Hocus Pocus 2 Is Disney+’s #1 Domestic Film Debut to Date

The 1993 fantasy horror film mumbo-jumbothe Kenny Ortega recently made its sequel debut on Disney+, just in time for the upcoming Halloween season. The succession, Hocus pocus 2unleashes the witches in Salem, Massachusetts, starring original stars Bette Midler, Kathy Najimyand Sarah Jessica Parker Returning as the Sanderson sisters. And despite the fact that the original film received pretty mixed reviews, Hocus pocus 2 became the best domestic film debut on Disney+ yet based on hours streamed in the first three days of the film’s release, proving that the witches’ enchanting charm never faded.


The sequel’s premise is identical to the first, starring three high school students who must work together to stop the Sanderson sisters from wreaking havoc in modern-day Salem. The much-anticipated Anne FlechterThe directed film, which was released September 30, brings Winifred (Midler), Sarah (Parker) and Mary (Najimy) back to life doing what they do best: causing destruction. The history of Hocus pocus 2 revolves around three high school girls, Becca (Whitney Peak), Cassie (Lilia Buckingham) and Izzy (Belissa Escobedo) falsely summoning the long-dead sisters from the dead. It is now up to the youngsters to stop the insatiable, vengeful and hungry witches from wreaking havoc on Salem before dawn on All Hallows.

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Even if the first mumbo-jumbo The film didn’t do well at the box office, but surging sales and television screenings during the Halloween season made the film a cult classic. So of course Hocus pocus 2 was eagerly awaited by fans waiting to see if a sequel would match the magic of the original.

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Hocus pocus 2 didn’t look very much like the first. Instead, the author of the film, Jen D’Angelo, finds a way to give the film more meaning by preserving the legacy of the original film and telling it from the perspective of a new generation. Alongside Midler, Parker and Najimy Hocus pocus 2 also brings back Doug Jones as Billy Butcherson. Other cast members include Sam Richardson (werewolves inside), Froy Gutierrez (teenage wolf), Tony Hale (veep), and Hannah Waddingham (Teddy Lasso).

Hocus Pocus 2 is now also captivating Disney+.

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