Greta Gerwig’s academy award nominated Little Women originally opened in late 2019 and made $108 million at the domestic box office and $207 million worldwide. As the coronavirus started spreading around the world, theaters started shutting down due to social distancing restricitions, and with it came the halt of screening of many films with a promising income.
Now, as theaters re-open around the world, Little Women generated $760,000 over the weekend from 13 markets. A majority of those ticket sales came from Japan.
It is important to remember that most studios aren’t even reporting box office grosses since so few countries took down restrictions. The small number of movie theaters that did resume business have relied on past hits like The Greatest Showman and Harry Potter to draw audiences.
Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Women stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, and Eliza Scanlen as the four sisters, alongside Meryl Streep, Laura Dern, and Timothée Chalamet. It is the fourth film adaptation of the classic Louisa May Alcott novel of the same name. The film received six Academy award nominations and won the award for Best Costume Design at the 92nd Annual Academy Awards.
It remains unclear when cinemas will re-open worldwide.