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Harmony Korine's Spring Breakers: This year's top per-theater average by far Written and directed by Harmony Korine, and starring James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, and Rachel Korine, Spring Breakers pulled in an estimated $270,000 at three locations (one in Los Angeles, two in New York City) this weekend (March 15-17) as per studio estimates found on the web site Box Office Mojo. The (very) low-budget crime comedy-drama averaged a hihgly impressive $90,000 per site. That's this year's best per-theater average so far by a wide margin. (Pictured above: James Franco and director Korine. What you see on Franco's arm is the map of Florida, in case you hadn't noticed.) Spring Breakers vs. The King's Speech, Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty For comparison's sake, in late '10, the Tom Hooper / Colin Firth drama The King's Speech averaged $88,863 per theater on its first weekend in release; late last year, the »

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