October 4, 2022
The Walt Disney Co. on Oct. 4 announced that the movie sequel Hocus Pocus 2 is the most-watched Disney+ original movie after 72 hours of release since the platform launched in November 2019.
Hocus Pocus 2 follows up on the 1993 original with the same cast of mischievous witches, including Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy.
The original movie generated $45 million at the global box office, including $44.3 million across North American screens.
The sequel was directed by Anne Fletcher, written by Jen D’Angelo and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. New cast members include Sam Richardson, Whitney Peak, Belissa Escobedo, Tony Hale and Hannah Waddingham.