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Brown Sugar (2002)

PG-13
109 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama

Friends since childhood, a magazine editor and a hip-hop record executive stumble into romantic territory.
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Writers
Michael Elliot (story) (screenplay) | Rick Famuyiwa (screenplay)
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$ 8,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 10,738,882
Gross (USA)
$ 27,363,891
Gross (World)
$ 28,316,451
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Release date
Oct 11, 2002 (United States)

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6.5 / 10 | 7,834 votes