Pair claim to break world record for watching 57 movies in 123 hours
You may want to try this at home. Suresh Joachim of Toronto, and Claudia Wavra of Germany, claim to have broken the world record for continuous movie watching, after seeing 57 films in 123 hours in a plastic-glass house in New York's Times Square.
A Guinness World Records spokesman said it appears the non-dynamic duo have broken the record but said it will take two weeks to officially verify.
The 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.
Susan Sarandon, a star of that film, dropped off the final film.
The competition by NetFlix took place between October 2-7 with the winner receiving $10,000 in cash, a lifetime subscription to NetFlix and a popcorn bowl shaped trophy.
Between October 2nd and 7th, eight competitors will attempt to cast the new Guinness World Record for most consecutive hours spent watching movies right in the middle of Times Sqaure, and only one will walk away with the title.
Oh, and a lifetime subscription to sponsor Netflix. And the inaugural "Popcorn Bowl" trophy. Not to mention $10,000 in cash
Each movie had to be viewed until the last credit rolled, and competitors couldn't divert their eyes from the screen. They were allowed 10-minute breaks between movies.
This feat is not as easy as some of you may think. Few months ago I watched All five Harry Potter with my friend in one day and it really tired me out mentally. My friend she was fine, but I personally thought it was extremely hard to get through it.