“Bros” star Billy Eichner mentioned it was “disappointing” to see movie’s field workplace outcomes

“Bros” actor Billy Eichner mentioned over the weekend that it was “disappointing” to see the shortage of assist for the romantic comedy he co-wrote — which follows the story of two homosexual males — after it struggled in its field workplace debut. 

“Bros” sat in fourth amongst this weekend’s films after raking in $4.8 million, in response to Box Office Mojo. Horror flick “Smile” dominated with $22 million.  

Billy Eichner attends the premiere of Universal Pictures’ “Bros” at Regal LA Live in Los Angeles. 

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Eichner, 44, tweeted Sunday that he was “VERY happy with this film” and listed a few of its early accolades, however mentioned, “Even with glowing critiques, nice Rotten Tomatoes scores, an A CinemaScore and so forth, straight folks, particularly in sure elements of the nation, simply did not present up for Bros. And that is disappointing however it’s what it’s.”

“Everyone who ISN’T a homophobic weirdo ought to go see BROS tonight!” he added. 

The film follows the story of two males – Bobby, performed by Eichner, and Aaron, performed by actor Luke Macfarlane –  who fall for one another regardless of their dedication points.  The movie additionally has an “totally LGBTQ+ principal forged,” Universal Pictures said.  

Eichner, who Universal mentioned was the primary brazenly homosexual man to co-write and star in his personal main studio movie, acknowledged the importance of the film’s forged and inspired folks to look at it. 

“You may have a blast! And it *is* particular and uniquely highly effective to see this explicit story on an enormous display screen, esp for queer people who do not get this chance typically. I like this film a lot,” he mentioned.

In an interview for “CBS Sunday Morning” with CBS News correspondent Jonathan Vigliotti forward of the movie’s launch, Eichner mentioned why he believes it is taken so lengthy for Hollywood to launch a movie like “Bros.” 

“Well, the actual reply to that’s that the world, together with Hollywood, has been very homophobic,” Eichner mentioned. “And it is a sophisticated matter, as a result of in some methods Hollywood has typically led the cost when it got here to LGBTQ points and illustration. And but, beneath all of it, I feel there was at all times a concern that the quote-unquote mainstream viewers wasn’t essentially prepared for this sort of film. And I feel, due to that, quite a lot of our tales weren’t instructed.”

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