“On July 4, Angel Studios pulled off the unthinkable.
“The Utah-based entertainment company famous for the megahit series “The Chosen” released a film that topped the same-day debut of the latest Harrison Ford movie, “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.”
““Sound of Freedom” stars Jim Caviezel (“The Passion of the Christ,” “The Thin Red Line,” TV’s “Person of Interest”). It racked up $14,242,063, compared with “Dial of Destiny’s” $11,698,898, according to Boxofficemojo.com.
“Yes, it’s a quirk. It happened because of advance ticket sales, smart marketing, and sponsorships that allowed many people to get free tickets.
“It’s not expected to rival the final box-office numbers of “Dial of Destiny,” which will likely be a blockbuster in the hundreds of millions domestically and over a billion worldwide.
“Still, this is remarkable for a small studio going up against a successful, decades-old franchise.”
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