‘Sound Of Freedom’ Knocks Taylor Swift From Top 10 Domestic Box Office For 2023

‘Sound Of Freedom’ Knocks Taylor Swift From Top 10 Domestic Box Office For 2023

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The human trafficking movie Sound Of Freedom, which was previously praised by the former President Donald Trump, managed to knock Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour from the top ten domestic box office for 2023 despite not having the backing of mainstream Hollywood.

Sound Of Freedom Takes Top 10 Spot From Swift

The Washington Examiner reported that after earning over $184 million in North America, Sound of Freedom took the final spot in the top ten films to earn the most at the domestic box office for 2023. This knocked Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour, which only earned just under $180 million, out of the top ten for the year.

Despite not having the support of the liberal world of Hollywood, Sound of Freedom became the surprise hit of the summer after it was released on July 4 of last year. Distributed by Angel Studios, the movie tells the true story of Tim Ballard, the former Homeland Security agent who quit his job to devote himself to stopping child sex trafficking

“The vast majority of tickets are being bought by human, everyday people in a normal purchase flow,” Jared Geesey, Angel Studios senior VP of global distribution, told The Hollywood Reporter back in August.

Producer Eduardo Verastegui previously told Fox News that it took him over eight years to get this movie made, and that he put his own life on hold during that time to make it happen.

“I put my life in this movie because this movie is bigger than ourselves,” Verastegui explained.

“I was praying to God for an angel to come and rescue this film,” he added. “And what are the odds that from all the studios, the one that picked this movie is called Angel Studios?”

Related: ‘Sound Of Freedom’ Star Jim Caviezel Defies Left To Say ‘Trump Was Selected By God Almighty’

Trump Praises Sound Of Freedom

Trump praised Sound Of Freedom after hosting a screening of the movie last summer.

“I hope you enjoyed it. It’s something I’m not sure if you’re supposed to enjoy or learn —  it’s a combination. But that was a great movie,” Trump said afterwards. “Now I understand why it’s doing so well.”

Addressing the film’s star Jim Caviezel, Trump added, “it was an honor getting to know you.”

“I hope everyone had a fantastic time,” the former president concluded. “It’s an incredible inspiration.”

Watch Trump’s full comments that he made about the film in the video below.

Related: Jim Caviezel Warns Anti-Christian Bias Will Cost ‘Sound Of Freedom’ The Best Picture Oscar

Taylor Swift’s Liberal Politics

While Sound of Freedom has found success as one of the few movies that conservatives can enjoy, the singer Taylor Swift has outed herself as being a radically liberal member of the elite in recent years. Back in 2020, she accused then-President Donald Trump of trying to “blatantly cheat” to win the election.

“Donald Trump’s ineffective leadership gravely worsened the crisis that we are in, and he is now taking advantage of it to subvert and destroy our right to vote and vote safely. Request a ballot early. Vote early,” she said at the time, according to Fox News. “We will vote you out in November.”

The success of Sound Of Freedom just goes to show what kind of movies audiences really want to see right now. Had Swift not shamelessly caved to the radical left with her politics, perhaps her movie would have ended the year on the domestic box office top ten list.

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An Ivy leaguer, proud conservative millennial, history lover, writer, and lifelong New Englander, James specializes in the intersection of culture and politics.

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