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Adam Sandler’s Western Was Netflix’s Most-Watched Movie Launch

Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Taylor Lautner, Luke Wilson, Jorge Garcia and Terry Crews in "The Ridiculous 6."
Netflix/Happy Madison Productions Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Taylor Lautner, Luke Wilson, Jorge Garcia and Terry Crews in "The Ridiculous 6."

The Ridiculous 6 was the service's most-watched movie opening

A critically panned Adam Sandler movie is the most-watched release in Netflix history, according to the streaming service.

Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos confirmed that the release of Sandler’s The Ridiculous 6 was viewed by more people in its first 30 days than any other title before, including licensed movie titles and its original film division, Entertainment Weekly reports.

The Ridiculous 6, by way of example, in the first 30 days on Netflix it’s been the most-watched movie in the history of Netflix,” Sarandos told reporters Wednesday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. “It’s also enjoyed a spot at No. 1 in every territory we operate in, and in many of them it’s still No. 1.” Entertainment Weekly reports that Netflix confirmed Sarandos’ claim.

Even though the The Ridiculous 6, released in December, has been successful on Netflix, it was not a hit with the critics. Entertainment Weekly reports that the movie has a zero percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

[EW]

 

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