‘Winchester’ Looking to Scare Up a First-Place Debut

There’s one big new release hitting theaters this weekend, and it will be interesting to see if it can pull in an audience. Here’s our prediction:


Winchester is a new horror film about a seemingly haunted house in San Jose, California. The catch is it belongs to Sarah Winchester, the widow of gun manufacturer Sam Winchester. Helen Mirren stars as Sarah, and could conceivably bring in an adult audience that doesn’t usually hit horror films. On the flip side, teens will likely skip out on this one because of its lack of big names (unless the get confused and think this is a Supernatural spinoff), along with the Super Bowl taking place. Look for a first place debut for Winchester with a soft $11.5 million.

As for the rest of the top five, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle will be in second place with $11 million, and could easily nab the top spot from Winchester. The Maze Runner: The Death Cure will be in third place with $10.5 million. The Greatest Showman will be in fourth place with $7 million, while Hostiles will close things out in fifth place with $6 million.

So, to recap, here are our predictions:

1) Winchester – $11.5 million
2) Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – $11 million
3) The Maze Runner: The Death Cure – $10.5 million
4) The Greatest Showman – $7 million
5) Hostiles – $6 million

Be sure to check back on Sunday to see how the weekend turns out!

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