Let’s Break Out The Booze And A Ball: Time To Celebrate The Historical Success That Is Hocus Pocus 2


Time To Celebrate The Historical Success That Is Hocus Pocus 2

Mister D: I had the pleasure of having an old-time BetteHead get on to me about not getting excited enough to celebrate the extraordinary success of Miss M’s triumphant return to the sequel, mega-cult success, Hocus Pocus 2. I get an influx of feeds from all over the country, and I saw titles one after the other about the streaming success of Hocus Pocus 2 on Disney. Every country around the world placed it as Number One, except for a small few. I guess they don’t want hell unleashed upon their children. So here I am posting positions from different movie sites. Of course, Disney is the big winner

Walt Disney is reporting that Hocus Pocus 2 has scored the biggest opening weekend ever for a Disney+ feature film. They have confirmed that this means any movie on Disney+, both streaming originals like Chip & Dale: Rescue Rangers and theatrical-first biggies like Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. There are, shocker, no hard numbers to go with that boast. I’m assuming this means it captured either more viewers in the first Fri-Sun frame than Turning Red (1.7 billion minutes, so says Nielsen) or maybe even (ha ha?) the 2.2 billion minutes viewed in the first whole week for Encanto. We’ll know more when the Nielsen ratings drop in a few weeks, but social media chatter and obviously pre-sold interest makes this specific boast easier to believe.

Walt Disney is reporting that Hocus Pocus 2 has scored the biggest opening weekend ever for a Disney+ feature film. They have confirmed that this means any movie on Disney+, both streaming originals like Chip & Dale: Rescue Rangers and theatrical-first biggies like Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. There are, shocker, no hard numbers to go with that boast. I’m assuming this means it captured either more viewers in the first Fri-Sun frame than Turning Red (1.7 billion minutes, so says Nielsen) or maybe even (ha ha?) the 2.2 billion minutes viewed in the first whole week for Encanto. We’ll know more when the Nielsen ratings drop in a few weeks, but social media chatter and obviously pre-sold interest makes this specific boast easier to believe.

Well, in my opinion, it did better than I thought it ever would. I don’t understand how anyone could even imagine it not doing boffo big business, but the one thing I didn’t think about were other countries. I guess I can be a typical American after all. I’m very caught up in their politics, not Bette Midler movies. It never dawned on me that other countries had cults of Hocus Pocus fans. Maybe I’ll change that to covens of fans. Also, with such a massive amount of people watching Hocus Pocus 2 and Hocus Pocus… can’t we call it a full-blown mainstream movie with a certain percentage of die-hard fans. The answer is NO! Being a cult movie is far too cool, and who is cooler than The Sanderson Sisters?:


Reelgood: Disney’s ‘Hocus Pocus 2’ Top-Streamed Content for Week Ended Oct. 5


Halloween-inspired movie sequel Hocus Pocus 2 on Disney+ topped all streamed content for the week ended Oct. 5, according to new data from Reelgood, which tracks first-party intel from how its 5 million users in the U.S. interact with movies and TV shows on the platform in real-time.

The movie, co-starring Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker as Salem witches transported to the modern day, is the most-streamed original movie on any platform in 2022, according to industry sources.

The achievement is significant considering Netflix’s limited series about the late serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer (“Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story”) is now No. 9 on the streamer’s all-time most-viewed programs after just 12 days of release.

The movie also bested a strong slate of competitors, including “Star Wars: Andor,” action-adventure Lou, starring Oscar winner Allison Janney, and Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde, starring Ana de Armas as the misunderstood big-screen siren.


  1. Hocus Pocus 2 (Disney+)
  2. “Dahmer — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” (Netflix)
  3. “Star Wars: Andor” (Disney+)
  4. Lou (Netflix)
  5. Blonde (Netflix)
  6. “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” (Prime Video)
  7. “House of the Dragon” (HBO Max)
  8. X (Showtime)
  9. “Interview With the Vampire” (Prime Video and AMC+)
  10. The Greatest Beer Run Ever (Apple TV+)

Disney+’s ‘Hocus Pocus 2’ Tops Weekly Whip U.S. Streaming Movies Chart


Hocus Pocus 2’ Year’s Most Watched Streaming Original Film in Its First Three Days – October 7, 2022

Disney+’s Hocus Pocus 2 topped the Whip Media chart of streaming movies among U.S. consumers Sept. 30-Oct. 2, with its predecessor Hocus Pocus, also streaming on Disney+, landing at No. 2.

The sequel to the 1993 classic finds the three witches, played by Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy, and Sarah Jessica Parker, brought back to modern-day Salem by two young women who must stop them from wreaking havoc.

The No. 3 spot on the chart was Netflix’s Blonde, which began streaming on Sept. 28. The movie is a fictionalized take on the life of Marilyn Monroe and stars Ana de Armas.


  • Hocus Pocus 2 — Disney+
  • Hocus Pocus — Disney+
  • Blonde — Netflix
  • Thor: Love and Thunder — Disney+
  • Do Revenge — Netflix
  • Lou — Netflix
  • The Munsters — Netflix
  • DC League of Super-Pets — HBO Max
  • Morbius — Netflix
  • Elvis — HBO Max

Disney+‘Hocus Pocus 2’ Tops Weekly Whip U.S. Streaming Movies Chart


Top Streaming Movies Among U.S. Consumers Sept. 30-Oct. 2:

TV Time, a Whip Media company, is a free TV and movie viewership tracking app with 21 million global users. The streaming originals chart rankings are determined by streaming original TV series with the greatest share of views in the given week among a balanced panel of U.S. users of the TV Time app. The movie rankings are determined by streaming movies with the greatest share of views in the given week among a balanced panel of U.S. users of the TV Time app.

Falling from No. 2 to No. 4 on the chart was Disney/Marvel’s Thor: Love and Thunder, which began streaming on Disney+ on Sept. 8. The superhero film finds the God of Thunder (Chris Hemsworth) on a journey, unlike anything he’s ever faced — one of self-discovery. But his efforts are interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), who seeks the extinction of the gods.

Dropping from the top spot to No. 5 on the chart was Netflix’s Do Revenge. An updated twist on the classic Alfred Hitchcock thriller Strangers on a Train, the movie follows two high school girls who make a pact to exact revenge on each other’s rival. It began streaming on Sept. 16.


  • Hocus Pocus 2 — Disney+
  • Hocus Pocus — Disney+ [Note from self: not a surprise–as soon as you finish watching HocusPocus2, Disney has it set up so that you can immediately start streaming Hocus Pocus]
  • Blonde — Netflix
  • 4. Thor: Love and Thunder — Disney+
  • 5. Do Revenge — Netflix
  • 6. Lou — Netflix
  • 7. The Munsters — Netflix
  • 8. DC League of Super-Pets — HBO Max
  • 9. Morbius — Netflix
  • 10. Elvis — HBO Max

Hocus Pocus 2’ Year’s Most Watched Streaming Original Film in Its First Three Days


The family-friendly sequel Hocus Pocus 2, which Disney+ announced was its biggest streaming movie premiere to date, also came out on top when compared with the most-watched streaming original films in the United States in 2022, according to Whip Media data.

It beat out The Adam Project, The Gray Man, Prey, Luck, and Moonshot three days post-release among U.S. viewers.

According to Whip Media data, Hocus Pocus 2 came out on top when compared to the most watched original films across platforms released in 2022, beating the Adam Project, the Gray Man, Prey, Luck, and Moonshot at three days post-release


  1. Hocus Pocus 2 (Disney)
  2. The Adam Project (Netflix)
  3. The Gray Man (Netflix)
  4. Prey (Hulu)
  5. Do Revenge (Netflix)
  6. Day Shift (Netflix)
  7. Purple Hearts (Netflix)
  8. Persuasion (Netflix)
  9. Luck (Apple TV+)
  10. Moonshot (HBO Max)

WHICH LEADS ME TO WONDER WHY THEY DIDN”T RELEASE IT IN THE THEATERS?

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4 thoughts on “Let’s Break Out The Booze And A Ball: Time To Celebrate The Historical Success That Is Hocus Pocus 2

  1. There is no denying Miss M is hitting some major milestones in recent years, this number 1 in all spots being the crown in the jewel of her achievement of late. I mean a number one movie, us fans have not seen that praise since 1996! But when you look at the recent achievements: Divine Intervention Tour/It’s the Girls (sold out/stunning reviews); Hello, Dolly (Tony/stunning reviews), Kennedy Center Honor; and now a Number 1 box office hit of her beloved character. I still hold hope for that small role that will lead to the Oscar and EGOT status, but to be honest, she is on fire and showing that even in her 70s is still a legend knocking it out of the park. It is a good time to be a Bette Fan!! I mean we even had her in a Netflix TV show that she was front and center in with the Politician where she got again rave reviews. And in my opinion, the monologue for Coastal Elites was riveting. I hope it continues and she and her fans deserve this success. THANK YOU DON FOR ALL YOU DO!!

    1. Thanks Jill, I wanted to talk about what you just said because it’s all true. The great thing also is that all these things are hitting all around the same time as she’s im her 70’s. Usually you
      Get a few grandmother roled thrown at you or make one good.horror movie. Do they still have the ,golden globe? She’s a shoe in for that . I’m still waiting for that Oscar but we need to lobby hard for a lifetime achievement ome, too.

  2. Other countries have tons of hocus pocus fans, YES… You should ask your friends from other countries… Hello?

    Spoiled Americans…Humpf. You are hopeless, Rose…

    1. I know. I fell into that trap this time. I spent all last night looking for Hocus Pocus 2 and box office hits and I got so pissed off . I should be able to find the Top 10 streaming stuff where they check every major streaming channel and see which channel had the highest streaming movie on down and it is a mindfuck. Of course I’m going to see HP2 at the top of Disney but that tells me nothing. I want to see how it stacks up to other streaming channels movies. Better yet if they’re going to have streaming only movies competing with theater only movies for Oscars and such then find a fucking way to combine the two platforms together as a Top 10 so we can see how many streams equal to how many dollars a theater movie brings in and do it in a way that the Top 10 can be used on every entertainment site and it be the same. People complained I wasn’t excited enough. I posted the best stuff I could find but I couldn’t get excited when all I saw there were a million plus streamd Disney+ streams. Yes, that’s a lot, but hoe long has Disney+ been a contender for stresming? I thought I’d finf answers in articles. My friend Rom tried to help but I’m still frustrated. And then I find readers are mad at me cause I wasn’t excited enough…maybe I wasn’t but I was tryin to figure things out and I don’t like that supposedly I play a role in somebody’s happiness to depression. That’s too much weight for me to bear

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