‘Slums’ in plum perch atop exclusives B.O.

'Pi,' 'The Governess' round out top three

Fox Searchlight’s “Slums of Beverly Hills” moved into first place on the exclusives roster in its first weekend.

Tamara Jenkins’ semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story rang up $116,686 on six screens in Gotham and Los Angeles.

Artisan’s “Pi” fell to No. 2 on the list. Darren Aronofsky’s black-and-white tale of a tormented genius calculated $38,876 on three computers on both coasts.

Sony Pictures Classics’ “The Governess” was the third most popular limited-release pic. Sandra Goldbacher’s costumer disciplined $37,677 in four nurseries in New York and L.A.

Newcomers included Alliance’s “Regeneration,” which rang up $13,450 on three screens on both coasts; Miramax’s re-issue of “The Young Girls of Rochefort,” which brought home $9,907 from one New York house; October’s “The Best Man,” which stood up for $8,815 at two New York altars; and Samuel Goldwyn’s “The Chambermaid on the Titanic,” which cleaned up $7,902 in one Gotham stateroom.

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

Los Angeles

“The Slums of Beverly Hills” debuted with $24,360 at the Laemmle Sunset 5, $16,460 at the Laemmle Monica and $12,255 at the AMC Century 14.

“Pi” declined 35% to $9,457 in its second at the Laemmle Sunset 5 and 33% to $6,826 in its second at the Landmark Nu-Wilshire.

“Gadjo Dilo” bowed to $5,300 at the Landmark NuWilshire Twin and $3,941 at the Laemmle Music Hall.

“The Opposite of Sex” sacrificed 20% to $5,266 in its 13th at the Laemmle Sunset 5 and 31% to $3,466 in its 13th at the Laemmle Monica.

“Billy’s Hollywood Screen Kiss” fell 41% to $8,046 in its fourth at the Laemmle Sunset 5 and 80% to $497 in its fourth at the Laemmle Monica.

“Smoke Signals” declined 11% to $5,177 in its eighth at the Landmark Westside Pavilion and 30% to $2,346 in its eighth at the Laemmle Sunset 5.

“Buffalo 66” gained 7% to $3,650 in its second at the Laemmle Sunset 5. It rang up $3,705 in its first at the Landmark Westside Pavilion.

“The Governess” declined 43% to $5,473 in its third at the Laemmle Royal and 48% to $1,720 in its third at the Loews Cineplex Beverly Center.

“Grey Gardens” (Rialto re-issue) bowed to $6,078 at the Landmark Nuart.

“The Thief” declined 8% to $4,968 in its fifth at the Landmark Westside Pavilion.

“Regeneration” bowed to $1,985 at the Landmark Fine Arts and $1,532 at the Laemmle Monica.

“The Spanish Prisoner” gained 5% to $2,525 in its second at the Landmark Westside Pavilion.

“Seventh Heaven” fell 64% to $1,558 in its second at the Laemmle Music Hall.

“Deja Vu” (Rainbow) dropped 14% to $1,358 in its eighth at the Laemmle Music Hall.

“Polish Wedding” (Fox Searchlight) surrendered 70% to $797 in its fifth at the Laemmle Monica.

“Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer 2” bowed to $501 at the Laemmle Sunset 5.

“Safe Men” (October) gave up 90% to $175 in its second at the Loews Cineplex Beverly Center.

New York

“Slums of Beverly Hills” (Fox Searchlight) debuted with $26,240 at the City Cinemas Angelika, $19,448 at the City Cinemas 1, 2 and Third Avenue and $17,923 at the Loews Cineplex 62nd and Broadway.

“The Governess” (Sony Pictures Classics) slid 26% to $19,685 in its third at the Paris and rang up $10,799 in its first at the City Cinemas Angelika.

“The Opposite of Sex” (Sony Pictures Classics) fell 23% to $10,992 in its 12th at the City Cinemas Angelika and 4% to $3,549 in its sixth at the Loews Cineplex 59th Street East. It was virtually unchanged at $10,118 in its 12th at the Loews Cineplex Regency.

“Pi” (Artisan) dipped 2% to $22,593 in its sixth at the City Cinemas Angelika.

“Nights of Cabiria” (Rialto re-issue) faded 8% to $10,793 in its seventh at Lincoln Plaza and 4% to $6,752 in its sixth at the Quad.

“Buffalo 66” (Lions Gate) climbed 10% to $14,106 in its eighth at the City Cinemas Angelika.

“Smoke Signals” (Miramax) dropped 26% to $8,190 in its eighth at the City Cinemas Angelika and 5% to $5,463 in its eighth at the Crown Gotham.

“The Thief” (Stratosphere) surrendered 6% to $13,185 in its fifth at Lincoln Plaza.

“Regeneration” (Alliance) bowed to $9,933 at Lincoln Plaza.

“Young Girls of Rochefort” (Miramax) debuted with $9,907 at the Film Forum.

“Gadjo Dilo” (Lions Gate) slipped 23% to $9,297 in its second at Lincoln Plaza.

“The Best Man” (October) bowed to $4,528 at the Quad and $4,287 at the City Cinemas Eastside Playhouse.

“Billy’s Hollywood Screen Kiss” (Trimark) rang up $8,614 in its first at the Loews Cineplex Chelsea.

“Western” (New Yorker) climbed 6% to $8,450 in its fourth at Lincoln Plaza.

“The Chambermaid on the Titanic” (Samuel Goldwyn) bowed to $4,408 at the Quad and $3,494 at the City Cinemas 1, 2 and Third Avenue.

“Unmade Beds” (Chelsea) declined 24% to $7,335 in its second at the Screening Room.

“The Spanish Prisoner” (Sony Pictures Classics) fell 16% to $7,172 in its 20th at Lincoln Plaza.

“Gone With the Wind” (New Line re-issue) sacrificed 25% to $3,775 in its third at the City Cinemas Sutton.

“Seventh Heaven” (Zeitgeist) gave up 52% to $3,300 in its third at the Quad.

“First Love, Last Rites” (Strand) fell 59% to $2,004 in its second at the Quad.

“Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer 2” (Margin) bowed to $673 in its first at the City Cinemas Angelika.

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