‘Blended’ Looking Like a Blunder at the Box Office

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Adam Sandler’s recent box office troubles continued Friday with “Blended” shaping up to be a Memorial Day dud, according to early ticket sales.

Sandler’s romantic comedy, as of Friday afternoon, is on pace to earn roughly $5 million in its first full day of release and will just manage to top $20 million over the four-day period. Going into the holiday, the film was expected to hit $30 million domestically.

The good news for Warner Bros., which is distributing the critically maligned comedy about two single parents who find love at a South African resort, is that the film was shot for an economical $45 million.

Warner Bros. did not respond to requests for comment on early tracking, nor did it provide estimates for how the film had performed in its Thursday night screenings.

If the numbers pan out, it will be another sign of Sandler’s declining box office fortunes. Although last summer’s “Grown Ups 2” was a $246.9 million hit, the actor stumbled with 2012’s “That’s My Boy” ($57.7 million worldwide on a $70 million budget) and 2011’s “Jack & Jill” ($149.7 million worldwide on a $79 million budget).

He did have success in animated form, providing vocal work on 2012’s “Hotel Transylvania,” which made $358.4 million worldwide.

“Blended” also pales in comparison to Sandler’s other romantic comedies with co-star Drew Barrymore. The pair’s previous outings, “The Wedding Singer” and “50 First Dates,” made 123.3 million and $196.5 million, respectively.

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  1. Alex Gatscher says:

    Hey guys, Loved Blended so much I immediately sent a tweet to Drew to tell her. Please make a sequel called “The Honeymoon,” I requested.So fun! Awesomeness! I cried all over my sleeves too. Lot’s of people in a 11:35am showing today.The credits were even funny too & everyone
    stayed seated!

  2. kagwi says:

    Guys, I watched this movie yesterday. It is Hilarious. The theater was packed, people applauded and kids were quoting lines from it after the movie. I love Adam Sandler and he has grown over the years in his work. Keep making them Adam. I loved him in Spanglish and also Funny people.

  3. Kevin Thomas says:

    We all know this was gonna happen sooner or later and probably later again. His “work” is terrible which appears to consist of him showing up in his clothes and mumbling through dialogue. When you see an adam sandler movie trailer, you know what your getting, rehashed garble.

    At this point he would be smart to retire or take an extended break from the easy checks (I know it’s hard but would you want to be remembered for softball comedies and sappy rom-coms? It’s your legacy.) and force his diminishing fan base to want him for once in this millennium.

  4. Kenmandu says:

    The movies are nasty-the humor demeaning-and they exhibit creative laziness and a cynicism towards teen his hardcore fans. Is it any wonder the fans finally got wise. This guy could do lot better and perhaps he will try something with a little more effort and stop being a 13 yr old spoiled ADD adolescent now that he is ilke 50.

  5. Bev says:

    Sandler’s movies are awful.

  6. Xavier Montaine says:

    Give it a chance, it’s a good contrast to the more mature skewing action films it’s up against this Memorial Day weekend. I’m probably going to see it and the new Xmen with my daughter this weekend and I’m betting she’ll love them both.

  7. F S N says:

    Reblogged this on Global News Now.

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