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Hocus Pocus (1993)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $39,360,491Details
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Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Upright
30% - Rotten
70% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$28,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 16th, 1993 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Video Release: June 4th, 2002 by Walt Disney Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for some scary sequences, and for language.
Running Time: 96 minutes
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Keywords: Zombies, Bullies, Halloween, Prologue, Talking Animals, Animal Lead, Curses, New Guy/Girl in School, Secret Magic
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Countries: United States


   Winifred Sanderson
   Sarah Sanderson
   Mary Sanderson
   Max Dennison
Thora Birch    Dani Dennison
Vinessa Shaw    Allison
Charles Rocket    Dave Dennison
Stephanie Faracy    Jenny Dennison
Doug Jones    Billy Butcherson
Garry Marshall    Master
Penny Marshall    Master's Wife
Kathleen Freeman    Miss Olin
Sean Murray    Thackery Binx
Jodie Rivera    Emily Binx
Jason Marsden    Thackery Cat

Production and Technical Credits

Composer    James Horner
Composer    John Debney
Set Decorator    Rosemary Brandenberg

Blu-ray Sales: Indiana Jones Raids Blu-ray Sales Chart

October 2nd, 2012

There was a wide variety of new releases to reach the top ten on the Blu-ray Sales Chart this week. Indiana Jones Blu-ray Box Set opened in first place with 239,000 units / $15.55 million, which is excellent for a box set. More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for September 25th, 2012

September 25th, 2012

It's the unofficial beginning of the Christmas Shopping Season. Starting the rush this year is The Avengers, which broke records at the box office and will likely do the same on the home market. It is clearly a contender for Pick of the Week, but I'm not sure if the Blu-ray Combo Pack or the 3D Combo Pack is the better deal. The only other contender for Pick of the Week is Bond: 50 on Buy from Amazon. However, it's a double-dip... or triple-dip. I've lost count. In the end, I'm going with The Avengers on 3D Combo Pack. It's only $5 more, so it is worth future-proofing. More...

Featured Blu-ray Review: Hocus Pocus

September 22nd, 2012

Hocus Pocus is a horror film aimed at kids, which means its mostly comedy with some horror elements. This is one of those movies I think I watched a couple times while babysitting, but my recollection of the film is very vague. It did come out nearly 20 years ago, which is plenty of time for a movie to fade from my memory. However, there's also a chance it is just a very forgettable film. So which is it? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for September 4th, 2012

September 3rd, 2012

This week is again loaded with TV on DVD releases, including several in the top best sellers according to The best TV on DVD release in terms of comedy is 2 Broke Girls: Season One on DVD or Blu-ray, while Person of Interest: Season One on DVD or Blu-ray is the best TV on DVD release as far as the dramas are concerned. Both are contenders for Pick of the Week, but neither quite gets there. The Five-Year Engagement on Blu-ray Combo Pack comes a little close, but in the end I went with Headhunters on DVD or Blu-ray. Just keep an eye on the price of the Blu-ray. More...

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Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
1993/07/16 4 $8,125,471   1,430 $5,682   $8,125,471 3
1993/07/23 8 $5,529,888 -32% 1,472 $3,757   $18,730,267 10
1993/07/30 11 $3,467,881 -37% 1,413 $2,454   $25,422,632 17

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/26/20082020,014 56,135$149,905$458,010334
11/2/20082219,132-4% 75,267$143,299$601,309335
10/18/20092739,602 134,883$237,216$994,471385
10/25/20092336,782-7% 171,665$220,324$1,214,795386
11/1/20091853,319+45% 224,984$359,370$1,574,165387
10/10/20103021,102 254,508$161,008$1,818,128436
10/17/20102042,421+101% 296,929$296,523$2,114,651437
10/31/20101547,660 364,018$333,143$2,583,603439
10/2/20112018,029 409,568$181,372$3,033,677487
10/9/20111727,063+50% 436,631$224,082$3,257,758488
10/16/20111534,829+29% 471,460$203,750$3,461,508489
10/23/20111245,455+31% 516,915$281,821$3,743,329490
10/30/20111068,558+51% 585,473$401,064$4,144,393491
11/6/20113011,426-83% 596,899$77,011$4,221,404492
9/23/20121854,540 1,416,633$499,586$10,700,255538
10/7/2012844,809 1,469,417$354,439$11,126,310540
10/14/2012692,227+106% 1,561,644$644,667$11,770,977541
10/21/20126109,935+19% 1,671,579$772,843$12,543,820542
10/28/2012992,548-16% 1,764,127$682,079$13,225,898543
11/11/20122935,383-62% 1,891,792$265,372$14,148,319545
9/29/20131914,471 1,996,721$100,718$15,021,294591
10/6/20131320,292+40% 2,017,013$141,232$15,162,526592
10/13/20131239,783+96% 2,056,796$276,890$15,439,416593
10/20/20131437,051-7% 2,093,847$257,875$15,697,291594
10/27/20131141,783+13% 2,135,630$290,810$15,988,100595
11/3/20131920,725-50% 2,156,355$148,598$16,136,698596
9/14/2014289,812 2,219,360$93,705$16,740,919641
9/28/20141320,603 2,248,107$180,688$16,994,741643
10/5/20141223,539+14% 2,271,646$166,185$17,160,926644
10/12/20141431,021+32% 2,302,667$229,866$17,390,791645
10/19/2014642,804+38% 2,345,471$298,772$17,689,563646
10/26/20141436,160-16% 2,381,631$252,397$17,941,960647
11/2/2014766,689+84% 2,448,320$465,489$18,407,449648
8/30/20152514,489 2,548,998$118,520$19,299,362691
9/6/2015264,727-67% 2,553,725$23,588$19,322,950692
9/13/20151916,806+256% 2,570,531$83,862$19,406,812693
9/20/2015827,711+65% 2,598,242$138,278$19,545,090694
9/27/2015533,500+21% 2,631,742$167,165$19,712,255695

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
10/6/2013202,942 22,435$38,419$342,578592
10/19/2014185,064 64,689$52,062$882,036646

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