‘Schindler’ tops N.Y. and L.A. exclusive B.O. lists

Many of the L.A.-N.Y. exclusives continued their losing streak last weekend, falling victim to more mainstream holiday fare.

The following is a list of weekend grosses for films released on an exclusive basis in New York and Los Angeles.

Los Angeles

“Schindler’s List” (Universal) debuted with $ 24,481 at the GCC Avco in Westwood. It earned $ 27,303 in its first at the AMC Century 14; $ 23,816 at the GCC Beverly Connection 6; $ 14,679 at the AMC Santa Monica 7; and $ 37,285 at the Cineplex Odeon Universal City 18.

“What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” (Paramount) kicked off with $ 9,354 at the GCC Avco Westwood and $ 12,314 at the Cineplex Odeon Beverly Center. It started with $ 8,491 at the Cineplex Odeon Universal City 18.

“Six Degrees of Separation” (MGM) fell 39% to $ 11,626 in its second at the AMC Century 14.

“Wrestling Ernest Hemingway” (Warner Bros.) debuted at $ 5,010 at the AMC Century 14. It began with $ 2,512 at the Santa Monica 7.

“Germinal” (Sony Pictures Classics), France’s foreign-language Oscar candidate, started with $ 10,427 at the Laemmle Royal.

“Blue” (Miramax) dropped 62% to $ 4,567 in its second at the Landmark Nuart.

“Naked” (Fine Line) launched with $ 4,197 at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion and $ 5,623 at the Laemmle Sunset 5.

“The Wedding Banquet” (Samuel Goldwyn Co.) declined 25% to $ 1,677 in its 20 th at the Goldwyn Pavilion.

“Jamon Jamon” (Academy) slipped 5% to $ 1,606 in its second at the Los Feliz.

“Sex and Zen” (Rim Film) fell 29% to $ 1,452 in its sixth at the Los Feliz and dipped 21% to $ 2,211 in its 19th at the Laemmle Monica.

“The Saint of Fort Washington” (Warner Bros.) opened with $ 378 at the Cineplex Odeon Beverly Center.

“Bank Robber” (I.R.S. Media) fell 33% to $ 1,962 in its second at the Laemmle Music Hall.

“Barjo” (Myriad Pictures) debuted with $ 401 at the Laemmle Sunset 5.

“The Snapper” (Miramax) dipped 24% to $ 3,306 in its third at the Laemmle Sunset 5 and fell 19% to $ 4,069 in its third at the Landmark NuWilshire.

“The War Room” (October) rose 19% to $ 2,417 in its fifth at the Laemmle Monica.

“Like Water for Chocolate” (Miramax) fell 20% to $ 1,095 in its fifth at the NuWilshire.

New York

“Schindler’s List” debuted with $ 46,167 at the Cineplex 62nd St., $ 21,489 at the Cineplex Regency and $ 34,966 at the Cineplex Chelsea.

“What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” opened with $ 11,459 at the Loews Tower East and $ 19,686 at the Loews 19th Street.

“Six Degrees of Separation” fell 28% to $ 24,232 in its second at the Cineplex Odeon Coronet.

“Wrestling Ernest Hemingway” opened with $ 3,748 at the Cineplex 62nd St.

“Blue” fell 66% to $ 4,800 in its third at Lincoln Plaza.

“The Wedding Banquet” opened with $ 1,724 at the Cineplex Worldwide, $ 2,122 at the Murray Hill and $ 2,199 at the Quad.

“The Trial” (Angelika) fell 20% to $ 4,264 in its fourth at the Angelika 57 and dropped 19% to $ 6,082 in its second at the Angelika.

“Like Water for Chocolate” held up fairly well, losing only 8% to $ 3,517 in its 44th at the Cineplex Odeon Carnegie Hall and also shedding 8% to $ 2,304 in its seventh at the Quad.

“The War Room” was equally durable, giving up a mere 1% to $ 4,460 in its fourth at the Cineplex Odeon Carnegie Hall. It lost 19%, however, to $ 4,343 in its seventh at the Film Forum.

“Naked” debuted with $ 8,485 at the Thalia and $ 18,158 at the Angelika Film Center.

“The Snapper” slid 17% to $ 8,447 in its fourth at the Lincoln Plaza and eased 3% to $ 10,572 in its third at the Angelika Film Center.

“Dangerous Game” (MGM) dropped 44% to $ 1,623 in its fifth at the Greenwich Twin.

“Bank Robber” tanked 53% to $ 2,616 in its second at the Village East.

“The Hawk” (Castle Hill) also sank 59% to $ 1,860 in its second at the Quad.

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