‘Hocus Pocus’ Casts A Spell On Weekend Box Office

The world-famous witches from Salem have done it once again. Disney’s re-issue of the Halloween classic Hocus Pocus was released to 2,570 theaters and weekend estimates have the film hovering between the $1.6M-$1,8M mark, according to a report on Deadline. That amount of box office earnings is enough to grab a hold of the number two spot this weekend behind Tenet.

In addition, the film is said to have earned arguably the most amount of income for a catalog title during the pandemic, even beating out Disney’s reissue of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back which grossed just over $900K at theaters.

Directed by Kenny Ortega, the Hocus Pocus starred the incomparable Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy. Set in Salem, Massachusetts, the story follows a teenager who moves to the area and accidentals frees a coven of evil witches.

Stay tuned to Horror News Network for more news on Hocus Pocus.

Rob Caprilozzi
Rob Caprilozzi
Rob Caprilozzi created Comic Monsters in 2004 and eventually expanded the site in 2009 to Horror News Network. Born out his love for all aspects of horror, Rob still remains hardcore comic fan. You can keep up with him on Twitter @RobCaprilozzi.

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