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.
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