It’s all just a bunch of Hocus Pocus.
After being officially announced in 2019, Hocus Pocus 2 finally hit Disney+ on Friday, and fans were quick to devour the long-gestating sequel. And, unsurprisingly, the follow-up to Hocus Pocus proved to be a smash. Disney announced on Tuesday morning that Hocus Pocus 2 has earned the #1 film premiere on Disney+ within the United States to date. This was calculated based on the hours watched domestically within the film’s first 3 days of release.
The film’s success shouldn’t be too surprising, of course. Back in June, it was revealed that the trailer views for Hocus Pocus 2 managed to surpass those of another Disney+ favorite — The Mandalorian. Within 24 hours of release, the Hocus Pocus 2 trailer had amassed an impressive 43.6 million views. A sequel to the 1993 classic, Hocus Pocus, was rumored to be in development for some time but hit plenty of speed bumps along the way. After finally securing a green light in 2019, Disney set the return of the Sanderson sisters in a film that would be exclusive to Disney+ — a move that is (so far) proving to be a smart one.
While the original film wasn’t a critical success when first released, earning 39% on Rotten Tomatoes, it has since gone on to become a Halloween classic. And now, it would seem Hocus Pocus 2 is on track to do the same.
Check out our review of Hocus Pocus 2 by heading here!