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“Sound of Freedom” is projected to hit the $100 million mark this week after its second weekend in theaters, with the audiences increasing by more than 37% over the film’s first weekend at the box office.
The Jim Caviezel-led project, which deals with the horrors of human trafficking, has earned more than $85 million at the domestic box office over a 13-day run through Sunday, according to Box Office Mojo.
“While the entire summer movie box office lineup is underperforming, our small independent film continues to grow week over week,” said Jared Geesey, SVP of Global Distribution at Angel Studios. “Driven by millions of fans and supporters, SOUND of FREEDOM has become a national—and soon international—movement for change.”
Sound of Freedom fans, thank the theater staff for supporting the mission of bringing awareness to this movie. Thank the young staff members who ensure the largest possible audiences see the film. Let’s treat theater employees with the respect they deserve. #SoundOfFreedom pic.twitter.com/FzEnk3V32A
— Angel Studios (@AngelStudiosInc) July 13, 2023
“There have only been 10 wide release movies in box office history that have had a 2nd weekend increase greater than 35% over their opening weekend,” Brandon Purdie, Head of Theatrical Distribution for Angel Studios, added. “All of them did it at Christmas. Angel Studios is the only Studio to do this in the summer blockbuster season with SOUND OF FREEDOM.”
“Sound of Freedom” comes from the same studio responsible for the popular faith-based television series “The Chosen.”
The film has done incredibly well in the middle of the country and the southern portion of the United States, becoming the number one movie over the July 7-9 weekend at theaters in Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Phoenix, and Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, and Salt Lake City, according to Comscore data.
In the movie, 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.