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SOUND OF FREEDOM Crushes Box Office Sales, Makes History

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SOUND OF FREEDOM Crushes Box Office Sales, Makes History 

By Movieguide® Contributor

Since the movie’s debut July 4, SOUND OF FREEDOM has made history.

The movie has grossed more than $100 million in the box office in less than three weeks.

The head of theatrical distribution for Angel Studios, Brandon Purdie, said in a press release, “There have only been 10 wide-release movies in box office history that have had a second-weekend increase greater than 35% over their opening weekend. All of them achieved this milestone during Christmas. Angel Studios is the only studio to accomplish this feat during the summer blockbuster season with ‘Sound of Freedom.’” 

Jared Geesey, the senior vice president of global distribution at Angel Studios added, “While the entire summer movie box office lineup is underperforming, our small independent film continues to grow week over week. Driven by millions of fans and supporters, ‘Sound of Freedom’ has become a national — and soon international — movement for change,” 

Additionally, lead actor, Jim Caviezel, said, “SOUND OF FREEDOM is the best film I’ve done since PASSION OF THE CHRIST.”  

Francesca Pollio Fenton of Catholic News Agency reported of Eduardo Verástegui who said, “Many doors were closed to us over these years; Disney, Netflix, Amazon, and other distribution houses said ‘no, this film is not for us, it’s not good business, nobody is going to see a film about child trafficking,’ they claimed. Faced with these refusals, we had two options: Give up and throw in the towel, or — when it comes to saving lives — don’t give up, keep going and persevere for as long as necessary.” 

“And the movement for freedom is already a fact, it’s underway, and it’s growing, growing, growing without stopping; they can’t stop it. That is the miracle: That in a world of lies and attacks, the truth makes its way, takes first place, and many lives will be saved thanks to this. Because in times of universal lies, Orwell said, telling the truth constitutes a revolutionary act,” Verástegui stated. 

“SOUND OF FREEDOM tells the true story of Tim Ballard, a Homeland Security agent who, after rescuing a young boy from traffickers, learns that the boy’s sister is still captive. He quits his job and puts his life at risk as he embarks on a dangerous journey through the Colombian jungle to save the little girl. During the mission, Ballard ends up saving 123 people, 55 of whom are children,” Fenton wrote.  

Movieguide® recently reported 

Angel Studios has just announced 450 new theaters will be showing SOUND OF FREEDOM this weekend.  

“We understand there are rumors — predominantly in social media — that AMC theaters have made it difficult for fans to see SOUND of FREEDOM in local AMC theaters, and we want to make it clear these rumors are not accurate,” Brandon Purdie, Head of Angel Theatrical Distribution, said in a statement about the expanded theatrical run.  

Forbes also reported on the rumors of sabotage from AMC, writing that social media users claim theaters have been “shutting off air conditioning, evacuating the theater or refunding tickets” to showings of SOUND OF FREEDOM.  

Purdie refuted those claims, writing, “AMC has been an outstanding partner for Angel Studios, and in fact, as a result of the movieʼs performance and consumer demand, AMC has agreed to add additional screens for SOUND OF FREEDOM this weekend. 

 

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