Mon. Feb 26th, 2024

Jim Caviezel stars in Angel Studio’s “Sound of Freedom.”

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Amazon Prime Video has secured the rights to one of many hottest field workplace releases of 2023: Angel Studios’ “Sound of Freedom.”

The Jim Caviezel-led thriller snared greater than $180 million on the home field workplace throughout its run, outpacing huge studio movies resembling “The Flash,” on a funds of simply $14.5 million. It additionally made almost $250 million worldwide.

The movie will stream on Prime Video within the U.S. beginning Dec. 26. Neither firm commented on the monetary particulars of the streaming deal.

“Sound of Freedom,” which tells the story of a real-life authorities agent who stop his job to rescue a younger lady from intercourse traffickers in Colombia, captured viewers consideration, luring again moviegoers week after week after its $14.2 million opening over the July 4 vacation weekend.

A part of “Sound of Freedom’s” box-office success was resulting from a marketing campaign from filmmakers to induce moviegoers to purchase tickets that may be claimed on-line for future screenings by those that could not have the ability to afford them. Angel Studios calls the mannequin “pay it ahead.”

That is not the one distinctive factor the studio did for the movie. Angel Studios really used its crowdfunding mannequin to boost $5 million to distribute the movie after twentieth Century Fox, which beforehand held the rights to it, was purchased by the Walt Disney Co. and shelved its launch. “Sound of Freedom” wrapped filming in 2018.

The anti-sex trafficking thriller has struck a chord with older audiences, lots of whom haven’t been again to theaters since earlier than the Covid-19 pandemic. It has additionally turn out to be standard in conservative political circles. Former President Donald Trump hosted a personal screening of the movie at his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf membership over the summer season.

Angel Studios, which has turn out to be identified for its faith-based content material, has all kinds of initiatives on the docket going ahead. The studio is ready to launch a sci-fi thriller known as “The Shift” in December and a biographical drama known as “Cabrini” in March.

Correction: An earlier model of this story misstated what number of “pay it ahead” tickets Angel Studios bought for “Sound of Freedom.”

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