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‘Hocus Pocus 2’ Sets Nielsen Streaming Movie Record

“Hocus Pocus 2” set a record for streaming minutes by a movie on Nielsen’s weekly chart.  According to Nielsen, the movie drew in more than 2.7 billion minutes of viewing from September 26 to October 2.

The sequel beat the previous streaming movie record set by Disney’s animated film Encanto which had 2.2 billion minutes of viewing from December 27, 2021, through January 2, 2022.

Per Deadline, Nielsen’s weekly rankings measure only streaming via a TV screen (meaning mobile viewing is not counted) for titles on Disney+, Hulu, Apple TV+, Prime Video, HBO Max and Netflix, with numbers reported after nearly a month’s delay.

Last month, Disney announced that the Disney+ Original movie “Hocus Pocus 2” was the #1 film premiere on Disney+ domestically to date, based on hours streamed in the first three days of its release.

It’s been 29 years since someone lit the Black Flame Candle and resurrected the 17th-century sisters, and they are looking for revenge. Now it is up to three high-school students to stop the ravenous witches from wreaking a new kind of havoc on Salem before dawn on All Hallow’s Eve.

“Hocus Pocus 2” stars Bette Midler (“The First Wives Club,” “Beaches”), Sarah Jessica Parker (“Sex and the City,” “Divorce”), Kathy Najimy (“Sister Act,” “Younger”), Sam Richardson (“The Tomorrow War”), Doug Jones (“The Shape of Water”), Whitney Peak (“Gossip Girl”), Belissa Escobedo (“American Horror Stories”), Lilia Buckingham (“Dirt”), Froy Gutierrez (“Teen Wolf”), with Tony Hale (“Veep”) and Hannah Waddingham (“Ted Lasso”).

The film is directed by Anne Fletcher (“Dumplin,’” “The Proposal”) from a screenplay by Jen D’Angelo (“Workaholics”) and a story by David Kirschner (“Hocus Pocus,” “Chucky”) & Blake Harris, and Jen D’Angelo, produced by Lynn Harris (“King Richard,” “The Shallows”), with Ralph Winter (“Hocus Pocus,” “X-Men” franchise), David Kirschner (“Hocus Pocus,” “Chucky”), and Adam Shankman (“Disenchanted,” “Hairspray”) serving as executive producers.

“Hocus Pocus 2” is available to stream now on Disney+.

Source: Deadline

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