Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Book Series) Statistics

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Book Series) Statistics

Diary of a Wimpy Kid sales statistics

  • The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series has sold over 275 million copies worldwide
  • That makes Diary of a Wimpy Kid the 6th best-selling book series of all time
  • The books collectively have spent over 650 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list
  • The series is thought to have generated over $500 million in revenue
  • The first book in the series was instantly a bestseller, immediately selling over 100,000 copies in the USA alone
  • In 2010, only Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy sold more copies than Diary of a Wimpy Kid
  • That year alone, more than 11 million copies of Diary of a Wimpy Kid were sold
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School sold 1 million copies around the globe in the first week after it was published in 2015

When were the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books published in order?

#NamePublish Date
1Diary of a Wimpy KidApril 1, 2007
2Rodrick RulesFebruary 1, 2008
3The Last StrawJanuary 13, 2009
4Dog DaysOctober 12, 2009
5The Ugly TruthNovember 9, 2010
6Cabin FeverNovember 15, 2011
7The Third WheelNovember 13, 2012
8Hard LuckNovember 5, 2013
9The Long HaulNovember 4, 2014
10Old SchoolNovember 3, 2015
11Double DownNovember 1, 2016
12The GetawayNovember 7, 2017
13The MeltdownOctober 30, 2018
14Wrecking BallNovember 5, 2019
15The Deep EndOctober 27, 2020
16Big ShotOctober 26, 2021
17Diper ÖverlödeOctober 25, 2022

How long are the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books?

#NamePage CountAudiobook Length
1Diary of a Wimpy Kid2212 hrs and 19 mins
2Rodrick Rules2172 hrs and 28 mins
3The Last Straw2172 hrs and 37 mins
4Dog Days2172 hrs and 28 mins
5The Ugly Truth2192 hrs and 29 mins
6Cabin Fever2242 hrs and 34 mins
7The Third Wheel2172 hrs and 10 mins
8Hard Luck2172 hrs and 10 mins
9The Long Haul2172 hrs and 6 mins
10Old School2242 hrs and 9 mins
11Double Down2242 hrs and 25 mins
12The Getaway2242 hrs and 6 mins
13The Meltdown2172 hrs and 29 mins
14Wrecking Ball2242 hrs and 8 mins
15The Deep End2242 hrs and 3 mins
16Big Shot2242 hrs and 15 mins
17Diper Överlöde217

How many awards has Diary of a Wimpy Kid won?

  • From 2008 – 2016, Diary of a Wimpy Kid was nominated for Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards every year.
  • The books won a Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016

How much have the Diary of a Wimpy Kid movies made?

There are 6 movies in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid franchise.

#NameReleasedBox Office
1Diary of a Wimpy Kid2010$75.7 million
2Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules2011$72.4 million 
3Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days2012$77.1 million
4Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul2017$40 million
5Diary of a Wimpy Kid2021
6Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules2022

Writing of Diary of a Wimpy Kid

  • Jeff Kinney spent almost eight years working on the first book before submitting it to any publishers
  • Initially, Diary of a Wimpy Kid was an online version with daily entries
  • Readers started to request paper versions and this led to Kinney signing a multi-book publishing deal in 2006
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid was first published in 2007
  • The books have been translated into 56 languages including Latin and Scots.

Jeff Kinney stats

  • Kinney was born in Maryland in 1971
  • In 2009, Jeff Kinney was named in Time magazine’s 100 most influential people list
  • In 2016, Forbes named Kinney as the 2nd highest-paid author behind James Patterson
  • It was estimated that Kinney made $19.5 million that year
  • Although this was 2nd most, it was way behind Patterson who made $95 million that year
  • Kinney’s net worth is estimated at well over $100 million