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Exclusives audiences take ‘Wings’ to the top

NEW YORK — Miramax Films’ costumer “The Wings of the Dove” soared to the top of the exclusives roster in its second week.

Iain Softley’s adaptation of the classic Henry James novel about a love triangle seduced $155,166 in seven bedrooms on both coasts. Pic stars Helena Bonham Carter, Linus Roache and Alison Elliott.

The second-most-popular limited release was 20th Century Fox’s “Anastasia,” which debuted with $120,541 on one Gotham screen. Inspired by the myth of the Russian princess, the film is Fox’s first animated feature.

Fox Searchlight’s “The Ice Storm” was No. 3, with grosses of $82,776 on five screens in New York and L.A. Directed by Ang Lee, “Storm” is based on Rick Moody’s novel of the same name about the sexual revolution’s arrival in suburban Connecticut.

Newcomers included October’s “Kiss or Kill,” which strangled $35,276 in four sessions, and Sony Pictures Classics’ “The Tango Lesson,” which waltzed away with $19,746 on two dance floors.

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

Los Angeles

“The Wings of a Dove” (Miramax) slipped 15% to $22,246 in its second at the Laemmle Sunset 5, 2% to $16,747 in its second at the Landmark NuWilshire and 8% to $11,384 in its second at the GCC Avco Westwood. It rang up $3,401 in its first at the Cineplex Odeon Universal City 18.

“Kiss or Kill” (October) bowed to $8,955 at the Laemmle Sunset 5 and $8,576 at the Laemmle Monica.

“The Ice Storm” (Fox Searchlight) gave up 29% to $15,328 in its fifth at the Laemmle Royal.

“Shall We Dance?” (Miramax) surrendered 11% to $2,995 in its fifth at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion and 49% to $2,207 in its fifth at the Laemmle Monica.

“Washington Square” (Buena Vista) fell 7% to $3,699 in its sixth at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion.

“Dancehall Queen” (Island Digital Media) rang up $2,335 in its first at the Laemmle Monica.

“Critical Care” (Live) brought home $2,030 at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion.

“Beaumarchais” (New Yorker) fell 32% to $1,653 in its second at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion.

“Telling Lies in America” (Banner Entertainment) faded 59% to $1,023 in its fourth at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion.

“The House of Yes” (Miramax) descended 64% to $969 in its second at the Laemmle Monica.

“Nick and Jane” (CFP) debuted with $711 in its first at the AMC Fine Arts.

“Sick: The Life and Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist” (CFP) declined 10% to $4,836 in its second at the Landmark Nuart.

New York

“Anastasia” (20th Century Fox) curtseyed to $120,541 at the Cineplex Odeon Ziegfeld.

“The Wings of a Dove” declined 1% to $38,352 in its second at the Cineplex Odeon Beekman, 3% to $34,964 in its second at the Sony Lincoln Square and 6% to $28,072 in its second at the City Cinemas Angelika.

“The Ice Storm” melted 13% to $22,033 in its eighth at Lincoln Plaza, 3% to $14,907 in its eighth at the City Cinemas Angelika, 17% to $13,522 in its eighth at the City Cinemas 1, 2 and Third Avenue, and 6% to $12,951 in its fourth at the Cineplex Odeon Chelsea.

“The Tango Lesson” (Sony Classics) bowed to $13,383 at the City Cinemas Angelika and $6,363 at the Cineplex Odeon Regency.

“Kiss or Kill” debuted with $10,509 at Lincoln Plaza and $7,236 at the Quad.

“Shall We Dance?” declined 11% to $9,831 in its 19th at Lincoln Plaza. It rang up $1,881 in its first at the Screening Room.

“Washington Square” dipped 1% to $1,207 in its seventh at the Paris.

“Happy Together” (Kino Intl.) fell 21% to $6,088 in its second at the Quad.

“Sick: The Life and Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist” declined 23% to $5,738 in its second at the City Cinema Angelika.

“Mrs. Brown” (Miramax) rang up $5,377 in its first at the City Cinemas Eastside Playhouse.

“Beaumarchais” gave up 27% to $5,354 in its fourth at Lincoln Plaza.

“Nick and Jane” bowed to $5,176 at the City Cinemas Sutton.

“The House of Yes” brought home $3,659 in its first at the Cineplex Odeon 62nd Street and Broadway, and $1,386 in its first at the Screening Room.

“Critical Care” sewed up $4,035 in its first at the Cineplex Odeon 59th Street East.

“Slaves to the Underground” (Enough Rope) debuted with $2,336 at the Quad.

“The Mouse” (Strand) arrived with $2,088 at the Quad.

“Bugis Street” (Margin) debuted with $1,583 at the City Cinemas Village East.

“Telling Lies in America” rang up $309 in its first at the Guild 50th Street.

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