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Jim Caviezel sent a message of thanks to fans as his new movie “Sound of Freedom” surpassed the $150 million mark at the box office.
In a post to X on Thursday, the 54-year-old actor expressed gratitude for those who have supported the film, which deals with the horrors of human trafficking. It comes from Angel Studios, the same studio responsible for the popular faith-based television series, “The Chosen.”
“Thank you for supporting Sound of Freedom!” Caviezel wrote. “Thanks also for all the prayers for me – I’m feeling much better and am energized by all the awareness that we’ve brought to the issue of child trafficking. God’s children are not for sale!”
Thank you for supporting Sound of Freedom! Thanks also for all the prayers for me – I'm feeling much better and am energized by all the awareness that we've brought to the issue of child trafficking. God's children are not for sale!
— Jim Caviezel (@reallycaviezel) August 3, 2023
The post comes as the film has earned to date $155,000,017 as of the close of business on Wednesday, according to Box Office Mojo.
“Throughout our fourth weekend, audiences have continued to show up and support SOUND OF FREEDOM, and our theatrical partners have given us ample real estate to meet that continued demand,” Brandon Purdie, head of Theatrical Distribution at Angel Studios, shared in a weekend press release estimating that the movie would pass $150 million.
“We now know that this incredible film is going to surpass the $150 million mark domestically, and we’re strongly positioned to go well past that,” he added.
The film has been performing well at the domestic box office, staying ahead of the highly-anticipated summer blockbuster led by Tom Cruise “Mission:Impossible-Dead Reckoning Part One” and “The Flash.” The seventh “Mission:Impossible” film earned, as of Wednesday, $143,350,787 while the DC superhero film had brought in $107,975,616.
In “Sound of Freedom,” which is based on a true story, Caviezel portrays Tim Ballard, a federal agent who quits his job and embarks on a dangerous mission to rescue a young girl from sex slavery in South America.
In July, the studio announced that the hit film will soon be released globally, appearing in theaters in South Africa, Australia/New Zealand, Latin American countries, the U.K., and Ireland between August and October, a release read. More countries are being added weekly, it added.