Jennifer Lawrence Sets a Guinness World Record


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On Sunday Jennifer Lawrence became the main attraction of a massive nude celebrity photo leak known on the internet as "the fappening." The leaks have grown to include celebrities such as Kate Upton, Kaley Cuoco, and Hilary Duff.

With all of the attention on her naked body it might be easy to forget Lawrence's acting prowess, but her skills behind movie cameras have earned the young actress yet another point of fame this week. Guinness World Records has announced that Lawrence is now officially the highest-grossing "action movie heroine" working today.

Lawrence's portrayal of Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games movie adaptations is what pushed her money-making power to the top of the list. The first two Hunger Games movies have grossed a combined $1.52 billion worldwide. Last year's The Hunger Games: Catching Fire brought in $854 million alone, giving it the Guinness World Record for "highest-grossing post-apocalypse movie."

Along with Lawrence's new record, Guinness World Records also revealed several new and returning entertainment records appearing in this year's book.

Singer Miley Cyrus was last year's "most searched-for pop star on the internet" thanks to her twerking antics and pop star Shakira is now the most-liked person on Facebook with over 100 million "Likes." Fellow pop star Katy Perry has bested Shakira on Twitter, though, taking the Guinness World Record for most Twitter followers with over 56 million of them.

Along with The Hunger Games' oddly specific box office record, the Disney movie Frozen has been declared by Guinness World Records to be the highest-grossing animated film to date. The movie has grossed over $1.13 billion since it was released last November.

In other movie records, Robert Downey, Jr. now shares a record with Tom Cruise for "highest annual earnings for a film actor." Both action stars have banked an estimated $76.7 million in a singe year.

The HBO show Game of Thrones is making a return in this year's Guinness World Records book as the most-pirated TV program - a record that HBO holds in high esteem.

All of these records will be included in the Guinness World Records 2015 book, due out on September 11. This year's edition celebrates the book's 60th anniversary and includes a retrospective on movie and music records throughout the past six decades.