Whenever you see a headline starting with “Florida Man,” you can expect the rest of the sentence to be wild. While this story doesn’t involve bath salts or using an alligator as a weapon, this story is a different kind of crazy. MCU super fanboy Ramiro Alanis has set the Guinness World Record for most in-theater viewings of one film by seeing Spider-Man: No Way Home a record 292 times.
Alanis hit the ground running since the movie’s premiere on December 16. The record took four months, watching up to five screenings per day. He also had to get a written statement issued by the theatre for confirmation and submit a ticket stub. The record-high 292 times totaled up to about $3,400 in tickets. The craziest part: this isn’t the first time he’s done this record before.
Alanis has set the previous record in 2019, watching Avengers: Endgame 191 times. In 2021, Arnaud Klein watched the French fantasy series “Kaamelott: The First Chapter” 204 times. His grandma was a large reason he wanted to reclaim his throne. She passed away in 2019 before he set the Endgame record, so he dedicated this win to her.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is undoubtedly the biggest film to succeed during the pandemic. It made 1.89 billion dollars and tops Avatar at the domestic box office, only being outclassed by Endgame and “Star Wars: Episode VII: The Force Awakens.”
Other than subjecting himself to a film over and over again, Alanis’ challenges came from the record’s rules. Alanis could not take bathroom breaks or do anything else until the credits rolled. When he was watching Endgame, he was disqualified from eleven viewings because of bathroom breaks. Endgame has a longer runtime totaling three hours and two minutes while No Way Home weighs in at two hours and twenty-eight minutes. Alanis mentioned in a statement that while it was easier with the shorter runtime, he had learned to hold it in between screenings.
Another challenge arises from watching movies for so long. The evening viewings were tough and led to headaches. By the end, Alanis stated he practically memorized the script verbatim.
There’s no word on what record he’s planning on conquering next but it is believed he would defend his crown if the record is broken. Keep an eye on Florida news as Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness premieres this upcoming May.