There has been a lot of controversy and doubt surrounding the upcoming 'Spring Breakers', and many box office analysts were predicing that it would become a cult hit but wouldn't make a dent at the mainstream box office. However, the latest numbers have managed to show otherwise. Spring Breakers debuted in three theaters this past weekend in LA and NY, and has managed to gross a massive cummulative $270,000, or $90,000 per screen average, just in such limited release.
The film is not being distributed by a large company, but rather the growing A24 [which is also releasing Emma Watson's The Bling Ring].
Its per screen average puts Spring Breakers at the same level as The King's Speech, Lincoln, and The Tree of Life, and it has the highest per screen since Zero Dark Thirty released in limited release in December.
While this per screen average could be a result of pent up demand and the hugh publicity push the stars have been doing for the movie, it shows that the film might play much better than expected when expanding to 1000 theaters next week. The reviews may also have helped, as the film is currently at a stronger than predicted 70% on Rotten Tomatoes.