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Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

PG-13
145 min | Drama, Romance

Nitta Sayuri reveals how she transcended her fishing-village roots and became one of Japan's most celebrated geisha.
Writers
Robin Swicord (screenplay) | Arthur Golden (book)
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Budget
$ 85,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 682,504
Gross (USA)
$ 57,490,508
Gross (World)
$ 162,242,962
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Release date
Dec 23, 2005 (United States)

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