Why They're Making 'Grown-Ups 2'
This is how Adam Sandler's recent movies have done at the box office (sans the serious-ish films, such as “Funny People” and “Reign Over Me”):
|Release||Movie||Dist.||U.S. Box Office|
|5/27/05||The Longest Yard||Par.||$158,119,460|
|7/20/07||I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry||Uni.||$120,059,556|
|6/6/08||You Don't Mess with the Zohan||Sony||$100,018,837|
|2/11/11||Just Go With It||Sony||$103,028,109|
|11/11/11||Jack and Jill||Sony||$74,158,157|
|6/15/12||That's My Boy||Sony||$36,931,089|
The high point was “Grown Ups” in 2010. The low point is wherever “That's My Boy” winds up, which won't be much different than the above. It's been out since mid-June. Last weekend, it played in 84 theaters and grossed $74K.
The poor showing of “That's My Boy” is one of the many delights of the summer movie season. More delightful? “Moonrise Kingdom,” whose widest relief was fewer than 1,000 theaters, actually grossed more than Sandler's gross-out comedy. It's at $42 million. Last weekend it earned another half million. It's Wes Anderson's biggest hit since “Royal Tenenbaums” ($52 million in 2001).
That's our boy.