Three weeks after it’s initial theatrical release, “Sound of Freedom” has, ironically accomplished a mission that most believed to be impossible — pun fully and absolutely intended here — and that’s out-gross the brand new Tom Cruise action flick, “Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part One” in its second weekend, bringing in $20.1 million compared to $19.5 million.
Is that not completely, totally, and utterly insane? Who would have thought a based movie made on a small budget and put out by a tiny studio would have the power to take down a super expensive major studio action film from a well loved franchise? Truly mind-blowing.
Now, what’s kind of terrible is that the new Cruise film is actually not a woke piece of garbage, so we want it to do well. At the same time, it’s message is far less important than the one contained in “Sound of Freedom,” alas, this one deserves to have our absolute full support, a bit more than “Mission Impossible.”
Breitbart News has the details:
Even more incredible is the fact Sound of Freedom accomplished that in more than a thousand fewer theaters: 3,285 compared to 4,321. Sound of Freedom’s per-screen average clocked in at $6,131 to Dead Reckoning’s $4,512. Finally, while the $400 million budgeted (production and promotion) Dead Reckoning dropped 64.3 percent in its second weekend (a record fall for this 27-year-old franchise), in its third weekend, the $14.5 million Sound of Freedom dropped only 26.2 percent.
Obviously, and for good reason, all this weekend’s box office news revolves around Barbie’s stunning $155 million opening and Oppenheimer’s equally stunning (for an R-rated, three-hour drama) $80.5 million opening. After a brutal year, Hollywood is finally enjoying a decent weekend. But the real news is this…
If these trends continue, Sound of Freedom is set to close the summer by out-grossing both Dead Reckoning and Indiana Jones and the Dial Of Kathleen Kennedy Needs To Be Fired.
Amazingly, at the domestic box office, “Sound of Freedom” is set to out-gross other big blockbusters like “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts,” “Fast X,” and even the hit animated film, “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish.” It already smashed “The Flash,” “Scream VI,” “Shazam! Fury of the Gods,” and many others.
When you look at things on paper, Angel Studios looked nuttier than a fruit cake — wait, do fruit cakes have nuts? — for releasing their movie in between “Mission Impossible” and “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.” These are two super popular film franchises that have made a fortune over the years and were sure to smash “Sound of Freedom” into oblivion. It was believed that most people probably wouldn’t even know the movie existed.
Boy, how wrong we all were.
I have always believed there was a big audience waiting for a Sound of Freedom to come along, the hundred million or so of us Hollywood seeks to insult and demean. The Passion of the Christ proved that nearly 20 years ago. The secret sauce is quality. You can’t just slap a “Christian” or “conservative” label on something and expect us to dutifully show up. American Sniper? We’re there. Top Gun: Maverick? We’re there. Sound of Freedom? We’re there.
This is a huge untapped market. Folks who hold to traditional conservative values are a huge demographic that is currently being underserved by the dolts in Hollywood. It’s a lesson that Roger Ailes learned a long time ago when he realized that 50 percent of the country was not being catered to by mainstream media, thus he helped to create Fox News.
Will the movie studios populating the film industry finally get the message? Probably not. They don’t really care about the money. They care about the agenda.
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