One Spider-Man: No Way Home fan has taken things a bit far, watching the film a record-breaking 292 times.
According to the Guinness World Records, Ramiro Alanis from Florida has reclaimed the record for the most cinema productions attended for the same film, after watching Spider-Man: No Way Home 292 times between 16 December 2021 and 15 March 2022.
That’s a staggering 720 hours of Spider-Man antics.
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He previously held the same record for 191 viewings of Avengers: Endgame but was subsequently beaten by Arnaud Klein, who watched Kaamelott: First Installment 204 times.
Obviously, Ramiro was “disappointed” by the news that he had lost the world record… and decided to go for another attempt in honor of his grandmother who had died in 2019 before she could see his original world record attempt.
“She was my #1 supporter and I want to remain the record holder,” he said. “If anyone tries to break my record again, I want them to think twice before attempting it.”
If you’re thinking of giving it a go yourself, the rules are pretty grueling. First of all, each viewing must be completely independent of any other activity. That means no using your phone, taking a nap, and absolutely no bathroom breaks.
Additionally, the film must be watched to completion every time. That includes the credits and any post-credit scenes. As well as every ticket stub being submitted as evidence, a statement was also taken from a theater attendant after every viewing to confirm that Ramiro had watched the film from start to finish.
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How did he go about this record-breaking feat?
Well, Ramiro started by watching back-to-back screenings of Spider-Man: No Way Home for three whole months until it left theaters. That meant a total of five screenings a day for the first few weeks or 12 hours 20 minutes per day.
Although he didn’t keep track of his costs, Ramiro estimates he spent around $3,400 on movie tickets for this record-breaking feat. Quite a sizable chunk for one person to contribute towards the film’s $1.8 billion haul.
At least Spider-Man: No Way Home is now out on blu-ray… but I get the feeling Ramiro won’t be picking it up in a hurry.
Ryan Leston is an entertainment journalist and film critic for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.