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  • Writer's pictureThomas Bonifield

"Sound of Freedom" Scores Big at the Overseas Box Office

Updated: Oct 12, 2023

The thriller about the fight against child sex trafficking has generated more than 20 percent of its total revenue internationally.

Mira Sorvino and Jim Caviezel appear in a scene from "Sound of Freedom."
Mira Sorvino and Jim Caviezel appear in a scene from "Sound of Freedom." Image: Angel Studios.

After three plus months since it released in the United States, Sound of Freedom has brought in a whopping $234 million in ticket sales, according to Box Office Mojo. As we previously reported, the movie's performance is second in the faith-based genre only to The Passion of the Christ (that one earned a staggering $611 million back in 2004).

Starring Jim Caviezel and Mira Sorvino, Sound of Freedom tells the true story of an American government official who quit his post at the Department of Homeland Security to devote himself full-time to the fight against the child sex trade. Not surprisingly, the lion's share of its revenue has been generated domestically - $184 million - but an impressive 21% has come via the international box office.

A digital movie poster for "Sound of Freedom."
A digital movie poster for "Sound of Freedom." Image: Angel Studios/from Instagram.

That translates into $50.4 million, which is again second only to The Passion of the Christ (it brought in $241 million overseas and, interestingly, also starred Caviezel). Sound of Freedom has done particularly well in Latin America, where much of the movie's action plays out, with Mexico ($11 million), Colombia ($4.3 million), Brazil ($3.7 million) and Argentina ($3.5 million) leading the charge; it also resonated with audiences in Australia ($3.1 million), the United Kingdom ($2.6 million), and Saudi Arabia ($2 million).

The picture is now nearing the end of its theatrical run - it played in just 70 theaters domestically this past weekend and has been on the big screen overseas since late August - so, the revenue will not go much higher. It has nonetheless put together quite a run in general, currently 10th highest overall this year domestically according to Box Office Mojo, and a particularly impressive one among faith-based fare: Christian Film Blog feels confident predicting it will long remain among the very top money makers in the genre.


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