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‘Sound of Freedom’ Passes $40M at the Box Office

‘Sound of Freedom’ Passes $40M at the Box Office

Sound of Freedom has continued to defy expectations, raking in $40 million in less than a week at the box office.

The Angel Studios thriller was the surprise No. 1 box office hit on July 4 when it premiered, beating out Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. But its continued success earned the film a top-3 ranking at the box office this week, too.

“As with our July 4 numbers, today’s figures have surpassed our expectations, and we are thrilled to continue this remarkable momentum,” said Brandon Purdie, the head of theatrical distribution at Angel Studios. “We are receiving messages from all corners of the country, describing packed theaters, sold-out screenings and spontaneous standing ovations for the film in numerous locations. It is undeniable that seeing this film has become an absolute must, thanks to the incredible word-of-mouth it has generated.”

Christians and conservative media have rallied behind the film, which received partial crowdfunding support. Angel Studios employed innovative promotional methods, such as an app that allows moviegoers to purchase tickets and then donate them to individuals who cannot afford the price of admission. The “Pay It Forward” app contributed $2.6 million to the film’s opening day sales.

According to Comscore, Sound of Freedom marks one of the most successful openings ever for a faith-based film, placing it well ahead of this spring’s Jesus Revolution ($15.8 million debut) starring Kelsey Grammar, 2019’s Breakthrough ($11.2 million debut) featuring Chrissy Metz, and the Erwin brothers’ 2018 musical drama I Can Only Imagine ($17.1 million debut).

Written and directed by Alejandro Monteverde, Sound of Freedom is based on the true story of Tim Ballard (portrayed by The Passion of the Christ star Jim Caviezel), a former government agent who embarks on a mission to rescue children from the clutches of sex traffickers in Colombia.

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