Films That Flopped When They Were First Released

Hocus Pocus Found Fans Through Halloween Marathons On TV

Buena Vista Pictures/MovieStillsDb
Buena Vista Pictures/MovieStillsDb

The cultural legacy that is Hocus Pocus is huge to this day. When the witchy film made its debut in 1993, it was not seen as a financial success. It was even released on the same weekend as Free Willy, then dropped from the top 10 after two weeks. The negative reception wasn’t enough for fans to stop enjoying it.

The movie got a second wind through DVD sales and is a staple for Halloween movie marathons.