‘Valour’ collars top spot among exclusives

“Love! Valour! Compassion!” Grosses! New Line’s film based on Terrence McNally’s play was the far-and-away winner in another slow weekend in the exclusive box office derby. Pic debuted to $103,025 in seven hardtops in New York and Los Angeles. Overall, the film rang up $175,000 in 14 theaters across the country for a $12,500 average.

Stephen Frears’ “The Van” — the third installment of Roddy Doyle’s Barrytown trilogy, following “The Commitments” and “The Snapper” — brought in $23,366 in three theaters in Gotham, for a $7,789 average.

Gregg Araki’s “Nowhere,” which led the exclusive roster last week, dropped 37% to $17,299 in single situations in New York and L.A. The pic has grossed $58,928 to date.

New Yorker’s critically lauded French drama “La Promesse” landed in fourth, taking in $16,978 in its debut in two venues in Gotham.

The following are the weekend grosses of pics playing on a limited number of screens in New York and Los Angeles:

Los Angeles

“Love! Valour! Compassion!” (New Line) bowed with $13,194 at the Cineplex Odeon Showcase; $5,459 at the Laemmle Monica; and $5,065 at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion.

“Nowhere” (New Line) fell 36% to $9,783 at the Laemmle Sunset 5.

“Irma Vep” (Zeitgeist) debuted to $6,968 at the Laemmle Music Hall.

“Children of the Revolution” (Miramax) slipped 21% to $3,353 in its third at the Laemmle Sunset 5 and 30% to $3,053 in its third at the Landmark NuWilshire.

“Twin Town” (Gramercy) rang-up $6,013 in its first at the Laemmle Sunset 5.

“A Mongolian Tale” (New Yorker) bowed to $5,607 at the Landmark NuArt.

“All Over Me” (New Line) dipped 13% in its fourth at the Laemmle Sunset 5.

“A Chef In Love” (Sony Classics) swooned 23% to $2,788 in its fourth at the Laemmle Royal.

“Broken English” (Sony Classics) jumped 6% to $2,401 in its third at the Laemmle Monica.

“Traveller” (October) lost 34% to $2,352 in its fourth at the Laemmle Monica.

“The Quiet Room” (New Line) hushed 18% to $1,886 in its third at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion.

“Hollow Reed” (CFP) tumbled 54% to $1,288 in its third at the Laemmle Music Hall.

“Anna Karenina” (Warner Bros.) bowed to $954 at the AMC Fine Arts.

New York

“Love! Valour! Compassion!” debuted with $32,023 at the Sony Lincoln Square; $17,742 at the Loews Village Sevenplex; $16,936 at the Loews 19th Street East; and $12,606 at the City Cinemas 1, 2 and 3rd Avenue.

“The Van” (Fox Searchlight) was a rockin’ in its debut with $10,466 at the City Cinemas Angelika; $6,729 at the City Cinemas 1, 2 and Third Avenue; and $6,171 at the Cineplex Odeon Regency.

“La Promesse” (New Yorker) bowed with $7,612 at the Quad and $9,366 at the Lincoln Plaza.

“The Designated Mourner” (First Look) lost 25% to $6,877 in its third at the City Cinemas Angelika; and 29% to $5,710 in its third at the City Cinemas 68th Street Playhouse.

“Flamenco” (New Yorker) fell 27% to $7,985 in its fourth at the Lincoln Plaza; and debuted with $3,704 at the Quad.

“Diary of a Seducer” (Leisure Time) slipped 18% to $8,971 in its third at the Lincoln Plaza.

“Children of the Revolution” marched to $4,555 in its first at the City Cinemas Village East, and $3,939 in its first at the Cineplex Odeon 62nd Street and Broadway.

“Nowhere” lost 37% to $7,516 in its second at the Quad.

“Fetishes” (Cinema Images) slid 29% to $7,155 in its second at the Cinema Village.

“Broken English” slurred just 9% to $6,685 in its third at the City Cinemas Angelika.

“Female Perversions” (October) dipped 16% to $6,660 in its fourth at the Quad.

“All Over Me” fell 11% to $5,610 in its fourth at the City Cinemas Angelika.

“Anna Karenina” bowed with $4,410 at the Cineplex Odeon Beekman.

“A Chef In Love” dribbled 8% to $3,544 in its fourth at the Cineplex Odeon Carnegie Hall; and debuted with $708 at the Screening Room.

“A Brother’s Kiss” (First Look) slid 22% to $3,878 in its fourth at the Cineplex Odeon Chelsea.

“Twin Town” tumbled 54% to $3,132 in its second at the Loews Village Sevenplex.

“Ripe” (Trimark) fell 47% to $1,635 in its third at the City Cinemas Village East.

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