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Netflix boss defends giving Adam Sandler money to make awful films

'The two movies premiered at No. 1 in every single territory of Netflix around the world'

Adam Sandler’s direct-to-Netflix films weren’t exactly well received by critics; the first film he produced for the streaming service, The Ridiculous 6, currently holds a rare 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, while The Do-Over retains a 5% rating.

Fortunately for Sandler, it’s not about the reviews, it’s about those precious streaming numbers, and Netflix is very, very happy with the two films.

“The two Adam Sandler movies premiered at No. 1 in every single territory of Netflix around the world,” Netflix's chief content officer Ted Sarandos told The Hollywood Reporter.

“The Do-Over is still in the top 10 in nearly all of them. It's been a hugely successful deal, and he's got another one called Sandy [Wexler]. The thing that is most global on Netflix is Adam Sandler.”

Of course, there is currently no real way to prove this as Netflix keep their viewing figures very close to their chest.

Meanwhile, for those who are fans of Sandler’s work, there are two more of his creations hitting Netflix in the future, the next titled Sandy Wexler.

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