Although Jennifer Lawrence is presently in the news for her leaked nude photos, she has set a different kind of world record as well–at least according to Guinness World Records. The site and book that lauds everyone from actors and singers to the woman with the world’s longest fingernails has awarded the 2015 Guinness World Record for highest-grossing action heroine to the Hunger Games star for her work in that franchise as the ever-popular Katniss Everdeen. The franchise itself has grossed more than $1.52 billion internationally, which definitely plays a huge role in Lawrence achieving her fame.
The actual book, The 2015 Guinness Book of World Records, is set to hit bookstores and online booksellers on September 11th, and names The Hunger Games: Catching Fire as the highest-grossing post-apocalyptic movie–having earned more than $854 million worldwide.
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— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) September 5, 2014
While giving credit where credit is due, Jennifer Lawrence isn’t the only one among the Hollywood set to receive accolades in the book. ‘Wrecking Ball’ singer Miley Cyrus made her way into the records as well. Following her televised twerking debut at the 2103 VMAs, she became the most searched-for pop star on the internet. That might also have something to do with Miley frequently posting half-nude photos of herself–don’t you think? This Instagram clip is just one example of why Miley Cyrus’s internet popularity has far outlived her initial twerk.
Certainly other celebrities have made their way into the book that comes out next week as well. Shakira will soon be lauded for receiving the most ‘likes’ on Facebook. This is no doubt due in part to her stint on The Voice as a fun and funny–not to mention exceedingly talented and very sexy–persona and coach on the singing competition show. Katy Perry makes the grade by having the most Twitter followers in the world–an impressive 56 million, and the film The Wolf of Wall Street even gets its own world record award this year. It makes the grade for having the ‘most expletives in a movie: the characters curse 687 times, or an average of 3.81 swear words per minute.’
Congratulations are no doubt in order for Jennifer Lawrence, Miley Cyrus, and the rest of the 2015 recipients of Guinness World Record awards. And while this recognition does absolutely nothing to further their careers or their popularity, perhaps one day they can show their grandkids that they made it into the often-entertaining and sometimes rather bizarre collection of records.
Will you be checking out Jennifer Lawrence and her fellow record-setters when The 2015 Guinness Book of World Records is released this coming Thursday?