'Sound of Freedom' consolidates its success and sneaks into the national Top 10 of the highest-grossing films in 2023

Eduardo Verástegui's feature film managed to raise a total of $184,177,724 in the United States, surpassing the $179,635,196 that 'Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour' achieved.

Eduardo Verástegui's film, "Sound of Freedom," consolidated its success in the United States and achieved a milestone that seemed impossible: it entered the national Top 10 of the highest-grossing feature films of 2023.

According to the specialized website Box Office Mojo, the film managed to raise a total of $184,177,724 in the country compared to $179,635,196 raised by one of the most anticipated films, the concert performed by singer Taylor Swift in Los Angeles, and which premiered on the big screen under the title "Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour."

It also surpassed highly anticipated films such as "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny," the latest installment of the archaeologist played by Harrison Ford who managed to accumulate $174,480,468 as well as the penultimate installment of the Tom Cruise saga, "Mission Impossible" that under the title "Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part 1" raised a total of $172,135,383 across the nation.

These films also had a large budget. Like the rest of the feature films that occupy the ranking of the highest-grossing films in 2023 like "Barbie," either nationally or globally. Something that did not happen with "Sound of Freedom," the film based on the true story of Tim Ballard (played by Jim Caviezel) and which narrates the drama of child exploitation in South America.

The complications of 'Sound of Freedom' to get ahead

Produced by Angel Studios (responsible for the series "The Chosen"), the film became a success during its release on July 4, 2023, generating $19 million during its first weekend in theaters. All of this despite encountering rejection from several media outlets that created an authentic media campaign seeking to discredit Eduardo Verástegui's film.

Not to mention the struggle that the Mexican producer carried out to get the film off the ground, lasting nearly eight years, and which Eduardo Verástegui told exclusively to Fox and Friends, thanking Angel Studios for the trust placed in the project:

I put my life in this movie because this movie is bigger than ourselves. I was praying to God for an angel to come and rescue this film. And what are the odds that from all the studios, the one that picked this movie is called Angel Studios?