According to Box Office Mojo Little Women has greatly exceeded Sony's five-day opening expectations. Hauling $29 million against a $40 million budget, the studio was anticipating a meager $16-17 million over the time period. The film was released in the U.K. this weekend as well, with several additional international markets joining in January.
Great to see the film surpassing expectations this early. That, coupled with it's overwhelmingly positive critical response, may bode well for its chances at getting some love when both BAFTA and Oscar nominations are announced in the next two weeks.
I actually just got back from seeing the movie, so I'll be posting review within a day or two when I have more time. Suffice it to say, it was an absolutely exquisite film.