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Selena Gomez's Sex Romp Spring Breakers Wows At Box-Office, Making Its Money Back On Limited Release

Disney stars have gone wild, with amazing results


Selena Gomez's raunchy R-rated movie has wowed at the box-office, already making more than the film cost to make despite only being on limited release in the United States.

The film came in at number six at the US box-office despite opening in only 1,104 cinemas, half that of the film which sat at number five, Tina Fey's broad comedy Admission.

Directed by Harmony Korine, the film follows four college girls as they are sucked into a bizarre world of sex, drugs and crime by rapper and gangster James Franco.

Spring Breakers looks set to be a major hit (Photo: Universal)

For its young stars Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Benson, who star alongside Korine's wife Rachel as the four female protagonists, it represented a major risk in departing from their previous squeaky clean personas.

Korine's reputation as a quirky film maker also made the film an unlikely hit; although loved as an arty director for cult classics like Gummo, he hasn't previously struck box-office gold.

However a combination of the popularity of its young stars, its sexually explicit subject matter and positive reviews have seen the film, an indie made for a reported $4m smash its way into the box-office top ten, having now made an estimated $6m. according to BoxOffice.com.

With a full roll-out in the US this week boosting profits further, and a UK release on April 5, this looks like it could be a very profitable Spring Break.

So for Selena and co, who admitted at the film's debut at SXSW Festival that it represented a bit of a risk, this seems to be one sex and drug fuelled romp that hasn't had bad consequences.

PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of Spring Breakers

The Spring Breakers, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, Rachel Korine and Vanessa Hudgens (Photo: Universal)

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