The new adaptation of "Little Women" stunned at the box office, debuting with a whopping $ 29 million over the extended weekend in the US.
The result is far beyond the projections of the studio, which expected revenues of around $ 16-17 million in the first five days.
In the international market, the feature grossed $ 6.3 million across just two territories, UK and Spain, for a global debut of $ 35.3 million.
Pleasing viewers, the adaptation received an A- rating from the audience (consisting of a 70% female audience), which should ensure good stability in the coming weeks.
Directed by Gerwig (‘Lady Bird: Time to Fly‘), the feature is based on the book of the same name written by Louisa May Alcott.
The plot follows the March sisters, who face growing problems such as money shortages, family tragedies, and romantic rivalries in mid-19th-century Massachusetts. Jo struggles for independence and sometimes clashes with her mother and sisters Meg, Amy and Beth. She also deals with grumpy Aunt March, impulsive neighbor Laurie, and kind professor Friedrich Bhaer.
The cast features Meryl Streep, Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet, Laura Dern, Bob Odenkirk, Chris Cooper, Florence Pugh and Eliza Scanlen.
The film will be released in national theaters on January 9.
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