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‘Sound of Freedom’ Surpasses $175 Million in Box Office Sales, Beating ‘Indiana Jones,’ ‘Mission: Impossible,’ and ‘Transformers’

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“Sound of Freedom” continues to prove itself a box office hit, surpassing $175 million in domestic sales. 

At the time of this article, “Sound of Freedom” has earned $178,085,077 in domestic box office sales, which is more than several other highly anticipated films this year, including “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny,” “Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One,” “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts,” “Creed III,” “Fast X,” and “The Flash.”

The film is roughly $9 million away from overtaking “John Wick: Chapter 4” for the No. 9 spot on the list of 2023 box office leaders. 

Distributed by the faith-based Angel Studios, “Sound of Freedom” centers on the story of Tim Ballard, a former U.S. federal agent who rescued child sex-trafficking victims in South America. Ballard is played by Jim Caviezel, perhaps best known for portraying Jesus in “The Passion of the Christ.”

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The theatrical run of “The Sound of Freedom” has not been without controversy, in part because Caviezel, the film’s star, has expressed his belief in conspiracy theories associated with QAnon in recent years—and even during the course of promoting the film

Since some QAnon conspiracy theories allege that secret cabals of liberal elites collude to kidnap children, critics have argued that the plot of “The Sound of Freedom,” which revolves around saving children from sex trafficking, is a dog whistle to fringe groups on the far right. 

The film’s makers have denied such claims, arguing that the story is a faithful adaptation of real-life events. 

Shortly after the film’s release and the subsequent backlash from left-leaning media outlets, some audiences began reporting issues with their viewing experiences, which included complaints of faulty air conditioning and poor sound quality, leading to speculation that AMC was sabotaging the film.

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As online controversy began to swell, Angel Studios heads spoke out to defend AMC, pointing out that the issues experienced by “Sound of Freedom” viewers were common challenges for theaters, particularly during summer months. The studio urged viewers to be patient and kind when interacting with theater employees.