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Hocus Pocus General viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children. A PG film should not unsettle a child aged around eight or older. Unaccompanied children of any age may watch, but parents are advised to consider whether the content may upset younger, or more sensitive, children.

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Hocus Pocus

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Starring

Actor
Character
Bette Midler
Winifred
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah
Kathy Najimy
Mary
Omri Katz
Max
Thora Birch
Dani
Vinessa Shaw
Allison
Amanda Shepherd
Emily
Larry Bagby
Ernie 'Ice'
Tobias Jelinek
Jay
Stephanie Faracy
Jenny
Charles Rocket
Dave
Doug Jones
Billy Butcherson
Karyn Malchus
Headless Billy Butcherson
Sean Murray
Thackery
Steve Voboril
Elijah
Norbert Weisser
Thackery's Father
Kathleen Freeman
Miss Olin
D.A. Pauley
Fireman #1
Ezra Sutton
Fireman #2
Don Yesso
Bus Driver
Michael McGrady
Cop
Leigh Hamilton
Cop's Girlfriend
Devon Reeves
Little Girl 'Neat Broom'
Joseph Malone
Singer
Jordan Redmond
Little Angel
Frank Del Boccio
Lobster Man
Jeff Neubauer
Boy in Class
Teda Bracci
Calamity Jane
Peggy Holmes
Dancer
Jason Marsden
Thackery Binx
Darren Geare
Night Child
Sam Haft
Kidnapped Child in Supermarket
Garry Marshall
Devil (Husband)
Penny Marshall
The Master's Wife
Daniel Olsen
Charlie's Friend
Russell Potocki
Trick or Treater
Dale Resteghini
Halloween Party Kid
Taylor Stanley
Student
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Year: 1993
 96 minutes (1 hrs 36 mins)
UK release date UK release: 29th October 1993
 BBFC Age Rating:  PG age rating
US release date US release: 16th July 1993
MPAA Age Rating: Hocus Pocus PG age rating 
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Top Grossing Movie Chart Position
UK total gross
£3,655,371
1660
Hocus Pocus
1661

US total gross
$44,342,713
1764
Hocus Pocus

UK Age Rating
UK BBFC Certificate: PG
Genres
UK Box Office Release Breakdown
UK release date:

Highest chart position: 1

Weeks on box office: 15

UK Box Office Chart History
Date
Place
Week
Total
Hocus Pocus
1N
£1,317,157
£1,317,157
2
£878,105
£2,195,262
5
£439,053
£2,634,315
9
£292,702
£2,927,017
10
£146,351
£3,073,368
9
£73,176
£3,146,544
10
£36,588
£3,183,132
11
£14,635
£3,197,767
14
£5,854
£3,203,621
14▲▼
£3,903
£3,207,524
15
£1,561
£3,209,085
17
£781
£3,209,866
Hocus Pocus - Re-Release
14
£20,490
£3,230,356
7
£42,134
£3,287,437
8
£53,547
£3,364,726
2
£186,063
£3,655,371
Box Office Gross Flow
£
1.3M
878.1K
439.1K
292.7K
146.4K

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1993

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News from around the web

With what could be the last UK box office chart in the UK for at least the next 4 weeks the animated feature Two By Two: Overboard! hangs on to the top spot for a second weekend.

Making an incredible Halloween leap up the chart is Hocus Pocus and the top new movie of the week is a remake/reboot in the shape of The Craft: Legacy.

Here is the UK box office Quickview.

  • Number 1 - Two By Two: Overboard! (2nd week)
  • Highest debut - The Craft: Legacy
  • Longest run - Tenet (10 weeks) (Not including re-releases)
  • Highest total gross - Tenet (£17,361,041)

Here is a breakdown of the UK box office top 5 30th October - 1st November 2020.

Two By Two: Overboard!

The animated feature from directors Toby Genkel and Sean McCormack spends a second weekend at the top of the UK box office with £190,761 down 42% from last weekend.

This leaves the movie with a total gross just shy of 1 million, £955,370, the movie could go over the million mark if can survive cinema closures.

Hocus Pocus

Making an incredible leap up the box office from 8 to 2 and with a 71% increase from last week with £186,063 giving the movie £3.6 Million since release in 1993.

The reason for this box office run seems to be the classic status the movie has gained in the last 25+ years and that their is a hunger for movies on the big screen and with no big blockbusters this is filling the need.

Honest Thief

The Liam Neeson starring revenge thriller falls to number 2 this week with £152,555, 40% down, for a total UK gros of £573,598 after 2 weeks of release.

The Secret Garden

The classic novel adaptation starring Julie Walters and Colin Firth falls to number 4 this week with £142,101, down just 8% from last week.

The movie is actually doing quite well in the COVID-19 era and has taken £615,981 after 2 weeks of release.

The Craft: Legacy

The Craft: Legacy

The teen gothic remake makes its debut this week at number 5 with a debut gross of £119,680.

Comparing it to the original movie from 1996 is unfair mainly because of the pandemic, but out of interest it was release in 1996 at the same time of year and took £1.16 Million on its debut for a total UK gross of £2.7 Million.

Despite the favourable reviews this remake will come nowhere near those figures.

Liam Neeson takes over from Robert De Niro this weekend in Honest Thief which makes a very strong (in the current climate) debut at the top and pushing The War With Grandpa down to number 2.

With last weeks top film falling to number 2 there are a couple of catalogue movies in the lower end of the top 5, expected due to the lack of blockbuster movies getting released.

2 hearts

Further down the chart there are a few new movies, 2 Hearts is new at number 6, Love And Monsters makes its debut at number 9 and The Kid Detective one below at number 10.

Here is this weeks US box office Quickview.

  • Number 1 - Honest Thief (1st Week)
  • Highest debut - Honest Thief (@1)
  • Longest run - Unhinged (10 weeks)
  • Highest total gross (excluding re-releases) - Tenet ($50,600,000)

Here is the breakdown of this weeks US top 5 movies 16th - 18th October 2020.

Honest Thief

Liam Neeson returns to the revenge action genre with this movie directed by Mark Williams which makes its North American debut at the top with $4.2 Million (including previews), $3.7 Million Friday - Sunday.

This is not a bad debut in the current COVID-19 climate and is among the top debuts since cinemas started to reopened.

The War With Grandpa

Falling to number 2 after a single week at the top is the Tim Hill directed comedy starring Robert De Niro which this weekend taked $2.5 Million, falling 31% from last weekend.

This gives the movie a total US gross of $7.2 Millon after 10 days of release.

Tenet

Seven weeks on and Christopher Nolan's movie falls to number 3 with $1.6 Million which is a 24% drop from last weekend.

The movie has now taken $50 Million in the US the highest total grossing on the box office this week.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas

First released in 1994 the Henry Selick directed movie, presented by Tim Burton of course, gets a re-release and takes a very impressive $1.3 million on its first weekend as it enters at number 4.

The movie has taken $76.4 Million since it was first released 26 years ago.

Hocus Pocus

Another Halloween favourite on its 3rd weekend of a re-release takes $756K, a 35% drop from last weekend.

The movie has now taken $3.8 Million on its re-run and $43.3 Million since first released in 1993.

With cinemas in the US having a hard time with a mixture of closures and re-openings in different states not to mention the lack of big new releases its good to see a new number 1 movie and one starring a big name.

Robert De Niro stars in the kids movie The War With Grandpa which quite easily tops the US box office this weekend pushing Tenet down to the runner up spot.

With no big blockbuster movies hitting cinemas until Christmas there is a chance we could see a lot of yo-yo'ing on the box office iver the coming weeks, and a ot of smaller independent movies doing better than expected.

Here is this weeks US box office Quickview.

  • Number 1 - War With Grandpa (1st Week)
  • Highest debut - War With Grandpa (@1)
  • Longest run - Unhinged (9 weeks)
  • Highest total gross - Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back ($292,674,960)

Here is the US box office top 5 breakdown 9th - 11th October 2020

The War With Grandpa

Director Tim Hill's new movie gets released during a period when there is very little in the way of competition and coupled with its high profile star Robert De Niro the movie takes over at the top with a weekend gross of $3.6 Million.

The movie is squarely aimed at children and time will tell if it has enough for a long run at the top and with Tenet a continuous threat to reclaim the top and a new Liam Neeson action movie out this weekend it could be a short spell.

Tenet

Christopher Nolans mind bending movie falls from the top after 5 weeks with a weekend gross of $2.1 Million this weekend, 22% down from last weekend.

This gives the movie a 6 week total gross of $48.3 Million and is by a wide margin the top movie of recent months despite the fact it is being seen as a flop, but during the current time of closures what is a decent gross.

Hocus Pocus

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The 27 year old Halloween favourite drop to number 3 this weekend with $1.1 Million, the movie has now taken $42.6 Million since its release in 1993.

This weekends gross is 40% down from last weeeknd.

The New Mutants

The mutant movie from Disney starring Maisie Williams falls to number 3 this weekend with $685K, 34% down from last weekend, taking its gross to $21.9 Million after 7 weeks of release.

Unhinged

Falling to number 5 this weekend is the Russell Crowe starring movie which takes $660K this weekend, 22% down from last weekend, for a very nice $19.3 Million over 9 weeks of release.

The Chinese box office is far outpacing any other country at the moment and can be seen as a model of how to re-open your box office as two movies gross over $150 Million each.

Sequel movie My People, My Homeland and animated feature Legend Of Deification were so far ahead in the weekend takings not nothing else had a look in and the third place movie, Tenet, took a fraction over the same period.

Here is a quick look breakdown of the weeks top 15.

  • Number 1 - My People, My Homeland (1 weeks)
  • Highest debut - My People, My Homeland (@1)
  • Longest run - Onward (30 weeks)
  • Highest total gross - Tenet ($307,100,000)

Here is a breakdown of the top 5 movies globally at the box office 2nd - 4th October 2020.

My People, My Homeland

The follow up to My People, My Country land on the Chinese box office at number 1 and hence lands on the global box office at the top with a weekend gross of $157.5 Million on its debut.

The movie directed by a whole host of directors and if it does as well at the previous movie could take near to $500 Million.

Legend Of Deification

Jiang Ziya: Legend Of Deification

Called Jiang Ziya this animated fantasy tale hit the number 2 spot in China on its release being narrowly beaten by My People, My Country, but still the Teng Cheng and Li Wei directed movie took $151.7 Million to debut second globally.

Tenet

Falling to number 3 this weekend as the Christopher Nolan movie starts to slow down across the globe, this weekend it took $14.2 Million.

This pushes the movies total gross after 6 weeks to $307.1 Million.

The New Mutants

Disneys mutant movie goes back into the top 5 this weekend taking $1.95 Million at number 4.

This pushes the movies total global gross to $42.1 Million after 7 weeks of release.

Hocus Pocus

The Halloween favourite gets a re-release in America, where it debuted at number 2, and makes its global debut at number 5 with $1.95 Million, 27 years after the movie first debuted.

With Tenet still at the top of the US box office and no big new releases this weekend it was up to a 27 year old Halloween favourite to cheer up the box office.

Hocus Pocus is the top new movie of the weekend and it wasn't that far from going to the top but Tenet still had the strength to remain at the top.

With the new Bond movie, No Time To Die being delayed until April 2021 there is not a lot in the way of big new movies coming out now in 2020, there is Death On the Nile in mid December and Wonder Woman 1984 on Christmas Day so what we see now could be the shape of the box office for a while.

Here is a quick breakdown of this weeks UK box office.

  • Number 1 - Tenet (5th Weekend)
  • Highest debut - Hocus Pocus (@2)
  • Longest run - Ava (10 weeks)
  • Highest total gross - Tenet ($45,100,000)

Here is a breakdown of the top 5 movies in the US 2nd - 4th October 2020.

Tenet

Five weeks in and Christopher Nolans movie is still the top film at the box office and this week it takes $2.7 Million, 21% down from last weekend.

The movie has now taken $45.1 Million in total at the US box office and is by far the top grossing movie since cinemas re-opened.

Hocus Pocus

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First released in 1993, and not doing that well at the box office, the movie has since become a seasonal favourite and this week re-enters the chart at number 2 with $1.9 Million.

This means that the Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker movie from the Disney company has taken $41.4 Million since its first release.

The New Mutants

The second biggest hit of the post COVID-19 closedown box office is Disney's mutant movie which this week falls to 3 with a $1 Million gross giving it a 6 week total of $20.9 Million, only the second movie to go over $20 Million since the re-opening.

Unhinged

The Russell Crowe movie which was release while cinemas were closed down across most of the US and did well in drive-in theatres this weekend falls to 4 with $870K for a total of $18.4 Million after 8 weeks of release.

Infidel

Falling to 5 this week is Cyrus Nowrasteh's political drama which takes $445K for a $3.4 Million total after 3 weeks of release.