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Academy turnout for 'Birth of a Nation' mirrors box office - disappointing

Moviegoers weren’t the only ones ignoring “The Birth of a Nation” this weekend. The motion picture academy screening of Nate Parker’s slave revolt historical drama, which opened to a flat $7.1 million at the box office, was about at one-quarter capacity Sunday, with Oscar voters and their guests...
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