Billy Eichner blames straight people for Bros box office flops

Billy Eichner blames straight people for ‘Bros’ box office flops

Billy Eichner believes straight people are to blame for his gay rom-com flopping at the box office in its opening weekend.

The comedian who co-wrote, executive produced and starred on ‘Bros.’ wrote a long twitter thread on Sunday in response to the fact that the film grossed just $4.8 million in the US and Canada, about 40 percent less than expected.

“Even with rave reviews, great Rotten Tomatoes scores, an A CinemaScore, etc., people just haven’t turned up to Bros. right now, especially in certain parts of the country. And that’s disappointing but it is what it is,” Eichner, 44, wrote, adding, “That’s just the world we live in, unfortunately.”

The ‘Billy on the Street’ star urged moviegoers to check out ‘Bros,’ which was marketed as the first film with an all LGBTQIA+ cast to receive wide release, and quipped, “Anyone who IS NOT a homophobic maniac , should watch BROS tonight! You will have a great time! And it’s special and uniquely powerful to see that special story on a big screen, especially for queer people who don’t get that opportunity often. I love this movie so much. GO BROS!!!”

Billy Eichner and Luke Macfarlane present "brothers"Billy Eichner reacted to his movie Bros flopping at the box office during its opening weekend.©Universal/Courtesy Everett Col

Bros, which had a $22 million production budget, took fourth place at the box office, behind Smile ($22 million), Don’t Worry Darling ($7.3 million), dollars) and The Woman King ($7.3 million). Million).

Despite its disappointing debut, Eichner insisted audiences love the flick, which also stars Luke Macfarlane, Ts Madison and Monica Raymund.

“Last night I snuck in and sat in the back of a sold out theater to play ‘Bros’ in LA,” he began the same Twitter thread.

“The audience howled with laughter from start to finish, bursting into applause at the end and some wiping tears as they walked out. It was really magical. For real. I am VERY proud of this film.”

Billy Eichner on a red carpet.The film opened at $4.8 million on a budget of $22 million. WireImage

The Parks and Recreation graduate previously joked to Page Six that he’s “f-king” his handsome co-star Macfarlane, 42, in real life and that the sex is “amazing.”

“We spent a lot of time together, and we still like each other … we’re not together,” he said at the New York premiere of the Nicholas Stoller-directed film.

“It’s very ‘don’t worry darling,'” he quipped, referring to director Olivia Wilde’s relationship with her movie star, Harry Styles, whom she met on the set of her psychological thriller.