Life of Pi remains at top of box office

Life of Pi stayed unchallenged at the top of the Australian Box Office over the weekend, with adult comedy This Is 40 the only film opening on a major release.

The Ang Lee-directed Life of Pi made $2.859m at the box office over the weekend across 552 screens for a $5,180 average. The film is in its third week in release for Fox.

Also maintaining strong numbers is The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey which made $2.016m. In its fourth week, the film is running across 443 screens for a $4,552 average and stands at $38.404m for distributor Warner Bros.

However, This is 40 still had a healthy opening. The film which is written and directed by Judd Apatow took a $8,091 screen average. Across 232 screens the film grossed $1.877m.

A 3D version of Monsters Inc opened for Walt Disney. The film made $106,000 across 90 screens and averaged a relatively poor $1,181 – the lowest screen average across the Top 20 films.

Three films have been released in limited release.

Umbrella Entertainment has released Woody Allen’s You Will meet A Tall Dark Stranger almost three years after its initial US release. The film was screened this week across 10 screens, making $38,700 for the film.

Also in limited release Chinese film The Last Tycoon made $23,000 across seven screens for distributor Dream Movie while Compliance, distributed by Vendetta made $4,900 on just the one screen.

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