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Black Nativity (2013)

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93 min | Drama, Family, Music

A street-wise teen from Baltimore who has been raised by a single mother travels to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives, where he embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey.
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Writers
Langston Hughes (based on the play by) | Kasi Lemmons (written for the screen by)
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Tracy 'Twinkie' Byrd (as Twinkie Byrd)
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$17,500,000
Opening weekend
$3,669,530
Gross (US & Canada)
$7,018,189
Gross (World)
$7,454,185
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Release date
Nov 27, 2013 (United States)

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4.6 / 10 | 1,907 votes