Despite the fact that it’s rocking a score of only 3% on Rotten Tomatoes, the latest Adam Sandler turd, Jack and Jill, brought in $26 million in its opening weekend. That might not be as impressive as some of his other openings, but considering the awful trailers and the critical beat down the film received, it’s a more than respectable amount. And unless it sees a huge drop off next weekend, Jack and Jill is on pace to gross over $100 million. Pardon me while I slit my wrists.
Right about now, numerous online hacks like myself are working on editorials decrying Sandler for his lazy, brainless films (this coming from people who write “lists” all day). Many of these editorials will try to figure out why Sandler continues to churn out such shitty films. The real question is why in the world should he bust his ass and put out a quality product when it’s sure to be met with lukewarm box-office numbers. On the other hand, he can cram Kevin James and a bunch of poop jokes down our throats, and we’ll throw money at him like there’s no tomorrow. Sandler’s critical successes (all four of them) have brought in less than $200 million. On the other hand, his critical failures have brought in close to $2 billion. Yes, billion with a ‘b’. And of his 12 films that have grossed over $100 million, not one has been above 50% on RottenTomatoes.com. Clearly, he’s just giving the people what they want, and apparently, they want shitty, shitty movies. Take a look at the infographic below and see for yourself.
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Graphic by Jame Gumb and Noah Griffith