Audiences had their pick of genres during the Christmas weekend, but despite a host of fresh arrivals, splashy holiday fare like “Unbroken” and “Into the Woods” proved no match for “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.”

“The Interview,” meanwhile, wowed with $15 million from its over 2 million online rentals and purchases.

The final installment in Peter Jackson’s trilogy marched to the top spot once again with an estimated $41.4 million take across the weekend ($54.5 including Christmas day earnings), according to studio estimates Sunday.

Universal’s World War II epic “Unbroken” took second place with $31.7 million from the weekend, bringing its domestic total to $47.3 million from its first four days in theaters.

“We’re all thrilled,” Nikki Rocco, Universal’s president of domestic distribution said of the Angelina Jolie-directed drama. “It’s a testament to how great this movie is. I’m so happy that America found out about it.”

Added Rentrak’s senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian: “The story of Louis Zamperini really offered a nice alternative for moviegoers who weren’t looking for a fantasy world, a musical or a family film.”

Disney’s musical “Into the Woods,” boasting a star-packed cast and a PG rating, came in a close third with $31 million, and $46.1 million across the four-day period. It replaced “Mamma Mia” as the biggest opening for a screen adaptation of a Broadway musical ever.

“To be able to take (Stephen) Sondheim and (James) Lapine’s work and make it available to a mass audience? It’s a great holiday gift in and of itself,” Disney’s distribution Executive Vice President Dave Hollis said.

The rest of the top five was populated by holdovers “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” and “Annie” and which earned $20.6 million and $16.6 million, respectively, in their second weekend in theaters.

“Their opening numbers didn’t really set the world on fire, but, as we thought, they would play well over the Christmas holiday,” Dergarabedian said.

Sony’s “The Interview” earned $15 million from online rentals and purchases through Saturday. The movie took in $2.8 million from 331 theaters since its opening on Thursday, and $1.8 million of that came from the weekend.

“I’m so grateful that the movie found its way into theaters, and I’m thrilled that people actually went out and saw it,” said writer, director and star Seth Rogen in a statement.