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'Spring Breakers' posts biggest limited-release debut of 2013

'Spring Breakers' posts biggest limited-release debut of 2013

Break out the red cups.

"Spring Breakers," Harmony Korine's R-rated tale of four college girls on a debauched party trip, posted this weekend the biggest debut of the year for a film playing in limited release. Screening in two theaters in New York and another in Los Angeles, the picture collected $270,000, according to an estimate from distributor A24 Films. That amounted to an excellent per-theater average of $90,000 -- the 10th-highest such average ever for a live-action film in limited release.

The movie stars former Disney Channel starlets Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens. It also features James Franco, who already was doing well at the box office with...