Rio 2 Actually Broke A World Record At Its Miami Premiere

We already assumed that the upcoming animated sequel Rio 2 would be huge, based on the successes of the original film. But we had no idea it would break world records.

Yet, that’s exactly what happened over the weekend in Miami, where 20th Century Fox held the world premiere of director Carlos Saldanha’s anticipated family comedy… and danced its way right into the Guinness World Records. According to reports, Rio 2 “danced into history after completing a successful [Guinness] official attempt at the largest Samba party on March 21, 2014.” The event was held at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel. More than 250 dancers participated in the event, dancing a choreographed Salsa routine. See for yourself!

So, Rio 2 officially is in the history book, even before it opens. Which got us thinking about all of the other classic dance routines that belong in a pop-culture-infused World Record tally. I mean, you’d HAVE to include Judson Laipply, right?

Lately, Jimmy Fallon has been doing his part to revolutionize classic dance steps. Don’t you imagine he’ll try to break this Samba world record that Rio 2 just set? And probably bring along a few hundred famous friends to help him try?

And truthfully, if this dance routine isn’t in some world-record book somewhere, then our universe is broken.

Thanks to the Guinness recognition, Rio 2 gets to celebrate a milestone long before it even screens in theaters. The sequel returns Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, George Lopez, Jamie Foxx and Leslie Mann to roles they originated in the first film. It opens everywhere on April 11. And if you haven’t yet watched the trailer, check it out below!

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