‘Little Women’ Going Large At The B.O. With $100M+ By Oscar Weekend

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‘Little Women’ Going Large At The B.O. With $100M+ By Oscar Weekend
We knew this was going to happen. By Oscar Sunday, if not before, Greta Gerwig’s feature revival of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women will cross $100 million at the domestic box office, a huge 33% surge in its domestic tally since notching six Oscar nominations on January 13 including Best Picture.

While Gerwig already demonstrated her flair for sophisticated fare coming off the five-time Oscar-nominated Lady Bird three years ago, Little Women just shows the commercial success the filmmaker can spur by giving classics a modern spin. That was the absolute sell in this nth remake of the late 19th century period tale about Jo March and her sisters who plot for a better life outside their snowy Massachusetts home. More upside: a box office hit like this for Gerwig further makes her a brand name among female moviegoers. While she was overlooked in the Directing category at both the Golden Globes and the Oscars,
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