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July 07, 2023

The Sound of Freedom Beats Indiana Jones On the Fourth of July

A huge win and an equally huge loss.

Angel Studios' "Sound of Freedom," an action thriller exposing the child sex slave trade featuring "Passion of the Christ" actor Jim Caviezel, sold more tickets heading into its opening day July 4 than the blockbuster wannabe "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny."

"As exciting that it is to hit the number 1 spot for this summer opening, it doesn't even come close to the excitement that the number means for awareness of this issue," Jordan Harmon, co-owner of Angel Studios, told The Daily Signal in a phone interview Wednesday.

"Sound of Freedom" topped the charts with $14.3 million in ticket sales at 2,634 theaters on the Fourth of July, according to Box Office Mojo. "Indiana Jones" came in second with $11.7 million at 4,600 theaters. Disney's "Elemental," with $2.8 million at 3,650 theaters, was a distant third.

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"Sound of Freedom" tells the story of Tim Ballard (Caviezel), a former agent at the Department of Homeland Security who rescued hundreds of children from sex slavery. Ballard has warned that the Biden administration's border policy and its transgender ideology aid and abet the evils of the global child sex slave trade. As an actor, Caviezel has spoken out against the legacy media for burying such important issues.

Here it is in Red, White, and Blue, From The Numbers:

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I got that from WDW_Pro's video about this stunning defeat for Disney.

By the way, the movie's budget was around $14 million. It's already made more than that. (That doesn't mean it's already profitable because marketing cost $5 million and of course theaters take their cut, but also obviously: It will be profitable, starting sometime this afternoon. Bang, there it is -- it just started making a profit.)

Some media outlets aren't giving Sound of Freedom the win, because only $11.5 million of those ticket sales went to tickets actually used on Tuesday, July 4. The other $2+ million in tickets were bought for later use, or to give to other people.

But in what world has Hollywood ever used when a ticket was used to reduce box office? For crying out loud, they're counting Indiana Jones' Thursday sales as part of its Friday box office.

This seems like a fake "rule" being deployed just to avoid acknowledging that Indiana Jones dropped out of first place in its fifth day of release, beaten by a small-budget thriller about a DHS officer hunting pedophiles and rescuing trafficked children.

Oh, and as I mentioned in the sidebar: This movie had been shelved for five years, and was only released at all because the producers raised enough money through crowdfunding to release it.

And which Hollywood studio shelved this box office winner...?

Why, the Groomer Corporation Disney, of course!

"Originally produced by Fox International and later shelved by Disney..."

Why would this Groomer Corporation shelve a potential sleeper blockbuster anti-Groomer movie?

Huh, it's a Mystery that will never be solved. Like who smuggled Hunter Biden's cocaine into the White House.

The Guardian is hysterical in denouncing the movie:

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You sold me, Guardian. I've got my tickets for Saturday.

In further Disney Magic news, the transgender star of Disney Minus' upcoming Star Wars tv show, The Acolyte, has an interesting prior credit: assisting the British government in conducting Covid Panic psyops.

'Star Wars: The Acolyte' Actor Reportedly Part Of British Psy-Op To "Achieve A Measurable Cognitive Shift In The Target Audience"

John F. Trent
July 3, 2023

Actor Oliver Thorn, who pretends to be a woman and uses the name Abigail Thorn and plays an upcoming character in The Acolyte Disney+ series, is reportedly connected to a British psy-op that was funded by King Charles before he ascended to the throne.

Kit Klarenberg and Max Blumenthal at The Grayzone reportedly obtained documents from an organization called Valent Projects that received funding from the United Kingdom's The Royal Institution, whose top patron was King Charles before he became king. Their report also notes that "Valent has also been sponsored by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), a US intelligence cut-out, for a project aimed at 'investigating disinformation.'"

The documents also note that Valent Projects planned to "design a 'mass appeal social media campaign fronted and owned by prominent social media figure Abigail Thorn.'" The campaign, called Challenging Pseudoscience, was specifically aimed at skeptics and those who outright objected the regime's policy on COVID-19. They planned to use Thorn "to achieve a measurable cognitive shift in the target audience."

The program was announced by the company on LinkedIn as Countering Pseudoscience and confirmed their arrangement with The Royal Institution, "COUNTERING PSEUDOSCIENCE: Valent will be working with the The Royal Institution to better understand why pseudoscience -- a common theme in disinformation campaigns and justification for discrimination -- can be so appealing, and use that knowledge to develop effective responses."

A former staffer for Valent Projects, Hamish Faloner, also noted that the organization was receiving money from George Soros' Open Society Foundations group.

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An alleged screenshot of Valent's program states, "Valent Projects is proposing a two-phase project designed to curb the influence of pseudoscience material online, with specific emphasis on Coronavirus-related 'anti-vaxxing' sentiment. The project ultimately seeks to develop an understanding of the psychological drivers behind the generation and spread of anti-vaxxer narratives, which will also be relevant to broader pseudoscience narratives, and can use this understanding to develop and test public messaging responses."


Even industry shill Variety has given up its main job of claiming that all of Disney's failures are actually successes, Bigot:


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Bob Iger is angling to extend his contract. He was supposed to just be a caretaker CEO, passing the torch next year, but now, with all of his bombs blowing up at once, he wants to hang around longer to destroy more shareholder value:

Evan @StockMKTNewz

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Disney $DIS CEO Bob Iger is reportedly likely to seek a contract extension beyond his current one which expires in December of next year -- Fox Business

Meanwhile, Pitch Meeting took on Disney's latest disaster.


Midnight's Edge explains the situation, noting that Disney wanted to "bury" the film, but was willing to sell it when Angel Distributors made an offer:


Of all the movies that Disney didn't want to lose to...

At Disney's shareholder meeting in early August, Bob Iger is going to have to answer a lot of tough questions, and among them will be a new one: Why did you put your Groomer Politics above making shareholders money by keeping and releasing the hit Sound of Freedom?


And on July 12, Mission Impossible opens, which will end Indiana Jones' box office run.

Check out this review. There's a lot of blabbing early on but I've cued it to the actual review.

Another ecstatic review from Grace Rudolph.

If anyone wants to see the film in IMAX, you have to get tickets early. Tom Cruise was trying to get theaters to keep Mission:Impossible in IMAX and other premium screens for another week, but most movie theaters are going to show Oppenheimer on their best screens when that comes out. So I think Wednesday the 19th will be most people's last chance to see it on a premium screen.

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