NEW YORK, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Capping off the first decade of the 21st century, Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Daniel Radcliffe, and scores of other Hollywood A-listers are getting the red carpet treatment from Guinness World Records.
Some of the new records revealed in this year's Guinness World Records 2010 edition include a top spot for one of the industry's most bankable stars, Angelina Jolie, who claims the title as "Most Powerful Actress"*. This is Jolie's second year at the top spot, she held the title last year with her beau Brad Pitt. The tide has turned for Pitt though, with Johnny Depp reclaiming the title of "Most Powerful Actor"* based on his most recent films including the blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
"From wizards and superheroes to vampires and Vulcans, this was a fantastic decade for Hollywood and Guinness World Records was there to capture it all," said Craig Glenday, Editor-In-Chief, Guinness World Records. "If you want to get a glimpse beyond the tabloids to learn about your favorite celebs or happen to be a pop-culture trivia buff, this year's book is the ultimate compendium of Hollywood facts and figures."
Harry Potter has cast a spell on millions of fans and created magic for its stars Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson who continue to ride the meteoric success of the film franchise straight to the bank picking up Guinness World Records along the way. Radcliffe is the "Highest-Grossing Actor of the Decade", raking in an average of $558 million per film. Watson, on the other hand, earned the record for "Highest Average Box-Office Gross for an Actress". She has been in six movies that have grossed an average of $753.7 million each.
When it comes to some of the biggest movies of the decade, Guinness World Records has it covered. JJ Abram's re-imagination of Star Trek made it into this year's book as the "Most Downloaded Movie Trailer (24 Hours)" with 1.8 million downloads on Apple.com in the first day and more than five million in its first five days of release. Twilight, directed by Catherine Hardwicke, has captured the hearts and wallets of millions while claiming the record for "Highest-Grossing Movie By A Female Director".
It's not all glitz and glamour in Hollywood though, on the flip side of every blockbuster is a bomb. Listed in this year's Guinness World Records 2010 edition for the "Most Razzie Nominations" is Sylvester Stallone, who was nominated for the annual Golden Raspberry "Worst in Film" Awards a record 30 times (winning 10). For the "Most Razzie Nominations In A Single Year", there's something about Ben Stiller who received a record five in 2004 for Along Came Polly, Anchorman, Dodgeball, Envy and Starsky & Hutch.
This world renowned and celebrated annual, Guinness World Records 2010, contains the most comprehensive collection of the greatest and most amazing accomplishments from this past decade and beyond. A "must-have" for both knowledge-seekers and aspiring record-breakers of all ages, Guinness World Records 2010 is available September 17th for the suggested retail price of $28.95. For more information about Guinness World Records 2010, to find out how you can participate in Guinness World Records Day 2009 or to vote for your favorite records, visit our website at: www.guinnessworldrecords.com.
* The most powerful actor and actress records are based on a 12-month matrix of Google, Yahoo! and Factiva searches; IMDBPro news stories and "Star Meter" readings, as well as Forbes earnings and Celebdaq share price, at the time of press.
About Guinness World Records
Guinness World Records is the universally recognized authority on record-breaking achievement. First published in 1955, the annual Guinness World Records book is published in more than 100 countries and 25 languages and is one of the highest-selling books under copyright of all time with more than 3 million copies sold annually across the globe. Guinness World Records celebrated its 50th anniversary edition in 2004, a year after the sale of its 100 millionth copy. Guinness World Records also annually publishes the Gamer's Edition; a records book devoted solely to the world of computer gaming and high score record achievements. The Guinness World Records website (www.guinnessworldrecords.com) receives more than 11 million visitors a year. Guinness World Records is part of the Jim Pattison Group, one of Canada's largest privately owned companies which is a conglomerate of interests, including advertising, broadcasting, grocery stores and automotive retailing.
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