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NEW YORK — Fine Line’s “Deconstructing Harry” — the latest film from Woody Allen — remained at the top of the exclusives roster in its second weekend, dissecting a hefty $231,853 in eight screening rooms on both coasts.


“Good Will Hunting,” starring Matt Damon, left, and Robin Williams, placed second on the exclusives roster for the weekend.

Miramax’s “Good Will Hunting” was the second most popular limited-release film. Gus Van Sant’s tale of a troubled genius bagged $159,096 on six safaris in New York and L.A.

Miramax’s “The Wings of the Dove” held down the No. 3 slot on the list. Iain Softley’s screen adaptation of the Henry James novel captured $32,473 in four cages in Gotham and Los Angeles.

Newcomers included October’s “The Apostle,” which opened for a weeklong Oscar qualifying run. Robert Duvall’s self-produced story of a Southern preacher seeking redemption baptized $29,396 in four chapels.

Zeitgeist’s “Will it Snow for Christmas?” also joined the roster. It wrapped up $10,786 in two playdates.

The following are the weekend grosses of films playing on a limited number of screens in N.Y. and L.A.

LOS ANGELES

“Deconstructing Harry” (Fine Line) lost 45% to $16,010 in its second at the Laemmle Monica, 49% to $15,943 in its second at the Cineplex Odeon Showcase, 46% to $12,058 in its second at United Artists Westwood and 53% to $10,808 at the AMC Century 14.

“Good Will Hunting” (Miramax) slipped 22% to $22,209 in its third at the GCC Beverly Connection 6 and 4% to $16,967 in its third at the Cineplex Odeon Broadway.

“The Apostle” (October) bowed to $6,965 at the Laemmle Sunset 5 and $6,939 at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion.

“The Sweet Hereafter” (Fine Line) gave up 3% to $4,821 in its fifth at the Laemmle Sunset 5 and 20% to $3,127 in its fifth at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion.

“The Wings of the Dove” (Miramax) was unchanged at $4,030 in its seventh at the Landmark NuWilshire and 18% to $3,337 in its seventh at the Laemmle Sunset 5.

“Will it Snow for Christmas?” (Zeitgeist) bowed to $4,146 at the Landmark Nuart.

“The Ice Storm” (Fox Searchlight) slid 18% to $3,969 in its 10th at the Laemmle Royal.

“Shall We Dance?” (Miramax) rose 2% to $2,648 in its 10th at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion.

“Welcome to Sarajevo” (Miramax) rang up $1,238 in its first at the Cineplex Odeon Fairfax, $760 at the Laemmle Monica and $555 at the Laemmle Music Hall.

“Bent” (MGM) dropped 36% to $2,532 in its fourth at the Laemmle Sunset 5.

“Guy” (Gramercy) bowed with $2,132 at the Landmark Samuel Goldwyn Pavilion.

“Other Voices, Other Rooms” (Artistic License) arrived with $1,606 at the Laemmle Music Hall.

“Ulee’s Gold” (MGM) faded 9% to $1,318 in its second at the Laemmle Sunset 5.

“Running Time” (Panoramic) bowed to $1,011 at the Laemmle Monica.

“Mrs. Brown” (Miramax) climbed 16% to $280 in its second at the Laemmle Music Hall and lost 9% to $268 in its second at the Laemmle Monica.

“Let’s Kill All the Lawyers” (Barrister) declined 37% to $481 in its second at the Laemmle Monica.

NEW YORK

“Deconstructing Harry” dropped 9% to $50,656 in its second at Lincoln Plaza, 3% to $47,664 in its second at City Cinemas 1, 2 and Third Avenue, 4% to $41,412 in its second at City Cinemas Village East and 45% to $37,302 in its second at Loews 19th Street East.

“Good Will Hunting” fell 28% to $41,606 in its third at Sony Lincoln Square, 24% to $27,315 in its third at the Loews New York Twin and 41% to $14,662 in its third at the Cineplex Odeon Chelsea. It gained 52% to $36,337 in its third at the City Cinemas Angelika.

“The Wings of the Dove” gave up 27% to $8,721 in its seventh at the Cineplex Odeon Beekman, 26% to $8,413 in its seventh at the City Cinemas Angelika and 22% to $7,972 in its seventh at the Sony Lincoln Square.

“The Sweet Hereafter” surrendered 32% to $11,184 in its fifth at Lincoln Plaza and 21% to $10,939 in its fifth at the City Cinemas Angelika.

“The Ice Storm” slipped 26% to $6,071 in its 13th at Lincoln Plaza and 5% to $3,149 in its fifth at City Cinemas Murray Hill. It climbed 12% to $6,391 in its 13th at the City Cinemas Angelika.

“The Apostle” bowed to $9,524 at Lincoln Plaza and $5,968 at Loews 19th Street East.

“Will it Snow for Christmas?” bowed to $6,640 at Film Forum.

“The Tango Lesson” sacrificed 17% to $3,721 in its sixth at the Cineplex Odeon Regency and 18% to $2,699 in its third at City Cinemas Village East.

“Washington Square” fell 3% to $4,869 in its 12th at the Paris.

“Bent” lost 37% to $4,368 in its fourth at the City Cinemas Angelika.

“Twisted” (Leisure Time) surrendered 52% to $1,472 in its third at the Quad.

“Office Killer” (Strand) murdered $1,320 in its first at the Quad.

“Hugo Pool” (Northern Arts) sank 67% to $856 in its second at the Quad.

“Mrs. Brown” rang up $470 in its first at City Cinemas Village East.

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