NEW YORK (AP) -- The finale of Peter Jackson's "Hobbit" trilogy, "The Battle of the Five Armies," marauded through the multiplexes during the weekend before Christmas, taking in $54.7 million. Since opening Wednesday, the Warner Bros. release has made $89.1 million, according to final box office figures Monday.
The film easily bested the week's other new releases. The Fox comedy "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb" opened with $17.1 million, while Sony's "Annie" remake debuted with $15.9 million.
Last week's top film, the biblical epic "Exodus: Gods and Kings," tumbled to fourth place with $8.1 million in its second week.
The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Rentrak:
1. "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," Warner Bros., $54,724,334, 3,875 locations, $14,122 average, $89,131,544, 1 week.
2. "Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb," 20th Century Fox, $17,100,520, 3,785 locations, $4,518 average, $17,100,520, 1 week.
Universal and Focus are owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp.; Sony, Columbia, Sony Screen Gems and Sony Pictures Classics are units of Sony Corp.; Paramount is owned by Viacom Inc.; Disney, Pixar and Marvel are owned by The Walt Disney Co.; Miramax is owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC; 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight are owned by 21st Century Fox; Warner Bros. and New Line are units of Time Warner Inc.; MGM is owned by a group of former creditors including Highland Capital, Anchorage Advisors and Carl Icahn; Lionsgate is owned by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.; IFC is owned by AMC Networks Inc.; Rogue is owned by Relativity Media LLC.