Keep it Going! 'Sound of Freedom' Beats Latest 'Indiana Jones' Film at Box Office on Independence Day

Nick Kangadis | July 7, 2023
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All-time records aren’t being broken, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t a victory for awareness of child trafficking in the form of a movie this week. However, it’s official.

“Sound of Freedom,” the anti-child trafficking film based on the true story of the actions of former Homeland Security agent Tim Ballard and others, soundly beat the underwhelming summer blockbuster “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” on Independence Day, the 4th of July.

Box Office Mojo, a website that tracks the financial box office data for movies, reported that Angel Studios’ “Sound of Freedom” brought in over $14.2 million on our nation’s birthday, beating “Indiana Jones,” which brought in a disappointing $11.7 million.

The truly amazing part of all this is the hoops the Jim Caviezel-led “Sound of Freedom” needed to jump through just to find a distributor and get released. For those unaware, the film was actually made five years ago, but because Hollywood is the den of secrets that it is, the film took a while to reach audiences.

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Besides that, “Indiana Jones” was shown in 4,600 theaters, while “Sound of Freedom” was only playing in 2,634 theaters. If we go by those numbers, the latter film averaged $5,407 per theater. In contrast, the fifth installment of “Indiana Jones” averaged $2,543 per theater.

Disney’s “Elemental” came in a distant third on the Fourth of July, bringing in a paltry $2.8 million.

Yours truly saw “Sound of Freedom” on July 3, and I can truly say that EVERYONE needs to see this movie. For my full no-spoiler review, click here.

For the trailer to “Sound of Freedom,” watch below:



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