The 29-year-old actor stars as Usnavi in the new musical, created by his Hamilton co-star Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Box office experts predicted that In the heights reportedly grossed $ 20 million in its opening weekend, but it only grossed $ 11.5 million. The film has now been open for 15 days and has grossed around $ 22.5 million.
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In an interview with the Associated press, Antoine spoke about the box office numbers and explained how the film is also available to stream for free on HBO Max.
“No one will ever talk about the number of streams on HBO Max. You know? If the film had only been released in theaters, who knows what the box office would have been because it would only have been available in theaters ”, Antoine mentionned. “But, it was available in people’s living rooms on their TVs and they could see it that way and a lot of people did. Many people have watched it several times in their homes. This is what happens. The box office will suffer if it is available elsewhere and it is more convenient for people to watch it at home. “
“At the same time, I am not disappointed at the box office. I’m not. Because people are watching the movie. The most important thing for me is that people see the movie. I don’t care how you look at it. As long as you see it. The most important thing for me is the message in the movie and for people to see it and feel it. And he will live with them forever, ”he said. “There are some movies that were cult classics that didn’t do well at the box office at all and left the cinema and became hits… the box office is important, but we’re still in a pandemic. . “
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