last week. There are some that think Total Recall will earn first place, but there are also some who think it won't open with as much as the original opened with, despite more than 20 years of inflation and a change in the business that favors bigger opening weekends. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days is playing counter-programming and while there's not a lot of direct competition in theaters, it is still aiming for a midlevel hit, and no more. Last year, Rise of the Planet of the Apes opened with more than $54 million and there's really no chance that will be replicated this weekend and August will very likely start out on a losing note. More...

2012 Preview: August

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Contest: Top Dog

Next week there are two wide releases coming out, Total Recall and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days. I think it is a safe bet Total Recall will come out on top of the box office... Actually, it is a safe bet The Dark Knight Rises will complete the hat trick on top of the box office chart, while Total Recall will be the best of the new releases. However, since our prizes this week are aimed at kids, we will use Dog Days as the target film for this week's box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days. Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a copy of iCarly: Season Four on DVD. Meanwhile, whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a copy of iCarly: Season Four on DVD. Finally, one other entrant will be chosen regardless of what they predicted, and they will win the last copy of iCarly: Season Four on DVD. Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

Cast

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
Laine Macneil    Patty Farrell
Connor Fielding    Manny Heffley
Owen Fielding    Manny Heffley
Heather Hills    Melissa Roxburgh
Philip Maurice Hayes    Stan Warren
Terence Kelly    Grandpa Heffley
Bronwen Smith    Mrs. Jefferson
Alfred E. Humphreys    Mr. Jefferson
Elise Gatien    Madison
John Shaw    Ms. Draybick
Andrew McNee    Coach Malone
Tom Stevens    Lenwood Heath
Bryce Hodgson    Ben Segal
Christopher Thorgard De-Schuster    Chris the Bass Player
Dalila Bela    Taylor Pringle
Frank C. Turner    Troop Master Barrett
Emily Holmes    Mrs. Hills
Jeff Kinney    Mr. Hills
Amitai Marmorstein    Cranium Shaker Operator
Roan Curtis    Girl at Cranium Shaker #1
Sydney Wong    Girl at Cranium Shaker #2
Reese Alexander    Cop
Cameron Mitchell, Jr.    Country Club Manager
Latonya Williams    Receptionest Amy
Nicole Fraissinet    Receptionist Julie
Doug Abrahams    Rodrick's Rescuer
Melody B. Choi    Snack Bar Girl
Wanda Ayala    High Diving Fan
Kyle Cassie    Country Club Waiter
Kevin James    Country Club Pool Guy
Amy Esterle    Country Club Waitress
Gerry Durand    Country Club Valet
Joshua J. Ballard    Spag Union Math Boy
Matt Mazur    Spag Union Tracking Device Boy
Jared Abrahamson    Tim Warren
Matteo Stefan    Biff Warren
Collin Mackechnie    Chip Warren
Sofia Bowers    Li'l Cutie
Dawn Chubai    Newscaster
Anne Openshaw    Mrs. Warren
Keigh Mackechnie    Man in Kitchen
Simon Chin    Restaurant Owner
BJ Harrison    Dry Cleaner
Russell Roberts    Confederate Soldier
Paul Fisher    Spag Union Announcer
David Palacio    Spag Union Boy

Production and Technical Credits

Director    David Bowers
Screenwriter    Maya Forbes
Screenwriter    Wallace Wolodarsky
Based upon the book by    Jeff Kinney
Producer    Nina Jacobson
Producer    Brad Simpson
Executive Producer    Jeff Kinney
Executive Producer    Jeremiah Samuels
Director of Photography    Anthony B. Richmond
Production Designer    Brent Thomas
Editor    Troy Takaki
Composer    Edward Shearmur
Music Supervisor    Julia Michels
Costume Designer    Monique Prudhomme
U.S. Casting by    Ronna Kress
Canadian Casting by    Coreen Mayrs
Canadian Casting by    Heike Brandstatter

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/08/03 3 $5,839,346   3,391 $1,722   $5,839,346 1
2012/08/04 3 $5,052,188 -13% 3,391 $1,490   $10,891,534 2
2012/08/05 3 $3,732,065 -26% 3,391 $1,101   $14,623,599 3
2012/08/06 3 $1,977,307 -47% 3,391 $583   $16,600,906 4
2012/08/07 3 $2,291,205 +16% 3,391 $676   $18,892,111 5
2012/08/08 4 $1,720,108 -25% 3,391 $507   $20,612,219 6
2012/08/09 4 $1,741,789 +1% 3,391 $514   $22,354,008 7
2012/08/10 5 $2,863,272 +64% 3,401 $842   $25,217,280 8
2012/08/11 6 $3,117,531 +9% 3,401 $917   $28,334,811 9
2012/08/12 6 $2,021,363 -35% 3,401 $594   $30,356,174 10
2012/08/13 5 $1,113,759 -45% 3,401 $327   $31,469,933 11
2012/08/14 5 $1,505,755 +35% 3,401 $443   $32,975,688 12
2012/08/15 6 $1,035,774 -31% 3,401 $305   $34,011,462 13
2012/08/16 7 $900,859 -13% 3,401 $265   $34,912,321 14
2012/08/17 9 $1,168,725 +30% 2,737 $427   $36,081,046 15
2012/08/18 9 $1,595,272 +36% 2,737 $583   $37,676,318 16
2012/08/19 9 $1,070,740 -33% 2,737 $391   $38,747,058 17
2012/08/20 9 $513,746 -52% 2,737 $188   $39,260,804 18
2012/08/21 9 $605,095 +18% 2,737 $221   $39,865,899 19
2012/08/22 10 $401,571 -34% 2,308 $174   $40,267,470 20
2012/08/23 11 $370,130 -8% 2,308 $160   $40,637,600 21
2012/08/24 13 $613,105 +66% 1,965 $312   $41,250,705 22
2012/08/25 13 $986,403 +61% 1,965 $502   $42,237,108 23
2012/08/26 12 $646,409 -34% 1,965 $329   $42,883,517 24
2012/08/27 12 $279,200 -57% 1,965 $142   $43,162,717 25
2012/08/28 12 $300,671 +8% 1,965 $153   $43,463,388 26
2012/08/29 14 $152,810 -49% 1,547 $99   $43,616,198 27
2012/08/30 - $151,390 -1% 1,547 $98   $43,767,588 28
2012/08/31 - $299,433 +98% 1,204 $249   $44,067,021 29
2012/09/01 - $548,132 +83% 1,204 $455   $44,615,153 30
2012/09/02 - $571,173 +4% 1,204 $474   $45,186,326 31
2012/09/03 - $582,162 +2% 1,204 $484   $45,768,488 32
2012/09/04 - $89,742 -85% 1,204 $75   $45,858,230 33
2012/09/05 - $44,901 -50% 1,204 $37   $45,903,131 34
2012/09/06 - $21,478 -52% 1,204 $18   $45,924,609 35
2012/09/07 - $144,612 +573% 931 $155   $46,069,221 36
2012/09/08 - $434,514 +200% 931 $467   $46,503,735 37
2012/09/09 - $238,365 -45% 931 $256   $46,742,100 38
2012/09/10 - $22,502 -91% 931 $24   $46,764,602 39
2012/09/11 - $26,370 +17% 931 $28   $46,790,972 40
2012/09/12 - $21,085 -20% 931 $23   $46,812,057 41
2012/09/13 - $20,730 -2% 931 $22   $46,832,787 42
2012/09/14 - $102,056 +392% 591 $173   $46,934,843 43
2012/09/15 - $249,596 +145% 591 $422   $47,184,439 44
2012/09/16 - $157,691 -37% 591 $267   $47,342,130 45
2012/09/17 - $40,809 -74% 591 $69   $47,382,939 46
2012/09/18 - $34,391 -16% 591 $58   $47,417,330 47
2012/09/19 - $16,009 -53% 591 $27   $47,433,339 48
2012/09/20 - $15,060 -6% 591 $25   $47,448,399 49
2012/09/21 - $69,183 +359% 374 $185   $47,517,582 50
2012/09/22 - $162,245 +135% 374 $434   $47,679,827 51
2012/09/23 - $99,491 -39% 374 $266   $47,779,318 52
2012/09/24 - $14,846 -85% 374 $40   $47,794,164 53
2012/09/25 - $14,713 -1% 374 $39   $47,808,877 54
2012/09/26 - $23,233 +58% 374 $62   $47,832,110 55
2012/09/27 - $11,879 -49% 374 $32   $47,843,989 56
2012/09/28 - $44,290 +273% 332 $133   $47,888,279 57
2012/09/29 - $91,381 +106% 332 $275   $47,979,660 58
2012/09/30 - $55,051 -40% 332 $166   $48,034,711 59
2012/10/01 - $10,254 -81% 332 $31   $48,044,965 60
2012/10/02 - $11,107 +8% 332 $33   $48,056,072 61
2012/10/03 - $9,049 -19% 332 $27   $48,065,121 62
2012/10/04 - $10,403 +15% 332 $31   $48,075,524 63
2012/10/05 - $44,562 +328% 257 $173   $48,120,086 64
2012/10/06 - $79,359 +78% 257 $309   $48,199,445 65
2012/10/07 - $53,151 -33% 257 $207   $48,252,596 66
2012/10/08 - $31,358 -41% 257 $122   $48,283,954 67
2012/10/09 - $12,822 -59% 257 $50   $48,296,776 68
2012/10/10 - $9,748 -24% 257 $38   $48,306,524 69
2012/10/11 - $12,041 +24% 257 $47   $48,318,565 70
2012/10/12 - $30,149 +150% 176 $171   $48,348,714 71
2012/10/13 - $55,221 +83% 176 $314   $48,403,935 72
2012/10/14 - $36,823 -33% 176 $209   $48,440,758 73
2012/10/15 - $7,233 -80% 176 $41   $48,447,991 74
2012/10/16 - $5,905 -18% 176 $34   $48,453,896 75
2012/10/17 - $6,974 +18% 176 $40   $48,460,870 76
2012/10/18 - $11,076 +59% 176 $63   $48,471,946 77
2012/10/19 - $26,854 +142% 149 $180   $48,498,800 78
2012/10/20 - $45,801 +71% 149 $307   $48,544,601 79
2012/10/21 - $29,762 -35% 149 $200   $48,574,363 80
2012/10/22 - $4,657 -84% 149 $31   $48,579,020 81
2012/10/23 - $5,108 +10% 149 $34   $48,584,128 82
2012/10/24 - $4,262 -17% 149 $29   $48,588,390 83
2012/10/25 - $5,685 +33% 149 $38   $48,594,075 84
2012/10/26 - $15,766 +177% 116 $136   $48,609,841 85
2012/10/27 - $28,871 +83% 116 $249   $48,638,712 86
2012/10/28 - $19,950 -31% 116 $172   $48,658,662 87
2012/10/29 - $3,755 -81% 116 $32   $48,662,417 88
2012/10/30 - $3,904 +4% 116 $34   $48,666,321 89
2012/10/31 - $3,581 -8% 116 $31   $48,669,902 90
2012/11/01 - $3,972 +11% 116 $34   $48,673,874 91
2012/11/02 - $11,029 +178% 95 $116   $48,684,903 92
2012/11/03 - $29,778 +170% 95 $313   $48,714,681 93
2012/11/04 - $22,366 -25% 95 $235   $48,737,047 94
2012/11/05 - $3,034 -86% 95 $32   $48,740,081 95
2012/11/06 - $7,413 +144% 95 $78   $48,747,494 96
2012/11/07 - $2,374 -68% 95 $25   $48,749,868 97
2012/11/08 - $2,645 +11% 95 $28   $48,752,513 98
2012/11/09 - $10,640 +302% 82 $130   $48,763,153 99
2012/11/10 - $24,145 +127% 82 $294   $48,787,298 100
2012/11/11 - $19,170 -21% 82 $234   $48,806,468 101
2012/11/12 - $16,050 -16% 82 $196   $48,822,518 102
2012/11/13 - $2,010 -87% 82 $25   $48,824,528 103
2012/11/14 - $1,802 -10% 82 $22   $48,826,330 104
2012/11/15 - $2,173 +21% 82 $27   $48,828,503 105
2012/11/16 - $7,926 +265% 72 $110   $48,836,429 106
2012/11/17 - $19,561 +147% 72 $272   $48,855,990 107
2012/11/18 - $13,527 -31% 72 $188   $48,869,517 108
2012/11/19 - $6,942 -49% 72 $96   $48,876,459 109
2012/11/20 - $8,872 +28% 72 $123   $48,885,331 110
2012/11/21 - $8,565 -3% 62 $138   $48,893,896 111
2012/11/22 - $3,733 -56% 62 $60   $48,897,629 112
2012/11/23 - $14,103 +278% 59 $239   $48,911,732 113
2012/11/24 - $16,193 +15% 59 $274   $48,927,925 114
2012/11/25 - $9,062 -44% 59 $154   $48,936,987 115
2012/11/26 - $1,035 -89% 59 $18   $48,938,022 116
2012/11/27 - $1,128 +9% 59 $19   $48,939,150 117
2012/11/28 - $1,174 +4% 59 $20   $48,940,324 118
2012/11/29 - $757 -36% 59 $13   $48,941,081 119
2012/11/30 - $4,174 +451% 52 $80   $48,945,255 120
2012/12/01 - $11,102 +166% 52 $214   $48,956,357 121
2012/12/02 - $7,202 -35% 52 $139   $48,963,559 122
2012/12/03 - $598 -92% 52 $12   $48,964,157 123
2012/12/04 - $912 +53% 52 $18   $48,965,069 124
2012/12/05 - $1,101 +21% 52 $21   $48,966,170 125
2012/12/06 - $778 -29% 52 $15   $48,966,948 126
2012/12/07 - $3,497 +349% 47 $74   $48,970,445 127
2012/12/08 - $8,552 +145% 47 $182   $48,978,997 128
2012/12/09 - $5,796 -32% 47 $123   $48,984,793 129
2012/12/10 - $623 -89% 47 $13   $48,985,416 130
2012/12/11 - $762 +22% 47 $16   $48,986,178 131
2012/12/12 - $797 +5% 47 $17   $48,986,975 132
2012/12/13 - $772 -3% 47 $16   $48,987,747 133
2012/12/14 - $2,248 +191% 41 $55   $48,989,995 134
2012/12/15 - $8,011 +256% 41 $195   $48,998,006 135
2012/12/16 - $4,809 -40% 41 $117   $49,002,815 136
2012/12/17 - $817 -83% 41 $20   $49,003,632 137
2012/12/18 - $1,200 +47% 41 $29   $49,004,832 138
2012/12/19 - $1,752 +46% 41 $43   $49,006,584 139
2012/12/20 - $2,078 +19% 41 $51   $49,008,662 140

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/08/03 3 $14,623,599   3,391 $4,312   $14,623,599 3
2012/08/10 6 $8,002,166 -45% 3,401 $2,353   $30,356,174 10
2012/08/17 9 $3,834,737 -52% 2,737 $1,401   $38,747,058 17
2012/08/24 13 $2,245,917 -41% 1,965 $1,143   $42,883,517 24
2012/08/31 16 $1,418,738 -37% 1,204 $1,178   $45,186,326 31
2012/09/07 17 $817,491 -42% 931 $878   $46,742,100 38
2012/09/14 22 $509,343 -38% 591 $862   $47,342,130 45
2012/09/21 27 $330,919 -35% 374 $885   $47,779,318 52
2012/09/28 29 $190,722 -42% 332 $574   $48,034,711 59
2012/10/05 26 $177,072 -7% 257 $689   $48,252,596 66
2012/10/12 26 $122,193 -31% 176 $694   $48,440,758 73
2012/10/19 32 $102,417 -16% 149 $687   $48,574,363 80
2012/10/26 38 $64,587 -37% 116 $557   $48,658,662 87
2012/11/02 42 $63,173 -2% 95 $665   $48,737,047 94
2012/11/09 40 $53,955 -15% 82 $658   $48,806,468 101
2012/11/16 42 $41,014 -24% 72 $570   $48,869,517 108
2012/11/23 46 $39,358 -4% 59 $667   $48,936,987 115
2012/11/30 56 $22,478 -43% 52 $432   $48,963,559 122
2012/12/07 63 $17,845 -21% 47 $380   $48,984,793 129
2012/12/14 58 $15,068 -16% 41 $368   $49,002,815 136

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/23/20126396,334 396,334$6,864,505$6,864,5051
12/30/20129187,040-53% 583,374$2,803,730$9,668,2342
1/6/201311106,931-43% 690,305$2,065,907$11,734,1413
1/13/20132437,733-65% 728,038$729,002$12,463,1434
1/20/20132921,145-44% 749,183$316,329$12,779,4725

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/23/20121598,871 98,871$2,215,693$2,215,6931
12/30/20121736,348-63% 135,219$739,673$2,955,3662

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