NEW YORK — Fine Line’s “Deconstructing Harry” continued to tear apart its competition at the exclusive box office.

Woody Allen’s latest film about a sex-obsessed author led the list by dissecting $186,366 in nine laboratories in Gotham and L.A.

Miramax’s “Good Will Hunting” added up to $141,489 in nine classrooms on both coasts to land in second place.

The third most popular limited-release pic was New Line’s political farce “Wag the Dog,” which shook up $92,079 in three kennels in Los Angeles in New York during its first outing.

Other newcomers included Buena Vista’s Dalai Lama biopic “Kundun,” which offered $72,095 in two temples; Sony Classics’ French language gender bender “Ma Vie En Rose,” which adorned $44,581 in four dressing rooms; and Sony Classics’ “Afterglow,” which stoked $37,745 in four furnaces.

Several films gained momentum during the Christmas weekend, including Fox Searchlight’s “The Ice Storm,” Miramax’s “The Wings of the Dove” and Fine Line’s “The Sweet Hereafter,” all in New York. In L.A., “Wings” also showed a gain for the frame.

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

Los Angeles

“Good Will Hunting” (Miramax) climbed 37% to $23,294 in its fourth at the Cineplex Odeon Broadway. It lost 58% to $9,408 in its fourth at the GCC Beverly Connection 6 and 24% to $6,191 in its fourth at the AMC Century 14. It rang up $12,933 in its first at the Mann Plaza Westwood, $7,280 in its first at the Cineplex Odeon Universal City 18 and $6,043 in its first at the GCC Galaxy 6.

“Deconstructing Harry” (Fine Line) declined 19% to $12,936 in its third at the Laemmle Monica, 35% to $10,409 in its third at the Cineplex Odeon Showcase, 24% to $9,154 in its third at the United Artists Westwood and 49% to $5,505 in its third at the AMC Century 14.

“Wag the Dog” (New Line) debuted with $18,943 at the AMC Century 14.

“Kundun” (Buena Vista) bowed to $16,425 at the AMC Century 14.

“Afterglow” (Sony Classics) arrived with $8,343 at the Landmark NuWilshire and $7,150 at the Laemmle Sunset 5.

“Ma Vie En Rose” (Sony Classics) debuted with $8,687 at the Laemmle Sunset 5 and $4,266 in its first at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion.

“The Wings of the Dove” (Miramax) rose 18% to $4,756 in its eighth at the Landmark NuWilshire. It rang up $3,031 in its first at the Laemmle Music Hall.

“The Sweet Hereafter” (Fine Line) dropped 14% to $4,133 in its sixth at the Laemmle Sunset 5 and gained 6% to $3,302 in its sixth at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion.

“The Tango Lesson” (Sony Classics) brought home $7,120 at the Laemmle Royal.

“The Winter Guest” (Fine Line) arrived with $6,231 at the Laemmle Music Hall.

“The Ice Storm” (Fox Searchlight) rang up $4,352 at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion.

“Underground” (New Yorker) debuted with $4,308 at the Landmark Nuart.

“The Education of Little Tree” (Paramount) bowed to $1,817 at the Mann Regent.

“Bent” (MGM) rang up $972 in its first at the Laemmle Music Hall.

“Ulee’s Gold” (MGM) brought home $853 in its first at the Laemmle Music Hall.

New York

“Deconstructing Harry” slipped 4% to $48,602 in its third at Lincoln Plaza, 22% to $32,263 in its third at City Cinemas Village East, 49% to $24,316 in its third at City Cinemas 1, 2 and Third Avenue and 37% to $23,417 in its third at Sony 19th Street East. It rang up $19,764 in its first at United Artists East 85th Street.

“Good Will Hunting” rose 4% to $37,954 in its fourth at the City Cinemas Angelika and 31% to $19,156 in its fourth at the Cineplex Odeon Chelsea. it fell 54% to $19,230 in its fourth at the Sony Lincoln Square.

“Wag the Dog” arrived with $42,007 at the City Cinemas 1, 2 and Third Avenue and $31,129 at Sony Lincoln Square.

“Kundun” debuted with $55,670 at Sony Lincoln Square.

“Ma Vie En Rose” bowed to $16,384 at the Quad and $15,244 at Lincoln Plaza.

“The Sweet Hereafter” increased 22% to $13,634 in its sixth at Lincoln Plaza and 21% to $13,275 in its sixth at the City Cinemas Angelika.

“The Wings of the Dove” rose 5% to $9,132 in its eighth at the Cineplex Odeon Beekman and 7% to $9,013 in its eighth at the City Cinemas Angelika. It rang up $7,336 in its first at the Cineplex Odeon Chelsea.

“Afterglow” bowed to $12,029 at the Cineplex Odeon Regency and $10,223 at the City Cinemas Angelika.

“The Ice Storm” picked up 13% to $7,952 in its 14th at Lincoln Plaza. It rang up $5,188 in its first at the Quad.

“The Winter Guest” debuted with $10,255 at the Paris.

“Will It Snow for Christmas?” (Zeitgeist) dropped 25% to $4,949 in its second at the Film Forum.

“Bent” gained 8% to $4,571 in its fifth at the City Cinemas Angelika.

“The Tango Lesson” rang up $1,210 in its first at the City Cinemas Eastside Playhouse.

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