‘Love and Death on L.I.’ tops exclusives

'Dangerous Beauty,' 'Ms. Dalloway' round out top three

NEW YORK — Lions Gate’s “Love and Death on Long Island” captured the top slot on the exclusives roster during its first weekend.

Richard Kwietniowski’s tale of romantic obsession starring John Hurt and Jason Priestley stalked $70,889 in five theaters on both coasts.

Falling to second place on the list was Warner Bros.’ “Dangerous Beauty,” which courted $66,835 on seven dates in New York and Los Angeles.

The third-most-popular limited-release pic was First Look’s “Mrs. Dalloway.” Marleen Gorris’ screen adaptation of the Virginia Woolf novel contemplated $36,343 in five gardens.

Newcomers included Sony Classics’ “Men With Guns,” the mostly Spanish-language film from John Sayles. “Guns” took aim at $22,132 at two Gotham firing ranges.

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

Los Angeles

“Dangerous Beauty” (Warner Bros.) rose 2% to $8,304 in its third at the GCC Beverly Connection, 11% to $7,242 in its second at the Cineplex Odeon Broadway and 3% to $7,173 in its second at the Mann Festival Westwood. It dropped 13% to $7,733 in its third at the AMC Century 14.

“Love and Death on Long Island” (Lions Gate) bowed to $14,231 at the Laemmle Sunset 5 and $9,067 at the Laemmle Monica.

“Mrs. Dalloway” (First Look) dropped 43% to $3,167 in its third at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion, 29% to $3,079 in its third at the Cineplex Odeon Broadway and 71% to $1,641 in its third at the Laemmle Sunset 5.

“The Real Blonde” (Paramount) faded 62% to $2,428 in its second at the Cineplex Odeon Beverly Center, 58% to $2,299 in its second at the Mann Criterion 6 and 69% to $2,076 in its second at the AMC Century 14.

“The Only Thrill” (Prestige Entertainment) debuted with $4,618 at the Landmark NuWilshire and $1,948 at the GCC Beverly Connection 6.

“Live Flesh” (MGM) dropped 39% to $6,518 in its sixth at the Laemmle Royal.

“Afterglow” (Sony Classics) gained 36% to $5,662 in its fourth at the Laemmle Music Hall.

“Ma Vie En Rose” (Sony Classics) fell 53% to $2,428 in its 11th at the Laemmle Sunset 5 and 33% to $1,387 in its third at the Landmark NuWilshire.

“Moon Over Broadway” (Artistic License) bowed to $3,196 at the Laemmle Music Hall.

“General Chaos” (Island Digital Media) debuted with $2,672 at the Landmark Nuart.

“Four Days in September” (Miramax) gave up 61% to $1,317 in its sixth at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion.

“Burn, Hollywood, Burn” (Buena Vista) dropped 70% to $1,063 in its second at the AMC Century 14.

New York

“Love and Death on Long Island” debuted to $20,331 at the City Cinema Angelika, $16,969 at Lincoln Plaza and $10,291 at the City Cinemas 1, 2 and Third Avenue.

“Dangerous Beauty” dropped 12% to $13,029 in its third at the United Artists 64th Street and Second Avenue, 20% to $12,206 in its third at Loews Lin-coln Square and 27% to $11,148 in its third at the City Cinemas Angelika.

“Mrs. Dalloway” fell 33% to $16,118 in its third at Lincoln Plaza and 36% to $12,338 in its third at the City Cinemas Angelika Film Center.

“The Real Blonde” declined 39% to $8,753 in its second at Sony Lincoln Square, 59% to $7,946 in its second at Cineplex Odeon Chelsea, 55% to $5,054 in its second at the Cineplex Odeon Waverly Twin and 56% to $5,700 in its second at the Cineplex Odeon Coronet.

“Men With Guns” (Sony Classics) rang up $12,040 at the City Cinemas Angelika and $10,092 at Lincoln Plaza.

“Live Flesh” fell 29% to $12,735 in its eighth at the City Cinemas Angelika and 41% to $7,908 in its eighth at Lincoln Plaza.

“Ma Vie En Rose” fell 24% to $6,688 in its 11th at the Quad. It rang up $4,875 in its first at the Cineplex Odeon 62nd Street and Broadway.

“Afterglow” faded 40% to $6,300 in its 11th at the Cineplex Odeon Regency.

“Leather Jacket Love Story” (Goldeco/Jour de Fete) surrendered 40% to $5,968 in its third at the Quad.

“Shampoo Horns” (Esicma) bowed to $5,324 at the Quad.

“Mrs. Brown” (Miramax) rang up $4,567 in its first at the City Cinemas Village East.

“Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life” (Strand) surrendered 31% to $3,860 in its fourth at the Quad.

“Views of Merchant Ivory” (Artistic License) declined 61% to $3,427 in its fourth at the Paris.

“Nil by Mouth” (Sony Classics) rang up $3,371 in its first at the City Cinemas Village East.

“Four Days in September” brought home $1,134 in its first at the City Cinemas Village East.

“Burn, Hollywood, Burn” lost 57% to $1,066 in its second at the City Cinemas Village East.

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