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Hocus Pocus 2 sets new streaming movie record with a whopping 2.7 BILLION viewing minutes
With the Halloween holiday approaching, many fans will likely be watching or re-watching the hit sequel Hocus Pocus 2, which just set a new streaming record.The long-awaited sequel - which debuted on Disney Plus on September 30 - amassed a whopping 2.7 billion viewing minutes in the week spanning September 27 through October 2, via Deadline.That mark set a new movie streaming record for most viewing minutes, besting the 2.2 billion minutes that fans watched Disney's Encanto from December 27, 2021 through January 2, 2022. Record: With the Halloween holiday approaching, many fans will likely be watching or re-watching the hit sequel Hocus Pocus 2, which just set a new streaming record Streaming: The long-awaited sequel - which debuted on Disney Plus on September 30 - amassed a whopping 2.7 billion viewing minutes in the week spanning September 27 through October 2, via Deadline Netflix's critically-acclaimed miniseries Dahmer still took the top spot for that week, though, amassing 4.4 billion viewing minutes over that week.Hocus Pocus 2's numbers are even more impressive since it debuted on Friday and had no viewership for the first four days of Nielsen's viewing period, with only its first three days amassing 2.2 billion views.
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Hocus Pocus 2 viewer warns parents Disney movie could 'bewitch' kids through screen
Disney+’s long-awaited Hocus Pocus sequel claiming that nothing good can come from exposing kids to fictional witches.The Texas based mother has warned that the highly anticipated Halloween flick could “unleash hell” on your children through the television screen.Mum-of-three Jamie Gooch, who says she hasn't celebrated Halloween in around four or five years, urged parents not to watch the new fantasy comedy in a since-deleted Facebook post, asking them to 'beware'.READ MORE: Phil Collins and Genesis sell rights to their music catalogue for over £270mSpeaking about the 1993 remake of family-friendly hit Hocus Pocus 2, Gooch told news station KWTX. “The whole movie is based on witches harvesting children for blood sacrifices.”The original Hocus Pocus follows the Sanderson sisters, Winifred, Sarah and Mary, who are accidentally revived in modern-day Salem, Massachusetts — home of the infamous witch trials — and begin killing children to consume their souls in order to stay young forever.In the sequel, the trio, reprised again by original cast Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker, sought to cast a spell that would make them all-powerful, so they could have their revenge on the historical city.“Do not watch this film,” Gooch advised.
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Who is in cast of Disney+'s Hocus Pocus 2 and how does it connect to original?
Hollywood loves a good legacy sequel, and we are truly in the age of bringing back any and all properties with an ounce of nostalgic value.Tron: Legacy, Creed, Halloween (2018), Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Blade Runner: 2049, Doctor Sleep, The Matrix Resurrections, Mary Poppins Returns, Bill & Ted: Face the Music, and just this year, Top Gun: Maverick.They aren’t going away anytime soon and now Hocus Pocus 2 has joined the crowd to entice original fans and a new generation of audiences to welcome back the Sanderson Sisters.It dropped exclusively on Disney+ today (September 30) and takes place almost 30 years after the first film hit the big screen.Here is everything you need to know about the sequel, its cast, and how it connects to the original.To the delight of fans, Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy are all returning as Winifred, Sarah, and Mary Sanderson.The Sanderson Sisters were the heart and driving force of the plot for the original film, so it is no surprise to see them back in action.The rest of the orbiting cast is entirely different to the first film though, as there are three decades of separation between instalments.Whitney Peak, Lilia Buckingham and Belissa Escobedo will co-star as Becca, Cassie, and Izzy.They are a trio of high school students that bring the Sanderson Sisters back to action once more.Hannah Waddingham, Tony Hale, Sam Richardson, Juju Brener, Froyan Gutierrez, Taylor Paige Henderson and Nina Kitchen complete the main cast.In one disappointing bit of news for fans, Thora Birch isn't reprising the role of Dani Dennison from the original due to scheduling conflicts.Speaking to ComicBook.com in May, Thora said: "Everybody tried so hard to make that happen and it just
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‘Hocus Pocus 2’ Reviews: Critics Love the Sanderson Sister Reunion, But Not So Much the Story
“Hocus Pocus 2.” And among critics, the sequel is faring better than its predecessor originally did — but only just.For the most part, reviews seem to be split between enjoying the nostalgia of “Hocus Pocus 2,” and wanting it to build more upon the original. Where The Hollywood Reporter’s Lovia Gyarkye argues that the sequel “honors its history without knowing quite how to move beyond it,” and IndieWire’s Jude Dry says it “hews closely to the original, perhaps a little too much,” others disagree.The AV Club’s Phil Pirrello wrote that “Using ‘Hocus Pocus’ more like a modular foundation than sacrosanct canon, director Anne Fletcher (Netflix’s “Dumplin’”) and screenwriter Jen D’Angelo find an inventive way of expanding upon the OG movie by reaching into the main characters’ past and softening the trio of witches’ more sinister edges as they once again wreak their unique, PG-brand of havoc on the town of Salem.”IGN’s Amelia Emberwing noted that it’s odd the movie doesn’t film in Salem, but nonetheless, “It’s wonderfully nostalgic that ‘Hocus Pocus 2’ feels like the Disney Channel Original Movies of yore.”Really, critics are just happy to see Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker back together again as the beloved witchy trio.
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Thora Birch Reveals Reason 'Hocus Pocus 2' Return Didn't Work Out and If She'll Still Watch (Exclusive)
she was “dismayed” she couldn’t reprise her role as Dani Dennison in, Thora Birch spoke with ET on the red carpet at the Power of Women event, where she explained that there were attempts made to have her return for the sequel and shared whether she’s planning to watch.Nearly 30 years after was released, the new film reunites Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy as the Sanderson sisters, a trio of witches who are resurrected. In the original, Birch was one of the kids caught up in all the chaos and mayhem that followed their return to Salem, Massachusetts. Although Birch wasn’t included in the sequel, she says “there were three options we had for how to bring Dani back, all of which I was excited by.” However, “by the time they got around to filming, I was already on something else,” she continues, explaining that she was working on another project. As she explained earlier in the year, while on the set of her new Lifetime movie, , “I was working on something else when they were filming,” she said at the time, offering that “otherwise I was definitely going to be there on set with the girls.” That said, there seems to be no ill will, with Birch revealing that she plans to stream the new film.
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‘Hocus Pocus 2’ Review: Bette Midler and Sisters Conjure More of the Same in Decades-Later Disney+ Sequel
Peter Debruge Chief Film Critic What strange sorcery is this that “Hocus Pocus” — a so-so comedy turned campy cult favorite starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy as absolutely fabulous Salem witch sisters — should be getting a sequel nearly three decades after its 1993 release? At the time, Variety speculated that, were it not for the film’s three stars, “‘Hocus Pocus’ wouldn’t seem out of place on the Disney Channel, and perhaps belongs there.” (Its director, Kenny Ortega, would go on to helm the “High School Musical” franchise for the cabler.) In a sense, that’s what’s happened with this follow-up, aimed to breathe some life into the graveyard that is Disney+. The sequel’s existence owes less to popular demand (the original earned a respectable $39.3 million stateside and went on to become a Halloween season staple) than the realization that the film had tapped into preteens’ fascination with witchcraft before Harry Potter came along. It can be no coincidence that the new feature lifts so much of its look and feel from that franchise — with eye of newt, a dead man’s head and some aspects of “The Craft” tossed in for good measure. In “Hocus Pocus 2,” the three teens called upon to save Salem from the Sanderson sisters’ return are themselves budding witches, which means the movie is less about scaring kids away from magic than indulging their post-Potter junior wizarding fantasies.
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Sarah Jessica Parker pulls out of event after 'devastating' family news
Sarah Jessica Parker was forced to make a quick exit from an event on Wednesday after she received news of a family emergency.RELATED: Sarah Jessica Parker and Bette Midler return in Hocus Pocus 2 trailer - and it looks brilliantThe Hocus Pocus 2 star was being honored at New York City Ballet's 10th Annual Fall Fashion Gala but reportedly left the event at the David H. Koch Theater at the Lincoln Center moments after she arrived. According to Page Six, guests at the venue were told that the actress sadly had to leave because of a "sudden devastating family situation", although no other details were given.WATCH: Sarah Jessica Parker shares glimpse inside family homeSarah Jessica's sudden departure came just one day after she was supported by her twin daughters and her husband Matthew Broderick at the premiere of her new movie Hocus Pocus 2.The Sex and the City star posed up a storm alongside her children, Marion and Tabitha, 13, during the rare family outing, which didn't include her son James Wilkie, 19, who is studying at Brown University.SEE: Sarah Jessica Parker looks stylish in black swimsuit during family trip to the beachMORE: Sarah Jessica Parker shares rare photo of son James' face in bittersweet tributeThe trio happily smiled for photographers outside the venue, with the actress' offspring proving they share their mother's penchant for fashion.Sarah Jessica looked chic in a floral shimmering tunic which she teamed with purple pleated pants and pink satin heels.
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