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Adam Sandler

Best known as a Leading Actor based on credits in that role in 26 films, with $2,965,830,600 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #64)
Best-Known Acting Roles: Dracula (Hotel Transylvania), Lenny Feder (Grown Ups), Leonard (Grown Ups 2), Paul Crew (The Longest Yard), Michael Newman (Click)
Best-Known Technical Roles: Grown Ups (Screenwriter), Grown Ups (Producer), Grown Ups 2 (Producer), Grown Ups 2 (Screenwriter), Paul Blart: Mall Cop (Producer)
Most productive collaborators: Dennis Dugan, Jack Giarraputo, Kevin James, Tim Herlihy, Allen Covert

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  4. Technical Credits
  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorLeading26$1,906,221,387$1,059,609,213$2,965,830,600
Lead Ensemble Member5$565,272,768$546,497,102$1,111,769,870
Supporting5$108,942,950$91,444,659$200,387,609
Cameo3$100,819,463$19,557,959$120,377,422
Inverviewee2$0$0$0
(Unclassified)1$0$0$0
In Technical RolesProducer17$1,416,570,840$1,162,432,981$2,579,003,821
Screenwriter11$884,993,599$499,073,181$1,384,066,780
Executive Producer9$887,560,148$279,017,380$1,166,577,528
Song Writer1$6,607,387$0$6,607,387

Weekend Wrap-Up: Ant-Man Towers Over Pixels

July 28th, 2015

Ant-Man

Ant-Man unexpectedly repeated on top of the weekend box office, as Pixels failed to meet expectations by a sizable margin. In fact, only Southpaw beat expectations. The overall box office sunk as a result, down 22% from last weekend to $151 million. Worse still, this was 2.3% lower than the same weekend last year. Fortunately, 2015 has won a lot more weeks than it has lost and has built up an impressive 8.2% lead over 2014 at $6.45 billion to $5.96 billion. It isn't impossible for 2015 to lose a lead that large, but I'm cautiously optimistic that it can see this lead grow through to the end of the year. More...

Weekend Predictions: Is Pixels Poised to Top the Weekend Chart?

July 24th, 2015

Pixels

Pixels leads a group of three wide releases looking to battle for limited box office dollars. It appears to be on track for first place, but with not as much as I anticipated at the beginning of the month. This is partially explained by its reviews which are lower than the 30% to 40% positive range I was anticipating. Paper Towns is earning much better reviews, but still barely above the overall positive level. Finally there's Southpaw, which is earning mixed reviews and its buzz is weak, so it will likely be outside the top five over the weekend. Both Ant-Man and Minions should continue to perform well, with the former having a shot at first place, if Pixels flops. This weekend last year, there were two wide releases that did quite well, Lucy and Hercules. I don't think any of the new releases this week will come close to earning the same as Lucy did, but I think the depth is better this year, so 2015 will still come out ahead in the year-over-year comparison. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 12th, 2015

May 11th, 2015

Welcome to Me

It is a typical summer week on the home market with little to no prime releases. The biggest release of the week is Still Alice, which earned $18 million in theaters. That's not bad for a limited release. It is better than some of the wide releases that came out earlier this year. Fortunately, the Blu-ray is also the best new release of the week and it is the Pick of the Week. In fact, it isn't even close as there are no other contenders for that title. More...

Limited Releases: Following You Around

March 13th, 2015

It Follows poster

We have a mixed bag of limited releases this weekend. There are some good films, like It Follows, which has good reviews, but is the wrong genre for a limited release. However, there are a couple of limited releases could find an audience, like The Wrecking Crew and Seymour: An Introduction, but neither is expected to expand wide enough to find much mainstream success. More...

Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/11/2015 The Ridiculous 6   $0 $0 $0
8/11/2015 I Am Chris Farley Himself  $0 $0 $0
7/24/2015 Pixels Brenner  $69,434,964 $105,300,000 $174,734,964
3/13/2015 The Cobbler Max Simkin  $0 $852,464 $852,464
10/1/2014 Men, Women and Children Don Truby  $705,908 $1,000,000 $1,705,908
5/23/2014 Blended Jim Friedman  $46,290,741 $77,200,000 $123,490,741
11/15/2013 12-12-12 Himself  $0 $0 $0
7/12/2013 Grown Ups 2 Leonard  $133,668,525 $113,355,283 $247,023,808
9/28/2012 Hotel Transylvania Dracula  $148,313,048 $197,594,315 $345,907,363
6/15/2012 That's My Boy Donny  $36,931,089 $21,127,278 $58,058,367
11/11/2011 Jack and Jill Jack Sadelstein/Jill Sadelstein  $74,158,157 $76,361,060 $150,519,217
7/8/2011 Zookeeper Donald the Capuchin Monkey Voice  $80,360,866 $90,444,659 $170,805,525
2/11/2011 Just Go With It Dr. Daniel "Danny" MacCabee  $103,028,109 $111,946,844 $214,974,953
6/25/2010 Grown Ups Lenny Feder  $162,001,186 $110,222,244 $272,223,430
7/31/2009 Funny People George Simmons  $51,855,045 $20,025,260 $71,880,305
12/25/2008 Bedtime Stories Skeeter Bronson  $110,101,975 $111,366,960 $221,468,935
6/6/2008 You Don't Mess With the Zohan Zohan  $100,018,837 $102,892,154 $202,910,991
7/20/2007 I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry Chuck Levine  $119,725,280 $65,983,182 $185,708,462
3/23/2007 Reign Over Me Charlie Fineman  $19,661,987 $420,000 $20,081,987
6/23/2006 Click Michael Newman  $137,340,146 $100,329,456 $237,669,602
5/27/2005 The Longest Yard Paul Crew  $158,119,460 $32,201,108 $190,320,568
12/17/2004 Spanglish John Clasky  $42,044,321 $12,300,000 $54,344,321
2/13/2004 50 First Dates Henry Roth  $120,776,832 $75,547,664 $196,324,496
4/11/2003 Anger Management Dave Buznik  $135,560,942 $60,100,000 $195,660,942
12/13/2002 The Hot Chick Bongo Player (cameo)  $35,081,550 $19,557,959 $54,639,509
11/27/2002 Eight Crazy Nights Davey Stone/Whitey Duvall/Eleanore Duvall  $23,607,202 $0 $23,607,202
10/11/2002 Punch-Drunk Love Barry Egan  $17,791,031 $6,800,000 $24,591,031
6/28/2002 Mr. Deeds Longfellow Deeds  $126,203,320 $44,976,083 $171,179,403
6/1/2001 The Animal Townie  $55,762,229 $0 $55,762,229
11/10/2000 Little Nicky Nicky  $39,442,871 $18,827,520 $58,270,391
6/25/1999 Big Daddy Sonny Koufax  $163,479,795 $65,161,488 $228,641,283
11/6/1998 The Waterboy Bobby Boucher  $161,487,252 $28,700,000 $190,187,252
6/12/1998 Dirty Work Satan (uncredited)  $9,975,684 $0 $9,975,684
2/13/1998 The Wedding Singer Robby Hart  $80,224,502 $43,100,000 $123,324,502
9/6/1996 Bulletproof Moses  $21,162,420 $1,035,000 $22,197,420
2/16/1996 Happy Gilmore Happy Gilmore  $38,602,000 $2,380,952 $40,982,952
2/10/1995 Billy Madison Billy Madison  $25,441,250 $0 $25,441,250
12/21/1994 Mixed Nuts Louie  $6,607,387 $0 $6,607,387
8/5/1994 Airheads Pip  $5,021,868 $0 $5,021,868
7/23/1993 Coneheads Carmine  $21,153,686 $0 $21,153,686
3/1/1992 Shakes the Clown Dink the Clown  $115,103 $0 $115,103
12/31/1989 Going Overboard Schecky Moskowitz  $0 $0 $0
Movies: 42Totals:$2,681,256,568$1,717,108,933$4,398,365,501
  Averages:$63,839,442$40,883,546$104,722,988
Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/11/2015 The Ridiculous 6 Producer,
Screenwriter 
$0 $0 $0
7/24/2015 Pixels Producer $69,434,964 $105,300,000 $174,734,964
4/17/2015 Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 Producer $71,038,190 $36,335,289 $107,373,479
5/23/2014 Blended Producer $46,290,741 $77,200,000 $123,490,741
7/12/2013 Grown Ups 2 Producer,
Screenwriter 
$133,668,525 $113,355,283 $247,023,808
10/12/2012 Here Comes the Boom Executive Producer $45,290,318 $27,948,940 $73,239,258
6/15/2012 That's My Boy Producer $36,931,089 $21,127,278 $58,058,367
11/11/2011 Jack and Jill Producer,
Screenwriter 
$74,158,157 $76,361,060 $150,519,217
9/9/2011 Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star Screenwriter,
Producer 
$2,529,395 $0 $2,529,395
7/8/2011 Zookeeper Producer $80,360,866 $90,444,659 $170,805,525
2/11/2011 Just Go With It Producer $103,028,109 $111,946,844 $214,974,953
6/25/2010 Grown Ups Screenwriter,
Producer 
$162,001,186 $110,222,244 $272,223,430
1/16/2009 Paul Blart: Mall Cop Producer $146,336,178 $39,568,572 $185,904,750
12/25/2008 Bedtime Stories Producer $110,101,975 $111,366,960 $221,468,935
6/6/2008 You Don't Mess With the Zohan Screenwriter,
Producer 
$100,018,837 $102,892,154 $202,910,991
2/1/2008 Strange Wilderness Executive Producer $6,575,282 $371,802 $6,947,084
7/20/2007 I Now Pronounce You Chuck and L… Producer $119,725,280 $65,983,182 $185,708,462
6/23/2006 Click Producer $137,340,146 $100,329,456 $237,669,602
5/27/2005 The Longest Yard Executive Producer $158,119,460 $32,201,108 $190,320,568
4/11/2003 Anger Management Executive Producer $135,560,942 $60,100,000 $195,660,942
12/13/2002 The Hot Chick Executive Producer $35,081,550 $19,557,959 $54,639,509
11/27/2002 Eight Crazy Nights Screenwriter,
Producer 
$23,607,202 $0 $23,607,202
6/28/2002 Mr. Deeds Executive Producer $126,203,320 $44,976,083 $171,179,403
6/1/2001 The Animal Executive Producer $55,762,229 $0 $55,762,229
6/25/1999 Big Daddy Screenwriter,
Executive Producer 
$163,479,795 $65,161,488 $228,641,283
11/6/1998 The Waterboy Executive Producer,
Screenwriter 
$161,487,252 $28,700,000 $190,187,252
2/16/1996 Happy Gilmore Screenwriter $38,602,000 $2,380,952 $40,982,952
2/10/1995 Billy Madison Screenwriter $25,441,250 $0 $25,441,250
12/21/1994 Mixed Nuts Song Writer $6,607,387 $0 $6,607,387
Movies: 38Totals:$3,195,731,974$1,940,523,542$5,136,255,516
  Averages:$84,098,210$51,066,409$135,164,619