Angel Studios’ SOUND OF HOPE: THE STORY OF POSSUM TROT Continues Strong Box Office Performance

Film Shares a Powerful True Story of a Community that Joined Arms and Adopted 77 Vulnerable Kids in their Region.

Provo, UT—July 6, 2024—Updated July 7, 2024

Angel Studios—the audience-driven platform and studio empowering filmmakers to create and distribute films —is announcing its latest release, SOUND OF HOPE: THE STORY OF POSSUM TROT, continues performing strong in the box office. After a strong July 4 open, the film earned an estimated $1,113,775 on July 5, with an estimated two day cume of $4,705,058 

“SOUND OF HOPE: THE STORY OF POSSUM TROT is an incredible true story that shows that everyone has the power to transform a critical issue facing our communities. Our Angel Guild was deeply moved by the story,” said Brandon Purdie, EVP and Head of Theatrical Distribution at Angel Studios.

For kids that age out of the foster-care system, their future is dire. Statistics show that: 

  • 80% of prison inmates grew up in foster care

  • 80% of kids entering foster care have notable mental health needs

  • 91% of gang members have been in the foster care system

  • 70% of foster youth will be on government assistance within 4 years of aging out

  • 20% of foster youth who age out of the system will lack a home when they turn 18

  • 50% of foster youth develop substance abuse by the age of 24

  • Up to 90% of US trafficking victims were involved in the child welfare system. ***

Purdie continues, “Last July 4, SOUND OF FREEDOM brought issues of trafficking to the attention of millions. Statistics show that a staggering percentage of children from foster care become targets for trafficking. We believe this film will continue to over-perform in the box office and launch a movement that fights for kids.” 


  • 07/04 - $3,591.283

  • 07/05 - $1,113,775

  • ESTIMATED CUME - $4,705,058

  • Location count: 2,200

SOUND OF HOPE: THE STORY OF POSSUM TROT: Audience and Critics Scores *

  • CinemaScore:  A+ 

  • Rotten Tomatoes:  79% Critics, 98% Audience.

Film Synopsis: The fight for kids begins now. Inspired by the powerful true story, Sound of Hope: The Story of Possum Trot, follows Donna and Reverend Martin as they ignite a fire in the hearts of their rural church to embrace kids in the foster system that nobody else would take. By doing the impossible–adopting 77 children–this East Texas community proved that, with real, determined love, the battle for America’s most vulnerable can be won.


About Angel Studios:  Angel Studios is a values-based distribution company for stories that amplify light to mainstream audiences. Through the Angel Guild, over 330,000 members choose which film and television projects the studio will market and distribute. 104,000 Angel Guild members in 155 countries have invested nearly $80M in projects distributed by the studio to date. Angel Studios is behind the global box office hit, SOUND OF FREEDOM, which has earned $250 million in theatrical box office. Learn more at

* Scores as of 9:00am ET on July 6, 2024

*** Foster Care Report, from the Department of Health and Human Services

SOUND OF HOPE Media Kit available HERE