“Sound of Freedom,” a faith-based movie astir kid activity trafficking, is shaping up to beryllium an improbable box office hit.
Angel Studios, nan streaming and distribution institution down nan low-budget drama, claims that nan movie has generated much than $10 cardinal successful pre-sales up of its theatrical merchandise connected July 4. That’s an awesome number for a movie that isn’t relying connected a glossy large workplace trading campaign. It’s besides different motion of nan buying powerfulness of belief moviegoers, who helped propel this spring’s “Jesus Revolution” to an improbable $53 cardinal astatine nan world container contempt nan truth that nan biggest prima successful that movie was Kelsey Grammar.
“Sound of Freedom” will play successful 2,600 locations. It is based connected nan existent communicative of Tim Ballard (Jim Caviezel), a erstwhile US authorities supplier who discontinue his occupation to rescue children from world activity traffickers. Oscar-winner Mira Sorvino and Emmy-nominee Bill Camp co-star.
In a mostly affirmative review, Variety‘s Owen Gleiberman wrote, “Let’s presume that, for illustration me, you’re not a right-wing fundamentalist conspiracy theorist looking for a dark, faith-based suspense movie to spot complete nan vacation weekend. (The movie opens July 3.) Even then, you needn’t clasp utmost beliefs to acquisition ‘Sound of Freedom’ arsenic a compelling movie that shines an authentic ray connected 1 of nan important criminal horrors of our time, 1 that Hollywood has mostly shied distant from.” Other critics seemed to agree, giving “Sound of Freedom” an awesome 92% standing connected Rotten Tomatoes.
Based retired of Provo, Utah, Angel Studios uses crowd-funding to make its movies and shows — a erstwhile project, “The Chosen,” raised much than $40 cardinal from contributors and centers connected nan life of Jesus. Angel Studios emerged from nan ashes of VidAngel, a streaming work that filtered objectionable contented from movies earlier it was sued into bankruptcy by awesome Hollywood studios for copyright violations.