The film is based on the best-selling illustrated novel "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" by Jeff Kinney, the film chronicles the adventures of wisecracking middle school student Greg Heffley over the course of an academic year, as told through the young man's diary and hand-drawn cartoons.
Tim Burton's 3D fantasy adventure Alice in Wonderland stayed at the top of the box office charts for the third weekend in a row, despite some worthy newcomers in the race. It earned another $34.5 million, placing its total domestic grosses at $265.8 million. So far, it's earned $565 million globally, making it the biggest hit of 2010 thus far.
Vying for that coveted second place spot were Diary of a Wimpy Kid and The Bounty Hunter, which both went toe to toe all weekend long. It was Thor Freudenthal's adaptation of Jeff Kinney's middle school adventure that won out, with Diary collecting a respectable $21.8 million. The Jennifer Aniston/Gerard Butler romantic action comedy, which was directed by Andy Tennant, came in a close third with The Bounty Hunter collecting a firm $21 million.Read More
For starters, Alex you're just a 12 year-old kid, so how does it feel to be in "Diary Of A Wimpy Kid?" Were you a fan of the book before filming and are your friend's jealous that you are in the movie?
Alex Ferris: Yeah, actually before I got the part in the film I hadn't quite read the books. My friends kept telling me how good the books were but I hadn't quite read them yet so then when I got the part I read the first book. I liked it so much that I bought all the rest of the books and read them in about a day. So they definitely entertained me and yeah, my friends are really looking forward to its release.Read More
It was another successful tea party at the box office for Tim Burton's latest film. Alice in Wonderland took the box office crown for the second weekend in a row, taking in an estimated $62 million in its second weekend in theaters. The film, which stars Johnny Depp, Mia Wasikowska, Michael Sheen, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Alan Rickman, Christopher Lee, Stephen Fry, Timothy Sprall and Crispin Glover, only dropped an impressive 46.6% in its second weekend, and has a cumulative domestic total of $208 million, already profiting from its massive $200 million production budget after just 10 days. The film also took in a monstrous $16,631 per-screen average, playing in 3,728 theaters.
The weekend brought four new films to theaters, and although none of them really came close to Tim Burton's new film, Paul Greengrass' new film Green Zone came the closest, taking second place with an estimated $14.5 million. The Matt Damon film took in a solid $4,820 per-screen average from 3,003 theaters, but it seems this film will have a hard time earning back its $100 million budget. The new Jay Baruchel comedy She's Out of My League came in third place with an estimated $9.6 million, with just a $3,248 per-screen average from 2,956 theaters and Robert Pattinson's new film Remember Me came in fourth place with $8.3 million. The last new release, Our Family Wedding, came in fifth place with an estimated $7.6 million, right behind holdover Shutter Island, which took fourth place with $8.1 million. The Martin Scorsese film now stands at $108 million after four weeks in release.Read More
It was confirmed that the blockbuster Clash of the Titans will now be opening on April 2 instead of March 26, and that means that some other films had to get out of the way. Box Office Mojo is reporting that The Diary of a Wimpy Kid and The Last Song will both be moving out of their planned April 2 release date. The Diary of a Wimpy Kid will now open on March 19 while The Last Song, which stars Miley Cyrus, will get a Wednesday release on March 31.
The site is also reporting that the Kevin MacDonald film The Eagle of the Ninth which stars Channing Tatum and Jamie Bell, has set a firm release date of September 24. The film was just tenatively set for a September 2010 release previously.Read More
Steve Zahn has signed on to star in Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Fox 2000's adaptation of Jeff Kinney's novels, directed by Thor Freudenthal.
According to Variety, Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson are producing. Kinney exec produces; his Diary of a Wimpy Kid series has sold more than 20 million copies. A pair of writing teams -- Jeff Filgo & Jackie Filgo and Jeff Judah & Gabe Sachs -- wrote the screenplay for Diary of a Wimpy Kid, which follows a middle-school student during the course of a school year.Read More
In a story from Variety Zachary Gordon will be playing the lovable loser Greg Heffley in Diary of a Wimpy Kid for Fox 2000.
The film is based on Jeff Kinney's best-selling illustrated novels. Currently, Chloe Moretz is negotiating for the female lead.Read More
Twentieth Century Fox is holding an online casting call to find a bright, precocious and appealing young actor, age 10-13, for the lead role of Greg Heffley in the film version of the New York Times bestseller, Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Candidates are invited to visit IAmTheWimpyKid.com to learn more about the project - and to upload their audition videos.
The best-selling illustrated novel Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney, chronicles the adventures of wisecracking middle school student Greg Heffley over the course of an academic year, as told through the young man's diary and hand-drawn cartoons.Read More