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  • Writer's pictureThomas Bonifield

A Step Backwards at the Weekend Box Office for "Sound of Freedom"

The hit movie fails to crack the Top-10 in ticket sales for the first time since it released in early July.

Lead actor Jim Caviezel appears in a scene from "Sound of Freedom."
Lead actor Jim Caviezel appears in a scene from "Sound of Freedom." Image: Angel Studios/from Instagram.

Box office revenue for Sound of Freedom came in at $1.55 million from Friday through Sunday, according to The Numbers website, putting this faith-based thriller in 15th place, down five spots from a week earlier. In addition to its falling theater count - 1,600 venues versus 2,152 the previous weekend - the film also faced competition from a new production in the genre, The Hill, which claimed ninth place, as we reported here.

Sound of Freedom, which stars Jim Caviezel and Oscar-winner Mira Sorvino, tells the true story of U.S. Department of Homeland Security official who quit his government job in order to devote himself to the fight against child sex trafficking. The film has been a runaway success since releasing on Independence Day, bringing in more than $180 million in revenue from domestic theaters.

That is a number that has only ever been reached by one other faith-based movie: The Passion of the Christ. Interestingly, that 2004 picture from director Mel Gibson also featured Caviezel in the lead role.


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