December 22, 2014 11:13 AM EST

This weekend, The Hobbit, Battle of the Five Armies won the arguably more important battle for the box office, bringing in $56.2 million.

However, it did not do as well in its opening weekend as the previous two Hobbit movies. The first and second films in the trilogy made $84.6 million and $73.6 million respectively in their opening weekends.

Night at the Museum 3 and Annie also opened this weekend, taking second and third place at the box office. The second Night at the Museum sequel raked in $17.3 million, while Annie made $16.3 million.

Into the Woods, Unbroken, and The Gambler will all be competing at the multiplex over the Christmas holiday. The films are expected to dislodge Exodus: Gods and Kings and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 from the box office top five next weekend.

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