Adam Sandler has made a very handsome living making people laugh. He’s done it for decades. And though the former SNL Opera Man is sometimes pilloried for making less-than-ambitious films with his outsize talent, Sandler knows better. (One of the silliest kvetches to come out of the Sony hack was executive emails complaining about Sandler’s movies, when those movies helped pay their salaries.) Sandler’s fans love what he does, and that’s who Sandler cares about — his fans. Sandler also knows that show biz careers have peaks and valleys. He hasn’t had a whopper of a hit for a while, but Sandler remains as productive as any star in Hollywood. A devoted sports enthusiast, Sandler knows you have to keep playing the game to score. This weekend score he did — Sandler’s Hotel Transylvania 2 dominated the box office and looks set to rake in $50 million.
Sandler voices Dracula in the film, which also stars millennial darling Selena Gomez. Come to think of it, Dracula looks a lot like Opera Man. Keep doing what you do best, as Adam Sandler knows.