Adam Sandler to make 4 movies for Netflix

Adam Sandler, pictured in September 2014. Frazer Harrison / Getty Images

TORONTO — Netflix announced Wednesday it has partnered with Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions to produce four feature films that will premiere on the streaming service.

“When these fine people came to me with an offer to make four movies for them,” Sandler said in a statement, “I immediately said yes for one reason and one reason only — Netflix rhymes with Wet Chicks.”

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The 48-year-old star, who recently wrapped filming of his new movie Pixels in Toronto, will produce and star in the four films for Netflix.

Financial terms of the agreement were not divulged but the company said the movies will have production budgets comparable to Sandler’s recent projects.

Sandler’s films have grossed a combined $3.9 billion at the box office worldwide. The 2010 comedy Grown Ups and last year’s sequel earned more than $517 million worldwide.

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Some of Sandler’s movies have flopped, though. This year’s Blended did only $46 million at the box office in the U.S. and Canada and That’s My Boy managed only $37 million in 2012.

According to Netflix, Sandler’s movies are among the most popular on the streaming service, where two-thirds of all viewing is movies.

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