The Spiderwick Chronicles (movie)

2008 American fantasy adventure film directed by Mark Waters

The Spiderwick Chronicles is a 2008 fantasy movie. It was based on the book series of the same name. It was released on February 14, 2008. Freddie Highmore played the main role.

The Spiderwick Chronicles
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byMark Waters
Produced byMark Canton
Larry Franco
Ellen Goldsmith-Vein
Karey Kirkpatrick
Screenplay byKarey Kirkpatrick
David Berenbaum
John Sayles
Based onThe Spiderwick Chronicles
by Tony DiTerlizzi and
Holly Black
Music byJames Horner
CinematographyCaleb Deschanel
Edited byMichael Kahn
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • January 31, 2008 (2008-01-31) (Hollywood)
  • February 14, 2008 (2008-02-14) (United States)
Running time
95 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Budget$90 million[2]
Box office$164.2 million[2]


  1. "THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES (PG)". British Board of Film Classification. December 18, 2007. Retrieved January 19, 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "The Spiderwick Chronicles". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved February 17, 2008.