There was a shakeup at the top of the box office charts as holdovers continued to dominate.

Rising to the #1 position this week is Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle with $36 million. The adventure film had been trailing Star Wars: The Last Jedi for most of its run, but started to top the sequel when the calendar flipped to 2018. It has benefitted from positive word-of-mouth, which helped its commercial appeal and hang tough with Episode VIII. Because Jumanji is so well-liked, it became a go-to option for general audiences (instead of seeing Star Wars again), and Sony is reaping the fruits of their investment. So far, the film has ...

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