The challenge is: how many times can you watch a movie? And this man has done it 292 times in three months. With this he has also regained the Guinness World Record for the “most attended cinema productions of the same film”.
Ramiro Alanis, from Florida, USA, watched Spider-Man: No Way Home 292 times between December 16 last year and March 15 this year, the record holder said. He spent 720 hours or 30 days watching the superhero movie based on the popular Marvel Comics character Spider-Man. An estimated $3,400 (about Rs. 2.59 lakh) was spent on the tickets.
292 Cinema Productions attended from the same film – @SpiderManMovie
My swing is coming to an end… ️🕷
— El Tigre Vengador (@agalanis17) March 15, 2022
Mr Alanis previously held the record, in 2019, for watching Avengers: Endgame 191 times. But that record was broken in 2021 by Arnaud Klein, who watched Kaamelott: first episode 204 times.
Mr Alanis was aware of Mr Klein’s attempt but, according to the record holder, was “a little disappointed” when he learned that his record had been broken. He then decided to reclaim the title in honor of his grandmother Juany, who died in 2019 before Alanis earned the Guinness World Record title.
“She was my first supporter and I want to remain the record holder,” he told the record holder. “If someone tries to break my record again, I want them to think twice before they try,” he added.
For the first few weeks, Mr Alanis watched five screenings every day – a total runtime of 12 hours and 20 minutes.
Watching a movie so many times and making sure those viewings count toward the record total is a tough job. There are certain conditions that must be met: the person attempting the recording must watch the movie independently of any other activity. This means that the person cannot check their phone, take a break in the toilet, or take a nap. It doesn’t end here. He/she must watch the film in its entirety each time, including all credits.
When Mr Alanis first set the record in 2019, his 11 sittings were disqualified due to the bathroom breaks he took. For each viewing, a theater employee had to confirm the Guinness World record that Mr. Alanis was watching the film the entire time.
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