The film Sound of Freedom passed $83 million in its second weekend after the project was initially dumped by Disney.
The anti-trafficking movie, now distributed by Angel Studios, was the number-one film on July 4, and continues to show strong results without Disney's backing.
— Eric Dixon (@EricDix37932634) July 16, 2023
"Never forget that the Disney Grooming Syndicate owned Sound of Freedom and then tried to disappear it. Because Jim Caviezel doesn’t age, it’s hard to tell, but Sound of Freedom wrapped in 2018, more than five years ago," Breitbart News reported.
"When Disney acquired 20th Century Fox in 2019, Disney acquired Sound of Freedom, a movie that is about to become one of the most profitable independent movies of all time," it added.
#SoundOfFreedom climbed to second place in its sophomore outing with $25 million, up 25% from last weekend. The film has collected a remarkable $83 million after two weeks of release. https://t.co/d76uYNUoia pic.twitter.com/Mm9kbSO01R
— Variety (@Variety) July 17, 2023
"The unlikely box office hit Sound of Freedom climbed to second place in its sophomore outing with $25 million from 3,265 theaters, up 25% from last weekend," Variety reported.
"The faith-based movie about child sex trafficking has collected a remarkable $83 million after two weeks of release. It’s a reminder in the power of religious audiences, who have turned out in force and look to propel the low-budget movie past $100 million," it added.
The film's surge occurred despite Tom Cruise's latest film hitting theaters over the weekend. The new Mission Impossible installment hit a lackluster $80 million over the four-day weekend, falling below expectations.
The Cruise-led film cost a reported $300 million before marketing, leaving the potential for a money-losing film if sales don't pick up.
In contrast, the faith-based film looks to make a major impact on income and culture, touching on one of the key issues of our time, especially given that the Biden border crisis continues to fuel trafficking concerns.
The success of Sound of Freedom also shows the American film audience still holds control over ticket sales, with the nation strongly supporting the latest faith-based film over woke content.