'Highway,' 'Sling,' 'Smilla' 1-2-3 at exclusive B.O.

NEW YORK — October Films’ “Lost Highway” remained in the fast lane of the exclusives roster during its second lap. David Lynch’s film noir drove home with $111,106 after eight roadshows in Los Angeles and Gotham.

Miramax’s “Sling Blade” kept a grip on the No. 2 slot for the second consecutive week. The brainchild of Billy Bob Thornton sliced off $110,564 in six abattoirs on both coasts.

Fox Searchlight’s thriller “Smilla’s Sense of Snow” crystallized in third place during its maiden voyage. Based on Peter Hoeg’s international bestseller, the Julia Ormond-Gabriel Byrne starrer grossed $100,355 in seven ice palaces in L.A. and New York.

Other newcomers included Mira Nair’s “Kama Sutra: A Love Story,” which seduced $54,897 during four trysts on both coasts, and Metromedia’s “Hard Eight,” which rang up $23,315 in four sessions in Los Angeles and Gotham.

Artificial Eye’s 30th anniversary reissue of the classic French gangster film “Le Samourai” captured $11,165 in Los Angeles.

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

Los Angeles

“Sling Blade” (Miramax) gained 3% to $14,856 in its sixth at the Laemmle Monica, 8% to $13,488 in its 14th at the Laemmle Sunset 5 and 22% to $11,927 in its third at the Mann Regent.

“Lost Highway” (October) surrendered 50% to $16,715 in its second at the Laemmle Sunset 5, 39% to $7,894 in its second at the AMC Santa Monica 7 and 53% to $4,473 in its second at the AMC Century 14. It brought home $2,441 in its first at the Mann Plaza.

“Smilla’s Sense of Snow” (Fox Searchlight) debuted with $11,816 at the AMC Century 14, $10,123 at the Cineplex Odeon Broadway and $6,113 at the Cineplex Odeon Beverly Center.

“Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love” (Trimark) bowed to $9,800 at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion, $7,715 at the Cineplex Odeon Beverly Center and $7,566 at the AMC Santa Monica 7.

“Blood and Wine” (Fox Searchlight) slipped 44% to $3,771 in its second at the AMC Santa Monica 7, 55% to $3,123 in its second at the Cineplex Odeon Universal City, 58% to $2,401 in its second at the United Artists Westwood, 64% to $1,726 in its second at the Cineplex Odeon Beverly Center, 56% to $1,654 in its second at the United Artists Marina del Rey and 59% to $1,448 in its second at the Cineplex Century Plaza.

“Waiting for Guffman” (Sony) rose 3% to $6,571 in its second at the Cineplex Odeon Beverly Center and surrendered 40% to $5,895 in its second at the Landmark NuWilshire.

“Le Samourai” (Artificial Eye re-issue) bowed to $11,165 at the Landmark Nuart.

“Secrets & Lies” (October) dipped 15% to $6,851 in its 22nd at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion and 27% to $3,962 in its third at the AMC Fine Arts.

“Hard Eight” (Metromedia) debuted with $6,977 at the Pacific Crest Westwood and $2,871 at the Cineplex Odeon Beverly Center.

“Kolya” (Miramax) lost 4% to $4,529 in its sixth at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion.

“Flipping” (Dove Entertainment) declined 7% to $4,293 in its second at the Mann Fourplex.

“When We Were Kings” (Gramercy) slipped 33% to $4,240 in its third at the AMC Century 14.

“Ridicule” (Miramax Zoe) declined 8% to $4,216 in its 13th at the Laemmle Music Hall.

“Hamlet” (Sony) dropped 38% to $4,101 in its 10th at the Laemmle Royal.

“Prisoner of the Mountains” (Metromedia) fell 28% to $3,986 in its fourth at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion.

“Breaking the Waves” (October) gave up 62% to $2,574 in its 10th at the Laemmle Monica.

“Touch” (MGM) surrendered 52% to $6,242 in its third at the Cineplex Odeon Beverly Center, 92% to $297 in its third at the AMC Santa Monica 7 and 94% to $256 in its third at the AMC Century 14.

“Lone Star” (Sony) fell 15% to $1,160 in its third at the Laemmle Music Hall.

“Camp Stories” (Artistic License) debuted with $996 at the Laemmle Music Hall.

New York

“Lost Highway” fell 43% to $19,295 in its second at the Sony Lincoln Square and 29% to $15,979 in its second at the Cineplex Odeon Chelsea. It brought home $7,574 in its first at the Cineplex Odeon Coronet.

“Smilla’s Sense of Snow” bowed to $21,697 at the Cineplex Odeon Beekman, $18,979 at the Sony Lincoln Square, $16,358 at the City Cinemas Angelika and $15,269 at the Loews 19th Street East.

“Sling Blade” climbed 57% to $22,136 in its ninth at the City Cinemas Angelika, 12% to $22,013 in its third at the Cineplex Odeon First and 62nd Street and 4% to $16,144 in its third at the Cineplex Odeon Carnegie Hall.

“Secrets & Lies” grew 18% to $16,945 in its 23rd at Lincoln Plaza, fell 1% to $10,308 in its third at the Quad and declined 18% to $8,873 in its second at the Cineplex Odeon First and 62nd Street.

“Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love” debuted with $29,816 at the Sony Lincoln Square.

“Kolya” gave up 25% to $14,604 in its sixth at Lincoln Plaza and brought home $9,909 in its first at City Cinemas Village East.

“When We Were Kings” slipped 1% to $20,216 in its third at Sony Lincoln Square.

“Breaking the Waves” climbed 29% to $10,821 in its 16th at the City Cinemas Angelika and lost 33% to $6,710 in its ninth at the City Cinemas Eastside Playhouse.

“Waiting for Guffman” surrendered 19% to $11,054 in its fifth at the City Cinemas Angelika and moved ahead 2% to $5,516 in its second at the City Cinemas Sutton.

“Blood and Wine” fell 45% to $4,620 in its second at City Cinemas 68th Street Playhouse, 30% to $3,833 in its second at the Cineplex Odeon Art Greenwich Twin, 68% to $3,742 in its second at the Loews 84th Street and 43% to $3,699 in its second at the Loews Astor Plaza.

“Prisoner of the Mountains” lost 21% to $9,619 in its fifth at Lincoln Plaza and dropped 26% to $4,840 in its third at the Quad.

“Hard Eight” bowed at $7,356 at the Quad and $6,111 at the Cineplex Odeon 62nd Street and Broadway.

“Ridicule” gave up 22% to $6,052 in its third at the Cineplex Odeon 59th Street East and rose 2% to $4,564 in its second at the Screening Room.

“SubUrbia” fell 46% to $5,254 in its fourth at the City Cinemas Angelika and 22% to $3,907 in its fourth at Sony Lincoln Plaza.

“La Ceremonie” (New Yorker) gained 12% to $8,866 in its 11th at Lincoln Plaza.

“Boyfriends” (First Run) declined 9% to $6,572 in its third at the Cinema Village.

“Cyclo” (CFP) slipped 36% to $6,269 in its third at the Film Forum.

“Follow Me Home” (New Millennia/In Pictures) bowed to $4,792 at Loews 19th Street East.

“Big Night” (Rysher/Goldwyn) declined 7% to $4,604 in its 15th at the Cineplex Odeon Cinema 3.

“johns” (First Look) dropped 27% to $3,856 in its fifth at the Quad.

“Tromeo & Juliet” (Troma) bowed to $2,456 at the Guild Embassy 2, 3 and 4.

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