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10 Gay Movies That Didn’t Bomb Because Of Homophobia

Billy Eichner Says Bigotry Is To Blame For Gay Romantic Comedy’s Box Office Flop

Andrew Stiles • October 4, 2022 2:10 p.m.

Gay celebrity Billy Eichner thinks ‘homophobic weirdos’ are to blame for his new film’s disappointing box office performance.

Eichner co-wrote and stars in Brothersa gay romantic comedy that grossed just $4.8 million on opening weekend, roughly “40% below analysts’ low pre-release expectations,” according to the New York Times.

It’s embarrassing, but not nearly as embarrassing as Eichner’s deranged tirade on social media blaming “straight people, especially in some parts of the country” for the film’s dismal comebacks. “It’s just the world we live in, unfortunately,” Eichner wrote on Twitter. “Anyone who IS NOT a homophobic weirdo should go see BROS tonight!”

Like most liberals who insist that bigotry is to blame for their personal failings, Eichner is wrong. A Free Washington Beacon analysis has determined that the actor’s bitter rant is not supported by the facts. There’s no shortage of “gay” movies that haven’t skyrocketed at the box office because of homophobia. Here are some examples :

1) Brokeback Mountain

Box office: $178 million

Price: Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score (Academy)

2) The birdcage

Box office: $185 million

Price: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (Screen Actor’s Guild)

3) The imitation game

Box office: 234 million dollars

Price: Best Adapted Screenplay (Academy)

4) Rocketman

Box office: $195 million

Price: Best Original Song (Academy), Best Actor (Golden Globe)

5) Philadelphia

Box office: 207 million dollars

Price: Best Actor, Best Original Song (Academy)

6) Mrs. Doubtfire

Box office: $441 million

Price: best film, best actor (Golden Globe)

7) I now pronounce you Chuck & Larry

Box office: $187 million

Price: N / A

8) The Lord of the Rings (Trilogy)

Box office: $3 billion

Price: Best Film, Best Director (Academy)

9) Sonic the Hedgehog

Box office: 320 million dollars

Price: Best Villain (Critics’ Choice)

10) Southside with you

Box office: $6.5 million

Price: Best Chicago Film (Chicago Indie Critics)