"Pi" gets a piece of the action

Trimark’s “Billy’s Hollywood Screen Kiss” kept its hold on the top of the exclusives roster during its second weekend.

“Kiss,” a favorite at the Sundance Film Festival, made out with $56,684 in five sessions in New York and Los Angeles.

Close behind was Artisan’s “Pi.” Darren Aronofsky’s black-and-white thriller computed $55,348 on two mainframes in Gotham and L.A.

The third-most-popular limited release pic was Sony Pictures Classics’ newcomer “The Governess” starring Minnie Driver. Sandra Goldbacher’s costumer disciplined $42,526 in three nurseries on both coasts.

Also joining the list was Miramax’s “Full Tilt Boogie,” Sarah Kelly’s documentary about the making of “From Dusk Till Dawn,” which danced away with $5,659 on two screens.

Among the specialized pics showing gains for the weekend were Miramax’s “Smoke Signals,” New Yorker Films’ “Western” and “Pi,” all in New York.

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

Los Angeles

“Pi” (Artisan) dropped 14% to $28,025 in its second at the Landmark Nuart.

“Billy’s Hollywood Screen Kiss” (Trimark) gave up 22% to $23,009 in its second at the Laemmle Sunset and 37% to $4,123 in its second at the Laemmle Monica.

“The Opposite of Sex” (Sony Pictures Classics) rose 6% to $7,156 in its 11th at the Laemmle Sunset 5 and 6% to $4,529 in its 11th at the Laemmle Monica. It declined 56% to $1,247 in its 10th at the Landmark Westside Pavilion.

“The Governess” (Sony Pictures Classics) bowed to $9,348 at the Laemmle Royal and $3,402 at the Loews Cineplex Beverly Center.

“Polish Wedding” (Fox Searchlight) declined 16% to $4,078 in its third at the Laemmle Monica, 35% to $3,843 in its third at the Laemmle Sunset 5 and 33% to $3,033 in its third at the Landmark Westside Pavilion.

“Citizen Kane” (Warner Bros. Classics) debuted with $9,507 at the Landmark Fine Arts.

“Smoke Signals” (Miramax) gained 8% to $5,276 in its sixth at the Landmark Westside Pavilion and fell 19% to $3,501 in its sixth at the Laemmle Sunset 5.

“Voyage to the Beginning of the World” (Strand) bowed to $5,497 at the Laemmle Music Hall.

“The Thief” (Stratosphere) declined 17% to $5,440 in its third at the Landmark Westside Pavilion.

“Buffalo 66″ (Lions Gate) dipped 1% to $5,047 in its second at the Landmark NuWilshire.

“The Spanish Prisoner” (Sony Pictures Classics) sacrificed 18% to $2,248 in its sixth at the Laemmle Music Hall. It rang up $1,036 at the Landmark NuWilshire.

“Full Tilt Boogie” (Miramax) bowed to $2,974 at the Laemmle Sunset 5.

“Nights of Cabiria” (Rialto reissue) rang up $2,830 in its first at the Landmark NuWilshire.

“Gone With The Wind” (New Line re-release) brought home $2,513 in its first at the United Artists Westwood.

“Deja Vu” (Rainbow) climbed 4% to $2,117 in its sixth at the Laemmle Music Hall.

“Henry Fool” (Sony Pictures Classics) rang up $1,214 in its first at the Landmark Westside Pavilion.

“Blood of His Own” (Tozart Entertainment) bowed to $925 at the Laemmle Monica.

“Whatever” (Sony Classics) gave up 93% to $105 in its third at the United Artists Westwood.

New York

“The Governess” bowed to $29,776 at the Paris.

“Billy’s Hollywood Screen Kiss” declined 25% to $9,901 in its second at the City Cinemas Angelika, 1% to $9,837 in its second at the Loews Cineplex 62nd Street and 18% to $9,814 in its second at the Loews Cineplex 19th Street.

“The Opposite of Sex” dropped 6% to $14,091 in its 10th at the City Cinemas Angelika, 11% to $9,550 in its 10th at the Loews Cineplex Regency and 2% to $3,679 in its fourth at the Loews Cineplex 59th Street.

“Pi” gained 1% to $27,323 in its fourth at the City Cinemas Angelika.

“Buffalo 66″ dropped 11% to $13,672 in its sixth at the City Cinemas Angelika, 15% to $7,618 in its sixth at Lincoln Plaza and 36% to $2,350 in its fifth at the City Cinemas 1, 2 and Third Avenue.

“Western” (New Yorker) grew 7% to $9,522 in its second at Lincoln Plaza and lost 9% to $4,072 in its second at the Quad.

“Nights of Cabiria” faded 19% to $12,066 in its fifth at Lincoln Plaza and 2% to $8,748 in its fourth at the Quad.

“Smoke Signals” climbed 15% to $11,262 in its sixth at the City Cinemas Angelika and 24% to $6,452 in its sixth at the Crown Gotham.

“The Thief” surrendered 22% to $15,374 in its third at Lincoln Plaza.

“The Spanish Prisoner” gave up 18% to $8,429 in its 18th at Lincoln Plaza and 14% to $2,635 in its eighth at the City Cinemas Village East.

“Henry Fool” fell 11% to $5,844 in its seventh at Lincoln Plaza and 12% to $4,375 in its second at City Cinemas Village East.

“Seventh Heaven” (Zeitgeist) bowed to $9,936 at the Quad.

“Saltmen of Tibet” (Zeitgeist) slipped 17% to $9,317 in its second at the Film Forum.

“Gone With The Wind” rang up $6,176 in its first at the City Cinemas Sutton.

“East Palace, West Palace” (Strand) surrendered 28% to $5,064 in its second at the Quad.

“Polish Wedding” brought home $3,668 in its first at the City Cinemas Eastside Playhouse.

“High Art” (October) surrendered 39% to $3,296 in its third at the Quad.

“Full Tilt Boogie” debuted with $2,685 at the City Cinemas Angelika.

“Boys in Love 2″ (First Run) gave up 40% to $1,924 in its third at the Cinema Village.

“Out of The Past” (Zeitgeist) debuted with $1,671 at the Screening Room.

“Disco Dolls in Hot Skins/3-D” (Parliament) fell 20% to $1,520 in its third weekend of midnight screenings at the Cinema Village.

“Killer Condom” (Troma) bowed to $1,502 at the Cinema Village.

“The Beyond” (Rolling Thunder/Cowboy Booking) climbed 20% to $1,301 in its eighth at the City Cinemas Angelika.

“Kurt and Courtney” (Roxie) gave up 20% to $1,084 in its ninth at the Cinema Village.

“Whatever” rang up $454 in its first at the City Cinemas Village East.

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