Billy Eichner‘s new romcom utterly bombed on the field workplace — and he seems to be chalking it as much as homophobia throughout the nation.
The comedian-turned-actor took to Twitter Sunday to acknowledge the low ticket gross sales — the film solely raked in $4.8 million domestically, inserting 4th this weekend — and he is positively bummed by the underwhelming turnout … regardless of the actual fact the movie is objectively stable.
He writes, “Final evening I snuck in and sat behind a bought out theater enjoying BROS in LA. The viewers howled with laughter begin to end, burst into applause on the finish, and a few have been wiping away tears as they walked out. It was actually magical. Actually. I’m VERY happy with this film.”
BE additionally went on to assert that — regardless of ‘Bros’ being hailed as one of many funniest comedies in current reminiscence — a theater chain known as Common to say they have been pulling the trailer due to the homosexual content material. He says Common was capable of persuade them to maintain it.
Billy provides, “That’s simply the world we dwell in, sadly. Even with glowing evaluations, nice Rotten Tomatoes scores, an A CinemaScore and so on, straight folks, particularly in sure components of the nation, simply didn’t present up for Bros. And that’s disappointing however it’s what it’s.”
His last thought hits his level proper on the pinnacle … “Everybody who ISN’T a homophobic weirdo ought to go see BROS tonight! You’ll have a blast! And it *is* particular and uniquely highly effective to see this explicit story on an enormous display screen, esp for queer of us who don’t get this chance typically. I really like this film a lot. GO BROS!!!”
Billy’s proper about one factor … the film was positively reviewed by critics and normies alike — so by all accounts, it is fairly darn good. As for why it did so poorly, it is exhausting to say. It was marketed pretty closely by the studio … with the trailer getting lots of play in theaters and billboards throughout the L.A. space.
It is fairly clear although … Billy sees it as lingering bigotry. 🤷🏽♂️