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Winchester Scares Up $615,000 In Thursday Previews

Helen Mirren won't be able to defeat Dwayne Johnson at the box office this weekend. According to Box Office Mojo, Mirren's horror flick Winchester isn't expected to top Johnson's continual hit Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which should make a return to number one after losing the spot to Maze Runner: The Death Cure last weekend.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which also stars Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Jack Black, and Nick Jonas, has been a box office hit throughout the holiday season. The movie has already made $340.7 million at the domestic box office and an additional $484 million worldwide, good for the 65th highest grossing film of all time. The movie is expected to bring in another $12.1 million this weekend.

Jumanji will be in close competition with Maze Runner: The Death Cure, which provides the capper for the teen action trilogy. Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, and Ki Hong Lee star in the movie, which is expected to bring in an additional $11 million, narrowly falling into second place. Te movie was delayed from its initial planned release date after O'Brien suffered an injury on set; although it hasn't been able to reach the heights of the past films in the franchise, it is still holding solid at $125.8 million worldwide.

Winchester is likely to take third place with $8.4 million after being trashed by critics. (The movie currently sits at a 13 percent on Rotten Tomatoes.) Mirren stars in the film as Sarah Winchester, a real-life heiress who begins to believe she's cursed after her husband and child meet sudden and unexpected deaths. Although Sarah is first visited by a doctor (Jason Clarke) who thinks she's crazy, he soon comes to believe she could be telling the truth.

Sarah's home, the WInchester mansion, is now known as the Winchester Mystery House. The creepy abode is one of the most popular haunted houses in the country, but even its notoriety will likely not be enough to push the film to an impressive box office after the negative reviews. The movie, which brought in $615,000 in Thursday previews, is the only new wide release over Super Bowl weekend, which is expected to be one of the softest weekend of the year at the box office.