Auds kiss ‘Guido’ to the top of exclusive B.O.

NEW YORK — Paramount’s “Kiss Me Guido” embraced the top slot on the exclusives roster on its first date.

Tony Vitale’s cross-cultural comedy about two mismatched roommates brought home $85,144 to three apartments in New York and L.A., racking up an impressive per-screen average of $28,381.

Miramax’s “Shall We Dance?” fell to second place on the list. Masayuki Suo’s Japanese-language film partnered with $76,032 in four ballrooms on both coasts.

The third-most-popular limited-release film was Miramax’s “Mrs. Brown.” John Madden’s biopic about the unusual relationship between Queen Victoria and one of her Scottish servants bowed to $68,872 in four salons.

“Cafe Society,” Raymond DeFelitta’s self-distributed period piece about a 1950s scandal that rocked New York’s party set, debuted with $6,325 at one nightclub.

The following are the weekend grosses of films playing on a limited number of screens in New York and Los Angeles.

Los Angeles

“Shall We Dance?” (Miramax) rose 1% to $25,613 in its second at the Laemmle Royal and slipped 8% to $9,333 in its second at the Cineplex Odeon Showcase.

“Mrs. Brown” (Miramax) bowed to $10,981 at the Laemmle Sunset 5 and $9,214 at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion and $8,523 at the Laemmle Monica.

“Kiss Me Guido” (Paramount) debuted with $28,914 at the Laemmle Sunset 5.

“Ulee’s Gold” (Orion) dipped 14% to $5,770 in its fourth at the Laemmle Monica and 27% to $4,300 in its sixth at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn. It gained 10% to $5,375 in its sixth at the Laemmle Sunset 5 and rang up $3,301 in its first at the Mann Regent.

“When the Cat’s Away” (Sony Classics) surrendered 17% to $4,463 in its third at the Laemmle Sunset 5 and gave up 17% to $4,026 in its third at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion.

“Ponette” (Arrow) sacrificed 17% to $3,239 in its third at the Laemmle Monica and 16% to $2,285 in its fifth at the Laemmle Music Hall.

“Contempt” (Rialto/Strand) brought home $5,091 in its first at the Landmark NuWilshire.

“A Brother’s Kiss” (First Look) debuted with $4,190 at the Landmark Nuart.

“Gabbeh” (New Yorker) declined 32% to $3,796 in its fourth at the Laemmle Music Hall.

“Late Bloomers” (Strand) debuted with $2,347 at the Laemmle Sunset 5 and $1,174 at the Laemmle Monica.

“Temptress Moon” (Miramax) brought home $2,827 in its first at the Landmark NuWilshire.

“The Pillow Book” (CFP) faded 32% to $2,062 in its third at the Mann Criterion 6 and 55% to $761 in its second at the Cineplex Odeon Beverly Center.

“For Roseanna” (Fine Line) surrendered 40% to $2,780 in its third at the AMC Fine Arts.

“This World, Then the Fireworks” (Orion Classics) brought home $1,805 in its first at the Cineplex Odeon Beverly Center.

“Waiting for Guffman” (Castle Rock/Sony) added 4% to $1,654 in its 22nd at the Landmark NuWilshire.

“Hijacking Hollywood” (Broken Twig) brought home $1,649 in its first at the United Artists Warner Center.

“The Swan Princess 2” (Legacy) bowed to $850 at the Mann Criterion 6 and $421 at the Cineplex Odeon Beverly Center.

“Love! Valour! Compassion!” (Fine Line) gave up 60% to $766 in its fourth at the Cineplex Odeon Beverly Center.

New York

“Kiss Me Guido” bowed to $34,423 at the Loews Village Sevenplex and $21,807 at the Sony Lincoln Square.

“Shall We Dance?” dipped 6% to $21,969 in its second at Lincoln Plaza and 5% to $19,117 in its second at the City Cinemas Angelika.

“Mrs. Brown” debuted with $20,949 at the City Cinemas Angelika and $19,205 at Sony Lincoln Square.

“Ulee’s Gold” dropped 15% to $10,160 in its sixth at the Cineplex Odeon Regency and 9% to $9,865 in its sixth at the City Cinemas Angelika. It brought home $6,227 in its first at the Cineplex Odeon Park and 86th Street and $6,119 in its first at the City Cinemas Eastside Playhouse.

“The Pillow Book” dropped 16% to $10,005 in its seventh at the City Cinemas Angelika and 15% to $5,985 in its seventh at Lincoln Plaza.

“Brassed Off” (Miramax) faded 17% to $5,960 in its ninth at the City Cinemas Angelika, 6% to $4,485 in its fourth at the Cineplex Odeon Beekman and 6% to $3,855 in its fourth at the Cineplex Odeon Carnegie Hall.

“Temptress Moon” slipped 9% to $7,768 in its sixth at Lincoln Plaza. It rang up $3,386 in its first at City Cinemas 1, 2 and Third Avenue and $2,574 in its first at the Cineplex Odeon Art Greenwich Twin.

“When the Cat’s Away” declined 21% to $8,122 in its fifth at Lincoln Plaza and gained 1% to $4,862 in its fifth at the Quad.

“Gabbeh” declined 9% to $8,814 in its fourth at Lincoln Plaza and dropped 45% to $1,754 in its fourth at the Quad.

“Shooting Porn” (Caryn Horwitz Presents) slipped 34% to $8,306 in its second at Cinema Village.

“Dream With the Fishes” (Sony Classics) gave up 5% to $6,529 in its fifth at the City Cinemas Angelika.

“La Promesse” (New Yorker) increased 16% to $6,513 in its 10th at Lincoln Plaza.

“Cafe Society” (Raymond DeFelitta) opened with $6,325 at the Screening Room.

“Late Bloomers” debuted with $5,152 at the Quad.

“This World, Then the Fireworks” fizzled 53% to $2,964 in its second at the Quad, and 49% to $2,105 in its second at the Cineplex Odeon Carnegie Hall.

“Kolya” (Miramax) rose 27% to $3,714 in its second at the Loews 72nd Street East.

“Brilliant Lies” (Castle Hill) faded 52% to $2,328 in its second at the Quad.

“The Swan Princess 2” debuted with $149 and $132 at the City Cinemas 1, 2 and Third Avenue.

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