“I put a spell on you, and now you’re mine!” – Winifred Sanderson
An old Halloween classic puts a spell on most of the competition in theaters. 1993’s Hocus Pocus raked in $1.8 Million at the box office, according to Deadline!
For a film that is 28 years old, this is a pretty impressive feat. The spooky favorite came in at No. 2 overall right behind Tenet. It’s the most money an previously released film has made to date in this new Coronavirus economy.
Hocus Pocus aired on 2,570 theaters, including drive-ins! Apparently, the drive-ins are largely responsible for the film’s big success this weekend. The film’s numbers are really something considering the film aired all weekend on Freeform!
Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy all star as three sister witches, whose goal is to suck the life out of children to remain young and beautiful. They meet an untimely demise in the 1600’s, but cast a spell to return if someone lights the black flame candle. In the 1990’s, one teen brings them back for one more night of sorcery. The film highlights the witches’ journey to stay alive while the teen, his girlfriend, younger sister, and a talking cat attempt to send them back to hell.
Would you see Hocus Pocus on the big screen again?