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‘Sound of Freedom’ beats ‘Indiana Jones’ in incredible box office hit

Action movie Sound of Freedom has defied expectations at the box office and beaten Harrison Fordswan song, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.

The film focuses on the real-life story of the founder of the anti-sex trafficking charity Operation Underground Railroad, Tim Ballard. It comes as a surprise that this relatively small-scale film has topped what is seen as the blockbuster of the summer. Indiana Jones on the 4th of July, a date that has in the past been dominated by people like jaws, Forrest Gump i Top Gun: Maverick.

The feat of Sound of Freedom beat Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny it’s even more impressive when you consider the numbers behind each film’s opening.

‘Sound of Freedom’ movie poster (L) and ‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny’ poster. The former surprised movie lovers by beating the latter at the box office on July 4, 2023.
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The first film not to be written by George Lucas or directed by Steven Spielberg, the fifth Indiana Jones it had a budget of up to $295 million, according to Deadline, if not more, according to other sources cited.

Sound of Freedomco-written and directed by Alejandro Monteverde, it cost $14.5 million to earn according to the Wall Street Journal. By today’s standards, that’s a pittance compared to the massive budgets assigned to your typical summer blockbusters that tend to hover around $100 million.

Movie box office website Box Office Mojo confirmed this Sound of Freedom overcome Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny on Tuesday, July 4.

While the fifth Indiana Jones film earned $11,698,989, Sound of Freedom it made back almost all of its budget: $14,242,063. Animated films elemental i Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse were behind these films, earning more than $2 million each.

There are some mitigating factors to consider when comparing the two, in what could be seen as a David vs. Goliath situation when it comes to filmmaking.

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny opened in theaters almost a week ago, coming out on June 30, 2023. It has taken in more than $154 million at the international box office in that time as it tries to recoup its big budget.

Compared to, The sound of freedom The first day of release was Tuesday, July 4, and the famous first day of release is always the most profitable for a film, as moviegoers rush to see it.

Sound of Freedom tells the story of Tim Ballard, who leaves his job as a Homeland Security Special Agent to embark on a mission to rescue children from cartels and human traffickers in Latin America.

Ballard was in the news recently after rumors surfaced that Mel Gibson had helped him make a four-part documentary series about child sex trafficking. Gibson representatives confirmed to Newsweek it was not so, despite the rumours.


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