The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)

The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)

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Summary

Peculiar things start to happen the moment the Grace family (Jared, his twin brother Simon, sister Mallory and their mom) leave New York and move into the secluded old house owned by their great, great uncle Arthur Spiderwick. Unable to explain the strange disappearances and accidents that seem to be happening on a daily basis, the family blames Jared. When he, Simon and Mallory investigate what's really going on, they uncover the fantastic truth of the Spiderwick estate and of the creatures that inhabit it.

Critic Reviews

  • B-

    Boston Globe ( Ty Burr) - It's a good movie for its type, but it rarely stops to let us marvel at the world it creates. more...

  • A-

    Chicago Sun-Times ( Roger Ebert) - ...a terrific entertainment for the whole family, except those below a certain age, who are likely to be scared out o more...

  • B  

    Chicago Tribune ( Matt Pais) - ...the freaky, fishy toad beasts will scare and surprise adults expecting the same old hokey kids stuff. more...

  • B-

    Entertainment Weekly ( Lisa Schwarzbaum) - To be honest, the magical population is kind of dull... more...

  • C  

    filmcritic.com ( Bill Gibron) - ...underwhelming... more...

  • B+

    Hollywood Reporter ( Michael Rechtshaffen) - This otherworldly creature feature conjures up some of that winning Boy Wizard magic. more...

  • C+

    Los Angeles Times ( Carina Chocano) - Director Mark Waters goes easy on the pixie dust and ratchets up the action in an effort to keep the fantasy fresh. more...

  • C  

    New York Post ( Kyle Smith) - The characters lack shadings... more...

  • C  

    New York Times ( A. O. Scott) - Instead of the kind of inspired imaginative synergy that distinguished the Lord of the Rings, The Spiderwick Chronicl more...

  • B  

    ReelViews ( James Berardinelli) - There's enough here to keep adults engaged... more...

  • B  

    San Francisco Chronicle ( David Wiegand) - The film is graced with a mostly superb cast, superior special effects, a sparkling musical score... more...

  • C+

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ( Sean Axmaker) - Maybe it's fantasy fatigue, but for all the pretty effects and breathless chases and goblin war battles, the sense of more...

  • C+

    USA Today ( Claudia Puig) - Spiderwick can entertain and engage, and the cinematography by Caleb Deschanel is stunning, but fantasy and reality f more...


The Spiderwick Chronicles Box Office

WeekendRank# of TheatersWeekly GrossTotal Gross
February 15-17, 2008 2 3,847 $19,004,058 $21,379,938
February 22-24, 2008 2 3,847 $13,100,192 $44,076,043
February 29-March 2, 2008 3 3,654 $8,700,378 $55,028,942
March 7-9, 2008 6 3,246 $4,712,945 $61,633,488
March 14-16, 2008 10 2,407 $2,335,238 $65,376,031
March 21-23, 2008 14 1,226 $1,205,418 $67,793,487
March 28-30, 2008 17 659 $753,637 $69,399,646
April 4-6, 2008 28 370 $221,841 $69,872,230
April 11-13, 2008 26 407 $327,918 $70,278,709
April 18-20, 2008 27 370 $230,635 $70,601,440
April 25-27, 2008 29 326 $212,480 $70,877,707
May 2-4, 2008 22 287 $212,364 $71,148,699

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