21 March 2013 12:37 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers" had a massive limited debut last weekend, taking in $263,002 from just three screens and managing one of the 25 best per-theater-averages ($87,667) ever. Starring Disney Channel alums Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens (not to mention James Franco) in a not-so-Disney tale of a group of college-aged girls who decide to rob a fast food restaurant to pay for their spring break getaway, the film was on par, money-wise, with the likes of "Lincoln" and "The King's Speech" when it came to its first weekend out. But what happens now? Upstart distributor A24 -- who have found the perfect storm of timing, marketing and public interest with this film so far -- are going for it in weekend #2: Expanding the film from 3 to 1,104 theaters as most of the country is on actual spring break.  The move makes sense, but will it pay off? We'll find out Sunday. »


- Peter Knegt

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