Friday, June 14, 2024

Free Movie Tickets Buy Christian Crowd Funding Film “Sound of Freedom” Number 1 on Monday Box Office


If you give it away, they will come.

On Monday. the crowd funded Christian movie, “Sounds of Freedom,” finished at number 1 at the box office. It beat both “Insidious” and “Indiana Jones” with $4 million.

What it sounds like, though, is not freedom but a scam. You understand that the tickets are being funded by church groups that are buying the tickets at discounts and handing them out to anyone who asks. This is very important. No one is giving away tickets to big studio movies.

“Sounds” from Angel Studios, which is a crowd funding operation looking for donations and investments so they can make more of these movies. But I do think their box office numbers should be annotated so everyone understands they are not in actual competition with real studio movies.

Here’s the link to my original story explaining all this.

Meanwhile, “Mission Impossible Dead Reckoning Part One” opens Wednesday. “Oppenheimer” and “Barbie,” being cross promoted, come next Thursday.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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