Netflix subscribers love Adam Sandler and we mean REALLY love Adam Sandler.
The comedian just released Sandy Wexler on the streaming platform, in what is the third film in a four picture deal with Netflix.
Sandler has already renewed the agreement too, with plans in place for the Happy Gilmore actor to write and star in a further four movies with Netflix in a move that had loaded asking: “Will Adam Sandler ever make a good movie again?”
This all comes despite his efforts so far – The Ridiculous Six and The Do-Over – being critically panned upon release.
Despite this, both racked up huge viewing numbers, with The Ridiculous Six among the most watched films ever on Netflix – but that’s only the half of it.
Netflix content executive Ted Sarandos has just made the startling revelation that “Netflix subscribers have spent half a billion hours watching Adam Sandler movies since The Ridiculous Six launched.”
And it’s only when you break down those figures that you begin to realise the truly mind-boggling amount of time Netflix users are spending watching Adam Sandler on Netflix.
If users have, indeed, spend 500 million hours watching Sandler movies since The Ridiculous Six debuted some 17 months ago, that figure works out at over 29 million hours per month or 29,411,765 per month or roughly a million hours per day.
Still, it’s not all bad news with Sandy Wexler scoring slightly better reviews than Sandler’s previous Netflix efforts.
The Guardian, for example, labelled the film “strangely likeable” in its review. Maybe we should all be watching more Sandler movies. His early films were pretty good.
Loaded staff writer Jack Beresford has produced content for Lad Bible, Axonn Media and a variety of online sports and news media outlets.