Billy Eichner’s Gay Rom-Com ‘Bros’ Takes on Creepy Thriller ‘Smile’ at Box Office

After years of declarations about the death of the romantic comedy, Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum’s recent commercial hit “The Lost City” proved there’s still a place on the big screen for meet-cute stories.Now, comedian and actor Billy Eichner is taking a stab at the feel-good genre with “Bros,” an R-rated romantic comedy that opens in 3,300 North American theaters on Friday.

The movie, from Universal Pictures, is aiming to generate 8 million to 10 million in its opening weekend.

It’s not a huge number, but the film carries a modest 22 million production budget.“Bros” is debuting in theaters alongside Paramount’s R-rated chiller “Smile,” which is projected to cast a toothy glow over the domestic box office charts with 16 million to 20 million.

That’s a stellar result given that it only cost the studio 17 million to make.Though “Bros” is backed by superb reviews (it has a 95 on

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