The weekend was not particularly kind to the exclusives roster, with a surprisingly large number of pix registering noticeable slips.
Fine Line’s “Fiorile,” for example, was down in both New York and Los Angeles , and October’s “The Cement Garden” dropped in N.Y.
Some newcomers provided sizzle, though, particularly Sony Pictures Classic’s “Belle Epoque” and Gramercy’s “Savage Nights” on the East Coast.
The following is a list of weekend grosses for films released in New York and Los Angeles.
“Midnight Cowboy” (MGM/UA) pulled $ 18,111 in the first weekend of its rerelease at the Mann Bruin.
“The Scent of Green Papaya” (First Look) slipped 10% to $ 6,501 in its fourth at the Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion and 8% to $ 4,987 in its fourth at the Laemmle Sunset 5.
“The Cement Garden” (October) opened to $ 6,384 at the Landmark NuArt.
“Wicked City” (Streamline) debuted to $ 5,757 at the Laemmle Monica.
“Fiorile” (Fine Line) fell 39% to $ 4,363 in its second at the AMC Fine Arts.
“Combination Platter” (Arrow) was off 17% to $ 3,335 in its second at the Laemmle Music Hall.
“Crime Story” (Rim Films) opened to $ 3,024 at the Laemmle Monica.
“Twogether” (Borde Film Releasing) fell 37% to $ 2,321 in its third at the Laemmle Monica.
“The Life & Times of Allen Ginsberg” (First Run) dropped a whopping 94% to $ 612 for Saturday/Sunday screenings of its second weekend at the Landmark NuArt.
“Belle Epoque” (Sony Pictures Classics) debuted to $ 14,449 at the Eastside Playhouse and $ 21,324 at the Lincoln Plaza.
“Savage Nights” (Gramercy) debuted to $ 22,933 at the Angelika.
“Midnight Cowboy” rode off with $ 18,735 in the first weekend of its limited rerelease at the Baronet.
“The Scent of Green Papaya” was down 37% to $ 8,231 in its fifth at the Lincoln Plaza but only 4% to $ 6,241 in its second at the Quad.
“Fiorile” slipped 29% to $ 9,675 in its fourth at the Lincoln Plaza and 36% to $ 4,794 in its fourth at the Village East.
“Silent Tongue” (Trimark) opened to $ 5,728 at the Loews Tower East and $ 8, 157 at the Loews Village Sevenplex.
“The Cement Garden” was off 37% to $ 7,546 in its third at the Angelika.
“The 24th Intl. Tournee of Animation” (Samuel Goldwyn) crashed 47% to $ 5,101 in its sixth at the Angelika.
“Paris, France” (Alliance) was down 21% to $ 4,133 in its fourth at the Quad.