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A Riverview man has seen ‘Avengers: Endgame’ a record 116 times and he’s not slowing down

The 30-year-old man is looking to break the world record for most viewings of the same film in theaters.
Agustin Alanis poses with a staff member at Goodridge Quality Theaters in Riverview. [Courtesy of Agustin Alanis]
Published Jun. 14

RIVERVIEW — It’s his own personal Infinity War.

Agustin Alanis is a big fan of Marvel’s Avengers franchise. Like, really big.

Not only does the 30-year-old construction supervisor and body builder travel the country attending comic conventions, where he has met members of the films’ cast, he is now setting out to break the Guinness World Record for most viewings of a single film in theaters. He’s seen Avengers: Endgame 116 times — and counting. He’s far from done.

Some of Agustin Alanis's ticket stubs. [Courtesy of Agustin Alanis]

“Weekdays, I go twice a day,” Alanis said. “Then, on Saturday and Sunday the most that I’ve gone is five times, because it’s a three-hour movie.”

When Alanis turns 31 on Monday, he’ll be celebrating with the staff of Goodridge Quality Theaters in Riverview, with whom he’s become friendly. It’s the theater he goes to most, he said. He’s hoping to be on viewing 127 by then.

When Endgame premiered in late April, Alanis said he bought tickets for five shows. He didn’t want to miss a thing.

“Since it was the last chapter of the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) saga and the Infinity Saga, I kept going,” he said. “I started posting my rounds on social media.”

As the movie began shattering box office records across the world, Alanis was inspired to shatter a record of his own. Being a competitive athlete, he is no stranger to commitment and sacrifice. So he went all in.

Between working 10- to 12-hour days at his family’s construction company, he spends six hours in the theater — time he would otherwise spend with family or at the gym. It has taken its toll. He said he’s lost nearly 10 pounds of muscle, but is still pushing.

“I’m going to try to hit 200, if I can,” he said.

The current official record is held by Anthony Mitchell, who saw the previous Avengers entry, Infinity War, 103 times in theaters. Alanis has reached out to Guinness for confirmation of his new record, but hasn’t heard back yet.

He’s got some competition though. A man in Wisconsin has seen the MCU film Captain Marvel 150 times, but that movie came out about a month before Endgame, so Alanis will have plenty time to catch up.

Known at Comic Cons for always wearing the bright yellow jersey of Mexican soccer team Tigres, Alanis has earned the nickname of El Tigre Vengador, Spanish for the Tiger Avenger. The name was given to him at a convention by real-life Avenger Anthony Mackie who plays Falcon in the films.

The Tiger Avenger hopes to not only bring the world record to Tampa Bay, but he wants to establish an entirely new one. Captain Marvel comes in at around two-hours long, while Endgame is just over three. He’s already had more viewing hours than the Wisconsin man and now aims to establish the record for most viewing hours of a single film in theaters.

He’s already logged more than 350 hours, or about 14-and-a-half days. If he’s successful, he’ll reach over 600 hours, about 25 days worth of viewings.


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