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It’s ‘Bulworth’ by a landslide

Beatty pic tops exclus in L.A., N.Y.

Twentieth Century Fox’s “Bulworth” was elected the exclusive box office champ in its first outing.

Directed by and starring Warren Beatty, the political satire about a senator-turned-rapper delivered $141,816 in two voting booths in Gotham and Los Angeles.

Sony Pictures Classics’ “The Spanish Prisoner” fell to second place in its seventh outing. David Mamet’s psychological thriller detained $56,625 in five jails on both coasts.

Sony Classics’ “Wilde” was the third most popular limited-release film. The Oscar Wilde biopic defended $33,491 in four courtrooms in New York and L.A.

Newcomers included MGM’s “The Hanging Garden,” which cultivated $32,632 in four plots; Artistic License’s “Clockwatchers,” which typed up $27,157 in two offices; and Strand’s “Lawn Dogs,” which trimmed $7,358 in three yards.

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

Los Angeles

“Bulworth” (Twentieth Century Fox) bowed to $52,932 at the AMC Century 14.

“Wilde” (Sony Classics) declined 29% to $8,905 in its third at the Laemmle Sunset 5 and 33% to $5,676 in its third at the Laemmle Monica.

“The Spanish Prisoner” (Sony Classics) gave up 21% to $9,976 in its seventh at the Laemmle Royal and 25% to $4,378 in its seventh at the Cineplex Odeon Beverly Center.

“Two Girls and a Guy” (Fox Searchlight) climbed 3% to $5,221 in its fourth at the AMC Century 14, 23% to $4,724 in its fourth at the Laemmle Sunset 5 and 22% to $3,843 in its fourth at the Landmark NuWilshire.

“The Hanging Garden” (MGM) bowed to $8,693 at the Laemmle Sunset 5 and $2,907 at the Landmark NuWilshire.

“Deja Vu” (Rainbow) slipped 23% to $3,560 in its fourth at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion and 13% to $3,164 in its fourth at the Laemmle Monica. It was virtually unchanged at $1,698 in its second at the Cineplex Odeon Beverly Center.

“Plump Fiction” (Legacy) debuted with $3,099 at the GCC Galaxy, $2,499 at the Mann Criterion 6, $1,472 at the Mann National and $1,258 at the Cineplex Odeon Beverly Center.

“Clockwatchers” (Artistic License/BMG Independents) debuted with $8,236 at the Laemmle Sunset 5.

“Chinese Box” (Trimark) dropped 33% to $4,645 in its fifth at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion and 38% to $1,891 in its fourth at the Cineplex Odeon Beverly Center.

“Homegrown” (Sony) gave up 56% to $1,900 in its second at the GCC Galaxy 6, 47% to $1,850 in its second at the Laemmle Monica, 37% to $1,721 in its second at the AMC Century 14 and 51% to $1,047 in its second at the GCC Avco Westwood.

“The Butcher Boy” (Warner Bros.) fell 4% to $3,470 in its seventh at the Cineplex Odeon Broadway. It rang up $2,197 in its first at the Laemmle Music Hall.

“Artemisia” (Miramax) faded 29% to $5,115 in its second at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion.

“Lawn Dogs” (Strand) bowed to $2,254 at the United Artists Westwood and $1,824 at the Cineplex Odeon Beverly Center.

“A Friend of the Deceased” (Sony Classics) rang up $3,608 in its first at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion.

“Off the Menu: The Last Days of Chasen’s” (Northern Arts) debuted with $2,763 at the Laemmle Music Hall.

“French Exit” (Cineville) debuted with $2,004 at the Laemmle Monica.

“The Truce” (Miramax) fell 25% to $1,870 in its fourth at the Laemmle Music Hall.

“Shopping for Fangs” (Margin) surrendered 71% to $643 in its second at the Mann Fourplex.

“Hannah” (Star Film) rang up $533 in its first at the AMC Fine Arts.

New York

“Bulworth” debuted with $88,884 at the Cineplex Odeon Ziegfeld.

“The Spanish Prisoner” gave up 15% to $16,001 in its seventh at Lincoln Plaza, 21% to $15,091 in its seventh at the City Cinemas Angelika and 31% to $11,179 in its sixth at the Cineplex Odeon First and 62nd Street.

“Chinese Box” fell 48% to $7,777 in its fifth at the City Cinemas Angelika, 34% to $6,256 in its third at the City Cinemas Eastside Playhouse and 31% to $11,015 in its third at Lincoln Plaza.

“The Hanging Garden” bowed to $11,306 at the City Cinemas Angelika and $9,726 at Lincoln Plaza.

“Two Girls and a Guy” gave up 38% to $5,648 in its fourth at the City Cinemas 1, 2 and Third Avenue, 30% to $5,996 in its fourth at the Cineplex Odeon Chelsea and 74% to $2,983 in its fourth at Sony Lincoln Square. It rang up $4,488 in its first at the City Cinemas Village East.

“Clockwatchers” debuted with $18,921 at the City Cinemas Angelika.

“Wilde” fell 34% to $10,210 in its third at the Paris and 33% to $8,700 in its third at the Quad.

“The Butcher Boy” declined 37% to $8,989 in its seventh at the City Cinemas Angelika, 24% to $6,957 in its seventh at Sony Lincoln Square and 70% to $1,555 at the Cineplex Odeon Beekman.

“Artemisia” gave up 34% to $8,405 in its second at the City Cinemas Angelika and 43% to $5,569 in its second at City Cinemas 1, 2 and Third Avenue.

“Wild Man Blues” (Fine Line) gave up 25% to $7,314 in its fifth at Lincoln Plaza. It rang up $1,905 in its first at the Screen-ing Room.

“Marius and Jeannette” (New Yorker) surrendered 30% to $6,700 in its fourth at Lincoln Plaza and 74% to $1,112 in its fourth at the Quad.

“I Think I Do” (Strand) dropped 42% to $5,000 in its sixth at the Quad.

“A Price Above Rubies” (Miramax) declined 35% to $4,154 in its third at the Loews New York Twin.

“A Friend of the Deceased” fell 31% to $4,022 in its third at Lincoln Plaza.

“The Truce” rang up $3,662 in its first at the City Cinemas Sutton.

“Love and Death on Long Island” (Lions Gate) gave up 25% to $3,417 in its third at the Cineplex Odeon Art Greenwich Twin.

“Deja Vu” sacrificed 49% to $3,336 in its fourth at the Quad.

“Lawn Dogs” debuted with $3,280 at the Quad.

“Character” (Sony Classics) fell 44% to $2,191 in its third at the Cineplex Odeon 62nd Street.

“Shopping for Fangs” brought home $1,969 in its first at the City Cinemas Village East.

“Go Now!” (Gramercy) lost 66% to $1,112 in its third at the Cineplex Odeon Regency.

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