Lee period piece stays on top, 'Dance' back in 2nd

NEW YORK — Fox Searchlight’s “The Ice Storm” held on to the exclusives roster crown.

Ang Lee’s 1970s period piece pulled in $85,235 on five screens on both coasts.

Miramax’s “Shall We Dance?” waltzed back into second place, making $24,662 on four screens.

Buena Vista’s “Washington Square” was the third-most-popular limited-release pic. The adaptation of Henry James’ “The Heiress” garnered $21,878 on three screens.

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

“The Ice Storm” (Fox Searchlight) slipped 11% to $21,664 in its fourth at the Laemmle Royal.

The Israel Film Festival brought in $8,740 in its first at the Laemmle Music Hall.

“Shall We Dance?” (Miramax) picked up the tempo 22% to $4,367 in its fourth at the Laemmle Monica and 86% to $3,374 in its fourth at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion.

“Happy Together” (Kino Intl.) fell 21% to $5,280 in its second at Laemmle Sunset 5.

“Sick: The Life and Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist” (Cinepix) debuted with $5,168 at the Landmark Nuart.

“Telling Lies in America” (Banner Entertainment) dropped 22% to $2,955 in its third at the Laemmle Sunset 5 and 33% to $2,228 in its second at the Laemmle Monica.

“Washington Square” (Buena Vista) fell 13% to $3,969 in its fifth at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion.

“The House of Yes” (Miramax) bowed with $2,663 at the Laemmle Monica and dropped 19% to $911 in its fifth at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion.

“Twilight of the Golds” (CFP) debuted with $3,437 at the Laemmle Sunset 5.

“Beaumarchais” (New Yorker) rang up $2,444 in its first at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion.

“Critical Care” (Live) bowed to $2,406 at the AMC Fine Arts.

“Mrs. Brown” (Miramax) fell 16% to $1,603 in its third at the Laemmle Monica.

“I Love You, I Love You Not” (CFP) debuted with $943 at the AMC Century 14.

“The Ice Storm” glided up 9% to $25,624 in its seventh at Lincoln Plaza, but slipped 5% to $15,293 in its seventh at the City Cinemas Angelika, 10% to $13,798 in its third at the Cineplex Odeon Chelsea and 18% to $12,589 in its seventh at the City Cinemas 1, 2 and Third Avenue.

“Washington Square” declined 6% to $11,365 in its sixth at the Paris and 28% to $6,544 in its sixth at the City Cinemas Angelika.

“Shall We Dance?” gained 13% to $ 11,009 in its 18th at Lincoln Plaza, and debuted with $5,912 at the Quad.

“The House of Yes” affirmed 12% to $6,310 in its fifth at the Cineplex Odeon Regency, debuted with $4,344 at City Cinemas Village East, and fell 14% to $2,735 at the City Cinemas Eastside Playhouse.

“Critical Care” bowed to $4,956 at the Cineplex Coronet, dropped 62% to $2,829 at the Loews 84th Street Sixplex, and bowed to $3,472 at the Quad.

“Happy Together” debuted with $7,740 at the Quad and declined 59% to $3,204 in its fourth at Cinema Village.

“Sick: The Life and Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist” debuted with $7,434 at the Angelika.

“Beaumarchais” picked up 7% to $7,370 in its third at Lincoln Plaza.

“Telling Lies in America” surrendered 4% to $5,698 in its fourth at Lincoln Plaza and bowed to $1,301 at the Screening Room.

“Buscando Un Sueno” (Nova Creative Releasing) fell 12% to $6,778 in its second at the Guild Embassy 2, 3 and 4.

“Mrs. Brown” rang up $6,292 in its second at the Cineplex Odeon 62nd Street and Broadway.

“The Deli” (Golden Monkey) served up $4,015 during its first at City Cinemas Sutton.

“Cold Around the Heart” (Fox) debuted with $552 at the Village East.

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