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(Contact Music)   Guess somebody at Forbes is still getting paid to tell us Adam Sandler makes bad movies   ( contactmusic.com) divider line
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2013-12-10 02:41:24 PM  
I can tell you that for free.
 
2013-12-10 02:41:33 PM  
......and that someone is ace reporter Ric Romero.
 
2013-12-10 02:53:14 PM  
Forbes go on to estimate that for every dollar paid out to Sandler, the studio in charge of the films made an average of just $3.40 in return.

OMG that is horrendous.  How can any business survive with such a return on their investment?
 
2013-12-10 03:01:23 PM  
OK, I'm confused here... How can yo be an "overpaid" actor when people are totally free to hire other actors?
 
2013-12-10 03:05:19 PM  

Pincy: Forbes go on to estimate that for every dollar paid out to Sandler, the studio in charge of the films made an average of just $3.40 in return.

OMG that is horrendous.  How can any business survive with such a return on their investment?


Perhaps because all those films are being made by Happy Madison Productions, which he founded?  Not even sure why they say he's being paid, as he's basically paid to make his own company - and indirectly himself - more money.
 
2013-12-10 03:05:45 PM  
Well there's gotta be a demand somewhere. Sandler has his production company and I'm sure plenty else to keep him busy, so he just jacks up his price and say this is what it's gonna cost for me, then whatever production company decides that it's worth the investment.

Pincy: Forbes go on to estimate that for every dollar paid out to Sandler, the studio in charge of the films made an average of just $3.40 in return.

OMG that is horrendous.  How can any business survive with such a return on their investment?


And that.
 
2013-12-10 03:30:07 PM  
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2013-12-10 03:37:56 PM  
Only seen three Sandler movies that I liked (and I have seen a lot):

The Wedding Singer
Anger Management
Reign Over Me


Punch-Drunk Love.....ok, make it four
 
2013-12-10 03:38:47 PM  
I wish I could be as untalented, as overrated and make just half of what he does.
 
2013-12-10 03:55:16 PM  
Who makes Adam Sandler a star?
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2013-12-10 04:51:44 PM  
His movies have really gone downhill since The Waterboy, but he still runs a tight production, keeps his budgets low, and consistently turns a profit. Even the godawful movies he bankrolls for his friends eventually make money.

You don't have to read Forbes to understand why he keeps getting work.
 
2013-12-10 05:02:20 PM  

stoli n coke: His movies have really gone downhill since The Waterboy, but he still runs a tight production, keeps his budgets low, and consistently turns a profit. Even the godawful movies he bankrolls for his friends eventually make money.

You don't have to read Forbes to understand why he keeps getting work.


He consistently makes a profit, over and over again. It's why Hollywood doesn't fark with Woody Allen, either. Sure, they aren't always megahits, but he's found that successful zone. It's to be admired, really.
 
2013-12-10 05:04:39 PM  
Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, Bulletproof, Wedding Singer, The Waterboy, Big Daddy, Mr Deeds, Anger Management, 50 First Dates, Spanglish, The Longest Yard, Click, Reign Over Me and Chuck and Larry were all decent movies. He's had a few stinkers and he will never win an Oscar, few comedians do, but overall most of his movies are entertaining.
 
2013-12-10 05:25:28 PM  
Cindy and Scott are newlyweds.  Woopity do!

/I will strangle you with my microphone wire.
 
2013-12-10 05:37:49 PM  
"That's My Boy" was on Starz this weekend. I watched it. It was really bad, so bad it was weirdly good or maybe it was the trainwreck phenomena. Either way I watched the whole thing. Thought much less of myself afterward.
 
2013-12-10 05:39:27 PM  

ReapTheChaos: Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, Bulletproof, Wedding Singer, The Waterboy, Big Daddy, Mr Deeds, Anger Management, 50 First Dates, Spanglish, The Longest Yard, Click, Reign Over Me and Chuck and Larry were all decent movies. He's had a few stinkers and he will never win an Oscar, few comedians do, but overall most of his movies are entertaining.


what about Little Nicky?
 
2013-12-10 06:12:14 PM  

TrainingWheelsNeeded: ReapTheChaos: Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, Bulletproof, Wedding Singer, The Waterboy, Big Daddy, Mr Deeds, Anger Management, 50 First Dates, Spanglish, The Longest Yard, Click, Reign Over Me and Chuck and Larry were all decent movies. He's had a few stinkers and he will never win an Oscar, few comedians do, but overall most of his movies are entertaining.

what about Little Nicky?


I got stuck at Grand Central waiting for a train and ended up watching Little Nicky 5 times in a day.

Ozzy showing up at the end still makes me laugh.
 
2013-12-10 06:29:02 PM  
Why not just link to Forbes, Subbs?
 
2013-12-10 06:53:46 PM  
I'll admit that when I watched Grown Ups 2 I was expecting a movie just as bad as That's My Boy, but GU2 had some decent laughs in it.  It didn't have a plot, or good characters, but it did have some really funny moments.
 
2013-12-10 07:07:10 PM  

Fano: It's why Hollywood doesn't fark with Woody Allen, either. Sure, they aren't always megahits, but he's found that successful zone. It's to be admired, really.


The thing with Allen is that while he's arthouse and niche, it's something that sells everywhere. So, something like Vicky Christina Barcelona took $23m in the US, but $73m internationally. And it cost $15m to  make.

Roger Corman understood decades ago what to make: cheap exploitation flicks aimed at teenagers. Sell them sex, car chases and rock n roll. American Pie and Fast and the Furious both have ROIs of 5 times their budget. And the reason is that they cost relatively little to make, but sell to the people who regularly go to the cinema.

If you're ever bored, take a look at the ROI of filmmakers like Martin Scorsese and PT Anderson. I'm a huge fan of their work, but they make terrible box office.
 
2013-12-10 07:08:09 PM  

Fox10456: TrainingWheelsNeeded: ReapTheChaos: Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, Bulletproof, Wedding Singer, The Waterboy, Big Daddy, Mr Deeds, Anger Management, 50 First Dates, Spanglish, The Longest Yard, Click, Reign Over Me and Chuck and Larry were all decent movies. He's had a few stinkers and he will never win an Oscar, few comedians do, but overall most of his movies are entertaining.

what about Little Nicky?

I got stuck at Grand Central waiting for a train and ended up watching Little Nicky 5 times in a day.

Ozzy showing up at the end still makes me laugh.


Of those, I liked Happy Gilmore and The Waterboy. But it was really the supporting cast that made those movies work. I think Ben Stiller films are generally better.
 
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