‘Wings’ hovers on top of exclusives

NEW YORK — Miramax Films’ “The Wings of the Dove” remained perched on top of the exclusives roster for the second week.

Iain Softley’s film adaptation of the Henry James novel feathered $150,014 in eight nests on both coasts.

Joining the list in the No. 2 spot was Fine Line’s “The Sweet Hereafter,” Atom Egoyan’s tale about the impact of a school bus crash on a small Canadian town. Pic rang up $77,798 on four screens in New York and L.A.

The third-most-popular limited-release film was Fox Searchlight’s “The Ice Storm,” which captured $70,636 in six playdates in Gotham and Los Angeles.

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

Los Angeles

“The Wings of the Dove” (Miramax) descended 30% to $15,523 in its third at the Laemmle Sunset 5, 21% to $13,240 in its third at the Landmark NuWilshire, 23% to $8,815 in its third at the GCC Avco Westwood. It rang up $4,872 in its first at the Cineplex Odeon Century Plaza.

“The Sweet Hereafter” (Fine Line) bowed to $13,185 at the Laemmle Sunset 5 and $9,625 at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion.

“The Ice Storm” (Fox Searchlight) melted 8% to $14,166 in its sixth at the Laemmle Royal.

“Kiss or Kill” (October) gave up 47% to $5,182 in its second at the Laemmle Sunset 5 and 43% to $4,923 in its second at the Laemmle Monica.

“Shall We Dance?” (Miramax) gained 35% to $4,053 in its sixth at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion and 32% to $2,906 in its sixth at the Laemmle Monica.

“Hamsun” (First Look) debuted with $4,449 at the Laemmle Music Hall.

“A Life Apart” (First Run) bowed to $4,419 at the Laemmle Music Hall.

“Bugis Street” (Margin Films) arrived with $2,990 at the Laemmle Music Hall.

“Z” (re-release by Fox Lorber) debuted with $2,230 at the Landmark Nuart.

“Washington Square” (Buena Vista) dropped 41% to $2,171 in its seventh at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion.

“Mrs. Brown” (Miramax) brought home $1,325 in its first at the AMC Fine Arts.

New York

“The Wings of the Dove” slipped 6% to $35,955 in its third at the Cineplex Odeon Beekman, 24% to $26,445 in its third at Sony Lincoln Square and 13% to $24,434 in its third at the City Cinemas Angelika. It rang up $20,729 at the Cineplex Odeon Chelsea.

“The Ice Storm” gave up 25% to $16,467 in its ninth at Lincoln Plaza, 8% to $13,743 in its ninth at the City Cinemas Angelika, 20% to $10,313 in its fifth at the Cineplex Odeon Chelsea and 28% to $8,886 in its ninth at the City Cinemas 1, 2 and Third Avenue. It brought home $7,061 in its first at City Cinemas Murray Hill.

“The Sweet Hereafter” arrived with $30,591 at Lincoln Plaza and $24,397 at the City Cinemas Angelika.

“The Tango Lesson” (Sony Classics) declined 20% to $10,667 in its second at the City Cinemas Angelika and rose 13% to $7,219 in its second at the Cineplex Odeon Regency.

“Kiss or Kill” declined 17% to $8,747 in its second at Lincoln Plaza and 20% to $5,810 in its second at the Quad.

“Shall We Dance?” slid 27% to $7,145 in its 20th at Lincoln Plaza and 6% to $1,767 in its second at the Screening Room.

“Nick and Jane” (CFP) surrendered 66% to $1,784 in its second at the City Cinemas Sutton.

“Washington Square” gave up 20% to $7,671 in its eighth at the Paris.

“Mrs. Brown” fell 28% to $3,876 in its second at City Cinemas Eastside Playhouse. It rang up $2,504 in its first at the Quad.

“Sick: The Life and Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist” (CFP) was flat at $5,761 in its third at the City Cinemas Angelika.

“Happy Together” (Kino Intl.) sacrificed 28% to $4,388 in its third at the Quad.

“The House of Yes” (Miramax) fell 16% to $3,079 in its second at the Cineplex Odeon 62nd Street and Broadway and 10% to $1,249 in its second at the Screening Room.

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