Adam Sandler recently signed a second deal with Netflix to make four more movies. That news was a bit of an eye-opener given how awful the first three Sandler films on Netflix have been since he signed an exclusive four-movie deal with the streaming service in 2014.
But now we know why Netflix chose to bring back Sandler on another deal, although the answer only leaves us with more questions!
Netflix claims that its users have spent HALF A BILLION HOURS watching Sandler movies since The Ridiculous 6 premiered in December 2015:
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.
500 million hours of Sandler movies over the last 17 months! Uproxx’s Jason Nawara provided some more math to show how ridiculous that is:
If users have spent 500 million hours over 17 months watching Sandler, that works out to 29,411,765 hours of Sandler per month.
Knowing users have spent over 29 million hours per month watching Sandler, that breaks down to just under a million hours per day. A million hours per day!
And this is why very bad movies will continue to be made.