Friday, August 26, 2011

Will Adam Sandler get another hit with Donny's Boy?

If you think about it, Sandler currently has 12 hit films with over $100 million in the box office (which is why he makes a lot... he's the most consistent comedy star in Hollywood).

Let's take a look at the films he starred in and helped put together (just the US Gross)...

2/11/11 Just Go With It Sony $103,028,109

6/25/10 Grown Ups Sony $162,001,186

12/25/08 Bedtime Stories BV $110,101,975

6/6/08 You Don't Mess with the Zohan Sony $100,018,837

7/20/07 I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry Uni. $120,059,556

6/23/06 Click SonR $137,355,633

5/27/05 The Longest Yard Par. $158,119,460

2/13/04 50 First Dates Sony $120,908,074

4/11/03 Anger Management SonR $135,645,823

6/28/02 Mr. Deeds Sony $126,293,452

11/10/00 Little Nicky NL $39,464,775

6/25/99 Big Daddy Sony $163,479,795

11/6/98 The Waterboy BV $161,491,646

2/13/98 The Wedding Singer NL $80,245,725

2/16/96 Happy Gilmore Uni. $38,824,099

2/10/95 Billy Madison Uni. $25,588,734


So Adam has had 12 hits that grossed over $100 million in the US alone. It took him three movies to get there, and his fourth (The Waterboy) was the one that finally got him there to stay. His one hiccup was Little Nicky, which was pretty bad.

Sandler's acted in many other films, but these are the ones that are distinctly his projects (Funny People is from Judd Apatow, and Sandler's Happy Madison wasn't involved). So after Wedding Singer, Adam Sandler has been 12 for 13. That's kind of amazing. He's also been making about one movie a year, since 1995.

So the question is whether this script and the actor lineup (including Andy Samberg) will keep this movie within Adam's awesome streak of hits. This movie isn't an obvious hit, because it's not about sports (like Happy Gilmore, Waterboy, and Longest Yard), and it doesn't have the star power of Drew Barrymore, Jack Nicholson, or Kevin James.

What do you think?


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