A24, Comedy Central
A24, Comedy Central
It was a tale of two-plus Disney alums at the weekend box office.
And on the other end—the far, faraway end—was InAPPropriate Comedy, the raunchy R-rated sketch comedy movie featuring Lindsay Lohan, which tanked.
Hollywood.com box-office analyst Paul Dergarabedian called Spring Breakers' $5 million Friday-Sunday take from some 1,100 theaters (compared to The Croods' 4,000-plus or Admission's 2,000-plus) "pretty-darn impressive," especially for an exploitation film by a cult filmmaker (Gummo's Harmony Korine).
"I think the marketing has been solid for the film," Dergarabedian said in an email Sunday. "Effectively working the bikinis and guns imagery has definitely had a positive effect on the box office."
"Oh, and of course having Vanessa Hudgens [and] Selena Gomez in the mix certainly raised awareness among their fanbases, and help[ed] boost the numbers."
For Hudgens, a High School Musical alum, Spring Breakers is a change of box-office fortune after disappointments huge (Sucker Punch) and small (Bandslam).
For Gomez, the former star of Wizards of Waverly Place, the movie's success could be a career-changer, given that it's her first foray outside of kid-friendly flicks like Ramona and Beezus and Monte Carlo.
Spring Breakers also stars Oz the Great and Powerful's James Franco, doing that all-over-the-place thing he does.
Since the onetime Parent Trap star's box-office career took a sharp turn for the worse, Lohan's appeared in little-seen movies, but nothing quite as invisible as InAPPropriate Comedy.
Per the box-office tracking firm Exhibitor Relations, InAPPropriate Comedy grossed just $531 from each of its 292 theaters for a three-day, grand total debut of $155,000.
If there's a saving grace for the rehab-bound Lohan, it's that the movie's failure is hardly on her. According to a review of the "brutally unfunny" comedy in the New York Post, Lohan is on screen for "perhaps" 90 seconds.
On the downside, that's still long enough to add the credit to her currently broken track record.