“Hocus Pocus 2” is the long-awaited sequel to the box office bomb “Hocus Pocus,” which was released in 1993. Its premiere on Disney+ comes just in time for the month of October, which is revered as the “spooky season.”
Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker all reprise their roles from the original production as the Sanderson Sisters.
The Sanderson Sisters are three witches who were expelled from Salem but continue to return on a regular basis (or at least every time a virgin accidentally lights a black flame candle) to cause mayhem until morning.
Roger Ebert awarded the original film a rating of one star and two thumbs down, so it’s safe to say it wasn’t very good.
On the other hand, the sequel is outstanding, and it serves as a reminder of why Disney has become the most successful company in the entertainment industry.
Why is Hocus Pocus 2 not in Theaters?
Reports indicate that Friday, September 30, 2022, Hocus Pocus 2 will be available for streaming in its entirety exclusively on Disney+.
Hocus Pocus was released in theaters on July 16, 1993, and it made a total of $45.3 million at box offices around the world, which was significantly more than its production budget of $28 million.
Fans, on the other hand, may never find out if Hocus Pocus 2 is capable of breaking this record because there are no plans to release the sequel in theaters at this time.