There are movies that are popular money-makers, and then there are movies that are record-breakers. The movies on this list are both. Breaking multiple records, with some movies holding onto them for years and decades. You can’t help but be a little awed and impressed at the numbers these movies are able to top. From aliens and magic, war and nature, history to fantasy, the following movies may range the spectrum of storylines, but they are have the same thing in common in that they are the films that have broken the most records, from just three to a whopping 31! Yup, the number one movie on this list currently holds 31 records and you’ve probably seen it recently. Any guesses?
11. Showgirls (3 records)
You may be shocked to see Showgirls on this list since it wasn’t exactly Oscar-worthy and was slammed harshly by pretty much every critic out there, but the fact that it wasn’t so easy to see and couldn’t be seen by everyone is part of why it’s a multiple record-holder. The stripping movie was given a rating of NC-17 which meant that it could only be shown in certain theatres and that no one under the age of 17 could see the movie. Usually, this is a kiss of death for a movie, but Showgirls still managed to get picked up and seen by the maximum number possible which has resulted in it holding (and holding onto, since no NC-17 movie has managed the same feat since) 3 records including Rated NC-17 at $20,350,754; Widest Opening – NC-17 Rated at 1,388; and Widest Release – NC-17 Rated at 1,388.
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