The exclusives roster continued shrinking over the weekend, with moneymaker “Philadelphia” leaving to go nationwide. But the real slimming came in New York’s receipts, which dropped as sharply as the weekend temperatures. Pre-quake L.A. fared better.
The following is a list of grosses from Friday through Sunday for films released on an exclusive basis in New York and Los Angeles.
“Naked” (Fine Line) was up 5% to $ 5,384 in its fifth at the Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion and 1% to $ 7,631 in its fifth at the Laemmle Sunset 5.
“Blue” (Miramax) opened to $ 3,576 at the Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion, $ 4,199 at the Laemmle Sunset 5 and $ 5,089 at the Laemmle Monica.
“Faraway, So Close” (Sony Pictures Classics) held even at $ 6,323 in its fourth at the Laemmle Royal.
“The Accompanist” (Sony Pictures Classics) scaled 16% to $ 5,850 in its fourth at the Laemmle Music Hall.
“Wrestling Ernest Hemingway” (Warner Bros.) fell 18% to $ 1,469 in its fifth at the AMC Century 14.
“Naked” shed 31% to $ 7,593 in its fifth at the Thalia but gained 17% to $ 19 ,173 in its fifth at the Angelika.
“The Accompanist” off 29% to $ 7,900 in its fourth at Lincoln Plaza and debuted to $ 4,294 at the Quad.
“Faraway, So Close” dropped 17% to $ 5,990 in its fourth at Lincoln Plaza and 25% to $ 9,709 in its fourth at the Angelika.
“The Trial” (Angelika) was off 30% to $ 2,029 in its eighth at the Angelika 57 and 8% to $ 4,144 in its third at the Angelika.
“The War Room” (October) fell 17% to $ 4,243 in its 11th at the Film Forum.
“Strictly Ballroom” (Miramax) fell 27% in the third week of its limited rerelease, taking $ 3,506 at the Cineplex Odeon Worldwide.
“The Forbidden Quest” (Zeitgeist) climbed 5% to $ 2,609 in its second at the Film Forum.
“Wrestling Ernest Hemingway” was off 17% to $ 1,403 in its third at the Cineplex Odeon Plaza.
“Into the West” (Miramax) plummeted 51% to $ 602 in the second week of its limited return at the Cineplex Odeon Worldwide.