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People won't stop watching Adam Sandler movies, so Netflix won't stop making them

People won't stop watching Adam Sandler movies, so Netflix won't stop making them

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Premiere Of Netflix's 'The Do Over' - Arrivals
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Netflix just announced its plan to fund and produce four more Adam Sandler movies, Variety reports.

This is good news for the apparently large number of Adam Sandler fans still out there, who have already proven they’ll stick with their guy even outside of the theater. Sandler’s last two films with the streaming service, 2015’s The Ridiculous 6 and 2016’s The Do Over, are the most-watched Netflix originals, according to Netflix. As Variety points out, the company has yet to release official viewership numbers for those movies.


While Sandler’s decision to avoid the big screen could be read as proof that Hollywood stars are open to the streaming service shift, it’s worth noting that Sandler’s recent theater releases have not done very well. 2015’s unnecessary Pixels grossed around $78 million on a budget of around $88 million. 2012’s That’s My Boy was similarly financially disappointing.

And Sandler’s decision to change his release platform doesn’t mean his movies are actually getting any better. The Do Over currently has a 5 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes while The Ridiculous 6 clocks in at 0 percent.

“I love how passionate [Netflix is] about making movies and getting them out there for the whole world to see,” Sandler said in a statement, according to Variety. “They’ve made me feel like family and I can’t thank them enough for their support.”

There’s no word yet on what these movies are about or when they’ll premiere. It’s just around six more hours of Adam Sandler movies, whether we want it or not.