No matter how bad Adam Sandler movies get, they will always make money. Look no further than his latest movie, "Grown Ups 2."
So far the film has earned a healthy $42.5 million at theaters opening weekend.
Despite the film's box-office debut, there's something to be said for the increasingly bland quality of Sandler flicks.
However, for some reason, it doesn't seem to affect his film's performances.
The more ridiculous the premise, the better the film appears to do in theaters.
Sandler can play both himself and an obnoxious, over-the-top sister, a fashion forward hair dresser, and an irresponsible father performing the same gags over and over again and audiences will still throw money his way.
Instead, it's when Sandler attempts to deviate and be serious on set, that it's a disservice to his box-office total.
Fans are so used to the gimmicky brand of Sandler folly, that we kind of just go with it.
1995: Adam Sandler's first classic "Billy Madison" is now considered one of the comedian's iconic films.
Opening Weekend: $6.6 million
Budget: $10 million
Worldwide Gross: $26.5 million
Rotten Tomatoes: 45%/79%
Though critics didn't give it great ratings, the "Billy Madison" went on to be Sandler's first box-office success.
*Note: Percentages represent critic and audience review scores respectively.
1996: Sandler's next film, golf flick "Happy Gilmore" did even better at theaters.
Opening Weekend: $8.5 million
Budget: $12 million
Worldwide Gross: $41.2 million
Rotten Tomatoes: 59%/83%
Better reviews from critics and fans led to nearly double the box-office intake of "Billy Madison."
1998: Two years later, "The Wedding Singer," featuring the first of his many successful ventures with Drew Barrymore, received the highest praise from critics and largest haul at theaters yet.
Opening Weekend: $18.9 million
Budget: $18 million
Worldwide Gross: $123.3 million
Rotten Tomatoes: 67%/76%
Barrymore helped bring Sandler to one of best critiqued films at theaters.
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