Exclusive roster friendly to ‘Neighbors’

'Slums,' 'Wonderland' round out top three

Gramercy’s “Your Friends and Neighbors” stayed on top of the exclusives roster during the Labor Day weekend.

Neil LaBute’s dark tale of modern relationships brought home $144,993 on eight screens in New York and L.A. Figures do not include the Monday holiday.

The second most popular limited release pic remained Fox Searchlight’s “Slums of Beverly Hills.” Tamara Jenkins’ humorous coming-of-age tale moved $89,535 into eight tenements on both coasts.

Miramax’s “Next Stop Wonderland” held onto third place. Brad Anderson’s Boston-based romantic comedy drove away with $82,763 in six subway cars in Gotham and Los Angeles.

Among newcomers, Miramax’s “Firelight” ignited with $34,516 in two stoves in New York and L.A., while Trimark’s “Phoenix” brought home $21,299 on one West Coast screen.

First Run’s “Like It Is” rang up $15,068 in its debut on one Gotham screen.

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

NEW YORK

“Your Friends and Neighbors” (Gramercy) climbed 40% to $29,486 in its third at the Loews Cineplex 19th Street East, 16% to $29,197 in its third at Lincoln Plaza and 4% to $16,487 in its third at the Loews Cineplex First and 62nd Street. It rang up $9,817 in its first at the United Artists East 85th Street.

“Slums of Beverly Hills” (Fox Searchlight) gave up 22% to $18,026 in its fourth at the City Cinemas Angelika, 21% to $12,059 in its fourth at the Loews Cineplex 62nd Street and Broadway and 35% to $8,797 in its fourth at the City Cinemas 1, 2 and Third Avenue. It brought home $10,338 in its first at the Loews Cineplex Chelsea 9.

“Next Stop Wonderland” (Miramax) gained 24% to $15,587 in its third at the Loews Cineplex Lincoln Square, 10% to $15,355 in its third at the City Cinemas Angelika and 3% to $14,016 in its third at the City Cinemas 1, 2 and Third Avenue.

“The Eel” (New Yorker) was virtually unchanged at $13,882 in its third at Lincoln Plaza. It declined 14% to $8,724 in its third at the Quad.

“Firelight” (Miramax) debuted with $20,021 at the City Cinemas Angelika.

“A Merry War” (First Look) surrendered 13% to $13,063 in its second at Lincoln Plaza and climbed 4% to $5,839 in its second at the Loews Cineplex First and 62nd Street.

“The Governess” (Sony Pictures Classics) fell 19% to $12,856 in its sixth at the Paris. It tutored $5,253 in its first at the Loews Cineplex Art Greenwich Twin.

“Pi” (Artisan) slipped 11% to $16,682 in its ninth at the City Cinemas Angelika.

“The Opposite of Sex” (Sony Pictures Classics) dropped 7% to $9,091 in its 15th at the Loews Cineplex Regency and 27% to $7,414 in its 15th at the City Cinemas Angelika.

“Like It Is” (First Run) bowed to $15,068 at the Quad.

“The Thief” (Stratosphere) rose 4% to $10,605 in its eighth at Lincoln Plaza. It rang up $2,955 at the Loews Cineplex Waverly Twin.

“Buffalo 66” (Lions Gate) fell 10% to $10,025 in its 11th at the City Cinemas Angelika.

“Modulations” (Strand) debuted with $9,112 at the Quad.

“Nights of Cabiria” (Rialto re-issue) ascended 13% to $9,617 in its 10th at Lincoln Plaza.

“Unmade Beds” (Chelsea) slipped 4% to $7,549 in its fifth at the Screening Room.

“Western” (New Yorker) rose 32% to $6,461 in its seventh at Lincoln Plaza.

“See the Sea” (Zeitgeist) dropped 23% to $6,872 in its second at the Quad.

“Young Girls of Rochefort” (Miramax) sacrificed 24% to $5,826 in its fourth at the Film Forum.

“Henry Fool” (Sony Pictures Classics) rang up $2,812 in its first at the City Cinemas Eastside Playhouse.

“The Spanish Prisoner” (Sony Pictures Classics) locked up $2,526 in its first at the City Cinemas Eastside Playhouse.

“Gadjo Dilo” (Lions Gate) gave up 44% to $2,288 in its fifth at Lincoln Plaza.

“Gone With the Wind” (New Line re-issue) fell 12% to $2,257 in its second at the Loews Cineplex 59th Street East.

“The Beyond” (Rolling Thunder/Cowboy) climbed 18% to $1,014 in its second weekend of midnight screenings at the City Cinemas Angelika.

“I Married a Strange Person” (Lions Gate) fell 88% to $800 in its second at the Angelika.

LOS ANGELES

“Your Friends and Neighbors” advanced 3% to $17,288 in its third at the Laemmle Monica 4 and 79% to $14,166 in its third at the AMC Century 14. It rang up $7,286 in its first at the Loews Cineplex Marketplace 6 and lost 5% to $21,266 in its third at the Laemmle Sunset 5.

“Slums of Beverly Hills” withered 16% to $14,352 in its fourth at the Laemmle Sunset 5, 7% to $7,726 in its fourth at the AMC Century 14. It was virtually unchanged at $12,296 in its fourth at the Laemmle Monica 4 and climbed 23% to $5,941 in its second at the Loews Cineplex Universal City 18.

“Next Stop Wonderland” rose 10% to $14,515 in its third at the Laemmle Sunset 5, 42% to $12,372 in its third at the Laemmle Monica 4 and 9% to $10,918 in its third at the Landmark Westside Pavilion.

“Phoenix” (Trimark) bowed to $21,299 at the Landmark NuWilshire Twin.

“Firelight” bowed to $14,495 at the Landmark Fine Arts.

“Pi” fell 15% to $7,756 in its fifth at the Laemmle Sunset 5 and added 28% to $5,789 in its fifth at the Landmark NuWilshire Twin.

“Modulations” debuted with $11,427 at the Landmark Nuart.

“The Governess” picked up 7% to $6,918 in its sixth at the Laemmle Royal.

“The Opposite of Sex” moved ahead 14% to $4,622 in its 16th at the Laemmle Monica 4 and 30% to $2,071 in its third at the Laemmle Music Hall.

“Billy’s Hollywood Screen Kiss” (Trimark) faded 5% to $5,334 in its seventh at the Laemmle Sunset 5.

“Buffalo 66” gained 10% to $3,929 in its fourth at the Landmark Westside Pavilion and declined 19% to $549 in its third at the Laemmle Sunset 5.

“The Thief” gained 12% to $4,245 in its eighth at the Landmark Westside Pavilion.

“Gadjo Dilo” increased 21% to $3,276 in its fourth at the Laemmle Music Hall.

“The Jew in the Lotus” (Blind Dog) bowed to $3,170 at the Laemmle Grand Fourplex.

“Brother” (Kino) bowed to $2,720 at the Laemmle Music Hall.

“Gone With the Wind” climbed 16% to $2,196 in its second at the Loews Cineplex Century Plaza 4.

“The Spanish Prisoner” rose 28% to $1,631 in its second at the Laemmle Music Hall.

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