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Hocus Pocus (1993)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $39,360,491Details
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Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,001-2,100) 2,040 $39,360,491
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,901-3,000) 2,940 $39,360,491
All Time Domestic Box Office for Comedy Movies (Rank 401-500) 408 $39,360,491
All Time Worldwide Box Office for Comedy Movies (Rank 501-600) 543 $39,360,491

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


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
Comparisons: vs. The Witches
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Keywords: Secret Magic, New Guy/Girl in School, Curses, Animal Lead, Talking Animals, Prologue, Halloween, Bullies, Zombies
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Fantasy
Production Countries: United States

Cast

   Winifred Sanderson
   Sarah Sanderson
   Mary Sanderson
Omri Katz    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

Director   
Composer    James Horner
Composer    John Debney
Set Decorator    Rosemary Brandenberg

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

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

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
1993/07/16 5 $13,200,379   1,430 $9,231   $13,200,379 1
1993/07/23 8 $8,754,372 -34% 1,472 $5,947   $21,954,751 2

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
11/4/2012992,282n/c1,856,409$657,048$13,882,946544
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
8/30/20152414,469 2,548,950$118,356$19,298,977691
9/6/2015264,727-67% 2,553,677$23,588$19,322,564692
9/13/20151916,806+256% 2,570,483$83,862$19,406,426693
9/20/2015827,711+65% 2,598,194$138,278$19,544,704694
9/27/2015533,500+21% 2,631,694$167,165$19,711,869695
10/4/20151130,067-10% 2,661,761$150,034$19,861,904696
10/11/2015741,524+38% 2,703,285$207,205$20,069,108697
10/18/2015745,513+10% 2,748,798$227,110$20,296,218698
10/25/2015348,440+6% 2,797,238$309,047$20,605,265699
11/1/2015658,488+21% 2,855,726$312,326$20,917,591700
11/8/20152010,917-81% 2,866,643$91,157$21,008,748701
9/4/20161117,435 2,991,309$139,131$21,974,111744
9/11/2016730,456+75% 3,021,765$243,343$22,217,455745
9/18/2016827,641-9% 3,049,406$207,308$22,424,762746
9/25/2016730,748+11% 3,080,154$125,452$22,550,214747
10/2/2016831,646+3% 3,111,800$154,116$22,704,330748
10/9/2016369,140+118% 3,180,940$284,857$22,989,187749
10/16/2016645,797-34% 3,226,737$228,527$23,217,714750
10/23/2016658,580+28% 3,285,317$287,042$23,504,756751
10/30/20162101,534+73% 3,386,851$426,443$23,931,199752
11/6/20161321,984-78% 3,408,835$175,652$24,106,851753
9/3/20172110,218 3,476,985$78,474$24,631,390796
9/10/20171712,668+24% 3,489,653$63,213$24,694,604797
9/17/2017539,391+211% 3,529,044$213,499$24,908,103798
9/24/2017428,474-28% 3,557,518$142,085$25,050,188799

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
10/4/2015186,051 100,766$66,744$1,260,295696
10/18/2015187,793 114,000$77,853$1,398,814698
11/1/20151712,451 133,136$160,873$1,632,157700
9/25/2016167,043 152,428$70,360$1,861,184747
10/2/20161510,120+44% 162,548$101,095$1,962,279748
10/9/20161313,860+37% 176,408$145,528$2,107,807749
10/16/20161313,379-3% 189,787$148,769$2,256,576750
10/23/20161014,709+10% 204,496$161,795$2,418,371751
10/30/20161020,496+39% 224,992$216,845$2,635,216752
9/17/20171211,342 249,870$226,725$3,056,618798
9/24/2017912,012+6% 261,882$153,747$3,210,365799
10/1/2017915,746+31% 277,628$157,464$3,367,829800

Our DVD and Blu-ray sales estimates are based on weekly retail surveys, which we use to build a weekly market share estimate for each title we are tracking. The market share is converted into a weekly sales estimate based on industry reports on the overall size of the market, including reports published in Home Media Magazine.

For example, if our weekly retail survey estimates that a particular title sold 1% of all units that week, and the industry reports sales of 1,500,000 units in total, we will estimate 15,000 units were sold of that title. The consumer spending estimate is based on the average sales price for the title in the retailers we survey.

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