Sound of Freedom, the anti-child-trafficking drama starring Jim Caviezel, has emerged as the No. 1 grossing movie on July 4, surpassing Disney’s Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny while playing on far fewer screens.
In the final tally, Sound of Freedom grossed $14.2 million on 2,634 screens on its opening day of July 4, for a strong per-screen average of $5,407, according to data from BoxOfficeMojo.com.
Indy 5 mustered $11.7 million on 4,600 screens for that day, notching a per-screen average of $2,543.
The irony is that the Walt Disney Co. shelved Sound of Freedom when it acquired 21st Century Fox in 2019. (Fox was set to distribute the movie.)
It has taken producer Eduardo Verastegui nearly three years to disentangle Sound of Freedom from Disney’s hands and raise the money to release it through Angel…