Many Netflix users would weep at the thought of having to watch a movie starring Adam Sandler on the streaming platform. He’s undeniably an actor capable of splitting opinions, however, Adam Sandler movies are much more popular on Netflix than you might think, according to recent statistics released by the streaming provider.
According to CNET, Netflix Content Chief Ted Sarandos recently revealed that Netflix users have streamed a combined 500 million hours of Adam Sandler movies. With that in mind, when you take into consideration that Netflix currently has approximately 100 million subscribers, seven titles from Adam Sandler, each with an average length of one hour and 45 minutes, that means the average Netflix user has streamed 3.44 Sandler movies. Of course, there’s more than a few Netflix subscribers who’d insist they wouldn’t touch an Adam Sandler movie with a bargepole.
Some of the most prominent Sandler movies currently available on the platform include Anger Management, Big Daddy, and The Waterboy. However, according to the Exstreamist, it’s the 2015 release of The Ridiculous 6, which stars Terry Crews and Taylor Lautner alongside Sandler which has seen the most success for Netflix.
In fact, according to Sarandos, The Ridiculous 6 was the most watched movie in the history of Netflix, which is quite a feat considering the platform’s library of content. With that in mind, whilst some of Netflix’s more devoted users might not be keen on its push for Sandler content, it certainly appears to appease the platform’s wider user base.
Netflix is undeniably becoming the prime medium for movies starring Adam Sandler. Just recently, Sandler made his Cannes Film Festival debut with The Meyerowitz Stories, which stars Sandler, Ben Stiller, Emma Thompson, and Dustin Hoffman. However, perhaps unsurprisingly, the movie didn’t pick up any awards at the 2017 festival.
Netflix’s decision to release the numbers for movies starring Adam Sandler is an interesting one in itself. Compared to other streaming providers and network broadcasters, Netflix typically plays its cards pretty close to its chest.
However, more recently, Netflix has been releasing information about what its subscribers do and don’t watch, as well as axing television series that aren’t performing as well as they should. With that in mind, many analysts feel that Netflix is moving toward a much more traditional management style of its content.
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