Daniel Radcliffe sets new Guinness World Record


The Guinness World Records 2008 is finally out today, September 28, 2007 and over a thousand new records can be found in the book. One of those is Daniel Radcliffe sharing with his Harry Potter co-star Emma Watson the record for having the Highest Average Box-Office Gross per movie.

Mission Impossible star Tom Cruise has also snatched a record from Johnny Depp as the Most Powerful Actor in the world, while Brad Pitt's past and present, Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie, share the record as Most Powerful Actresses.

Here are some of the new records included in the 2008 edition:

Tallest Living Man - Leonyd Stadnik from Ukraine, who stands 8 feet 5.5 inches
Oldest Mother - a 66-year old woman
Oldest Living Woman and Person - 114 years old, Yone Minagawa, Japan
Most Successful Bond Movie - Casino Royale, with £304,693,332 sales
Most Cannon Rolls in a Car - Seven (7) in Casino Royale
Highest Average Box-Office Gross per Movie - Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson, with $279.8M each
Highest Box Office Film Gross in the Opening Weekend - Spider-Man 3 £75.77M
Most Popular TV Show - CSI Miami
Best Selling TV Comedy Series on DVD - Little Britain, 645,457 units sold, revenue of £2,769,985
Highest Concert - Jamiroquai
Deepest Concert - Katie Melua
Most Albums to reach #1 in the UK by a British Male Solo Artist - Robbie Williams, tied with David Bowie
Most Consecutive Top 10 entries in the UK by a Female Group - Girls Aloud
Most #1 albums by a Female Solo Artist in the UK - Madonna
Highest Grossing Music Tour - The Rolling Stones, A Bigger Bang Conert, $437M
Most Powerful Actresses - Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston
Most Powerful Actor - Tom Cruise
Highest Grossing Actor at the Box Office - Samuel L. Jackson, with 75 films grossing £3.95B
Highest Grossing Mockumentary - Borat, $157,470,996
Highest Grossing Music Tour per Concert - Madonna
Most Songs Downloaded from One Company - iTunes, 1 billion downloaded tracks in 3 years
Richest Reality TV Host - Sir Richard Branson
Highest Earning TV Character - Jeff Tracy of Thunderbirds
Best Selling TV Drama - Desperate Housewives
Highest Paid TV Cast - The Sopranos
Longest Distance on Hot Plates - by Rolf Iven

The 2008 Guinness World Records book is a lot more interesting because of its glow-in-the-dark pages, attractive cover and behind-the-scenes photos.

About M.I.

Mykiru is an entertainment blogger, having been named as one of the Top 10 Pinoy Showbiz Resources in the Philippines. For a decade now, Mykiru.ph has been delivering the latest, the hottest and most trending issues in the country.

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