For years, Bette Midler has been very vocal about wanting to make a sequel to 1993's Hocus Pocus, but Disney has made no effort to make that a reality. Even her co-stars Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy have expressed interest in reprising their witchy roles.
On Tuesday, Midler conducted a question and answer session with her fans on Facebook and she was asked if a Hocus Pocus sequel was going to happen. Midler replied, "After all these years and all the fan demand, I do believe I can stand and firmly say an unequivocal no."
Hocus Pocus wasn't a box office success. It cost $28M to produce and grossed $39.5M at the worldwide box office. However, the film found success on the small screen and through DVD sales. Each October, it brings in $1M a year in DVD sales and a 2011 broadcast had a whopping 2.8 million viewers.
Hollywood superstar Bette Midler (Beaches) joins Sarah Jessica Parker (Honeymoon in Vegas) and Kathy Najimy (Sister Act) as three outlandishly wild witches who return from 17th Century Salem for a night of zany fun and comic chaos. After they're accidentally conjured up by some unsuspecting pranksters, the tricky 300-year-old trio sets out to cast a spell on the town and reclaim their youth - but first they must outwit three pesky kids who are determined to foil their scheme! Loaded with bewitching laughs and magical special effects, "Hocus Pocus" is an outrageous comedy that's sure to entertain everyone.