“Jumanji: The Next Level
” has done pretty well for itself over the past month as it has faced off directly against “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
,” just kinda chugging along in very workmanlike fashion. Like some kind of blue collar flick holding its own against royalty. It’s no surprise that the Sony
film has done well despite the competition — its predecessor did the same thing two years ago against “The Last Jedi
This time around, the new “Jumanji
” flick got a head start by opening a week ahead of its “Star Wars
” competition. It certainly got off to a good start four weeks ago, having taken the box office crown from “Frozen 2
” for a week before “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
” stormed in to take it back for Disney.
Given the film’s success, it looks like this franchise will be with us for a while.