The faith-based film about a former Homeland Security agent who embarks on a journey to rescue hundreds of children from sex traffickers is closing out the summer passing $175 million in box office ticket sales.
“Sound of Freedom” is the surprise hit of the summer recently beating out bigger-budget films.
The Angel Studios film comes in at the number 10 spot surpassing No. 11 Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny ($173 million), No. 12 Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One ($161 million), and No. 13 Transformers: Rise of the Beasts ($157 million). Pixar’s Elemental ranks No. 15 with $150 million.
As CBN News has reported, Sound of Freedom opened on the Fourth of July as a summer surprise to critics, and it has continued to stun Hollywood with its overwhelming success at the box office. The film finished number one on opening weekend, number two on its second weekend, and then finished at number three on its third weekend.
Now in its fifth week, the film remains in 2,000 theaters.
The film is based upon the true story of former government agent Tim Ballard who quit his job to go and rescue a little girl from sex traffickers in the Colombian jungle. In the process, Ballard ends up saving 123 people, 55 of whom were children, from one mission alone.
The movie stars Jim Caviezel, Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino, Bill Camp, José Zúñiga, and Eduardo Verástegui.
A Powerful Impact
Ballard recently told CBN’s Faithwire no one anticipated the project would attract so much attention and perform so well.
But it is changing hearts as it raises awareness of the human trafficking crisis.
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