‘Birth Of A Nation’ Struggles At Box Office

'Birth Of A Nation' Atlanta Screening

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The controversy surrounding Nate Parker’s college rape scandal has seemingly translated into poor ticket sales for the once highly anticipated ‘Birth Of A Nation’ film, which struggled at the box office this weekend, only generating $7.1 million.

‘Birth Of A Nation’ premiered at Sundance earlier this year, where Fox Searchlight Pictures purchased rights to the film for $17.5 million.

While some critics slammed ‘Birth Of A Nation’ for being historically inaccurate, a rival studio executive told Deadline,

“This movie with its strong themes of uprising arrives at a very interesting time in our country. Without the filmmakers’ controversies, it’s a story many would feel compelled to see. And it’s a shame that’s not happening.”

Did you see ‘Birth Of A Nation’ this weekend? What did you think?

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