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.