Business was spotty for bicoastal releases last weekend. Although the exclusives roster was fairly kind to a slew of newcomers, pictures with existing runs generally reported B.O. drops from the previous weekend.

Among newcomers, First Run’s “The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg” made a nice bow at the Nuart in L.A. “Fiorile” opened OK out West, although not as OK as its earlier East Coast debut.

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

Los Angeles

“The Scent of Green Papaya” (First Look) was off 6% to $ 7,240 in its third weekend at the Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion, and 19% to $ 5,397 in its third at the Laemmle Sunset 5.

“The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg” (First Run) opened to $ 10,908 at the Landmark Nuart.

“Fiorile” (Fine Line) played $ 7,160 in its first at the AMC Fine Arts.

“Combination Platter” (Arrow) opened to $ 4,020 at the Laemmle Music Hall.

“Inevitable Grace” (Silverstar) opened to $ 3,892 at the Laemmle Monica.

“Twogether” (Borde Film Releasing) fell 46% to $ 3,684 in its second at the Laemmle Monica.

“Sex and Zen” (Rim Film) dropped 32% to $ 391 in its fifth at the Laemmle Sunset 5.

New York

“Fiorile” inched forward 1% to $ 13,544 in its third at Lincoln Plaza but slipped 17% to $ 7,496 in its third at the Village East.

“The Scent of Green Papaya” dropped 12% to $ 13,138 in its fourth at Lincoln Plaza and opened to $ 6,528 at the Quad.

“The Cement Garden” (October) slipped 10% to $ 12,070 in its second at the Angelika.

“The 24th Intl. Tournee of Animation” (Samuel Goldwyn) climbed 18% to $ 9,613 in its fifth at the Angelika.

“Paris, France” (Alliance) fell 29% to $ 5,239 in its third at the Quad.

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