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5 Reasons Why 'Girl on the Train' and 'Birth of a Nation' Stumbled at the Box Office

Which affected the box office the most this weekend: the controversy over "The Birth of a Nation" filmmaker/star Nate Parker's past, the surprisingly poor reviews for the much-anticipated "The Girl on the Train," or Hurricane Matthew? There seemed to be a perfect storm of events that threatened to keep people away from the multiplex, even with three new wide releases (the other was family comedy "Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life").
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