Dancing and kissing ruled the exclusive box office roster last weekend. Miramax’s Japanese-language dancer “Shall We Dance?” twirled back into the top spot with $74,560 from five dance halls on both coasts, for a $14,912 per-screen average.
The Masayuki Suo-directed pic has rung up more than $1.2 million in 17 days in release.
Paramount’s “Kiss Me Guido” slipped to the second spot on the list, ringing up $69,966 on four screens in New York and Los Angeles for a $17,492 per-screen average. Tony Vitale’s mismatched roommate yarn has brought in nearly $300,000 in 10 days of release.
Miramax’s Victorian tale, “Mrs. Brown” — helmed by John Madden — took third place on the exclusive list, with $59,330 from five screens on both coasts.
“Star Maps,” Fox Searchlight’s L.A. street-life tale, debuted to $57,882 in just four stops in L.A. and Gotham. Sundance film fest grad Miguel Arteta’s controversial tale of an 18-year-old trying to find his way to stardom in Hollywood had a $14,472 per-screen average during its debut weekend.
The following are the weekend grosses of films playing on a limited number of screens in New York and Los Angeles.
“Kiss Me Guido” (Paramount) dropped 42% to $20,101 in its second at the Loews Village Sevenplex; fell 29% to $15,560 in its second at the Sony Lincoln Square; and debuted to $14,118 at the Cineplex Odeon Chelsea.
“Shall We Dance?” (Miramax) dipped 9% to $19,932 in its third at Lincoln Plaza; also slipped 9% to $17,398 in its third at the City Cinemas Angelika; and bowed to $10,384 at the Loews 72nd Street East.
“Ulee’s Gold” (Orion) gained 1% to $10,228 in its seventh at the Cineplex Odeon Regency; slipped 9% to $8,955 in its seventh at the City Cinemas Angelika; climbed 3% to $6,409 in its second at the Cineplex Odeon Park & 86th Street; faded 17% to $4,646 in its second at the City Cinemas Eastside Playhouse; and bowed to $3,893 at the Cineplex Odeon 34th Street East.
“Mrs. Brown” (Miramax) fell 9% to $19,141 in its second at the City Cinemas Angelika; and dropped 24% to $14,611 in its second at the Sony Lincoln Square.
“Star Maps” (Fox Searchlight) found its way to $15,732 in its debut at the City Cinemas Angelika and $7,499 at the Cineplex Odeon 62nd Street & Broadway.
“Guantanamera” (CFP) bowed to $14,493 at Lincoln Plaza and to $7,696 at the Quad.
“Day for Night” (Kit Parker Films) the reissue debuted to $17,297 at the Paris.
“When the Cat’s Away” (Sony Classics) the mice will count grosses. Pic dipped 3% to $8,340 in its sixth at the Lincoln Plaza and 4% to $5,068 in its sixth at the Quad.
“Box of Moonlight” (Trimark) opened to $13,208 at the Sony Lincoln Square.
“Brassed Off” (Miramax) gained 1% to $6,008 in its 10th at the City Cinemas Angelika; fell 26% to $3,313 in its fifth at the Cineplex Odeon Beekman and lost 25% to $2,897 in its fifth at the Cineplex Odeon Carnegie Hall.
“The Pillow Book” (CFP) fluffed up 5% to $10,527 in its eighth at the City Cinemas Angelika and bowed to $1,220 at the City Cinemas 86th Street East.
“Temptress Moon” (Miramax) fell 17% to $6,471 in its seventh at Lincoln Plaza; crested 25% to $2,533 in its second at the City Cinemas 1, 2 and Third Avenue; and dropped 10% to $2,309 in its second at the Cineplex Odeon Greenwich Twin.
“Alive and Kicking” (First Look) kicked up $9,424 in its debut at the Quad.
“Shooting Porn” (Caryn Horwitz Presents) fell 19% to $6,708 in its third at Cinema Village.
“The Winner” (Live) bowed to $5,026 at the City Cinemas Village East.
“Cafe Society” (Raymond DeFelitta) tumbled 42% to $3,680 in its second at the Screening Room.
“Late Bloomers” (Strand) wilted 45% to $2,824 in its second at the Quad.
“Star Maps” debuted to $23,102 at the Laemmle Sunset 5 and to $11,549 at the Laemmle Monica.
“Shall We Dance?” slipped 20% to $20,447 in its third at the Laemmle Royal and fell 31% to $6,399 in its third at the Cineplex Odeon Showcase.
“Mrs. Brown” fell 14% to $9,406 in its second at the Laemmle Sunset 5; slipped 7% to $8,584 at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion and dipped 11% to $7,588 at the Laemmle Monica.
“Kiss Me Guido” kissed off 30% to $20,187 in its second at the Laemmle Sunset 5.
“Ulee’s Gold” dropped 22% to $4,215 in its seventh at the Laemmle Sunset 5; dipped 4% to $4,112 in its seventh at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion; fell 35% to $3,759 in its fifth at the Laemmle Monica; and slid 18% to $2,708 in its second at the Mann Regent.
“Alive and Kicking” bowed to $9,023 at the Laemmle Sunset 5.
“When the Cat’s Away” debuted to $2,819 at the Laemmle Monica, and slid 40% to $2,334 in its fourth at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion.
“The Winner” took off with $5,039 in its bow at the Landmark NuWilshire.
“Contempt” (Rialto/Strand) slipped 5% to $4,832 in its second at the Landmark NuWilshire.
“Anthem” (Zeitgeist) played to $3,037 in its debut at the Landmark NuArt.
“For Roseanna” (Fine Line) lost 31% to $1,910 in its fourth at the AMC Fine Arts.
“Brilliant Lies” (Castle Hill) spun $970 in its bow at the Mann Festival.
“This World, Then the Fireworks” (Orion Classics) fizzled 77% to $420 in its second at the Cineplex Odeon Beverly Center.