Angel Studios’ Sound of Hope: The Story of Possum Trot Surges Past Expectations, Roars Into July 4th Weekend Driven by A+ CinemaScore and Word-of-Mouth

Sound of Hope: The Story of Possum Trot

Based on the Incredible True Story of 22 Families in Possum Trot, TX who Rescued 77 Traumatized Kids from the Foster Care System, "Sound of Hope" Boasts an A+ CinemaScore and is Positioned to Perform in its Opening Full Weekend

Provo, Utah ( July 5, 2024 ) -

Angel Studios — the audience-driven platform and studio empowering filmmakers to crowdfund, create, and distribute films — is announcing its latest release, “Sound of Hope: The Story of Possum Trot,” has over-performed opening-weekend projections. The film, which was approved by the Angel Guild, has earned the #4 spot for its July 4 opening with $3.5M in box office receipts, making it the second largest opening for a film in the young studio’s history, following last year’s blockbuster “Sound of Freedom.”

“Sound of Hope: The Story of Possum Trot” is also one of only 2% of films that achieve the prestigious A+ CinemaScore.

“We are thrilled with how audiences have showed up and responded to ‘Sound of Hope,’  even during a busy holiday weekend,” said Brandon Purdie, EVP and Head of Theatrical Distribution at Angel Studios. “’Sound of Hope’ is more than a movie. This true story of 22 families that changed the course of the lives of 77 vulnerable children has sparked a movement. We are confident that the film will continue to grow and impact audiences, so no child will be without a home.”

“Sound of Hope: The Story of Possum Trot” Audience and Critics Scores

  • CinemaScore: A+
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 81% Critics, 97% 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