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‘Bros’: Billy Eichner Responds to ‘Disappointing’ Box Office Results and Shares He’s ‘Proud of This Movie’

Billy Eichner gets the box office results for his film Bros and although the film underperforms, he is “proud” of his work on the big screen.

“Last night I snuck in and sat in the back of a sold out theater to play Bros in LA,” he said tweeted. “The audience howled with laughter from start to finish, bursting into applause at the end and some wiping tears as they walked out. For real. I am VERY proud of this film.”

Despite rave reviews for the Judd Apatow-produced film, Bros was not a hit at the box office and is estimated to make just $4.8 million in its opening weekend, half of what Universal had estimated. Eichner acknowledged that the romantic comedy in which he stars is not found in a specific segment of the country’s population.

“Even with rave reviews, great Rotten Tomatoes scores, an A CinemaScore, etc. people just haven’t turned up for Bros. right now, especially in certain parts of the country. And that’s disappointing, but it is what it is,” he continued.

The comedian stands by the film and encourages “anyone who is NOT a homophobic maniac,” Bros.

“You’re going to 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!!!” he added.

Bros was co-written by Eichner and Nicholas Stoller, who also served as director for the comedy. The film also stars Macfarlane, Ts Madison, Bowen Yang, Miss Lawrence, Monica Raymund, Guillermo Díaz, Guy Branum, and Amanda Bearse, among others.