Latest About 'Sound Freedom' Shakes Hollywood
A heart-wrenching story of human trafficking has consumers rushing to the box office. “Sound of Freedom” starring Jim Caviezel, is expected to top $40 million in total ticket sales, according to Angel Studios, the film's distributor.
The movie's message of hope and redemption has fueled a phenomenon, with packed theaters and sold-out shows. Angel Studios' Head of Theatrical Distribution, Brandon Purdie, acknowledged the immense response in Sunday's press release. "We're getting messages from all over the country telling us about packed theaters, sold-out theaters, and spontaneous standing ovations for the film in numerous locations," he said.
The drama follows a former special agent who left his job to rescue an orphan from sex traffickers in South America. It was released on July 4th, and opened strong, grossing an estimated $20 million for the weekend as of Sunday. The film is playing in 2,850 theaters and is currently projected to reach a total of around $40 million.
Ratings for the film are strong as well. Rotten Tomatoes shows an impressive 76% approval rating from critics, and a 99% audience score. It's clear that moviegoers are responding to this heart-touching story.
The success of “Sound of Freedom” has Tom Bonde, CEO of Angel Studios, praising the resilience and courage of all theater operators who selflessly worked to accommodate the demand for the film. "We're deeply grateful to AMC, Cinemark, Regal, and all our theater partners—and their hard-working theater staff members—for working with us to accommodate the surging demand for this film and having the courage to release SOUND OF FREEDOM during the busiest movie season of the year,” he said in the press release.
“Sound of Freedom” is an inspiring story of courage and justice, and it’s a reminder that it’s never too late for redemption. It’s clear that moviegoers are responding to this story and its message of hope and courage in droves. If the latest estimations are confirmed, “Sound of Freedom” will be remembered as a box office success.
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— Matthew Faraci (@MatthewFaraci) July 9, 2023