Five million does however seem very low considering the amount of hype and advertising Spring Breakers received. Sort of reminds me of another flick that promised lots of sexiness and hidden statements about human behavior and culture…
You all remember Jennifer’s Body starring Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried?
Unlike Breakers, Jennifer’s Body was intentionally funny and not penned by a drugged-out lunatic with an ass fetish. Diablo Cody praise aside, the numbers do match. Megan Fox as a cursed teen with an unquenchable thirst for both jocks and emo outcasts came in at #5 and made about $7 million.
Buzzed-about for nearly a year and featuring a controversial sex scene, the story of Joan Jett and Cherie Currie suffered because the studio seemed to lack faith in its ability to succeed in wide release.
Only seen in 250 theaters, The Runaways made a mere $3.5 million and came in 18th at the box office.
Is it possible that movie-goers need at least some semblance of a plot? (No, because… Transformers.) And is there such a thing as too much sex? James Franco’s grandma doesn’t think so.