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Netflix and Adam Sandler sign deal for four exclusive feature length films

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 05 Oct 2014 21:26 User comments (4)

Netflix and Adam Sandler sign deal for four exclusive feature length films Earlier this week, Netflix announced that it had signed a deal with Adam Sandler for four feature length films that will be available first on the streaming service, skipping a theatrical release.
Sandler and his Happy Madison Productions will work on the films, which will be exclusive to Netflix and be available in all 50+ countries the service is available. Sandler says he will produce and star in the films.

The move is a huge deal for both parties, as Sandler is a big name in the Hollywood world, even though his recent films have been critically panned. Altogether, Sandler's films have a lifetime gross of over $3 billion. Netflix says Sandler's films are always incredibly popular when they are available for streaming.

"When these fine people came to me with an offer to make four movies for them, I immediately said yes for one reason and one reason only ... Netflix rhymes with Wet Chicks," Sandler said in a statement. "Let the streaming begin!!!!"

"People love Adam's films on Netflix and often watch them again and again. His appeal spans across viewers of all ages -- everybody has a favorite movie, everyone has a favorite line -- not just in the U.S. but all over the world," added Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos.

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4 user comments

16.10.2014 12:23

Don't get me wrong, I love Adam Sandler..........in MOST of his stuff and I think most people probably get a chuckle from time to time when watching him BUT, this is overkill.

I just don't think Netflix users really care this much about Adam Sandler movies.

26.10.2014 13:47

Originally posted by hearme0:
Don't get me wrong, I love Adam Sandler..........in MOST of his stuff and I think most people probably get a chuckle from time to time when watching him BUT, this is overkill.

I just don't think Netflix users really care this much about Adam Sandler movies.
I agree and I'm so tired of seeing the same Adam Sandler friends in all of his movies. Adam Sandler has never really been funny from Saturday Night Live to Grown Ups 2. I get a chuckle too, but 1-2 chuckles does not amount to a good movie and reason for me to watch.

37.10.2014 11:38

This is an interesting new angle for making video available to everyone. I hope it succeeds and will be watching how it progresses.
Adam Sandler is an amazing person who's heart is bigger than his budget. Both he and Netflix can be considered pioneers with this new approach.

48.10.2014 10:28

Adam sandler gets like $20 million or sometimes like $30 million per film. Him & people like jim carrey was once big mega movie stars. I think they even cut jim checks back from the $20 mill he usually gets. I forgot eddie murphy gets like $20 mill per film for like the last 15 years. Netflix made a good deal , because adam sandler still is a big box office draw. If your into money ,At this point These comedians are allready worth like 2-300 million or more.


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