‘Love!’ the third time around atop exclusives

NEW YORK — Fine Line’s “Love! Valour! Compassion!” captured the top spot on the exclusives roster for the third consecutive week.

Joe Mantello’s screen adaptation of Terrence McNally’s hit play wooed $56,788 in seven playdates on both coasts. Jason Alexander stars in the tale of eight gay men who gather over three summer holiday weekends to celebrate life and love.

New Yorker’s “La Promesse” moved into second place after making its West Coast debut. The Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s French-language coming-of-age story rang up $29,614 on three screens in Gotham and Los Angeles.

Fox Searchlight’s “The Van” was the third-most-popular limited-release pic. Directed by Stephen Frears, “The Van” is the third installment in Roddy Doyle’s Barrytown trilogy, which includes “The Commitments.”

Samuel Goldwyn’s “Rough Magic” joined the list with $14,602 on five screens on both coasts.

West Coast newcomers included Trimark’s “Ripe,” which ran away with $11,557 in two venues.

The following are the weekend grosses for films playing on a limited number of screens.

Los Angeles

“Love! Valour! Compassion!” (Fine Line) faded 22% to $8,474 in its third at the Cineplex Odeon Showcase, 13% to $4,247 in its third at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion and 16% to $4,033 in its third at the Laemmle Monica.

“La Promesse” (New Yorker) debuted with $13,859 at the Landmark Nuart.

“Ripe” (Trimark) bowed to $6,755 at the Laemmle Sunset 5 and $4,802 at the Laemmle Monica.

“Rough Magic” (Samuel Goldwyn) debuted with $3,462 at the Laemmle Sunset 5, $2,591 at the Laemmle Monica and $2,193 at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion.

“The Van” (Fox Searchlight) arrived with $3,567 at the Landmark NuWilshire, $2,667 at the Laemmle Music Hall and $1,883 at the United Artists Westwood.

“Nowhere” (Fine Line) slipped 12% to $5,995 in its fourth at the Laemmle Sunset 5.

“Brassed Off” (Miramax) fell 36% to $4,845 in its second at the Laemmle Royal.

“Irma Vep” (Zeitgeist) rose 1% to $4,284 in its third at the Laemmle Music Hall.

“Fetishes” (Cinema Village) fell 18% to $4,257 in its second at the Laemmle Sunset 5.

“Waiting for Guffman” (Sony) dropped 12% to $3,806 in its 15th at the Landmark NuWilshire.

“Drunks” (BMG/Northern Arts) debuted with $3,576 at the Mann Fourplex.

“Kolya” (Miramax) lost 31% to $3,312 in its 19th at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion.

“Visas and Virtue” (Cedar Grove) climbed 20% to $2,619 in its second at the Laemmle Sunset 5.

“Saint Clara” (Kino) bowed to $1,339 at the Laemmle Music Hall.

“Kama Sutra” (Trimark) surrendered 49% to $1,275 in its 14th at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion.

“Children of the Revolution” (Miramax) rang up $908 in its first at the AMC Fine Arts.

“Shiloh” (Legacy) gave up 38% to $576 in its sixth at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion.

New York

“Love! Valour! Compassion!” slipped 45% to $12,476 in its third at the Sony Lincoln Square, 8% to $10,984 in its third at the Loews 19th Street East, 50% to $8,788 in its third at the Loews Village Sevenplex and 24% to $7,786 in its third at City Cinemas 1, 2 and Third Avenue.

“Ponette” (Arrow) fell 17% to $9,662 in its second at the City Cinemas Angelika and 12% to $6,872 in its second at City Cinemas 1, 2 and Third Avenue. It rose 5% to $6,859 in its second at the Cineplex Odeon Carnegie Hall.

“The Van” skidded 15% to $8,735 in its third at the City Cinemas Angelika and 8% to $5,748 in its third at the Cineplex Odeon Regency. It rang up $2,887 in its first at the City Cinemas Sutton.

“La Promesse” added 1% to $9,135 in its third at Lincoln Plaza. It brought home $6,620 at the Quad.

“Brassed Off” rose 28% to $6,521 in its second at Sony Lincoln Square and 77% to $3,018 in its second at the Loews New York Twin. It sacrificed 3% to $5,763 in its second at the City Cinemas Angelika.

“Diary of a Seducer” (Leisure Time) fell 4% to $8,038 in its second at the City Cinemas Angelika and 20% to $6,797 in its fifth at Lincoln Plaza.

“The Daytrippers” (CFP) picked up 61% to $4,742 in its seventh at the City Cinemas Village East and 10% to $7,801 in its 13th at Lincoln Plaza.

“The Designated Mourner” (First Look) climbed 19% to $6,089 in its second at the City Cinemas Village East. It gave up 20% to $4,599 in its fifth at City Cinemas 68th Street.

“Kolya” declined 17% to $10,016 in its 19th at Lincoln Plaza.

“Flamenco” (New Yorker) dropped 18% to $6,853 in its sixth at Lincoln Plaza.

“Rough Magic” bowed to $3,421 at the City Cinemas Village East and $2,925 at the Cineplex Odeon 62nd Street.

“Female Perversions” (October) gave up 18% to $5,648 in its sixth at the Quad.

“Mondo” (Shadow) bowed to $5,556 at the Quad.

“Nowhere” lost 23% to $5,444 in its fourth at the Quad.

“Crash” (Fine Line) rose 3% to $5,161 in its 11th at the City Cinemas Angelika.

“Kama Sutra” surrendered 29% to $3,215 in its fifth at the Angelika 57.

“All Over Me” (Fine Line) slipped 28% to $1,970 in its sixth at the City Cinemas Angelika.

“Follow Me Home” (New Millennia) rose 9% to $447 in its fifth at the Angelika 57.

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