Nate Parker’s Birth Of A Nation Flops At The Box Office
Nate Parker’s film about slave rebel Nat Turner disappointed at the box office this weekend. Nate’s movie was pushed to the side after news of past rape allegations with co-writer Jean Celestin surfaced earlier this summer.
According to Marketwatch, the sexual assault rumors did nothing to help the film.
Ten months later, it opened to an estimated $7.1 million in sixth place with its awards prospects severely hampered, even though it opened in more than 2,100 locations, an unusually wide rollout for a low-budget film.
The box-office performance of “The Birth of a Nation” caps a monthslong problem for its studio, Fox Searchlight, the specialty label of Twentieth Century Fox.
Do you think Nate Parker’s past rape allegations prevented the movie from doing well this weekend or was the flick just a flop from the beginning? Discuss in the comment section below.