Entertainment News'Birth of a Nation' Flops in the Box Office

‘Birth of a Nation’ Flops in the Box Office

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Despite overwhelming positive  flops in the earning only $7.1 million.

Playing in over 2,000 movie theaters across the country, 's latest was expected to make at least $9 million – still low figure considering a movie that was purchased for a record breaking $17.5 million at this year's .

Surprisingly, critics praised the movie saying “Whatever one thinks of the messenger, the delivered movie is worthy of attention. It's a film for the here and now, a document that nicely supports the BlackLivesMatter movement (and throws shade on the AllLivesMatter nonsense).”

Set against the antebellum South, The Birth of a Nation centers around Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner, accepts an offer to use Nat's preaching to put unruly slaves in place. As he witnesses countless atrocities–against himself and his fellow slaves–Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.

Meanwhile, The Girl on the Train starring won the box office weekend with $37 million. It's important to point out that The Girl on the Train features less diversity, and poorer than The Birth of a Nation. However, Tate Taylor's drama about a divorcee who becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation seemed resonated with audiences. Even though critics called the movie “a lifeless wax museum version of a real thriller.”

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Megan Dianehttps://www.projectcasting.com
Hi, I'm Megan Browne, the Head of Partnerships at Project Casting - a job board for the entertainment industry. As Head of Partnerships, I help businesses find the best talent for their influencer campaigns, photo shoots, and film productions. Creating these partnerships has enabled me to help businesses scale and reach their true potential. I'm excited to continue driving growth by connecting people with projects they're passionate about.

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