‘Storm’ blows into 1st place

'Boogie' goes wide

Fox Searchlight’s “The Ice Storm” returned to the top of the exclusives roster after New Line’s “Boogie Nights” went wide.

Ang Lee’s exploration of the sexual revolution’s impact on two suburban families seduced $79,053 in four bedrooms on both coasts.

The second-most-popular limited-release film was Live Entertainment’s comedy “Critical Care.” The James Spader starrer sewed up $28,587 in four operating rooms during its first weekend in New York and L.A.

Sony’s newcomer “The Wind in the Willows” was No. 3 on the list. Written and directed by Monty Python alum Terry Jones, “Wind” rang up $26,471 on seven screens on both coasts.

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

Los Angeles

“The Ice Storm” (Fox Searchlight) slipped 18% to $24,207 in its third at the Laemmle Royal.

“Telling Lies in America” (Banner Entertainment) dropped 36% to $3,788 in its second at the Laemmle Sunset 5 and 32% to $3,163 in its second at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion. It rang up $3,323 in its first at the Laemmle Monica.

“Happy Together” (Kino Intl.) debuted with $6,706 at the Laemmle Sunset 5 and $2,035 at the Laemmle Monica.

“Shall We Dance?” (Miramax) dropped 1% to $3,591 in its third at the Laemmle Monica and 29% to $1,816 in its third at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion. It rang up $2,973 in its first at the Laemmle Music Hall.

“The Wind in the Willows” (Sony) bowed with $3,384 at the AMC Century 14, $2,337 at the AMC Santa Monica 7, $1,197 at the Mann Westwood Fourplex and $1,062 at the Cineplex Odeon Beverly Center.

“The House of Yes” (Miramax) declined 20% to $5,388 in its fourth at the Laemmle Sunset 5 and 58% to $1,129 in its fourth at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion.

“Critical Care” (Live) bowed to $5,267 at the AMC Century 14.

“Beaumarchais” (New Yorker) declined 8% to $3,012 in its second at the Landmark NuWilshire and 38% to $2,225 in its second at the Laemmle Music Hall.

“Washington Square” (Buena Vista) fell 22% to $4,540 in its fourth at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion.

“I Love You, I Love You Not” (CFP) debuted with $4,442 at the AMC Fine Arts.

“Gummo” (Fine Line) fell 22% to $4,357 in its third at the Laemmle Sunset 5.

“Eye of God” (Castle Hill) debuted with $1,374 at the AMC Santa Monica 7 and $1,335 at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion.

“Deep Crimson” (New Yorker) bowed to $2,376 at the Landmark Nuart.

“Mrs. Brown” (Miramax) gained 71% to $1,916 in its second at the Laemmle Monica.

“Habit” (Glass Eye) debuted with $1,701 at the Laemmle Music Hall.

“Grizzly Mountain” (Legacy) arrived with $807 at the AMC Santa Monica 7 and $676 at the United Artists Westwood.

“The Year of the Horse” (October) reined in $498 in its first at the Laemmle Monica.

New York

“The Ice Storm” slipped 16% to $23,464 in its sixth at Lincoln Plaza, 22% to $16,075 in its sixth at the City Cinemas Angelika, 3% to $15,307 in its second at the Cineplex Odeon Chelsea and 10% to $14,856 in its sixth at the City Cinemas 1, 2 and Third Avenue.

“Critical Care” bowed to $8,263 at the Cineplex Odeon Chelsea, $7,669 at the Cineplex Odeon First and 62nd Street and $7,388 at the Loews 84th Street Sixplex.

“Washington Square” declined 30% to $12,092 in its fifth at the Paris and rose 3% to $9,049 in its fifth at the City Cinemas Angelika.

“The Wind in the Willows” debuted with $7,827 at the Sony Lincoln Square, $6,942 at the United Artists 64th and 2nd Avenue and $3,722 at the United Artists Criterion.

“The House of Yes” sacrificed 33% to $8,171 in its fourth at the City Cinemas Angelika, 33% to $5,638 in its fourth at the Cineplex Odeon Regency and $3,165 at the City Cinemas Eastside Playhouse.

“Shall We Dance?” gave up 1% to $9,709 in its 17th at Lincoln Plaza.

“Fast, Cheap & Out of Control” (Sony Classics) dipped 2% to $9,116 in its fourth at the Film Forum.

“Beaumarchais” lost 21% to $6,904 in its second at Lincoln Plaza and 21% to $2,236 in its second at the Quad.

“Happy Together” fell 20% to $7,852 in its fourth at Cinema Village.

“Mrs. Brown” rang up $5,172 in its first at the Cineplex Odeon 62nd Street and Broadway and $952 in its first at the Screening Room.

“Telling Lies in America” surrendered 26% to $5,925 in its third at Lincoln Plaza.

“Gummo” sacrificed 48% to $5,137 in its third at the City Cinemas Angelika.

“The Year of the Horse” gave up 33% to $3,396 in its second at City Cinemas Village East.

“Eye of God” gave up 40% to $2,924 in its third at the Quad.

“Lilies” (Turbulent Arts) withered 18% to $2,896 in its fourth at the Quad.

“I Love You, I Love You Not” bowed to $1,520 at the Quad.

“Grizzly Mountain” debuted with $542 at the City Cinemas Village East and $509 at the City Cinemas Sutton.

“Twilight of the Golds” (CFP) slipped 69% to $864 in its second at the Quad.

“Wonderland” (Fox Lorber) faded 72% to $399 in its second at the Screening Room.

“The Myth of Fingerprints” (Sony Classics) rang up $339 in its first at the Screening Room.

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