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Filmmaker’s Controversial Past Takes Its Toll On ‘Birth Of A Nation’ At The B.O.

It's often said that there's no such thing as bad publicity, but in regards to The Birth of a Nation's estimated $7.8M opening this weekend, many are pegging the Nat Turner biopic's lackluster performance to the controversies that have besieged the film's director/producer/star Nate Parker and co-writer Jean McGianni Celestin. In August, Deadline broke the news that Parker and Celestin wer
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