Celebrity Showdown: Adam Sandler VS Seth Rogen

By ZACH SEEMAYER

May 27, 2014

This weekend, one of the biggest stars in American comedy, Adam Sandler, released his new film Blended, which went up against the Seth Rogen/Zac Efron comedy Neighbors, which was in its third week.

While Blended came in third and Neighbor's came in fourth, Rogen's comedy spent its third weekend of release crossing the $100 million mark, while Sandler's opened softer than any of his comedies in the past.

Does this mean one of the most bankable comedy stars has been dethroned? In this Celebrity Showdown, we pit the careers of Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen in a no-holds-barred death match, where two celebs enter, and… well, two leave, because it's just a game of comparing statistics and not Thunderdome, but that's not the point.

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In Celebrity Showdown, we look at seven unique and important criteria to judge a star's career. First, the total number of films they have starred or co-starred in. Cameos don't count.

Next, we look at money. Which star had the highest grossing single film? Which star has the highest average box-office gross? Finally, which star has the largest combined gross of all the films of their career.

But money isn't everything! We also look at reviews, with an emphasis on Rotten Tomatoes. We take a look at the star's highest Rotten Tomatoes Score, and then, to be fair, we average out all their scores from all of their films.

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And finally, acclaim must be taken into consideration, so we have an 'Awards Score.' This score is found by assigning points to the trophies they have taken home. Oscars are worth 2 points, Emmys and Golden Globes are worth 1 point, and People's Choice Awards are worth .5 points. While a Razzie Award gets you -1 point.

So who is the current king of Hollywood comedy, between Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen? For fun, take a guess at who you think would win, then check out our results!

ROUND 1
TOTAL NUMBER OF FILMS:
Sandler: 29
Rogen: 19

ROUND 2
HIGHEST GROSSING FILM
Sandler: $163.4 million (Big Daddy)
Rogen: $215.4 million (Kung Fu Panda)

ROUND 3
AVERAGE BOX-OFFICE GROSS
Sandler: $81.7 million
Rogen: $94.6 million

ROUND 4
TOTAL COMBINED GROSS
Sandler: $2.37 billion
Rogen: $1.80 billion

ROUND 5
HIGHEST ROTTEN TOMATOES SCORE
Sandler: 79% (Punch-Drunk Love)
Rogen: 93% (50/50)

ROUND 6
AVERAGE ROTTEN TOMATOES SCORES
Sandler: 32.7%
Rogen: 68.3%

ROUND 7
'AWARDS SCORE'
Sandler: -3
Rogen: 0

FINAL SCORE:
Sandler: 2
Rogen: 5 (WINNER!)

Congratulations Seth Rogen! You have bested Adam Sandler, and you should take pride in a surprisingly successful and well-reviewed career!

Check out Celebrity Showdown next week, when we take two hot X-Men stars and break down the numbers to see who's the best.



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