Two Claim to Have Broken Movie-Watching World Record

October 8, 2008 - 11:27 AM
You may want to try this at home.<br />
New York (AP) - You may want to try this at home.
 
Suresh Joachim, of Toronto, and Claudia Wavra, of Petersburg, Germany, claim to have broken the world record for movie-watching, after seeing 57 films in 123 hours in a plexi-glass house in Times Square.
 
A Guinness World Records spokesman says it appears the non-dynamic duo have broken the movie-watching record but says it will take two weeks to officially verify.
 
The record-breaking attempt began Oct. 2 when eight challengers started watching "Iron Man." After 72 hours, only two remained. They watched "Thelma and Louise" until the end on 3:10 p.m. Tuesday.
 
According to the contest's rules, each movie had to be viewed until the last credit rolled. Competitors could not divert their eyes from the screen, but were allowed 10-minute breaks between movies.