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People Wasted 500 Million Hours Watching Adam Sandler Movies On Netflix

19/04/2017 3:21 AM AEST

Good lord.

In news that could only be explained by the use of witchcraft, Netflix released its Q1 earnings report on Monday, and it features quite the interesting tidbit.

Believe it or not, viewers have apparently spent nearly half a billion collective hours watching Adam Sandler’s fine cinematic offerings on the streaming service.

Seriously.

That’s 500 million hours chock-full of humor like this … 

The news may explain why Netflix’s original four-movie deal with Sandler (which the comedian said he signed because the company’s name rhymed with “wet chicks”) was bumped up to four more movies in March 2017.

Sandler, who’s known for his lowbrow humor featured in ’90s movies like “The Waterboy” and “Big Daddy,” has made three original movies for Netflix so far — “The Ridiculous 6,” “The Do-Over” and the newly released “Sandy Wexler.”

All three were panned by critics, but apparently Netflix users gobbled them up.

“The Ridiculous 6,” for instance, was the company’s most-watched movie opening ever. That’s despite a 0 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and the fact that a dozen Native Americans walked off the film’s set due to racist jokes.

C’mon guys. Let’s stream better.

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