Netflix has just released its Q1 2017 earnings report, and it declares that subscribers have watched "half a billion hours" of Adam Sandler's films since The Ridiculous 6.
Normally, this shouldn't be a big piece of news, but considering that the majority of online reviewers have rated Sandler's content on the streaming service negatively, the figure comes as a bit of a surprise.
Netflix Viewers Watch Sandler A Lot
To put the statement into perspective, members have clocked in 500 million hours between December 2015, when The Ridiculous 6 became available, and now.
Of course, Netflix is happy with the numbers, and that means there's good reason for the company to continue its deal with Sandler to produce exclusive films.
"Just ahead of the release of our third film from Adam Sandler, Sandy Wexler, we announced the renewal of our deal with Sandler to premiere an additional four films exclusively on Netflix around the world. We continue to be excited by our Sandler relationship and our members continue to be thrilled with his films. Since the launch of The Ridiculous 6, Netflix members have spent more than half a billion hours enjoying the films of Adam Sandler," the report reads (PDF).
To be clear, The Ridiculous 6 is one of four movies that Sandler is producing exclusively for Netflix through an inked contract, with The Do-Over as the second and Sandy Wexler as the third.
A Look At Sandler's Netflix Films
The Ridiculous 6 is a comedy in the Wild West, and it features a star-studded ensemble that consists of Terry Crews, Jorge Garcia, Taylor Lautner, Rob Schneider, Luke Wilson, and Jon Lovitz, to name a few.
The gist of it is that Tommy, the protagonist played by Sandler, learns that he has five half-brothers, and they band together to find their father.
While the plot seems interesting and the cast made up of great actors, the movie didn't do so well, scoring a ridiculously (heh) low 0 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, which is a rating that not many will probably contest.
Meanwhile, The Do-Over brings Sandler and David Spade together in a movie where two unlucky guys fake their own deaths to have new identities and end up assuming the identities of two fellows with worse luck.
It showed improvement from the first film, but not so much, as it managed to score only 5 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.
Set in the '90s, Sandy Wexler is about a talent manager in Los Angeles who falls in love with one of his clients. Crews and Schneider are part of the cast again, and this time around, Jennifer Hudson and Kevin James are in it.
From the look of things, Sandler's Netflix movies are gradually getting better, as evidenced by the movie's 33 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
To boil things down, some are arguably left scratching their heads about how the films have garnered half a billion hours to date. But in Sandler's defense, he is a well-known celebrity in Hollywood, and viewers might more often than not watch the movies with his familiar face on them.
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