Via Indiewire: Though not yet showing an impact on a wider scale (an expansion is planned starting next Friday), A24’s SXSW hit ‘Spring Breakers’ from veteran indie Harmony Korine opened in three New York/ Los Angeles theaters to a stunning total of $95,000, by far the biggest limited opening of the year,
And likely to approach a $100,000 per screen average for the weekend. To give some indication of what a shock this gross is, none of Kormine’s previous films have grossed as much in their entire runs as this likely will do for it opening weekend.
Selena: ‘Spring Break is the craziest thing I ever experienced. I know we’ve never been on spring break, so I’ve never actually been to motel parties where you hop to each room. That’s what this was.
We would literally be doing takes, and we were surrounded by real spring breakers. We were kind of thrown into this whole thing and just, I’ve never seen anything like it. Literally, girls would be making out and their clothes would come off, and I was like, ‘Oh God, the bottoms!’ And then they’d come off. [I was thinking], I don’t even know what I’m doing here.
I am getting a little bit older, so I wanted to push myself and kind of get into a little bit more of an indie world. And it was a really great experience for me. And at the same time it has been, of course, a little awkward, but great. Honestly, it’s been a weird transition. You never really know what’s right or wrong and you can only do the best you can.”