In a stunning victory for faith-based cinema, “Sound of Freedom,” a powerful film produced by Angel Studios, has stormed the U.S. box office, claiming the top spot on the patriotic 4th of July weekend. Starring the talented Christian actor Jim Caviezel, this gripping masterpiece delves into the harrowing world of human trafficking and its devastating impact on innocent children.
Angel Studios describes “Sound of Freedom” as a gripping true story that pulls back the veil on the darkness of child trafficking. The film follows a brave federal agent who rescues a young boy from the clutches of traffickers, only to discover that his sister remains trapped in their evil clutches. Determined to save her from a fate worse than death, he embarks on a perilous mission, risking everything to bring her to safety.
With its compelling narrative and unwavering commitment to shedding light on the 2 million children worldwide affected by this heinous crime, “Sound of Freedom” has emerged as an undeniable force at the box office. Within just a few days of its release, this extraordinary film has not only claimed the number one spot but also struck a resounding chord with audiences across the nation. Meanwhile, Disney’s latest flicks have fallen flat, failing to capture the hearts and minds of moviegoers.
One prime example is “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny,” the newest installment in the beloved franchise. Disappointingly, this Disney production has drastically underperformed, paling in comparison to the box office success of its predecessors. The American Tribune revealed the disheartening figures, reporting that the film garnered a mere $6 to $7.5 million in revenue during its opening weekend. This lackluster performance even falls below the abysmal results of “The Flash,” which has been widely recognized as one of the most colossal movie flops in recent memory. Since its premiere on June 30, “The Dial of Destiny” has struggled to surpass a meager $12 million in earnings.
In stark contrast, “Sound of Freedom” has triumphed, amassing an impressive $14.2 million in box office revenue. This remarkable achievement includes $11.5 million in direct ticket sales and an additional $2.6 million in “pay it forward” tickets, where kind-hearted individuals purchase tickets for others to experience the film’s powerful message. Remarkably, nearly 1.5 million tickets have already been sold, illustrating the immense impact this movie has had on audiences nationwide.
Notably, “Sound of Freedom” aims to sell a total of two million tickets, symbolizing its unwavering dedication to raising awareness about the 2 million children who fall victim to the horrors of child trafficking worldwide. Angel Studios’ website articulates this noble goal, stating, “Why a 2 million ticket goal? To symbolize our commitment to the 2 million trafficked children around the world.”
Thrilled by the overwhelming support, Neal Harmon, CEO of Angel Studios, expressed his gratitude to fans who propelled “SOUND OF FREEDOM” to the top spot as America’s number one movie on Independence Day. He further revealed the movie’s impact, saying, “We’ve received numerous messages telling us theaters are either packed or sold out. This movie has now taken on a life of its own to become something more than that, a grassroots movement. With an A+ CinemaScore rating, we’re the top-rated movie in America, and we’re going to see word-of-mouth spread even further going into the weekend.”
The phenomenal success of “Sound of Freedom,” featuring an outspoken Christian actor and a storyline that tackles a pressing real-world issue, serves as an encouraging sign for the entertainment industry. It signifies a genuine demand among consumers for meaningful content that reflects their values and beliefs, emerging as a powerful alternative to the woke narratives pushed by major studios.
Just like the impactful boycotts against Bud Light and Target, consumers have once again voiced their preferences through their financial choices. The trailer for this groundbreaking film awaits your attention below.