‘Pi’ takes largest slice of exclusive B.O.

'Governess' second, 'Sex' still going in 11th week

“Pi” = No. 1.

Artisan’s psychological thriller solved the mystery of the exclusives roster and topped the list for the first time with grosses of $47,707 on three screens in New York and Los Angeles.

The second most popular limited release film was Sony Pictures Classics’ “The Governess.” The Minnie Driver-starrer tutored $39,814 in three libraries in Gotham and L.A.

Sony Pictures Classics’ “The Opposite of Sex” showed legs in its 11th week with third place on the roster. The sardonic story of a teenage temptress seduced $39,664 on five couches on both coasts.

Several specialized pics opened this weekend, including Lions Gate’s gypsy tale “Gadjo Dilo,” which rang up $12,136 on one Gotham screen.

Other newcomers included Strand’s “First Love, Last Rites,” which initiated $10,876 in three ceremonies; October’s “Safe Men,” which absconded with $8,781 from three vaults; and Chelsea’s “Unmade Beds,” which tied up $9,615 in one hotel room.

The following are the weekend grosses of films playing on a limited number of screens.

LOS ANGELES

“Pi” (Artisan) calculated $14,517 in its first at the Laemmle Sunset 5 and $10,236 in its first at the Landmark NuWilshire.

“Billy’s Hollywood Screen Kiss” (Trimark) faded 41% to $13,669 in its third at the Laemmle Sunset 5 and 39% to $2,527 in its third at the Laemmle Monica.

“The Governess” (Sony Pictures Classics) surrendered 56% to $9,579 in its second at the Laemmle Royal and 3% to $3,288 in its second at the Loews Cineplex Beverly Center.

“The Opposite of Sex” (Sony Pictures Classics) climbed 10% to $4,993 in its 12th at the Laemmle Monica and lost 8% to $6,561 in its 12th at the Laemmle Sunset 5.

“Smoke Signals” (Miramax) gained 10% to $5,821 in its seventh at the Landmark Westside Pavilion and fell 5% to $3,337 in its seventh at the Laemmle Sunset 5.

“Citizen Kane” (Warner Bros. Classics)rose 2% to $8,749 in its second at the Landmark Fine Arts.

“Buffalo 66” (Lions Gate) was virtually unchanged at $5,062 in its third at the Landmark NuWilshire. It rang up $3,409 in its first at the Laemmle Sunset 5.

“The Thief” (Stratosphere) was virtually unchanged at $5,429 in its fourth at the Landmark Westside Pavilion.

“Polish Wedding” (Fox Searchlight) fell 34% to $2,689 in its fourth at the Laemmle Monica and 17% to $2,522 in its fourth at the Landmark Westside Pavilion.

“Seventh Heaven” (Zeitgeist) opened to $4,340 at the Laemmle Music Hall.

“Western” (New Yorker) bowed to $4,048 at the Landmark Nuart.

“Safe Men” (October) debuted with $1,745 at the Loews Cineplex Beverly Center and $1,918 at the Laemmle Monica.

“First Love, Last Rites” (Strand) bowed to $3,111 at the Laemmle Sunset 5.

“Gone With the Wind” (New Line re-issue) climbed 4% to $2,602 in its second at the United Artists Westwood.

“High Art” (October) rang up $2,536 in its first at the Laemmle Sunset 5.

“The Spanish Prisoner” (Sony Pictures Classics) rang up $2,412 in its first at the Landmark Westside Pavilion.

“Voyage to the Beginning of the World” (Strand) slipped 60% to $2,174 in its second at the Laemmle Music Hall.

NEW YORK

“The Opposite of Sex” climbed 1% to $14,233 in its 11th at the City Cinemas Angelika, 6% to $10,167 in its 11th at the Loews Cineplex Regency and 1% to $3,710 in its fifth at the Loews Cineplex 59th Street East.

“The Governess” fell 10% to $26,947 in its second at the Paris.

“Pi” gave up 16% to $22,954 in its fifth at the City Cinemas Angelika.

“Buffalo 66” lost 6% to $12,815 in its seventh at the City Cinemas Angelika, 31% to $5,228 in its seventh at Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and 3% to $2,399 in its sixth at City Cinemas 1, 2 and Third Avenue.

“Billy’s Hollywood Screen Kiss” dropped 29% to $6,924 in its third at the Loews Cineplex 19th Street East, 33% to $6,626 in its third at the City Cinemas Angelika and 46% to $5,321 in its third at the Loews Cineplex 62nd and Broadway.

“Nights of Cabiria” (Rialto re-issue) lost 5% to $11,403 in its sixth at Lincoln Plaza and 19% to $7,056 in its fifth at the Quad.

“Smoke Signals” fell 10% to $5,779 in its seventh at the Crown Gotham and 1% to $11,111 in its seventh at the City Cinemas Angelika.

“The Thief” gave up 9% to $14,038 in its fourth at Lincoln Plaza.

“Gadjo Dilo” (Lions Gate) bowed to $12,126 at Lincoln Plaza.

“The Spanish Prisoner” was virtually unchanged at $8,513 in its 19th at Lincoln Plaza and 4% to $2,524 in its ninth at City Cinemas Village East.

“Western” dropped 16% to $7,979 in its third at Lincoln Plaza and 48% to $2,116 in its third at the Quad.

“Unmade Beds” (Chelsea) debuted with $9,615 at the Screening Room.

“First Love, Last Rites” bowed to $4,900 at the Quad and $2,865 at the City Cinemas Eastside Playhouse.

“Seventh Heaven” gave up 30% to $6,916 in its second at the Quad.

“Safe Men” debuted with $1,307 at the Loews Cineplex First and 62nd Street and $3,811 at the City Cinemas Angelika.

“Gone With the Wind” sank 18% to $4,393 in its second at the City Cinemas Sutton.

“Henry Fool” (Sony Pictures Classics) lost 28% to $3,143 in its third at the City Cinemas Village East.

“East Palace, West Palace” (Strand) fell 54% to $2,328 in its third at the Quad.

“Boys in Love 2” (First Run) was virtually unchanged in its fourth at the Cinema Village.

“Killer Condom” (Troma) fell 13% to $1,308 in its second at the Cinema Village.

“Kurt and Courtney” (Roxie) gained 4% to $1,128 in its 10th at the Cinema Village.

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