The Birth of a Nation has an estimate of $7.8M opening this weekend
It’s not often that a filmmaker’s personal affairs has an impact @ the box office, however the case of when a 17-year-old woman was raped has been present during most of Parker's press appearances in recent weeks.
The movie had an acquisition price of $17.5 million and an estimated P&A between $10-$20 million. The movie is likely to have a total domestic box office of under $30 million.
A woman, executive from another studio, says that as a woman it's really hard to watch this film, yet 61% of people who attended were women.
'Birth of a Nation' is probably no longer a contender for awards season and article mentioned we still have diverse movies to look forward to, such as 'Moonlight', 'Fences', and 'Loving'.