Now that we can track box-office revenue and critical consensus with Internet-enabled ease, making a list of the 21st century’s worst films might seem simple: Just crunch the numbers and find the lowest performers.
That’s not quite fair, though. Take a movie like “Transylmania,” a 2009 spoof from the Long Island-raised Hillenbrand brothers that opened with $263,941, making it the lowest opening for a wide release in history. You could find hundreds of little independent flops like that one, but are those really worse than the big-budget, star-packed failures produced by major studios?
If we’re going to pick on someone, let’s pick on the big guys whose egos and wallets can take it. That means you, Adam Sandler.