How Adam Sandler Knows if He’s Made a Hit Movie or Not | IGN

Adam Sandler, who makes movies exclusively for Netflix these days, recently discussed how he uses his own gut feeling, his own internal barometer, to figure out if he’s made a hit film or not.

Appearing on The Dan Patrick Show, Sandler, whose new comedy Hubie Halloween arrived on Netflix this month, said he could just tell by the vibes he gets from fans. Of course, when his movies were in theaters, there was always the box office to go by. And at Netflix, they have their own metrics for determining hits. But for Sandler himself, it’s a little more internal and personal.

“I just got it,” he said, on whether he knows if he’s made a flop or not. “You get a feeling. When I have a hit coming, I walk differently. The bones feel better, I hear better, I react better to like ‘Hey, Sandman’ on the street. I’ll go, ‘Hey, what’s up.’ When I got something coming out that’s not going to do well, the bones feel dead, there’s no hop, I’m flat-footed, I hear, ‘Hey, Sandman,’ and I do this [shies away motion] ‘No, no.’ You know? [Hubie]’s a hit.”

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You can check out our review of Hubie Halloween, which called it a return to the comedian’s “dumb-but-sweet man-child roots.”

In other movie news, Michael B. Jordan has signed on produce DC’s upcoming Static Shock movie, Anya Taylor-Joy will play Furiosa in an upcoming Mad Max prequel, and Joaquin Phoenix will reportedly play Napoleon in a new movie to be directed by Ridley Scott.

And if you’re looking for some choice Netflix fare, we recently gave Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 a “10.”

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Matt Fowler is a writer for IGN and a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow him on Twitter at @TheMattFowler and Facebook at Facebook.com/MattBFowler.
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