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21 Movies With Surprising Guinness World Records

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Guinness World Records have been around since the 1950s, when Hugh Beaver, managing director of the Guinness Brewery, argued with friends about what the fastest game bird in Europe was, but couldn't find the answer in a book (it's a golden plover). Guinness World Records, now much more than a book, covers topics far beyond fast feathered friends, and its database of 53,000-plus items includes plenty of records related to film, TV, video games, and other entertainment. And some of them are surprising. 

Among the Guinness Word Records for films are things you might expect, like highest-grossing film at the global box office (as of April 2020, that would be Avengers: Endgame, with $2,797,800,564). A less lustrous but sweeter movie milestone is the first film to feature the tossing of a custard pie. (Hint, the movie came out in 1913.)

From MCU blockbusters and Hollywood classics to some truly obscure titles, here are some of the more unusual world records held by movies.

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