NEW YORK — When it comes to movie tickets, Hobbits sell.

Peter Jackson’s final installment of his J.R.R. Tolkien adventures, “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” debuted domestically with $56.2 million over the weekend and $90.6 million since opening Wednesday, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Aided by popularity on Imax screens, “Five Armies” dominated the pre-Christmas period with a five-day haul similar to the franchise’s previous entry, “The Desolation of Smaug,” although its actual debut weekend was notably less than both prior “Hobbit” movies.

Another final installment in a trilogy, “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,” opened in a distant second place. The Fox comedy, which features Robin Williams’ final performance. The franchise’s previous debut was $54.2 million for 2009’s “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.”

Sony Pictures’ remake of “Annie,” starring Quvenzhane Wallis as the titular orphan, opened with $16.3 million.

Last week’s top film, Ridley Scott’s Moses epic, “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” tumbled to fourth place with $8.1 million in its second week.

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Rentrak: 1. “The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies,” $56.2 million; 2. “Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb,” $17.3 million; 3. “Annie,” $16.3 million; 4. “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” $8.1 million; 5. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1,” $7.8 million; 6. “Wild,” $4.2 million; 7. “Top Five,” $3.6 million; 8. “Big Hero 6,” $3.6 million; 9. “Penguins of Madagascar,” $3.5 million; 10. “P.K.,” $3.5 million.