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Anthony Ramos Reacts to 'In the Heights' Poor Box Office Numbers

Anthony Ramos Reacts to 'In the Heights' Poor Box Office Numbers

Anthony Ramos is opening up about the poor box office numbers for his new movie In the Heights and why he’s not disappointed by them.

The 29-year-old actor plays Usnavi in the new movie musical, which was created by his Hamilton co-star Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Box office experts had predicted that In the Heights would gross $20 million on its opening weekend, but it only brought in $11.5 million. The film has now been open for 15 days and it has grossed an estimated $22.5 million.

Click inside for Anthony Ramos’ thoughts on the box office results…

In an interview with the Associated Press, Anthony talked about the box office numbers and brought up how the film was also available to stream for free on HBO Max.

“Nobody’s ever going to talk about how many streams it got on HBO Max. You know? If the movie had come out in the theaters only, who knows what the box office would have been because it only would have been available in the theater,” Anthony said. “But, it was available in people’s living rooms on their TV and they were able to see it that way and many people did. Many people watched it multiple times in their house. That’s what happens. The box office is going to suffer if it’s available somewhere else and it’s more convenient to people to watch it in their house.”

“At the same time, I’m not disappointed at the box office. I’m not. Because people are watching the movie. The most important thing to me is that people are seeing the film. I don’t care how you watch it. As long as you see it. The most important thing to me is the message in the movie and that people see it and they feel it. And it will live with them forever,” he said. “There are certain movies that were cult classics that didn’t do well at the box office at all and left the theater and became smashes… box office is important, but we’re still in a pandemic.”

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