Django Unchained has toppled Ang Lee’s Life of Pi from the top of the Australian box office, the latest Quentin Tarantino movie pulling in $3.802 million on its opening weekend.
Although Naomi Watts has been nominated for an Academy Award for her role in the tsunami movie The Impossible, it only managed third place on debut as Life of Pi continues to charm audiences.
The family film about a boy and a tiger has now banked $23.059 million after four weeks in cinemas, according to the Motion Picture Distributors Association of Australia.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey managed fourth place, dropping two spots, while Wreck-It Ralph continued to take advantage of the school holiday dollar, holding steady in fifth place.
Les Miserables dropped two places to No.6, the adult comedy This Is 40 fell four places to seventh place and shoot-`em-up Gangster Squad was down two spots to eighth.
Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand’s mother-son comedy Guilt Trip debuted in ninth place while the Billy Crystal-Bette Midler family comedy Parental Guidance slipped two places to round out the Top Ten.