‘Prisoner’ again tops exclusives

Fills 'Bulworth's' slot after satire goes wide

NEW YORK — Sony Pictures Classics’ “The Spanish Prisoner” recaptured the top spot on the exclusives roster after 20th Century Fox’s “Bulworth” went wide.

David Mamet’s psychological thriller locked up $54,780 in five cells on both coasts.

Sony Classics’ “The Opposite of Sex” joined the list in second place. The Christina Ricci starrer rang up $48,908 on two screens in L.A.

The third-most-popular limited-release film was Sony Classics’ “Wilde.” The Oscar Wilde biopic testified $29,316 in four courtrooms in Gotham and Los Angeles.

Newcomers included Jour de Fete and Goldeco’s “Leather Jacket Love Story,” which romanced $17,469 in one West Coast backseat; Arrow’s “Under the Skin,” which pierced $12,103 in one Gotham tattoo parlor and October’s “Still Breathing,” which inhaled $11,925 in four oxygen tents.

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

Los Angeles

“The Opposite of Sex” (Sony Classics) bowed to $27,127 at the Laemmle Sunset 5 and $21,781 at the Laemmle Monica.

“Leather Jacket Love Story” (Jour de Fete/Goldeco) opened with $17,469 at the Laemmle Sunset 5.

“The Spanish Prisoner” (Sony Classics) rose 11% to $11,037 in its eighth at the Laemmle Royal and gave up 1% to $4,347 in its eighth at the Cineplex Odeon Beverly Center.

“Wilde” (Sony Classics) fell 16% to $7,475 in its fourth at the Laemmle Sunset 5 and 15% to $4,816 in its fourth at the Laemmle Monica.

“Deja Vu” (Rainbow) climbed 123% to $4,372 in its fifth at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion and 2% to $3,223 in its fifth at the Laemmle Monica.

“The Hanging Garden” (MGM) withered 38% to $5,407 in its second at the Laemmle Sunset 5 and 43% to $1,663 in its second at the Landmark NuWilshire.

“Still Breathing” (October) debuted with $3,518 at the United Artists Westwood and $2,562 at the Cineplex Odeon Showcase.

“Chinese Box” (Trimark) declined 7% to $4,317 in its sixth at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion and 7% to $1,765 in its fifth at the Cineplex Odeon Beverly Center.

“Artemisia” (Miramax) gave up 14% to $4,376 in its third at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion.

“Two Girls and a Guy” (Fox Searchlight) gave up 43% to $2,198 in its fifth at the Landmark NuWilshire and 60% to $2,073 in its fifth at the AMC Cen-tury 14.

“Fallen Angels” (Kino) bowed to $3,903 at the Laemmle Music Hall.

“Clockwatchers” (Artistic License/BMG Independents) arrived with $3,408 at the Laemmle Monica.

“A Friend of the Deceased” (Sony Classics) gave up 34% to $1,839 in its second at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion.

“Lawn Dogs” (Strand) surrendered 33% to $1,020 in its second at the Cineplex Odeon Beverly Center and 63% to $836 in its second at the United Artists Westwood.

“The Butcher Boy” (Warner Bros.) declined 18% to $1,805 in its second at the Laemmle Music Hall.

“Paul Monette: Brink of Summer’s End” (First Run) rang up $1,393 in its first at the Laemmle Music Hall.

“Plump Fiction” (Legacy) surrendered 64% to $1,113 in its second at the GCC Galaxy 6. It rang up $232 in its first at the Mann Fourplex Westwood.

“Men With Guns” (Sony Classics) rang up $763 in its first at the AMC Fine Arts.

New York

“The Spanish Prisoner” slipped 3% to $15,551 in its eighth at the Lincoln Plaza, 3% to $14,693 in its eighth at City Cinemas Angelika, and 18% in its sev-enth at the Cineplex Odeon 1st and 62nd Street.

“Chinese Box” dipped 5% to $10,411 in its fourth at Lincoln Plaza. It wrapped up $5,533 in its first at the City Cinemas Village East. It dropped 38% to $3,861 in its fourth at the City Cinemas Eastside Playhouse.

“The Hanging Garden” withered 15% to $9,642 in its second at the City Cinemas Angelika and 24% to $7,387 in its second at the Lincoln Plaza.

“Wilde” gained 1% to $10,069 in its fourth at the Paris, but slipped 20% to $6,956 in its fourth at the Quad.

“Clockwatchers” wound down 10% to $16,954 in its second at the City Cinemas Angelika.

“Under the Skin” (Arrow) debuted to $12,103 at the City Cinemas Angelika.

“The Butcher Boy” carved up $5,901 in its first at the City Cinemas Village East, $3,674 in its first at the Cineplex Odeon Regency, and $1,543 in its first at the Cineplex Odeon 59th Street East.

“Artemisia” dripped 26% to $6,228 in its third at the City Cinemas Angelika and 20% to $4,435 in its third at City Cinemas 1, 2 and Third Avenue.

“Marius and Jeanette” (New Yorker) cleaned up 16% to $7,783 in its fifth at the Lincoln Plaza and 104% to $2,264 in its fifth at the Quad.

“Wild Man Blues” (Fine Line) calmed down 11% to $6,531 in its sixth at the Lincoln Plaza and 24% to $1,445 in its second at the Screening Room.

“Still Breathing” bowed to $2,990 at the City Cinemas Village East and $2,855 at the City Cinemas 1, 2 and Third Avenue.

“A Friend of the Deceased” revived 21% to $4,868 in its fourth at the Lincoln Plaza.

“I Think I Do” (Strand) slipped 10% to $4,492 in its seventh at the Quad.

“A Price Above Rubies” (Miramax) rose 4% to $4,312 in its fourth at the Loews New York Twin.

“The Truce” (Miramax) held steady at $3,672 in its fourth at the City Cinemas Sutton.

“Deja Vu” improved 9% to $3,648 in its fifth at the Quad.

“The Big One” (Miramax) rebounded 2% to $1,617 in its fifth at the City Cinemas Village East, and scored $1,377 in its first at the Cineplex Odeon 1st and 62nd Street.

“Lawn Dogs” was trimmed 18% to $2,684 in its second at the Quad.

“Two Girls and a Guy” made out with $1,304 in its first at the Screening Room.

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