Ang Lee's <i>Life of Pi</i> ahead of <i>The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey</i> at the box office.

Ang Lee's Life of Pi ahead of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey at the box office.

Ang Lee's Life of Pi continues to pull in Australian audiences, holding its No.1 position as a weekend drawcard over The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Moviegoers paid more than $2.859 million over the weekend to see Life of Pi, the film about a boy who finds himself adrift on a boat with a tiger in the Pacific Ocean.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is also keeping audiences happy in second place and has pulled in more that $38 million in four weeks.

Martin Freeman as the Hobbit Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Click for more photos

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Martin Freeman as the Hobbit Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Judd Apatow’s latest comedy This Is 40 debuted in third position, raking in $1.877 million ahead of Les Miserables in fourth place and Wreck-It Ralph, which also holds steady in fifth position.

Gangster Squad dropped from third to sixth place on the back of some unimpressive reviews, Jack Reacher fell one place to seventh and the family comedy Parental Guidance is unchanged at No.8.

Sir Anthony Hopkins’ impersonation of famed director Sir Alfred Hitchcock fell two places to ninth while animated spook-fest ParaNorman rounds out the Top Ten.

AAP