|Mar 19, 2010||Diary of a Wimpy Kid||$15,000,000||$22,126,166||$64,003,625||$76,954,311||Play|
|Mar 25, 2011||Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules||$18,000,000||$23,751,502||$52,698,535||$73,695,194||Play|
|Aug 3, 2012||Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days||$22,000,000||$14,623,599||$49,008,662||$77,229,695||Play|
Box Office History for Diary of a Wimpy Kid Movies
|Aug 3, 2010||Diary of a Wimpy Kid||$41,246,244||$4,217,164||$45,463,408|
|Jun 21, 2011||Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules||$18,415,909||$2,412,422||$20,828,331|
|Dec 18, 2012||Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days||$16,414,411||$4,564,868||$20,979,279|
October 1st, 2016
September is over and we should all be glad about that. Unless the final weekend brings a surprise $100 million hit or two, 2016’s lead over 2015 will shrink over the month. There were some bright spots, most notably Sully, which will be the biggest hit of the month. On the other hand, we had more outright bombs than even midlevel hits. Sadly, October isn’t much better. There are a couple of films that could be $100 million hits, but most of the films will struggle to become midlevel hits. Both Inferno and The Girl on the Train are aiming for $100 million. One of them might get there too. If both get there, then October will be seen as a success. By comparison, last October was led by The Martian; however, because of a misalignment in the calendar, The Martian’s opening weekend actually lines up with the final weekend in September. It had great legs, so that will help 2015 early in the month, but the rest of the month was terrible last year and I think 2016 will come out ahead as a result.
October 14th, 2014
There were four new releases in the top ten, plus another that just missed that mark. Despite the competition, Gone Girl remained in first place and it earned a little more than expected. The biggest surprise was Dracula Untold, which earned first place on Friday and nearly took first place over the weekend. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day grabbed third place, while there were other reasons to celebrate lower on the chart as well. Overall, the box office was on par with last weekend at $147 million. It was technically higher, but by 0.2%. Compared to last year, the box office was 26% higher, which was much better than anticipated. 2014 is still well behind 2013 by more than $300 million at $7.87 billion to $8.18 million, but every little bit helps. At this point, we are more concerned about limiting the losses than we are worried about completing the comeback.
August 1st, 2013
July was hit and miss at the box office, mostly miss. In fact, only two films really topped expectations, Despicable Me 2 and The Conjuring. That said, 2013 has nearly closed the gap with 2012 and it won't take much to pull ahead. Looking forward to August, we find that it is a very busy month with 16 or so films opening wide over five weeks. Of course, the closer you get to September, the more likely these films will struggle to find an audience, and more often than not, there are simply too many films opening wide to suspect they will all find an audience. On the high end, 2 Guns could be the biggest hit of the month with just over $100 million. The Smurfs 2 and Elysium could pull in $100 million. All three of those films are opening in the first two weeks of the month. After that, most of the new releases will be lucky if they reach $50 million during their theatrical runs. By comparison, last August was not as busy with 14 wide releases. Of those, only one film, The Bourne Legacy, topped $100 million, although a couple came reasonably close. Hopefully we will have more $100 million hits this time around and 2013 will be able to complete the comeback.
Note: This list contains actors which appear in at least 2 movies of the franchise.
|Steve Zahn||3||Frank Heffley||$227,879,200||$2,760,492,217||8.3%|
|Zachary Gordon||2||Greg Heffley||$150,924,889||$777,834,342||19.4%|
|Devon Bostick||2||Rodrick Heffley||$150,924,889||$235,658,382||64.0%|
|Rachael Harris||2||Susan Heffley||$150,924,889||$1,686,149,596||9.0%|
|Peyton List||2||Holly Hills||$150,924,889||$224,250,089||67.3%|
Note: This list contains people who contributed to at least 2 movies of the franchise.
|David Bowers||2||Director (2)||$150,924,889||$371,918,258||40.6%|
|Nina Jacobson||2||Producer (2)||$150,924,889||$3,170,060,722||4.8%|
|Brad Simpson||2||Producer (2)||$150,924,889||$686,161,527||22.0%|
Executive Producer (2)
Story Creator (2)